Author: The Croppie

2020 Circles: The Ridgeway, Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire

Reported: 23 July 2020 Location: The Ridgeway, Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull What’s a crop circle season without a formation on top of, or underneath Hackpen Hill? Complete with five and ten-fold geometry, this is one of the more complicated examples to have appeared on the hill in recent years. As a very wise person with identical initials once told The Croppie, that’s a whole lot of...

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2020 Circles: Broad Hinton, Wiltshire

Reported: 21 July 2020 Location: Broad Hinton, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull Croppie Monique Klinkenbergh came across a harvested set of rings in a barley field near Broad Hinton, Wiltshire. Looking at the photograph, the circle seems to have put down across a bare patch of...

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2020 Circles: Danebury Hillfort, Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire

Reported: 21 July 2020 Location: Danebury Hillfort, Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire Lead photograph by Steve Alexander Single circles rarely attract much excitement. This one is no different in that respect, although it’s quite possibly the largest singleton to have appeared anywhere in England. Is that a good thing or not? Definitely the latter if you’ve got an axe to grind. Croppie Hannah Allison was able to get a couple of groundshots for The Croppie. Fortunately she avoided the low flying anger emanating from the other side of the...

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2020 Circles: Etchilhampton, Wiltshire

Reported: 17 July 2020 Location: Etchilhampton, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull Who doesn’t love a spinning thing imprinted into the fields of Etchilhampton Hill? Beautiful place, beautiful circle. And some beautiful photographs taken by croppie Hannah Allison, who has been kind enough to allow us to reproduce them here. Thanks, hun. We especially love the image with the flowers. Click on the image to enter the...

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2020 Circles: Luxenborough, Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Reported: 16 July 2020 Location: Luxenborough, Stonehenge, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull Where is Luxenborough? Did anyone know this place even existed before this unusual crop circle appeared there? Well, it’s just over the road from Stonehenge at the bottom of a hill and over-zealously guarded by some of the tetchiest bovines you could expect to come across. The Croppie suspects they know what happened. Whilst most eyes are probably drawn to the basket weave effect in some of the outer circles, the thin, interrupted ring in the central circle is most unusual, as shown below. For some...

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2020 Circles: West Knoyle, Wiltshire

Reported: 12 July 2020 Location: West Knoyle, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull The 2020 season must surely go on the record as being one of the patchiest, weirdest ever. Here are six retrograde suns so geometrically radical you wouldn’t have been able to cope with their purity. We would have all been blinded. Fortunately for us all, the farmer got to them before photographer Nick Bull could and mowed them...

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2020 Circles: Cley Hill, Warminster, Wiltshire

Reported: 12 July 2020 Location: Cley Hill, Warminster, Wiltshire Lead photograph by Nick Bull The Croppie always has his ear to the ground when it comes to the hidden meanings of crop circles. On this occasion someone who thinks they know about coded messages in crop circles is certain this formation at Cley Hill, a circles hotspot, contains at least one such cryptic riddle. Nobody seems to have any idea what is encoded, if anything. The Croppie is keen to know why this particular field was chosen for the circle given the better options in the...

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2020 Circles: Hapsford Quarry, Frome, Somerset

Reported: 12 July 2020 Location: Foxy’s Den, Hapsford Quarry, Frome, Somerset Lead photograph by Nick Bull A curious pair of small formations that appeared close to Hapsford Quarry in Frome. The first (see lead photograph) features a patchy but adventurous design — at least for someone new to circle making — of concentric rings sitting at the vertices of a standing triangle. The second design is less exciting: a small and clumsy spiral. Thanks to Rosie for making The Croppie aware of these...

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A Clandestine Cast-Off

Lead photograph by Crop Circles From the Air. You can say what you want about Team Clandestine but if the rumours are true they chose a wonderful location near Ashmore Woods, Dorset, to supposedly put down this thing. Forget the circle … this photograph by Hugh Newman is fantastic:...

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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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