It’s a story straight out of the X-Files: A mysterious crop circle has appeared in a wheat field near Wilbur, Wash.
Greg Geib’s family has owned and lived on the farm for more than 100 years and the road the farm is located on is even named after him. But, in that time, Geib says that his family has never seen a crop circle in his family’s fields.
“I was kind of like, hmm, I wonder what this is all about,” Geib told ABC affiliate KXLY.
“My reaction was like, ‘Why me?’” he laughed.
Last week a neighbor called and told the Geibs that there was a mysterious formation in their wheat field — a precisely boundaried circular formation with the wheat lying flat. The field is about 10 miles south of the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric power producer in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Reclamation.
“Our friend was driving down the highway and saw it,” said Cindy. “It happened overnight because my husband was down there the day before and there was nothing there.”
But according to Cindy Geib, Greg’s wife, this is the third crop circle incident to happen in Wilbur.
“I wasn’t horrified or shocked since it has happened before and I had already seen the other ones,” said Cindy.
The origin of the formation is especially puzzling because there were no footprints leading into the field.
Although there are many theories as to how this and other crop circles have formed, Cindy says that she would like to think that the event was a result of extraterrestrial beings.
“When they fly over all the houses, they just put everybody to sleep, and then they go do their job, and then when they leave, they wake everybody up,” she said.
“It just makes us feel special because the aliens chose us,” she said, laughing.
Although she would like to believe it was the work of aliens, she does think it could be the work of a group of less interesting, more terrestrial life forms.
“It is probably the work of some people that just do it as hobby, but that is a lot of work just to get some recognition for something,” she said.
Cindy says that no one has come to investigate the crop circle.
“It’s more of a light-hearted thing,” she said. “Everyone is just kind of having fun with it.”