Tuesday, 26th December 2006 by

Please note that some or all of the objects mentioned in this post are no longer visible on Google Earth or Google Maps.

Aliens have been trying to communicate with us puny humans for years now, usually via the confusing medium of drawing circles in Britain's fields.

But a recent trend shows them branching out into more direct forms of communication with actual words being carved into our crops.

Of course they haven't fully developed a grasp of our primitive languages, as seen in this example of childishly rude crop writing just beside Edinburgh Airport.

What, oh mighty alien lifeforms, are you trying to tell us?