27 Jan '11, 7am

Indonesian farmers spot mysterious 'crop circle'

Indonesian farmers spot mysterious 'crop circle'

People watch the 70- meter wide crop circle that appeared over the weekend in a rice field in Sleman. -- PHOTO: AP YOGYAKARTA - LOCAL residents were on guard, the Indonesian Air Force used a helicopter to inspect the site and social networks were atwitter after a crop circle was discovered in a rice field in Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The crop circle - a large, geometric pattern often made by flattening crops - was found by a local farmer, Tukiman, on Sunday at 6am. Residents of Rejosari stood guard at the paddy field where the crop circle was discovered, as reported by kompas.com news portal - guarding their ripening rice crops from hordes of visitors who swarmed over the field after reports of circle were made public. A police line has now replaced the farmers. The Indonesian Air Force also dispatched a helicopter to capture images of the crop circle, which measured ...

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