BALLS OF LIGHT
photographed on the
31th of July 2006
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Foto © Egil Fylling
FotSilbury Hill ling
Den norske musikeren og kornsirkelenING
© Egil Fylling
Photos Egil Fylling
seen simultanously & photographed
above Adams Grave, East Field
EGIL FYLLING - the Norwegian composer of the most
beautiful music - often inspired by the crop circles, has
the last three summers travelled to see the crop circles
in Wiltshire. He has shot numerous photographs in the
area, and has also been recording film for his musical
He was rather astonished when he studied his photos
from last summer and found a number of spherical
objects as well as luminous objects (BOLs) on his images.
According to Egil Fylling most of these images were shot
the same day, between 11:30 and 15:30 pm on the 31th
of July 2006.
THE OBJECTS APPEARS ON PHOTOS SHOT AT
4 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS:
METALLIC LOOKING SPHERES:
■ Adam’s Grave: Two spherical objects in the sky, photo-
graphed while a helicopter was present.
Taken from East Field towards Adam’s Grave (see the
photo to the left, rendered here with permission from
■ Avebury: One object over the Silbury Hill ghost circle
from the previous year.
Taken from Avebury towards Silbury Hill.
■ Silbury Hill: Two spherical objects in the sky above
Taken from West Kennet Long Barrow towards Silbury
BALLS OF LIGHT:
■ West Overton Hill/East Kennet: Two luminous objects
over the field next to the crop circle that appeared at
West Overton Hill five days earlier on the 26th of July.
Photographed from West Kennet Long Barrow towards
All these photos were taken within four hours!
SEE THE PHOTOGRAPHS!
All the images, along with a full report, can be found at
the link Balls of light in the menu to the left at Egil Fylling’s
web page: www.egilfylling.no/cropcircle/index.htm.
He emphasizes the following:
"I cannot give any more information about the objects,
than what you can observe from the images yourself.
I can confirm that they were all taken on the 31th of July
2006 between 11.30 and 15.30 pm at East Field, Avebury
and West Kennet Long Barrow, in Wiltshire, England".
July 20th, 2006
Crop circle near Trøgstad
school, approx. July 20th 2006
Photo © Olav Halsnes
Photo © Olav Halsnes
Section of the photo above
Photo © Olav Halsnes
(to be tranlated soon!)
Den 5. august fikk Norsk Kornsirkelgruppe melding om
at en sirkel, ca. 3 meter i diameter, var blitt funnet i
en hveteåker ca. 200 meter fra Trøgstad skole. Sirkelen
lå usjenert til i en nordhelling, og var vanskelig å se
uten på lang avstand.
Ringen var ca. 50 cm bred, indre sirkel med stående
korn målte ca. 2 meter i diameter. Kornet lå mot klokka.
Ringen beskrives som sirkelrund, noe ujevn i kantene.
Kornet var bøyd nede ved roten, og lå flatt mot bakken.
Jorden var tørr og hard, og viste ingen avtrykk
Sirkelen ble undersøkt og fotografert den 6. august, ca.
2 uker etter at den ble oppdaget. Det er usikkert hvor
lenge sirkelen da hadde ligget der.
Det var journalist Gunnar Fjellengens kone Inger som
oppdaget kornsirkelen fra bilvinduet. Hun tipset sin
nabo, Ivar Halsnes, om det uvanlige funnet. Halsnes
bestemte seg for å ta sirkelen i nærmere øyesyn, og
etter en rekognoseringsrunde vurderte han sirkelen
såpass interessant at han kontaktet Norsk Kornsirkel-
gruppe. Hans bror, Olav Halsnes, kom til stedet den
6. august, og fikk fotografert sirkelen. Noen dager
senere ble åkeren slått.
Det er interessant å merke seg at sirkelen ble funnet
ca. 300 m fra en ca. 2000 år gammel steinsirkel.
Mer info her. (to come!)
Mai 21st 2006
Alfriston, East Sussex
Photo © Heather Woodards
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Photo © Heather Woodards
First ENGLISH formation
has been reported!
This spring we were kept in suspense for a long time,
but finally - on May the 21st - we received the good
news that the first formation of the year in England
had finally arrived - in Alfriston, East Sussex. From a
distance, the circle is estimated to be approx. 50ft in
On a walk on May 21, 2006, Heather Woodards discov-
ered a small formation in a field of oilseed rape
(canola) near Alfriston in East Sussex. The pictures
she took show a small ring with a straight path coming
out of it. As visible on the photos the oilseed plants
are already loosing the yellow flowers, a fact that
makes it very likely that also the formation is of an
older date. Based on this fact it seems very likely
that the formation formed already in early May - that
would make it the first formation in the UK in 2006.
The circle was viewed the next day by Andy Thomas,
that states: "Whether it can truly be called a "for-
mation" is debatable, as from a distance it looks
distinctly unimpressive, and viewing with binoculars
reveals a rather scraggy ring which could even be
where some kind of farm vehicle has simply turned a
circle in the field. That said, this may be too negative
a view of this event, which has clearly been laying in
the field for several days at least, maybe weeks, and
hence it is difficult to be sure of tis original quality.
The site is a cerealogically historical one - the adjacent
field to the south was home to the famous quintuplet
formation photographed by the then Labour MP Denis
Healey in 1984. But this year's event is rather less
dramatic, to say the least, and hard to get too excited
about. The appearance of such a minor marking would
usually merit little attention - its profile is raised, how-
ever, by the fact that it is the first official UK sighting
of the year (if one ignores the recent commercial
formation made for a Wiltshire newspaper)".
Globally two more formations have appered this year:
The first one in Connondale, Australia, the 28th of
March. The other one in Italy, occuring the same day
as the UK circle, at May 21st - both to be found at the
Terje Toftenes (in the
middle) receives the
EBE AWARD statuette
for the best documentary
in the category
"UFO Related Theme".
Nancy Talbott BLT Research,
USA, congratulates Toftenes,
who proudly presents both
the statuettes, won in two
© Photos: T. Toftenes
American FILM Award
to the Norwegian documentary
CROP CIRCLES -
Crossovers from another
(shown at the Norwegian TV channel
TV-Norge on the 13th of april)
Terje Toftenes, the director of the feature film "CROP
CIRCLES - Crossovers from another dimension...",
received The EBE AWARD at "The Annual international
UFO-Convention and Film Festival" in Laughlin, Nevada,
USA. The conference took place from the 3rd to the 5th
of Marsh 2006.
The documentary won the price for the best feature
film in two different categories:
■ One for the best documentary in the category "UFO
■ The other in the category "The peoples Choice", the
public’s favourite of all the categories.
"The EBE AWARD" refers to "Extraterrestrial Biological
Entity". As far as we know this is the first time the
price has been given to a Norwegian director.
Terje Toftenes reveals that the success in The United
States might result in new projects. "I have registered
a new firm, "New Paradigm Films", that will be the
basis for further projects in the spiritual and para-
normal realms", he says.
The Norwegian Crop Circle Group gives our warmest
congratulations to Terje. We anticipate the future
productions within this fields...
9th of August 1956
UFO photographed at the
island Marskär, among the
on August 9th 1956.
© Photo: Kåre Kårevall.
21st of June 2005
"Computer mouse like"
object observed over grain
field on the 21st of June
2005, 18:30 pm.
© Computer created image:
Painting of the event – by the
observer, Michael Booth.
Michael Booth has, on his
own photo of the wheat
field above, inserted
© Photo montage: M. Booth
Wheat stalks with bent nodes
(apical nodes positioned
under the seed heads)
were found the following
day in the closest trail (on
the photo of the field above)
The stalk to the left
was taken outside the trail.
The two stalks to the right
were collected inside the trail.
Photo © M. Booth
THE "UFO"-OBSERVATION AT
- Similar object observed
on an earlier occasion?
On the 22nd of June 2005 a crop circle was discov-
ered at Boreham Down near Lockeridge, Wilthire,
England (for more information about the crop circle,
look farther down in this posting). It is however
not the crop circle it self that we want to focus on
here, but the strange observation of a UFO in the
same field the night prior to the discovery of the
On Tuesday, June 21st, 2005 at 6:30 pm, the
Englishman Michael Booth was riding next to
Boreham Down, when his attention was caught by
three objects moving slowly in the field on the left
hand side of the road. The objects were brushing
through the top of the crops, depressing the heads
of the wheat, leaving a trail about 20-30cm lower
than the rest of the crop in the field.
