A great and funny website dedicated to the formation of British crop circles.
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It is now conceded, even by the luniest of cerealogists, that ‘grapeshot’ circles, or ‘signatures’ – small circles, usually about 1 metre across, and separate from the main formation – could be regarded as of human manufacture. This type of official alert often precedes dismissal as a genuine component. There are some circle makers, meanwhile, who swear by them – different tags for different groups. Discretion is advised, however, as compulsively making grapeshot circles as you walk out of the field leaves a really naff trail to your exit.
A formation will be deemed genuine if:
- you are not caught making it.
- the pattern represents a shape which leading cerealogists could regard as of symbolic importance, and, therefore, useful on the proselyting lecture circuit, e.g. mandalas, Atlantean script, etc.
- Any particular formation might develop its own individual folklore if:
- it is made in a field which cerealogists later claim to have been watching.
- light phenomena is associated with it.
- audio phenomena is associated with it, especially in conjunction with ‘d’.
- mysterious substances are found in it – particularly if these substances are subjected to scientific analysis and found to be, ‘not of this earth’.
- a publicised prediction is circulated beforehand (this practice, however, may result in the pattern being repeated in a neighbouring, or the same, field). n.b. if you do correctly predict a formation, or rash of formations, it is important, like all good mystics, to exude the public manner of an enigmatic… this may bring offers of fee-earning consultation, or invitations to lecture, etc.
- see ‘2’ above.
REMEMBER – The discovery of a formation within a 10 mile radius of any local Centre for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS) group will also ensure genuineness.
Auditions for beginners are held on a nightly basis in the East field at Alton Barnes, in Wiltshire – but be prepared that the farmer, Polly Carson, is always on the look-out to recruit hoaxers for future formations. Due to its legendary status this location also occasionally attracts genuine, independent, circle makers.