I note that it is six years since I started my article discussing the terrible floods on the Somerset levels and how devastating they were for all those affected. Now in 2020, I find myself starting off this year’s piece once again revealing the shocking devastation caused by flooding on a much wider scale covering most of the country in the UK. Some areas have been particularly badly hit, namely Yorkshire, Lancashire and further north. Also Wales, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. In addition, parts of the South West and South East have been badly hit.
The suffering and misery of those caught up in and in these floods on a regular basis is hard to comprehend - the months of misery involved in trying to dry out one's house and belongings (those that can be salvaged) is almost unimaginable. Some people who have been repeatedly hit by floods are giving up completely, having battled with them until exhausted and dispirited.
That the weather worldwide is changing dramatically, scorched dry and then whole areas under water, is an undeniable fact. It most certainly demonstrates the result of Global Warming and serves as a dire indication and warning of what is going to happen to our planet if we disregard these signals. In addition and on smaller scale of magnitude we need to take into consideration the cyclic nature weather patterns, and if one delves back even a few hundred years, one can see the change in water levels. For instance it is only a relatively short time since the coastal town of Selsey was an island. “The parish is bounded on the south and east by the sea, on the north by the lagoon known as Wythering Haven and later as Selsey, or Pagham, Harbour, and on the west by a branch of this harbour which formerly connected with the sea at the south-west of the parish. It was, therefore, originally an island, connected with the mainland on the north by two fords, the Wadeway and, west of it, the Horseway, and by a ferry close to the Wadeway. The ferry is now replaced by a bridge carrying the road from Chichester, which runs south through the hamlet of Norton to meet the main local road. The latter runs north-east to the old church and south-west to the village, which seems always to have been at a considerable distance, over 1½ miles, from the church.” https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol4/pp205-210
Less is More
In thirty years 2019 was the most extraordinary summer I have known. The lack of circles was pronounced, almost to the point of non-existence. Indeed they did appear, mainly in Hampshire, my stamping ground, where the rash of circles started to emerge in the early 1980’s. At first, mostly simple, single circles gradually appeared, gradually evolving not only in complexity but in location - with Wiltshire becoming the main hub of activity over the years.
I wonder how we view this phenomenon? Personally, I believe there is a consciousness - maybe linking the human mind to this crop circle Consciousness - a Cosmic, Universal Consciousness. As interest grew, so the number of circles increased, just as the complexity, symbolism and geometry became more apparent. The more they were welcomed, the number seemed to increase rising to a crescendo of circles in 1998 when I recall photographing over 60 circles - a truly bumper year. In subsequent years the number I recorded was in the 50’s and 40’s, gradually declining to the 30’s and decreasing each year since.
What is the reason for this decline? As the rise in the number of circles so the number of visitors increased, becoming a worldwide phenomenon but - at the same time, over enthusiastic visitors were not always aware that it was private land and the crops are the farmer’s livelihood. And so the majority of farmers gradually decided that they needed to protect their fields; another factor was the hoaxing element; groups appeared in greater number testing their skills without any thought for the unfortunate farmers who were starting to feel beleaguered. However, this decline did not deter the phenomenon entirely as many mind-blowing events have graced our land regardless. Could The Press, including some big press names, also be held responsible for this decline as they regularly featured the hoaxers in their press releases? (A scientific paper I once sent up was ignored by all).
How do we know which is a genuine circle? That becomes a matter of experience in knowing how to discern the tell-tale signs and what to look for, BUT you need to be one of the very first people in the circle in order to conduct a physical examination before the crop is trampled and evidence unwittingly destroyed. Getting into a circle to scrutinise it early is almost impossible now, so I rely on the results of my scientific research and the glaringly obvious extraordinary geometry of such unimaginable complexity, perfection and accuracy that is it has to be any beyond human involvement.
The saying 'Less is More' is often true. Indeed in the UK we had fewer crop circles than previous years, but in Europe there were outstanding especially one in Switzerland; the pick of the season.
