Two mysterious and elaborate crop circles appear in a week.
August 21, 2013 - The pair are the latest in a long line of patterns to have appeared in the south-west of England this summer.
Two crop circles that have sprung up in the rolling British countryside just 15 miles apart have been described as the "most elaborate" this year .
The pair are the latest in a long line of patterns to have appeared in farmer's fields in the south-west of England this summer.
The area is widely regarded as a hotbed for crop circles - with the most recent offerings appearing just days apart.
One spotted in Monument Hill, near Devizes, Wilts, shows a cube encased in a circle surrounded by a decorated ring.
It is believed to measure around 390 feet in diameter and is first thought to have appeared on August 6.
And just five days later, locals noticed a second, slightly smaller crop circle measuring 60 feet in diameter in a wheat field up the road in Hackpen Hill.
This one depicts a large ring of flattened crops with raised cushion like pattern in the middle.
Aerial images showing the two formations were captured by Lucy Pringle, from Petersfield, Hants, who is a aerial photographer, researcher and world-wide lecturer on the phenomenon.
Lucy said: "The season started very late this year due to the cold winter and spring.
"Suddenly it is all happening just as most overseas visitors have left our shores. Both these circles are the largest and most elaborate so far this summer and contain interesting geometry."Sources and more information:
• 'Elaborate' crop circles appear in British countryside
• The Decline of Crop Circles?
• Star of David Crop Circle Appears in British Wheat Field (VIDEO)
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