Are we not going to go by what reports actually say, preferring to make up our own versions of the testimony?
There are other interesting representations in the report. 1.) That light was seen over the field, in the night, suggesting fire, but the field was apparently not burned. 2.) That the stalks of grain were lain out very neatly; very nearly parallel to each other but tending to form a swirled pattern. Both of these phenomena are familiar from crop circles. 3.) We also have this interesting quote from the report: 'said oats be now in the field and the owner has not the power to fetch them away'. If the oats had been mown in the usual way, why wouldn't the owner have been able to gather them in? Could it be that the supposed 'diabolical' mowing merely flattened the crop against the earth, with the stalks still rooted in the ground? This would presumably make harvesting the field by scythe impossible.
Edited by bison, 31 March 2013 - 03:41 PM.