The next day Michael Booth came back to take a
closer look at the trails and to photograph them.
He found that, within the trails, the top of the grain
stalks were bent, whereas the stalks outside the
trails were unaffected. To the left you can see a
painting and a photo montage made by Booth to
◄ illustrate the event.
The same day (the 22nd) a crop circle was discover-
ed 180m away from the trails.
Michael Booth confirms that he observed the
objects bending the grain stalks, - the three
objects leaving one trail each. He did not SEE the
creation of the crop circle. However since this is
the first time anyone has witnessed objects in the
process of bending crop, the event is unique and
deserves our attention.
EARLIER OBSERVATION IN SWEDEN?
The Norwegian Crop Circle Group has searched for
references to related observations. We have
discovered that an object quite similar in shape was
observed from a short distance (and photographed)
in Sweden in 1956. It might appear as the Swedish
object was slightly larger, though. UFO-Sweden
states in their report:
Marskär, Sweden, 9th of August 1956
The image (top) was taken by the Stockholm based
artist Kåre Kårevall, at the shore of a lake on an
island outside Stockholm. He was just about to
photograph his friend’s catch of pike, when a
luminous object lifted from the ground close to the
men. “I quickly turned and just managed to take a
snap shot before the object rose up into the air and
dissolved”, he tells. By contacting the local
defence authorities, they suggested that it was a
bank of fog that was ascending from the ground.
Source: UFO-Aktuelt (the magazine of the UFO
organisation UFO Sweden) number 2, 1993.
The Norwegian Crop Circle Group has presented
the image of the Swedish object to Mike Booth,
"I of course cannot suggest what this is in Sweden,
but the shape is exactly the same as the craft I was
looking at, within 95 %. The two are very similar. It's a
pity that it was 50 years ago and not last year, however
that time may be the blink of an eye for those observing
should point out that despite having an interest in
UFOs, I have always been sceptical because no one
ever has total proof. Since last summer i have no doubt
in my mind that we are being visited or observed by
another intelligence. The experience I will never
forget. Now when i go cycling I have my eyes peeled!".
English crop circle
researcher witnessed the
Dolphin formation appear.
Photo © Terje Toftenes
"The Dolphins" crop circle,
appeared July 26th 2004.
Photo © Cropcircleconnector.com
"The Dolphins", close up.
Photo © Cropcircleconnector.com
BLACK CHOPPERS HAVE
BEEN SEEN OVERFLYING
THE CIRCLES ON A REGU-
LARILY BASIS FOR YEARS
July 20th, 2004: Six days
earlier, at 9am, a chopper
was scanning and photo-
graphing another formation,
the Pewsey White Horse2,
at a very close range.
Photo © Terje Toftenes
July 2005: This helicopter
was photograped mid.
© Photo: Charles R. Mallet
Photo © Terje Toftenes
Andrew J. Buckley has
been researching and
investigating the UFO
and crop-circle pheno-
menon since 1972 and
has been a member of
including the British
UFO Research Organi-
sation [BUFORA] and the
Centre for Crop Circle
He has published several
articles including ‘The
Military Menace’ [UFO
Reality magazine] and
‘The Woodborough Hill
Crop Formation 2001’
[The Circular &
He has also appeared
in several crop circle
and UFO documentaries
Avebury Earth Mystery";
"Contact" by Bert Janssen
and "CROP CIRCLES
- crossovers rom another
by Terje Toftenes.
He works a as an artist
and graphic designer and
currently lives in Cheshire.
"British Army helicopters
were present as crop circle
formed in 2004"
In July 2004, on the night The Dolphins formation
appeared below Golden Ball Hill in Wiltshire, England,
Andy Buckely witnessed some extraordinary events.
Does his observations imply that that the British Army
was involved in the making of this crop circle, or simply
that the military pays extremely close attention to the
crop circle phenomenon …?
His account also seems to contradict earlier claims that
this particular formation was man made.
(This is just a short summary - please notice the link to the FULL story further down!)
