As expected the sceptics were forecasting doom and gloom in 2018 with no crop circles but just as predictably they were wrong!!! Surely 2018 must have been one of the longest winters ever? At least, that is how it seemed to me. Just when we thought that spring has sprung, along came another batch of snow!
This wonderful image of Silbury Hill and its surrounding countryside was taken by Simon Young on Sunday 18th March last year. It illustrates winter in all its wonder, and I understand that he battled the freezing wind and snow to climb all the way up to the top of Waden Hill to look down to take this fantastic picture. Freezing, but my goodness it was worth it!
However, as I write in February 2019, contrary to all expectations, we have been experiencing a heatwave with record breaking temperatures reaching 21.2C (70.2F). Before that we had a smattering of snow and the snowdrops, crocus and a few brave daffodils are showing us that Spring is just around the corner and hopefully we will escape the late snow of last year.
Brexit is occupying the news and causing a great deal of dissension. But like most things, that will pass and hopefully we will get on with life – whatever that may bring.
In order to assess what is happening in the fields in 2018, I chatted to a farmer who told me that nature has a marvellous way of adjusting itself, and as the weather forecast was for mild weather that week, the crops would suddenly start shooting up quickly. In fact, what none of us knew at that stage was that we were in for a scorchingly hot summer bringing about an early harvest such as in 2003 when the last circle standing was The Swallows below Adam’s Grave close to the Milk Hill chalk White Horse. I was taking a visitor round this magnificent formation when, shortly after we had entered, Tim Carson arrived on his harvester to reap the wheat and we watched in dismay as the wonderful formation disappeared right before our eyes. I seem to remember that was the 8th August and the formation had appeared on the 4th August.
The result of the scorchingly hot 2018 summer was unusual, due to the strange shapes resembling the early crop circles of years ago that were appearing in the fields. They were not crop circles. Indeed they were evidence of our long lost island landscape, which seemed to have come mysteriously alive, again revealing its forgotten ancient treasures. I am going to show you a selection – indeed these archaeological wonders are one of the reasons why many people so enjoy flying with me as not only do we see the crop circles and historic monuments such as Stonehenge and ancient stone complexes like Avebury, but after a spell of very dry weather, such as we had had this year, these wonderful marks of times long ago show their faces once more. Some even resembling crop circles of earlier years!
Others also of interest were:
The earliest circle to appear this summer was a strange one resembling a pond skater beetle. Nick Bull very kindly allowed me to use his image.
The earliest I had to get up last year was at 4:30 am, on the 19th June. Producer Jo Woolf of Windfall Films had been in touch with me at the beginning of the year. They were shooting 12 episodes for a programme called Hidden Britain by Drone presented by Tony Robinson, due to be shown on Channel 4 later this year. Crop circles were considered to be an intriguing subject and worthy of inclusion. However, this was a completely new venture for the producers as first and foremost they were surprised that we could not set a definite date ahead — this baffled them for starters, until I explained that crop circles have a habit of appearing when they want and would not be at the beck and call of a film crew or permanently stand still for them such as Nelson on his column. All this was a hard learning-curve for them and to give them a quick course on the subject made me realise just how much there is to know about this very idiosyncratic, wayward and often bewildering subject! They were fast learners and keen to take on board as much as possible in a very short time, including the brutal fact that as all filming had to finish by mid-June, if there were no suitable circles, there would be no crop circle episode! QED.
We kept in constant touch, and with the crew on standby and one week left, a circle fortunately appeared at Hackpen on farmer James Hussey’s land. So, it was decided, with James Hussey’s permission, and despite it being a few days old, this would be the one selected for filming.
The day was to start from the airfield from where they would film me flying over a circle in a helicopter. All of a sudden – great excitement – a circle had just appeared at Winterbourne Stoke Down, Wiltshire – near Stonehenge – within the past 48 hours. Perfect, what could be better?
However, on closer scrutiny it was found to be lying inside the Salisbury Plain Training Area, on top of which they were due to start exercises later that morning. Salisbury Plain is the UK's largest training area, with live firing taking place an average of 340 days a year. It covers 300 square miles and is used extensively by the Army for ground, air and tank training. Aerial entry is strictly forbidden during those periods and I can assure that in no way would I like to tangle with them as they use live ammunition firing up to a height of several hundred feet. However, the previous evening, they had agreed that if we could lift off by 7 am and be out of the area by 8 am, we could enter their space.
