25 Danish Crop-Circles from 2000-2012:
field-reports, aerial photos, and diagrams

copyright 9/2012 jonah ohayv

År 2012

1. Date found: August 4, 2012
County: South Sjælland
Location: near Sandvig
Crop: wheat

The crop circle was discovered from the air by Jeanne Palmbo and Peter Palmbo, who flew lowly over the field August 4th in a gyrocopter.

They flew over it again the next day, and we drove out that afternoon. It didn't look like anyone had been there before us! We parked by the harbour in Sandvig and walked half a mile, then along a path by the field. We had to climb over a barbed-wire fence, and the crop-circle was about 50 meters inside the wheat field.

Here's the biggest circle - about 9 meters in diameter, and not really circular.

A 30-centimeter wide ring surrounded the largest circle about a meter from it.

Two circles hung together or overlapped.

The crop lay nicely stiffly. There were no signs of earlier footprints or from any tools.

Several smaller circles of varying size lay near the largest circle.

It's noteworthy that nearly everywhere the crop was lain very beautifull. All the centers resembled each other.

Many straws had a greatly elongated and strongly bent node at the knee.

Here's a couple of the smallest circles' centers.

Peter Palmbo og Frank Omø flew over the field again, to take photos from the air.

Diagram of the sections with their lay-direction:

Approximate measurements of the sections:

The crop circle's placement in the local landscape. It was very close to a ceremonial burial mound which dates from Viking times.

Ground photos, diagrams, and above report by Ninna Nygaard.

Photos from the air and measurements by Peter Palmbo og Frank Omø.

Extra comments:

No group of British or other hoaxers has succeeded in documenting any reproduction of stalks with either elongated nodes or nodes fluidly bent at right angles. Many of these were found in the new Danish crop circle.

If still growing, sharply bent stalks can collect so much fluid at their bent nodes through the summer months, that they can swell up as on the photo, this would often have happended in old British formations - if they were so isolated, that they'd been largely untrodden both during and after their initial discovery, where all nodes had looked normal. This unusual situation and finding has never been reported in the crop-circle literature. Whereas such swolen nodes are relatively often found in freshly-made circles, which are on that basis considered genuine.

The lay-structure throughout the formation is basically everywhere aesthetically formed, consistent, and same-directioned. The lay is light and airy throughout the larger sections. There has never been so impressively well-formed centers in any of the earlier approximately 45 Danish crop-circles since 1994. In British ones yes, in Danish no.

It is extremely unusual that the lay in a circle of wheat flows upwards so much in vertical layers of beautiful waves, as it does in the largest circle here. In the next-largest circle, the center and its closest area is much lower down than the lay in the rest of that circle. This could be the result of a gradual and uneven pressure from an unknown source at the circle's creation. The consistent body weight of a hoaxer moving all over would make their pressure under walking even.

Good crop-circles in other countries are much visited and the lay gets quickly trampled. There's never been a published experiment with an untrodden high-quality crop circle in wheat, which was left to its natural development through months - so we don't know how it would change through time.

It's plausible, that this crop-circle was at least a month old when it was discovered, and that the still-living straws in different areas gradually lifted themselves toward the sun at different speeds. But can this hypothesis fully explain the gracefull, systematic and huge differences in these wavy height-levels?

The formation's placement near an energy center with rich traditions from ancient times, as here near the Viking burial mound, where the concentrated energy in a way is still present - is considered typical for crop-circles considered to be genuine.

At the crop-circle's discovery, this field was the only unharvested one around - why?

This formation was not placed with a view to attracting public attention. For instance, it was not near a well-trafficked road, and was discovered by chance from the air. Earlier visitors after its creation would possibly have left depressions in the lay from their footprints.

The crop-circle is neither graffiti in crop, an advertizement, or a simple figure. The Danish formations of recent years have all been so.

The crop-circles single elements are not even approximately correct circles, ovals, or rings. If its creator or creating force could make more symmetrical forms, which please both human intuitive feelings and the eye, would it not do so?

The crop-circles single elements and combined form are extremely geometrically inconsistent and imprecise, which photos from the air clearly document. Until now, such gross imprecision has been assumed to be a sure sign of huge errors during human construction in the field. The measurements and diagrams are but averages and approximations, which idealize the messy shapes.

What a set of paradoxes and riddle!

