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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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770 Points

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.

Posted by crazyforSeverus on August 17, 2009, 01:40 PM report to moderator
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185 Points

too funny…go Hedwig!

Posted by azure rosewood *ROAR* on August 17, 2009, 01:49 PM report to moderator
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328 Points

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.

Posted by Gwynog'srabbit on August 17, 2009, 01:52 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by BriePotter on August 17, 2009, 01:55 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by RavenclawDancer on August 17, 2009, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Gwynog'srabbit on August 17, 2009, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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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!

Posted by PensievePlotter on August 17, 2009, 02:11 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by CarinaPotter (ROAR!) on August 17, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
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111 Points

Aliens read Harry Potter? AWESOME!

Posted by shelbypotter [wbm] on August 17, 2009, 03:18 PM report to moderator
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2570 Points

Nice job Ron and George =)

Posted by madman1277 on August 17, 2009, 03:28 PM report to moderator
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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. ;P

Posted by coquelicot on August 17, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
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1223 Points

coolish

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 17, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
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1223 Points

HEDWIG LIVES!!!

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 17, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
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1245 Points

I don’t know who is responsible or if it even is an owl but the artwork is beautiful!

Posted by dcsbelle [WBM] OOM3, CW on August 17, 2009, 03:42 PM report to moderator
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though it is a bit creeeeepy!

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 17, 2009, 03:42 PM report to moderator
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