Author: The Croppie

One Rule For One Hoax…

The Croppie has been intrigued to see fingers wrongly pointed in this direction as to the creators of the Longwood Warren hoax of 2018. Even more intriguing is the analysis of the circle from Crop Circle ‘Wisdom’. It was ‘cocked up’. Such certainty. Let’s remember this circle was apparently made as an ‘exclusive’ for photographer and circle making gang ‘master’ Steve Alexander for his conference that wasn’t taking place for a few more weeks or anywhere near Longwood Warren. That’s how the story goes, not that there is any proof to back it. But, given how these days it’s...

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2018 Circles: Winterbourne Bassett, nr Broad Hinton, Wiltshire

Reported: 14 July 2018 Location:¬†Winterbourne Bassett, nr Broad Hinton, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull This formation was apparently found by croppie Janet Ossebaard from the air. That sort of thing doesn’t happen very often these days. She must have been tipped off … the circle isn’t far from Hackpen Hill … etc etc...

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Calling Hoax

In recent months The Croppie has had a few discussions as to what defines a hoaxed crop circle. Different people have different perspectives. What The Croppie terms a hoax is, except in extreme cases, not a comment on the artistic ability or ingenuity of its creators. Let’s make it clear: Today’s crop circle scene is very different to that of the 1980s and early 90s. Doug Bower and David Chorley began making crop circles as a means to dupe ufologists into believing extraterrestrial spacecraft were landing in the fields of southern England. With the arrival of tornado expert Terence...

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2018 Circles: Longwood Warren Hoax

Reported: 10 July 2018 Location: Longwood Warren, nr Winchester, Hampshire Lead photograph by Steve Alexander / Temporary Temples Few circles get torn apart as much as this although it seems the makers left a construction pole behind. If you can believe what you read, the formation was made as an ‘exclusive’ for Steve Alexander’s annual conference. It’s a strange argument given the event is two weeks away and there’s 50 miles between Longwood Warren and...

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About

Croppie:
(noun)
A person with an interest in the crop circle phenomenon. Such individuals may be of varying belief, sanity and intelligence.

The Croppie:
The name of a little known website that was launched in 2015 to cover all aspects of croppiedom. At the end of the year ownership of the site changed hands.

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