We have seen strange crop circles in many areas throughout the world. Often believed to be created at night by people looking for a thrill in fooling the public in general or by alien flying saucers, these circles have puzzled people for years.
Ice circles are an even less common phenomenon and have puzzled people for generations. They are not caused by UFOs. They are not created by some secretive government experiments designed to create storms to disrupt enemy states. Global cooling and warming have been ruled out by the scientists.
They are actually caused by just the right combination of temperature, barometric pressure and an eddy of current moving slowly in a body of water. Water freezes on the surface of the water and is broken up into small pieces by the current. If the proper flow is just right, the ice forms a spinning circle.
Even the right current may cause several ice circles, each rotating in place. Sometimes they will grow into spectacular wheels of ice. Ice circles are a beautiful and amazing sight to behold. They are also very rare.
George Loegering, a 73-year old hunter came across such a bewildering sight in Fargo, North Dakota. The Fargo-Moorhead INFORUM quoted George as saying “At first I thought, no way! It was surreal. You looked at it and you thought, how did it do that? I’m not sure how long it was there. It had to be quite a long time. If you look at the picture, you can see growth rings on the disk. He estimated the ice circle to be around 55 feet in diameter.
Have you seen such a sight? I, for one, have not. Since this one in Fargo was so large, maybe a spinning saucer hovering above the river at night might just have started it. Who knows?