For the first time in memory, a crop circle has appeared in Indonesia and the locals are claiming that it is evidence of aliens.
The crop circle appeared in a rice paddy near a hamlet named Sleman and measures a diameter of 70 meters.
Local scientists and government officials are baffled at the circle’s appearance. According to locals, a tornado was seen in the area before the discovery, but scientists say that the shape could not be made by such a phenomena.
“I think they were left by an alien space ship, like one I saw on TV,” Krasakan resident Cahyo Utomo told the Jakarta Post on Monday. “It is impossible that this was made by wind or any animal.”
Police have now blocked off the area with yellow tape and villagers have started charging entrance fees as thousands of curious onlookers have flocked to the area. Among those turning out and offering their opinions were officials from Indonesia’s space agency, well-respected astronomers and even nuclear agency officials.
“This particular crop circle is fascinating because of its striking resemblance to the muladhara chakra — one of the basic chakras in Tantric Hinduism,” said another man known as Perdana.
At least some crop circles that have appeared around the world have been proven to be hoaxes, but others have been more inexplicable.
“If this really is the work of a UFO or extraterrestrial beings, it is almost 100 percent certain they would have left some sort of trace behind. It is highly improbable such beings could cover such distances without bringing along some sort of provisions,” The former head of the Bosscha Observatory, Moedji Rharto told Jakarta News.