Jonah Ohayv

2008

1. Date reported: July 7, 2008
Date examined: July 24, 2008
County: Jylland
Location: in Hinnerup near Århus
Crop: wheat

The crop circle was on an obvious hill beside a busy cross-country highway near Århus.

In both sets of circles, a narrow, trampled path led from the nearest tramline to the circles' center, where the earth was marked from a ca. 1-cm. thick pole, which had been used to create the rings' circumference.

The width of each ring varied greatly in its sections, and in one area the edge was markedly straight instread of curved.

The crop was naturally rising again, but the lay had lacked any impressive flow.

photos by Kim Haugaard

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diagram by Jonah Ohayv

2006

1. Date found: Aug. 4, 2006
County: Jylland
Location: in Hinnerup near Århus
Crop: wheat

A newspaper company´s advertisement, placed next to east Jylland´s main highway, and made by the flown-in British hoaxing group, the Circlemakers.

A circle about 30 meters in diameter, with a straight middle section about 5 meters broad running from side to side. On each side of that section the lay was clockwise halfway out to the circle´s perimenter, and then counter-clockwise the remaining way.

A green measuring-rod, 120 centimeters long, with fresh earth 9 centimeters along its sharpened end, was found in the circle. Two pieces of strong string, 2 and 3 meters long, each with a tied loop at one end which fit onto the rod, and a deep hole in the circle's center, which the rod fit into, were also found.

Across the middle section was written in 5 meter high letters, "STORE ORD", which is Danish for "big words": an advertizing slogan the company is promoting in various mass media.

photos by Kirsten Nielsen

2005

1. Date created: Aug. 1, 2005
Date found: Aug. 2, 2005
County: Jylland
Location: Lillerup, near Gedved
Crop: wheat

The long rectantle, the "shaft", should have had straight sides, but they slung in and out of the standing crop.

A hole was found at one circle's center, probably for a stick used to help measure out the radius.

Such white lines were found in numerous places, and are generally interpreted as marks made by a stomping-board's edge.

photos by Kim Haugaard

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diagram by Jonah Ohayv

The male sex organs in wheat.

All measurements were variations of 13 meters. Tramlines went through or very near the centers of both circles and the semi-circle.

2. Last date created: June 26, 2005
Dates found: June 25 and 26, 2005
County: Fyn
Location: East Fyn, near Bovense
Crop: wheat

photos by Kisa Pedersen

photos by Espen Pedersen

The farmer saw nothing unusual during the day, but while spraying his field at 11:15 P.M in the tractor's strong projector-light, he drove through a downed ring on a low-lying tramline, then through 3 smaller rings on the neighboring tramline. There were no other rings in the field.

The next morning he found all 4 rings filled out to circles and an almost identical set of 4 circles on tramlines on the field's sloping, higher side. The diagrams below show their irregular dimensions.

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diagrams by Esben Pedersen

2004

1. Date created: ca. Aug 24, 2004
County: Bornholm
Location: Stavelund, near Rønne

photos by Peter Andreas Harteg

A crop-circle 2-3 meters in diameter. The center, raised about 5 cm.s, had a combined whirled and "sun-splash" lay with a hollowed mid-point.

Found by the farmer while harvesting. Three years earlier almost to the day, a simple circle was found about a kilometer away.

2. Date created: June 27, 2004
Date found: June 28, 2004
County: Fyn
Location: West Fyn, Gummerup
Crop: barley

photo by Per Christian Christensen

The formation was a series of unsystematically swerving paths with no geometrical accuracy and some flattened sections with a totally messy lay. One path abruptly ended at the green planted stripe in the middle of the field.

The chaotic lay structure.

In the larger laid areas, the outer paths were downed first and the rest was then criss-cross filled in any old way.

The paths were at times very long and swung this way and that.

Several of the pathways were too long and ended blind, and a new side-path was started aways from the end.

ground photos by Esben Pedersen

3. Date created: June 15, 2004
County: Jylland
Location: near Viborg
Crop: rye

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An 11 x 11 meters' crop-circle made in the daytime, to be the frame for the world-premier of the first formal dance-theatre performance given in a crop-circle. The 2-hour "play" with the theme "stages of the human life-cycle", was performed by dancers of several nationalities.

