Author: The Croppie

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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The Hackpen Hill Crop Circles: A Charity Scam?

Lead photograph of the 2020 circle on Hackpen Hill by Nick Bull. Another season is drawing to its conclusion and it’s another year with yet another crop circle appearing in the immediate of vicinity of Hackpen Hill. Since the loss of his wife to cancer in 2014 local farmer James Hussey has been opening up crop circles on his land to paying visitors. The money raised has been donated to the Brighter Futures charity supporting the construction of a much needed radiotherapy treatment centre for the Swindon area. Sceptical minds have suggested James Hussey has been suspiciously blessed with...

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2020 Circles: Potterne (2), Wiltshire

Reported: 4 August 2020 Location: Potterne, near Devizes, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull An odd little quintuplet that seems to have been constructed around a tree. This isn’t something you see every day. Despite some of the rubbish The Croppie has read, this is a genuine formation. And, before you ask, The Croppie has no idea what the objects by the tree are. Your guess is as good as anyone else’s. The circle has subsequently been...

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Top of the Croppies: August 2020

Guy Shepherd No croppie has attracted such discussion in the last month as Guy Shepherd (above). As a vocal newcomer to the scene his well-spoken tones, earnest comments, natty cap, tight shorts and bare feet are the sort of thing you’d expect to have encountered from members of the Center for Crop Circle Studies in the early 1990s. Nobody else could even consider going head-to-head with Guy in YouTube videos where he reads chapters from his first novel. Titled Circum Navigation, the book is a weird, lengthy and slightly trippy tale of crop circles, anomalous light phenomena, drug culture,...

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