I’m not really a big fan of crop circles. Nothing about them really suggests that there’s anything paranormal about them, especially since it’s been proven time and time again that humans with some rope and a wooden board can reproduce them pretty easily. I know there are sometimes trace amounts of radiation or molecular damage to the crops involved, but that doesn’t scream “UFO” to me. I’d like to think that any intelligent life from another planet that has mastered interstellar travel can communicate more effectively than drawing circles in a wheat field. However, they do tend to excite people and stir the imagination. Asia One News reports that a new crop circle formation was found yesterday morning.
INDONESIA – Indonesian Air Force chief Marshall Imam Sufaat on Monday instructed his staff to use a helicopter to take aerial photographs of crop circles discovered on Sunday in Krasakan hamlet, Sleman, with residents alleging them to be traces of a UFO.
“If we examine the photographs, we will possibility see if the patterns were in fact created with powers beyond human knowledge,” Imam said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com, on the sidelines of the Air Force commander meeting in Yogyakarta.
Imam, however, declined to comment further on the geometric pattern.
The crop circles are in a paddy field and resemble a geometric artwork, while the other parts of the field remain untouched.
The patterns were first reported by a farmer, Tukiman, on Sunday at 6 a.m.
The pattern has already drawn hordes of locals and people from outside Yogyakarta, causing traffic jams in the vicinity.
For me, the patterns would have to be amazingly complex before I even considered something in the paranormal realm actually being responsible for them. It’ll be interesting to see what the photographs show.
Update: Fox News now has the story up as well, along with a picture of the crop circle. As I suspected, it doesn’t look any different than any other crop circles we’ve seen up until this point. I’m going to go out on a limb and call this a hoax.