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Meditations on the Crop Circles by Karen Alexander

The Crop Circle at Longwood Warren

New Blog! Karen Alexander shares some of her drawings, analysis and thoughts about the crop circle that appeared at Longwood Warren in Hampshire, in July 2018… Read...

The Crop Circle at Longwood Warren 2018

Its always difficult to keep up with drawing the circles during the season. Some drawings come easily, but some are a much more taxing proposition. Funnily enough, it’s not always the large and complex formations that present a problem, although as you can imagine, the more complex a formation the longer it might take to draw. Sometimes you come across a formation (or two) that you just don’t see geometrically, and it is they that can have you scratching your head for weeks, or sometimes months on end. It’s not always a complexity issue, every geometer has their blind spots, things that don’t come easily to them.  But sometimes, one just has to admit that some crop circles do not have a particular geometrical protocol – some are more like images/drawings rather than geometry. When that is the case, the best you can do is to make the best facsimile you can. Even then, there can be geometric elements to discover, but not a protocol per se. Detail The crop circle that was reported on the 10th of July at Longwood Warren in Hampshire, was both beautiful and intriguing. Its beauty lay not just in its design, but in the flowing-water-like lay of its interior. Its standing elements were few and relatively small compared to the expanse of laid crop in its interior, but when one looked at that interior, in many ways it seemed that that was what the formation was about. Even as we flew over this circle, you were immediately drawn to the frozen movement of that laid interior. Geometric Clues The next thing that caught...

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A circle at Baggwilgraben, nr Bern, Switzerland

The 2018 crop circle season included several formations outside of the UK. Sometimes people forget that the crop circle phenomenon is a worldwide spectacle. There were several international circles of note during 2018, including circles in Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Canada and Russia. I’m hoping to get the time to draw one or two over the winter months (as time allows) and when I do I’ll post them up in mini-blogs like this one… Detail This circle at Baggwilgraben, nr Bern in Switzerland was reported earlier in the year on the 17th of June 2018. It appeared to be in a field of green wheat and looked to measure approx 150-180ft in diameter. It was a stunning whirling design, cookie-cutter crisp with a beautifully swirled centre. There have been several circles of high quality in Switzerland over the years and this one was one of the best. Geometry Like it’s later sibling at Niedrsherli, that would appear later in the year Read More, this formation was also essentially 12-fold in nature. On the drawing board the circle is divided by 24 to create all the points needed to draw the arcs (two points of curvature for each arc). The arcs are centred on the perimeter of the central flattened circle. A wide band is then dawn around the entire design, encompassing and containing the formation. I have often wondered if this containment is rather like a full stop, making each formation an entire statement or treatise. I have even wondered if each crop circle circle itself is like a living being, that the design somehow is alive. That’s...