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.
The 16 April Cherhill circle has been cut by the farmer. This is the first example we can think of in crop circle history of an oilseed rape circle being cut out. Why has he farmer done this? Likely because he asked for people to stay out of the field and despite this the circle had many visitors. Please, people, try to respect farmers’ wishes. Enjoy the circle from afar (fine views of the Cherhill circle in particular could be had from the nearby hill) but stay out unless the farmer has given permission.
Despite the title, there’s nothing ‘undercover’ or ‘ultimate’ going on here. Cheesy as a deli counter 2003 documentary from Julian Gibsone for The Crop Circle Connector. Simeon Hein, Andreas Muller, Stuart Dike, Dan Darby, Peter Sorensen, Charles Mallett, Frances Mallett, are among the interviewees.
We were very saddened to see this photo of the 30 July Cley Hill circle. It’s been in the field barely a week and has already been utterly wrecked by visitors.
Here’s how it looked in its original, pristine state.
Please, people, if you’re going to visit circles have some respect for the farmer. Have some respect for the formation itself. Stick to the tramlines or the flattened crop at all times. We need to keep farmers happy, especially in light of the ‘cut everything’ policy of some farmers in recent seasons. Stay out of the standing crop.
The farmer was not at all happy with this circle, that appeared at Reigate Hill in Surrey on 19 July, as these articles from The Surrey Mirror and Irish Farmers Journal show. Screen captures from Irish Farmers Journal below.
1998 BBC documentary interviewing Doug Bower, featuring a potted history of the subject, and two commissioned circles, one made by Bower and the other by the circlemakers.org team. Also incudes interviews with Terence Meaden, Michael Glickman, Francine Blake, John Lundberg, Matthew Williams, Rod Dickinson, and others. See also this article on the circlemakers.org website for more information on their formation (image right).
A short new documentary featuring some of the early 2015 season circles. We love documentaries like this, croppies exploring and enjoying the circles on their own terms, some theories thrown in but no ugliness.
A question we’ve been asked a number of times. Here’s a very interesting and comprehensive interview with the Wiltshire police, filmed in 2009, which gives the police view of the subject.Courtesy of the Silent Circle website.