Posts Tagged ‘2009’

“Isn’t it Ironic…?”

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Just yesterday I posted my thoughts about the meager 2009 season “this side of the pond,” and then today I receive word of a gorgeous formation just reported in Alberta, Canada.

If it weren’t 1156 miles (around 18 hours driving) each way, I’d consider making the trip this weekend.  But it looks like I’ll have to appreciate this Canadian crop circle from afar….

The Stettler crop circle is resonant with the Teton, Idaho formation of 2002 and the two Wilbur, Washington formations of 2007 and 2009.   I’d say they’re in the same family of circles…


NOTE: Articles about the Teton and Wilbur formations, as well as other US and international crop circles, can be found here by using this site’s search box.

First US Crop Circle of 2009 near Wilbur, Washington

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Crop Circle Found in Rural Washington State

A crop circle was found on 23 July near Wilbur, Washington, the site of a 2007 formation.  I’m working on a preliminary diagram based on an aerial view:

The geometry is lovely, ripe with distinct ratios and relationships.  Based on the photo alone, for instance, we can see the placement and sizes of the rings are correlated with one another in what appears to be an algorithmic progression.

Also, the flattened circle near the second-largest ring is the same apparent size as the standing crop inside that ring.  When a line is drawn through the centre of the ring/circle grouping, it leads to the edge of the field and the beginning of a path reportedly flattened by the farmer in a bid to keep visitors from stomping through the crop.

The significantly mottled appearance of the field is likely due to water table and runoff stains, and may yield additional clues to why the formation appeared here.

For those accustomed to seeing tramlines in photos of UK formations, notice none are apparent in this field.  Crop dusting (aerial spraying of fields) is commonly used in the United States.

Additional details and diagram(s) forthcoming.

Special thanks to the Independent Crop Circle Researchers’ Association ( and Jeff and Delsey Wilson.


Windmill Hill Crop Circle ~ 25 May 2009

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Here’s a synaesthetic beauty:

In barley, at Windmill Hill, near Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire, 25 May 2009.

A meditative state comes over me while gazing at the undulating form, as though I’m visualising a lullaby. My mind moves into a synchronised state as I observe the balanced flow of energy of the lines, circles, and swirls.

To me, this is a fine, delicate, inspired communication of high order.


Diagram credit Chris Bird, as posted on Peter Sorensen’s homepage