I had set my alarm for 4.30 am, and whereas it was completely light and a magical time of day with the animals rubbing the sleep out of their eyes and the birds fluffing up their feathers, any vestige of sun was nowhere to be seen.
I am a born optimist and as I was driving over to the air field I felt cheered by glimpses of sun and patches of blue, only to find my hopes were dashed as the clouds were thickening and not a scrap of blue. Hoping that the weather might clear, pilot Jim Hughes and I were interviewed. The film crew were all there: director Johanna Fry; deputy director and cameraman, Jonathan Hanney; Martin and Toby in charge of drones; and David the invaluable runner.
Also, in order for the drones to fly over an airfield, they had to get permission to fly when the airfield was closed before 9 am or after 5 pm. Paper work galore, telephone calls and lots of cups of coffee before we eventually gave up and decided to remove to the crop circle in Wiltshire at Hackpen, lying obliquely under the famous chalk white horse.
It was situated on the famous 5000 year old Ridgeway that stretches from Avebury in Wiltshire to the Chiltons in Hertfordshire, and reaching the end of its journey at Ivinghoe Beacon, near Tring, Hertfordshire. The Hackpen chalk White Horse, thought to have its origin in 1883 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Victoria, stands proud on the edge of the Marlborough Downs, overlooking the countryside below.
Hackpen Hill has long been associated with the faery folk, and legend has it that on certain nights of the year, the top of the hill rises up. Wonderful music is heard, and those who venture to join in the song, the wine and the dance, may never be seen again - or if they do reappear, it is said they are never the same again after their time with the inhabitants of the hill.
This area is also associated with the Knights Templar founded by Hugues de Payens or Payens (c.1070 – 24th May 1136) who was the first Grand Master. The Knights Templar was also thought to be connected to the Knights Hospitallers (The Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem). At their peak they numbered some 15,000 - 20,000 members.
Though its original purpose was to protect pilgrims from danger, the Knights Templar progressively expanded its duties. They became defenders of the Crusader states in the Holy Land and were known as brave, highly skilled warriors. They fell into disrepute and the order ceased to operate in 1307.
On our arrival, the cloud base had lifted and the sun had come out and was shining brightly. The drones took over and flew over the circle and surrounding area for some considerable time. Next James Hussey, the wonderful farmer who opens his fields to all crop circle visitors was first to be interviewed. We are all only too happy to contribute to the splendid charity set-up in memory of this lovely wife Gill, who sadly died after a long and brave battle with cancer. The charity is to raise money to equip a breast screening radiotherapy unit to be built on the site at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, as the closest unit was in Oxford and for Gill and others to have to travel many hours for a daily treatment lasting a few minutes each time over a period of six weeks was altogether too exhausting and draining. He is close to his target of £2.9 million as the charity has been sponsored by several events and businesses. This is a really splendid and worthwhile charity to support.
Next to be interviewed was Paul Jacobs who started a group called CGI (Core Group Initiative) some years ago. Paul realised that the farmers were having problems with visitors trampling their fields, so when a circle arrives, he will arrange to come along and station his caravan at the edge of the field, collect the money donated by the visitors and show them down which tramlines they should walk in order to reach the crop circle; thereby preventing any additional damage to the crop.
He then gives all the donations collected to the farmer concerned. Many farmers now get in touch with Paul and ask for his services. This is a thoroughly good enterprise without any recompense to Paul himself. Just the joy of living in the countryside and performing a really invaluable service which is welcomed by everyone concerned.
Then came my turn. Martin and Toby were instructed to fly the drone alongside me as I walked down the tramline and then into the field where they followed me around as I examined the crop. It was a distinctly un-nerving experience having a deafeningly loud drone flying right by my left ear as I walked into the circle and not being able to turn round and look at it — just to ignore it!!
Sadly the circle was quite worn, so there was no hope of finding any physical evidence - but it was interesting nevertheless. Johanna Fry and camera man Jonathan Hannay joined me in the circle after the drones had departed and we conducted quite a long interview.
The crew then went on to interview Monique Klinkenberg who organises a really wonderful Crop Circle photograph exhibition which attracts enormous attention and gives great pleasure to everyone.
