Field Report on Brimslade
CGI members with
identity badges approached the farmer on the evening of the 19th
although the original discovery was evidently the 16th April.
Happily, a good rapport was established with the farmer paving way
perhaps for possible future events on his land. At this time he was not
keen for people to visit his land but we were grateful to him for
allowing access to investigate and photograph this event. He was
interested in a possible CGI collaboration between himself and with the
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Society and was happy to take our CGI
First impressions of
this formation were positive and gave us a good feeling. Tramlines and
indeed inside the formation itself showed no obvious signs of foot tread
or other repetitive features. The overall appearance of this formation
was consistent throughout and equal in quality to many other CCs widely
regarded of mysterious origin. Despite the relatively small size of the
event, the ground lay appeared precise. The main feature was mainly in
the long ‘pathways’ ; the over/under laying of the canola crop, which is
inherently course was observed throughout the formation. Isolated canola
stalks were noted in otherwise laid down crop. The crop was not tightly
pressed down. Both fractured, pushed down and stalks curved unnaturally
at ground level were observed side by side throughout.
In conclusion…a sense of
harmony surrounding the whole visit experience prevailed in a small and
relatively unremarkable event. Visiting canola fields is never entirely
pleasant as the pollen gets just about everywhere, something to be
avoided especially if one has respiratory problems.
A beautiful way to start
the season I think.
Paul Jacobs for