Who Cast the Owl Crop Circle Spell?

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Aug 17, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

There is a rather offbeat yet fun Harry Potter reference in the news today as there is a report that a giant owl crop-circle has appeared in a field in England as a tribute to the late pet of Harry, Hedwig. The Telegraph reports that a new series of mysterious crop-circles (patterns cut in farmers fields) have appeared this summer in fields in Wiltshire, the most recent being this 400 foot pattern, perhaps as tribute to the late bird from the Harry Potter series. The paper says: “crop circle specialists are searching for a meaning, and some are
convinced it is a tribute to the teenage wizard. Steve Killick, a Harry Potter fan, said: “It is very exciting to think
that there are fans of Harry from other galaxies. “Most of the world has fallen in love with Harry Potter so it makes sense
that most of the universe will do eventually too.”

While no word on who might have cast such a crop circle spell, or is the work perhaps of clever mischievous Muggles wishing to propel the rumor Hedwig lives ;) others dismiss such a possible tribute:

“Pattern expert Karen Alexander dismissed the claims.She said: “The owl is an ancient symbol of wisdom, so perhaps it is a
message to people that we should be thinking deeper about the world around
us.”This is obviously a time of some upheaval in the world so perhaps this is a
sign that we should be looking backwards for some wisdom in how to deal with
today’s problems, rather than anything to do with Harry Potter.”

What say you: A sign from Dumbledore, a gift in memory from the aliens, work of bored Muggles in the night? Feel free to weigh in below.





