Crop Circles as seen by Google Earth

Google Earth is now allowing its users to not only just see land and sea, but also crop circles.

Previously, the only way to see crop circles was to get in a plane and fly around and find them. Today's Google Doodle features Google written out in a corn field in crop circle format.

Google is helping people realize Google Earth's crop circle finding capabilities by making it as easy as a click of a mouse.

Crop circles are patterns created by the flattening of crops such as wheat, barley and other types of crops. Their origin is controversial as some people think that crop circles are formed by natural phenomena such as ball lightning and tornadoes. Meanwhile, others think that UFOs and Aliens create crop circles.

Earlier this month, Google also had a rather strange doodle with a UFO hovering over the Google logo (click here to see) that linked to a list of Unexplained Phenomenon.

Here we present 10 of the most impressive crop circles that have been found on Google Earth.

If you wish to have fun finding the circles on a map yourself, type the locations below into Google Earth (which you need to download) or Google Maps, and explore the nearby fields.

1) West Somerton, Norfolk

2) Martham, Norfolk

3) Newbury, Berkshire

4) Off the M1 near Barnsley, Yorkshire

5) West Meon, Hampshire

6) Hexton, Hertfordshire

7) Darfield, South Yorkshire

Broad Hinton, Wiltshire

9) Burwell, Lincolnshire

10) Colchester, Essex

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