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It's crop circle season in Britain again. And the usual bizarre shapes have appeared in farmers' fields, mostly in Wiltshire.

But there's a world first. A crop circle in the shape of a JELLYFISH has appeared in a field in Kingstone Coombes, Oxfordshire.

It is a whopping 600 feet long, from tip to tail - a ninth of a mile. It is three times the size of the average crop circle.

Wiltshire is the world centre of crop circles, and they attract tourists from across the world.

Just last week, a 350 feet yin-yang symbol appeared in a field in Wiltshire.

Many circles appear mysteriously. It is rare that one is seen being created, so if they are created by humans then they do well to evade being spotted whilst also being very good artists who are skilled at making giant works of art in a field.

How a group of people (if that's who it is) manage to create such complex geometric patterns in a field - at night in pitch blackness (and in just one night) - armed with just a plank and a string is something of a mystery.

Sceptics might suggest that someone in Oxfordshire is trying to muscle in on neighbouring Wiltshire's dominance in the crop circle stakes.

Giant jellyfish invades Earth... in the form of a mysterious crop circle

By Daily Mail Reporter (external - login to view)
03rd June 2009
Daily Mail

No one has ever seen a jellyfish like this before --particularly not in the middle of a farmer's field.

The 600ft monster, similar to a giant Portuguese man-of-war, has delighted crop circle watchers by turning up near Kingstone Coombes, Oxfordshire.

Crop circle-expert Karen Alexander said: 'We have seen butterfly and bird patterns in the past, but this is the first jellyfish crop circle in the world. It is absolutely huge, three times the size of most patterns.


Portuguese man-of-straw: The jellyfish crop circle in a barley field in Kingstone Coombes, Oxfordshire, measures 600 ft from tip to tail - approximately a ninth of a mile

'It is absolutely huge - roughly three times the size of most crop patterns and extremely interesting. People have been aghast at the size of it. It is a complete monster.

'We are looking into the meaning of it, but at present it just seems to have appeared out of nowhere.'

Sceptics might suggest that someone in Oxfordshire is trying to muscle in on neighbouring Wiltshire's dominance in the crop circle stakes - from April to the September harvest the mystery patterns are believed to bring millions of pounds in tourism to the western county.


Something fishy: No one knows exactly how the crop pattern was made

The massive jellyfish thoroughly trounces the 350ft Wiltshire yin-yang symbol mysteriously cut last week into a barley field near Devizes, a crop circle hot spot.

The design is not strictly a circle, of course, and is a long way from the simple shapes that appeared in the 1980s and gave rise to the name 'crop circle'.

Some argue that the patterns are the work of artists with access to computers and plenty of volunteers - but crop circle enthusiasts say summer nights are just too short to accomplish such complex work secretly.

READERS' COMMENTS

Aliens don't speak English so they could just drop in and say "hello" symbols would/could be their form of communication. Basic crop circles are easily made with a plank of wood J. Hill, but some of the more complex ones, such as the above, can't be created with the "plank method" in a single night by only a two man team, it's been proven!
- N, USA
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Plainly not of this world!!
- Dr. David Entwistle, England
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Well all you clever people who are certain that it is man made, Tell us how?
Dont give me the old "plank and string" nonesense please.
These circles are always completed, they never seem to have mistakes, they are complex and geometrically accurate. They have to be done in the dark and they have to be completed in one go before dawn.
At least there would have to be a large team of workers, how come that no-one has ever broken the silence?
I am sure the papers would be interested in a solution. indeed it would be worth a whole TV programme.
Not many secrets can be kept by a lot of people.
I could probably make one but certainly not in a few hours in the dark.

- Lou, nottingham
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I figured it out. Giant Alien Jellyfish are responsible for all crop circles and sent a self portrait.

When they show up, lets take them to a pub and to say thanks for all the great art!

- Craig, Miami USA
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Brilliant ! Have you noticed that apart form the tentacles, which are "random", the whole thing is made up of circles or arcs and that each centre of rotation is in an area where the corn is flattened, so there is no trace of where the rope was pivoted about - quite clever !
- John N, Warminster.UK
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I must admit to being highly impressed at the talent, industry & ingenuity of the people(?) concerned.

Much better than thumping someone to death or setting fire to them as fun.

Maybe one of the Universities should offer 'crop circles' as a degree course - unless they already do?????

- Whats the Point?, No longer Great, Britain
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All hail, our jellyfish overlords. You have our unquestioning obedience.

And anyway, jellyfish masters may well be better than any politician at the moment.

- Andy, Oxford

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Last edited by Blackleaf; Jun 3rd, 2009 at 10:56 AM..