Whether beings from another planet have ever visited, or will visit in the future - our planet's inhabitants are going to take some serious convincing either way. The aliens will probably have to literally walk up and say "hello" before many people truly believe. Earth people are some strong skeptics, but now with an even better reason.
Aliens did not create the recent mysterious and intricate crop circle that showed up last week in a farmer’s barley field near Salinas, California.
In the latest prank - which has given non-believers more ammo - is the confession of a marketing stunt by Silicon Valley chipmaker company, NVidia. The company's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, confessed to the marketing stunt on Sunday evening at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
"It is true. The NVIDIA marketing team is behind this phenomenon," Huang said as he stood in front of a picture of the manicured field. "What you're looking at here is 310 feet in diameter. It is what people call a crop circle."
It's like, out of this world, it's practically built by aliens," Huang said, referring to the new Tegra K1 graphics chip.
"We've bridged the gap," Huang said, "We've brought mobile computing to the same level as desktop computing."
What was also very strange is that inside that design laid the numbers 1, 9 and 2. It turns out those numbers stood for the 192 cores in the company's new chip they were advertising.
The crop circle was first spotted in the last part of 2013 when Julie Belanger, an aerial photographer, observed the elaborate design in a field two hours south of San Francisco.
"It was beautiful. Quite beautiful," Belanger told NBC affiliate KSBW at the time. "I believe it's possible that aliens exist, but I don't know if they would bother making a crop circle to give us a message."
Posts on Twitter revealed people suspected a stunt, but really nobody would have ever known for sure - after the land owner mowed down this crop circle design not long after it was discovered because it was drawing crowds.
It is a good thing someone came clean.
— jason (@Jason) December 31, 2013
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— NBC News Science (@NBCNewsScience) December 31, 2013
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