Here are the best crop circles ever discovered. From a formation that replicates a famous space signal to a crop circle that appeared just metres from Stonehenge, join us as we take a look at 10 crop circles that have left authorities baffled.
10. Ant Crop Circle
This crop circle was found in Hampshire, England on the 17th of July, 1997. It’s of particular note as it’s the first known crop circle to depict an insect – in this case, an ant.
The ant crop circle became so famous that copycat hoaxers have tried replicating the design in various fields around the world but none come close to the intricate and precise nature of the original.
Researcher, Jonah Ohayv, claims to have visited as many as 60 crop formation sites but ranks this one among his favourites.
9. Vitruvian Man Crop Circle
This enormous crop formation appeared on the 7th of August 2009 in Southern Holland. It depicts a modified version of Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. The man in the centre of the image has outstretched arms that span into delicate butterfly wings.
The imprint is incredibly large, measuring 530 metres x 450 metres.
Some analysts believe this crop circle represents a shift in human consciousness. However, they’re baffled as to how this crop circle was created. The sheer scale and dimension of the piece is enormous and considering that it appeared overnight, it’s left many people scratching their heads.
8. Koch Snowflake Crop Circle
This crop circle is considered by many researchers to be one of the finest ever documented.
Discovered on the morning of July 23rd, 1997, this crop formation has such intricate detail that it left farmers in the area stunned.
The formation represents a Koch snowflake, a complex fractal design created by Swedish mathematician Helge von Koch. The centre of the pattern has a large section of flattened wheat. The crop has been compressed in such a way that the image has a three-dimensional aspect to it.
First hand witnesses reported that the floor pattern of the crop looked like water. It had a strange fluidity to it. Individual blades of the crop were layered underneath one another, with each section changing direction to define the six individual arms of the pattern.
Who or what could create such a sophisticated design in such a short period of time?
7. Mothership Crop Circle
This intricate crop circle appeared overnight in August 2016 in a field of wheat in Wiltshire, UK with no evidence of construction.
The stunning design measures 100 metres wide (330 feet), spanning 2 acres and features 20 unique symbols.
It was discovered early Friday morning in what’s known as a crop circle hot spot on the county borders of Wiltshire and Dorset.
Analysts were quick to point out the striking resemblance to the logo of American bong manufacturer Mothership Glass. The central leaf motif and outer emblems have all appeared in some form in the company’s marketing.
Locals said it was one of the most impressive crop formations to have appeared in the region in years.
The owner of the field, Karren Price, said she had never seen anything like it before and insisted she had no idea how the pattern was created. She noted how busy the farm normally is saying: ‘there are people out in the fields around here all the time, working, harvesting and picking, so nobody would have particularly noticed anyone working in the field’.
Hugh Newman, an ancient histories researcher, documented the crop circle with a drone. He said it was one of the most remarkable formations he’d ever seen and while there were similarities to Mothership Glass’ logo, it’s still a spectacular piece of art.
Was this crop formation created by an enamoured Mothership Glass user or was it perpetrated by the company themselves?
6. Firefox Crop Circle
Here’s an example of a non-mysterious, human-made crop circle that was publicly documented for a shameless bit of promotion.
The Firefox crop circle was created by Mozilla video interns in August 2006 in an oat field in Amity, Oregon.
The enormous 67 metre (220 feet) formation was planned in two weeks and executed in just under 24 hours. A team of 12 people stomped out the pattern from 3:30 pm to 2:30 am with some final preparations completed at 11:00 am.
The crop was in rural farmland making the pattern practically invisible on ground but unmissable from the air.
This well documented formation is a great example that crop circles can be made with remarkable speed and precision by just a handful of people.
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