An area of standing crops that has been flattened in the form of a circle or more complex pattern. No general cause of crop circles has been identified although various natural and unorthodox explanations have been put forward; many of the circles are known to have been hoaxes.
- A farmer claims to have witnessed the formation of a crop circle in a barley field.
- A crop circle in Ontario this year attracted more than 5,000 people to the site.
- I was taking a group of crop circle enthusiasts from London on a crop circle visit and this was the event I had chosen.
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