Crop Circle Appears in Wheat Field in Rural Washington…Again

Via CBS News:

Residents in rural Wilbur, WA were mostly amused to discover that a crop circle had appeared in a local wheat field. The circle is described as resembling Mickey Mouse or a four leaf clover and covers approximately one acre. This isn’t the first time that it’s happened, either:

Crop circles have been a worldwide phenomenon for decades, and this is not the first one in Lincoln County. Similar circular patterns were left in crops in the Wilbur area in 2010 and in 2008 or 2009, Geib said.

Lynne Brougher, public affairs officer for the Grand Coulee dam, hadn’t heard about the latest crop circles but said the previous one was no cause for alarm.

“It seemed to be highly unusual,” Brougher said. “As I recall from a couple of years ago, there was no good explanation of how they got there.”

Most people believe that crop circles are man-made, perhaps with planks and rope. However, Richard Taylor of the University of Oregon recently suggested that they may be created with modern technology, namely magnetrons and GPS gear.

Read more at CBS News.




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19 Comments on "Crop Circle Appears in Wheat Field in Rural Washington…Again"

  1. Magnetrons? An interesting use for a junk microwave with intact magnetron. That and a small generator on a lawn mower (big wheels) base… DIY crop circles just as good as an “ALIEN!!!” can make. Great project for hackaday.

  2. I’m sorry but crop circles do NOT belong in “Unexplained mysteries”… Although the world’s inability to realize they are man made does.

    • Warner Brown | Aug 3, 2012 at 2:54 am |

      Then, prove it?

    • Liquidself | Aug 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm |

      ” …the world’s” inability? Mate, you ve got to check that ego at the door.

      •  there’s like a million videos of people making them.  They have been public since the late 80’s.  You can hire companies to put your logo in a crop circle. 

        The above article is a testament to human stupidity and the inability to type “How do you make crop circles” into Google

    • Leg Lice | Aug 4, 2012 at 9:57 am |

      If they are man made, then lets see you make one just like it.

  3. Frank Person | Aug 3, 2012 at 12:17 am |

    wonder how much money that cost the farmer?   Quite destructive for amusement purposes.

    • Liquidself | Aug 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm |

       …and yet bank CEO s are never called on the crop circles they make in our economies.  You go after those evil crop circle makers you

    •  I don’t see how this wouldn’t be covered under crop insurance.  Despite what the article says

  4. Monkey See Monkey Do | Aug 3, 2012 at 4:33 am |


  5. Jeffery Tate | Aug 3, 2012 at 9:24 am |


  6. Why do crop circles appear in different parts of the world? 
    Why is pattern of
    circles similar in different parts of the world? 
    Why is pattern of
    circles is not trivial? 
    Why do  crop circles continue to appear even after some guys in UK officially confessed how they make them?

  7. Liquidself | Aug 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm |

    That magnetron statement is interesting.  Frankly it s pretty hard to believe anybody would be doing that – Jaques Vallee’s  ideas seem more plausible that people going around with magnetrons.

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