Six distinct circles can be seen in this
photo near the Vanderhoof airport
Crop Circles have been discovered again in Vanderhoof, almost three years
to the day they were first found in a ripe oat field just off the airport
runway. This time the circles an unexplained worldwide phenomena variously
said to be the work of trickers, magnetic waves and aliens were discovered
in a field about 5 kilometers from the Vanderhoof airport, or about 100
kilometers west of Prince George.
Brent Miskuski, an owner and pilot of Central Air, spotted the six latest
circles Thursday evening on a flight between Prince George and Vanderhoof.
Miskuski was one of those who discovered the first crop circle formation
three years ago. No paths or tracks were visible into the circles, said
Miskuski, who made several low passes and took pictures from the air on
"It just appeared. It's like they were stamped out just like last time,"
he said. "It's pretty bizarre."
Miskuski has already been in contact with a Crop Circle researcher, Chad
Deetken, who came to Vanderhoof in 1998 to take samples and investigate
the information. The researcher said tests performed on the oat samples in
a U.S. lab later confirmed the Crop Circles were genuine: that is to say
there were cellular changes in the oats not found in known hoaxes.
Crop Circles have created quite a bit of controversy. There is mention of
crop-circle formations back to the 17th century, and thousands have been
recorded in modern times, with the majority found in southern England.
Some have found to be hoaxes, where the grass is broken, trampled, bruised
or crushed. In the unexplained formations, the stems are bent but not