(nr. Sparticles Wood and Dean Lane)
Detail: This circle was reported to us on the 21st of June 2019. This is our first circle in Surrey in 2019. This area has seen several circles in the past few years. The circle is not overly large and measures approximately 125ft in length. The field is barley crop which looks like its now turning from its early emerald green to its later characteristic golden-brown.
Visiting: This crop circle has now been harvested. At the time of writing we have no information about access to this circle. You will need the express permission of the farmer/landowner before visiting. Do not assume permission has been given – ask first!
Location: This circle is close to the A23 & M25 motorways near to Netherne-on-the-Hill in Surrey.
Flight: This was a long flight for us and while the UK has been experiencing heavy rain and flooding over the past week, we did have some hazy and patchy sunshine to work with.
History & Connections: We have had a depiction of an Ant as a crop circle before, way back in 1997(14th July), near Henwood Copse, close to East Meon in Hampshire – see Geometry Gallery Below for images. There was also a circle very near this new circle back in 2016 – an Alien Face in feather headdress at Reigate in Surrey. We could see the radio mast while flying around this latest circle. You can read more about that circle here.
Design & Symbolism: On the face of it, this circle seems to depict an ‘Ant with a ringed circle’. One might reasonably interpret the ringed disc as the sun as the circle seems to have appeared on the Summer Solstice.
The design was interesting; firstly in the way that design of the ant was drawn, using a single unbroken standing line that goes all the way around the components of the body. We have seen a few circles in recent years that have included narrow standing lines in their designs.
As a symbol the Ant is interesting. It begins with the better known traits of ant behaviour, like many insect species they are known for their great teamwork and community, also their strength and agility. Strength in numbers and working together towards a common goal would be a fair interpretation. Perhaps also this is yet another expression of interconnectedness? Just as geometry illustrates the way in which all of creation is connected by a common organising principle (number), ant communities mimic the same principle and organise their lives according to their instinctive principle of interconnectedness. The whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Perhaps this formation might suggest there needs to be more connectedness within our own crop circle community, or even our culture as a whole – working together to address issues such as sickness, poverty and climate change, rather than just looking after our own individual needs?
If the crop circles are designed to activate, provoke and evoke the human psyche, then I guess the real question here is what does this symbol say to you? It’s worth a little of your time to explore.
It will make an interesting design to draw. See the Geometry Gallery below for updates as soon as we have them!
Visiting the Circles? If you are thinking of visiting any crop circles this summer, please read our Visiting the Crop Circles section. It’s full of useful information and etiquette for visiting the countryside and the crop circles. Please remember that you should not enter any fields without the express permission of the farmer.
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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.
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Notes: See in Gallery below for images of the 1997 Ant formation. See also a diagram by Bertold Zugelder. See more of Bertold’s work at: www.cropcirclecenter.com