Aug 20-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: August: Aug 20-02
U.P. Crop Circles    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski
Documented near Pelkie    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Cousin Jack

Toivo from Toivola on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 07:14 am:

Cousin Jack was the first to discover this strange occurrence near Pelkie (second photo), and Dan Urbanski independently verified these cosmic round patterns - appearing everywhere across the U.P.!! Makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck!

By Mike B, Pittsburgh, wishin I was still in the Yoop on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 08:15 am:

LMAO...Boy, this is going to be an intersting week while Charlie is away :)

By Bob on Wall Street on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 08:20 am:

Indeed, very mysterious, especially since they seem to disappear without a trace very soon after the first sightings . I have a photograph of one on my wall here that I encountered near Bruce Crossing several years ago. Scientists here in New York City have been pondering it.

By Joan, Ohio on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 08:41 am:

LOVE IT!! We see these down here in Ohio once in a while too...

By Jon on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 08:42 am:

I saw some near Raco too! So not only are they mobile, but there IS something fishy going on at Raco!

By Anonymous on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 08:58 am:


MY BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice pics.

By Lee, Michigan on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 10:05 am:

You can't fool me Toivo! They are Nabisco's new shredded wheat cereal..for giants! There should be a couple a' cows in the picture, can't forget the maito! hee..hee

By Beverly, Mississippi on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 10:45 am:

In Mississippi, we not only see the circles, but we see the rectangles too. Obviously some alien form of geometry.

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 11:44 am:

Here in California, these crop circles even affect the cows -- they sing and talk among themselves when they think no one is looking, but they've been documented on TV with mentions of "happy cows," and cheese. Obviously some sort of devious plot to lull us into a false sense of security. What do you suppose happens when we eat that cheese....????

Toivo, te ehtiä aiemmin Calumet apulainen hymyillä!

By dp, an anonymous Yooper on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 11:46 am:

These round crop circles are soon to be outlawed by the Dept. of Agriculture. This government agency has decided that the cows should have three "square" meals a day! Farmers beware!!!!
Sorry, I couldn't resist : )

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 12:06 pm:

I love it! I always loved seeing these crop circles when I got to the UP. Troll land used rectangles to bail the stuff.

And yes, Candy, those "Happy Cows" are a kick! So droll.

By jack, id on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 12:36 pm:

to me, they look like something left behind by a giant rabbit!

By Cousin Jack on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 02:49 pm:

Thanks Toivo!
And now a one-a anna two-a:

"Signs, signs, everywhere are signs..."
(follow the bouncing hay bale)

Which reminds me, it's time for an upgrade to whatever kind of camera Mr. Urbanski is using.

By Eva in Indiana on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 03:58 pm:

Toivo - Is that your picture? You could be in the movies! :)

By Reformed troll, MI on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 05:04 pm:

Those are some large buck droppings!

By David H. St.Clair Shores MI. on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 05:25 pm:

With all the water up there one wouldn't think you would find Crop Circles.I heard they(Alien's) don't like water.This must be a hoax!Three men could have done this overnight hay?

By Patt - Mid-State- Yopper wanna' be on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 06:20 pm:

Odd those crop circles... Seems whenever they appear so do horses & cows. Could they be a incubator for genetic engineering that MSU has not told us about yet?

By Toad, MI on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 06:38 pm:

Hey what a mess is made of the Golf Course, they even took the pins & flags from the greens.

By hoosieryooper on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 07:07 pm:

Maxi wheats, Lee.

By Jean Mi. on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 08:36 pm:

Toivo is that picture of you? Wow I am sure that we will soon be viewing pictures of you and some lucky young lady going down the isle. Now we know why you stay in the woods, it must be to keep the women from chasing you.

By heehee on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 09:00 pm:

MEL!!! I mean gorgeous hunk of a man you.....ya wanna go boat riding...we could have the wind set bale. I mean sail.

Does the dog wag it's bale...I mean tail? Over hill and bale..I mean dale...

You've got bale. I mean Mail!

By jk on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 09:17 pm:

lookks like dog food i buy in walmart.little tan bales with a filling inside.good job toivo

By rb MN on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 10:58 pm:

LWD, are they signs of an alien culture?
or just a little hay to roll around in?

By Ken from da UP on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 11:02 pm:

We can run but where would we hide? We're surrounded by these things! There were a bunch of them in the field behind my garage couple weeks ago but they're gone now. Did someone or something teleport them away? Or was it a semi-logging truck? Better keep a squirt gun handy, one of those soakers. That wicked witch in OZ probably was one of them, too. Don't you think?

By Jeanne W., Bend Oregon on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 01:03 am:

Boooy dey sure remind me of Tater Tots outstanding in their field. Yus bought me some tonite.

By Linda, Maryland on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 07:32 am:

Hey, ve got dem tings out here in nordern Maryland too? You tink dey spreadin' east to west?

By Mike B, Pittsburgh, wishin I was still in the Yoop on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 10:53 am:

Looks like some pretty crabby weather up there in the Keweenaw this morning. What's the temps like today?

By Toivo from Toivola on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 11:13 am:

According to PastyNET it's 59 degrees. Sorry I'm late getting to the Pasty Cam today. This is only my third day as substitute editor, and my old Nash Rambler wouldn't start. Hmmm - - let's see, we need something about cars on today's Cam.

