By Tim Binnall
The 2021 crop circle season is officially underway in the UK as the first formation the year has been found by researchers. The design was reportedly discovered on Monday in the village of Stanton St Bernard and was presumably created at some point over this past weekend. Embossed into a colorful field of rapeseed, as seen in the fantastic drone video above, the formation is comprised of a series of triangles that form a larger picture that some have likened to an origami pinwheel.
The first formation of the year is usually cause for celebration among crop circle enthusiasts as it marks the start of what will undoubtedly be a series of intriguing designs that will mysteriously appears on farms throughout England as well as Europe and elsewhere around the world over the next few months. As for this particular piece, researchers have already begun attempting to decipher what it might mean with one observer, Dr. Horace R. Drew, postulating that it could be a clock, of sorts, heralding the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials to our solar system.
To that end, he went on to note that the plants "do not show any obvious signs of mechanical crushing. Their yellow flowers remain intact" and, as such, Drew argues that "there is no evidence, at present, to suggest that it might have been man-made. If by some chance it was man-made, then they have certainly done a nice, tidy job, in a field where the farmer would not be friendly!" Skeptics, of course, say that the formation was almost certainly the work of creative humans and not extraterrestrial visitors cruising through the cosmos.