Wiltshire

'Transit of Venus' crop circle discovered in Wiltshire field

Crop formation in Wiltshire
Image caption Experts say the pattern represents the transit of Venus across the sun

A crop circle formation about 700ft long with a snake-like pattern has appeared in a field in Wiltshire.

Experts said the formation in Milk Hill represents the transit of the planet Venus across the sun, an astronomical event that started last week.

Crop circle researcher Michael Glickman said: "It's wonderful and enigmatic and I'm convinced it is not man-made.

"There are too many of these which are of such great quality for them to be dismissed as made by humans."

Microlight pilot and crop circle enthusiast Matthew Williams, who photographed the formation, disagrees and said he believes it was created by people who have improved their crop-circle-making skills.

He said: "Usually in the season, things develop from basic circles in the beginning to being much more complicated later on.

"I would say this formation is a case of people getting up their skills. There are a lot of people out there who make them.

"It's a peculiar design and I think it's the best out there this year."

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