The Crop Circle 3-D Illusions - Part 3




An Arrangement of Dimples

Martin Keitel on Janury 2, 2004 made the following remarks:

This Crop Circle that appeared at Ogbourne St. George in June, 2003, was considered by many researchers one of the most convincing formations of the season. This was because of the remote location and difficult access to the field, the complexity of the shape and the delicate condition of the lay, showing no apparent evidence of human involvement.

The geometry is eight-fold. If you imagine two additional "arms" where the empty spaces are, you get a perfectly symmetrical eight-armed "snowflake". However, as surprising as it may seem at first, the design is constructed entirely on pentagrams and pentagons, five-fold geometry - as will be shown on the following pages.

Martin then goes on to show the details of the design. See:


Unfortunately, neither Martin nor anyone else seemed to recognize the dimple effect. This effect is captured by the way the grain is laid, and how that reflects the sunlight shining on the formation.

The photograph below, from nearly directly overhead, shows the pattern. We can see the off-center circles imitate what we saw before in the cones, and that the grain in the smaller circles is laid in a ring effect. One can easily imagine a rising cone that then dimples. This is seen from that individual spoke nearest us that we view head on.

The width of the formation covers more than eight tractor lines, or 300 feet.




North Down (2), nr Beckhampton, Wiltshire.

Reported 10th August, 2003


This very likely represents a mechanical model of a chemical molecule. It certainly has that appearance. The arrangement shows a 3-D presentation. We can see the appearance of "balls" stuck together by the slight over-curvature of each disk. The individual circles are not placed from one center to the next.


The formation covers almost ten tractors lines, a very large design.


The appearance of size of individual parts changes depending upon the angle at which viewed.


These following formations are not strictly

3-D but I include them here for comparison.

They provide a 3-D representation.

Note that the Lane End Down formation

is a representation of a water mine.


Monkton Down, nr Winterbourne Monkton, Wiltshire. Reported 20th June, 2005

Lane End Down, nr Winchester, Hampshire.

Reported 10th July, 2005

Market Harborough, nr Dingley, Leicestershire. Reported 18th June, 2000


This formation was a precursor of the formation to appear in 2005. The images are rough, and difficult to follow, but see below. The design is a series of "coins" laid upon one another in a five X five array.


Note that this 5 X 5 array is a triangle, while the 2005 5 X 5 array is a square. This geometric difference seems hardly accidental.