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Russian Crop Circle Is Bad News For Sunflowers

Russians looking for something to take their minds off of current tragic events turned to a farm in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia where last week a crop circle appeared in a large field of sunflowers.

The Moscow Times reports that the crop circle formation appeared on July 17 in this area that is well known for crop circle findings, with over 40 percent of Russia’s crop circle sightings occurring in this region. One was reported a little over a year ago on June 17, 2013, in Timashevesk, Krasnodarm and a number of them appeared in May of 2011 along the M4 highway.

The latest circle is about 40 meters in diameter and appears to be random squares and rectangles. While no aerial view of the circle is currently available, a video taken by someone walking through it was posted on the Russian social media site Vkontakte.

Villagers told a local TV station that a UFO was seen rising from the field shining a 5-meter beam of light. However, the farm’s security camera picked up no UFOs nor any humans either.

The Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper interviewed purported alien hunter Sergei Frolov, who visited the area and gave this report:

Firstly, I saw a whole swarm of insects and lizards in the fields. Secondly, the plants themselves are broken and scattered in different directions, and in real crop circles they bend at the same angle. Furthermore, there are traces of human footprints in several places in the field.

So, another crop circle and possible UFO sighting in an area known for both, but with no aerial view of the circle and some indications of human involvement. It’s interesting that the aerial shots of earlier formations in the Krasnodar region are not as clean cut or geometrically aesthetic as those found in Great Britain or the U.S. Is it a hoax or is Russia just attracting aliens from less artistic galaxies?

A crop circle that appeared in the Krasnodarm region in 2011.

A crop circle that appeared in the Krasnodarm region in 2011.

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