By Jussi, Up the hill from Houghton on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 11:40 am:

Mike in Pittsburgh
Our current conditions are updated each hour on this site below.

Toivo must be late with today's pic because he was making Kulla Moijakka this morning.

By Candy, CA on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 01:26 pm:

Ei Jussi , hän olla aterioiden aamiainen kaurajauho avulla kermanvärinen, kahvi ja esittää malja avulla voi, eli ehkä eggs. Myöhempi johtua illallinen!

By Ellery, MN lighthouse enthusiaste on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 01:31 pm:

Now "circling" off topic... I had a few nice Pastyfolk respond to my request for info about the 14 mile point light. I finally got an answer from the Keweenaw Film folk regarding its fate. They very politely responded:

"14 Mile Point Lighthouse was burned by vandels in 1985. We puchased the property in the early 90's and have been preserving what is left of the station since then. We have no plans to restore the lighthouse, just preserve what's left of the 50 acre site with 4000 feet of Lake Superior shoreline. It is very remote.
Visiting the site is not recommeded without guidence. thanks for your interest in 14 mile."

While I'm sad to hear the light won't be restored, I'm not able to pick up the tab myself, so I can hardly blame anyone else for not doing so. I thought others on Pastycam might like to know the disposition of the site.

By Curious,Mi on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 01:54 pm:

Where's Toivo? Nothing's happening. Is he gone by way of the crop aliens?

By Mike Mehrman, White Lk., MI. on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 02:02 pm:

Tiovo. Those crop circles are cute. Could I ask a favor from you, could draw me a map to how to get to Lost Lake located at the very tip of the Keweenaw Penisula? I will be up to the Copper Country on Saturday for two weeks of rest and relaxation, fishing. Thanks

By Jussi, still on the hill. on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 04:15 pm:

Candy. Oatmeal with cream and then eggs and toast?

I-KIRJAIN don't aterioida että hyvin kotona aamu. I'm koettaminen jotta katsella minun jyvittää.

Yes, dinner is coming shortly.

By wannabeayooper on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 05:22 pm:

Did they beam you up?????

By Lucy, TX on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 05:32 pm:

Personally, I think we ought to have a brief Finnish lesson as part of each day's postings. Candy, I find your messages interesting, trying to pick out any words I recognize, which are only few and far between, but at least some. I keep thinking I'd like to take classes some day, but never have. Thanks for the added spark to my day!

By mn on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 08:50 pm:

where is swede land

By Sherry, Gulfport MS on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 01:35 am:

On a recent trek driving along the east coast, I even saw them "shrink-wrapped"!

By Candy, in hot CA on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 10:11 am:

Jussi, aterioida hyvä aamiainen ja harvalukuinen illallinen!

By Jussi, On the hill on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 11:16 am:

You're pretty good Candy. Where did you learn the Finn? At Suomi College?

Kirjain ajaa se kohtuullinen päinvastainen. Harvalukuinen aamiainen ja hyvä illallinen.

By Finn-wanna-be Candy, CA on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 04:57 pm:

I picked up a lot from my nextdoor neighbor in Laurium and at Finlandia University (formerly Suomi) when I was Communications Director there, but I have to admit that I cheated here. I don't know nearly enough Finn to make whole sentences, let alone sentences that are grammatically correct! I go to InterTran ( for my translations. It's a hard url to get to; many times it won't let me in because it's just too busy, but it's the best English to Finn spot I've found. I'd love to learn the language, but haven't found a place to do that yet here in California. If you'd like help me with that, please email me! Meantime, I'm still trying to get into InterTran to be able to answer you properly, although it looks as though you prefer the small breakfast and big dinner!

By Jussi, On the hill yet on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 06:18 pm:

You got it Candy. I never was much for a big breakfast. I didn't know you were at the college. I just remember you from the Gazette. I used to watch your son on the High School Bowl. I got a kick out of that. Someone so young blowing the big guys away. No Finn today. I got a Finglish dictionary that's a big help. I don't know how to spell the words, but can generally follow what someone is saying if I hear a Finnish conversation.

By Dan, MI on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 08:34 pm:

Did you know that WI has ban the round hay bales. They are worried that their cows would not get a square meal.

By Candy longing for the CC in CA on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 08:37 pm:

Jussi, kiitoksia ajaksi hyvä puhe jokseenkin Aaron. Hän on ajava kummuta alku ajometsästyksen johtaja ohjelmoida aikaa UW Madison kotona sanomalehtiala nyt kuluva syksyinen. Ja kiitoksia ajaksi muistaa we, kanssa!

Drop me a note!

By Jussi, In the cool CC on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 09:29 pm:

Candy. Here's some more. Enjoy. Real nice here today after the sun came out in the afternoon.

Joten hän on seuraava kotona -nsa aiti's askel. I'm totta kai sinä olet (te) ko kopea -lta hänelle. Te pitäisi olla.

Tehdä ei olla hämmästys tokko I-KIRJAIN ajaa lennättää te huomata entinen.

By Bill, Sherwood Park, AB on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 09:44 pm:

Oh, my goodness! The circles have spread across the border... I've seen them recently here in Alberta, too!!

By lin on Monday, August 26, 2002 - 09:41 pm:

I once saw an alien rolled up in one-a dose. course, you could only see the bottom half of 'im stickin' out. He was wearin' an old pair of jeans an boots. Hey, maybe it wasn't an alien- maybe it was Toivo!

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