1The giant vagina-shaped crop circle that mysteriously appeared in Montpellier
2The mysterious sand circles that appeared in Wales
Treanor works at sunrise to create the most beautiful designs and started the circles as a way to keep his children entertained while on holiday. Now he's being commissioned for his art, by everyone from the National Trust to engaged couples (Source 1 | Source 2)
3The huge swastika that appeared in a field in Wiltshire
4The 328ft long Celtic cross which appeared in a forest in Ireland
The cross in the Killea forest in County Donegal caused confusion until an investigation by UTV revealed it was planned by Liam Emmery, a very creative and talented forester. By meticulously planting hundreds of trees over a period of years, Emmery was able to plan out the design which would reveal itself every autumn to those flying overhead. An unusually dry autumn has made it stand out more than usual this year, with its different green hues more prominent.
Unfortunately, Emmery passed away in 2010 — before his creation became known to the public. His wife had forgotten about it until she was approached by UTV and told them, “If he were here, we would have all heard about it because he would have been so proud.” (Source)
5The mysterious grand piano that appeared on a Miami sand bar
Just take a moment and let that sink in. This was a massive object, weighing close to 650 lbs, placed in mushy sand. How did this happen? Local officials were stumped. It must have been a carefully planned stunt, with the piano placed at the highest point of the sandbar so it would stay mostly dry and avoid high tide. Smart thinking. (Source)
6The sheep that appeared branded with smiley faces
The strange image sparked debate on social networking sites after it was first reported on 20 animals in a field in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. After that, there were sightings in five more fields in the UK, including Perthshire in Scotland, and 500 miles south in Exeter, Devon.
The symbol appears to have been painted on both sides of randomly chosen animals at each of the affected farms. More than 100 sheep are thought to have been targeted in total. (Source)
7The mysterious lake that appeared in the middle of Tunisian desert