According to some estimates, crop circles appear every week somewhere around the world. The strange circles and patterns appear mysteriously overnight in farmers’ fields, provoking puzzlement, delight, and intrigue for both locals and the news media.
The latest reported case of crop circles in the UK is one of the most enigmatic ones in recent years and has fascinated a number of veteran crop circle researchers who have seen plenty of these in their lifetime and are not easily impressed.
The mysterious crop of around 300 foot figure occupies the area of 2 acres. There are many bizarre symbols displayed in the centre of the circle, which researchers refer to 20 astrological symbols as they line up around the edges of the circle.
The farm where the crop was found appears to be private and the owners claim that this strange phenomenon occurred right after they came back from vacation. The crop circle has a very elaborate design but the strange thing is that the owners of the farm didn’t notice any evidence of human tempering anywhere near the formation and no one reported anything strange in the vicinity before the circle appeared.
Colin Andrews, a prominent investigator, wrote on his Facebook page: “I’ve traveled the world for over thirty years investigating crop circles and have never seen anything quite as impressive.” Since a big area of the family’s property had been destroyed by the formation, they’ve decided to start charging for admission in an effort to restore their loss.
Such mysterious crops have caught attention of many respectable scientists, among who is Richard Taylor -physicist from the University of Oregon who belongs to the group of believers that there is something to these formations.
Back in 2011, in an issue of Physics World, he had a paper published about Crop Circles, where he stated the following: “Crop circle arts are not going to give up their secrets easily. This summer, unknown artists will venture into the countryside close to your homes and carry out their craft, safe in the knowledge that they are continuing the legacy of the most science-oriented art movement in history.”
Today, we can acknowledge and say that there is no doubt that crop circles are a real phenomenon since the evidence behind them is overwhelming, the only question that remains is who creates them?