2003

1. Date created: July 31, 2003
Date found: Aug. 1
County: Fyn
Location: near Tommerup
Crop: rye

From the central circle, curved paths led to an outer ring, which was ca. 57 meters in diameter and about a meter broad. The crop-circle had sharply defined edges, and the straws were not damaged or crushed. Following the harvest, a wheel-track was found within the ring's middle section throughout its perimeter.

Light phenomenon in the neighborhood: Either the night of July 30, July 31, or Aug. 1, a married couple photographed a light which flew soundlessly and slowly across the sky and in front of a tv-transmission antenna. In the first photo, the light is yellow and round, as seen in front of the antenna's own white light. In the last photo, where it's passed the antenna, the flying light now has "wings" - and zooming in, it looks like a twisted chain of light.

2. Date found: ca. July 26, 2003
County: Lolland
Location: near Nakskov
Crop: wheat

photos by Johnny Saabye

photo by Ole Henningsen

Three circles of varying sizes, each with a diamter of 7 to 8 meters, where the two circle-centers lay on the tramline.

For Ole Henningsen's diagram, click here.

2002

1. Date created: Aug. 16, 2002
Date found: Aug. 16
County: Jylland
Location: Riis, near Horsens

A circle surrounded by a ca. 10-meter in diameter ring. This simple formation in the field with mature, thigh-high crop was at a good distance from the nearest tramline, but there was no path leading to or from it.

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photo by Morten Pape

2. Date created: June 19, 2002
Date found: June 20
County: Sjælland
Location: Vig

Advertisement for the local, yearly summer-market, and an homage to the Sun-Chariot, a Scandinavian mythological symbol widely used in this area. The artistic crop-circle looks good from the air, but was unfortunately not examined at ground-level. It was made in the same field as a crop-circle called "the sun-chariot" occured in, in 1999.

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photo by Søren Holmberg

2001

1. Date created: July 23, 2001
Date found: July 24
County: Jylland
Location: Frisenborg estate, near Hammel
Crop: wheat

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photos by Carsten Ingemann

Description: A "Flower of Life" with 24 standing parts. The outer ring is 13 meters broad, each inner circle is 37.5 meters in diameter, and the whole formation covers 101 meters. The crop circle, on somewhat uneven and descending terrain, could only be seen from a very small portion of the nearby road, and after being privately found was discovered by the (angry) farmers (and public) first two days later.

The edges to standing crop were sharp and well-curved. The lay was uniformly nice, but not spectacular, whereas the central area was a mess, albeit without any hole. All straws were bent at the ground, without damaged seed-heads.Two sections tapered to a single stalk.

Careful, prolonged examination of overlapping areas proved the inner circles to be made consecutively, not simultaneously. The 6 surrounding circles were not tangential to the middle circle, but overlaped standing sections, causing the latter nearest the circle's center to end in varying degrees of stumps, instead of in points. There are no cultural historical sites nearby, nor technological energy-sources.

After much study, the consensus of the investigating teams, 10 people in all, is that this formation was either cleverly man-made, or sloppily made by other forces.

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photos by Jonah Ohayv

2. Date created: between Aug. 16 to Aug. 24, 2001
Date found: Aug. 23
County: Børnhom
Location: Stavelund near Rønne
Crop: wheat

Description: A simple circle 10-12 meters in diameter with a neat spiral lay.

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photo by Preben Pathuel

3. Date created: ca. June 25, 2001
Date found: July 3
County: Jylland
Location: Oksbøl, on the island Als
Crop: barley

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photos by Peter Hellesøe

Description: A 12-meter oval divided by a tram-line, with uneven edges and an extremely chaotic lay.

4. Date created: Aug. 1, 2001
Date found: Aug. 2
County: Jylland
Location: Fjalltring, near Lemvig
Crop: wheat

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photos by Carsten Ingemann

Description: A circle with 15 meters' radius and two rings, one 30 meters out from the center and one 60 meters out, each 4.5-5 meters broad. The small end-circles are 12 meters in diameter, and the path 2.5-3 meters. A 144- meter formation.

After intense public interest in the earlier Frisenborg circle, 4 reporters from a major newspaper made an ad hoc formation without previous drawings and with an unknotted 60-meter rope, a held pole, and skis. The field they used was just next to a number of houses, where some people even slept outdoors in the summer heat, and where there were numerous dogs. Neither dogs nor people noticed anything or reacted during those 4 hours.

