- Mysterious Circles that appeared on Scott Ave. lawn last
month are the real deal, says Larry Sommerfield.
- They're crop circles created by alien visitors who are
secretly monitoring our planet.
- "Actually, I would call it lawn circles, not crop
circles," notes Sommerfield, who has been monitoring the site since
he saw a photo in the Terrace Standard ("What in the world?"
Page B1 March 17).
- There's been very little change in their appearance,
- He's counted 16 circles of varying sizes. Some are a
few inches in diameter, others are a few feet wide.
- Inside, the grass is still dead, while neighboring blades
on the lawn are growing taller and greener with each passing day.
- "It could only be imitated by leaving a heavy weight
there for several days, and would be seen." says Sommerfield, a retired
tow truck driver and auto body repair man who lives in Thornhill.
- Just weeds are making a come back now that the snow has
- He notes the circles are located on the side of a ditch,
leading down a small embankment.
- "A prankster would have put them in the center of
the lawn where they can be seen," he concludes.
- So, why would alien visitors leave such baffling clues
on someone's lawn?
- "It's simply the aliens way of letting us know they're
around. They want us to know they're there."
- Sommerfield is something of a self-styled expert in the
paranormal. he became interested in alien activity after he realized visitors
from outer space have been monitoring Earth for tens of thousands of years,
a habit that increased once humans began testing and detonating atomic
bombs, ending the Second World war but ushering in the Cold war.
- "Until the atomic bombs went off, they just had
a mild interest," he says. "It's only when we entered the Space
Age they realized we were doing something to be concerned about."
- He claims to have been the target of ongoing alien pranks.
invisible visitors from outer space occasionally steal objects from his
home, only to replace them several days later - but not always in the original
- "Normally, the stuff comes back in about four day's
time," he says, recalling a particular curious incident involving
the unexplained disappearance of a Frank Sinatra 8-Track tape that contained
the blue-eyed crooner's signature ditty, "My way".
- Last year, Sommerfield and a colleague also found something
they believe is Sasquatch scat - droppings they hope to have analyzed by
- So far, they still haven't heard back from any of the
scientists they contacted.
- Meanwhile, Sommerfield says Scott Ave. resident Jean
Thompson shouldn't worry about the curious circles on her lawn.
- "Just leave it. By fall it will grow back."