Crop Circle Appears In Indonesian Rice Field

Photo: Indonesian crop circle found January 23rd, 2011

Yesterday, a crop circle was found in . The mysterious geometric pattern appeared in a rice field in Krasakan hamlet in the Sleman disctrict of the Yogyakarta province, and was first reported at 6:00 AM by a local farmer named Tukiman.

The crop formation is approximately 70 meters in diameter and consists of geometric triangles and circles. The design has intrigued some local residents because of its resemblance to the muladhara chakra (the root, or base chakra in the eastern chakra system).

A villager named Basori stated that he had heard a strange noise similar to a helicopter in a rice field near his house on Saturday at 10:30 PM, West Indonesia Time.

“The sound was heard for thirty minutes but at the moment I didn’t think much of it. I thought it was only the sound of a passing helicopter,” said Basori.

Basori’s wife, Ayu Rukini, also heard the sound. “At the time, I and my husband were watching TV. I thought it was an air force helicopter on a training flight,” said Basori’s wife.

A local man, Yudi, claims that he was the first to see the crop circle when passing the rice field on his way to work on Sunday at 5:00 AM, but according to Yudi, he did not hear the helicopter-like sound that Basori and his wife heard.

Some local residents believe the crop circle was created by a UFO.

“The circles were there since yesterday morning. I think they were left by an alien space ship, like one I saw in TV,” said Cahyo Utomo, a Krasakan resident. “It is impossible that this was made by the wind or any animal.”

Since its discovery, hundreds of visitors have come to see the crop circle. A police investigation has also been launched.


Photo: The Jakarta Post/ANN