Author: The Croppie

Worst of 2016

With 2016’s wheat harvest all but entirely finished, it seems unlikely we will see any further circles in England this year. This means it is as good a time as any to look back at what The Croppie believes is the worst circle of the season; one so wretchedly bad it’s bemusing why anyone would make the effort to photograph it! It was the folks from the Crop Circle Connector who ventured to Danebury Hill Fort, near Andover, Hampshire, to capture images of this monstrosity after it was reported on 30 June. Rather than be critical, let’s look at the positives of...

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2016 Circles: All Cannings

One that The Croppie missed from 28 July at All Cannings, Wiltshire. Clearly, the farmer seems to have reached the circle and defaced it before anyone was able to capture any images. The Croppie is under the impression the formation was supposed to be some kind of insect type thing … possibly. Top image by Gordon...

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2016 Circles: Sutton Hall, Rochford

This small, somewhat old school formation could well be the last of the 2016 season. It was found at Sutton Hall, near Rochford in Essex and reported to the Crop Circle Connector on 29 August. Top photograph by Prashant Trivedi /...

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Angry Farmers: Cooks Plantation 2016

Farmers Ben and Robin Butler are mightily upset about the ‘Hindu swastika’ formation that appeared on their land at Cooks Plantation, near Yatesbury, Wiltshire. They saw fit to get in touch with the Crop Circle Connector, threatening to destroy the formation if visitors enter the field. The Croppie is a little surprised as the farmers at Cooks Plantation have generally been tolerant of crop circles that have appeared there in the past; however, with the harvest well underway on neighbouring farms, the Butlers are probably frustrated to have been hit so late in the crop circle season. On a small...

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2016 Circles: Cooks Plantation

Ouch! We’ve had Anstygate and now there is Swastikagate. Indeed, there was moral outrage from some quarters when this swastika crop circle, reported 27 August, appeared at Cooks Plantation, near Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire. Over on Charles Mallett’s Silent Circle site there were accusations that ‘crop circle hoaxers’ had shown ‘predictable disrespect to dead air crews / relatives’ by making this formation next to the site of the former RAF Yatesbury air training school. It goes without saying that, short of any information The Croppie is unaware of, this formation isn’t a hoax. Nobody has publicly claimed ownership of it. The...

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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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