An aerial image of a crop circle photographed in March 2010 in Wiltshire, England. Credit: Last Refuge/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis A crop circle that appeared a few days ago in rural Indonesia has tens of thousands of people flocking to the site for a glimpse of the mystery.
Many strained to see or photograph the nearly 100-foot diameter pattern featuring circles and triangles. Some people fainted or prayed, considering it a sign from above. The country's National Atomic Energy Agency was even called in to inspect the site, and declared it harmless and free of radiation, much to the relief of those selling souvenirs to the gathering crowds.
So what made the strange pattern?
Some believe that mysterious energy lines or supernatural vortices are to blame; still others attribute them to freak wind patterns.