Examination of a
crop circle near the southern border of Berlin in the county Dahme-Spree
(52°25’05.77”N, 13°27’24.69”E). Date of Exam.: May 22nd,
2015 at 4:30 pm. Weather: dry and cloudy with sunshine. Examiner:
Joachim Koch and Heike Rohde.
The crop circle is located right at
the southern town border (borough of Buckow) inside a green rye field
with a height of the plants of about 1 m (Pic No. 1).
The aerial photograph of the Crop
Circle Connector shows the field as seen from east to west (Pic No. 2).
At the time of the examination
there was no one else inside the field, two people were standing and
talking on a way in the distance.
From atop of the small sand hills
on the building site in the west of the field one could overlook the
site very well. If you look closely at the field in the distance you can
see the dart dots of the crop circle. If you don’t know what you are
looking for you easily can miss it (Pic No. 3).
You can reach the formation very
easy along the broad tramlines. We entered it at the middle circle in
the west (Pic No. 4).
The plants already came up again in
parts, others were still on the ground and lay there in different
directions. Especially at the edges they mixed with the standing stems (Pics
In the centre of the circles some
plants were standing, there was no construction hole in the ground.
From this middle circle we turned
left (east) and reached the centre circle (Pic No. 8).
Again the plants laid in a mess.
The diameter of the centre circle was approx. 9.40 m. From the irregular
edges inwards we saw the plants pressed down for approx.70 cm
clockwise, then approx. 70 cm counter clockwise and then again clockwise
with approx. 6.60 m in diameter. Right in the centre again some plants
where standing surrounded by a ring of badly trampled plants on the
ground. There was also no hole and no construction lines. Everywhere you
could see broken stems near the ground (Pics No. 9-13).
Then we went into the middle circle
to the south just to see the same aspect (Pic No. 14).
As something a bit different we
found a circular trace near the edge comparable to the well-known
construction lines (Pic No. 15).
The crop laid clockwise
without a counter-clockwise ring as in the centre circle. The diameter
was approx. 6 m. A look inside the smallest southern circle (approx. 1
m) revealed circular plants with a messy lay around some standing stems
(Pic No. 16).
The crop circle in the whole gave
the impression as if it was made in a great hurry and it might have
taken no longer than half an hour to create this mess. The sand hills at
the building site are ideal for looking out and warning for approaching
people during the construction phase. You can’t see the crop circle from
the way going through the field and that is why nobody has announced its
existence. That must have been so annoying for the creator team that
they finally announced it by themselves and provided the photographs
taken with the drone to the Crop Circle Connector.
Near the end of the one hour
examination two younger men appeared on the scene playing around with a
drone and steered it towards us and the field. We refrained from talking
and paying attention to them and left the field.