I made my way back to the airfield where the crew joined me later. Eventually we took off in clear blue sky, with drones photographing the helicopter as we lifted off and gained height. Cameras were placed at different areas round the windscreen of the helicopter, plus we had audio connection so that the pilot Jim and I could be heard chatting to each other. We flew down to Keysley Down, near Chicklade, Wiltshire - just along the A303 - passing the wonderful Yarnbury Castle Iron Age Hill Fort on the way. As the circle had arrived on the 10th June it was very worn, and you could see where people had been in and damaged it. This was a useful exercise, as it showed why the farmers are so concerned for their crops and livelihoods. The circle was so worn that there was no definition remaining and the camera found it hard to focus. None of my overhead pictures were any good at all and this is the only one that shows the circle. You can see how the crop has risen up and the circle has lost its sharpness and clarity.
In this hot weather we were able to fly in shirt sleeves and it was wonderfully cool up in the air! So ended a very busy but happy day. The crew were all marvellous and professional. We hadn’t had time to stop and have anything to eat but David had thoughtfully provided us with energy bars etc., and the supply of biscuits kindly produced by the air field had completely run out!!! I got home after 7pm and was glad to have an early night. I do hope you are not exhausted after reading all this; indeed I have only given you a potted version so as not to exhaust you more!!!
A second circle at Hackpen Hill. Near Broad Hinton, Wiltshire, appeared just across the road from the first.
This was quite one of the most special circles I have ever visited. I took people into it at least four times and each time as we visited it, as one walked towards it, one felt as though it was stretching out it arms to welcome you.
It has retained its energy longer than any circle I have known during my 28 years of crop circle investigation - quite exceptional. After spending time inside it everyone has told me (with one exception) how peaceful, relaxed and happy they feel; as though all the cares in the world have been washed away. Each time I had to drag the visitors out as it seemed that they had become enchanted in another dimension and could have stayed there forever. One time, I was visiting it with my goddaughter (over from New Zealand) and friends; and by then it was four weeks old. As we came out, we were told that we had been in the circle for one and half hours – not possible – but yes! We had no idea!!! A loss of time that happens with regularity inside certain crop circles. Another interesting feature is that if a circle is man-made you will find that it is trashed easily and quickly but – if the circle is genuine – people quite unconsciously treat it with love and respect, thus preserving it.
I regularly take tours, and on my second crop circle tour in August, despite the harvester having cut all the crop straight down the centre of the circle, the remaining unspoilt parts still retained its unique ‘loss of time’ qualities as we sat there for ages until we realised we were running late for lunch.
Other circles worth mentioning were:
The one I am saving to last in this ‘pick of the circles’ was the Martinsell Hill, near Wooton Rivers, Wiltshire, 7th July 2018 in Wheat c.120 feet (36m). It is of such importance that I believe it will be remembered as one of the most remarkable ever. It had a short life, appearing on 7th July 2018. Only three photographers succeeded in catching an image of it before the farmer cut it out at 8.40 am that morning. They were all using drones. This splendid photograph was captured by Nick Bull. It is his copyright.
Geometer Michael Glickman sent me an email which reads as follows:
“I have been drawing the circles now for nearly thirty years and I was astonished by the skill and precision embodied in Martinsell Hill. It is, in my view, one of the top ten (maybe five!) formations we have received. But perhaps I am prejudiced!
It contains 28 pentagrams and 140 precisely formed isosceles triangles, each with a prime angle of 36 degrees which automatically generates the golden section.
Any suggestion that this meticulous and majestic crop formation might be man-made is bizarre to the point of lunacy.”
Even though the circle had been harvested out – taking away the standing crop inside the circle – I remain convinced that the energy will still be present in ground; as indeed it seemed to be when we conducted our scientific research tests with the resulting remarkable readings in tremor tests, in the Forest Hill formation that had also been cut out a few days before our tests.
I telephoned the farmer aware that he did not like crop circles and explained our procedures. He was very helpful, saying he was always interested in scientific tests. We conducted our first control tests in the Avebury Sports and Social club – a most excellent venue with all the facilities we required and good parking.
Advanced Physiologist Paul Gerry from the Devon and Exeter Hospital kindly joined us. He suggested we test the Saccadic eye movements of Parkinson’s sufferers.
CROP CIRCLE RESEARCH 2018
It has previously been found that a person with Parkinson’s disease (PD) felt, after visiting a crop circle, that their symptoms became partially alleviated.
