National UFO Reporting Center Case Brief
July 1, 2007
Crop Circle in Wilbur, Washington

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Aerial photo of the formation, with Birchill Road, which runs north and south, in the background. Camera is looking northwest.

Camera is facing southwest. Birchill Road is on the right.

Camera is facing east-southeast.

Camera is facing east-southeast. Birchill Road is in the foreground.

Photo taken from ground. Michael Heit, co-investigator, is inspecting the stalks of grain near the central ring.  Camera is facing north-northeast. Power pylons in the background are on the north side of Washington Highway 174.

Photograph of the circle on the southern-most part of the formation. Camera is looking south.

Peter Davenport, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, is standing on the eastern side of the central ring.  Camera is looking north-northeast. Note power pylons in the background to the north, which are located on the north side of Washington Highway 174.

Mr. Greg Leyva (front seat), pilot, and Mr. Michael Heit (rear seat), pilot and A & P aviation mechanic, preparing for departure from Wilbur, Washington, Airport, to view and photograph the crop formation from the air. The aircraft, which belongs to Mr. Leyva, is a beautifully restored Piper PA-11 with a Continental C90-8 engine. The aircraft dates from the early 1950's.

Piper PA-11 of Mr. Greg Leyva's crop aerial application service sits in the background on the right.

Example of "lodged" grain, caused by wind or precipitation. This patch of lodging is a short distance to the south of the crop formation.