Castle Hill, Mere, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Reported 6th June.

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A crop picture near Mere, England on June 6, 2016 shows the schematic outline of a “Wheatstone Bridge”, which has been “connected to ground” through the bulk of Castle Hill nearby. The “Wheatstone Bridge” is often used as a “strain gauge”, and indeed certain images in the landscape near this new crop picture seem to reveal why it was drawn there!  

Over the past 20 years, many different electromagnetic principles and/or devices have been drawn schematically as “crop pictures” in agricultural fields worldwide. For example, we have seen detailed images of the magnetic field (see fringe2012a), many different plans for homopolar motors (see fringe2014s), a radiant energy receiver of the kind envisaged by Nicola Tesla in 1905 (see fringe2012c), or Ed Leedskalnin’s magnetic flywheel from Coral Castle1930 (see time2012r).  

Now at Castle Hill near Mere, England on June 6, 2016, we can see, drawn on the crops, the schematic outline of a “Wheatstone Bridge”. This is an electrical device used to measure “strain” in mechanical systems. The basic working principle of a Wheatstone Bridge is explained below:  

First we have an “input voltage” at the top, which proceeds through two parallel wire paths down to “electrical ground”. Each parallel path is divided into two equal parts, say by two resistors of equal strength, as indicated by four “zig-zag” lines. Halfway down to ground, we can attach a wire between those two parallel paths, and measure there a new voltage “V”. This new voltage will measure any difference in potential between two different sides of the circuit. 

So long as both sides of the Wheatstone Bridge remain “unstrained”, a difference voltage V as measured in the centre will remain zero. Yet if one side is strained mechanically, so as to change the electrical resistance on one side but not the other, then the difference voltage V will become non-zero, and will provide a sensitive measure of “strain” (see  

When we look closely at the centre of this new crop picture, to see where a difference voltage V is supposed to be measured, we can see a large, “swirled circle” of crop in the flattened lay:  

This “swirled circle” in the lay, near the centre of that Castle Hill crop picture, matches where a “difference voltage V” would be measured using a Wheatstone Bridge. It has therefore been marked with two orange circles on either side. 

How has this “Wheatstone Bridge”, which has been drawn in crops, been “connected to ground”? Simply through the vast bulk of Castle Hill nearby:  

One other example of a “Wheatstone Bridge” may have been drawn in crops near Stanton St. Bernard on August 17, 1998 (thanks to J.M., see  

Finally we may ask: why was the schematic outline of a “Wheatstone Bridge” drawn in crops at this particular field location? The crop artists needed to find a “large hill” by which to “ground” their device, but large hills may be found all across southern England. Why did they drawn it near Mere in Wiltshire?  

In order to answer that question, we studied the field location of this crop picture very carefully using Google Earth (at latitude 51.0955o N, longitude 2.2750o W). Right away, we can see the cartoon-like image of a “young man” who seems to be “chilling out”, or maybe “listening to music”:  

Then when we rotate the same field image by 40o anti-clockwise, we can see the cartoon-like image of a “young woman”, who seems to be confronting or arguing with that “young man”:  

The “young man” has recoiled backwards to the left, while a “strain gauge” or “Wheatstone Bridge” has been drawn in crops close to his “waist”, exactly where his body would be feeling the most mechanical strain!  

Ha ha, those space-faring extra-terrestrials seem to live everyday lives just like our own! The “crop artist” who drew this field diagram is evidently an electrical engineer, and thought it would be appropriate to express his emotions in that way. No need to go down to the pub and commiserate with your mates: draw a “therapeutic” crop picture instead!  

We should meet them soon.  

Red Collie (Dr. Horace R. Drew)

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Expansion on ideas developed by Red Collie

Those of us who take crop circles seriously owe a debt of thanks to Dr. Horace Drew (Red Collie), whose contributions to this unorthodox and controversial field are of the first magnitude.  Chief among his contributions is a methodology that treats the placement of each crop circle, spatially or temporally or both, as important from the standpoint of context, which is revealing of meaning. 

In this case, he observes a Wheatstone Bridge (electric strain gauge) the axis of which is oriented to Long Hill, a massive geological formation that once supported medieval Castle Mere (Mere,_Wiltshire); and in the context of this crop circle, furnishes an “electrical connection to ground.”  Well done! 

But Collie’s method does not end with observations at or near the ground.  Looking down from a great height, by means of a mapping tool, he sees the larger context, which includes the surrounding countryside.  There, in fields adjacent to the crop circle, he observes a possible “young man . . . recoiling backwards, due to the ‘strain’ of a quarrel with his wife.” 

And so, according to Collie, it’s as if “those space-faring extra-terrestrials” are joking with us—and well they may—but is extra-terrestrial joking the real (or sole) point of the message?  I think not for reasons deriving from Collie’s own methodology.  Allow me, then, to invoke his method to expand the analysis; this time, in a temporal context. 

Castle Mere, the crop circle, was reported on Monday, 6 June; in other words, on “D-Day,” the historical context of which involved global strain of titanic proportions.  Does this fit the Wheatstone Bridge analysis?  Yes, unquestionably! 

But consider, too, that on 6 June, planet Venus passed behind Sol, our sun; and thus, began the transition from “morning to evening star.”  visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury  

Furthermore, where Collie sees a Wheatstone Bridge, I see an image symbolizing the transition of Venus from morning to evening star; in other words, Collie apprehended one possible reality, and I another . . . which suggests, I think, a deeper, more serious, message possibly linked to Quantum Mechanics.  How so? 

Very simply, Quantum Mechanics is the scientific discipline wherein “physics encounters consciousness.”  (Rosenblum and Kuttner, Quantum Enigma, Oxford University Press, 2011.)  Though shocking, it stands for the proposition that an object has no physical reality (existence), until apprehended by an observer, who causes it to be found at the time and place of observation! 

Therefore, absent an observer, an object exists as a waveform, vice something corpuscular or concrete; and apprehension of the waveform is needed to collapse it, causing the object to be found at a particular place and time.  Put another way, the real-world existence of an object is probabilistic, not absolute.  Furthermore, without getting into the physics of it, the probabilistic expression of the waveform may well be influenced by gravity; that is to say, by the net influence of the mass of Earth (including Long Hill), Sol and Venus, together with all other astronomical bodies within (and without) our solar system. 

Is this the deeper meaning of Castle Mere . . . and are there possibly other (quantum-entangled) meanings as well? 

From my perspective, it seems that, once again, the circle-makers have employed a sophisticated means of communication that enables the transmission of multiple meanings, each at a discrete level, simultaneously.  Perhaps all crop circles should be searched for multiple meanings? 

John Del Campo Falls Church, Virginia







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