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Who Cast the Owl Crop Circle Spell?

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Posted by: sue
August 17, 2009, 10:12 AM

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.

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108 Comments

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94 Points

Whatever the meaning behint it, it was beautifully done!

Posted by Ecrof G on August 17, 2009, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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55 Points

Well, it certainly is pretty!

Posted by chaosxkitten on August 17, 2009, 11:18 AM report to moderator
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87 Points

Yes, definitely Ron and George!

Posted by Phoenix Song on August 17, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
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1156 Points

I put my vote in for Ron and George as well. :o) Either way, it’s amusing just to think about the possibility.

Posted by Fuchsia [ROAR!] on August 17, 2009, 11:21 AM report to moderator
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39 Points

It could be anything. It’s still neat though.

Posted by Aesa Haettr on August 17, 2009, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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4056 Points

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.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on August 17, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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3048 Points

I am too excited to learn that Hedwig lives to speculate about the nature of the origins of this particular crop circle.

Posted by Kirk on August 17, 2009, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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8876 Points

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 :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 17, 2009, 11:45 AM report to moderator
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835 Points

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.

Posted by Gryffindor Cutie on August 17, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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835 Points

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.

Posted by Gryffindor Cutie on August 17, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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660 Points

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.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on August 17, 2009, 11:59 AM report to moderator
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502 Points

The rational side of me is saying bored muggles…
But the other is screaming Dumbledore [:

Posted by Olivia Elaine a.k.a Agent Pomplamoose on August 17, 2009, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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683 Points

Lol,that’s just cool,Hedwig lives :)

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on August 17, 2009, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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3703 Points

Aw, Hedwig! :) But I highly doubt it’s really her. It’s cool though.

Posted by Christine on August 17, 2009, 12:12 PM report to moderator
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8317 Points

Cool ! Long live Hedwig!!! :-D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on August 17, 2009, 12:21 PM report to moderator
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