Part 2: Enchanting Wheat Bundles of Charlbury, Wiltshire

Charlbury, Wiltshire (red circled star in lower left southwest of Wayland's Smithy), and Toot Baldon and Garsington, Oxfordshire (upper right corner). The Vale of the Uffington White Horse extends north of Charlbury toward Garsington.
Charlbury, Wiltshire (red circled star in lower left southwest of Wayland’s Smithy), and Toot Baldon and Garsington, Oxfordshire (upper right corner). The Vale of the Uffington White Horse extends north of Charlbury toward Garsington.
Charlbury, Wiltshire, formation of nearly two hundred "wheat bundles" in two of the three circles lined up with the Charlbury ancient mound was discovered from the air on July 11, 2006. The pattern was located near the Ridgeway between Liddington Castle and Uffington White Horse. Images above and below © 2006 by Cropcircleconnector.com.
Charlbury, Wiltshire, formation of nearly two hundred “wheat bundles” in two of the three circles lined up with the Charlbury ancient mound was discovered from the air on July 11, 2006. The pattern was located near the Ridgeway between Liddington Castle and Uffington White Horse. Images above and below © 2006 by Cropcircleconnector.com.

Wheat "bundles" in foreground circle (86 by one count in this circle; about 175 bundles in both circles) and ancient Charlbury mound in background. Image © 2006 by Steve Alexander.
Wheat “bundles” in foreground circle (86 by one count in this circle; about 175 bundles in both circles) and ancient Charlbury mound in background. Image © 2006 by Steve Alexander.

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September 13, 2006  Albuquerque, New Mexico – After our frustrating trip to Toot Baldon near Garsington, Oxfordshire, on Thursday, August 3, 2006, most of us decided to drive back to Charlbury in Wiltshire southwest of Wayland’s Smithy to see the extraordinary “circles with wheat sculptures inside,” as some called it. The unusual formation was first reported on July 11.

When we arrived, the western sky was a vivid red. Even though three weeks old, the bundled wheat sculptures were well preserved in their eerie beauty. None of us could remember any other formation in the modern mystery, which had as many vertical punctuations into the air. The circle closest to the ancient mound seemed to have slightly shorter wheat bundles. Each “sculpture” was different. There were twisted bridges, hollow caves, fountains, braided clumps. For some reason, I thought of an oscilloscope registering spots of energy. Above us was a white, half moon and Jennifer said out loud, “This is so magical.”

Red western sky beyond the Charlbury mound and the bundles of wheat inside the circle furthest from the mound in the lower right. Image © 2006 by Jennifre Kreitzer.
Red western sky beyond the Charlbury mound and the bundles of wheat inside the circle furthest from the mound in the lower right. Image © 2006 by Jennifre Kreitzer.
Crop circle investigator and author, Barbara Lamb, with a colleague standing in the ring of wheat bundles furthest from the mound. Image © 2006 by Jennifer Kreitzer.
Crop circle investigator and author, Barbara Lamb, with a colleague standing in the ring of wheat bundles furthest from the mound. Image © 2006 by Jennifer Kreitzer.
Above and below: Glimpses of the unusual wheat bundles lighted by camera flashes as the sky darkened. All images © 2006 by Jennifer Kreitzer.
Above and below: Glimpses of the unusual wheat bundles lighted by camera flashes as the sky darkened. All images © 2006 by Jennifer Kreitzer.


Mysterious Light and Translucent Orbs

Jennifer Kreitzer was taking digital pictures as she walked through the Charlbury circles. “Afterward, I was going through the images and noticed there was a ball of light in one of them.” I had been taking 35mm standard reflex lens images, with flash and time exposures. None of my prints showed any mysterious balls of light or translucent spheres. One of the persistent puzzles in crop circle history is why do some people photograph anomalies, while others in the same formation at the same time do not.

