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Gray residents are once again trying to discover the origin of a mysterious crop circle, which appeared in the exact same spot as a similar formation in 2013.
Nearby residents noticed a field just off Old Gray Station Road had been transformed last week.
Drone video from Scott Foy shows the flattened grass formed three large circles intertwined around a smaller dot, which stretch nearly the length of a football field.
Timothy Blumberg, a nearby neighbor, says there are no noticeable tracks from machine or man nearby, but says there have been plenty of interested, and interesting, on-lookers coming by to check it out.
"All kinds of people have been coming and flying their drones overhead and taking measurements," says Blumberg, "and like channeling the Chakra, communing with the higher beings, so it's been interesting to watch unfold."
Blumberg says he is pretty sure the mysterious message is the work of some creative pranksters, but says he won't completely rule out anything yet.
"I will allow some room for the unknown," he says, "but, by and large, it is most likely it is someone, somewhere, just having a good laugh."
The crop circle is located at the same exact spot off Old Gray Station Road that had a similar formation appear in 2013.
More than 2,000 UFO enthusiasts descended on High Desert, California this weekend to attend Contact in the Desert — an annual UFO conference, the Desert Sun reports.
In its third year, the event is one of the largest and the fastest growing conventions of its kind in the U.S. This year, the four-day event attracted more than 2,000 attendees and featured nearly 50 presentations — double the size from last year.
The conference is a haven for alien researchers and conspiracy theorists. Paul Andrews, a Los Angeles event coordinator who co-founded Contact, said he started the conference to create a “safe environment” for discussing evidence of ancient aliens, crop circles, gigantic secret pyramids and an extensive government cover-up of alien evidence. Researchers can share their theories at Contact without anyone “snickering,” he said.
According to Andrews, the location of Contact, the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, is chosen because of its long history of UFO sightings.
“We think the likelihood of someone having a sighting or having an encounter are higher here than anywhere else,” Andrews said.
While some Contact attendees share a common distrust of official government explanations of UFO activity, not all share the same alien theories.
They also try to keep their minds open to the most unconventional theories — such as the belief that the earth is flat.
“Everyone here is a searcher,” said Patrick Hart, 72, an Oregon chiropractor and two-time attendee of Contact.
“‘What is truth? What is the nature of reality? What are we doing here? What is life about?’ Those are the kind of answers I have spent the better part of my life constantly pushing for.”
The strange lights in the sky captured by the Edwards’ CCTV
By Shropshire Star
Stephen and Adele Edwards were today asking for help in figuring out whether they might have captured footage of a UFO flying over their home.
The couple, who live in Nobold, Shrewsbury, have been left puzzled after spotting this pattern of lights on footage from their CCTV over the weekend.
Mr Edwards said: “Our CCTV camera in our garden caught an image of what looks some rather strange lights in the sky.
“I used to be in the RAF and at first I thought that the lights may be from flares, but they are not – I have checked with some friends in the RAF who have confirmed that there was no military activity in Shropshire over the bank holiday weekend.
“The lights seem to be at a distance of approximately half a mile from the back of our property in Nobold and at approx 400 feet altitude, although it is difficult to tell from the image.
“I have checked various applications to see if any aircraft were present in the area at the time and none were. I have also asked West Mercia Police if their police helicopter was operating around this time and they have confirmed that it wasn’t.”
Within 24 hours of each other, circular UFOs ringed with lights were reported hovering over skyscrapers in Houston and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Circular lighted UFOs, skyscrapers, city names beginning with the letters H-O … are there any other connections?
According to a local news report, students attending Hoa Sen University, a private school in Ho Chi Minh City, were walking on May 22, 2015, at about 8:30 pm in the Nguyen Hue Street area near the Bitexco Financial Tower, a 68-story skyscraper that is the tallest building in the city and the 3rd tallest in Vietnam. One took a cell phone picture of the tower and noticed the lighted circular UFO when looking at the photograph later. None of the students recalled seeing the UFO and there were no other reports of sightings.
Closeup of UFO over Bitexco Tower in Vietnam
It’s hard to believe anyone in Houston, let alone anywhere else in Texas, is concerned about anything but rain, storms and flooding, but one woman was checking out the skyline of downtown Houston on May 23rd, 2015 at around 8:44 pm when she saw a circle of lights above a tall building. Dana Clark says she managed to take four pictures of it with her cell phone before it disappeared. She was outside so the lights were not a window reflection. The UFO is circular like the one in Ho Chi Minh City (with a few less lights) and appeared over a skyscraper almost exactly 24 hours later.
UFO over Houston on May 23, 2015
Are these very similar sightings a coincidence or are they related? A comparable UFO was photographed over Houston in August 2014. Houston is just a few miles north of Johnson Space Center and Ellington Field where astronauts practice flying, but none of these objects look like conventional aircraft or NASA spacecrafts … that we know of.
Reports of UFOs in Vietnam were frequent during the Vietnam War. George Filer, a former US Air Force intelligence officer and UFO expert, says there were many sightings back then.
"You’d have an aircraft flying along, doing around 500 knots and a UFO comes alongside and does some barrel rolls around the aircraft and then flies off at three times the speed of one of the fastest jets we have in the Air Force."
Are some of these UFOs still in Ho Chi Minh City? Houston has a sizable Vietnamese population. Is that the connection? Is it related to the Jade Helm 15 military exercises? With all of the bad weather in Houston, could the UFO be monitoring it? Or is it responsible for creating it?