The Best
Crop Circles
from August 2010
A truly amazing design – the attention to detail, including the rounding of the square corners is superb – first thought was of the distortion of space-time around massive objects, often used as an explanation of what gravity is. But then I was also reminded of something much more everyday, found in kitchens everywhere:Could this become known then, as the famous
Egg-Slicer Circle of August 2010?

Ashley Graham
The "squaring of the circle" is one of the many archetypal motifs which form the basic patterns of our dreams and fantasies. But it is distinguished by the fact that it is one of the most important of them from the functional point of view. Indeed, it could even be called the archetype of wholeness.

-  from Mandalas. C. G. Jung. trans. from Du (Zurich, 1955)
What is bending the very fabric of space and time, imprinting the messages using the plants in crop fields and making imprints of man on linen?  Are these images echoes of our past? The lines of light's circuit show curvature, which only sound might create as the strings are plucked........vibrating to manifest sound of the words we hear describing the texture of reality.  Displacement by gravity in lines of velocity.......impressing curvature of angular momentum bending and shaping by resonating strings.

Blanche McLanahan 
Whitefield Hill of August 3, 2010 shows what appears to be a "musical amplifier" near a radio transmission mast and its square cement base.
Whitefield Hill shows a series of parallel lines which get thinner by a factor of two when going from 1 to 8, or from 8 to 15, just as for musical octaves on radio!
Pewsey White Horse, near Pewsey, Wiltshire. Reported 8th August

The large formation at Pewsey was cut out by noon by the notorious farmer. Many in Wiltshire are mourning this fact. Images from air taken by a pilot testing his engine. The only aerials there is, no ground shots as of yet. The Stanton Bridge formation is regarded to be of the best quality in that size range. Delicate and appealing design.
Aug 8th, 2010 by causeyourlife

Two new crop circles were reported August 8, 2010 in Wiltshire England, one at the Pewsey White Horse in Pewsey, the other at Stanton Bridge near Honey Street. Ross Holcombe reported the farmer immediately began cutting out the Pewsey formation as soon as he discovered it:

"This morning I dropped off some passengers at the Pewsey train station and headed off for some sets of tennis at the Pewsey tennis club.  I noticed “croppy plane” activity just to our south and made a mental note to drive up the Pewsey White Horse hill after my games. At about noon (8 Aug) I did just that and was greeted by at least 10 cars and 20 people all watching the spectacle below of the notorious Pewsey farm manager cutting out a new formation.  This seems to be a regular occurrence as he has quite a record of being anti-crop circle over the years!

"It appears to be a large formation (approx 500' across), with a ring of 25-35 flattened circles that diminish in size going around in both directions  from the largest, southern most circle of about 80' diameter.  Each of these circles were adorned with a small 10' circle on the inside and outside of the ring.  In the middle were two crescent arcs encapsulating a sister pair of standing and flattened circles connected by a narrow pathway with small laid circles on either side of the pathway.  (This description is all based on observations from the hill, I did not go into the formation.)"

Patrice Kaufman
Interview with Colin Andrew
by J.K.

When I first met Colin Andrews he was still working as an electrical engineer for local government (Test Valley Borough Council, Hampshire, England) and had just begun work on his excellent crop circle video documentary, Undeniable Evidence. The year was 1990 and Colin was riding high on a wave that promised much: crop circles falling from the sky like prophetic rain; TV and radio interviews every other day; a best selling book that sold in excess of three hundred thousand copies worldwide, enough in itself that he was soon able to give up his job and dedicate himself full-time to researching the crop circle phenomenon. Then came the MI5-orchestrated `Doug and Dave' debunk campaign. The wave lost its momentum. The world to which Colin had dedicated himself suddenly began to crumble.

Since those heady days Colin has pursued his endeavours as the world's leading crop circle researcher with some tenacity. In the face of jealousy, ridicule and derision aimed at him by many of his so-called `peers' he has doggedly-and often painfully-stuck to his task, and today still remains the leading figure in the field of crop circle research. However, the fact that he is the leading figure has provoked its own comebacks.

For instance, since 1989 Colin has been consistently hounded, intimidated and often threatened by British and US intelligence agencies. So much so that, at one point, he was offered an undisclosed sum of money by the CIA, a `Swiss bank account' that would have set him up for life. In return he was to denounce publicly the crop circle phenomenon as a hoax. True to his character, he refused. The intimidation of him and the close scrutiny of his work by the intelligence community continues to this day. I recently spoke to Colin at his new home in Connecticut, USA. What follows is a verbatim transcript of our conversation.

The Government Hoax Campaign:
JK: Colin, how did an electrical engineer become embroiled in the crop circle phenomenon?

CA: Oh, I just couldn't resist it! I'd entered local government in 1974 as an electrical engineer and, following a series of very rapid promotions, I became a senior officer at the Test Valley Borough Council. It was during that period - in July 1983 - when I was driving along a major highway near Winchester, that I saw my first crop circle. In fact it was a `quintuplet' set of five circles. Together they formed a major pattern in a wheat field at Cheesefoot Head.

