NORTH KENT: Could aliens be landing in a field near you this summer?

The Celtic Knot, Wrotham, near Farningham, found in May 2000

The Istead Wreath, Istead Rise, found in April 1999

The Circle of Circles, Eagle Heights, Eynsford, found in June 2000

The Meopham Circles, Wrotham Road, found in July 2005

First published in News

A freak of nature or the work of aliens, crop circles are making a comeback. DAVID MILLS looks at where the Martians could land next.

THE aliens have been quiet lately.

It has been almost two years since the last crop circle was spotted in Kent and nearly four years since The Meopham Circles appeared.

But crop circle enthusiast Graham Tucker, who contributes to the Medway Crop Circle website, says the circles could reappear in the area this summer.

He said: “The season so far has been quite promising, which started with circles appearing in April, mostly in Wiltshire.

“It’s quite likely we will see some this year, however it’s a very unpredictable phenomena.”

Over the last 10 years, the north Kent area has had its own fair share of possible paranormal activity, with circles cropping up repeatedly in Farningham, Istead Rise, Eynsford and Nurstead, near Meopham.

Mr Tucker, who lives in Walderslade, explains that the circles are usually linked to places steeped in ancient history.

He said: “Where they appeared in Eynsford is close to a Roman villa (now Lullingstone Castle).

“They appear to acknowledge the past, that’s why we see so many in Wiltshire, where there’s Stonehenge, Avebury Circle and Silbury Hill.”

Andrew Fowlds, who runs the Medway Crop Circle website, says crop circles could be the work of aliens.

The 41-year-old IT developer said: “I certainly believe there's a real mystery about where they come from, it takes years to get your head round the idea there could just possibly be a real non-human phenomenon happening.

“We have the UFO phenomenon and people argue that's real, bearing that in mind it could be aliens.

“Crop circles never cease to surprise or amaze you, it's a fascinating mystery, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.”

CROP CIRCLES IN NORTH KENT

July 2005 - The Meopham Circles, Wrotham Road
This field, found near the ancient village of Nursted, and could have been used by the Romans for wine production. Nearby Nursted Court is more than 1,000 years old and used to be a Saxon Manor.

August 2005 - The Nookie Bear Formation, Wrotham Road
Almost twice the size of the Meopham Circles, this was the first time Kent had two formations in the same field.

July 2001 - The Lullingstone Event, by Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford
Mentioned in the Domesday Book, perhaps the crop circles are attracted to that castle, one of England’s oldest family estates.

April 2000 - The Farningham Triangle, Farningham
Kent’s first circle of 2000, which could be seen from the M20.

May 2000 - The Celtic Knot, Wrotham, near Farningham
The second formation of 2000, this Celtic design could be seen from the M20. It is thought the Celts first arrived in Kent during 5BC.

June 2000 - The Circle of Circles, Eagle Heights, Eynsford
Found on hillside overlooking the Darenth Valley, just half a mile away from the Lullingstone Roman villa.

July 2000 - The Star of Istead, Istead Rise

April 1999 - The Istead Wreath, Istead Rise
Found near to the old Roman-built London Road at an ancient crossroads that’s now known as The Tollgate. A former pilgrim route from Southwark and Lambeth to Canterbury, as mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Visit the Medway Crop Circle website at medwaycropcircle.co.uk

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9:06am Thu 11 Jun 09

hell says...

What a load of cr@p. They are made with a rope, a stake and a yard broom. You'll be printing articles about tooth fairies next !!!!
What a load of cr@p. They are made with a rope, a stake and a yard broom. You'll be printing articles about tooth fairies next !!!! hell
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10:09am Thu 11 Jun 09

JHopper says...

Everyone knows that crop circles are made by pranksters. There is no mystery about them and they are most certainly NOT created by aliens.
Everyone knows that crop circles are made by pranksters. There is no mystery about them and they are most certainly NOT created by aliens. JHopper
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3:04pm Thu 11 Jun 09

doc 1 says...

Hmm, I wonder if it my be some sort of aliens, after all an alien is just something we do not understand or know, it mybe aliens from the future.
Hmm, I wonder if it my be some sort of aliens, after all an alien is just something we do not understand or know, it mybe aliens from the future. doc 1
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4:41pm Fri 12 Jun 09

peterblt says...

"Everyone" surely doen't know how crop circle form. Some are surely the work of pranksters but there are so many which are becoming so large and complicated it would take an army of creative, dedicated (why?) artists working very quickly during the short summer nights to accomplish the results.
If it's so simple, get yourself a lenght of rope and a garden broom and have a a go at it! You have to PROVE they are ALL made by pranksters for your narrow-minded theory to hold. Have a look at some and ask yourself again. Open yer head, mate.
"Everyone" surely doen't know how crop circle form. Some are surely the work of pranksters but there are so many which are becoming so large and complicated it would take an army of creative, dedicated (why?) artists working very quickly during the short summer nights to accomplish the results. If it's so simple, get yourself a lenght of rope and a garden broom and have a a go at it! You have to PROVE they are ALL made by pranksters for your narrow-minded theory to hold. Have a look at some and ask yourself again. Open yer head, mate. peterblt
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4:41pm Fri 12 Jun 09

peterblt says...

