Ground Report – Milk Hill 2, Nr. Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire, 12 52005
This formation is positioned in the same field as the previous church window design which appeared on 29th May. In contrast to that formation which contained many straight lines, the new design is entirely made up of circular elements.
The design consists of two overlapping rings forming a vesica pisces shape. Within this area of laid crop there is a circle of standing crop positioned at the centre. This standing circle within the vesica pisces gives the impression of an ‘eye’.
The diameter of the two rings differs by 6ft. The ring on the north eastern side of the design, which is the side closet to Milk hill measures 200ft across, the other measuring 194ft. The width of the pathways varies between 3.5ft and 4ft. The diameter of the standing circle in the centre of the formation is 62ft. The width of the laid crop on each side of the central circle is 18ft on the North Eastern side and 23ft on the other, the variation caused by the difference in diameter of the two rings.
On entering the crop circle the first notable feature is that the lay is much more compacted and flatter compared with the crop in this field’s previous formation. Around the pathways of the two rings, the crop is visibly laid flatter along the outer edge. Whether this is an original feature, or caused by visitors to the crop circle the previous day is impossible to say.
There is a 7ft wide flow which surrounds the central standing circle. Within the large areas, ‘above’ and ‘below’ this circle the crop is laid in two distinct ‘directions’ which overlap along a line running towards the point where the two rings cross.
There is a standing tuft of crop, with some stems splayed out at the base, and this is located in the ‘top half’ of the main laid area, at the point where the crop flows in three different directions.
There are many places within the crop circle where one directional flow overlaps another. It is clear at these points which area of crop was laid first, with other areas subsequently flowing over the top.
There is more obvious damage to the crop than we saw in the previous formation in this field. It is clear the crop has been ‘crimped’ as it has been laid down across the whole design, causing thin white lines to appear on the green stems.
Where the crop flows over each tramline, it is often laid into the rut, as opposed to flowing cleanly across the top of it. Where this occurs, in places there is extensive damage to the seed heads, as can be seen in the image below.
This is an aesthetically pleasing crop circle, and its location in the same field as the previous one makes for an even more impressive scene. As always, it gives us plenty to think about as we wait for the season to progress further...
Crop Circle Summary