Buckley, an experienced English crop circle and UFO
researcher, states: "On the evening of Sunday, 25th
July 2004, I decided to conduct an all-night sky watch
from the summit of Golden Ball Hill, near Alton Barnes,
Wiltshire. This high vantage point offers excellent views
across the Vale of Pewsey and beyond. I ascended to
the summit and positioned myself beside some bushes
and set up my equipment. Below me were two large
copses situated at the foot of Knap Hill, which was to
my right [west]. I had an excellent view of the sur-
rounding countryside. No unusual ground markings
were then to be seen, and the night was quiet. The
time was approx. 21.45 hrs.
At precisely 02.25 hrs, I could see a pair of flashing red
and green navigation lights approaching at extremely
low level. Through the nightvision scope I could make
out the familiar silhouettes of two Apache Longbow
army helicopters. Suddenly, as they drew level with
my position, one of the helicopters abruptly veered to
a point below me, and assumed a stationary hovering
position to • the rear of the two large copses.
The other helicopter maintained a hovering position
approximately 20-30 feet above the crop in the field
where the "dolphin" crop formation would eventually
appear. The sound from these two aircraft was
deafening and I could feel updrafts of air from their
rotor blades. Almost instantaneously, the pilots
extinguished all navigation and cabin lights and
assumed "stealth mode" where the engine noise is
cut. All that could now be heard was a very low level
swishing and reverberation from the rotor blades.
My attention was drawn to the helicopter over the
field because it suddenly began to perform a rather
unusual manoeuvre. Whilst maintaining a steady
altitude, it began to very slowly spin around in a
clockwise direction for approximately 2-3 minutes
then became stationary for about thirty seconds
before repeating the action several times. I simul-
taneously became aware of a faint ambient blue
white "glow" rather similar to phosphorescence
which appeared to emanate from underneath the
fuselage of the helicopter. (...)
Keeping a watching brief with the other helicopter,
I noted the rotor sound had increased slightly and
I became concerned that the aircraft might be
approaching my position. When I shifted my atten-
tion back to the other helicopter I was astonished
to see directly below the aircraft what appeared to
be a large circular marking on the ground which
was most certainly not there a few seconds earlier.
The marking was quite dark and nebulous but I
instantly knew what I was observing.
It was difficult to maintain a clear view because
the helicopter partially obscured the feature as it
continued to manoeuvre at ground level. However
after several minutes, both helicopters departed,
eventually flying off in the direction of the military
ranges on Salisbury Plain, but not before switching
back on then-navigation and cabin lights.
Looking through the night scope I could now clearly
observe what was to be subsequently called the
"dolphin" crop formation, in what appeared to be a
state of completeness. The time was precisely 02.40
hours. As I had timed the period the helicopter had
hovered over the field, it can be determined with
reasonable accuracy that the formation had appeared
over a period of approximately 3 -5 minutes.
Of course, I cannot be absolutely certain that the
formation was created by the action of the heli-
copters, but there is no doubt that their presence
had an important part to play in its creation. What
definitely can be ruled out is the "official" expla-
nation that the formation was man-made by a
team of hoaxers".
READ THE FULL REPORT !!
The Norwegian Crop Circle Group highly recommends
to read the FULL REPORT by Andy Buckley - as it
contains many important details NOT quoted here! -
as well as a warning to take precautions against
the potentially dangerous energies occasionally
deployed in the creation of some crop formations...
He also points to possible disinformation campaigns,
and states: "The contents of this report should warn
researchers and members of the public to be extre-
mely discerning before accepting what they perceive
to be the truth, and at all times to maintain an open
mind and keep vigilant.
You owe it to the phenomenon and the truth!".
(Mrk: Space outs by Red.)
"The Woodborough Bridge"
crop formation, appeared
within a period of few
minutes coinciding with
the close proximity of
two unmarked probably
July 14th 2003.
Some of this incident
was captured on film
and the report to your
right hand details what
Andy Buckley experi-
enced over a period
of three hours.
Photo © Lucy Pringle
Photo © Lucy Pringle
For information purposes
we present some photos
of this special type of chopper
often seen above the crop
fields in Wiltshire.
All photos depict the very
same chopper, and are to
be found on the internet.
