Giorgio A. Tsoukalos will be disappointed, but it wasn’t aliens this time, you guys: Police in Etowah County, Alabama have arrested five human people for plowing a pickup truck through a cornfield, in what looks more like a drunken attempt at a crop circle than it does an otherworldly work of corn art. ‘Crop blob’ may become the more accurate, official term in this particular case. What exactly were these crop vandals/artistes aiming for? Check out the brief story and incriminating photo below, originally shared on Coast to Coast AM:
Alabama Cops Bust 'Crop Circle' Makers
Authorities in Alabama managed to pull off what paranormal researchers have been trying to do for decades: capture some crop circle makers. According to a local media report, cops in Etowah County arrested five individuals who were responsible for crafting a rudimentary design in a cornfield located in the community of Ballplay. However, unlike those who fashion the formations using planks of wood and careful planning, this particular cadre of crop circle makers had a decidedly less nuanced technique.
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office says that the group apparently plowed into the field using a pickup truck and then seemingly created the circles in a manner akin to 'doing doughnuts' in a parking lot. "I think they may have actually made the pattern, came out of the field, and then re-entered the field, and made a second trip," Sheriff Jonathon Horton said, observing that "it was a little bit of an adventure for them, it wasn't just a quick thing."
It would seem that was where the ne'er-do-wells slipped up as a security camera from a nearby home caught sight of the group's vehicle which ultimately led to their arrest. In a testament to the often unspoken cost that farmers are forced to absorb when crop circles appear in their fields, police say that the stunt caused a whopping $7,500 worth of damage, which led to the suspects being charged with criminal mischief.
What do you think of this handiwork? Are all crop circles the result of human construction, or do you think they can come from another source? Share with us below!