A stunning formation in a field near Hackpen Hill, Broad Hinton, has excited crop circle experts.

The image that appeared on Sunday is being described as a V Cube 6, a latterday successor to 80s puzzle, the Rubik’s Cube.

Dr Horace R Drew, also known as Red Collie, has written on the Crop Circle Connector website: “We cannot physically manip-ulate the V Cube 6 shown in crops, as we would for a normal cube, to solve any kind of ‘puzzle’. Yet the crop artist has clearly presented us with a puzzle of some kind.” Dr Drew says the clue may be in the numerous “square root of two” triangles which surround the squares and could be connected to the Mayan calendar. His hypothesis can be read online at www.cropcircleconnector.com Despite the weather, the 2012 season is a vintage one for crop formations.

Some 20 have been reported in August, many of them in the ‘golden triangle’ between Devizes, Marlborough and Pewsey. Other locations have included Milk Hill, near Stanton St Bernard; and Devil’s Den, near Fyfield.