Source: The Register
2 black Apache helicopters
seemingly interacting as
the Woodborough Bridge
formation appeared in 2003
On the morning of July 14th 2003, Andy Buckley
witnessed the creation of a crop formation close to the
Kennet & Avon canal, about half a mile due south of
Woodborough Hill, near Pewsey, Wiltshire UK. The
formation appeared within a period of a few minutes or
less coinciding with the close proximity of two unmarked
probably military helicopters. Some of this incident
was captured on film and the following report details
what he experienced over a period of three hours.
"On the morning in question, I had decided to walk to woodborough Hill,
after leaving my car parked in Woodborough village at 09.15 hrs. This
walk normally takes about thirty minutes and the route is via the
Kennet & Avon canal and Woodborough Barns along a public right of
way. On reaching the canal bridge [known as Woodborough Bridge],
I stopped to take in the view and scanned the surrounding crop-fields
to the north. This I repeated at regular intervals until I reached the
summit of Woodborough Hill at 09.45 hrs.
I can confirm with absolute certainty that there were no unusual ground
markings / crop formations present in any of the fields south of Wood-
borough Hill, which would have been easily visible either from the canal
bridge, the farm track, or the summit of the hill. From this location, at
about 10.00 hrs, I noticed two dark coloured helicopters manoeuvring
at very low level near Woodborough canal bridge. Through binoculars
they appeared to be Apache Longbow 'gunships' as deployed by the
Army Air Corps. In order to obtain a closer look, I ran down the track
towards the canal, but after a period of only several minutes both heli-
copters flew off in the direction of Warminster to the south-west.
I arrived at the canal bridge at about 10.30 hrs and almost immediately
became aware of a very loud rumbling noise which seemed to be
approaching from the west. Suddenly, two very large helicopters
appeared, black in colour with no obvious markings or serial numbers,
and fully armed. I was quickly spotted by the pilots and one of the
aircraft flew towards me and took up a very low-level hovering position
near the canal bridge. Feeling very vulnerable, I took cover behind some
bushes adjoining the bridge. My attention was drawn to the other
helicopter which had descended to ground level about several hundred
yards over the field to my right. The crop below the helicopter was
swirling violently as a result of the downbeat of the rotor blades and I
noticed that an unusual apparatus was hanging beneath the fuselage
which was about five feet in diameter, black in colour, spherical in shape
with a short tube like protuberance beneath it and pointing at the ground.
After a few seconds, I was somewhat taken aback to see and hear what
appeared to be an explosive updraft of colourless steam or water vapour
from the surface of the crop directly underneath the fuselage of the
helicopter, which covered an area of approximately one hundred feet.
This was accompanied by a loud hissing or sizzling sound, similar to
that of rapidly cooling steam under pressure. The effect of this rising
'vapour' was to forcefully hit the underside of the helicopter, causing
it to pitch and sway. Perhaps for safety reasons, the pilot rapidly
ascended to a slightly higher altitude. After a matter of several
seconds, the 'vapour' dissipated leaving an indistinct mark in the crop.
I barely had time to deploy my video recorder, which had been packed
away in my rucksack. Glancing at my watch, it was apparent that
about four minutes had elapsed since the appearance of the helicopters.
With my video camera now deployed, I ran down the track in order
to obtain a clearer view of the incident. Almost immediately, the
helicopter carrying the sphere-like apparatus swiftly gained altitude
and moved off in the direction of Pewsey to the east. Meanwhile, the
remaining helicopter, which had been making repeated low-level
passes, perhaps in order to distract me from observing his colleague,
also flew off in the direction of the military ranges over Salisbury Plain
to the south. At this point I distinctly remember checking the the
time-clock on my video camera which read 10.41 hrs.
What happened next is still not entirely clear because the last
thing I remember is noticing a new crop formation [the Wood-
borough Bridge formation] precisely where the second helicopter
had been hovering and beneath which the 'water vapour' had risen
from the crop. The following forty-five minutes were completely lost
to me, because at 11.30 hrs I again found myself standing on the
summit of Woodborough Hill without any memory of having walked
to the hill from the canal bridge. Interestingly, the time-clock on my
video camera inexplicably 'jumps' from 10.41 hrs to 11.24 hrs in a
single frame. This is definitely not an edit or as a result of having
paused or stopping the camera. The time-clock had been accurately
set and tested three weeks previously and I had installed a new
lithium battery. Despite this confusion, what is certain is that
between 10.30 hrs and 10.41 hrs on the morning of 14th July 2003,
coinciding with the presence of two unmarked helicopters, one of
which deployed what appeared to be some exotic form of technology
over the surface of the crop, a new formation appeared in a matter of
seconds, which definitely wasn't there before 10.30 hrs.
