Here are two formations which appeared in the vicinity
of the Uffington White horse up in Oxfordshire recently
(early-mid-August). Both bear obvious similarities to the best ones last
summer, especially the “Mayan Calendar,” and to the one in the East Field
The Uffington White “Horse” is the oldest chalk hill
figure in England (to my knowledge) -- several thousands of years
old. To my eye it looks more like a dragon, or a cat, but it’s anybody’s
guess. Above the hill figure is the Uffington castle hill fort, which is
probably from the early Iron Age.
The Uffington White “Horse”
The first of the two circles is the I-Ching-like
one, which appeared near the long barrow known as Weyland’s Smithy on the
6th of August. I was quite lucky in that the combine harvester was busy
cutting around the edge of the field when I arrived -- I just made it in
time to film the formation!
The other, larger and newer formation which appeared
closer to the Dragon on august 13th was clearly from the same
source. It is larger, and features a sort of Star of David made of
diamonds in the center.
This formation features a sort of Star of David
Both are beautiful, but I have to say -- at the risk
of being a snooty critic -- they are too “fiddly” for my taste. Although
directly evolved from the classic circles, they look a bit forced and
lack the elegance of the old days. Perhaps I’m just too old and not
keeping up with the ETs.
I must thank Larry Newnam who paid for this
flight. The flight up to Oxfordshire was much farther than I could
afford (over $140!), but he chipped in within the hour after I emailed
him for help in the morning. And along the way I shot some other
formations, which I will be posting soon. Larry has produced the best,
well balanced DVD on the crop circles. Do check out his website: