Overton Hill, wilts | 27th August 2016

Overton Hill, wilts | 27th August 2016

Overton Hill, nr East Kennett, Wiltshire This was to be last circle we recorded from the 2016 season and with it concludes our coverage of the season, which is now at and end. This double ringed circle could just be the last of the 2016 season, measuring approximately 120ft is was placed towards the side of a wheat field on Overton Hill, while many often talk of a grand finale, it is more often the case that the final circles of the season are smaller more simpler designs; the beginning of the season which starts slowly,  like the end, seems to ebb to a conclusion. FYI: This formation features in our 2016 Crop Circle Photo Box-Set and you can see a section of 10 x 15 inch Photo Enlargements from this season here and 20 x 30 inch Photo Enlargements here. Every sale helps us continue our work. Please Help to keep us Flying: If you have enjoyed this site, looking at our pictures and information please consider making a small donation to keep us flying. There are so few of us left regularly recording the circles it’s really important that we continue. And while some now use drones to record the circles, it is important that there are still images taken from aircraft where the best quality camera equipment can be used and images that include the broad vista of the landscape can be taken. This kind of photography is expensive and it gets harder with each passing year to raise the funds we need to continue our work, but if everyone who regularly looked at this website made a small donation we would meet the...
Cooks Plantation, Wilts | 27th August 2016

Cooks Plantation, Wilts | 27th August 2016

Cooks Plantation, nr Beckhampton, Wiltshire This very beautiful crop circle was always bound to court controversy. But this design has a history which stretches back for thousands of years – from the Indus Valley civilisation to the Buddhists. Sometimes used as a fertility symbol, sometimes as a symbol of the world, the entirety of creation, eternity and then as a warder from evil and a simple good-luck symbol. Although known as the swastika the word comes from the sanskrit svastika, meaning a lucky object. Both the symbol, its meaning has been greatly tarnished by its association with Nazism, but as pure symbol rather than political rhetoric, it seems to me to be rather a beautiful and a positive image. The formation measured approximately 120ft in diameter and was in placed in one of only a few wheat fields left standing by the end of August. Incidentally, this was the same field that played host to the 1995 Beckhampton Spiral  – one of our all-time favourite crop circles. It looks like the pattern was designed on an underpinning 5 x 5 square grid, only adding to the major role the number five has played in the formations of the 2016 season. FYI: This formation features in our 2016 Crop Circle Photo Box-Set and you can see a section of 10 x 15 inch Photo Enlargements from this season here and 20 x 30 inch Photo Enlargements here. Every sale helps us continue our work. Please Help to keep us Flying: If you have enjoyed this site, looking at our pictures and information please consider making a small donation to keep us flying. There are so few...
All Cannings, Wilts | 24th August 2016

All Cannings, Wilts | 24th August 2016

Woodway Bridge, All Cannings, Wilts We were taken by surprise when this formation was reported. We had thought the crop circle season was over. So many of the fields are now harvested, so to find one still standing was lucky. This formation measures 130-150ft in diameter and is in very ripe wheat. It’s a double ring which contains thirteen arcs and thirteen small circles placed on those arcs. There is a single satellite circle outside the main perimeter of the formation too. The flattened circle nested in the arcs is particularly beautiful with radial and concentric lays at work. The meaning of this formation remains elusive – some have suggested a code – but this is far from certain. The double use of the number thirteen is interesting. Thirteen is the number of transformation, and is a number seem with regularity in the very best crop circles. If this is the final formation of the season, the integration and emphasis on this number is exciting – what transformations await?! FYI: This formation features in our 2016 Crop Circle Photo Box-Set and you can see a section of 10 x 15 inch Photo Enlargements from this season here and 20 x 30 inch Photo Enlargements here. Every sale helps us continue our work. Please Help to keep us Flying: If you have enjoyed this site, looking at our pictures and information please consider making a small donation to keep us flying. There are so few of us left regularly recording the circles it’s really important that we continue. And while some now use drones to record the circles, it is important that there are still images taken from...
Nursteed Farm, Wilts | 17th August 2016

