Updated  Wednesday 24th August 2005

Two circles at Uffington 


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 this July. 

Mayan Calendar

  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:

Peter Sorensen

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