It is possible that the pilots, whether military or otherwise, were
vectored to this location because they had prior knowledge of the
imminent appearance of this formation, possibly in order to record
or participate in its creation, for reasons we do not yet fully compre-
hend. Enquiries with the Ministry of Defence would no doubt prove
fruitless, although there can be little doubt that the military are
implicated in incidents involving the crop circle phenomenon,
evidence of which has accumulated over the years through
research and video recordings.
Later on the morning of 14th July, I was able to make a thorough
ground survey of the formation which was fairly typical of other
similar 'pictograms', with a neat and tidy ground or floor 'lay' with
very little obvious damage or breakage of the crop stems and seed
heads. There was no evidence of any mechanical pressure having
been applied via the use of stomping boards or garden roller. I would
be very interested in contacting other researchers should they have
further information regarding this formation, particularly aerial
photographs, detailed ground surveys and perhaps more importantly,
any results of crop sampling and testing from this formation. I would
be happy to exchange research material, and would be intrigued if
anyone else has also witnessed the above incident or obtained video
footage, or has experienced harassment from low level military
helicopters in Wiltshire or Hampshire".
I can be contacted at the following email address:
Copyright 2006. Andrew J. Buckley
Norwegian Crop Circle Group would like to remind you that ever
more evidence occurs to support that the crop circle phenomenon
has been going on for centuries. The oldest known case is from
Lyon, in France, and dates back to the 800 century.
July 23rd 2003
A military helicopter was
circling very low above the
the research team was
surveying the crop circle.
Uniformed US Air Force
soldier in the crop formation.
The soldier told the
researchers that he was part
of a US Air Force special
crop circle investigative unit.
The uniformed soldier
studied the research team
with binoculars as they were
working inside the the
The crop circle that occurred
in Keskoskee, Mayville
three weeks earlier,
on the 4th of July 2003.
SAW THE CROP CIRCLE
The farmer Arthur Rantala
observed how the crop circle
formed, over a few seconds, accompanied by
a sudden strong wind.
Three weeks later the
investigated the formation
and found plant anomalies
that could not have
been caused by
Laboratory tests provided
clear evidence that the
formation was genuine.
Uniformed soldier in crop circle claims
the US Air Force has established a
special crop circle investigating unit
(Wisconsin, 23. July 2003)
On the 4th of July 2003, at 07:30 the farmer Arthur
Rantala witnessed the formation of a crop circle in
the field of his farm Kekoskee, Mayville,Wisconsin, USA
(see previous information in this section in 2003).
Three weeks later, on July 23-24th 2003, a private
scientific research team provided physical evidence
confirming that the Wisconsin crop formation was not
made by hoaxers.
As the team collected soil and plant samples from the
field, they realized that they were under surveillance:
"From the nearby hill, a man in a camouflage uniform
was watching us with binoculars. After I informed the
rest of the team that we were being watched, the uni-
formed soldier got into his car, drove down the hill
towards where we were parked, and slowly passed us
noting our license plates. He drove to the end of the
block, turned his car around, drove back to where we
were standing and parked his car. He got out and walked
directly into the formation. Dr. Lietzau was practically
jogging after him into the field. (…)
As we chatted with this soldier from the US Air Force
(who we had now identified by his uniform), he told us
that he was part of a Special Crop Circle Investigative
Unit in the US Air Force, and that they had been looking
into this formation for the past couple of weeks, tempo-
rarily based out of a hanger in Milwaukee. He also told us
that this unit was originally based out of Scott Air Force
base located in Illinois (southeast of St. Louis, Missouri).
He further told us that this team had investigated two
crop circles that appeared near “Downing, Illinois” last
summer (2002), but that he hadn’t participated in that
investigation -- but others had. We had not heard of
that crop circle report in Illinois, so we are checking to
verify that information. (See the bottom of the article
for information about this. Ed.)
The soldier stayed in the formation about 10-15 min.
