Watch Video Taken of Circular Weed Patterns in Witness’s Front Yard:
Description: Hello: I am a college student living in Austin TX. Last night we had one of the loudest thunderstorms over our house and lightning struck a tree in our backyard. This morning when I walked into the front yard all of the unkept weeds were folded over in a very precise manner. Upon examining the nodes on their stems I observed what I believe to be node bending and elongation, as well as expulsion cavities in plants that are normally too brittle to bend in this manner. Attached are the first pictures I took today.
I am frantically ravaging the internet for more information, but it would be nice to speak with someone of a higher authority. Let me know if you need any more details.
Note: The circular pattern observed in the weeds could be due to the thunderstorm. Perhaps puddles of rain depressed the weeds? Also lightning struck a nearby tree. Lightning strikes have been known to produce strange patterns in soil and vegetation.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.