It is believed that "crop circle" phenomenon originally
occurred in southern England during the mid-1970s. By then
the aliens who supposedly created the patterns in the fields,
as many people speculated, appeared to be illiterate, and
could only come up with simple circles.
Three decades on, those suspected extraterrestrial
beings seem to have made a great progress in their
terrestrial learning, and now they can even write Chinese
in styles by executing beautiful calligraphy.
The deep green pattern shown in the picture resembles a
Chinese character 龍 (dragon), which stands for a mythical
creature considered to be the guardian angel of Chinese nation.
The configuration was noted and photographed on 18 Feb 2009
at Dragon Palace Scenic Zone (龙宫风景区) in Anshun City (安顺市), Guizhou
Province (贵州省) by journalist Qiao Qiming (乔启明) from Xinhua
But if Doug Bower and Dave Chorley contemplate to come forward
claiming their copyright of this crop mural, as they did
in 1991 to the crop murals appeared in the other parts of
the world, and think they can further auction this massive
piece of artwork for hard cash, like what French are going
to do next week with bronze
rabbit and rat head sculptures their great great-fathers
looted from Yuangmingyuan
Garden in Beijing during the Second Opium
War in 1860, they could be sued for copyright infringement,
since the ownership of the graffiti is so self evident:
the figure of Chinese character is formed by broad bean crop
grown in the rapeseed fields.