Britain Around and Around in Circles

Who -- or what -- is creating those mysterious crop-field rings?

Finally Britain has an issue that cuts across social, economic and political lines: something very odd is going on in the farmlands of southern England. Strange circular depressions, up to 100 ft. in diameter, have appeared in crop fields throughout the area, leaving no clues about how they got there. These puzzling circles -- large sweeping areas neatly flattened in a swirling pattern -- do not exhibit the kind of rough damage caused by harsh weather, animals or humans. Researchers studying the phenomenon have convincingly ruled out man-made hoaxes, yet they differ on how to explain the occurrences. The * search...

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