Unexplained, white ball on one digital frame inside the circle of wheat bundles furthest from the mound. Image © 2006 by Jennifer Kreitzer.
Unexplained, white ball on one digital frame inside the circle of wheat bundles furthest from the mound. Image © 2006 by Jennifer Kreitzer.
Different than the white ball are these translucent orbs, more commonly photographed by many people in crop formations - especially by digital cameras. One hypothesis is that an electrostatic charge builds up in the digital camera electronics and periodically discharges, producing the translucent orb effect. Image © 2006 by Jennifer Kreitzer.
Different than the white ball are these translucent orbs, more commonly photographed by many people in crop formations – especially by digital cameras. One hypothesis is that an electrostatic charge builds up in the digital camera electronics and periodically discharges, producing the translucent orb effect. Image © 2006 by Jennifer Kreitzer.

 


More Information:

For further information about crop formations, please see reports below and going back to 1999 in the Earthfiles Archives and my book, Mysterious Lights and Crop Circles in the Earthfiles Shop:

  • 09/06/2006 — Part 4: Five Circle Pattern in Geneseo, Illinois, Soybeans
  • 08/31/2006 — Part 3: Five Circle Pattern in Geneseo, Illinois, Soybeans
  • 08/28/2006 — Part 2: Five Circle Pattern in Geneseo, Illinois, Soybeans
  • 08/27/2006 — Part 1: Five Circle Pattern in Geneseo, Illinois, Soybeans
  • 08/17/2006 — Military Helicopter Aggression Toward Red Sphere in U. K.
  • 08/16/2006 — Etchilhampton August 15, 2006, Wheat Formation
  • 08/15/2006 — Part 2 – Three Crop Formations Near Uffington White Horse – A “Merkabah?”
  • 08/13/2006 — Part 1: Three Crop Formations Near Uffington White Horse
  • 07/21/2006 — U. K. Breaking Heat Records and 17 Crop Patterns Reported Between July 4 – 20
  • 07/07/2006 — Anomalies in Huntingburg, Indiana, Wheat Pictogram
  • 06/11/2006 — Updated: Two Mysterious Circles in Wheat Baffle Kansas Farmer
  • 04/07/2006 — First 2006 Grass Circles in Conondale, Queensland, Australia
  • 09/21/2005 — Silent, Unidentified Aerial Triangle Entered Thunderstorm Over Fairborn, Ohio
  • 09/02/2005 — “Mayan Clock”? in August U. K. Crop Formations
  • 09/02/2005 — Part 1: New York and Ohio Corn Circles “Flattened 2 to 5 Feet Above Ground”
  • 09/02/2005 — Part 2: Mysterious Lights At Coles County, Illinois, Corn Circles
  • 09/02/2005 — First 2005 Canadian Crop Circles Reported
  • 08/09/2005 — Three Extraordinary U. K. Crop Formations Reported August 9, 2005
  • 08/07/2005 — Mysterious Light Photographed in Canadian Woods
  • 08/02/2005 — Part 2: Anomalies Confirmed in Pennsylvania and Arizona Randomly Downed Crops
  • 08/02/2005 — Part 1: Anomalies Confirmed in Pennsylvania and Arizona Randomly Downed Crops
  • 07/23/2005 — Mystery of Six Grass Circle Formations in North Carolina
  • 07/18/2005 — Garsington, Oxfordshire, U.K. Wheat Formation – Astronomical Orbit?
  • 07/01/2005 — U. K. Bicyclist Reports Mysterious, Low Hovering Objects Bending Wheat
  • 06/28/2005 — Crop Circles in Poland
  • 06/02/2005 — Part 2 – Highly Anomalous Pigment Formation in 2004 Hillsboro, Ohio, Crop Formation
  • 05/26/2005 — Phoenix Barley Mystery: Apparently Irrigation and Wind
  • 05/20/2005 — May 2005 Crop Formation Update in Six Countries
