BARK RIVER - A Bark River couple and their son discovered a set of crop circles on their property Thursday. The circles appeared in a cornfield approximately one mile from the couple's home.
According to Sue Jorasz, her son Mark had been out in the field operating a combine when he noticed something unusual.
"He got on top of the combine and took pictures with his cell phone, then called his dad," she explained.
Paul Jorasz poses for a picture in a crop circle found on his family's property Thursday.
Mark's father, John Jorasz, joined him in the field to inspect the circles. According to John, the circles appear in the middle of the corn field, and look to be perfect circles about 100-150 feet wide and 100 yards apart, though he hasn't yet measured.
"I don't know what could do that," said John. "The corn plants are bent at ground level in a counter-clockwise pattern, and it looks like a perfect circle. You almost have to see it to really understand what it looks like."
John points out that there are no stalks partially knocked over, and that any stalk still standing has not been damaged.
"It had to have happened very recently, because the corn plants are still in good shape," he said. "They aren't dried out and haven't turned black or anything."
The corn that has been flattened, however, is a loss for the Jorasz'.
"if this is a prank, someone had a lot of time on their hands, and spent their time out there doing that," he said, adding with a laugh: "It's either Halloween or some little green men, I guess."