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Germans Flock to Mysterious Crop Circle

Image: People walk through crop circles shaped into a cornfield
People walk through crop circles shaped into a cornfield near Raisting, southern Germany, on July 28, 2014. According to media reports, a balloonist had discovered the circle some days ago. Since then, hundreds of people came to the field to watch it, however it is unclear who did create the pattern. KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / DPA via AFP - Getty Images

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. KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / EPA

— The Associated Press