JK: And the attraction was instant?

CA: Yes, very much so. I returned that evening with my camera and took the first photograph I'd ever taken of the phenomenon. Having looked very closely at the ground features, the first thing that impressed me was the absolute symmetry, the precision of the formation, and the total lack of damage to the wheat - you know, I couldn't see any tracks or footprints leading in or out of the field. In those days a lot of the formations were like that. Sometimes circles would appear between the tramlines made by the tractors, and there would be absolutely no tracks leading to or from the patterns. This one at Cheesefoot Head was like that. It was very impressive. And it really called for the engineer inside me to fathom how this could possibly have happened.

Don't miss Colin Andrew's story about The CIA and the Crop Circles as this interview continues at
There are circles of bent down plants that are claimed to appear "mysteriously" in fields mostly at night. Crop circles do not always take circular shapes, but make up conglomerations of circles, hemispheres, lines, and many other shapes, recently evolving in very complex and highly symbolic pictures. Currently, nobody agrees as to their origins; the explanations range from hoaxes to aliens to other supernatural forces such as radiation or even ghosts.

- J.K.
"They are like dreams, to interrogate them is to force them to lie, to interpret them is to diminish their richness, to explain them is to misunderstand them. Crop circles are like mouths that speak to us of the strangeness and depth of things, speak to the heart more than the head, and to the soul more than the heart."

Patrick Harpur
("Field of Dreams?", 128)
Crop circles: The mystery that keeps us going round in circles
Natural phenomenon, elaborate hoax – or a sign from God? The Wiltshire locals think they have the answer,
says Clive Aslet.
By Clive Aslet
Published: 9 Aug 2010

More than half the total number of crop circles observed throughout the world are found in the UK. Photo: CHRIS JONES ‘Look, there’s one with birds in it,” I say excitedly into my microphone. Only as the helicopter whirrs closer do I see that the specks of colour dotting the shape in the cornfield below are not avian, but human figures in rainwear. Perhaps it is an angel with fanning wings, perhaps it is a cup and ball on a stick; the form is certainly new. Like all crop circles, it appeared, without warning or explanation, during the night; suddenly, this very morning, it was there.

The sun may have only just burst from behind the rain clouds to rake the tableland of the Marlborough Downs, but the people who have come to see these elaborate patterns are oblivious to the damp: they’re lying down, head to head, their bodies radiating like the spokes of a wheel. The energies, I’m told, are still fresh. And we mustn’t knock the rain. This month’s bad weather has helped crop-circle aficionados by delaying the harvest.

Farmers in Wiltshire are wearily used to their corn being flattened into geometrical shapes. One of them has put an honesty box on top of an oil drum, in the hope that visitors will enable him to recoup some of the money he has lost from the crop. I notice that it is an old box. Crop circles are like truffles, mysterious but geographically specific, and they appear year after year.

We take off from a field near Alton Barnes, the centre of the phenomenon. Obviously the best vehicle for viewing crop circles would be a spaceship. But this helicopter, laid on as part of the Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group’s summer conference, which took place last weekend, is the next best thing, whisking me into a magical space where Silbury Hill looks like a suet pudding on a plate, and you spy on the gardens of manor houses that are invisible from the road.

The pilot’s voice comes into my headphones. “There’s one in front of us, shaped like a necklace.” We bank over a landscape where the wheat fields are sheets of gold leaf.
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Crop Circles  Crop Circles are entheogenic. If they are fake, it might be the only true art form left (and possibly the grandest ever conceived and executed). If it falls under the notion of “prank”, by definition, it must remain anonymous.  Those who claim the work, when demonstrating their technique, fall miserably short of the intricacies involved, especially in the dark, clandestine, and with a time limit. There are no mistakes, and they are always complete, finished within a matter of hours, and no-one being able to spot them in the process. The most aesthetically pleasing ones defy explanation, no matter how you look at it. In order for this art to be effective in its intention, no credit must be taken, painstaking planning and implementation are involved, and skilled stealth techniques must be practiced and acquired.  There is no school for this. The real art school seems to be the earth and its fields of grain and stalk. You can’t sell it, it’s temporary, and it transcends the ego driven, heroin induced, and very urban “artist mystique”. The experience, the work, speaks volumes beyond words.

By @Om* - atomjack via:
Stanton Bridge, near Honey Street, Wiltshire. Reported 8th August.

Wow! What a great little circle.

This has got to be one of the most delightful small circles ever created. The  precision within this statement is something to marvel at.
Julian Gibson

New crop circle near the Barge. When you come from Stanton St Bernard, first field on thee left after passing Stanton Bridge. Not very complex, but very delicate and cute.
Image Philippe Ullens
on this page: fabulous crop circles from early August 2010, an interview with circle expert Colin Andrews, and an in-depth article from the U.K.'s Telegraph by ace reporter Clive Aslet
What a great  little circle."
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