  • 05/09/2005 — Mysterious Lights and 2003 Serpent Mound Soybean Formation
  • 04/20/2005 — Outer Space Impact At Serpent Mound, Ohio, 256 Million Years Ago
  • 04/12/2005 — First 2005 Dutch Crop Circles Reported in Hoeven, Holland Grass
  • 10/17/2004 — American Crop Formations: 1880-2004
  • 09/22/2004 — Miamisburg and Serpent Mound, Ohio Crop Formations: Geometries Compared
  • 09/17/2004 — Updated: Part 1 – High Strangeness in Canadian Cattle Corn
  • 09/12/2004 — Part 2 – High Strangeness in Canadian Cattle Corn
  • 09/10/2004 — Update on Miamisburg, Ohio, Corn Pictogram – Balls of Light?
  • 09/05/2004 — Part 2 – Hillsboro, Ohio Corn Plant Anomalies
  • 09/04/2004 — Hillsboro, Ohio Corn Formation – High Strangeness in Soil and Plants
  • 09/02/2004 — Updated Photos: Big, Impressive New Corn Formation in Miamisburg, Ohio
  • 08/29/2004 — Another Pictogram in Poland
  • 08/12/2004 — Circles in Belgium and Holland
  • 08/10/2004 — Updated Aerial Photos of West Overton, Wiltshire “Serpent”
  • 08/09/2004 — Pictograms in Poland
  • 08/03/2004 — Crop Formations: Fifteen in Southern England Since July 20, 2004.
  • 07/26/2004 — Crop Circles in Tilden, Wisconsin Oats and 90-Degree Angles in Litchfield, Minnesota
  • 07/25/2004 — 2004 Canadian Crop Formations: Scorched Soybeans and “Dirt” Pattern in Barley
  • 07/24/2004 — Part 3 – Crop Formations and Mysterious Lights in Wiltshire, England, July 2004
  • 07/24/2004 — Part 2: Crop Formations and Mysterious Lights in Wiltshire, England, July 2004
  • 07/15/2004 — Updated: Part 1-Beyond Hillsboro, Ohio, More Corn Down in New Milford, Connecticut
  • 07/13/2004 — Updates on Spanish Fork, Utah Barley Formation
  • 07/07/2004 — Fourth 2004 Crop Formation in Poland Has Multiple Parts
  • 07/06/2004 — Mysteriously Downed Plants in Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Hillsboro, Ohio
  • 07/06/2004 — Additions to Spanish Fork, Utah Formation and Mysterious Lights Seen
  • 07/04/2004 — Crop Formation in Spanish Fork, Utah
  • 06/17/2004 — More 2004 Holland and Poland Crop Formations
  • 06/16/2004 — England: 2004 Crop Formations and 2003 Research
  • 06/03/2004 — Updated – Second 2004 Pictogram Crop Formation in Poland
  • 06/02/2004 — 2004 Peach Orchard, Arkansas Crop Formation
  • 05/24/2004 — Biophysicist W. C. Levengood’s Crop Circle Reports Available for First Time On Internet
  • 05/22/2004 — 2004 Overview of Crop Formations in Six Countries
  • 05/17/2004 — Updated – Crop Formation Reported in Zabno, Poland
  • 05/11/2004 — An Extraordinary Photograph in A Dutch Home
  • 05/09/2004 — 2003 English Crop Formations on Documentary DVDs
  • 04/14/2004 — Light Anomalies in Photos of Conondale, Australia Grass Circles
  • 12/05/2003 — Diatonic Ratios and Seed Changes in 2003 California Wheat Circles Rule Out Hoax?
  • 11/07/2003 — British UFO Crash Retrievals
  • 11/01/2003 — Another Soybean Formation in Ohio
  • 10/17/2003 — 2003 “UFO Flap” in Ohio
  • 10/03/2003 — Part 2 – Military Interest in Serpent Mound and Seip Mound Formations?
  • 10/02/2003 — Part 1 – Another Soybean Formation Near Seip Mound in Ohio
  • 09/12/2003 — Second Soybean Crop Formation in Ohio is Manmade. USAF Investigation Unit Involved?
  • 09/06/2003 — Part 2 – Unusual Soybean Formation Near Serpent Mound, Ohio
  • 09/05/2003 — Part 1 – Unusual Soybean Formation Near Serpent Mound, Ohio
