Wessex Ridgeway, Nr Devizes,
Wiltshire. Reported 16th July.
By Peter Tadd - Clairvoyant
A group of seven
of us entered this formation on the 18th of July. And as
reported earlier by Eva-Marie Brekkesto, we also noticed no disruption
to the standing grain around the central flattened disc and nest. I
must admit we did our best but we did create something of a few inches
wide passage as we entered the inner circle.
We confirm her
findings of no human traces but the evidence of its authenticity reaches
beyond that obvious perfection. It lies in the actual lay of the crop
and the intense forces employed. What Eva-Marie mentioned as appearing
as if the barley was re-emerging on closer look is some all together
different. Yes the stems seem to be reaching up at a 60 degree angle
but on closer inspection, this is a three node bent formation.
(One node more than the Hackpen Hill “Shark” or “Brexit” circle.) The
bending up is due to this unique set of node bending. Note the three
nodes of a plant held upside down.
This is as close
to the actual lay of the crop. Jennifer’s fingers are covering the first
The crop on the
outside remained greenish no dark browning of leaves as seen here.
But there is
more. As we marveled at the nest in the off center middle of the
flattened disc, my eye kept trying to make sense of what I was seeing.
There was something that did not seem quite right. The tops looked
very sparse and clipped. This is what we discovered.
Barley heads of
grain are called spikelettes that are covered with a thin protection
that extend into wispy broom like features that dance in the slightest
breeze. These are called awns. The awns are a notable feature of the
spike very different to wheat which are short and stiff. They are
hair-like extensions that emerge upward from the lemma, one of two thin
sheets of cells that surround the floret or each grain.
My wife Jennifer
brought our attention to the reduced size of the heads looking at them
individually we were all amazed. The majority of all the flattened heads
were stripped of their awns and many had lost grain in places, on one
side or all together.
comparison of awns on the outside none on the inside.
Now for the
anomaly of all anomalies. Some for the awns look as though someone came
in with shears, or with something very hot.
Specimen on the
left has only central stem like structure called the rachis remaining.
numerous radicals that remained upright and green with spikelettes and
awns intact. As you see in the above picture this is not the case for
the affected crop.
I then took care
to notice that there appeared that heat marks were also visible in the
formation on leaves and grain. Most interesting to me was to see that
even on the spikelettes that happened to lean into the path of the
formation from the outside ever so slightly showed significant
discoloration just on the tips.
Clearly discoloured tips unlike
anything outside the formation but no damage to the head of the grain.
And this one with just two awns
curled by a passing heat source.
inside was a mixture of calmness and deep quiet on an energy level but
also of devastation as the plants were rent asunder. The lay was not
perfect and there were numerous radicals on one side more than the
other. Was this done in a rush? Or is this part of the symbolism?
I entered my
first crop circle 20 years almost to the month. It was the famous
one at Chisledon, Nr
Swindon, Oxfordshire. Formed 2nd August. I
understand that it remains one of the most
perfect floor plans in the annals of crop circle history. I mention
this a means of comparison for this analysis.
Peter Tadd, West Cork,