Mysterious field patterns
The Mayan Calendar:
Some believed the Mayan calendar foretold of cataclysmic events (such as the world coming to an end) that would occur in 2012.
Wheat and other grains:
The crop circle tourist season is, of course, linked to the harvest season.
The Great Pyramid:
A five-point, three-dimensional pyramid (perhaps a nod to the ley lines connecting Stonehenge to the Great Pyramid?) appeared at Milk Hill in Wiltshire, in 2007.
Modern-day crop circles:
British duo Doug Bower and Dave Chorley—inspired by local UFO legends—created the first modern-day “flying saucer nest” in a wheat field in Wiltshire, England.
Not all crop circles are intentional, designed to lure viewers into believing in the mysterious and the unknown.
Their simpler original circular shape, the field patterns in Wiltshire began to take on more elaborate, complex designs, such as this one of an enormous bird in flight formation.
Crop circle tourism:
The mysterious phenomenon also gave rise to another curious phenomenon—crop circle tourism. Mystical tourists flock from around the world to experience crop circles first-hand.
Still centred on the circle, the field patterns evolved into more complicated geometric designs such as this one spotted at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, in 2005.
Crop circle experts:
The appearance of crop circles quickly gave rise to another kind of crop—self-appointed crop circle experts drawing on “mystical and magical thinking, scientific research.
Skydiving over crop circles:
The best way to view crop circles is from above. More adventuresome tourists take to the skies and dive over them.