France was blessed with more circles than ever before - 16 in total. Why was that we wonder? Maybe because the circles felt more welcome there, not being subjected to the same derision and derogatory press comments as is meted out to the ones in the UK by the majority of the UK press - who knows, or maybe they were seeking fresh ground? In addition, circles were reported from Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Brazil and the Netherlands.
The earliest arrival to grace our fields was in May, rather later than expected, not appearing until the 22 May at Norridge Wood, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire.
Littleton, in Hampshire arrived on 3rd June 2019. I entered the field with a musician friend Marvin Naylor, having obtained the farmer’s permission. It was a glorious early summer’s day. We were overjoyed to be walking into a circle once more gently examining the lay of the crop and revelling in the peace of the circle and the surrounding countryside; listening to the birds and absorbing the magic of the whole experience.
A friend likened the circle event to The Holy Trinity, each circle representing one of the Three: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
I found exquisite shy little poppies poking their heads up through the barley.
It felt AMAZING
A lovely formation, one of the few that were open for the public to visit lay below at Danebury hillfort. I walked all the way around the hillfort a couple of years ago. The view was immense. Built in the 6th century BC the fort was in use for almost 500 years.
We are told that ‘...with the permission of the site's owner, Hampshire County Council, archaeological excavations began in 1969 and continued until 1988. Over the twenty seasons archaeologists spent examining the site, they looked at the defences and the gateway, and excavated 57% of the interior, where the remains of wattle and timber houses were discovered. It was the lengthiest investigation of any hillfort in western Europe.’
I was sent a lovely report by professional homeopath and crystal ball practitioner Katy Shay who later came on a tour with me of ancient sites.
'While I was in the crop circle I felt drawn to lie down in the middle. Which I did. I felt deep peace and a sense of one-ness and my heart felt very open and connected to love.
Then it felt as if ~”codes” were being downloaded into my DNA. As if I was being given information to support me. It felt AMAZING!
When we left the circle I felt very happy and almost child-like and playful
Then we went straight for a meal and I had a glass of white wine. I literally felt as though I had drunk the whole bottle! Then felt so very tired and was even slurring my speech!
Since then so many miracles and synchronicities have been happening and it's almost as if there were another me, so that jobs on my way “To do" just are getting done miraculously without me doing them,- people thanking me for things I haven’t done!'
The next one to grace our fields was one at the picturesque location of Farley Mount.
Farley Mount is a hill and one of the highest points in Hampshire. It is located within Farley Mount Country Park, situated about four miles west of the historic city of Winchester, Hampshire (one time capital city of England).
It has been classed as "Obelisk erected on top of a barrow". Other sources are not so certain as to whether the mound was originally a barrow. However its location on a high point on the chalk downland is typical for Hampshire round barrows, and there are several other Bronze Age barrows nearby. This is, of course, circumstantial evidence and more substantial proof is lacking due to the more modern modifications to the site.
It is particularly famous for the monument that stands on top of the mount (which is a folly), and is a monument to a horse named 'Beware Chalk Pit', which carried its owner to a racing victory in 1734, a year after falling into a twenty-five feet deep chalk pit while out hunting.
The plaques on the interior and exterior of the monument, read:
‘Underneath lies buried a horse, the property of Paulet St. John Esq., that in the month of September 1733 leaped into a chalk pit twenty-five feet deep a fox hunting with his master on his back and in October 1734 he won the Hunters Plate on Worthy Downs and was rode by his owner and was entered in the name of "Beware Chalk Pit"
Not long after I took Katy Shay and her three charming and interesting Australian friends on a tour of the sites most favoured by the Phenomenon. They did not mind that there were no crop circles; they wanted to visit places of power, especially sites where many crop circles had appeared over the years. Our first stop was Hackpen where legend tells us that at certain times of the year, the hill opens up and wonderful music is heard. Small people invite you to enter and join the fun and when you come out the next morning you are never quite the same again.