Idiopathic Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta of the basal ganglia. Most patients with Parkinson's disease suffer from somatomotor and oculomotor disorders. The oculomotor system facilitates obtaining accurate information from the visual world by keeping the fovea on an object of interest. If a small object of interest moves slowly in the frontoparallel plane, tracking eye movements occur that consist primarily of smooth-pursuit interspersed with correction saccades
These abnormal eye movements that occur in PD subjects can be easily recorded and thus are ideal for monitoring and comparison. Smooth-pursuit eye movements (SP) SP is necessary for clear vision of a moving target by holding the image steady on the fovea. If smooth-pursuit eye movements do not match the movement of the target, corrective saccades are needed to get the eyes back on target.
In Parkinson's disease damages structures involved in the regulation of pursuit systems.
Three subject types were recorded. Control, Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor. Each subject was recorded three times.
1) In a hall prior to the crop circle visit
2) Inside the circle.
3) Outside the field of the crop circle.
Visual Stimulus– Oscillating pendulum approximately 40 cm in front of eyes.
Recording: EOG (Horizontal Eye Movements) and EEG were recorded whilst the head was held still and subject was first instructed to follow the pendulum for 10 seconds and then relax and close their eyes for 30 seconds.
Results (The EEG will be used for further analysis outside the scope of this research)
Parkinson’s (PD) sufferer Jill Puttick kindly agreed to be tested.
Essential Tremor (ET) Sufferer Linda Daubney also agreed and Rachel Goodchild acted as the Control sample.
Paul Gerry dangled a moving pendulum moving in front their eyes and the readings were recorded in the computer programme.
Before crop circle
Note the smoothness of the eye movements whilst the Control watched a swinging pendulum.
The next is from a subject with an essential tremor (ET)
In the Crop Circle
Then the recordings were repeated outside of the crop circle
So compare the before and after eye movements of the Parkinson’s subject
Conclusion: Using smooth pursuit eye movement monitoring it has shown there is a marked improvement with a significant reduction of micro saccades.
This would suggest that there is an effect of the crop circle on the nigrostriatal pathways, known to be damaged in Parkinson's disease, which control the latency, velocity and amplitude of eye movements.”
Hazel Drummond, using the Asyra technique recording also kindly joined us—she has been with conducting tests with us for over 10 years and during that time we have found many interesting anomalies.
Hazel Drummond reported:
“The crop circle research day took place on the 15th July this year. We used 12 test subjects, all of whom were tested in Avebury, then in the circle and then on leaving the circle where sometimes the effects of being in the circle can still be felt. As always, I was using the Asyra/qest machine which looks at the body energetically and gives us information on how to balance the body. Because of the nature of energetic testing results are not reproducible although many similarities may be seen. However, we can see when the body is more balanced and when testing a group of subjects we can look for unusual patterns. For instance, if 4 subjects showed a thyroid imbalance in our first test scanning we might see 1 or 2 of them balance in the next test but it would be unusual and therefore significant to see all 4 balance in the circle.
For the crop circle test, I am running a baseline test which looks at all the main organs and glands and looks for whether these areas are balanced (Green), weakened (yellow) or stressed/inflamed (red). How many areas are out of balance can give us a good idea of whether energy is flowing freely through the body or whether it is blocked. I am also testing Chakra imbalances, Heavy metals, hormonal imbalances, PH imbalance and neurological imbalance. In particular, I am looking in depth at hormones and neurotransmitters.
When studying the test results I look for anything unusual. This year there were quite a few significant results, and even though the circle had been cut down by the farmer the energies there appear to have been very strong.
On the baseline results, 8 of the 12 subjects became more balanced in the circle. And if we compared the first reading of the baseline to both the 2nd and 3rd readings (so inside the circle and on leaving the circle) ALL were more balanced.
All (but one) of those who had a weakened or stress response in the pituitary gland and the thyroid became balanced in the circle.
Cortico-releasing hormone balanced in all subjects in the circle. Insulin levels were shown to be out of balance in 4 subjects in Avebury. All were balanced in the circle.
In Avebury, 6 of the test subjects showed an imbalance in their etheric body. In the circle 11 out of the 12 test subjects had a balanced etheric body.
Some of the results are difficult to understand but hopefully over the years we will see patterns emerging. This year’s results were significantly more marked than the last few years.”
I am copying an event, I wrote about in my 2009 article, Highs and Lows.
