Yesterday's Myths & Mysteries

Google Maps Anomalies: “Crop Circles”

Whoa.

Either those circles are just from center-pivot irrigation, or the aliens have arrived en masse.

Strange Circles On Google Maps
Image: Google Maps

Actually, these strange circles on Google Maps are exactly that: the result of circle irrigation, a method some farmers use to water crops. You know, by rotating sprinking equipment in a big circle. Better coverage that way, I guess.

The above images are from the Google Maps view of Earth, Texas, by the way, and you can check it out yourself here.

Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. For nearly 10 years, he's managed Stranger Dimensions, providing a unique perspective on all matters involving time travel, parallel universes, and whether or not robots might one day take over the world.

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