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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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328 Points
@ 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.
Posted by Gwynog'srabbit on August 17, 2009, 03:45 PM report to moderator
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385 Points

it’s so pretty! :D and pretty cool!!

Posted by MiliMalfoy [FTC!] on August 17, 2009, 04:16 PM report to moderator
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4452 Points

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.

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306 Points

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!

Posted by stenojoz on August 17, 2009, 04:48 PM report to moderator
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3455 Points

hahahahah! that is awesome! i think its the bored muggles! i think it great though!
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Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on August 17, 2009, 04:51 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

yay for hedwig!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 17, 2009, 04:56 PM report to moderator
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1925 Points

i love owls!!!!!!!! :)

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on August 17, 2009, 04:59 PM report to moderator
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654 Points

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 cool

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on August 17, 2009, 05:16 PM report to moderator
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215 Points

…how bout a demented fan(of this word)?…so something I would do…but in my backyard..now that would be wicked. _

Posted by Morgaine of Avalon on August 17, 2009, 05:34 PM report to moderator
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288 Points

Although it doesn’t really look like Hedwig, that owl is definitely delivering a message. Now if we just knew who it was for ….

Posted by Fereverto on August 17, 2009, 05:36 PM report to moderator
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345 Points

I think it was some talented Muggles’ work.

Posted by Mika Maxwell on August 17, 2009, 05:43 PM report to moderator
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156 Points

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)

Posted by Giant Fairy on August 17, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator
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53 Points

That’s pretty neat! I wonder if there are any tractor wheel tracks.

Posted by Glowingnargle on August 17, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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857 Points

Errrmmm…that’s kinda odd.

Posted by kayzz on August 17, 2009, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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24135 Points

i don’t know who did it, but it’s quite cute! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on August 17, 2009, 08:43 PM report to moderator
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