Nursteed Farm, Wilts | 17th August 2016

Nursteed Farm, nr Devizes, Wiltshire Just when it might be thought the season was over, along comes another circle! The formation was reported on the 17th of August in a field of ripe wheat and measured approximately 200ft in diameter. It is a six-fold formation made from circles and hexagons and there have been many comparisons made between this crop circle and Metatron’s Cube – and there are definite similarities between the two. Metatron’s Cube is a famous mandala of Sacred Geometry, its meanings are many and yet elusive. It marries well with the ‘Flower-of-Life’ as they share a six-fold geometry. FYI: This formation features in our 2016 Crop Circle Photo Box-Set and you can see a section of 10 x 15 inch Photo Enlargements from this season here and 20 x 30 inch Photo Enlargements here. Every sale helps us continue our work. Please Help to keep us Flying: If you have enjoyed this site, looking at our pictures and information please consider making a small donation to keep us flying. There are so few of us left regularly recording the circles it’s really important that we continue. And while some now use drones to record the circles, it is important that there are still images taken from aircraft where the best quality camera equipment can be used and images that include the broad vista of the landscape can be taken. This kind of photography is expensive and it gets harder with each passing year to raise the funds we need to continue our work, but if everyone who regularly looked at this website made a small donation we would meet the funds we need....
Ansty, Wilts | 12th August 2016

Ansty, Wilts | 12th August 2016

Ansty, nr Salisbury, Wiltshire Visiting: This crop circle was to the public and is located at Ansty Farm, access is via the farm shop for £5 which includes a drink. Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm – Sundays & Mondays 10:00am – 4:00pm  – more information at: anstypyo.co.uk. Monies collected are being donated to Air Ambulance & Stars Appeal. We hear this circle has now been harvested. The formation is simply huge, measuring approximately 450ft in diameter and it all but fills the small field in which it appeared. It is a very elaborate design incorporating, leaves, inter-woven circles and much more. The crop is very mature wheat. We flew over this formation several days after its appearance and the design was holding up very well even after a raft of visitors. We flew early in morning and as its often the case in mid-late August there was a striking heat inversion clearly visible in the atmosphere which only added the the ambience of the flight. As you might imagine, this crop circle has courted some pretty intense controversy with opinion split as to its origins. The design bears a striking resemblance to a logo for American company ‘Mothership Glass’ which makes hand blown glass products. On the other hand, the farmer, his staff and neighbours deny all knowledge of the crop circle until the 12th of August when it was reported and deny that they have been paid or given permission for the crop circle to be made. They also deny seeing anyone in the field at all – which is very near the farm buildings. To be clear,...
Etchilhampton Hill, Wilts | 8th August 2016

Etchilhampton Hill, Wilts | 8th August 2016

Etchilhampton Hill, Wiltshire This very pretty formation is close to where the large formation of 2015 was placed. This formation is not as large as the one last year but measures approximately 160-180ft in diameter. At it’s most basic this is a classic ringed circle, but it’s beauty lies in the fantastic floor lay inside the centre circle. Amongst the weaving and myriad of swirls is a unicursal hexagram  – unicursal meaning in a continuous line. We have seen this kind of hexagram at least once before at the end of 2014 at Ackling Dyke in Dorset. In the unicursal hexagram the lines are not equal, nor are its points equidistant, but it will still fit inside a circle with all six points touching the perimeter. There is a particularly fine standing ring of crop at the centre of this formation which centres the entire pattern in the laid crop. This formation features in our Crop Circle Year Book 2016. Every sale helps us continue our work! Please Help to keep us Flying: If you have enjoyed this site, looking at our pictures and information please consider making a small donation to keep us flying. There are so few of us left regularly recording the circles it’s really important that we continue. And while some now use drones to record the circles, it is important that there are still images taken from aircraft where the best quality camera equipment can be used and images that include the broad vista of the landscape can be taken.  This kind of photography is expensive and it gets harder with each passing year to raise the funds...
Bratton Camp, Wilts | 4th August 2016

