Reconstruction of the2001 Folly Barn formation |
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1. |
Construct an equilateral triangle, pointing downwards. | ||||

2. |
Construct the inscribed circle of the triangle. | ||||

3. |
For each of the triangle's angular points, construct a circle with its center at that point, passing through the other angular points. | ||||

4. |
Draw the three rays from the center of the inscribed circle 2 (the central point of the formation) to the angular points of the triangle. | ||||

5. |
Construct a circle with its center at the intersection of a ray and the inscribed circle 2, passing through the opposite angular points of the triangle, as shown. Repeat this two more times for the intersections with the other rays. | ||||

6. |
Construct a circle concentric to a circle 3, tangent to circle 5 (at the far end), as shown. Repeat this two more times for the other circles 3 (and 5). | ||||

7. |
Construct a circle with its center at the central point of the formation, tangent to circles 6 at the outer sides, as shown. | ||||

8. |
Construct a circle concentric with a circle 5, tangent to a circle 3 at the near end, as shown. Repeat this two more times for the other circles 5 (and 3). | ||||

9. |
Construct a circle with its diameter equal to the distance between circles 5 and 8, and copy this circle to the center of the formation. | ||||

10. |
Circles 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 together form the ingredients for the reconstruction. | ||||

11. |
Leaving out all unnecessary parts and making black relevant areas completes the reconstruction of the 2001 Folly Barn formation. Black denotes standing crop. | ||||

12. |
courtesy The Crop Circle Connector photo by: Steve Alexander | The final result matches perfectly with the aerial image. | |||

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Copyright © 2001, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||

Since 1-February-2005 |