Crop circles in Germany were discovered by a balloonist last week and the news has quickly spread online. Christoph Huttner, who owns the field, insists he didn’t create the circles himself. The Bavarian farm renews a new mystery as thousands travel to the field to explore the ornate design.
Huttner believes students on summer break may have created the 246-foot image in his field by flattening the wheat crop. However, that didn’t stop thousands of visitors to come sing, dance and even swing pendulums in the giant image. Huttner says he’s not yet sure whether he will leave the circles in his field.
While crop circles in Germany have been part of supernatural lore since the 1970s, scientists say they are often made by man. UFO enthusiasts say that the extraterrestrials have arrived by giving signs in the field. Some of them believe there’s no way humans could have created the work of art.
“This is a technology which we haven’t mastered yet,” one visitor told The Local. “They want to show us - we are here, we love you.”
On July 14, a 400-foot crop circle appeared overnight in Dorset, England. A Russian sunflower field was the next site of crop circle, which appeared on July 17. Theories about the origins of crop circles have ranged from aliens, hedgehogs, unusual wind patterns, and invisible energy fields since they first appeared in England in the 1970s. Most people believe they are just a hoax.
Crop circles are also referred to as crop formations because they are not always circular in shape. The documented cases have substantially increased over time, and many self-styled experts alleged an alien origin. However, in 1991, two hoaxers, Bower and Chorley, claimed authorship of many circles throughout England, after one of their circles was certified as impossible to be made by a man by a notable circle investigator in front of journalists.
Circles in Europe are not spread randomly across the landscape, but they appear near roads, areas of medium to dense population, and cultural heritage monuments, such as Stonehenge or Avebury, and always in areas of easy access. Archeological remains can cause cropmarks in the fields in the shapes of circles and squares, but they do not appear overnight, and they are always in the same places every year. The scientific consensus is that most or all crop circles are man-made, with a few possible exceptions due to meteorological or other natural phenomena.
These crop circles in Germany are well-formed, but with a common pattern that’s been seen in previous years. There’s no way to prove who made them, but the alien message isn’t quite clear. If aliens made these circles to communicate, they probably are smart enough to write our language.