Category Archives: 2012 Jul 17 Yatesbury

Now That’s What I Call Crop Circles 2012

Our pick of the best of this year in the UK.

Corley, Warwickshire, 11 July 2012. Photo by Steve Alexander.

Yatesbury, Wiltshire, 17 July 2012. Photo credit not known.

Devizes, Wiltshire, 28 July 2012. Photo by Janet Ossebaard

Ogbourne Down, Wiltshire, 29 July 2012. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

Owslebury, Hampshire, 29 July 2012. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

All Cannings, Wiltshire, 5 August 2012. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

Cheesefoot Head, Hampshire, 9 August 2012. Ignore all the bull you may have heard from Report A Crop Circle Formation; this circle was not commissioned. Photo by Steve Alexander.

Wappenbury, Warwickshire, 15 August 2012. Photo by Steve Alexander.

Savernake, Wiltshire, 23 August 2012. Photo credit not known.

Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, 26 August 2012. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

Windmill Hill, Wiltshire,14 October 2012. Photo by Phillipe Ullens.

Winchester, Hampshire, 9 August 2012 [mc]

This is a masterful creation, which is perhaps why Report A Crop Circle Formation have made it their mission to utterly kick the stuffing out of it.

First we hear speak of the ‘Jugglers Lane Fiasco’. Now maybe I’ve got a different dictionary to Mr Pyrka’s, but the use of the word ‘fiasco’ here (capitalised or not) is way off the mark. To recap: a formation was discovered at Jugglers Lane earlier this season, it was photographed and much-liked for its precision and beauty, quite early in the day of its discovery rumours began to circulate that it was made with the farmer’s permission, and these rumours were soon confirmed. Some people chose not to believe these rumours, favouring a more esoteric origin – though that has been the case with pretty much every commissioned circle in history, so there’s nothing to stop the press about there. And that’s it. No ‘fiasco’ whatsoever, except on Planet Pyrka where there’s no shortage of moles ready to turn their hills into mountains.

Next we have the bald assertion that this formation is ‘commissioned art work’. Is it? No proof is given, and anybody asking for it has had their posts blocked or banned from the thread. Not for doubting the claim, mind, just for asking.

Which leads into an opportunity to put the boot in to the Crop Circle Connector.

“Promoted… in a style which creates a frenzy amongst their believers”?  Mr Pyrka sounds frothing and incandescent in his anger.

And what have the Crop Circle Connector done to provoke this ire? Put pictures of this circle on their website and Facebook page (as they have with every other circle this year, including – I should add – the garbage that Mr Pyrka and his friends have fouled fields with). That’s all. That’s what the Connector do.

Andrew, I think you need a lie down. I think the summer heat is getting to you.

Miles Challett