Updated Monday 23rd April 2007


The remarkable “Towers” formation near Weyland Smithy, was not
far from the Uffington Butterfly, and probably appeared on the
same day.

The butterfly-like Moiré pattern next to Uffington Castle hill
fort, appeared on the 8th of July.

The “Wormhole” formation at the edge of Savernake Forest, near
Marlborough, early in July

The Koch & Kyborg formation, in the Alton Barnes South Field (close to my own Math Matrix) in late July.  It was made by the perennial German research team who have been involved in trying to communicate with The Circlemakers for more than a decade by making circles of their own.  Hans Kyborg went off up into the stars himself recently -- he is sadly missed.

The Fool in the East Field, in the latter third of July.  It’s The Fool from the Tarot cards (number 0), NOT a joker -- you can tell by the hobo’s sack on the pole.

The Star and Hearts which appeared below the Alton Barnes white horse on the 22nd of July.  Hearts are unusual in crop circles, but there was another a few days earlier -- a Valentine
 -- in West Overton.  I think I’m the only person who got a shot of that one (see below on this page).

The Aldbourne Wormhole, east of Marlborough, in mid-July.  A

powerful op-art creation!

The MathMagicalMatrix

Crop circle made for Scott Flansburg, the "Human Calculator," by Team Cosmos (Peter Sørensen and friends) at Alton Priors on July 28 and 30 -- with permission of the farmer.  It is to publicize a book about math tricks for children.  The grid of a hundred numbers and the nine orbiting circles have a relationship -- can you figure it out?

The Numbers Crop Circle
 by Wolfgang Wiedergut

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The West Overton Dumbbells from the air, with a close-up of the most interesting feature -- a Siamese twin dumbbell. Unfortunately the formation was over a week old, and the field has been damaged by the recent storm.  I was able to clean that up a bit with Photoshop, and to remove the graffiti that some “artist” added.  There are nine dumbbells in all -- or ten if you count the twin as two.

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Standing at the top of the field and looking North, with the Village of West Overton in the distance, a ring of one of the dumbbells is close to the camera, with the bar connecting it to the other ring going off at an angle to the right.

  Because of the way the field slopes away from the camera most of the other dumbbells are not visible in this shot, although there is one on the left and half of one on the right.  And straight down the tramline is the bowl-like circle.

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A single circle about 15 feet in diameter in the midst of the many dumbbells.  The lay of the crop spirals out from the off-centre tuft and sweeps up to the wall with such a smooth upward curve that it gives the appearance of a bowl.

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A composite image of pole shots of the crop formation in West Overton (a couple of miles from Avebury), which appeared on July 19, in wheat. 

 The design is simple, consisting of about eight “dumbbell” shapes and a few other circles and rings.  The dumbbell style first appeared more than 15 years ago, and was basically first crop circle style to have straight lines.  When crop circles got more complex the dumbbells became very scarce. 

 The various elements of the formation are spread across perhaps 2,000 feet of the field.  I’d guess that the largest of the dumbbells is a bit over a hundred feet long.  They are all diagonal to the tramlines, and oriented NE/SW. 

  Most of these dumbbells are plain vanilla, and don’t even have the short lines on the sides of the bars which nearly all of them had in the 1990s.  But one of them is quite unusual, having two parallel bars, and three rings (shown on the right side of the picture).  And there is a very peculiar place (not in the picture) where it looks as if things went horribly wrong, with the parts of a dumbbell chaotically mixed up with a lot of wind damage.  Perhaps the “transmission” got garbled? 

 The most interesting thing to me is that all the standing crop in the rings is in perfect condition -- clearly nobody stood in the centres holding a rope (which is usually required to make a circle).  I once made a very large ring without anyone standing in the centre, but it required three men standing in different tramlines to anchor the rope which a fourth man used to stomp the ring.  That technique was definitely not used here, because there were no places for the three men to stand. 

Finally; the lay of the crop is absolutely lovely -- as if water had flowed around pushing down the crop.

Peter Sorensen

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The Valentine for SZ is in West Overton, in wheat.  I’m surprised there aren’t more of these romantic messages!  It looks quite fresh, so it would have been made in mid-July.

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This thin ring/crescent is in barley at West Down near Beckhampton.  I discovered it in mid-July and it looks to be a couple of weeks old, so it probably formed very early in the month.

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A crop circle advert made in canola by Matthew Williams for the Gazette & Herald newspaper back in June.


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