2010 UK CROP CIRCLES

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Overton Hill. Lockeridge. Wiltshire.
Reported September 26 2010 26 (62)


We noted that all the laid Maize in this circle formation was very damaged and showed all the signs of a heavy and mechanical flattening process had been used in the creation of the pattern. We have never seen a UK Maze crop circle that does not exhibit a similar pattern of damage. We understand that this is not the case in ‘some’ Maize formations from other parts of the world however.

Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010


Baltic Farm. Bishops Cannings. Wiltshire.
Reported September 26 2010 (61)

Photography © 2010


Goodwood Race Course, Nr Goodwood, West Sussex.
Reported September ? 2010 (60)


Photography © 2010


Avebury Manor, Avebury. Wiltshire.
Reported Septerber 1 2010 (59)


Pretty much all the laid Maize plants in this small circle were massively damaged by a heavy crushing and scraping action – clearly indicating that the delivery system was rhythmic and mechanical.

Photography / Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010


Meadow Court Farm, St Andrew. Guernsey.
Reported August 23 2010 (58)


Photography © 2010


Lurkley Hill, East Kennett. Wiltshire.
Reported August 17 2010 (57)


Photography © 2010


Green Street, Avebury. Wiltshire.
Reported August 16 2010 (56)

We visited this formation late afternoon on day one. The condition of the laid maize plants suggested that the pattern had been on the ground for at least 24 hours. Critical examination of the laid crop was carried out over a ninety minute period and in that time I did not find a single laid plant that was not broken or crushed. The breaking of the plants was well evident throughout the entire formation, some stems were kinked many inches above ground level while others were sharply broken off at the base. Others had the breaks below the soil level. Much of the laid crop had heavy scrape marks on the lower portion of the stems. Based on the above, which is clearly shown in the ground photographs, one has to conclude that this event was created with the use of heavy pressure and/or mechanical devices.

The farmer destroyed the formation around 6; 30 pm on August 16.

Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010
Aerial Photographyby Lucy Pringle © 2010


North Down, Beckhampton. Wiltshire.
Reported August 13 2010 (55)


Aerial Photographyby Lucy Pringle © 2010


Horton, Near Devizes. Wiltshire.
Reported August 9 2010 (54)


Aerial Photographyby Oliver Murel © 2010


This formation was destroyed by the farmer in the morning of day one.

Spellow Hills Long barrow Near Langton, Spilsaby, Lincolnshire.
Reported August 8 2010 (53)


Ground Photography © 2010


Pewsey White Horse, Pewsey. Wiltshire.
Reported 08 August 2010 (52)


This formation was destroyed by the farmer in the morning of day one. No ground observations have been recorded.

Ground Photography © 2010


Stanton St Bernard, Near Alton Barnes. Wiltshire.
Reported August 8 2010 (51)


This ring had much the same quality about it as the ‘splodge’ we found in the next field. Even-though these small events appear insignificant to many – they do contain the elements that seem to represent the ‘real’ circles phenomenon.

Ground Photography / Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010


Stanton St Bernard, Near Alton Barnes. Wiltshire.
Reported August 8 2010 (50)

This single circular area of spiraled wheat was found just a few hundred meters from the small ring event, in the next field. This circle also appeared to have been on the ground for around three days prior to discovery. The light radially laid wheat had little damage to the plants, aside from an assault on the seed heads from wildlife. A high proportion of the laid stems show abnormal straitening of stems below the seed heads, relative to the curved rigid stems in the standing crop away from the circle. We did nit find evidence in this circle of a mechanical construction method.

Ground Photography / Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010


Stanton St Bernard, Near Alton Barnes. Wiltshire.
Reported August 8 2010 (49)

This pattern measures approximately 150 feet diameter. On the ground all the laid plants are bent or broken at various heights above the ground. All the laid crop areas are very flat to the ground, as if substantival pressure from above had been applied in a uniform manner. Around all the peripheral areas examined heavy regular and repetitive crushing to the plants was well evident, and taking the condition of the whole pattern into consideration one can only conclude that the arrival of this event was the result of a mechanical delivery system.

