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Huge crop circle appears overnight in South West England (Video)

A large crop circle has appeared overnight in the South West England county of Dorset. Although the Daily Mail is reporting it to be the first for the 2014 season, there have actually been dozens of crop circles reported this summer, according to the Crop Circle Connector website. Either way, the crop circle in Dorset is certainly one of the most spectacular.

The formation in Dorset was filmed by amateur pilot and crop circle enthusiast Mathew Williams. He told the Daily Mail, “Whoever, or whatever, created the shape must have been there all night – you have to really admire their handiwork.”

An image of the crop circle found near Blandford Forum in the county of Dorset in South West England. (Credit: Mathew Williams/SWNS.com)
An image of the crop circle found near Blandford Forum in the county of Dorset in South West England. (Credit: Mathew Williams/SWNS.com)

The pattern in Dorset was laid down in a field of wheat, which is the most common crop the formations made in July are found in. This is the month when wheat is harvested. Veteran crop circle maker John Lundberg told the BBC, “[Wheat is] the best crop to work in, that’s when the most spectacular circles appear. Because each stem is upright, you can get pin sharp clarity.”

The Dorset pattern is over 400 feet long, and is made up of a star pattern with circles within circles.

Williams says, “Last summer we didn’t get many circles, but this beauty certainly makes up for that.”

Williams says the decrease in the number of crop circles being made is due to farmers getting more and more frustrated by the loss of crops and the tourist who come to visit the circles. Williams says many of the great crop circle makers are afraid of getting fined, and have thus stopped making the circles.

Thus far, Williams himself is the only crop circle maker to ever get fined. He was fined £100 after being busted for creating a crop circle in 2000. He has since stopped making crop circles, not because of fines, but because he has developed hay fever.

Last year many of the crop circles that did appear were of low quality, garnering the moniker “crap circles.” Perusing the crop circles from this year it seems the crap circles have returned.

A crop circle reported on July 15, 2014, near Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. (Credit: Mr Gyro - www.MrGyro.co.uk/Crop Circle Connector)
A crop circle reported on July 15, 2014, near Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. (Credit: Mr Gyro – www.MrGyro.co.uk/Crop Circle Connector)

Although it is obvious many of the crop circles are created by human beings, awe inspiring formations, like the one in Dorset, cause people to wonder if perhaps some of them are created by extraterrestrials or have some other paranormal origins.

Last year, Williams told the Daily Express that he has had paranormal experiences out in the fields while making crop circles.

Williams said, “I’ve seen small balls of light which have entered the field and chased us out on one occasion. I’ve seen them passing overhead. On two occasions we’ve also seen black, shadowy figures. Not as clear as a person, a little more rounded but a human shape. There are so many things like that. When teams of people go out into the fields and make large talismanic magical symbols, somehow that does actually have some effect on physical reality and strange things happen.”

According to Williams, he is not the only one who experiences paranormal activity out in the field. He says all of the crop circle teams he is aware of have had similar experiences.

Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

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  1. It should be pointed out that the only people who commented are well known for being circle makers. I was relieved to get to the paragraph about other possibilities, because till then it sounded like the reporter was going on the assumption that all circles were human made, which has not been proved to be the case. See the trailer for a film that got a good review in The New York Times, that would leave you with another impression: http://www.CropCircleMovie.com.

  2. It would appear it is fairly easy to distinguish between a man-made and an otherwise produced crop-circle. According to my understanding, the stem in the former will be broken while it will be merely bent in the latter, and the radiation detected by a geiger counter will be approx. 170% higher in the latter.

  3. @Suzanne Taylor, the trailer to which you are directing people is overly dramatic rubbish. They don’t present one, single piece of proof other than “eye-witnesses say…” or “we can not assume” which, lacking any basis in fact is in itself an assumption. It didn’t “leave me with another impression,” it left me thinking, “Oh, another one of those movies with overly dramatic music, commentators, over-excitable, alleged eye-witnesses, photos and analysis of the same circles over and over again.”

  4. The vast majority of crop circles are not made by people. Considerable research has been conducted to date that proves this.

  5. Hi John (Lundberg),
    Having previously lived near Winchester, Hampshire for the last 25 years (now Sherborne, Dorset), I have experienced some wonderful crop patterns that could not possibly have been made by man, whatever ‘Doug and Dave’ might claim while supposedly eating their cheese rolls in the dead of night.
    I genuinely believe that someone, or something, is sending a message to us through these patterns – all we have to do is decipher them (Bletchley Park style). If you wish to discuss this further, please let me know by writing to me at 1 Chandlers, Sherborne DT9 3RT with your contact details.
    All the best,
    Don Porter.

  6. my point of view about crop circle is man made, most of these circle are in England it show one group doing this ,they having some kind of mechanical device and they building different design templates for that machine,

    aliens are true they visited earth many times in past thats y nazca line are exist, but we cant see aliens in this century ,this show the possibilities of extinction of aline’s planet or they may lost their life during space travel.

  7. On Friday 17th August 2001 about 5 miles west of St. Neots I watched for ten minutes an orange ball of light hover and dart over a field of wheat. It was a clear night. I was hitchhiking to Bedford and had no real interest in crop circles but that changed that night. The phenomenon of balls of light and crop circle formation is genuine. Disregard the skeptics they have nothing worthwhile to say. There is a higher consciousness and intelligence in this world and the crop circle phenomenon will over time disclose this truth.

  8. This is not a real crop circle , this is crap circle the man made one. real crop circles accuracy of sides and bend is not there.

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