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A crop circle in a French field is attracting visitors

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 14:42:21-04

A crop circle is still attracting curious visitors almost a week after it appeared in a field in northern France.

The round pattern of flattened wheat showing a cross at the center was spotted by a local farmer in Vimy on July 5th and has since brought enthusiasts rushing to the site, some of whom have traveled hundreds of miles.

A retired technology teacher was among a dozen visitors walking in the field Saturday afternoon and had come more than 40 miles to experience standing in a crop circle for the first time.

She said she believed the cross was a reference to the Knights Templar and to the area's turbulent past. It was ravaged by fighting in World War One and Vimy, France contains a Canadian National War memorial.

The farmer who owns the field told local media he had been shocked by the interest in the crop circle, which he said has cost him 2,000 to 3,000 square feet of wheat which was due to be harvested next week.

Some people believe that crop circles are made by aliens.