Reported Crop Circles for the State of Indiana -

Bedford, Lawrence County (September 13, 2008)


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA

The Bedford Times-Mail / Herald Times Online today reported on "about a dozen crop circles and other, stranger shapes created by flattened corn" that were discovered Friday afternoon (September 12) after a rainstorm passed through the area. Although the article refers to the flattened 'circles' as being in "8-foot high corn", the photo that accompanied the article is clearly not of a field of 8-foot high corn stalks. Either the photo isn't of the same field as what is being reported, or the reporter didn't get the crop details right.

The detail in the article quotes the Bedford Police Department dispatcher Mark Duncan as saying that the plants are flattened to the ground "as tight as can be", but that edges of the circles are curved upwards so that the areas are 'shaped like bowls.' Duncan adds that the largest flattened 'circle' is the size of a football field, and that he's hoping to get someone from the National Weather Service to come an examine the circles for weather-related damage.

The ICCRA's Ted Robertson has already visited the site (before 10:00 AM on Saturday Sept. 13), and this reported formation is a "Randomly-downed formation" [RDF] in 4.5-5 foot tall sorghum (not 8 foot tall corn) and is spread out over a couple of adjacent fields. The ICCRA will be examining the site over the next few days to collect more accurate information about this report -- stay tuned; additional photos below... more to follow.

Approximate location of the reported circles in Bedford, Lawrence County, IN along Sandpit Road, just off Mitchell Road as reported by the Times-Mail.


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA


Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA

More photos of the Bedford, Indiana formation from Ted Robertson in the gallery here. Thanks to Ted Robertson for getting over to the site so quickly after the ICCRA received this report!

Original sources: "Traffic stopper: Flat crop makes for an odd sight"; "Crop circles appear in Bedford cornfield, Flattened crop makes for an odd sight", Nicole Brooks, Times-Mail

Crop type: corn (maize)

Source: ICCRA Investigation

Photo: Ted Robertson, ICCRA
 

 


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