Author: The Croppie

Readers Recipes: Israeli Fruitcake

Here at The Croppie we love crop circles and everything associated with living the life of a circles enthusiast. By popular demand our legendary reader’s recipes section is back and begins with the return of its biggest hit: the Israeli fruit cake. It’s best eaten at Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot, a celebration of trees, the natural world and environmental awareness. However, it can be made and eaten at any time of year and goes great with a mug of hot, steaming coffee. Just note that recipe will give you a somewhat different, dense fruitcake which has a very long shelf...

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A Conspiracy Against Particular Crop Circles?

Over on Circle Chasers a poster called Tomasz Kaczmarek has noted how some circles are ignored by websites such as Temporary Temples and the Crop Circle Connector. Kaczmarek asks ‘Is there any conspiracy against some crop circles that do not [match] somebody’s agenda?’ He notes how two sorta similar looking formations have been treated very differently by the aforementioned websites, one featured and one excluded. Hopefully The Croppie‘s knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes can clear this up. There’s no conspiracy, it’s simply a matter of a crop circle’s origins. During 2019 the Connector parted company with...

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Dear Croppie: Online Circles Speak

It can be hard to keep up with all of the intricacies of crop circle discussion online and from time to time The Croppie gets asked about it. This handy guide should help you in making sense of all the bickering, arguing and puzzling terminology that you’ll come across. Accusation bank: What’s up, buttercup? Someone giving you a hard time in the croppie Facebook groups? React by hysterically falling back upon your bank of stock insults which we have heard time and time before. For example, ‘narcissist … troll … crazy … obsessive … stalker … racist … you...

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2020 Circles: Woolstone Wells, Uffington Castle, Oxfordshire

Reported: 9 August 2020 Location: Woolstone Wells, near Uffington Castle, Oxfordshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull Oxfordshire is traditionally crop circle country’s third county, behind Wiltshire and Hampshire. It’s dotted with sites of ancient significance, one being the Uffington White Horse. This formation appeared under the gaze of the White Horse and the flat topped Dragon Hill in a small wheat field close to the village of Woolstone. There’s something strongly redolent about the archetypal crop circle of the 2000s incorporated into this formation. It’s The Croppie’s favourite of the season to date. Perhaps it’s the timeless minimalism of...

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2020 Circles: Patney Bridge, Beechingstoke, Wiltshire

Reported: 8 August 2020 Location: Patney Bridge, Beechingstoke, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Lucy Pringle What a peculiar season 2020 has been with barley still in the fields and the wheat now being harvested. Even more unusual is the scale of this formation, above and beyond anything we’ve seen since that very manmade serpent at Inkpen in 2011. Spare a thought for the farmer. The usual croppie groups on Facebook have been abuzz with debate over the meaning and structure of this one. Is it a molecule? Is it meant to be asymmetrical? Did something go wrong in its construction?...

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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 Croppie was established in 2015 to cover all aspects of the crop circle phenomenon occurring across Britain. This includes new formations, circles history, conspiracies and related culture.

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