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Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles. The ornate design, which has a diameter of nearly 250 feet, was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online.

Farmer Christoph Huttner, who owns the wheat field near Weilheim, told the dpa news agency he didn't create the circle himself and suggested students on summer holiday may have cut the image.

Visitors wandering through a field where crop circles have been found near the satellite earth station in Raisting, Germany.
Visitors wandering through a field where crop circles have been found near the satellite earth station in Raisting, Germany.KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / EPA

— The Associated Press