August 14, 2001
in the front yard of the
government-owned Chilbolton Observatory complex!
second message, just above the face, was first noticed
6 days later.
August 28, The Daily Mail finally published a news story with photographs by
researcher and author, Lucy Pringle, about the controversial
"face" and "binary code" in the wheat field next to the
Chilbolton Observatory south of Andover, Hampshire. Chilbolton Observatory
is a government-owned installation that was constructed in 1965 to study
radio wave propagations from space and satellites. Cereal crop fields that
run along the barbed wire boundary of the Observatory are owned and operated
by various farmers. By Wednesday, August 29, the Estate had cut down the
"face" and "binary code" in its normal wheat harvest.