There are three copses that grace the skyline at Hackpen. We walked all along the path to the field where many wondrous circles have been found, and on the way back to the car we entered the first copse. We felt it was enchanted and magical, and we spent some considerable time among the trees. Susie Nelson-Smith in particular was so drawn to it that it was hard work getting her to leave! Next, I drove us to Barbury Castle where again many circles have appeared including the amazing Pi to the power of nine formation in 2008. Barbury Castle is a massive Iron Age hillfort and in the past it has taken me a morning to walk around. Our last stop before lunch was East Field, the field where more than 100 circles have appeared over the years.
We had lunch at the excellent Honey Street Café before visiting the exceptionally fine crop circle exhibition in the same location. It has been brilliantly and expertly put together by Monique Klinkenberg from Holland and takes you through much of the history of the phenomenon supported by super photographs and drawings. Our final visit was to the wonderful ancient Neolithic West Kennet Long Barrow which like so many of the sacred places in that area is full of history as it lies in the landscape of our forefathers. The group had brought their singing bowls; bowls of pure crystal. We held a ceremony in the special spot where the acoustics are of quite unusual quality. It was such a wonderful finale to a remarkable day.
Both my tours were fully booked as usual.
After what seems like years of work, my fourth book The Energies of Crop Circles - The Science and Power of a Mysterious Intelligence came out and I found myself trying to find time to conduct the many interviews I was being asked to do (you can find some of them on my website) so what was already turning in a busy summer was rapidly becoming more and more hectic. One of my great joys is taking people round the circles and sacred sites and to witness their enjoyment and the effect they have. So unexpected to many of the people to whom these wonderful experiences happen.
Even though writing has always been an essential part of my being, ever since I can first remember, it essentially is a lonely yet fascinating experience requiring much exhilarating research but also strict discipline.
Actor, theatre director, and playwright, Mark Rylance wrote a most flattering review which I can’t resist putting up!
“To fly with Lucy Pringle over a crop circle formation, or walk carefully among the miraculously woven wheat, is up there with standing next to Spielberg during filming; she is an expert. These formations in our fields are the most enigmatic mystery of our day, and yet millions, who have never visited one, write them off with spoon-fed explanations. I have followed the phenomenon since the late eighties, visiting well over a dozen first-hand, once as the first visitor. No one has ever convinced me they were all created by the human hand. Lucy’s exploration of the energy within the formations and its effect on our bodies is a particularly fascinating aspect of these beautiful messages in our fields. This is a book that will take you down many new and unexpected paths. A combination of compelling science and stories of extraordinary events recorded over a period of thirty years, this book lifts the crop circle phenomenon to previously unexplored levels of investigation, enhanced by Lucy’s wonderful photography. A must-read for all travellers of the known and unknown.”
What started as a slow beginning to the season, was picking up fast and one of the most fascinating of the year was the exciting circle at Tichborne in Hampshire.
At first glance it may not look like anything special but the more you observe it, the more you will find it turns into a cube with smaller cubes within!
Barton Stacy, Hampshire. 28th July 2019 with the two interesting triangles was the next to grace our fields. The farmer was not happy and no-one was allowed to enter.
Difficult to draw?
One of the more special formations to arrive was the complex one at Pepper Box Hill in Wiltshire, at the end of July. Flying over the circle, it was a wondrous sight, its tendrils seeming to stretch out endlessly in all directions. On checking my photographs afterwards, I was surprised to see how deceptively simple it looked as on second inspection, it became clear to me that it was not simple at all and to try and draw the design, let alone go into the field in the middle of the night and trample down that crop with such precision, would seem to have been an impossible feat.
As mentioned previously there were very few circles that were open to the public to visit last year and indeed this was a problem. Here I think we need to understand that the crops lie on private land and are the farmers’ livelihood, no matter how annoying it may be to us. Sadly some people go in regardless, with the result that if the farmer sees them, he will cut the circle out. As you can imagine, this situation has created a problem with my tours for the first time in many years. However, many people had never visited special areas of sacred sites in Wiltshire and I took two lovely tours which were much enjoyed by everyone. All these places are situated uniquely in this ancient landscape and as we walked this venerable soil we were treading the footsteps of our forefathers.
