Hunts Down, Nr Wilton, Wiltshire.
Detail & Location: This circle was reported on the 17th of June. It is in a field of green barley and measures approximately 180ft in diameter. See the Google Maps link for precise location.
Crop Circle Reporting and Covid-19: After considerable thought and consultation, we have decided we will not be censoring crop circle locations during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are no current restrictions in place in the UK that call for a blanket ban on visiting the countryside. We consider the reporting of crop circles to be in the spirit of journalism, and censorship to be an anathema to that spirit. Therefore, we will be treating the crop circle community as adults and asking everyone to approach the information carefully and responsibly. This will include not visiting the circles if the farmer has not given explicit permission to do so and should permission be given that they practice social distancing by staying 2 metres away from fellow visitors. It would be our very strong advice that visiting the crop circles on the ground should be kept to an absolute minimum for now. However, because we know that the location of any given circle can be important to researchers and those that record the circles from the air, we will continue to share what we know.
Flying during the Covid-19 Pandemic: As yet, because of the current pandemic, we have not been able to take to the air to record the crop circles as we usually would. We are however, very confident that the restrictions keeping us grounded at present will be lifted before too long and we will be able to cover the rest of the season as usual. In the meantime, we are every pleased to have teamed up with the excellent AEROBO (Art in Flight) and several other photographers who will be helping us collect images and drone footage of the latest crop circles to share on the website.
Visiting: As far as we are aware no permission has been given to visit this crop circle. Please do not visit this circle. Thank you.
History & Connections: This Wilton (near Salisbury), should not be confused with Wilton near Marlborough, which has had many crop circles by its beautiful windmill in years past. This Wilton is close to Salisbury and so lies close to many of Wiltshires ancient sites. Quidhampton in the East and Fovant in the West have also seen circles too. The are a handful of tumuli on a nearby hill to the crop circle, placing it on ancient ground.
Design & Symbolism: The symbolism in the formation has several components. firstly is its use of the quintuplet-type pattern (five dots on a dice face), although the 90 degree symmetry is not equal around the design. Second is the cross in the centre which seems of a Maltese or Templar type. Thirdly, is the large orbiting circle on the outer perimeter of the formation – this is something we have also seen before.
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 and you will need to be aware of and abide by any restrictions in place in the UK in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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It's on the Drawing Board! Check back later for further drawings and analysis.
By Karen Alexander
As part of my exploration of the Burderop Down (Barbury Castle) 2020, I discussed the roles both 12 and 7 played in the formation, in particular I mentioned a curious relationship between a 12-pointed star and a 7-pointed star. There are two 12-pointed stars, one made from 4 x equilateral triangles and a second made from 3 x squares. It's the former I am talking about. There are also two 7-pointed stars one acute (thin), one obtuse (fat) - it is the acute one that concerns us there. Looking at Peter's drawing in the gallery below you will see them applied to this circle, their proportions are very close indeed, barely perceptible. Peter calculated the difference at just 1: 1.026. This same proportion seems to be at work in this formation at Wilton. This is a nice coincidence that may connect the circle at Burderop Down and this one at Wilton.
Hunt's Down, Wilton, Wilts.
By Peter van den Burg
The quintuplet returns. A lead player during the eighties, gradually fading to the background, but increasingly more interesting in the following decades.
The satelites and ring make a Squared circle. The cross patée (a cross with broadening arms) in the centre stands aligned with the square, it is just the alternating colouring that makes it look as if it stands at an angle, giving it a sense of dynamic or circular motion.
The ringed satelite does not stand aligned with the cross but is fixed on the tramlines. A Golden angle lies tangent with the opposite satelite. But its most striking feature is that it is centred on the inner radius of the ring, while the four smaller satelites are on the outer radius. As they usually are.
Its size is related with the central cross by a square.
The width of the rings is related to their size. I mean with that, that the smaller ring is thinner, but would be the same as the bigger one when scaled up to the same size. The width of the bigger ring is determined by the tramlines.
I had some trouble finding size and projection of the ringed satelite. In a discussion with other geometry friends the relation between seven and twelve was discussed ( in relation to the Barbury castle formation initially. Do check the Temporary Temples website). Books have been written about the esotheric aspects, but allso its relation to measuring time is interesting here I think. Twelve months, four phases in each moon, seven days each. it all can be found back in the ring and satelites.
Please also enjoy the diagram below by Bertold Zugelder.