I played tour guide, and walked him around the
formation. We told him of some of our plant anomaly
findings, and asked several questions. I offered my
contact information to him, and our team offered to
cooperate with his investigative team by providing
them with any information we might find at
CropCircleNews.com. He then returned to his car and
immediately got on his cell phone, and left".
Read the full story here:
Obs: The section with the soldier’s visit is to be found half way down
the article, starting at the photograph of the military helicopter.
The research team has attempted to confirm the
information provided by the soldier. At the bottom of
the full story article you’ll find a discussion forum. In
his entry Todd Lemire presents the latest information.
For questions contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This case is the first to confirm the US Air Force’s
interest in the crop circle phenomenon, and is thus
very important. (In England we have, for some time,
observed that the British military is taking serious
interest in the phenomenon, although military
officials have always denied it).
THE AIR FORCE' INTEREST INDICATES THAT
THE PHENOMENON IS TAKEN SERIOUSLY
We also ascertain that it is not very probable that
the US Air Force would investigate the phenomenon
if they were convinced that all crop circles are man
made. May we consider that the military evidently
sees it's part of their responsibility to pay attention
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
The Norwegian Crop Circle Group is comfortable that
the Military Intelligence Service seems to keep an
eye on the phenomenon. Ater all, it would be part of
But we find it worrying that this interest is (untill now)
consequently beeing denied by other military units.
Dette nummeret av den
vThe July 29, 1880 issue of
NATURE magazine contains
a letter from a respected
scientist of the time,
J. Rand Capron,
describing circles with
standing centres of stalks
in a wheat field in Surrey,
England - one of the
accounts on record.
Page 290: See the last
paragraph at the bottom on
the right, starting with the
heading: "Storm Effects",
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ENGLISH CROP CIRCLE
Journal of Science
EVER MORE EVIDENCE OCCURS TO SUPPORT
THAT THE CROP CIRCLE PHENOMENON HAS
BEEN GOING ON FOR CENTURIES. THIS CASE
IS ONE OF THE BEST DOCUMENTED ACCOUNTS
ON RECORD SO FAR:
Paul Anderson, head of The Canadian Crop Circle Re-
search Network - CCCRN states on their web site:
"Often still regarded by most of the public and media
as a "new" phenomenon (since the 1970s / 1980s),
findings by a number of researchers, including with
CCCRN, continue to find cases which pre-date this
time period, by decades or even possibly centuries":
A well-documented account of earlier formations,
printed in the highly respected scientific magazine
Nature, describes flattened circles with standing
centres of wheat stalks, (a characteristic still often
seen today), in Surrey, England in 1880, a good
century before crop circles became the publicly known
phenomenon it is today. The July 29 1880 issue
published a short letter to the editor, written by a
respected scientist at the time, spectroscopist
J. Rand Capron, describing circular flattenings in a
wheat field in Surrey, England:
NATURE - Illustrated Journal of Science, 1880
THE storms about this part of Surrey have been lately local
and violent, and the effects produced in some instances
curious. Visiting a neighbour’s farm on Wednesday evening
(21st), we found a field of standing wheat considerably
knocked about, not as an entirety, but in patches forming, as
viewed from a distance, circular spots.
Examined more closely, they all presented much the same
character, viz., a few standing stalks as a centre, some
prostrate stalks with their heads arranged pretty evenly in a
direction forming a circle round the centre, and outside these
a circular wall of stalks which had not suffered.
I send a sketch made on the spot, giving an idea of the most
perfect of these patches. The soil is a sandy loam upon the
greensand, and the crop is vigorous, with strong stems, and I
could not trace locally any circumstances accounting for the
peculiar forms of the patches in the field, nor indicating
whether it was wind or rain, or both combined, which had
caused them, beyond the general evidence everywhere of
heavy rainfall. They were to me suggestive of some cyclonic
wind action, and may perhaps have been noticed elsewhere
by some of your readers.
Guildown, Guilford, July 23 - J. Rand Capron
This case was first discovered by Peter Van Doorn as a
reprint in the January 2000 issue of the Journal of
Meteorology. (For those who have yet not seen this
report or is interested in a copy, CCCRN has
obtained a print copy (the original letter in Nature,
not the 2000 reprint) from the microfilm archives in
the Vancouver library. (...).
Source: The Canadian Crop Circle Research Network.