Aerial footage reveals perfect crop circle

Jul 31, 2014

A mysterious crop circle spotted in a wheat field in upper Bavaria has attracted thousands of visitors. The crop circle is formed of three rings and has a diameter of 75 metres. Many visitors to the field believe it is not man-made. Video: Reuters

A mysterious crop circle spotted in a wheat field in upper Bavaria a week ago has attracted thousands of visitors.

The crop circle, in a field in Raisting, is formed of three rings and has a diameter of 75 metres.

Many visitors to the field believe it was not formed by humans.

Hot air balloonists discovered the crop circle last week and word of the creation spread quickly through internet forums.

One individual, who supports the theory that crop circles could be formed by extraterrestrials, said: "Nothing of this earth. I don't mean an UFO or such thing. It is just forces that we have not explored yet, or maybe we have and nothing has been done about it. Or maybe it hasn't been in the media. That is what I believe."

Other visitors said it was no coincidence that the crop circle is only a couple of hundred metres away from the antennas of a former communication station that broadcasted the first moon landing in 1969 to households in Europe.

Christoph Huttner, the farmer who owns the field, told Reuters that he himself does not feel anything special about the mysterious crop formation.

"Some people feel something, especially if they stand in the middle of the crop circle," he said. "For me it's not quite like that. Maybe I am less spiritually inclined. I don't feel anything."

Huttner said he had not created the crop circle, and explained that he thought the task would have been very difficult work to carry out, particularly as it appears to be "almost perfectly" formed.

"I personally think that is made by hand. But yes, it is almost perfectly done. Doing that in one night - not an easy task," he said.

He said that he believed students created the circle.

The farmer added that he praised visitors who took off their shoes before entering his field, and said that a collection box had been put down in order to reimburse him for any damage done.

According to Huttner, the damage to the crops had amounted to few hundred euros.

Crop circles are not rare during this time of the year.

They tend to attract a high number of the curious visitors and plenty of speculation, but are often believed to be made as a prank.


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