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article imageCrowds flock to new Bavarian crop circle (Video)

By Anne Sewell     Jul 30, 2014 in Odd News
Raisting - A farmer in Raisting, Upper Bavaria, has an interesting problem on his hands. Hot air balloonists discovered a crop circle in one of his fields and he has no idea how it got there. Now the mysterious crop circle is attracting thousands of visitors,
Apparently the circle has a diameter of 75 meters (246 feet) and consists of three rings.
Once the hot air balloonists flew over and discovered the circle, news spread quickly through the Internet of the find. That is when the crowds started coming.
A woman who lives close to the area told Süddeutsche Zeitung, “They sang, danced, played guitar, swung a pendulum and slept in the field.”
Now apparently many of the visitors believe the crop circle was not formed by humans. One of them told the newspaper that this was a technology that humans have not yet mastered, adding, “They want to show us – we are here, we love you.”
Other visitors think it is no coincidence that the crop circle is just a few hundred meters away from the antennas of the former Earth station, a communication station that was used to broadcast the first moon landing live into the living rooms of television viewers in Europe back in 1969, pictured below.
A crop circle in Raisting  Bavaria
A crop circle in Raisting, Bavaria
When asked if he created the crop circle, the farmer, Christop Huttner, said, “This is very difficult [to do] and really well done,” adding, “I don’t know how they managed it. There are no tire tracks, nothing at all.”
Huttner is not sure if he can harvest the wheat next week or if he should let the crop circle stand.
He added that the visitors to the crop circle "are very decent and pull off their shoes before going into the field."
He said the damage to the crop is only a few hundred euro, and the visitors have even set up collection boxes to help replace what he has lost in the incident.
As for the local police, the elaborate design in the field has so far not been an issue and a spokesman said that they have not yet dealt with the case.
A crop circle in Raisting  Bavaria
A crop circle in Raisting, Bavaria
German sources:
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Abendzeitung Muenchen
The Local
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