2003 - 2

 

 

Ogbourne St George, Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Reported 15th June.

 

Text from Stuart Dike: I can only recall on a few occasions when we have had to make a 40-minute walk from leaving the car to entering the visiting crop formation. This was certainly one of the few, but I can say it was quite a glorious location for a major event in Wiltshire, well away from the normal haunt for crop circles.  

Situated in a remote part of the Wiltshire landscape this latest formation was quite majestic as you looked down into its beautiful symmetry within its field, which covered a wide area in a natural amphitheatre.  

The formation itself was close to 500 feet in diameter. It comprised 19 circles in total, including the large central circle. It really was a sight to behold, and caused some rather expressive language of approval as we first caught a glimpse of it over the hill. This indeed captured the sheer power of presence the crop circles can produce within the landscape, and the emotional response from the people that view them.

On the ground, the formation resembled crop that has been just disturbed, but not flattened in the conventional way. The flattening process wasnít fully completed we felt, but you could easily detect the channels of crop that make up each individual circle. This was the case across the entire formation, and indeed the undulating field didnít effect the impressive symmetry and geometry of the formation.  The crop itself is young wheat, so at this stage of its growth it was returning rapidly to its natural upright position, but the channels could still be detected within the outer rings of each circle . . .

  

 

Stuart did not seem to realize that the formation gives a strong Three Dimensional impression. The small bubble circles are formed in such a way that the grain looks like it is actually depressed into a visual depth beyond mere laying. One gets a vivid impression of little dishes. This effect is emphasized by each little dish being located within circular rings.

 

Really quite a fascinating display from our Celestial Visitors.

 

Stuart spend some paragraphs describing a phenomenon of flying disks emanating from the formation and flying around above it. He had observed such phenomena twice before in prior years. He had no explanation for it. Unfortunately, we do not have photo footage presented to show this phenomenon.

Milk Hill, nr Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. Reported 17th June.

 

Because of irregularities in lines and shapes I feel this formation is a hoax.

 

We must ask ourselves a question: After all the superb formations which are without question from celestial sources, why would they reproduce designs that are inferior in execution?

 

We all must decide for ourselves. I can understand why Colin Andrews was so frustrated.

 

 

Waden Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire.

Reported 21st June.

 

Note the proximity of this design to the ancient stone circle at Avebury. This formation appeared on the night of summer solstice, leading many to believe the design was related to the sun.

 

The layout of the formation centered on the largest circle points directly toward one edge of the ancient stone circle. The yin and yang sign at the bottom of the formation suggests acknowledgment of our Visitors to our symbolism.

 

The design certainly is highly suggestive of sun symbolism.

Thornborough Henge, nr Ripon, North Yorkshire. Reported 21st June.

 

This formation is situated as closely to Thornborough Henge as one can physically achieve.

 

The design is reminiscent of the Nursteed bowl design from August 11,  2002.

 

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Windmill Hill (3), nr Avebury, Wiltshire. Reported 22nd June.

 

VALE OF PEWSEY - During the early hours of June 22, 2003, brilliant lightning bolts without thunder, or rain hit the area.  Shortly after midnight, until well after sunrise, bizarre orange lightening bolts shot around the sky even though the air was very calm and still near Avebury, in Wiltshire.  Orange lightening was also seen to leap between the clouds and orange lightening appeared in the form of a momentary circular glow in the clouds, as though the affected clouds had been punched-through by a giant cookie-cutter.  Another bizarre factor was that these orange lightening bolts frequently occurred in pairs, with a separation of something less than a second. We were situated on Knapp Hill, and the orange lightening bolts formed an arc across the horizon in front of us, and our area remained unaffected.  This relative calmness ended at around 7 AM, when the wind picked-up speed, and the clouds blew over our area.  As dark clouds massed overhead, a barrage of small hailstones and heavy rain hammered down on our car.  East field, directly below us, was then pummelled by normal looking, blue-white lightening and ear-splitting thunder.  This location is known as being a hot spot for crop circles, and UFOs.

 Thanks to Steve Clementson.

This graceful formation has interesting geometric properties.

Comments and diagram by Nick Kollerstrom, with my editing. (Note that he graphically tilted the previous photograph to obtain this one directly looking down at a 90 degree angle. As a result some blurring occurs.)

Five 'crescent moons' interlock. Each of these has a bisection-line thru its centre. This bisection line just touches the inner or outer tips of all four other crescents. Thus the latent pentagram emerges. The intersections of the lines which form the inner pentagon just touch the inner points of all five crescents. This defines the inner circle.

The five small inner crescents are contained within the pentagon, not quite touching the pentagon sides.  The center circle defines the length of the inner crescents.

This is quite an ingenious design.
 

 

 

Tan Hill, nr Stanton St Bernard, Wiltshire. Reported 24th June.

 

This formation is interesting because it is incomplete. This is similar to other formations that were modified over time, as previously discussed. The following night the Circle Makers returned to complete their work. The small area of standing grain to the center left of the formation was then flattened. See photograph below.

 

I include a thumbnail to determine if we may miss a perspective in our study, but here the larger pieces of standing grain are on the perimeter, not on the inside, as we saw in earlier formations. If anything we see the center infolding.

 

The strong irregularities in the formation, and the return the following night to clean up the design, shows it is human made.

Sharpenhoe, nr Barton Le Clay, Bedfordshire. Reported 29th June.

This formation has a similar history of being incomplete, and then corrected the following night. The picture below shows the formations after it was finished. Note that stripes radiating from the center are not present in two segments, the picture to the right and the one second below. This phenomena now is becoming routine. Perhaps it was used to draw especial attention to the Circle Makers.

These pictures show how impressive the crop formations appear to those who visit them.