Hawkhill, Lesbury, Northumberland
Reported August 15 (38)
“Motorists, cyclists or walkers heading south from Alnmouth towards Warkworth may have spotted what could be evidence of visitors from another world as two crop circles or markings have appeared in fields. In one, a circular shape can be clearly seen and the other is a more random arrangement, both in a field of ripened crops.But in the past, crop circles in north Northumberland have been branded ‘vandalism’ and the cost to farmers has been counted. Northumberland Estates confirmed that people had been seen
making the circles in the field on August 19, 2011.
There had been much speculation about the artistic creation in a field near Hawkhill, between Alnwick and Alnmouth, on land belonging to the Estates’ Percy Farms. At the time, a National Farmers’ Union spokesman said: “It’s trespass, it’s vandalism, it’s stealing, it’s whatever you want to call it, it’s breaking the law. “That area won’t be able to be combined and harvested and if it’s on about an acre of land, at about three or four tonnes an acre at £150 or £160 each tonne, that’s £500, so it’s a costly thing. “If someone broke windows to that amount, they would be in trouble. People have been locked up for doing far less in the riots. “People may say that it’s the Duke’s land and he can afford it, but can they? And it happens to small farms as well, it’s just stupidity.
“They are stealing because they are taking money away from that farm. It doesn’t only happen to the big landowners. What about the guy next door with 100 acres?”
A spokeswoman for the Northumberland Estates said: “While some might see it as an amusing prank, it is in fact vandalism which has resulted in part of a wheat crop being destroyed and wildlife being disturbed at a time when many birds and animals are busy rearing their young.”
Photography by Jane Coltman © 2014
Gussage St Andrews, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Reported August 13th (37)
Etchilhampton Hill, Devizes Wiltshire
Reported August 11 2014 (36)
Ground Photography by Charles R Mallett © 2014
Diagram by maya48.com © 2014
Green Street, Avebury, Wiltshire
Reported August 8 2014 (35)
Within each outer curved section of fallen crop, between each of six “points” for that “star”, one can see nine contra-rotating swirls of crop which turn right-left-right-left-right-left-right-left-right going out from the centre, until they reach a tenth circular swirl on each outer edge. All six of those “edge swirls” show slightly different patterns in the lay which we could not easily characterize.
Close to the centre, there was a thick layer of standing crop which one could not walk across, without making a trail through still-standing plants. In the flattened centre, we could see two complete circular swirls laid right (clockwise) then left (anti-clockwise), as we went in toward a tall “peak” of standing crop at the very centre.
AerialPhotography by Nils Kenneth © 2014
Ground Photography / Report by Horace Drew © 2014
Hackpen Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire
Reported August 7 2014 (34)
East Kennett, Avebury, Wiltshire
Reported August 6 2014 (33)
Cow Down, Near East Kennett, Wiltshire
Reported August 5 2014 (32)
Buzzacott Manor House, Nr Combe Martin, Devon
Reported August 4 2014 (31)
Roundway Hill, Devizes, Wiltshire
Reported July 30.2014 (30)
Green Street, Avebury, Wiltshire
Reported July 29.2014 (29)
Parkers Hill Plantation, Cherington. Gloucestershire
Reported July 27.2014 (28)
Etchilhampton Hill, Devizes, Wiltshire.
Reported July 27.2014 (27)
Welsh Way, Barnsley, Gloucestershire.
Reported July 22.2014 (26)
Lower Bourton, Totness, Devon
Reported July 18 2014 (25)
The Forests Way, Roydon, Essex
Reported July 17 2014 (25)
Forest Hill, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Reported July 16 2014 (24)
This crop pattern was destroyed by the farmer in the afternoon of July 16. He indicated that the cc had been there on the ground for three days prior to it being publicised – giving a probable arrival date of July 13.
Macmillan Way, Rodmarton, Gloucestershire
Reported July 15 2014 (23)
West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury, Wiltshire
Reported July 13 2014 (22)
Seylech and Franziska say there was no foot marks, 46mtr apart ,found 6am this morning. no signs last night when they were also there . these are my guests from Switzerland. Antoinette”
The circle was cut down by the farmer in the morning of day one. (CM)
Near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Reported July 8 2014 (21)
Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Reported July 6 2014 (20)
Wilmington (Long Man) East Sussex
Reported July 3 2014 (19)
Although the Wilmington formation lies to the west of the little country road (‘The Street’) that runs near the Long Man, and is it easy to see that something is there in the field, it is hard to get a clear view of its pattern from that angle. Aerial shots reveal a rather smart pentagon motif containing a central star and radiating semi-circles, neatly laid out. As an approximation, it is probably about 150 feet in diameter.
Ackling Dyke, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Reported June 29 2014 (18)
Wessex Ridgeway, Near Avebury, wiltshire
Reported June 29 2014 (17)
A curious little oddity…
Near Swindon, Wiltshire
Reported June 29 2014 (16)
Hackpen Hill, Broad Hinton, Wiltshire
Reported June 26 2014 (15)
West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury, wiltshire
Reported June 24 2014 (14)
Wessex Ridgeway, Avebury, wiltshire
Reported June 24 2014 (13)
West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury, wiltshire
Reported June 22 2014 (12)
Two days after the circle was reported it was substantially defaced – see photo.
Black Wood, Popham, Hampshire
Report June 21 2014 (11)
Alton Barnes, Wiltshire
Reported June 20 2014 (10)
This crop circle was cut out by the farmer on day one.
Yatesbury, Calne, Wiltshire
Reported June 18 2014 (9)
Badbury Rings, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Reported June 17 2014 (8)
Sutton road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Reported June 14 2014 (7)
Harewell Lane. Besford, Worcestershire.
Reported June 14 2014 (6)
Chilcomb Down, Winchester Hampshire
Reported June 6 2014 (5)
Report to follow.
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Hod Hill Fort, Hanford, Dorset.
Reported June 1 2014 (4)
“Hi Charles…Here are some pics of the Hod hill circle…..
It was a difficult circle to find at ground level even though I knew roughly where to find it.
I have come across this before in Barley fields. I literally had to take pot luck going up a tram line to find it and it wasnt until I was practically on top of it that I found it. Sadly I found the lay to be very messy and the crop was badly damaged and broken at the base of the stalks. Whoever was responsible for it evidently had no respect for the crop and I was not at all impressed by it. I took a walk to the top of Hod hill and the circle can be seen from there.
Nick (Ashron Command)”
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Buckle Street, Pedworth, Worcestershire
Reported May 26 2014 (3)
See more: http://silentcircle.co.uk/?page_id=94
Hambledon Hill, Iwerne Minister, Dorset
Reported May 2014
Reported April 30 2014 (2)
“Hi Charles…here are the photos…
My impression of the circle when I first saw the ariel shot was that it looked a bit shabby so I was’nt surprised to find it messy on the ground with an excess of damaged broken crop snapped at the stalk base. I spoke to the Farmer, a pleasant chap, who was a bit bewildered by it. I suggested he put out a money box and we are awaiting his decision.
Cheers Matey….Nick (Ashron Command)”
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Brimslade. Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire
Reported April 16 2014 (1)
Approximately 95% of the laid Oil-Seed-Rape (OSR) plants examined were noted as having had suffered massive crushing and scraping trauma during the flattening process – due to a very lumpy mechanical method being employed to vandalise this crop field. The preponderance of our on-site observations clearly indicate that this event is a clumsy fake crop circle with a well recognised technique being employed in it’s creation.