DEVIZES CROP CIRCLE (No 37) 13th SEPTEMBER 2020
WHY WAS IT CREATED WHERE IT
APPEARED? AND WHAT DOES THE DESIGN REPRESENT ?
To understand this latest late
crop formation, placed very close to the Michael Line, some aspects
of the last comment posted here in ‘Addendum to Chirton Bottom crop
circle of the 5th September’ need to be considered
In that comment it was pointed
out that the two Warminster(4) / Cley Hill(20) formations this year
had been very accurately placed to highlight about 45 and 225
degree bearings over 45 kilometres to and from the crop formation
created near Barbury Castle(9) on the 14th June this
year. This was demonstrated not by one bearing from the Barbury CC
to a circle at Warminster but by two in the Warminster area so that
the Circle Makers could show they were flagging the bisect or middle
bearing, 225 degrees. They could also show that the distance from
the Barbury crop formation to the two Warminster circles was not
quite the same but the average distance was 45km, the bearing of the
lines, about 045 degrees from True north
The comments posted about the
Patnay Bridge formation(34), 8th August, a highly
geometric design, also use the bearing, again about 045 degrees,
from the Heytesbury formation (33), 7th August -created
the day before, and distance –half of 45km, to clearly demonstrate
that many crop formations are not randomly placed on the landscape
but that each of these are a part of a design or planned layout. The
use of the same angle 45 degrees and related to distance, 45 and
half of 45km shows this is no coincidence but a design feature,
whoever the Circle Makers might be.
A look on a map shows that these bearings from the Barbury crop
circle to the Warminster / Cley Hill formations go through Devizes,
pretty well the town centre, and on its Latitude and Longitude
coordinates this Roundway crop circle was placed a very short
distance to the west of these bearing lines.
It seems pretty obvious that
the Circle Makers created this late in the year formation (37) where
they did to flag these bearings from the Barbury to the Cley Hill
/Warminster crop formations which they had carefully created, and
located, earlier in the year with great precision.
But is this an
ancient alignment being flagged by the Circle Makers this year ?
This looks very
Looking at these alignments
from Warminster /Cley Hill to Barbury Castle they pass through
central Devizes but seem to pass very close to the
Avebury stone circle complex and ‘close encounters’ by
bearing lines with important ancient sacred sites occur often in the
crop circle landscape geometry as has been demonstrated.
is a massive ancient site, the largest stone circle site in Europe,
why was it constructed exactly in the geographical location chosen
thousands of years ago ?
Firstly, maybe because it is on
the Michael Line, if that is a very ancient general alignment. This
is a line that does not pass through the middle of the Avebury
complex but passes through the site. Glastonbury Tor and
Burrowbridge Mump have both been highlighted this year by crop
formation longitude and latitude lines and the bearing created by
the church ruins on their summits, 62.42 degrees, goes through the
Avebury circle south of the centre but within the earthwork ring.
However, if the M Line was
important, why build this amazing layout of stones and earthworks at
this particular position on the Michael Line? Was it because it
linked to another important alignment? Was that other alignment the
Warminster / Cley Hill bearings to and from Barbury Castle, being
flagged by the positions of crop formations this year?
Looking at the latitude and longitudes of these crop circle sites
the bearings to and throw between Barbury Castle and the Cley Hill /
Warminster crop formation locations pass very close, and right
through the famous Avebury circle. A ‘coincidence’ ? or is this
because Avebury is also on this second ancient alignment being
demonstrated to us this year by the Circle Makers ? If so, how long
is this Warminster / Avebury / Barbury Castle line, does it stop at
Warminster to the south and Barbury Castle to the north or go beyond
these points ?
That will take some further
research to try to establish beyond all reasonable doubt, but some
facts do already stand out and are worthy of consideration-
This Roundway crop circle (37)
is very close to this Warminster / Avebury / Barbury Castle bearings
though the Devizes area and was only created after these bearings
were being researched. Did the Circle Makers know that and add
another late crop circle to reinforce the message about this second
The bearings pass very close to
Bratton Camp, between Devizes and Warminster, passing just to the
south of the Camp and White Horse Car Park, and a formation was
created near there last year (and in a previous year).This 2019
Bratton formation was one of the five in the 500km general alignment
of crop formations from France in 2019, a general alignment flagging
the inter-cardinal bearing of 315 degrees, this time North West.
Based on the positions of the
St Michael church ruins on the top of Burrow Mump and Glastonbury
Tor, both flagged this year by crop formation positions, (2)
and(10), Avebury is on line on what has been called the Michael
Line. That is a clear and provable FACT.
