Crop Circles

Circlemaker updates

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:
It's been a great season so far this year with some spectacular designs
capturing the media and by extension the public's imagination. Arguably the
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
inspecting the Silbury Hill crop circle we've created this new page
especially or you.

NEWS UPDATE 16-07-2009:
We were recently asked to participate in a documentary being made for
National Geographic TV. They asked a mathematician from University College
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
next 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
major coverage 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 240
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.

Returning 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
create 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.