Silbury Hill, nr Avebury, Wiltshire
This formation began life as a 50ft double ringed circle in barley and was reported on the 28th of May. However, it was reported on the 4th of June that this formation had been added to (or had mutated) into a new design. The photos below show Stage 2 of the design.
This is the second formation of the 2016 season to have the number 5 central to it’s geometry. There was an early circle at East Kennett (in a field of Oilseed Rape – Canola) on the 6th of May which contained a standing pentagon at its centre.
Five is the number of life and regeneration and is found in the geometry and proportions of all living things. It is also intimately connected to phi, which is found in abundance in the lines of the pentagram, and then by extension to the Fibonacci sequence. The design looks deceptively simple, but is in fact is rather complex to construct – see the Geometry Gallery below – the curves of the ‘star-fish’ in the centre are particularly beautiful as are the overlapping present moons around the perimeter of the formation.
As far as we are aware there is no express permission from the farmer to visit the field.
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.
As mentioned above, this formation looks deceptively simple in design. But when on the drawing board it was devilish-tricky. The folding crescents around the outside of the formation are something we have seen several times in crop circle design and are always graceful and elegant. The inner ‘star-fish’ motif was very pretty and the upper and lower curves are created entirely differently. I am intrigued that the number 5 and its double, 10 have featured prominently in the first few circles of the season.
My drawing of this formation is a work in progress, but you can see the basic outline in the image below and a diagram by researcher Bertold Zugelder of the formation as it originally appeared.
My painting is available to buy – see here for more details.
This crop circle has been harvested