When Crop Circles Die

 

Here at the MrGyro headquarters we have often had discussions about crop circles. Not surprising really when you think of how many we filmed and shared with you lovely people over the last two years. Thirty three by the way.

Anyway, we were wondering what happens to the crop circles once we’ve finished filming. Not immediately after. I mean, we get that once we have filmed them they don’t just pack up and disappear. But what do they look like long after masses of international feet that once trampled the still standing crop to the earth have left and the summer is just a distant memory replaced by morning frosts and brown muddy landscapes where golden crop used to stand?

Ghost of the 2014 Welsh Way Circle.

Ghost of the 2014 Welsh Way Circle.

Well let’s go see!

We drove to the location of the Welsh Way crop circle that was reported in July 2014 in Gloucestershire. We chose this one because it was easy to park and we were feeling lazy and didn’t want a walk. It was a nice looking day with plenty of light and some low wind, this should be easy then.

We popped the tricopter up and immediately saw the circle (See, I said it would be easy).  The circle was fully visible, we could even make out the weave that used to occupy the centre circle.  We grabbed some aerial shots and quickly landed the tricopter so that we could go and have a look at ground level.

Welsh Way ghost circle ground shots

Welsh Way ghost circle ground shots

In a way it was sad to see it in this state. Having sat there, alone, for months did the “soul” of the circle remember that it was for a very brief few days, discussed, visited and photographed by hundreds of people. It has been the subject of much online discussion and speculation on the various Facebook pages, blogs and forums.

I remember the day we filmed it back in July.

Welsh Way ghost circle ground shots

Welsh Way ghost circle ground shots

We saw another “drone” pilot filming, we saw a small plane with someone hanging out of the door trying to grab some beautiful shots and we even saw the self titled “best crop circle photographer in the world” Steve Alexander in his helicopter hovering centimetres over the crop.

But now it’s time has passed and all that awaits is the final destruction when the farmer delivers the final earth moving blow to what was a piece of beautiful agricultural artwork.  – We felt sad about that, so here is a video showing it as a young circle as well as an old circle. Enjoy.

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