First US Crop Circle of 2009 near Wilbur, Washington
Crop Circle Found in Rural Washington State
A crop circle was found on 23 July near Wilbur, Washington, the site of a 2007 formation. I’m working on a preliminary diagram based on an aerial view:
The geometry is lovely, ripe with distinct ratios and relationships. Based on the photo alone, for instance, we can see the placement and sizes of the rings are correlated with one another in what appears to be an algorithmic progression.
Also, the flattened circle near the second-largest ring is the same apparent size as the standing crop inside that ring. When a line is drawn through the centre of the ring/circle grouping, it leads to the edge of the field and the beginning of a path reportedly flattened by the farmer in a bid to keep visitors from stomping through the crop.
The significantly mottled appearance of the field is likely due to water table and runoff stains, and may yield additional clues to why the formation appeared here.
For those accustomed to seeing tramlines in photos of UK formations, notice none are apparent in this field. Crop dusting (aerial spraying of fields) is commonly used in the United States.
Additional details and diagram(s) forthcoming.
Special thanks to the Independent Crop Circle Researchers’ Association (iccra.org) and Jeff and Delsey Wilson.