pesco at June 21st, 2014 09:57 — #1
jim_r at June 21st, 2014 10:38 — #2
I wonder if someone is compensating the farmer? It looks like they trampled half the crop.
jwbaker at June 21st, 2014 11:13 — #3
It appears to be more of a dirt circle.
goodwillhart at June 21st, 2014 11:22 — #4
Some of the people who make these (I know some) do pay the farmers. Others don't. The real funny thing is the UFO people who claim it's done by aliens because the artists can't own up to it publicly because they might be prosecuted for vandalism. On the other hand, sometimes the farmers are paid for the crops and to tell a story about lights over the field or some other extraterrestrial story, for extra giggles.
catgrin at June 21st, 2014 11:47 — #5
Now wouldn't everyone be pleased if it was the result of master crop circle maker Francesco Grassi and colleagues (who are extraterrestrials), doing it the easy way and using a beam weapon?
nixiebunny at June 21st, 2014 12:39 — #6
This is definitely proof of something.
theirfeldspars at June 21st, 2014 16:04 — #7
Some of these things aren't circular. Let's call them "crop marks."
matt_evans at June 21st, 2014 18:02 — #8
Why don't the aliens just put one of these down on the White House lawn? That would do it for me.
newliminted at June 21st, 2014 18:46 — #9
The crop circle needs to be placed on the property of someone without a lot of credibility...
brainspore at June 21st, 2014 18:51 — #10
I remember back when we used to make those with one of these doohickeys and a wax pencil.
adonai at June 21st, 2014 20:17 — #11
william_holz at June 21st, 2014 20:33 — #12
I wonder if it was these guys?
puffie at June 21st, 2014 20:59 — #13
ooh, engineers! and aliens.
unclemike at June 22nd, 2014 00:51 — #14
I for one welcome our crop-trampling alien overlords.
sdmikev at June 22nd, 2014 02:08 — #15
Yes, the entire English-speaking population that has been using this particular colloquialism for decades should stop and use your idea now.
paolo_attivissi at June 22nd, 2014 04:26 — #16
Hi, I'm one of the Italian circlemakers who did this (also a science journo by day). Yes, the farmer was compensated. Details here in Italian.
theirfeldspars at June 22nd, 2014 11:39 — #17
It's just a suggestion. You can call them whatever you like.
kiptw at June 25th, 2014 10:49 — #18
Aliens? Try Elder Gods!
They weren't stamped down! They were PULLED down — from BELOW!
pesco at June 26th, 2014 09:57 — #19
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