  • 09/03/2003 — Helicopter “Attacks” Wiltshire, England, Residents At Knap Hill on August 26, 2003
  • 08/29/2003 — Part 2 – After August 10, No Crop Formations Except in Canada?
  • 08/29/2003 — Part 1 – Why Do Military Helicopters Focus On Crop Formations?
  • 08/23/2003 — Fourteen Crop Formations in Canada
  • 08/05/2003 — Field Notes from Morgan’s Hill Crop Circle
  • 08/01/2003 — Field Notes About English Animal Mutilations
  • 07/21/2003 — Strange Orange Lightning and A Sampling of Recent English Crop Formations
  • 07/19/2003 — Update – Defiance, Missouri T-Pattern Cut in Saplings
  • 07/17/2003 — Land Surveyor Comments About Ogbourne St. George, U.K. Crop Formation
  • 07/16/2003 — Unusual Details in Dutch Crop Formations
  • 07/11/2003 — Updated: Part 2 – Unusual Cylindar-Shaped Cloud Seen Night Before Dutch Crop Circles
  • 06/27/2003 — Part 2 – Mysterious Lights and Fourteen Crop Formations in Italy
  • 06/27/2003 — Part 1 – Mysterious Lights and Fourteen Crop Formations in Italy
  • 06/13/2003 — Updated: Fractal Crop Formation in Knobel, Arkansas
  • 5/26/2003 — East Sussex, England Has Third 2003 Crop Formation
  • 05/20/2003 — More 2003 Crop Formations in Germany
  • 05/10/2003 — Tree Formation in Defiance, Missouri
  • 05/02/2003 — First 2003 English Crop Formations
  • 04/29/2003 — Comparison Between First 2003 and 2002 U. K. Crop Formations
  • 04/26/2003 — First 2003 U.K. Crop Formation Near Petersfield, Hampshire
  • 12/07/2002 — Evolution Near Britain’s Chilbolton Radio Telescope Observatory, 1999 – 2002
  • 11/05/2002 — Canadian Crop Circles and Mysterious Lights in Saskatchewan
  • 10/19/2002 — Shifting Time Lines and Earth’s Destiny?
  • 10/03/2002 — Part 3 – 2002 Crop Formations In Canada
  • 10/01/2002 — Part 2 – September 2002 Maize Circles Update: Canada
  • 09/28/2002 — Part 1 – September 2002 Maize Circles Update: England
  • 09/02/2002 — Blue Lights and Helicopters in Wiltshire’s East Field
  • 08/31/2002 — One ET Experiencer’s Reaction to the Winchester Formation
  • 08/24/2002 — Crop Formation Update: Canada
  • 08/19/2002 — Winchester, Hampshire Circular Code Analysis – UPDATED
  • 08/18/2002 — Another Face and Code Appears in Hampshire, England – UPDATED
  • 07/25/2002 — Strange Stem Anomalies in New Dutch Crop Circles
  • 07/20/2002 — Mysterious Lights Seen Above Field Where Nautilus Formation Emerged
  • 07/13/2002 — More Crop Formations in Holland and Germany
  • 07/12/2002 — New Crop Formation in England
  • 07/06/2002 — Stonehenge 4th of July Formation Echoes Hackpen Hill 1999 4th of July Spiral
  • 06/26/2002 — Part 1 – New Crop Formations in England, Holland and Germany
  • 06/04/2002 — New 2002 Crop Formations in Wiltshire and Sussex, England
  • 05/23/2002 — Third 2002 Crop Formation in Germany Near Giant’s Stone
  • 05/11/2002 — First 2002 Crop Formation In Wiltshire, England
  • 05/09/2002 — More Orange Triangular Aircraft Over Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • 05/04/2002 — Two Crop Formations Near Kassel, Germany
  • 11/17/2001 — Scientists Say Lights in Hessdalen, NorwayAre Thermal Plasmas of Unknown Origin
  • 10/27/2001 — Another Orange Triangle Near Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • 10/10/2001 — Update On Unique British Crop Formations
  • 09/27/2001 — A Scientific Report About British Milk Hill, Chilbolton “Face” and “Code”
