1967 - Willen, Manitoba
This case is the first known of eight events in North America, consisting of multiple circles at single sites. (Several of these are detailed elsewhere on this website.)
It was documented by UFOROM, who sent an investigator to the location to gather details. It does not seem that photographs are available, but a sketch of one of the circles was done. (The others were said to be of the same nature.)
The sketch and written account indicate a circle in "grain" with two directional swirls, and a bare patch at the centre, consisting of a shallow dent in the soil, one foot in diameter. Around this hole was a three-foot (one metre) band of clockwise swirl, and around that a further three-foot band of anti-clockwise. (The hole in the centre is unusual but not unique.)
The story of the circles' discovery goes as follows: Initially, just one circle was discovered, the cause of which was not obvious. The farm owner decided to alert the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) whose officers paid a visit to the farm.
Apparently the officers did take photographs, although these have not surfaced in the public domain.
The RCMP asked that any further discoveries be reported, and so workers on the farm were asked to be on the lookout. Another five were found, one which was close to the farm house.
The RCMP returned to the site, but ultimately could offer no explanation for the circles. All were of the same dimensions as the first, bar one circle exactly half as wide. UFOROM investigated the case subsequent to these events, and extracts from their hand-written notes are shown below, along with a drawing of one the circles, marked "witness' sketch".
Conceptually, the cause of these circles is difficult to imagine. One could suppose that whatever caused them was drawn to a bare patch in the grain, and swirled out a seven-foot circle. Then for some reason a larger circle was swirled atop the first, extending it with a contra-flowing band. However, here we are dealing with six examples, and the same effect was present at each.
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