|Updated 5th May 2002:
Circles are now starting to appear in Germany. The first
was a small scale simple dumbbell shaped formation in
immature oil seed rape (canola). When it was discovered
on 26th April near Kassle (see photo right) the crop was
already beginning to recover and spring back up.
The second simple formation was also discovered in the
Kassel region of Germany in oil seed rape (canola) on
May 1st. It's similar in design to the formation that
was discovered here in the UK at Soberton in Hampshire
and consists of two rings containing small grapeshot circles.
There have also been reports of circles in the United
States and New Zealand, bringing the total number of circles
reported so far this year to six.