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Andrew Ainslie, who runs Bell Farm, near the Cherhill white horse, was first alerted to the crop circles, which depicted an alien smoking a pipe, the morning after they were created.
He said: “One of my employees who lives near there rang me up and told me about it. I wasn’t particularly surprised because this has happened before, often in that field or the adjacent one. They like to do them there because you can get good views from the downs.”
Once word spread around, hundreds of crop circle enthusiasts from all over Europe descended on the field, taking photographs and carrying out ‘tests’.
But Mr Ainslie said he did not give them permission to go on his land and said this is a bad time of year to see so much produce lost.
He said: “I know some farmers do work with the local microlight societies and the people who make the circles so they can gear up for it and make some money from merchandise.
“But we don’t want to do that and I have not given anyone permission to go onto my land. So what they have done is trespassing, as well as damaging hundreds of pounds worth of crops.
“This is our livelihood and when you hear that crop circles have been made on your land your heart sinks.”
trafficlightsgalore , wrougton says...
5:22pm Tue 16 Aug 11
I sympathise with the cash loss to you and the loss of a valuable food resource to the rest of us.
Seems odd that as far as I know no-one has ever been caught 'in the act' because this can't be done in just 5 minutes.
Visit Wiltshire actually proposed promoting these about 2 years ago and were surprised when there was an outcry from the farming community - idiots for even seriously thinking of it.