The path's standing walls were sharp and straight (the skis' edges parted the plowed rows of plants), whereas all the formation's curved walls were badly hacked and irregular. There were no consequent patterns in the lay and in many places it was an incredible mess, strewn in all directions.

The team annouced their work 24 hours later, explained the techniques they'd used, and paid the farmer. They said that their formation proved nothing about the authenticity of other formations.

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photos by Jonah Ohayv

5. Date created: Aug. 16, 2001
County: Jylland
Location: near Sønderborg
Crop: wheat

Description: A requested hoax by national television. An attempt by Sønderborg Amtsgymnasiums astronomy-class to show how easy it is to draw and make the form used in the rather famous Borum-circle from 2000 and thereby crop-circles in general. Their new formation was made in one and a half hours in full daylight, contained only two of the five geometrical parts from Borum, had uneven edges in places, and a chaotic lay-structure in the middle sections, but looked good at a middle long air-distance.

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photo by Lars Søllingvraa

6. Date created: ca. Aug. 27, 2001
County: Jylland
Location: Grurup, Sydthy
Crop: wheat

Description: An ad - the logo of a firm, about 90 feet in diameter, made in daylight by two men during six hours. There was no possibility for any ground-level corroboration or check. However, this crop-circle has perhaps the most complex design of all Danish crop-circles to date - in that its execution seems extraordinary, since many parts of the symbol are apparently still connected by standing crop, and not broken through by construction-paths. From the constructors' own air-photos, although many sections' boundaries are flossy, the directions of the lay itself look well-ordered.

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photo by Anders Bak Nielsen

2000

1. Date created: Aug. 3, 2000
Date found: Aug. 4
County: Jylland
Location: Borum, 12 km. west of Aarhus
Crop: wheat

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photos by Carsten Ingemann

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photo by Claus Bonnerup

Description: A 10.5 meter ring enclosing a 66-meter standing circle with 3 arced "windmill wing" arms laid inside, each 33 meters long, joining at the circle's center. From this a pathway 36.5 meters long and 2.3-2.5 meters wide, going in a southeasterly direction and ending in a circle with a 22-meter diameter. 19.5 meters down the tramline toward the South was a third circle 8 meters in diameter. There are at least 5 diatonic ratios in the measurements.

The formation was on a slope and very clearly-seen from a well-travelled road. Stems were bent not broken and the seedheads were aligned in bands and bundles within the ring. There was weaving of many bundles at the first third and last third of each arc. Isolated plants of other sorts were left standing. The formation was within a tiny geographical triangle of 3 old man-made hill mounds, with 21 such mounds within 2 kilometers, and it's axis pointed to the area's major mound. Seeds from inside and outside the formation were experimentally grown, with no differences in results. This is Denmarks most complicated and perfect formation to date.

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photos by Jonah Ohayv

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diagram by Albert Hauser and Jørgen Larsen

2. Date created: July 14-15 , 2000
Date found: July 17
County: Sjælland
Location: Stenmagle, ca. 10 km. north of Sorø
Crop: spring barley

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photos by Søren Holmberg

Description: A circle 8 meters in diameter surrounded by almost 6 meters of standing crop, then a 1.5 meter ring. From this a pathway 27 meters long and 1.5 meters wide, ending in a circle with a 9-meter diameter. Close to the ring and concentric to it were two arcs on the pathway, the second longer than the first. The ring and circles were laid clockwise, the arc halves lay was in each their direction from the pathway.

The location is hard to see from the farmhouse and road. The crop was rising hastily. There were strange curving weavings of the lain crop into the standing crop at the end of each arc. At the center of each circle were pole-holes (one hidden under the crop) with smooth sides, but of different sizes.

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photos by Jonah Ohayv

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diagram by Karlotto Ernst Lundholm

3. Date created: July 8, 2000
Date found: July 9
County: Fyn
Location: Odense
Crop: wheat

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photo from Sanne Kjeldmann

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photo by Carsten Andreasen

Description: From ground-level, the quintuplet was impossible to see at any distance, even from the edge of the field, and was first seen from a workman's crane. Within the 25-meter broad formation, the central circle was 4.3 meters in diameter; then 2 meters away came a concentric ring ca. .7 meter thick; then 4 meters away a surrounding ring about .5 meter thick; and on this were 4 rings in the 4 directions, with paths less than a meter thick. There were numerous geometrical irregularities throughout the glygh. All parts were lain counter-clockwise.