Many experiments have been successfully conducted by groups attempting to create crop circles by mediation. The Sussex group being one and Unex Society being another in 1999 when in a dream experiment following an excellent talk by Dr Serena Roney-Dougal in February, I foresaw the Over Wallop formation that appeared on the 4 May 1999 depicting the solar eclipse that was to follow on the 11 August that year.
In 2009 Simon Masters sent me this intriguing report.
''Crop Circles and Intentionality''
“On Thursday 23rd July 2009, around 30 local people attended a talk by Glenn Broughton a visiting researcher, tour guide and expert on the subject of “Crop Circles” at Sheldon village hall, near Dunkerswell."
The following day this crop circle was reported by cropcircleconnector.com an authoritative website on crop circles.
“What follows is an account of processes that immediately pre-dated and post-dated the appearance of the pattern above, and were connected by group by intentionality.
“My homework for the event had consisted of a cursory review of internet photography of crop circles. Some of these I had earmarked as “fakes” in the sense that I believed them to be photographic manipulations. Prior to the meeting I had been impressed by the artistic form of the circles which have developed in both in terms of intricacy and sophistication of execution since I last reviewed the phenomenon. Simple circles, such as the one that appeared on the Milverton bypass and kindled my personal interest some 15 (?) years ago, are not significant news any longer."
"During the meeting’s Q&A session I asked: “As someone who has visited over 250 crop patterns, what kind of intelligence do you feel lies behind the phenomenon?”
Glen had suggested that he did not want to give explanations, but described his sense is that “[the intelligence is] a playful one, one that enjoys interacting with human minds…”
“Several of us remarked that we found this comment very interesting." “The scientist in me is called on to find a rational and simple explanation for the patterns I see. Employing Occam’s Razor, I conclude the creators have be a group of [human] land artists, some of whom are involved in the occult, studies of divine proportion and sacred geometry and who have a remarkable talent for evading detection during the creation of their art.”
“Glen however had earlier described an “experiment” he had conducted with another group, in which the individuals present had, effectively, “asked the circle creators to produce a circle for them”. He reported that, remarkably, as if on cue, the next significant pattern to be reported had held, for him, a personal and a numeric connection with his experiment. Although inelegant, the pattern reported contained the same number of circles as minds engaged with the experiment."
“My response to was to encourage Glenn to continue to conduct such experiments in a “scientific” manner, but, given we all appeared to share Glen’s “sense of the playful”, could we play now? I cannot remember precisely but I asked “Is everyone here up for a group meditation, with the intention of asking the circle makers to create a work that speaks to us as a group?” The hall was hastily cleared of chairs, and 25 people held hands and were taken through a guided thought process by Glenn’s wife."
“Those unwilling to participate were unobtrusive observers or had left the hall by this stage, and in a ten minute exercise which was not without mirth and laughter, the group focused their intent on building “our” crop circle pattern." “There was no mention of specificity of timing or pattern. I remember being surprised that, as well as counting the participants (I was number 8 and Sarah 9), Glen showed some interest in the fact that 16 females and 9 males took part. My personal state was one of “contentment” and “non-attachment to outcome”, and, personally, I was not cogniscent of my sexuality during the meditation."
“As mentioned above, the following day a formation was reported. Since reading the report on Saturday 26th, my mind has been periodically intensely reflective on the process and finding some form of explanation or meaning for what has happened. I have an interest in practical magic, but it is not everyday I attempt a collaborative manifestation or demonstration of this nature." “Some specific “connectedness” or “cause and effect” phenomena may be worth mentioning."
“(1) In later discussion, it has emerged that Glen had the intention of doing a guided mediation but was reluctant to initiate such an exercise with an unfamiliar group. It would seem that my spontaneous suggestion facilitated his intent. Furthermore I noted my ego-I reaction to this, and was pleasantly surprised to find “I” felt comfortable with my contribution to the group process."
“(2) The pattern consists of 12 large and 12 small circles, plus a central circle making 25 circles in all. The pattern has the layout of a clock face and therefore can be interpreted as relating an analogue device for measuring time. It also has the gross symmetry of a snowflake. Closer examination reveals three-fold rotational symmetry."
