A crop circle expert from Norway has visited Gloucestershire following reports of a fresh crop circle in the Forest of Dean. Nils Kenneth Fordal was on holiday in Wiltshire when he received a text message about a new crop circle at Woolaston, near Lydney.
"It was spotted from the train," said Nils, who received the text on 19th July, 2010. "We looked on the map and found Woolaston between two train stations, so we drove to Chepstow and took the train to Lydney (and back again) to locate the crop circle."
Nils, who runs discovercropcircles.com, said it's hard to say how crop circles are created as they have no evidence. "We know that there are man-made crop circles every year - made with planks and ropes - but what if they all aren't?" he added.
Along with fellow enthusiast Dorthe Elisabeth Wennerfeldt, Nils has stayed in Devizes, Wiltshire, for a few weeks every summer since 2006. "We are photographing the formations and enjoying this fantastic art, because who ever makes them - it is still art!"
Compared with the many other formations Nils has seen and studied, he said this one "is a nice crop circle" and that it's "quite special because it is the first time we have been into a formation so close to the water."
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