Category Archives: 2010 Season

The Boycott That Never Was

You may well have heard talk of an alleged boycott of Wiltshire fields by circle makers this season – indeed we have touched on it in other posts. The following was posted by Andrew Edwards on the Report A Crop Circle Formation Exposed Facebook page. As we had suspected, a look at the figures clearly demonstrates that all boycott talk was hot air. A salutary lesson; ignore those who shout loudest and look at the actual data.

”In MWs latest rant he makes a statement that if you were to compare the number of circles in and out of Wiltshire then we would see the effect of his ‘ban’ especially early in the season. So I have done this for every day of the year and compared it with the yearly average for every year since 1980. I have plotted the percentage of UK circles in and out of Wiltshire as a percentage of the total number of UK crop circles that year. Obviously this year is not over yet so I have taken the total to be that as of today.
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The dashed lines are the averages, the solid lines is this year and the filled colours are the standard deviation (68% of years fall within this area). The red is the percentage of circles in Wiltshire and blue is the percentage elsewhere.As you can see that although the percentage of crop circles in Wiltshire is lower than the average (and outside is higher) they are both well within the population standard deviation indicating that there is nothing weird about this years distribution. An interesting observation is that since 2007 most of the years (2010 being the exception) have been way off the average, outside the standard deviation with a strong skewness towards circles within Wiltshire.
In fact removing the years later than 2007 from the average this year is almost exactly the same as it.
If anything this year has been a return to the norm.”
– Andrew Edwards

Now That’s What I Call Crop Circles 2010

Our pick of the best of the 2010 season in the UK.

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Stonehenge, Wiltshire, 9th May 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

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Wilton, Wiltshire, 22nd May 2010. Photo by Steve Alexander.

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Liddington, Wiltshire, 2nd June 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

2010.06.18_11.36.28_-_Olivier_MorelChirton, Wiltshire, 16th June 2010. Photo by Olivier Morel.

Huish-Nr-Oare-OH2_1280Huish, Wiltshire, 21st June 2010. Photo by Olivier Morel.

20100623savernakeforest-01Savernake, Wiltshire, 23rd June 2010. Photo by Frank Laumen.

Mere-cropcircle-2Mere, Wiltshire, 26th June 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

Chisbury-Chapel-2Chisbury, Wiltshire, 3rd July 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

danebury-hillDanebury Hill, Hampshire, 6th July 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

cley-hillCley Hill, Wiltshire, 9th July 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

Old-Milvereton-Warwickshre2Guys Cliffe, Warwickshire, 10th July 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

Vernham-Dean2Vernham Dean, Wiltshire, 17th July 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

Woodsend-2Whitefield Hill, Wiltshire, 3rd August 2010. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

pewseywhitehorse2010bPewsey, Wiltshire, 8th August 2010. Photo by Matthew Williams.

20100813nothdowns-01North Down, Wiltshire, 13th August 2010. Photo by Frank Laumen.