Only the close-minded have certainty. I cannot approach the crop circles with a closed mind. The delight in the crop circles is in the not knowing.

About this website

After more than twenty years of focussed involvement with the crop circles I am delighted to confess that I do not know what is going on here. I have many ideas, hypotheses and speculations but I realise (and perhaps this is the charm of this phenomenon) that they are all hollow! Anyone who claims “to know”, anyone who professes “certainties”, is either a fool or a liar. This, I suppose, is as clear a statement of my position as is possible.

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Recent Blog Posts

May 29, 2017 |

The First Five Crop Circles of 2017

I had been working for some weeks on The Fractal Field, an article dealing with the many fractal forms that have appeared in the fields since 1991. Then suddenly the season started! I might well be mistaken but I cannot recall a season that started so early and with such consistent quality in the first formations. I decided to shelve The Fractal Field (perhaps it will be revived) and to discuss these first manifestations.

April 10, 2017 |

Phive Pointed Star

Last time in Squareness Reconsidered of 6th March 2017 I wrote of the importance of John Martineau’s early work on the geometry of the crop circles. Published originally in 1993 as The Sophistication of Agriglyph Geometry it dealt comprehensively with a range of geometrical shapes but the importance of the pentagram as a controlling form was clear.

March 6, 2017 |

Squareness Reconsidered

The East Field formation of 12th July 1990 (1) was a momentous event in many ways. Having arrived to enormous excitement (2) in East Field, Alton Barnes, it established that location as the cherished historic centre of the crop circle phenomenon.

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