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!
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NOTE: Some of the images below are beautiful landscape scenes. Click on each image to enlarge them and see the whole picture.
This will be a fascinating circle to draw, the grid is beautifully rendered and those enigmatic 23 flattened triangles are so curious. Check back for images as I have them.
This crop circle has now been harvested