first crop circle of 2010 pops up

Posted: May 9, 2010 in Uncategorized
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The cuckoo traditionally marks the beginning of spring and right on cue to mark the first day of summer a crop circle has been spotted.

The first to be seen of that seasonal staple it is made up of curious swirls and has been ‘discovered’ in a field of oil seed rape in Wiltshire close to the remains of an Iron Age hill fort.

The crop circle is spotted in a field of oil seed rape overlooking  the historic site of Old Sarum near Salisbury, Wiltshire. The crop circle lies close to the Iron Age hill fort of Old Sarum where Romans, Normans and Saxons have all since left their mark. To the right of the mound lies the outline of where the first Salisbury cathedral stood

Crop CircleThe first English crop circle of 2010 is spotted in a field of oil seed rape near Salisbury. The car in the road at the top gives a sense of how large it is

The county is a popular spot for crop circle sightings and this one was found overlooking the historic site of Old Sarum, near Salisbury, near to where a 150ft dragonfly appeared in a field last year.

The bizarre shapes and designs are predominately found in the counties of South West England. However, they tend to pop up in other regions too and last year a 600ft jellyfish appeared in Oxfordshire – becoming the first jellyfish crop circle in the world.

The crop circle season normally begins in April with them increasing in number to a high point in July and August.

Just how these creations come into being is the subject of heated debate with some arguing they are the work of artists, while others feel they are deliberately created to bring in tourism.

The fact that many appear on ancient ‘ley lines’ leads others to believe they carry a mystical meaning.

Ley lines are supposed straight lines connecting three or more prehistoric or ancient sites which are associated by some with lines of energy and other paranormal phenomena.

However they’re formed though, tourists keep flocking to the circles every year to get a glimpse of the giant patterns.

JellyfishJellyfish out of water: This 600ft crop circle – the first such shape to be seen in the world – appeared in Oxfordshire last year

Crop CircleThis crop circle was found in Wiltshire last year. Just how these creations come into being is the subject of heated debate with some arguing they are deliberately created to bring in tourism

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