Mystery spiral discovered near Coventry
By T.K. Randall
September 19, 2014 · 17 comments
The spiral was found in a field at the site of Temple Balsall. Image Credit: Google Earth
A historian came across the pattern on Google Earth while conducting research on the Knights Templar.
The peculiar spiral feature, which is approximately 30m in diamater, appears to be carved in to the ground and is located only half a mile from a field in which an intricate star-shaped crop formation had previously appeared back in 2011.
Researcher Chris McCauley came across the pattern while investigating the Knights Templar who founded the hamlet of Temple Balsall at that location more than 1,000 years ago.
"I was looking at Temple Balsall trying to locate the hall of the Knights Templar," he said. "I was looking at the map and noticed something quite distinctive in the landscape."
Despite a thorough Internet search McCauley was unable to find any other references to the mysterious spiral pattern which appeared to have gone unnoticed until now.
"Since I was unable to find any record of this marking, and the fact that it hasn't even been acknowledged/reported as a crop circle, I can only hope that this maybe a genuine undiscovered archaeological feature," he said.
Source: Coventry Telegraph
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