A 600 foot jelly fish pattern has been found in the middle of a barley field in the outskirts of Kingstone Coombes, Oxfordshire has crop circle enthusiasts and skeptics alike all amped up.
Karen Alexander, a crop circle "expert" (because, of course, not just anyone can become an expert in unexplained phenomenon) has stated on the design ""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 - 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."
Of course it did...
Crop circle theorists believe that these designs, typically found carved into fields, are the result of UFOs during their nocturnal activities... or by mysterious orbs of light, reported to float around these crop fields... or by unusual lightning strikes. These same theorists also acknowledge that these crop designs can be easily created by an artist, but demand that we take the matter serious and stop offering up ludicrous explanations for such special and amazing signals from above (or from another dimension, or strange electrical storms).
No idea as to where I stand on the matter. Things like this have been known to show up all over the world (as well as all throughout history). They have intricate and unusual designs, to be sure. But if a gang of illegal immigrants can mow a checker board pattern into a baseball diamond with just a simple gas powered lawn mower, then perhaps a team of mathematically inclined artists might be able to pull off just such an art project. But for some reason, the idea of someone going to such lengths with no intention of taking credit and doing it seemingly for no other reason than to fuck with the rest of us seems so sociopathic that it is damn near unbelievable.
So for now, how about we just keep the book open on crop circles. Of course it is more likely than not the work of men with nothing better to do than to drive the rest of us nuts, but does it really hurt anyone to at least keep our minds open in case it is in fact the work of aliens? (Or dancing orbs of light or mysterious artistic lightning)