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Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

In this Monday, July 28, 2014 photo visitors walk through a crop circle in a wheat field near Raisting, southern Germany. A balloonist had discovered the crop circle about a week ago. Since then thousands of esoteric fans came to visit the circle whose appearance is unknown. Farmer Christoph Huttner, the owner of the field, says that he is not responsible for the crop circle. (AP Photo/dpa, Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
In this Monday, July 28, 2014 photo visitors walk through a crop circle in a wheat field near Raisting, southern Germany. A balloonist had discovered the crop circle about a week ago. Since then thousands of esoteric fans came to visit the circle whose appearance is unknown. Farmer Christoph Huttner, the owner of the field, says that he is not responsible for the crop circle. (AP Photo/dpa, Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 08:49 am
BERLIN — Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.The ornate design was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online.

Farmer Christoph Huttner, who owns the wheat field near Weilheim, couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday but told the dpa news agency Tuesday he didn't create the circle himself.

He suggests students on summer holiday may have cut the image with a 75-meter diameter (246 feet) into his field.

The news agency says thousands of visitors have come to sing, dance and even swing pendulums in the giant image.

Huttner says he's not yet sure whether he will leave the circle in his field.

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