"Everyone" surely doen't know how crop circle form. Some are surely the work of pranksters but there are so many which are becoming so large and complicated it would take an army of creative, dedicated (why?) artists working very quickly during the short summer nights to accomplish the results.
If it's so simple, get yourself a lenght of rope and a garden broom and have a a go at it! You have to PROVE they are ALL made by pranksters for your narrow-minded theory to hold. Have a look at some and ask yourself again. Open yer head, mate.
"Everyone" surely doen't know how crop circle form. Some are surely the work of pranksters but there are so many which are becoming so large and complicated it would take an army of creative, dedicated (why?) artists working very quickly during the short summer nights to accomplish the results. If it's so simple, get yourself a lenght of rope and a garden broom and have a a go at it! You have to PROVE they are ALL made by pranksters for your narrow-minded theory to hold. Have a look at some and ask yourself again. Open yer head, mate. peterblt
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12:48am Sun 14 Jun 09

temps13 says...

yes activate yr 5th neural circuit,blimey!anoth
er square who aint even aware we bein monitored by et!Everyone knows doug and dave consistently FAILED to re create any of 'their' formations in front of witnesses.what of the east field incident.they caught one form instantly,had several cameras etc.running.next day,3 white vans taking sampkes,3 choppers,a gazelle,something else and an apache!why were they filmed ther swooping at half a dozen folk if theres nothing to it?why'd they use dispersal stuff that makes you sick.you need to educate yourself Hell! no offence man,but you dont read much,do you?
yes activate yr 5th neural circuit,blimey!anoth er square who aint even aware we bein monitored by et!Everyone knows doug and dave consistently FAILED to re create any of 'their' formations in front of witnesses.what of the east field incident.they caught one form instantly,had several cameras etc.running.next day,3 white vans taking sampkes,3 choppers,a gazelle,something else and an apache!why were they filmed ther swooping at half a dozen folk if theres nothing to it?why'd they use dispersal stuff that makes you sick.you need to educate yourself Hell! no offence man,but you dont read much,do you? temps13
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12:53am Sun 14 Jun 09

temps13 says...

I would be happy to e mail you actual footage of up to 9 ufos right by silbury hill and you dont believe they real,you can get em analsed for free.its impossible to say they flares or anything either,so I doubt i'll be hearing from you,seeing as how you so sceptical and stuff..tooth fairies!
I would be happy to e mail you actual footage of up to 9 ufos right by silbury hill and you dont believe they real,you can get em analsed for free.its impossible to say they flares or anything either,so I doubt i'll be hearing from you,seeing as how you so sceptical and stuff..tooth fairies! temps13
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4:10pm Sun 14 Jun 09

hell says...

temps13 - You need to get a life and some literacy lessons. Do you really think that aliens would travel thousands of miles across space just to wreck a few thousand pounds worth of crops? Its a big place out there and I don't believe for one minute we are the only form of life. But they wouldn't waste time doing this. I read a lot and there's an awful lot of rubbish written for gulliable people to believe.
temps13 - You need to get a life and some literacy lessons. Do you really think that aliens would travel thousands of miles across space just to wreck a few thousand pounds worth of crops? Its a big place out there and I don't believe for one minute we are the only form of life. But they wouldn't waste time doing this. I read a lot and there's an awful lot of rubbish written for gulliable people to believe. hell
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11:46am Mon 15 Jun 09

airhead says...

north kent has always had aliens landing in there fields, thay have spaceships that are shaped just like caravans and are normally seen covered in gold jewellery.
they also seem to spread a outbreak of dogs and kids were ever they go...
north kent has always had aliens landing in there fields, thay have spaceships that are shaped just like caravans and are normally seen covered in gold jewellery. they also seem to spread a outbreak of dogs and kids were ever they go... airhead
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3:53pm Mon 15 Jun 09

doc 1 says...

An angel would be alien to hell there who belives in nothing.
The aliens did not wreck the crops, it was a beautafull bit of art.
An angel would be alien to hell there who belives in nothing. The aliens did not wreck the crops, it was a beautafull bit of art. doc 1
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10:04pm Tue 16 Jun 09

temps13 says...

Hells upset cos of a couple spelling mistakes,man I'd whup you at scrabble Hell,heh heh..its Gaia art,innit!dont dismiss this stuff until you read what dr valery mikailovitch Uvarov has to say.He's head of the national security academy for ufology,palaentlogy n paleosciences in Moscow,He's actually met 'et's'..from the planet behind the sun.right there man.official russian line..#@*" what you heard..
Hells upset cos of a couple spelling mistakes,man I'd whup you at scrabble Hell,heh heh..its Gaia art,innit!dont dismiss this stuff until you read what dr valery mikailovitch Uvarov has to say.He's head of the national security academy for ufology,palaentlogy n paleosciences in Moscow,He's actually met 'et's'..from the planet behind the sun.right there man.official russian line..#@*" what you heard.. temps13
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