|The 'endless knot' symbol is a complex loop of lines and circles used by Buddhists to illustrate their perceptions of reality. It appeared at Cheesefoot Head, Winchester near the A272. 13 August 2012.|
Intricate crop circles of Buddhist symbol for infiThe Daily Mail
This is the latest intricate crop circle to appear overnight in a British wheat field.
The mysterious pattern resembles the ancient Tibetan Buddhist symbol of an 'endless knot' - a complex loop of lines and circles used to illustrate the eternal flow of time.
The symbol has many meanings but because it has no beginning and no end many people who follow the religion say it represents the wisdom of Buddha.
Amateur pilot Matthew Williams snapped the pattern near Cheesefoot Head, Hampshire. He said: 'I'm a bit of a sceptic, but this is such an intricate design, I don't know who could make such a thing.
'To me, there's such peace and calm emanating from this formation. The tangled mass of twists and turns release some great energy when you realise it is an unbroken line.'
By walking from any one point in this huge formation, it is possible to walk all the way around, covering every inch of carved-out path and return to the start.
Crop circles have been appearing in fields throughout the summer. Some believe they are signs left by aliens, but others think they are made by vandals and pranksters.