Bratton Camp, Wilts | 4th August 2016

Bratton Camp & Westbury White Horse, Wiltshire Bratton Camp is a large Iron Age hill fort which sits on the top of Bratton Down at the western edge of the Salisbury Downs. The views from the top of this hill are magnificent and it’s popular with paraglider, walkers and kite flyers. The Westbury White horse sits on the eastern side of the hill and is approximately 400 years old, unlike the many other such horses in the Wiltshire landscape this one has had its original chalk covered with painted concrete to keep its appearance and shape. It is a strikingly beautiful location for crop circles, and there have been several around Bratton Camp in years past, this one lies not directly beneath the White Horse, but to the North of the horse. You can read more about the area here. The circle is a very pretty six-fold flower with unusually shaped petals which are then decorated with parabolic net-like patterns. The centre contains a particularly fine standing ring, complete with off centre swirled crop. FYI: This formation features in our 2016 Crop Circle Photo Box-Set and you can see a section of 10 x 15 inch Photo Enlargements from this season here and 20 x 30 inch Photo Enlargements here. This formation also features in our Crop Circle Calendar 2017 and our Crop Circle Year Book 2016. Every sale helps us continue our work! Please Help to keep us Flying: If you have enjoyed this site, looking at our pictures and information please consider making a small donation to keep us flying. There are so few of us left regularly recording the circles it’s really important that we continue. And...
Matterley Basin, Hants | 25th July 2016

Matterley Basin, Hants | 25th July 2016

Matterley Basin, nr Cheesefoot Head, Winchester, Hampshire The date of the 25th of July is rather approximate as there have been rumours of a formation in this location swirling around for a few weeks with no confirmation. Certainly by the time we flew on the 4th of August the formation looked like it had been there sometime, so a date of the 25th doesn’t feel at all out of the question and in fact it is possible it was there before that date. This formation is not at all far from both the formations at Tichborne and Chilcomb Ranges. This is a rather elegant six-fold formation, based around the hexagram. It measures approximately 180ft in diameter and is in a field of ripe wheat. Six is perhaps the most common, or prolific number used in crop circle designs. It is also the number associated with water – I wonder if this is significant given that it has been shown that the vast majority of crop circles appear over chalk aquifers (underground water)? FYI: This formation features in our 2016 Crop Circle Photo Box-Set and you can see a section of 10 x 15 inch Photo Enlargements from this season here and 20 x 30 inch Photo Enlargements here. This formation also features our Crop Circle Year Book 2016. Every sale helps us continue our work! Please Help to keep us Flying: If you have enjoyed this site, looking at our pictures and information please consider making a small donation to keep us flying. There are so few of us left regularly recording the circles it’s really important that we continue. And while some now use drones to record...
Chilcomb Ranges, Hants | 3rd August 2016

Chilcomb Ranges, Hants | 3rd August 2016

Chilcomb Ranges, nr Winchester, Hampshire This formation is essentially a 10 x 10 square grid, which gives a total of 100 small squares. Each of the small squares has then been divided by two horizontally, which gives a total of 200 triangles – then rather unexpectedly just twenty three of those triangles have been flattened. Twenty-three is a culturally enigmatic number, immortalised in several books and films – such as The Number 23 starring Jim Cary – where he sees the number everywhere! The 23 enigma refers to the belief that most incidents and events are directly connected to the number 23. Cynically, people often see such mysteries as a self fulfilling prophecy or confirmation bias, but this fails to look at the role consciousness and synchronicity play in such cultural phenomena – which is perhaps the most interesting thing about these kinds of urban myth. There is an interesting parallel to be made with elements of the crop circle phenomenon, where similar synchronicities around number abound. We need to think a little more deeply about such events. Mathematically speaking, 23 is a prime number – the ninth prime to be exact. It is also the sum of 5, 7 & 11 – more primes! 2 + 3 = 5 a number we have seen much of during the 2016 season. FYI: This formation features in our 2016 Crop Circle Photo Box-Set and you can see a section of 10 x 15 inch Photo Enlargements from this season here and 20 x 30 inch Photo Enlargements here. This formation also features in our Crop Circle Year Book 2016. Every sale helps us continue our work! Please Help to keep us...