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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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113 Points

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.

Posted by NuttyAsSP on August 17, 2009, 08:55 PM report to moderator
Violetzoomin_thumb
113 Points

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.

Posted by NuttyAsSP on August 17, 2009, 08:55 PM report to moderator
Violetzoomin_thumb
113 Points

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.

Posted by NuttyAsSP on August 17, 2009, 08:56 PM report to moderator
Violetzoomin_thumb
113 Points

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.

Posted by NuttyAsSP on August 17, 2009, 08:58 PM report to moderator
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23764 Points

I’d say it was the work of some bored, but fairly talented, muggles. LOL It is a pretty pattern though. :-D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on August 17, 2009, 09:45 PM report to moderator
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2976 Points

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 ;)

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on August 17, 2009, 10:15 PM report to moderator
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47 Points

it’s magic!

Posted by Chinagrrl on August 18, 2009, 01:26 AM report to moderator
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879 Points

It was Fred from beyond the grave.

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on August 18, 2009, 01:58 AM report to moderator
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363 Points

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.

Posted by KiwiBrian on August 18, 2009, 04:08 AM report to moderator
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4024 Points

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!) xoxo

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2482 Points

oh god this is so funny!!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on August 18, 2009, 06:05 AM report to moderator
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2573 Points

Who knows who made it or why but it’s great art, a lot of work and fun to look at!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on August 18, 2009, 06:42 AM report to moderator
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556 Points

it doesnt have to be Hedwig……….

Posted by Astha on August 18, 2009, 10:08 AM report to moderator
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3987 Points

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.

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on August 18, 2009, 12:27 PM report to moderator
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158 Points

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.

Posted by emmypotter on August 18, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
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