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The world’s first crop cir­cle was dis­cov­ered in Jan­uary of 1966 near the unas­sum­ing Queens­land town of Tully by a star­tled ba­nana farmer.

Ge­orge Ped­ley was driv­ing his trac­tor past Horse­shoe La­goon at Eu­ramo and ini­tially thought the deaf­en­ing hiss­ing noise he could hear was com­ing from a punc­ture in one of his tyres.

Then he looked up and saw a fly­ing saucer rise at great speed and zoom away.

Fur­ther in­spec­tion re­vealed a 9.1m cir­cle of floating reeds fused to­gether as if by the heat and spin­ning clock­wise.

The Royal Aus­tralian Air Force at­tempted to blame the strange phe­nom­e­non on a whirl­wind but the lo­cals were hav­ing none of it and Tully made head­lines around the world.

Tully farmer Al­bert Pen­nisi in the crop cir­cle dis­cov­ered by Ge­orge Ped­ley.

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