Ok... I say it was a microburst that caused it. And the paper sure chose one of the less dramatic looking 'circles' to run as the photo. The dispatcher's description is more accurate than what the photo shows.
BEDFORD — A rare and “pretty” sight was on display for people gathered in a Bedford cornfield last night, said Bedford Police Department dispatcher Mark Duncan.
“It’s the weirdest looking thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” he said of about a dozen circles and other, stranger shapes created by flattened corn. About two acres of 8-foot high corn — hundreds of dollars’ worth — are flattened to the ground “as tight as can be,” with curved ends that make the circles resemble bowls, Duncan said.
“I don’t think it was a person who did this,” he said. The largest circle is at least the length of a football field, he added.
The first call about the strange crop circles, or weather circles as Duncan called them, came in to dispatch Friday afternoon. He believes the crop shapes are weather-related and hopes to call in someone from the weather service to see the cornfield, which is on Sandpit Road just off Mitchell Road. The area got rain, he said, but not severe weather.
“We’ve had lots of traffic problems,” Duncan said about 9 p.m. Friday, with all the curious people stopping to see the flattened corn, which is on a privately owned farm.