historic old crop circles - related cases
1960 - Evenlode
The Evenlode rings are widely known, and were first reported in The Evesham Journal of June 10, 1960. We do not have a copy of the original news story, but thanks to further investigations at various times by John Llewellyn of BUFORA, Jenny Randles and Andrew Collins, some details are known.
The formation was described in the original press report as, "Two mysterious circles, one inside the other", consisting of grass which had been pressed down. They had been found by Bill Edwards in a meadow between Evenlode and Chastleton in Gloucestershire on June 3 (see below for satellite image).
The press reporter has been in contact with Jenny Randles since and told her that the circles, "were perfectly formed, as if someone had been using a giant pair of compasses."
Andrew Collins meantime has spoken both to Bill Edwards and Evenlode resident Ethel Wood, who remembers the rings. She reported to him that they became something of a local attraction and that many people went to see them.
It is alleged that good colour photographs exist, though we have yet to locate any. However there is a photograph shown below, of a visitor to the site. It does not clearly show the rings on the ground, although it is evident that something is present.
The diagram above is to scale, based on the dimensions given in Randles and Fuller's Crop Circles: A Mystery Solved. They obtained measurements from Bill Edwards in 1989:
"... the inner ring having a diameter of five metres and the outer ring a diameter of seven metres. The width of each ring was about ten centimetres and the grass was depressed approximately two centimetres."