The Mystery behind the Wiltshire Crop Circles

The intrigue of the famous Wiltshire crop circles have attracted visitors from all around the world for over 25 years. People often wonder where they come from and if they are formed by farmers or some other entity…

If crop circles are man-made, then making these agricultural wonders is a crime. Yet only one person has ever been caught since crop circles became a popular phenomena in the 1970s. There is much evidence that shows the crops must be man-made, as the crop circles are always located in easily accessible places and are sometimes even advertisements for companies.

The more exciting theory is that there is paranormal activity involved in the formation of crop circles. People believe that they are messages from extraterrestrial beings who wish to communicate with humans. How you believe the crop circles came to be in these fields is up to you, but seeing them is a must!

The first step to visiting the Wiltshire Crop Circles is to stop by the Crop Circle Access Centre for information about how to get to the formations and descriptions of them. At the centre, there is an exhibition exploring the phenomenon of crop circles, hosted by the Wiltshire museum.

If you are interested in seeing more than one crop circle, there is a Crop Circle Access Pass which is only £10. The money goes towards reimbursing the farmers who will lose money due to the damage of their crops.

If you’re looking for a retreat after you attempt your own crop circle designs, stay at the lovely Grasmere House. Some of the best crop circles are just a short ride away. Built at the turn of the 20th century as a private manor, Grasmere House offers just the right amount of privacy and comfort. Bistro on the River has delicious food and spectacular views. The lovely Salisbury Cathedral is just minutes away from Grasmere House and a sight to see if you are in the area.

Crop circle I image by Philip Selby.