“(3) We can note that 9 (males) + 16 (females) = 25 (circles) = 12 + 12+ 1, but also that 3^2+4^2=5^2. That is to say the numbers of males and females associated with the creative process have a relation to a right angled triangle of sides 3, 4, and 5 units in length, and with the first five rational numbers: 25 = 1 x (3^2) + (4^2), and of course that the formation is one solution to the Dionysian polynomial: x^2 + y^2 = z^2."
“(4) Our group met near Dunkerswell which is one of three aerodromes built principally by the Americans during WWII on the Blackdown Hills. The others are Smeatharpe and Tricky Warren (Culmhead). The pattern appeared at Smeathe's Plantation near Ogbourne Down Gallop, Wiltshire."
“My position oscillates between “belief” that we had some cause and effect of this particular circle, and “rejection” that the whole thing is co-incidence. The following explanations (or cause and effect models) exist:
- “Our” circle does not exist, it is a “photoshop” hoax.
- “Our” circle exists, but the numeric coincidence is insignificant and there is no cause and effect (or synchronicity) relationship between what took place at Sheldon and Smeath Plantation crop circle.
- “Our” circle exists, but there was direct human to human communication between one or more people present at Sheldon village hall and the “artist” behind “our” circle.
“These explanations are not mutually exclusive."
“So, in conclusion, the phenomenon is not explained and I suggest that further work is required.”
Two events in 2108 were to demonstrate yet again the possibility of connecting with another dimension.
I always take two crop circle tours in the summer, one has an optional extra of a private evening entry into the heart of Stonehenge where you find yourself dwarfed by the giant megaliths towering above whilst absorbing their energies; the second tour consist of an optional extra of a flight over the circles we have visited that day on foot, in addition to flying over sacred sites such as the famous Avebury Stone Complex and the giant Silbury Hill.
It was at the airfield where members of my group were waiting to fly that Josh Drury and his mother Sue told me their amazing stories.
Josh Drury’s Story
So me and my friend, Jenna Spellane visited Wilton Windmill the night before the creation of the Martinsell Hill Formation and asked for a request. We asked for there to be a Crop Circle with a sophisticated design, had a star element and the design itself was encapsulated in a circle. We stayed there until dusk. The next day when I had finished work, I noticed a Crop Circle was reported with the EXACT same requirements as we had asked for! Only a two minute drive from where we requested for the Formation! We could not believe our luck, but we were unfortunate in not being able to visit the Formation as the Crop Circle had been harvested earlier the same morning.
Susan Drury’s Story
When Josh and I went to visit a Crop Circle Formation at Yarnbury Castle on the 25th June, we sat down inside the circle after discussing white balls of light, Josh told me that if you ask the crop circle makers for a certain design that they would make it for you.
I would like to think that I am a very down to earth person but thought I would give it a go.
I said out loud “Crop circle makers if you really exist then please can you make me a design of a door or window (as I was thinking of moving house at the time).
This design was really off the wall as normally the designs are of stars or flowers.
I said “If you make this for me then I will believe in you”. Woe betide a month later, a crop circle formation was reported at Fovant and guess what it was of ? A Door!!!
I couldn’t believe it as it was such a strange design to ask for.
Nobody could have overheard our conversation.
There was nobody else there!
I felt this one was made for me.
I have to believe in the crop circle makers now as they did what I asked for. Josh asked me what connection I had with Fovant?
The only connection I had with Fovant was that I took my mother to see the white chalk badges many years ago now.
She has since passed but it makes you wonder if there is a spiritual connection. Was it my mother’s way of contacting me?
I have no answer for this.
We are left with a question – is there indeed a Consciousness inherent in the crop circles that links itself to the human mind or vice versa? To me the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’. We are all part of the Universal Consciousness which is multi-dimensional and multi-interactional. This being so, we have to take on board the awesome fact that in this we are all indeed part of each other.
I am deeply grateful to Paul Gerry and Hazel Drummond for their unstinting help and dedication with and to our continuing research and to the people who annually contribute as guinea pigs.
My most grateful thanks as always go the farmers who have allowed us to enter their fields and enjoy and research the crop circles, in particular James Hussey who is outstanding in his welcome. However, I do understand the reaction of most of the farmers who harvest them out on arrival as I regret to say that many people do not stop to think or understand that the fields in which these circles appear belong to the farmers and the crops are their livelihood.
Finally, last but certainly by no means least, to Steve Gavin my expert web manager who nobly continues to look after my web site and shows marvellous patience with my idiosyncrasies.