Based on the positions of the
Barbury Castle crop formation (9), Warminster crop circle (4) and
Cley Hill formation (20) the bearings between these formations pass
very close and right through the Avebury site. That is also a clear
and provable FACT (given the formation positions which seem to be
about correct from photographic evidence)
So we have two geometrically
provable bearing lines that direct us to the famous Avebury site
with very ancient origins. Are there any other geometric clues to
Avebury in the positions of any other crop formations recorded this
year ? Yes, maybe many, but here is one to consider –
There was a formation on 7th
July this year at Stanton St Bernard, (No18), Nr Alton Barnes and
just west of Alton Priors, and at 51.3642N and 1.8628W it had
almost exactly the same latitude as this last formation (37) at
Roundway – Latitude 51.3632N. If not a ‘coincidence’ were the Circle
Makers also flagging an important latitude line ? This might be the
case as East Field at Alton Priors is a well known haunt for strange
appearances in the crops it seems. East Field is at the same
latitude, just to the east of where No18 was created.
But what of the longitude of
this Stanton St Bernard crop formation this year (No18), the north /
south line...1.8628W, is that in any way significant ? This might be
The Stanton St Bernard (18) longitude going
north passes many ancient sites in this area, as so well endowed
with these, but passes close to a very significant one...
the biggest man made mound in Europe. Is that a ‘coincidence’ ?
Why was Silbury
Hill built in that particular geographical location thousands of
years ago ?
A location that
might be being flagged by a crop circle this year ?
The longitude of crop circle
(18) at Stanton St Bernard passes just to the west of the huge
mound, going through the car park for visitors to the site, off the
old A4 road, so pretty close. But what is interesting is that the
crop circle draws our attention to this close connection based on
the longitude of the two sites as it is clear from previous evidence
that ‘close encounters’ of bearings with ancient sites can be
longitude of Silbury Hill (about 1.8574W at the centre) seem to be
in anyway significant ? Yes it does...
Going North along the Silbury Hill Longitude line it passes right
next to the Avebury earthwork ring on the west side and through the
site of the Avebury church positioned at that spot. Anyone
interested can quickly verify that by looking at Google Maps or an
Ordinance Survey of the area.
So, the Silbury Hill Longitude line and Avebury circle form a huge
Shen Ring as depicted in Ancient Egyptian art as a sacred symbol of
protection. Both these sites are the largest ancient examples of
their type in Europe. A coincidence ?
Given that we have two other provable alignments also going to
Avebury the chances of a third being just a ‘coincidence’ is pretty
remote. As noted in previous comments and by other researchers
‘Egyptian’ elements in circle designs are quite common particularly
the 5 pointed Egyptian star.
But what about the design of this Roundway
Formation No 37, could that offer some clues as to what the Circle
Makers have been doing ?
Other comments suggest the number 8, but if so
there seem to be two 8s and they are crossed
Why the number 8
The Circle Makers are clearly
using latitudes and longitudes, N S E and W, in their landscape
geometric layout of many crop formations but also the intermediate
directions for bearings, as has been well demonstrated i.e. NE -
045, SE - 135,SW - 225 and NW - 315 degrees with the cardinal
directions that divides the 360 degree compass rose into 8 x 45
degree segments, so they placed their 8 message design next to the
45/225 degree bearing lines from Warminster to Barbury Castle.
This circle divided into 8 is also reflected in
the Celtic calendar with its Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter day
division of the year into 8
We know from ancient sites in
Ireland and elsewhere that some ancient sites were aligned to
sunrise/sunsets not only at the Solstices and Equinoxes but also
half way between, just like the alignment of the pyramid causeways
at Giza in Ancient Egypt and there are plenty of Egyptian 5 pointed
stars in this years’ crop of formations.
The Silbury Hill Longitude line
forming a Shen symbol with the Avebury earthwork ring might be
consider just a coincidence by some people, but they might like to
consider other sites close to that line – Marden Henge( the biggest
in Britain ), Wilford Henge ( even closer), The Hanging Stone at
Woodborough (just next to the line), Beckhampton Penning Circle and
barrows (also just next to the line) and last but not least
THE BARGE INN at Honeystreet as
the site is directly on that Silbury Hill longitude line forming the
Shen with the Avebury Ring. If you walked from the inn to lean on
the gate into the camp site you are almost within spitting distance
of that Longitude, certainly less than a stone’s throw away !
So it looks as
if the Barge Inn may have been a strangely fortuitous place to talk
about crop circles over many years...!
21st September 2020