BUTTE, Neb. (Reuter) -- Authorities in this northern Nebraska town searched Wednesday for the origin of mysterious "crop circles" that appeared in a nearby barley field this week.
"Nothing like this has ever happened around here before," Boyd County Sheriff Duane Pavel said. "People are in awe."
He said a circle about 25 feet in diameter in the barley field was surrounded by a wide swath of barley and then another cleared ring about four feet wide. In all, the design was about 42 feet in diameter.
Pavel said there were no footprints, vehicle tracks or signs indicating the circles in the field were man-made. He said the rings were discovered after he received reports Saturday night from two county residents who claimed they saw mysterious lights in the sky.
Reports have linked other crop circles to unidentified flying objects but the circles have often proven to be the work of pranksters.
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