On one tour we started by going up Waden Hill from whence we could see Silbury Hill below us; also a fantastically panoramic view revealed itself of that part of sacred Wiltshire. It was a gentle climb and worth every drop of our energy. Wild flowers abounded and the peace was amazing.
We then walked to the remarkable stone complex of Avebury, very close by. We wandered among the magnificent stones and I taught many people how to dowse. We could have stayed much longer but we were already late for our lunch booking at a local pub. Whilst we were at Avebury, we discussed how important it was to give energy back to the stones. Many have been depleted by people unwittingly draining and taking their energy. They are receivers and transmitters but some have little original energy left and need us to replenish it. You can do this by focusing your energy of Love using your rods as a focussing agent or simply directing your healing love from your third eye located in between your eyes.
Avebury is a most uniquely special stone complex; the only inhabited one in the world and as the antiquarian 17th century historian William Stukeley wrote ‘If Stonehenge is a Church, Avebury is a Cathedral.’.
A member of my group, Stephan Gaude very kindly sent me the two images below. If you zoom into the first Avebury image, at the top right there is a small unidentified circular silver object. Whereas the mark at the top on the second image of West Kennet Avenue* is most likely a bumble bee or some flying insect.
* The avenue leading to Avebury is often known as The Avebury Avenue or just The Avenue.
After lunch we visited the exceptionally fine crop circle exhibition at Honeystreet. You may be interested to know that, just as when you are inside a circle and absorbing the vibrations, so images also emit vibrations, and I have many reports of people having been thus affected.
Finally, we made our way up the hill to West Kennet Long Barrow, one of the very oldest in the UK dating back to 5000 years BC*. This is a very special place. It was sealed in 4000 BC and not reopened and all its rubble removed until the middle of the 19th century. Artefacts such as elaborately designed pottery, knives and flakes of flint, animal bones - and many skulls most of which showed signs of severe injuries - were found and carefully recorded by Dr John Thurnham who was medical assistant at the Devizes Asylum.
* I can thoroughly recommend Peter Knight’s book West Kennet Long Barrow, Landscape. Shamans and the Cosmos.
This was a wonderfully memorable day and we ended up with a private evening entry into the Stonehenge circle where we watched the sun set behind the giant sandstone megaliths, weathered harder than granite.
Before my next tour, I attended the Glastonbury symposium, the oldest continuous conference including crop circles dating back to 1991. Despite being tiring - loading all ones goods, unloading them with wonderful help from kind people at Glastonbury and standing behind ones tables for three days - it is always a joy to see so many familiar faces coming back every year. My new book was a great favourite selling extremely well and my right hand became quite tired with signing!
I cannot get rid of the Taste in my mouth
The second tour was held on the 1st August, and fearing the worst I wrote to everyone a week beforehand to warn them that there were no accessible crop circles. However, the Gods were with us and a circle with the most interesting lay appeared, and after eight hours researching and telephoning around to find the farmer and get his permission to go in, I was informed that entry was permitted. Wow, success at last. HOW MARVELLOUS!
It seemed a long way to drive from our meeting point at Silbury Hill, but it was worth every moment just to get inside and joy was had by all.
I was sent several reports by people who had visited the circle with me with uncomfortable results.
‘I felt quite buzzy as if I had just had coffee, the I experienced a feeling of being pulled towards the ground ---- intense pain in my head (as if in a vice at the back of my head) at one point in the circle. It throbbed when I moved away from the point. I had a metallic taste in my mouth.’
I remember that incident very well as the report came for someone on my tour and when I am taking a tour, I always go round checking everyone to see if they are all right. I urge people to leave immediately from either that particular spot or indeed the whole circle on occasions if any form of discomfort continues.
The ‘metallic’ taste report is interesting as it was something I too had experienced on several previous occasions, only ever in crop formations, never anywhere else. It is invasive and cloying and I cannot get rid of it by any physical means. Researcher Debbie Bensted has also often experienced this or a similar taste and to her it is the litmus test of a genuine formation.
In 1999 Shelly also reported that she experienced the ‘metallic/acid taste in my mouth. This also happened the first time I visited the circle, that was the day after it was found.’ Shelly has no metal, amalgam or gold fillings in her mouth.