Further, All the laid wheat plants had their seed heads curled and rigid, as is the same in the standing crop across the rest of the field, in stark and obvious contrast to the Whitefield Hill formation from some days earlier.

Ground Photography by Charles R Mallett © 2010
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Mudford, Yeovil, Somerset.
Reported August 6 2010 (48)

Ground Photography © 2010


Yatesbury Field, Yatesbury. Wiltshire.
Reported August 5 2010 (47)

We have never observed such a high proportion of ‘blown nodes’ in a formation. Our examination was weeks after the event, thus any physical traces observed has to be treated with a degree of caution. If anyone has detailed images from the first few days at this event please forward them for inclusion here.

Ground Photography by Charles R Mallett © 2010


Cliddesden, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Reported August 4 2010 (46)

Trent Barrow, Nether Compton, Dorset.
Reported August 5 2010 (45)

Photography © 2010


Pewsey Wharf, Pewsey. Wiltshire.
Reported August 3 2010 (44)

Photography © 2010


East Kennett. Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Reported August 3 2010 (43)


Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Whitefield Hill, Woodsend, Wiltshire.
Reported August 3 2010 (42)

No obvious regular and repetitive damage, indicating hoaxing, was evident in areas examined. Most noteworthy perhaps was the fact that more or less all the laid wheat, over the entire event, had the plant seed-heads straight and rigid, in line with the flow if the laid crop. All the standing stems out in the field surrounding the formation have their seed-heads curved down toward the ground in a very rigid position. (See ground shots). This effect on the mature wheat is anomalous and will require further research to determine how this could occur. There is no mechanical methodology that I am aware of that can account for this effect.

Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Silbury Hill. Avebury. Wiltshire.
Reported August 3 2010 (41)


A series of giant ‘foot-steps’ crossing the field oposite Silbury Hill. Very interesting on the ground.

“Shapes in the wheat are visible from west kennet long barrow.. The formation comprises of 6 strange circles that were in between the tram lines. No obvious entry to the circles was evident, the largest circle was, apparently lining up with Silbury Hill, close enough to the tramline to make entry possible without damaging the plants. it looked a bit like an explosion from the centre, from where the crop was fanning out and nestling neatly around the circles edges, in a sort of fluted fashion.”

Report by Julie O Brien © 2010
Photography © 2010


Westbury White Horse, Westbury, Wiltshire.
Reported August 1 2010 (40)


A curious-looking mix of wind-damage and crop circle. This one was sadly not visited by us on the ground and investigated.

Photography © 2010


Wickham Green (North and South of M4), Near Hungerford, Berkshire. Two Formations.
Reported July 30 2010 (38/39)


We visited the formations on day two – after the first ‘official’ report, and had the opportunity to have a critical look at the south formation and take measurements. We were moved out of the north element soon after arrival – so only limited no close consideration was given. It was estimated that around 100 people had visited this formation prior to us, rendering a close ground inspection problematic.

Noteworthy was the fact that all the laid wheat stems in the formation had their seed-heads rigidly straight, going with the flow of the crop. All the standing wheat in the rest of the field had seed-heads curled down towards the ground, and fully rigid in that position. If this south formation is just a couple of days old the effect with the seed-heads is an anomaly worthy of further consideration.

As we were finishing our measurements of the south formation a lady introduced herself as the land-owner. She stated that the circle had been there on the ground for a week or so. On the way out of the field we met the farmer who, when asked, also said the circle was “a few days old”.. Due to uncertainty regarding the exact arrival date of these two formations nothing conclusive can/could be drawn from noted physical effects on the ground.

UPDATE:

Later investigations showed the south element to be around ten days old at the time of our visit – making all ground observations more or less redundant.

Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2010


East Field. Alton Barnes. Wiltshire.
Reported July 29 2010 (37)


This pattern was part completed by a team of five circle hoaxers over several hours. The team was interrupted by a number of people who had been camping on Knapp Hill. The team (headed by Terry & Son) fled the area and disappeared into the night. Two of the hoaxers (Terry & Son) then came back to the pattern and asked the campers to keep what they had seen quiet so they (the hoaxers) could come back the following night to finish their vandalism of the field.

We strongly recommend that all researchers and interested parties visit this pattern and give it a serious critical examination. Observations taken from this man-made event would be a valuable asset when considering future circle formations as fake or ‘real’.

Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Stanton St Bernard, Alton Barnes. Wiltshire.
Reported July 27 2010 (36)

Aerial Photography © 2010


Beggar’s Knoll, Near Westbury, Wiltshire.
Reported July 27 2010 (35)

Reported July 27 2010 (34)


Windmill Hill, Near Avebury. Wiltshire.
Reported July 27 2010 (34)

Reported July 27 2010 (34)

East Field, Near Alton Barnes. Wiltshire.
Reported July 26 2010 (33)


A horizontal Vesica Pisces underlying an outer Vesica Pisces containing a margin of hyroglyphs.

Aerial Photography / Description by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Roundway Hill, Near Devizes. Wiltshire.
Reported July 25 2010 (32)


This circle formation was reported to the Silent Circle around mid-morning by an anonymas phone caller. The caller declined to disclose his identity or the identity of the person that reported the circle to him. Curious)

On the ground the entire formation was laid down in a very precise fashion. That notwithstanding, All the laid wheat was noted as being very flat to the ground. Over the areas of laid crop where we spent time observing the detail within the laid plants we consistency noted heavy repetitive crushing to the plant stems, leading us to postulate that some form of mechanical process was implicated in the creation of this event.

Ground Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Milk Hill, Near Alton Barnes. Wiltshire.
Reported July 25 2010 (31)


This formation was so heavily visited early on day one no objective close up inspection was considered viable.

Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Standals Farm. Near Bishopstone. Buckingham.
Reported July 21 2010 (30)


Aerial Photography © 2010


Woolaston Grange, Gloucestershire.
Reported July 18 2010 (29)

Was rather interesting to see a diagram of this pattern posted on the crop circle connector web-site a full hour before any aerial or pole shots were made available to that site… Presumably it was sent to the ccc by the hoaxer, Andy Russell.

Aerial Photography © 2010


Wentworth Castle, Stainborough Park, Near Barnsley.
Reported July 17 2010 (28)


Photography © 2010


Farley Mount, Near Sparsholt, Hampshire.
Reported July 17 2010 (27)


Photography © 2010


Fosbury Near Vernham Dean, Wiltshire.
Reported July 17 2010 (26)

Vital Information regarding the existence / whereabouts of this formation was withheld by the crop circle connector web site staff on day one, therefore no vigorous and critical examination of this event was viable on the ground.

Report by Charles R Mallett © 2010
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Sandy Lane, Near Stockbridge, Hampshire.
Reported July 12 2010 (25)


3 circles in a line and the 4th slightly out of line in barley. Largest approx 50 foot diameter. the other 3 approx 20 foot diameter.

Photography / Report by Lucy Pringle © 2010


Clifton, Near Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
Reported July 12 2010 (24)

See ground video here..

Photography © 2010


Guys Cliffe, Near Old Milverton, Warwickshire.
Reported July 10 2010 (23)


The crop is laid so flat to the ground, and areas of the ground are showing through, it’s the closest laid wheat I’ve seen in a formation. The centre area lay is unusual, hard to tell what the design is from the ground, but once you look at the pole shots there does seem to be intersecting arcs and a ghost image in the centre within the lay, which is shown in the hill shots also.

