OXFORDSHIRE CIRCLES OF 1997
Middleton Cheney, Near Banbury, NORTHANTS - Reported Saturday August 9th
Creation Date: Unknown
Map Ref: SP 488 413
Reported by: Oxfordshire CCCS flight team
Image(s): Aerial photos to follow.
Dimensions/Swirl: Large circle 39ft, Both smaller circles 13ft all clockwise swirls, 18 to 20ft separtion between the formations
Description and Information: See Below
This formation was spotted flying on Saturday August 9th by chance by the Oxford investigation team. By the time the formation was visited it as already cut. No-one at the farm had any idea it was there as it could not be seen from the road.
This nice triplet is reminiscent of the old early 90`s formations and remains the best formations around the county this year.
(5) BETWEEN BANBURY AND MIDDLETON CHENEY, NORTHANTS : Seen
from the air August 9th Cr: Flight Observers from the O.C.C.C.S Crop:
Oats/Dowsed. SP 488 413
This was a simple formation of 3 circles all CW, a larger 39.5ft diameter
with two 13ft satellites about 20ft apart. We reached the ground position on
August 12th, but the crop had already been cut the same day. Measurements were
taken after harvesting. The farmer was totally unaware of the circles and was
very interested in seeing an aerial photograph. The formation was about 100ft
from a minor road but on level ground and behind a hedge so it is unlikely
anybody else was aware of it. A busy intersection of main roads was close by
and the M40 about a mile to the west. The position was just inside Northants.
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