A few years back, in the year 2000, when the markets were booming and many felt rich and secure, before 9-11 and terror threats, I decided to attend my nieces wedding in London with my wife and our three oldest children.
Well, for me, no trip to England would be complete without at least looking for a few well known oddities. The stone henge, ruined castles, and crop circles.
I planned our stay in the Bath area for an extra day or two to provide ample time for our adventure. We visited Avesbury and had a little birthday celebration for Emma, who turned 8. As I looked over the hill at a nearby field, I noticed a 'blank' spot.
My First Crop Circle!!!'
Over in the field was a two part simple crop circle. I was kind of
surprised. I had heard about these things from a physics prof who gave
talks about aliens occasionally. I had a great deal of respect for Dr. Kasher
as an educator, in fact, he was a favorite of mine while studying Engineering/Physics.
I walked over into the field, about 200 feet, and found two circles of about 7 feet and maybe 15 or 20 feet, connected by a arcing path about 3 feet across.
Continuing the hunt, and encouraged that it may be pretty easy to find them, I headed down a dirt road and found an enormous formation in a thick barley field. It was July 19, 2000, and this one was much bigger. Perhaps 250 feet across. It had three, sort of,'petals' and the circular path around these thin football shaped petals was itself pretty wide. We took pictures and went on our way.
After seeing a few less interesting patterns in the crops, we saw people walking up a high hill. Asking a couple from germany, we heard there was a good view of a formation from atop the hill. It was really fun. Not just to see the formations, but to see other people searching them out.