Something struck me, when reading this this crop-circle story carried by Reuters. Russian officials are quoted as directly saying that aliens have come to earth, ostensibly to collect soil samples. This is the first time I've ever heard of a major world power coming right out and assuming/admitting an alien presence. This is significant!
Offered by Mike.
Russian Crop Circles Show Aliens Returned
Reuters, Jul 13, 2001
Russian officials said on Friday that strange circles found in a remote southern field showed aliens had returned to collect Earth soil, four years after first dropping by, Itar-Tass news agency reported. The five concentric circles of wheat, flattened in a clockwise direction, were discovered in a field outside Maikop in the Krasnodar region. The ears of the wheat were undamaged. Tass said similar circles had appeared four years ago. "Officials of the region's Emergency Situations Department say this suggests the beings had come back for more soil samples," Tass said. Britain witnessed a spate of so-called crop circles in the late 1990s, most of which were attributed to pranksters