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Original Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 02:07:55 +0200
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Germany reports crop circles
May 19, 2000 07:32 CST
Germany has reported its first crop circle appearances of the new
year. They both occurred in rapeseed crop fields near the town of
Zierenberg, which lies about 100 miles southwest of Berlin.
The first occurred May 1 and is described as "a dumbbell shape" of two
circles, about 85 feet in length. The circles were of different sizes,
with one of them having a "standing center" surrounded by a curved
The other had a single standing stalk in its center. Witness said they
saw no footprints at the site, and no entry-exit crush marks when the
circle was discovered at about 6 a.m. Sightseers have damaged the
site, and it's not the first to appear in the area, which is known as
Germany's "crop circle hotspot."
The area has discovered such a phenomenon on May 1 since 1998. The
second circle was found on May 9 at Gut Rangen near the town. Resident
Klaus Listmann discovered a single, 33-foot circle in another rapeseed
The International Crop Circle Archive said that "German cerealogist
Wolfgang Ring reported that it was nearly impossible to enter the
field without causing a track by walking through the one-meter high
The crop was described as a "non-walkable jungle, (and) the circle
itself showed no entry tracks. Nor was it connected to any walkable
Staff Writer Sally Suddock
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