Making Waves in Wheat
On June 28, the crop circle pictured was reported near Avebury, Wiltshire. The circle seems to resemble the interior of the nearby West Kennett Long Barrow, which was built before Stonehenge and used as a burial chamber until around 2500 BC. The barrow's side chamber architecture occurs within an exact isosceles triangle, which may be connected to the precise geometry of the crop circle's design. Zef Damen has produced a geometric reconstruction of the formation worth examining.
On July 4, a 200-foot crop circle was reported near a Swiss airforce base. The pristine circle was discovered from the air and shows no signs of foot traffic in the first photographs from the site.
On July 7, a strikingly textural crop circle of lines and squares was reported near Cherhill, Wiltshire.
Those interested in the geometry of crop circles may enjoy the examination of a 1999 crop circle that appears to depict an "unfolded," flattened octahedron, available here. A striking library of recent images is available at Temporary Temples.
Here are some additional photos of this year's circles:
Photographs by Steve Alexander used by permission.Tweet