2003 - 3

 

 

A34, nr Litchfield, Hampshire.

Reported 4th July.

 

This crop circle can be seen clearly from the road,  with parking near by.

It is  adjacent to the A34 at Litchfield near Newbury in the shape of a propeller. It is coincidentally within 200 yards of a memorial to Geoffrey De Haviland, one of the pioneers of flight and the aircraft industry.

 

North Down, nr Beckhampton, Wiltshire.

Reported 6th July.

 

The incredible intricacy within this work with all its complexities
can only be fully appreciated from the air. The setting and positioning
of this outstanding formation at the end of a row of ancient barrows
is simply awe-inspiring.

From the ground the free flowing twists and roughly laid work
give the impression of what an out of control expressionist artist
might do which in itself conveys a wonderful sense of vitality and  
freedom. A masterly work indeed.

For the sake of repeating myself it is only from the air that the
overall concept of this intricate work is revealed in all its wonder.
Truly amazing.  

Julian Gibsone

Text from Stuart Dike:

 

The floor construction itself certainly needed an immature crop to create this design. I felt that if the Barley has been any riper, the whole process would have looked rather messy. However from our rather brief visit to the formation, kindly granted by the Farmer, we noticed the fluidity of the crop around the small standing clumps. This ultimately creates hundreds of small rings, which then creates the standing crop shapes. Itís a masterful piece of work, which sends out a clear and concise communication to our subconscious. You can feel the ancient atmosphere at this location, surrounded by burial mounds, and a now ploughed enclosure.  

Green Street, nr Avebury, Wiltshire.

Reported 6th July.

 

 

Text from Stuart Dike:

Throughout the late nineties and the new millennium, we have witnessed a number of formations that include the same message time and time again.  

The Bourton formation in 1997 included a five pointed star design, similar to this formation. Another intriguing formation formed just outside of Beckhampton in 1998.

The magnificent ĎMagnetic Gridí in the year 2000, once again very close to the Avebury complex, also included pentagonal geometry, which clearly demonstrated the connection between living organisms and magnetic fields.  

The Silbury Stars, also in the year 2000, and of course once again in close proximity to Avebury, included an uncanny resemblance to the formation that formed this year. Indeed the central part is just a running theme from the 2000 formation, but this time, instead of being encompassed by a circle, a huge pentagram encloses the entire design. Itís extremely angular in design, but extremely well made on the ground. One of the most clean cut designs I have visited this year so far, and was placed in almost the same location as the 2002 design. 

There is no doubt that these designs are clearly demonstrating the importance of the pentagram. It represents the archetypal human, which has harnessed the five senses, which is why it is used in Christianity. The outstretched limbs of a human is contained within a five pointed star, and so we have to assume this design is continuing the connection to ourselves, and the spiritual insight of how sacred geometry an enhance our lives. Paul Devereux, a leading writer on Earth mysteries wrote about how the implied patterns in nature frame the entry of energy into our space-time dimension.  

 

 

 

Unfortunately, we have little information on this crop formation. It was formed in wheat, next to the River Ouse. I include a diagram showing the layout of the design.

Howdendyke, nr Howden, Yorkshire.

Reported 9th July.

 

The Pilgrims Way, nr Burham,  Kent.

Reported 12th July.

 

This triangular formation arrived on the 12th July, just outside Burham village, which lies within the Medway Valley between Rochester and Maidstone (OS grid ref TQ726618).

Basically it's a six-fold "Star of David" design with additions that are possibly fractal.  It's in ripened wheat and is approximately 70 feet across ... we say approximately because the farmer refused us permission to enter the formation.  This also means that the accompanying rough sketch of the pattern may not be totally correct, for although the formation is placed on a slope, it's at an oblique angle, so an aerial photo might easily prove us wrong!

The formation lies within 300 yards of the old pilgrim's track - "The Pilgrims Way", but what is more interesting is the fact that its precise position in the field helps to form a 5 mile alignment that includes the exact locations of two previous formations (Holly Hill, Birling '98 and Bluebell Hill 2001).


Graham Tucker

Avebury Trusloe, nr Avebury, Wiltshire.

Reported 13th July

 

A very striking design, and but at the same time, nothing we havenít really seen before in the area! Very similar to the ĎStarí formation back in 1997 at Bishop Cannings, with the crescents on each apex of the star resembling several parts of other designs. I feel we are witnessing a combination of different patterns from the past merging with the present. If we are to compare events from many years apart, then we truly need to understand our position within the crop circle phenomenon, and if indeed all of this is to be understood by us? This is the biggest question of them all, or are we just spectators watching a message for something else?  

The presence of these designs on this scale, and power within the landscape, has to raise these types of questions, which could effect all of us on a global scale. But I have stated that we seem to be on our own personal journeys, which will eventually lead to one road and one destiny for us all. This road I believe still includes crop circles.  

Report by Stuart Dike

 

Woodborough Hill, nr Alton Barnes, Wiltshire.

Reported 14th July.

 

Text from Stuart Dike:

Situated on the flattened area below the gentle slopes on the south side, with the Hedgehog treetops dominating the skyline, this enigmatic and refreshingly different design certainly captured peopleís imagination. It really was so different to what we had come to expect around the area each year, and definitely worlds apart from other designs. 

From the air this design became more apparent, with what I describe as two designs placed over the top of each other, and twisted around. From the ground it is totally incomprehensible, and was specifically designed for the air, there is no doubt about that! The two designs are separated by a pathway, which creates a square around the inner pattern. The pattern has now been rotated using PhotoShop software to show that there is some kind of intended symmetry. However, the design is not a perfect match when rotated. There is a slight misalignment on the larger crescent in the middle section of the design.  

This design at Woodborough has pushed the crop circle boundaries even further. Even on the ground the formation was pretty impressive. We can see from Steve Alexanderís aerial shots, that the small semi ring in the foreground is beautifully constructed with a wonderful fan effect creating strands lying across the outer ring. There were also other details including a raised bunched center, something we have seen a few times this season. A formation you could say full of surprises, and maybe one of many of its kind in the future?  

Note that the inner square is in perfect symmetry from side to side.

Camp Field (1), Middle Woodford, Wiltshire.

Reported 15th July.

 

Text from Stuart Dike:

The single circle at the bottom of the slope within the field, was exquisite in its floor construction, and certainly one of the most complicated floor patterns I have witnessed inside a single circle. Our time there was limited due to the lack of light, but there must have been at least 14 different centres inside the circle. Some beautiful swirled centres, but the majority of them were platted nest centres, some at least 12 inches in height.  A number of them were on there own at certain intervals around the circle, but there were bunches of them as well, in close proximity to each other. Something I hadnít seen before, but the bundles themselves were so tightly platted, that it would be hard to separate them, not that you wanted to! The floor construction included mufti directional swirls overlapping each other, in all sorts of directions, in quite a random fashion.  

The overall impression was that this single circle was created in a rapid motion. It didnít take long for this entire event to be put down! The floor construction was like flowing water around rapids, the rapids would be the centres, and it was quite extraordinary. But I have seen this type of floor construction before within the North Down formation of 2000. I have also seen it in a single circle, which was hardly visited back in 1991 at Old Down near Bath.  

Another unusual aspect to this visit along the A360, was that the Farmer of the land turned up while we were taking pictures from the roadside. He took a healthy interest in what had occurred in his field, and wanted to know if they were genuine of not. We obliged to show him, and of course it came as a big surprise to ourselves, as we hadnít expect to see two very different styles on the ground.  

Due to the lack of time on this evening, I was unable to look at the larger formation, but hopefully a second visit will allow us to explain the details within this formation.