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August 5, 2006 12:40 AM   Subscribe

Fantastic gallery of some really advanced looking crop circles, including hi-res versions for your desktop wallpapering pleasure.
posted by lilbrudder (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
'kin aliens... So creative.
posted by marvin at 12:58 AM on August 5, 2006

That is probably the coolest crop circle I've ever seen.
posted by bob sarabia at 12:59 AM on August 5, 2006

I still think they must be caused by complex whirlwinds of some sort, yeah that's it.
posted by bobo123 at 1:50 AM on August 5, 2006

That example seemed to stir the UK media - "the first example of a 3D crop circle" - if that wasn't something of a contradiction. Should we be calling them something else now? Crop formations?

Here's the now oblig link to circlemakers which, it turns out, I haven't looked at for a year or two, having missed the excellent Hello Kitty promo crop circle from 2004.

I'm amazed there are still sites emerging deperate to revere circles as more than they are.

The Milk Hill example from 2001 is still my favourite (scroll down - it's the one with *all* the circles).
posted by nthdegx at 3:21 AM on August 5, 2006 [1 favorite]

I'm pretty sure that these were not caused by mating hedgehogs.
posted by sour cream at 3:48 AM on August 5, 2006

Check out these abstract artworks based on crop circle designs.

There can be interesting geometry and analysis underlying constructions with many tangent circles.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:23 AM on August 5, 2006

There's an "Art from Above post over at Make: Blog today, too.
posted by nthdegx at 1:11 PM on August 5, 2006

There are also some amazing photographs on this site.
posted by essexjan at 1:27 PM on August 5, 2006

Here's a link to some video footage of a circle being formed whilst lights move above the field.
posted by essexjan at 1:37 PM on August 5, 2006

Was recently told a funny story: Ex Apollo astronaut, well into his crop-circles, sides with the more exotic theories. Said astronaut is being interviewed for television programme, mentions one particular circle and claims it to be so advanced that it could not possibly be man made. Interviewer does not have the heart to tell him that he himself was the culprit.
posted by popcassady at 2:51 PM on August 5, 2006

I think that was from this book, popcassady
posted by ZippityBuddha at 3:40 PM on August 5, 2006

essexjan - that video freaks me out! I BELIEVE!
posted by muddgirl at 2:59 PM on August 6, 2006

Why do they call them "3d crop circles"?
posted by signal at 8:25 PM on August 10, 2006

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