1999 - 3

 

As our heavenly Visitors may have said,

"This, Folks, is the way it is done."

1999 saw a new panorama of display

untouched by previous years.

As Stuart Dike predicted, it was

"a little taste for what is to come."

 

Meonstoke, Hampshire
Reported 23rd July

 

Three overlapping circles within a larger circle. This design is based on the 6:1 ratio with the perimeter found in many of the Crop Circles. Note that the three circles are just tangential to the smaller inner circle.

 

Barbury Castle (2), Wiltshire
Reported 24th July

This is another beauty, again based on three overlapping circles within a larger circle. In this case the three circles are tangential to the outer circle.

Beckhampton (2), Wiltshire
Reported 28th July

 

This is the famous Beckhampton Knot. Again this design is based on the 6:1 ratio with the perimeter.

Windmill Hill, Wiltshire
Reported 19th July

 

The imagination of the Circle Makers is here portrayed as a variety of their finesse with the grain fields of England. I suppose it represents a geometric pattern of some intricate theoretical structure that is beyond my ability to capture. Perhaps it is a fractal of some degree.

Devil's Den nr Clatford, Wiltshire
Reported 19th July

 

Another intricate geometric design based on the common six-point circle relationship. The five-circle design of each spoke, with increasing and decreasing size, with the center circle the largest of the five, is one element. The small grape-shot circles emphasize the design elements.

Liddington Castle (2), Wiltshire
Reported 20th July

 

Contrast this formation with the preceding one. The outer circle of the preceding was just slightly larger than this.

East Kennett, Wiltshire
Reported 20th July

 

Contrast this formation with that of July 10 at Rockley, nr Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Silbury Hill (2), Wiltshire

Reported 24th July

 

Another fractal, once again showing the finesse of the Circle Makers. The pattern of the compressed grain can be seen in the enlargement below.

Avebury, Wiltshire
Reported 28th July

A complex optical illusion type design, formed from small circles with hexagonal outlines overlapping them. If you examine them, the hexagonal lines are not complete; that is, they are missing segments where they would meet other hexagonals.

Roundway Hill nr Devizes, Wiltshire
Reported 31st July

This "snowflake" design does not adhere to a six-fold geometry, found in nature. It has seven segments instead. One can test the geometry by examining the standing grain, not the compressed circles. We can see how very regular the "points" are extending into the formation.