  • 09/22/2001 — Huge Hexagram Crop Formation in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • 09/19/2001 — Part 2 – Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge, England – Two Unusual Crop Formations
  • 09/18/2001 — Part 1 – Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge, England – Two Unusual Crop Formations
  • 09/07/2001 — Third Case of Pure Hemoglobin at Bull Mutilation
  • 08/30/2001 — Chilbolton Observatory – What Does It Do?
  • 08/25/2001 — Are Crop Formations at Chilbolton Observatory A Response to 1974 Earth Transmission?
  • 08/22/2001 — Milk Hill 2001 – 409 Circles, Most For Any Crop Formation So Far
  • 08/09/2001 — Crop Formation in Holland Changes  with Researchers Present
  • 06/16/2001 — Beyond Stonehenge with Astronomer Gerald Hawkins
  • 06/06/2001 — New Crop Formations Reported in Serbia and U. K.
  • 05/31/2001 — More Crop Formations in England
  • 05/21/2001 — Part 2 – New Crop Formations in Holland, Germany and England
  • 05/19/2001 — Part 1 – New Crop Formations in Holland, Germany and England
  • 09/30/2000 — Unidentified Moving Spiral of Light Photographed in Crop Formation
  • 08/27/2000 — Crop Circle Reports from Whitefish, Montana – Updated Photos
  • 08/26/2000 — Pulsing, Jumping Light in West Stowell, England Field
  • 08/23/2000 — Intelligence Sensed In Mysterious Lights Associated With Crop Formations
  • 08/20/2000 — Crop Formations In North Dakota
  • 08/19/2000 — White Balls of Light and Helicopter Videotaped in Woodborough Hill Field
  • 08/17/2000 — Mysterious Light Near Woodborough Hill Night Before August 13, 2000 Formation
  • 07/16/2000 — Multiple Crop Formations Same Day in Wiltshire and Hampshire, U. K., July 16, 2000
  • 07/09/2000 — New Book about Ancient Sites of Wiltshire, England
  • 07/06/2000 — Extraordinary U. K. Crop Formations
  • 06/17/2000 — Army Helicopters Damage East Field, Wiltshire Crop
  • 06/11/2000 — Two New Crop Formations at Silbury Hill
  • 05/30/2000 — Crop Formations In Germany, May 2000
  • 11/30/1999 — A New Crop Formation In Marion, New York and Crop Research Updates
  • 09/29/1999 — Crop Formations Continue in Canada
  • 09/21/1999 — 1999 Summary of Crop Formations in Canada and Latest 9/21/99 Edmonton Circles
  • 08/15/1999 — More Mid-August 1999 Crop Formations in Wiltshire, England
  • 08/01/1999 — 1999 Crop Circle Update from Wiltshire, England
  • 07/22/1999 — Cherhill, England, New 1999 Crop Formation
  • 07/15/1999 — Brentwood, Tennessee Crop Formation and New U.K. Photos by Peter Sorensen
  • 06/27/1999 — New 1999 U. K. Crop Formations Photographed by Peter Sorensen
  • 06/07/1999 — 1999 U.K. Crop Circle Update with Photographer Peter Sorensen

Websites:

English Crop Circles, Current and Archived:  http://www.cropcircleconnector.com

American Crop Circles, ICCRA:  http://www.cropcirclenews.com/

Canadian Crop Circles, CCCRN:  http://www.cccrn.ca/

German Crop Circles:  http://www.kornkreise-forschung.de

Dutch Crop Circles, DCCA:  http://www.dcca.nl
http://www.lucypringle.co.uk

http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~bwratten/ccc.html

http://www.cropcircleresearch.com

http://www.x-cosmos.it

http://www.bertjanssen.nl

http://www.swirlednews.com

http://www.heramagazine.net

http://www.CropCircleAnswers.com

http://www.ukcropcircles.co.uk/?page=home

http://www.temporarytemples.co.uk


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