historic old crop circles - UK circles
1967 or 1968 - Chandler's Ford
Philip Bidwell contacted Crop Watcher magazine in 1995 to report a circle which had appeared at Chandler's Ford in either 1967 or 1968. The magazine printed details in their Summer 1995 issue.
At the time, Philip was a boy of 9 or 10, out playing in a field of crops with some friends. They discovered a "perfect circle" in the corn, with sharp edges, which was estimated to have been forty feet across (around 12 metres).
Philip walked around inside the circle and remembers that the crop was flattened - although it could hypothetically have been cut rather than bent over (though this seems unlikely).
The location was given as SU427241, which is a point along the western edge of the cemetery, in the middle of this photograph. He also stated it was within view of the factory, whose large white roof is shown just to the north of the cemetery. As the cemetery and woodlands are presumably old, the likely location for the circle is where newly built houses now stand, in the Wellbrooke Gardens area. This was probably farmland in the 1960s.