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By definition, a crop circle is a large--by that we mean stretching for hundreds of meters, if not kilometers--pattern created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat, barley, rye or rapeseed. The unusual thing about these formations is that they are sometimes hundreds of feet in radius or diameter. They tend to mysteriously appear in symmetrical patterns that did not exist the previous day.
Another intriguing fact about crop circles is that they are made by bending each single strand of the crop at an exact 90 degree angle so that an aerial view is the best way to see them! Perhaps they're meant as a signal for someone above!
The exact origins of such formations is unknown. However, the earliest writings about the them are from as far back as 1678. These writings often depicted a strange, devil-like creature cutting out a pattern in the crop with a scythe. A farmer discovered it had appeared overnight and his crop had been harvested in a unique manner. This included circles of exactness, which no human could have accomplished in the darkness of the night or even otherwise!
Since the 20th century, the number of crop circles has increased rapidly. Between 26 countries, over 10,000 crop circles have been reported in the last one-third of the 20th century alone! 90% of these were found in England.
However, there’s reason to believe that other countries may have just kept their crop circles a secret. Several of these formations appear in areas that are positioned near ancient monuments, such as Stonehenge in Scotland.
While some crop circles have been acknowledged as the work of pranksters, some believe that others are definitely the work of an extraterrestrial--or supernatural form--given that they have appeared extremely quickly, and on massive scales!
-Pictures courtesy Thinkstock-
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