110 Responses to Who Cast the Owl Crop Circle Spell?

Avatar ImageTasyaWeasley says: first :)Avatar Imageginnyrose says: oh poor hedwig i think that grate fun but i bet the farmer dose not RIP hedwigAvatar ImageMr. Brightside says: I bet it was George and Ron who did it. Just to tease the muggles :)Avatar Imagesakuranbo07 says: lol, maybe it was George & Ron.Avatar Imageevannaa says: Hedwig lives! :) Lol, I could totally see Ron and George making crop circles..Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Haha ;D maybe. . . . .Avatar ImageHermione_Granger1987 says: Strange, isn't it?Avatar Imageskiving snackboxes says: Hedwig lives! Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Oh My Wizard God! HEDWIGS ALIVE!!!Avatar Imagefelicitas says: This is awesome! I would like to think that it's all of the deceased wizards, especially Fred and Tonks who did it...Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: Awesome! Hedvig lives!Avatar ImageNearlyHeadlessNicole says: Hedwig lives! Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Sorry folks, but that is not a good representation of the Snowy Owl so to identify it with Hedwig is just jumping on the HP bandwagon. Avatar Imageiamasquash says: As amazing as a HARRY POTTER UNIVERSE would be, I really don't see the correlation. Just because it's an owl, doesn't mean it's Hedwig. Common, people, Hedwig isn't the only owl out there.Avatar ImageKissa says: Very cool! :) You know, I don't quite know what to think about those circles. I like to keep all options open, so though the rational side of me is saying "someone's yanking your chain", the other side of me is saying "it could be someone out there!". Heh. ^_^Avatar ImageEcrof G says: Whatever the meaning behint it, it was beautifully done!Avatar Imagechaosxkitten says: Well, it certainly is pretty!Avatar Imagephoenixsongband says: Yes, definitely Ron and George!Avatar Imagefuchsiarascal says: I put my vote in for Ron and George as well. :o) Either way, it's amusing just to think about the possibility.Avatar ImageAesa Haettr says: It could be anything. It's still neat though.Avatar ImageFifi says: I'm a bit surprised that whenever people see an owl they think it's Hedwig, but if it is actually Hedwig I'd say it's Ron and George.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am too excited to learn that Hedwig lives to speculate about the nature of the origins of this particular crop circle.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: This thing is awesome and a perfectly symetrical circular pattern. Whoever did it is really clever. Maybe it is foolish that some people think it's Hedwig just because it's an owl but, I think it's so cool that people now see HP references in most everything. It would be neat if there are Harry Potter fans on other planets ... maybe JKR will be the ambassador for First Contact :)Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: I can't believe how intricate that crap circle is. It doesn't look like an owl though. But whatever it is, it's very beautiful. I do feel bad for the farmer because his crops have been trampled for a prank and that is not right.Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: I can't believe how intricate that crap circle is. It doesn't look like an owl though. But whatever it is, it's very beautiful. I do feel bad for the farmer because his crops have been trampled for a prank and that is not right.Avatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: impressive!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: How in the world would you ever make something that detailed and symmetrical in a field overnight? ;) A huge pressing stamp? The artist Christo makes temporary changes to the environment and it takes his team several years to plan and complete the projects. I don't see Hedwig but am very happy to see that Harry Potter is permeating the thoughts and souls of so many.Avatar Imageliv-wa says: The rational side of me is saying bored muggles... But the other is screaming Dumbledore [:Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: Lol,that's just cool,Hedwig lives :)Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Aw, Hedwig! :) But I highly doubt it's really her. It's cool though.Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Cool ! Long live Hedwig!!! :-DAvatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Cool ! Long live Hedwig!!! :-DAvatar ImageLulubelleI says: Very fun. Hedwig rocks. I don't know who did it, but I totally approve.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: thats soo COOL!!! id love to see that in person. it was definitely the work of bored muggles. OR it was a sign from dumbledore. Dumbledore got the bored muggles to do the work in order to give us a sign. :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I wonder who the publisher of HP books in the Proxima Centauri system is?Avatar Imageapril_showers says: I really want the person who made it to come out and say, "No, it was for Hedwig". Haha. Hedwig lives!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Wow this totally made my day! Hedwig lives on. I think its Hedwig because its the most famous owl in the world.Avatar Imagejustanargle says: wowowowowow!!! it's a sign that everyone loves hedwig, i kinda hope it's aliens how cool would that be? but i have no idea who put it there.Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: of course,the whole universe'd love Harry :) i hope that, wether it was made by Dumbledore(and i guess it was :P) or aliens or bored muggles,they'll remember Dobby as well :DAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Pretty cool! Hedwig lives! :) LOLAvatar Imagesiriusly_devoted says: Uhhhhhhhh...Avatar ImageMera004 says: Wow, that's a beautiful crop circle! It's funny to think it might be a tribute to Hedwig or something, but I figure it might just be the work of bored Muggles or something. It might not even be an owl. It definitely resembles one, but it's only natural for us to try to relate it to something familiar in our minds. It might be some weird symbol... o.O But still an interesting and funny article! Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: It would be cool if it actually was a Hedwig tribute, but I'm not sure that's what it actually looks like.Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: hedwig lives!Avatar Imagecztery says: or Hedwig, from beyondAvatar Imagecztery says: or Hedwig, from beyondAvatar ImageHufflepuffler says: Hedwig lives!Avatar ImagecrazyforSeverus says: I love crop circles. I'm sure farmers don't but there's something eerie about them. I'm not sure if I believe in aliens but crop circles are so impressive and detailed, it's the what if? that makes them fascinating. I love the speculation in this article about Harry Potter being liked across the universe or a warning of wisdom to use deeper thinking.Avatar Imageazurerosewood says: too funny...go Hedwig!Avatar ImageGwynogs_rabbit says: Is there something WRONG with jumping on the HP bandwagon? Sure this could be a boring symbol of wisdom, or a well-done yet redundant Muggle prank, even a thoughtful tribute, but obviously the only rational conclusion in the end is alien Hedwig lovers, signifying that they have Hedwig in their galaxy, safe and sound. Jeeeez.Avatar ImageBriePotter says: That is seriously one of the coolest thing I've ever seen! Even if it has nothing to do with HP, it is awesome...I wish i could take credit for that.Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: I would totally say it's Ron and George!! In any case, it's a really beautiful pattern. Whether or not it's intended to be Hedwig or any owl, I don't see why people have to immediately jump on Harry Potter fans and prevent them from making fun speculations. And really, Ms. Alexander, what's wrong with looking to the Harry Potter books for wisdom on dealing with the world's problems?? They're not the Bible by any means, but they deal with some very profound ideas. Avatar ImageGwynogs_rabbit says: It really is an amazing piece of work. And to quote Noble Birth Descending, " I don’t see Hedwig but am very happy to see that Harry Potter is permeating the thoughts and souls of so many." Although I do see Hedwig. But that's just love.Avatar ImagePensievePerson says: Funny it shows up in Wiltshire. wiltshire is a harry potter location. it is where malfoy manor is located somewhere! But if this had been the Deathly Hallows sign, that would have been irrefutably about Harry Potter! Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: This is an extremely beautiful piece of work. Whether or not it represents Hedwig (I think it does!), its still fantastic to see that Harry Potter has had such a profound effect on our world.Avatar Imageshelbypotter says: Aliens read Harry Potter? AWESOME!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: Nice job Ron and George =)Avatar Imagecoquelicot says: A 400 foot, geometrical design that looks perfect in every way and it primarily visible from above, and which appeared overnight. You'd have to summon the winds and command them to do your bidding with laserlike mathematical precision. An extremely adept wizard would be hard pressed to pull off such a feat error free. It'd have to be a custom made spell of freakish complexity..and don't forget you'd have to cast wingardium leviosa or levicorpus on yourself just to see what the heck you were doing. Perhaps an army of Dumbledores. ;PAvatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: coolish Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: HEDWIG LIVES!!! Avatar Imagedcsbelle says: I don't know who is responsible or if it even is an owl but the artwork is beautiful!Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: though it is a bit creeeeepy! Avatar ImageGwynogs_rabbit says: @ Graymayne You're at Leaky - you are already tucked firmly into the hay of the HP bandwagon. On the Audubon website, it's not a Snowy Owl. On Leaky, it is. Oh, and it's Hedwig.Avatar ImageMiliMalfoy says: it's so pretty! :D and pretty cool!! Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: if Fred(RIP) was still alive then it would have been Fred and George. but sadly he isnt so it has to be Ron (<3) and George. It doesn't even look like Hedwig though. But if it was by some bimbling farmer then it may be Hedwig. But if it is Aliens (which it probz isnt) then I doubt they are Harry Potter fans. Sorry.Avatar Imagestenojoz says: How crazy! It's fabulous looking though...however it got there. And does this world reallllly exist without any sort of magic? I think not!Avatar ImageCatherine says: hahahahah! that is awesome! i think its the bored muggles! i think it great though! xAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: yay for hedwig!!!!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: i love owls!!!!!!!! :)Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: cool. I don't think it was aliens or whatever, it was probably just a harry potter fanatic. but still, the concept of the harry potter universe is coolAvatar ImageMorgaine of Avalon says: ...how bout a demented fan(of this word)?...so something I would do...but in my backyard..now that would be wicked. ^_^Avatar ImageFereverto says: Although it doesn't really look like Hedwig, that owl is definitely delivering a message. Now if we just knew who it was for ....Avatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: I think it was some talented Muggles' work.Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: Codswallop,Karen.....this is -without any doubt- a Giant Fairy Dancing Place. Giant Fairies love august nights, and no Muggle could do such a wonderful design....(We need the long august nights because it has to be a pretty long dance for such a great circle, and only experienced Giant Fairies can join)Avatar ImageGlowingnargle says: That's pretty neat! I wonder if there are any tractor wheel tracks.Avatar Imagekayzz says: Errrmmm...that's kinda odd. Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: i don't know who did it, but it's quite cute! :)Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: In my opinion the way JKR dispensed with Hedwig in book 7 was a bit lame, or at least, strange. If faced with having a limited amount of stuff I could take with me, an owl cage would not be one of the items. Harry could have told Hedwig to fly to the Burrow, or to Hogwarts and then back to the Burrow to make her harder to track, and just throw out the cage. What was the purpose? To remove any doubt the reader may have as to whether Voldemort and Death Eaters were evil? To make communications with members of the Order impossible later in the book? To shock the reader about the seriousness of the final book? Never figured that one out.Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: In my opinion the way JKR dispensed with Hedwig in book 7 was a bit lame, or at least, strange. If faced with having a limited amount of stuff I could take with me, an owl cage would not be one of the items. Harry could have told Hedwig to fly to the Burrow, or to Hogwarts and then back to the Burrow to make her harder to track, and just throw out the cage. What was the purpose? To remove any doubt the reader may have as to whether Voldemort and Death Eaters were evil? To make communications with members of the Order impossible later in the book? To shock the reader about the seriousness of the final book? Never figured that one out.Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: In my opinion the way JKR dispensed with Hedwig in book 7 was a bit lame, or at least, strange. If faced with having a limited amount of stuff I could take with me, an owl cage would not be one of the items. Harry could have told Hedwig to fly to the Burrow, or to Hogwarts and then back to the Burrow to make her harder to track, and just throw out the cage. What was the purpose? To remove any doubt the reader may have as to whether Voldemort and Death Eaters were evil? To make communications with members of the Order impossible later in the book? To shock the reader about the seriousness of the final book? Never figured that one out.Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: In my opinion the way JKR dispensed with Hedwig in book 7 was a bit lame, or at least, strange. If faced with having a limited amount of stuff I could take with me, an owl cage would not be one of the items. Harry could have told Hedwig to fly to the Burrow, or to Hogwarts and then back to the Burrow to make her harder to track, and just throw out the cage. What was the purpose? To remove any doubt the reader may have as to whether Voldemort and Death Eaters were evil? To make communications with members of the Order impossible later in the book? To shock the reader about the seriousness of the final book? Never figured that one out.Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I'd say it was the work of some bored, but fairly talented, muggles. LOL It is a pretty pattern though. :-DAvatar ImageJadeDanielle says: That's such a pretty crop circle! At least the aliens have good taste - maybe we can get along when they finally come to Earth ;)Avatar ImageChinagrrl says: it's magic!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: It was Fred from beyond the grave. Avatar ImageKiwiBrian says: The more elaborate the crop circle the more likely it is to be a fake. I think it is safe to assume some muggle prankster with too much time on his/her/thier hands is responsible.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Rofl --- very cool! :D Hedwig lives! God, Scrooges' lighten up a bit! :) (Oh and it was definently Ron and George, I bet Hermione and Angelina are questioning them as I type this!) xoxoAvatar Imageele0206 says: oh god this is so funny!! Avatar ImageErinM says: Who knows who made it or why but it's great art, a lot of work and fun to look at!Avatar ImageAsta says: it doesnt have to be Hedwig..........Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Hey, I read the article on the site and really liked the 'immortal wizard' article about HP and all the references in other books/TV etc that will let us remember HP forever. Nice work.Avatar Imageemmypotter says: It looked more like a barn owl to me. It's awfully big. I think Grawp and Hagrid put it there for Harry. Maybe a belated birthday present.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: HEDWIG LIVES ON!!!!!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Dumbledore casting spells from beyond the grave. I knew he wasn't gone!!! That is so cool, owl crop circles.Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: Of course it was Dumbledore. no question about it. lolAvatar ImageThe Stew says: Brilliant!Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Brilliant!Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Brilliant!Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Brilliant!Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Brilliant!Avatar ImageKyatenaru says: Eh, don't think it's Hedwig, but it's still pretty. It annoys me though; the farmers loose quite a bit of their crop when people/"aliens" do this.Avatar ImageAndreaB09 says: Whoa! That must of taken forever!!! and people who think it is "werid" to think it is Hedwig, just listen. I think people just love Hedwig so much they want to figure it as a tribute, your thinking logically ,even if it isnt, doesnt mean you can't have a little imagination. :D Cheers to HEDWIG!Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: That's cool! It does look like an owl. I have seen other crop circles similar to that, but without the outer design. It may not intentionally look like an owl. It's fun to think that it is in memory of Hedwig, though!Avatar ImageHatty Bumble says: Nice, but probably not meant to be Hedwig. Soz folksAvatar ImagePhylis says: The world is a strange and wonderful place. Avatar Imagemdmicro says: Well, whoever did it had an awesome eye for symmetry ;DAvatar Imagemstevens1312 says: Aw this is so cool. It's great to think of it as Hedwig. I look at is as a kind of universal symbol for people...look at it as you wish I say. But for me of course it is a Hedwig shout out!!Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: I think it is cool and have you ever tried to do crop art it is not easy as you are not up in the air to inspect your work. Just remember not to do it in a new field waith till the farmer cuts the crop.They do apriciate good work just not on a good crop.Avatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: That's really cool!Avatar Imagelonerwolfygirl says: hahaha cool

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