Crop Circle Season Begins
On June 1, a 300-foot crop circle was found near Barbury Castle, a hotbed for crop circle activity. Though initially appearing somewhat more humble than circles which have come before, analysis of the "ratchet" design has left many experts breathless with the complexity hidden within its angles.
Crop circle followers who find this new pattern vaguely familiar may recall the stunning 1991 triangle pictogram formed in the same location. The pictogram depicted the same ratchet extending from one corner of the triangle.
Mathematicians studying the new formation have made the startling discovery that pi to the tenth decimal point is encoded within the ratchet (3.14159265358), although there is some debate over whether this is "all" the ratchet has to say on pi-related matters. The number 666 also seems to be relevant to this formation.
Other experts also locate a solar system map within the ratchet, possibly pointing toward August 9, 2014.
Reports from the ground indicate that the lay of the formation is quite clean and bears no boot or plank marks. Throughout the formation, barley was observed bent close to the ground but not broken, and the famous "bent node" phenomenon was also observed.
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