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UK Crop Circles June 2018 [HJ]

White Way, near Baunton, Gloucestershire, reported 2 June. The season’s first wheat formation. What is it with circle makers who insist upon hitting fields way before they are ready to receive a crop circle? It just ends up looking a bit of a mess. Photograph by Nick Bull.

Bishops Canning Down, Wiltshire, reported 3 June. Barley. c.200′. Simple rings and circles are the bread and butter of crop circles, but often get overlooked these days. Image by Jane Barford.

Ackling Dyke, Dorset, 4 June 2018. Barley. Probably the best of the season so far, marred only by some sloppy irregularities in the scroll-work. Still, everybody seemed to like it. Image by Lucy Pringle.

Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, 9 June 2018. Barley. A pleasing design, sadly let down by some errors in its construction, resulting in a rather wonky and lop-sided look. Image by Nick Bull.

Keysley Down, near Chicklade , Wiltshire, 10 June 2018. Barley. Image by Nick Bull.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, 17 June 2018. Barley. Another circle with numerous irregularities in its construction – look for example at the ‘coffin’ shapes and see how different in shape and proportion they are – but people seemed to like it, perhaps because of its unusual design. Image by Nick Bull.

Devil’s Den, Wiltshire. Reported 20 June 2018, though I’ve heard rumours it was there for at least a few days before that and wasn’t made for the solstice. Barley. This clearly went wrong, and has a definite unfinished look about it. Photo by Nick Bull.

Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, 23 June 2018. Wheat. c.250′. A very neat and precisely executed design featuring crescents and a pentagram. There’s a story of croppies sitting on top of the hill and seeing or hearing nothing the night this one appeared. Image Allie Hart.

Yarnbury Castle, Wiltshire, 24 June 2018. Barley. Another one that clearly went wrong, in my view, though some see the flattening of the fifth and sixth petals as deliberate. Image by Nick Bull.

Sutton Hall, near Rochford, Essex, 30 June 2018. Wheat. Please, stop appending ‘FoJ’ to your circles. It’s not funny any more. Image by The Crop Circle Connector.

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UK Crop Circles May 2018 [HJ]

A somewhat paltry start to the season, this small design appeared in oilseed rape at Willoughby Henge, near Mere, on 8 May. It is a variation on the ‘flower of life’ which has appeared countless times in crop circle history. Photograph by Nick Bull, who is probably the best of the drone photographers.

The season’s first barley formation appeared at Buckland Down, close to the Cerne Abbas giant, on 26 May. Photograph by Nick Bull.

 

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UK Crop Circles August 2017 [HJ]

Hannington, Wiltshire, 4 August 2017. Wheat. Image by Frank Laumen.

Rollright Stones, near Little Compton, Oxfordshire, 5 August 2017. Wheat. Image by Frank Laumen.

Monarch’s Way, near Wooton Waven, Warwickshire, 7 August 2017. Wheat. Image by Lucy Pringle.

Sutton Hall, near Rochford, Essex, 17 August 2017. Wheat. Image by Prashant Trivedi.

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“Farmers Tell Of Stress And Anguish Over Unwanted Crop Circle”

As a counter to our last post, here’s an article from Farmer’s Weekly wherein the farmers of the field hosting the 4 August Hannington circle express their distress at its arrival. How much this contradicts their stance in the BBC article is open to the reader to judge. Article here, screens below.

As usual Matthew Williams couldn’t resist wading in to the comments section, and his post has likely done more damage than good in our estimation. In the current climate, and in an effort to save as many circles as possible from the blades of the combine, such comments should be kept to oneself.

UK Crop Circles July 2017 [HJ]

Boreham Wood, near Lockeridge, Wiltshire, 1 July 2017. Wheat. Image by Lucy Pringle.

Battlebury Hill, near Warminster, Wiltshire, 5 July 2017. Wheat. A quite lovely variant on the quintuplet. Image by Frank Laumen.

Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, 8 July 2017. Wheat. Image by Lucy Pringle.

Cley Hill, near Warminster, Wiltshire, 18 July 2017. Wheat. Image by Frank Laumen.

Atherington, West Sussex, 19 July 2017. Wheat. Image by Jason Chalk.

Greensand Ridge Walk, near Cardington, Bedfordshire. 21 July 2017. Wheat. So small it barely qualifies as a crop circle. Image Trevor Orman.

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