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Updated Part 1: Chualar, California, 250-Foot-Diameter Barley
Pattern “Real,” Say Field Researchers.
Pattern Was Plowed Under Dec. 31st by Owners, Scott and Debbie Anthony.

© 2014 by Linda Moulton Howe


Chualar (CHOO-lahr), California, is 11 miles southeast of Salinas.


36 degrees 35' 03" N 121 degrees 28'23" W
250 feet in diameter.

Retired Navy Captain Mark Wood has analyzed Google Earth
images of the Chualar, California, field and concludes the diameter
of the December 28, 2013, pattern in the 2 to 3 foot barley is 250 feet.
The difficulty in estimates by people on the ground is that the
land within the large rectangular frame sinks down like a shallow bowl.
From the telephone pole on the south (far right above aerial),
only the southern parts of the pattern could be seen.
Aerial © by 111th Aerial Photography & Video.

Updated January 3, 2014 Chualar, California - On Saturday morning, December 28, 2013, Echelon Security in San Jose, California, was hired by an agency to guard the intricate pattern in the 2 to 3 foot high barley in the Chualar field east of Salinas. This fact was confirmed the afternoon of December 31, 2013, by staff writer Phillip Molnar at the Monterey County Herald. See Websites below.

Echelon Security confirmed for the Monterey County Herald
on the afternoon of December 31, 2013, that the pattern was to be plowed under.
See: Echelon Security, San Jose, California.

The confirmed property owners of the barley field on Chualar Canyon Road are Scott and Debbie Anthony, who told Phillip Molnar, Monterey County Herald, that they do not know how the circle got there while they were on vacation. Molnar told me he interviewed Ben Johnson at Echelon Security in San Jose, California, on December 31, 2013, who confirmed that Echelon security guards were hired by an unnamed agency on Saturday morning, December 28, 2013, to guard the pattern in the field that appeared that day, not on Sunday, December 29, or December 30th, as incorrectly reported by networks and other media.

On Monday morning, December 30, 2013, professional aerial photographer Julie Belanger said she was flying over Chualar enroute to Carmel hired to photograph a Carmel house for architectural planning work. That's when she spotted the strange pattern in the Chualar barley field southeast of Salinas. She told an NBC local news staff writer Elisha Fieldstadt, “The pattern was so unique in the middle of a field. I don't know what it is supposed to be, but it is beautiful.” Julie Belanger took several aerial images below.

One Earthfiles viewer, Paul Jacobs, who studies crop formations in England and elsewhere, has written for the and emailed on December 31st: “No one in the area has made claim to it and the locals had no knowledge of it or its construction. I estimate it would have taken three men working in daylight conditions doing 9-hour shifts for nearly 9 days to complete this pattern. My gut feeling is we have an important event on our hands here.”

The field sinks down in the middle, so from even a standing position at the telephone pole on the south end of the grass pattern, the only parts of the formation that could be seen from ground level are the southern portion of the ring and large rectangle. All the details inside the ring and rectangle, including the Braille bumps in the center, can only be seen from the air.

The telephone pole is at the far right in above aerial, which is southern direction. The single circle
on the ring at the bottom of this aerial is pointing west. The other two circles on the
ring are pointing northeast. Aerials above and below © December 30, 2013
by Julie Belanger of 111th Aerial Photography & Video.

Aerial image © by KSBW George Cilley.

Field researchers Jeff Krause and David Mendez on the morning of December 31, 2013, also talked with another local Chualar resident who told them about four weeks ago, he saw “green lights in a triangular pattern on one large aerial craft” over the narrow valley that runs north to south.


Continued in Part 2. Braille and Morse Code at center of grass pattern.


If any Earthfiles viewer knows more about this strange, intricate pattern in the Chualar, California, barley field, please email: All requests for confidentiality are honored.

More Information:

For further information about the worldwide sand, grass and crop circle phenomenon, please see reports below and dozens more in the Earthfiles Archive by finding and clicking on Archive date and title.

• 12/23/2013 — What Are These Mysterious Patterns?
• 07/27/2013 — Part 2: Beyond Ridgeway 9 Rings - Diatonic Scale in Crop Formations
• 07/26/2013 — Part 1: The Ridgeway Overton 9 Rings - Diatonic Scale and Einsteinian Physics
• 05/31/2013 — First 2013 Crop Pattern: Gray, Tennessee.
• 12/07/2012 — Astronomer Carl Sagan's Letter to U.K.'s MoD About Crop Circles
• 11/07/2012 — Crop Circle Schematic of Photon Wave-Particle Duality?
• 10/30/2012 — Part 2: High Strangeness in 43-Circle-Corn Pattern Near Ancient Mounds of Chillicothe, Ohio
• 10/29/2012 — Updated Part 1: High Strangeness in 43-Circle-Corn Pattern Near Ancient Mounds of Chillicothe, Ohio
• 10/02/2012 — Crop Circle in Tlapanaloya, Tequixquiac, Mexico
• 08/31/2012 — Two 2012 U. K. Crop Formations of High Strangeness
• 05/27/2012 — Updated: Latest Italian Crop Formation - A Saros Eclipse Cycle?
• 09/30/2011 — Part 2: Interviews with Scientists Studying Mysterious, Ancient Stone Circles in Middle East Visible Only from Air
• 09/16/2011 — Part 1: Mysterious, Ancient Stone Circles in Middle East Visible Only from Air
• 08/09/2011 — What A Biophysicist Says About Crop Formations
• 07/06/2011 — Another Pi Crop Pattern in England?
• 06/28/2011 — ASCII Code in Italian Crop Formation
• 05/17/2011 — Reprint Part 2: Yatesbury, England and Madisonville, Tennessee - A Mayan Link?

Dozens more Earthfiles reports about worldwide crop formations in the Earthfiles Archive.


Echelon Security:

"Chualar crop circle: A phenomenon cut short," by Phillip Molnar, December 31, 2013, © 2013 by Monterey County Herald:

"Update: Chualar crop circle to be mowed down, guards say," by Phillip Molnar, December 31, 2013, © 2013 by Monterey County Herald:

Binary Code:

Alexander Light Binary Analysis:

Crop Circles Research Foundation:

U. K. Cropcircle Connector:

Independent Crop Circle Research Assoc. (ICCRA):

English Crop Circles, Current and Archived:

Silent Circle 2012 Crop Circle Reports:

Lucy Pringle:

Andreas Mueller, Germany:  (

American Crop Circles, ICCRA:

“Isaac” and CARET Document:

Canadian Crop Circles, CCCRN:

Dutch Crop Circles, DCCA:

Italian Crop Circles:

Poland Crop Circles:

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