1999 Crop Circles

Crop Circles photographed in 1999

Welcome to the 1999 Image Gallery

1999 was a frantically prolific year for the crop circles. The first circle appeared in early April and was followed by a series of magnificent formations going through until harvest in August. In 1999 there was a rare total eclipse of the sun visible from the UK. A circle in the stunning yellow of an oilseed rape (canola) field appeared at Middle Wallop that year illustrating the eclipse in a long chain of circles, overlapping circles and a ringed circle to indicate the totality. Highlights for that year included a huge Menorah ‘candlestick’ at Barbury Castle, the huge classical pictogram in East Field, Alton Barnes, the ‘Cube’ at Allington (the first 3D shape to appear as a crop circle), the much loved nine-fold spinner at Cherhill, the gigantic Roundway ‘Splash’ (which currently holds the record for the largest area of a flattened crop in a crop circle) and the fractal squares at West Kennet. 1999 was also the year we published our first Corp Circle Year Book, sadly out of print its now a collectors item! For this new website we have gone back through our archive, and painstakingly scanned and cleaned up many of our images to share with you for the first time – we hope you enjoy them!

NOTE: Some of the images in this gallery are beautiful landscape scenes. Click on each image to enlarge them and see the whole picture.