A photographer spotted the Nazi symbol, about half the size of a handball court, on Sunday during a sightseeing flight, and passed the photos on to police, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.
“We've never had something of this dimension,” Bavarian police investigator Gerhard Karl told the paper. “At the most someone has peed a swastika into the snow.”
The owner of the land in question, Erna Lechner, called the incident a “pigsty” and a “murderous injury” to farmers in the Upper Bavaria region.
The farmer who rents the land from Lechner did not wish to comment.
“The poor man will now be expected to do something, and in the worst case will have to destroy the crop,” she said.
Read the rest at The Local, but don't forget to read the comments (way more entertaining than anything in the article itself, as readers dine out at the expense of both the journalist who wrote the story and the investigators cited in it.)
Just a sampling of the comments:
15:45 August 24, 2010 by Thelonious Monk
can we have a picture of the swastika peed in the snow as well, please?
16:15 August 24, 2010 by Sylvain
And when did handball courts become an official unit of area? Are we talking about outdoor handball, in which case the symbol would be about 20x20 meters, or the Irish version of handball, in which case the symbol would be 6x6 meters.
If you're going to invent new units of measurement, at least be precise!!
I personally would've preferred they use the French commune of Montgibaud as a unit. "The symbol was 0.00002859 Montgibaud."
Or better yet, the surface size of an old LP album would make a good unit. "The symbol was 4305.564 LP Albums in size".
16:33 August 24, 2010 by Thelonious Monk
you have to admit it does look like a handball court
16:37 August 24, 2010 by Bipa
This is obviously just the imprint of alien landing gear folks, so nothing to worry about.
16:55 August 24, 2010 by bohemka
If you Bild it, they will come.
19:02 August 24, 2010 by GreenTea
I mean, just imagine if that crop gets harvested. You could be eating swastika-tainted bread every day and not know it, until the morning when you go goose-stepping into the baker's shop, perform the Hitler salute, and demand pure aryan white rolls, but by then it will be too late.
AND THE WINNER IS:
19:55 August 24, 2010 by MuldoonWelcome Blazing Catfur readers!
Looks like some inglourious basterd has given that goddam Nazi cornfield somethin' that it caint take off...