Ground Report by (cc hoaxer) Sonya Bailey © 2011
Ground Report by Photography by Eva Marie Brekkesto © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Cley Hill, Near Warminster. Wiltshire.
Reported July 9 2010 (22)


I visited this crop circle two days after it was reported and clearly it had received many visitors.The criss-cross effect had been created by alternately layering tufts of crop along parallel lines, a work of some dedication and the finished product is remarkable when observed close up. In the outer area of flattened crop, texture has been produced through the creation of six diamonds abutting the sides of the cube, each with a flattened centre swirl.

Ground Photography / Report by Deborah Marriage © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Danebury Hill, nr Nether Wallop – Hampshire.
Reported July 6 2010 (21)

Ground Photography by Eva Marie Brekkesto © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire.
Reported July 5 2010 (20)


Photography © 2011


Castle Hill, Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Reported July 5 2010 (19)


Photography © 2011


St Martin’s Chapel, Near Chisbury, Wiltshire.
Reported July 3 2010 (18)

This pattern was an inside job – arranged for the benefit of a few by the cropcircleconnector.com (.con) website / Juliane Gibson. After it was finished they (ccc) pretended that they had discovered the formation by accident and promoted it as a ‘genuine’ crop circle….. Disgusting! For the record, In the UK, creeping into a persons private property and deliberately damaging it is known as ‘Criminal Damage’..

Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Ufton, Near Southam, Warwickshire.
Reported June 25 2010 (17)


Report from (crop circle hoaxer) Sonya Bailey..

“It looks really nice from the ground, it’s around 200 feet, but I couldn’t work out the design. There is a centre circle, with sections around it on each side, split into 6 bits, the crop is flowing all different ways. A little bit away there are also 3 grapeshot’s nestled together, with swirled centres and standing stalks.
The view from inside the formation is brilliant, and the overall feeling is very peaceful. It was very beautiful in there. I have no idea where one can contact the farmer, I will ask around. The wheat is still very young, so if visiting try to stick to the tramlines, which will take you straight into the formation.”

Ground Feelings by cc hoaxer Sonya Bailey © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


White Sheet Hill, Near Mere, Wiltshire
Reported June 25 2010 (16)

Although my visit came on the third day after the formation was reported and a hot weekend meant that the formation had had many visitors, it was still possible to find large areas of laid crop in the outer circles that had not been disturbed by visitors walking on the crop. Laid crop that had been walked upon appeared significantly more flattened and smeared with dirt compared to crop around the edges of the circles.

The internal lay appeared fairly standard, with some well executed standing tufts in the outer grapeshot and flattened central swirls in the arcs being the most interesting features internally. Downed crop around the edges of the circles consistently showed signs that alluded to the means of construction, as is often the case in young wheat stalks.

In my view, the location for this formation is what sets it off. The half-bowl created by the chalk scarp of White Sleet Hill to the north and long distance views to the south make for a beautiful setting and the formation can be viewed in the landscape with ease from the top of the hill.

Ground Feelings by Deborah Marriage © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Savernake Forest, Near Stitchcombe, Wiltshire.
Reported June 25 2010 (15)

As information regarding the existence / whereabouts of this formation was withheld by the crop circle connector web site staff no vigorous and critical examination of this event was viable on the ground.

Charles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Hawton, nr Newark. Nottinghamshire.
Reported June 22 2010 (14)


Aerial Photography © 2011


Oare, Wiltshire.
Reported June 21 2010 (13)


On the ground this pattern was very messy over the bulk of the laid crop area. Very heavily crushed six inch wide lines of crop defined all the standing segments and edges. Over the pattern in general the laid crop was bent or broken over at various heights above the ground, varying from a few millimetres to a few inches.

Ground Report Charles R Mallett © 2011

A message from the farmer.

