Author: The Croppie

2016 Circles: Blackwood, Popham

The croppies of Wiltshire’s central area must be wondering what’s happening in 2016 as there is very little for them to appreciate. However, there is another crop circle in Hampshire! Reported 27 June, this flower of life based formation is at Blackwood near Popham. The Croppie isn’t a fan of such designs, but we appreciate this one for its excellent construction and placing in the landscape. Lead photograph by Temporary Temples / Steve Alexander....

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2016 Circles: White Sheet Hill Hoax

Another crop circle likely made by the same team responsible for the Ox Drove hoax this year. Once again, the circle’s appearance was accompanied by a riddle and photographs on Facebook. The circle was shouted about on 29 June. The Croppie can guess who is responsible but won’t give them the publicity they’re after....

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2016 Circles: Fulley Wood

Reported on 24 June, this stunning crop circle added to this year’s unexpectedly high crop circle tally in Hampshire. Interpreted by some on t’internet as a ‘vortex’, the formation was located on the edge of Fulley Wood near Tichborne in the Winchester area. The lead image is reproduced courtesy of the Crop Circle Connector. The Crop Circle Connector have also produced this fantastic video of the...

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2016 Circles: The Ridgeway Hoax

Since this article was published the purpose of this circle has become clear. Its maker decided to add his comments to this post, thereby killing the crop circle. It is now classified as a hoax. The Croppie really does not know what to make of the astonishing crop circle that was reported on 23 June near Hackpen Hill in Wiltshire. It has already taken a reasoned hammering elsewhere, but The Croppie took a chance on visiting the sharks that have made their home just off The Ridgeway. As with the wonky Inca bird, and, more enticingly, the ‘rose‘ that...

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2016 Circles: Chilcomb Down

The Croppie finds something particularly magical when it comes to Hampshire crop circles. The county is the original home of the contemporary phenomenon and has a very different feel to Wiltshire. It’s hard to pin down why; perhaps it’s the landscape and the proximity of many circles to the beautiful, small city of Winchester. The Croppie was delighted on 21 June to learn of a formation appearing atop a vast wheat field on Chilcomb Down, close to Winchester Planetarium. The design consists of overlapping circles that bring bubbles to mind. Being a fan of straightforward geometric formations, The Croppie...

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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.

Contact:
Get in touch with The Croppie by clicking here or by sending a direct email: thecroppie@gmail.com

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