There was no underlying pathway to the circle's center, although the lay started there. The seedheads were stiff and parallel. There were many exiting crop-tangents from the surrounding rings, all at the same distance, angle, and thickness. The stalks were bent at ground-level.

The formation's first visitor got a headache in it and 5 days of allergic skin-rash after her first visit, and her dog was frightened and tried to leave the formation. She has had no further incidents of skin-allergy (earlier, a chronic symptom for her) for over a year now. A tv-camera's new battery registered as dead in the circle but functioned anyway. The formation is near a powerful electricity-generating station, and the field earlier contained a pre-historic burial-mound and a stone-age housing-shelter.

Esben's additions: "A second witness who lives in an apartment immediately overviewing the field, had been painting her home until 4 A.M., and there was no circle or noticeable activity until then. When she awoke that morning, it was there.

The corn lay very flat, like a carpet. The four surrounding circles were lain after the ring they lay upon. The middle circle is bent particularly near one side of the tractor-lines. Near another depressed path in the earth, the outer ring bent considerably toward the formation's center."

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photos by Jonah Ohayv

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diagrams by Esben Pedersen

4. Date found: July 27, 2000
County: Jylland
Location: Onsted, south of Aarhus
Crop: immature wheat

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fotos ved Ruth og Christian Vang

Description: 3 aligned circles of 72, 38, and 28 meters, joined by two ca. 10-meter pathways 3 meters wide. A fourth 12-meter circle to the south-west of them. All were laid counter-clockwise. A ca. 12-meter pathway of .7 meter width protruded from the side of the central circle. The formation was precise and impressive. Denmark's longest formation, 158 meters, and the largest in area to date.

Two ca. 60-cm sticks were found under the crop in the formation, both with glued paper at their one end and knife cuts. There was an underlying pathway to the center in the main circle. The farmer put a sign up, "Man-made, please stay out of the field." One visitor dowsed the formation genuine, and got a headache in the formation, which disappeared again outside it. The formation had significant alignments in several directions to distant churches and its axis pointed to the Borum-formation 17 kilometers away.

Adapted from a field-report by Kristian Elmquist.

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diagram ved Jørgen Larsen og Albert Hauser

5. Date created: August, 2000
Date found: Aug. 8
County: Sjælland
Location: Greve
Crop: wheat

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photo by Peter Frederiksen

Description: 3 unaligned circles (two of them 23 meters in diameter), the outer two with outer rings, all together about 80 meters. Irrespective of tramline positions, the rings were geometrically particularly messy. A string the length of the larger circles' radius was found within the formation.

6. Date created: July, 2000
Date found: July 13
County: Jylland
Location: Kjersing, near Esbjerg
Crop: wheat

Description: A spiral 106 meters in diameter. The central circle was 4 meters in diameter, the path was 1 meter thick, with 6 meters between rows. (Said to easily be made with a 70 cm. garden-roller on a wound-up rope, and then a one-meter stomping board.) The circle center was at some distance from the tramline, and the formation was only 50 meters from the road. A similar spiral appeared in Denmark in 1998.

Information from Karlotto Ernst Lundholm.

7. Date found: July 26, 2000
County: Fyn
Location: Krumstrup, near Ringe
Crop: wheat

Description: A 15,2 meter wide circle, not perfectly round but with sharply defined edges. All straws were broken at ground-level.

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8. Date created: August 30, 2000
Date found: Aug. 30, 2000
County: Sjælland
Location: near Greve
Crop: wheat

Description: A pre-paid formation ordered by the leading tv-channel, in the form of an eye (their logo), to show how simple it is to make a crop-circle. The details revealed the human source, however. There was a little underlying path in to the circle's center plus a stick-hole there. The laid crop was ca. the breadth of a stomping-board, not the slim well-defined rows often found in authentic circles. Stalks in the middle section pointed in all directions. The formation's boundaries were not sharp, and the helicopter-view proved the middle figure's boundary to be quite imprecise.

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photos by Karlotto Lundholm

Most of this page's information comes from the Dansk Korn-Cirkel Gruppe's archives, and the illustrations were scanned by Bjørn Boman, Jan Dupont, and Jonah Ohayv.

For 21 other formations from 1994-1999, click here.


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