“This morning I noticed a circle in Oare, on land that I manage. People are already arriving nearby and asking for the location of this circle. The roads leading through Huish and Oare are narrow and winding, they also pass by the local infant and primary school, it is very unsuitable for more traffic from circle spotters. I do not support this vandalism, and request that this circle, and the location are not reported on your web-site.We will be posting notices on the field stating we do not allow access to the circle, and will regularly monitor the field to ensure this is obeyed. At this stage, the crop remains harvestable, and as a result, we will leave the circle intact. If visitors to the site ignore our notices, and continue to walk into the crop, we will mow out the circle. It should also be noted, that we are currently applying ear-wash fungicide sprays to the wheat in that area. I will be taking advice from the local police, and legal advice from our solicitors to counter this act of vandalism.

Please let the teams behind the circles know, they are not welcome here. If we get anymore, we will be forced to mow them out to avoid the hassle.

I thank you for your assistance.”

Gavin R A Davies
Farm Manager

Ground ReportCharles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Chirton Bottom, nr Urchfont, Wiltshire.
Reported June 16 2010 (12)


As information regarding the existence / whereabouts of this formation was withheld by the crop circle connector web site staff no vigorous and critical examination of this event was viable on the ground.

Charles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Walbury Hill, Near Combe. Berkshire.
Reported June 12 2010 (11)


Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Stony Littleton Long Barrow, Wellow. Somerset.
Reported June 7 2010 (10)


This extensive formation, which must be the first in a crop of beans, lies only yards from the Stoney Littleton long barrow near Wellow in North-East Somerset, south of Bath. Reported on June 8, it seems to measure 200-300ft across and is quite neat in appearance, bearing in mind the nature of the crop, which is three or four feet tall and is sprouting with young, green beans. The thick, rigid stems of the crop seem to have been bent below ground level and up-ended to lie horizontally – it’s likely a great deal of pressure would have been needed to achieve this.

The 5,000-year-old long barrow, on a hillside overlooking the Wellow Brook about half a mile from the village of Wellow as the crow flies, and orientated to the midwinter solstice sunrise, is special not only because it is the only known monument of its kind with three pairs of side chambers inside, but because of the splendid ammonite cast on the standing stone on the lower part of the left-hand door jamb of the entrance-way This unique feature of the long barrow is a deliberate decoration with a naturally occurring form, a foot in diameter, the remains of an extinct marine mollusc protected by a flat-coiled spiral shell. The stone bearing the fossil must have selected specially for the portal. Such fossils of these creatures are found mainly in Jurassic and Cretaceous deposits dating from 208 million to 65 million years ago, and Stoney Littleton is situated on the south-western extension of what is known geologically as the Jurassic Belt.

Report by Geoff Ward © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Codford St Peter, Near Warminster. Wiltshire.
Reported June 3 2010 (9)

This formation is in rapidly rising barley. Poor visibility unfortunately. When did it appear? I guess a few days ago.

 

Report by Lucy Pringle © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Liddington Castle, Near Swindon, Wiltshire.
Reported June 2 2010 (8)


As information regarding the existence / whereabouts of this formation was withheld by the crop circle connector web site staff no vigorous and critical examination of this event was viable on the ground….. The parallel lines in the laid crop, as seen in imaes above, clearly indicate a linier construction process.

Ground Report by Charles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Silbury Hill, Near Avebury , Wiltshire.
Reported May 31 2010 (7)


First crop glyph in Barley for 2010 is discovered close to Silbury Hill. The circle was was first spotted from the air during a regular morning reconnaissance. This formation measures approximately 180 feet in diameter.

Ground Report by Charles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


West-Woods, Near Marlborough. Wiltshire
Reported May 31 2010 (6)


The lumpy mechanics of Sue & Mike…. These brittle plants were horribly crushed and scraped on the ground. In ‘real’ cc formations in the OSR crop we observe no damage to the plant stems, roots or flowers at all.. Events like this could be considered crude vandalism at best.

