1994 - 1

The Circle Makers returned with a plethora of formations in 1994. The interlude was over, and a multitude of new designs continued to the present day.

Preshute Down, nr Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Formed May 18th.

A very lightly brushed "Fan" formation, in very young Wheat. It appeared probably sometime before the 18th of May, making it one of the very first formations in 1994. Unfortunately many of the photographs show the formation as you see it above, as it must have been a lot more defined when it first appeared. Set in the valley on Preshute Down, very close to where the pictogram appeared in 1991, on the side of the hill. The ring around the  perimeter was a little ragged, but what was so interesting was that the floor construction on each blade was flowing into the centre, not from the centre outwards.

Silbury Hill, nr Avebury, Wiltshire.

Reported 25th May

Two simple circles, the larger of the two was 70 feet diameter, very lightly brushed due to the immaturity of  the very young wheat at that particular time of year. It appeared directly opposite Silbury Hill.  Many people at the time had a good feeling about its genuine nature.

Berwick Bassett, nr Avebury, Wiltshire.

Formed 28th May.

This formation was sadly missed when it was fresh within the field. The circle was not reported it until it was at least a week old!  The explanation may be in that it was positioned on very flat land away from the road. Unfortunately this delay of reporting meant that we had very little evidence of when the crop was flattened hard to the ground. As you can see from the image, the Barley was recovering rapidly, so any research on the floor construction was impossible. A very nice wheel type design was the highlight of this formation.

 

Catthorpe, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire. Late June

This was a reversion to design that had appeared in the earliest recorded crop circle.

Sutton Poynz, Nr Weymouth, Dorset.

Formed 25th June

Landscape shot showing Weymouth Coastline. Double ringed circle with two grapeshots.

Broadmayne, Nr Dorchester, Dorset. Formed 26th June.

Five concentric rings around central circle, total formation 160 ft in diameter.

Avebury Avenue, Wiltshire
30th June

This "galaxy" formation, the first one to suggest cosmic design, was soon destroyed by the farmer. Contrast this with the formation below.

Froxfield, Nr Hungerfield, Berkshire

Formed sometime in August

Barbury Castle, Nr Wroughton, Wiltshire.

Formed 7th July.

This was a highly intriguing design. The very sharp end points on the arcs strongly suggest that it was not man made. The Circle Makers were introducing more than geometrics into their formations. Perhaps a honey bee.

West Ilsley, Nr Harwell, Oxfordshire.

This was a six-petal design with raised spiral centres in each petal. The central section incorporated a spiral circle with raised portions of crop between the outer petals and the inner circle. Surrounding the inner design was a large outer ring. Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate a photograph from overhead.

Cheesefoot Head, Nr Winchester, Hampshire.

Formed 13th July.

 

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