Burderop Down, underneath Barbury Castle, Wiltshire, has been barren of decent crop circles in recent years. This latest stinker was reported on 22 July.

The Croppie’s associates at Crop Circle Nirvana have observed the initials of a well known circle maker appear within the outer two rings. This may be nothing more than coincidence, especially as they would have to be totally undignified to be associated with a mess as horrendous as this.

Photograph by the Crop Circle Connector.