Ground Report by Charles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Yatesbury, Near Avebury , Wiltshire.
Reported May 27 2010 (5)


This pattern is a made for TV fake. It would be a valuable piece of research for any individual to visit and examine the damage dynamics to the laid plants..

Aerial Photography © 2011


Wilton Windmill, Wilton, Wiltshire.
Reported May 22 2010 (4)


On the ground the formation measures 290 feet diameter. The outer ring is 14 feet wide. A large proportion of the laid crop was noted as being broken or kinked at or close to ground level with substantial scraping and bruising on stems also well evident.

Ground Report by Charles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Yarnbury Castle, nr Winterbourne Stoke. Wiltshire.
Reported May 16 2010

Report from Julie O Brien…
Whilst looking for the reported formation at yarnbury castle, we came upon the small circle at the other end off the field. All laid crop flowed in an anti-clockwise direction and had a circumference of 80 paces. The plants were laying gently atop each other and although it was scorchingly hot, they were glowing with life. At ground level plants were gently bent over, laying next to others that were snapped,My pictures tell their own story, (Lower Set). These plants are thick, tall and heavy, and its difficult to even walk amongst them without causing some serious disturbance. !n the centre of the formation there was another circle, this time flowing clockwise, and finished beautifully with a small raised nest. In my humble opinion this circle had not been walked on previous to our arrival, and isn’t the snapping of some stems bound to happen with the sheer weight of so many plants changing direction simultaneously? could this maybe explain why two plants standing so close together reacted so differentiable one took the weight so then the other didn’t have to? How i wish we had found the other circle in the same field.

Ground Report by Julie O Brien © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Stonehenge, Wiltshire.
Reported May 9 2010 (2)

Information regarding the imminent hoaxing of this formation was passed to various ‘researchers’ , including myself, a week prior to the arrival of the pattern. Original source of the information was respected Norwegian circles ‘researcher’ Eva Marie Brekkesto.To the right is an aerial view of the circle taken with a camera lens that had a great zoom. Below is a transcript of her contacts with the hoaxer / informer ‘Dene Hine’…
From Eva Marie Brekkesto.. http://www.cropcirclesnorway.com/

On one of the last days of April 2010 Dene Hine (Circle Hoaxer) invited me to chat with him on Facebook:

Dene: I have a secret to tell you.

Eva: Have you made crop circles?

Dene: Yes

Eva: Which ones?

Dene: Liddington Castle last year. (2009)

Eva: It was not difficult to see that that one was man-made!

Dene: I practiced and got better.

Eva: Which other ones did you make?
No answer.

Dene: Look out for the stones!

Eva: Do you mean a stone circle?

Dene: Stonehenge.

Eva: Do you mean that a crop circle will happen there?

Dene: Yes, in the same field that Julia Set in 1996.

Eva: When will it happen?
No answer.

A few days later after the crop circle at Stonehenge had been reported…

Dene: Did you like the new formation at Stonehenge?

Eva: From the aerials it looks attractive, but the corridors looks quite uneven and a bit messy.

Eva: I haven’t visited it myself, but a friend of mine who has says it was a real mess. Totally squashed on the ground!
No answer.

He’s (Dene) never contacted me since.
A few days later he changed the name on his Facebook profile to “Inkmac Hine”…

Ground Vandalism by Dene Hine © 2011
Ground Report by Charles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


Old Sarum. Near Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Reported May 5 2010 (1)


This first UK crop glyph of 2010 measures approximately 180 feet in diameter. Due to our visit to this circle being cut very short by the farmer, no detailed consideration of the event was possible on the ground.The overall impression is that the circle had been on the ground for at least a few days prior to the initial report.

It looked as if a good number of people had visited the circle prior to our arrival and had left substantial damage throughout the formation, plenty of the crop was left undamaged however.
The glyph is very visible from the Old Sarum Castle.

Ground Report by Charles R Mallett © 2011
Aerial Photography by Lucy Pringle © 2011


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