NEWS UPDATE 31-12-2009:
Click Here to view our New Year greeting which goes out to all our
supporters and especially to all of our detractors
who made 2009 a year to
remember. We look forward to revealing our hand in 2010.
NEWS UPDATE 17-07-2009:
been a great season so far this year with some spectacular designs
capturing the media and by extension the public's imagination.
most spectacular to date was discovered opposite Silbury Hill in Wiltshire
in early July. The design utilises
a Mayan motif and has been variously
described as "spellbinding" and "stunning" by visitors.
For those of you who
have been following Colin Andrews' recent breathless
updates about a Wiltshire policeman allegedly seeing tall blonde beings
the Silbury Hill crop circle we've created this new page
especially or you.
NEWS UPDATE 16-07-2009:
recently asked to participate in a documentary being made for
National Geographic TV. They asked a mathematician from University
London to draw a design that we would then reproduce under cover of darkness
in a 4 hour window. The design
we were sent uses the 'Circles of Apollonius'
The show will air internationally on the National Geographic channel early
year. Above is a photo of the completed design and here
is the diagram we worked from.
NEWS UPDATE 05-06-2009:
As we hurtle towards the allegedly paradigm shifting year of 2012, the
cultural swing back towards the irrational is
well under way. The British
media seems to have fallen back in love with crop circles this summer, with
in The Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail and on the BBC to date
There's been some hilariously bad reporting, such
as the BBC initially
reporting that the so called 'Jellyfish' crop circle (See photo on right)
had caused £600,000 worth
of damage! At most 2 tonnes of crop was actually
flattened, the current grain price is around £120 per tonne so that's
of crop, quite a bit short of the stated £600,000. Great reporting from the
BBC. Admittedly they have now revised
that figure down to £600 in the
article - which is still too high - after I pointed out their howler.
to the issue of crop damage, as long as the crop circle is not
heavily visited the crop will recover. If the farmer then
drops his blades
come harvest, he'll be able to recover most of the flattened crop anyway,
just as he would with any
wind damage. Or, if he opens up the field and
charges £1 for every visitor he'd actually be in profit.
In The Guardian,
John Vidal makes another howler in his guide to crop circle
making he says of the 'stalk stomper' board used to flatten
crop "The board
should have ropes attached to each end so you can loop it over your neck.".
Really?! We find it's usually
easier to just hold the rope in our hand's
John. You should know that, seeing as you once joined us in the fields to
a crop circle, although admittedly you did fall asleep for most of it
then when you woke up and joined in you actually
managed to flatten the
wrong bit of crop... but we forgive you.