About our Photographic Enlargements: Each 10 x 15 inch image is printed on glossy photographic paper and is supplied hand-rolled and posted in a strong cardboard tube or is flat-packed to ensure safe delivery. We have chosen a selection of our favourite crop circles from the 2015 season for you to choose from.
Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire: This crop circle is one of two circles to appear near Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire during 2015 – the other being the eight-fold star at Haselor, near Alcester. It measures approximately 120ft in diameter and is in a field of mature wheat. It was first reported on the 8th of August by a pilot flying from nearby Wellesbourne Airfield and has been reported widely in the local press in that area.
It was not until yesterday (15th of August) that we managed to arrange a flight over the circle. The UK has been subject to some pretty bad weather in the last week with torrential rain and thunderstorms sweeping across the country, but even yesterday the flight was risky as there was a huge amount of cloud cover and not many breaks for the sunshine to come through. It’s a 5 hour round trip drive for us to fly from Wellesbourne Airfield from our home on the south coast, so we were hoping beyond hope that we might get a glimmer of sunshine for our trouble. As you can see from the pictures below, the Gods smiled on us and we got our sunshine.
This formation was quickly named the ‘Dove’ for obvious reasons, and its connection to Christian iconography is equally obvious. The dove has been used as a symbol for the Holy Spirit almost since the inception of Christianity. The Holy Spirit appears as a descending dove during the baptism of Christ and it is used on Holy Communion medals given to young Catholics at their first communion. It is also sometimes impressed upon the communion wafer itself. But as far back as Ancient Egypt birds were associated with the spirit, a bird with the head of a human represented the human spirit freed from the body and was regularly used in funerary paintings and reliefs. You can read more about this formation here.