After discussing this effect at the Conference in Andover in 1995, a woman came up to me ‘I have got that taste in my mouth now and I am not in a crop formation.’ It turned out she was a diet maintained diabetic and that as soon as her ketones were breaking down, she got this taste indicating that she must replenish her protein level.
I believe this taste could be reflecting a drop in our blood sugar level, indicating a variation in our insulin output, which in turn is controlled by the pancreas, part of our endocrine system.
Early To Bed, Early to Rise
My next adventure was getting up at 3.40 am on Sunday in order to meet a charming American family in order to go into Stonehenge for our private early morning entry visit. This was the final stage of their world tour before heading home and included their two super children Oakley 13 and Lillian 11.
There was a most stunningly glorious sunrise as I was driving there, which unfortunately faded before we entered the stones - despite the early hour being up with the larks we were all wide awake and eager to see the magnificent megaliths; they were very special. Next we drove to the Clear Wood circle; only one other person was in the circle so early; she joined us and again it was very special being the first time the family had ever been inside a crop circle. I can remember the joy, elation and excitement of visiting my first ever crop circles, somehow it gives one a special feeling and is like nothing one has ever experienced before.
Research Day 2019
In between all these happenings I organised our annual Crop Circle Scientific Research day. The research we are conducting into the temporary relief is the fundamental reason for my continued dedication to this phenomenon in the hopes that one day we may find a cure to one of the most unfortunate of medical conditions suffered by so many people.
Organising a Scientific Research Day, despite having done it for over 20 years, is not an easy thing to do. Firstly finding a day convenient for the kind scientists whose contribution is essential to the success of the day, is number one priority; secondly the guinea pigs willing to be tested; thirdly booking the place where the initial control tests will be conducted and finally, but not less importantly, inviting scientists of several disciplines who will contribute their findings and several other people who may further this research in the future. Booking a room for the tests is also high on the agenda.
Deciding on the circle in which the tests will be conducted and obtaining the farmer’s permission to enter is left until the last moment. The third and final test is conducted some distance away from the circle. All the three tests are identical, allowing the scientists to compare and analyse the three separate tests.
This year an Italian team joined us led by Daniele Gullà who Graduated in Electronic Engineering and has long been interested in Biopsychocybernetics and Electronics, for the UV/IR Spectrography and for the Electro acoustics which led him toward particular fields of the Psychic Research: the Paranormal Transimages and the Instrumental Transcommunication. Currently he collaborates with experts of Courts of Justice and Italian Police for forensic analysis in Biometrics (audio and video).
We conducted our first control tests in the Avebury Sports and Social club – a most excellent venue with all the facilities we required together with the added bonus of good parking.
Sadly Advanced Physiologist Paul Gerry from the Devon and Exeter Hospital was unable to join due to mechanical car problems that reared their ugly head at the last moment. He was sadly missed as we were going to perform basic physiological measurements in a circle such as pulse rate, pO2 (amount of oxygen in blood) and blood pressure in addition to the tremor tests the results of which had proved so interesting in 201?
However in addition to Daniele Gullà, Hazel Drummond had kindly agreed to join us testing us using the Asyra Technique.
Fifteen of us including scientists of various disciplines, assembled at the Sport and Social Club at Avebury, Wiltshire on a scorchingly hot July day. Gullà using his highly technical, personally developed camera, measured Parkinson Sufferer Gill Puttick (who has loyally consented to be a guinea pig for several years), and Essential tremor sufferer Linda Daubney. As control samples Christopher Weeks and I were tested.
The picture of Chris Weeks below is particularly interesting as, unknown to Gullà, Weeks had suffered an accident during the previous year which had resulted in a loss of hearing in his left ear. If you examine the image you will observe the lack of electronic activity on that side in the picture.
With regard to my test, Gullà told me that there were four stages of anxiety. One, mild anxiety; two, medium anxiety; three, high anxiety and four, dangerously high anxiety. He told me that his findings showed that I was bordering between high and dangerously anxiety!
As Gullà only tested two people in the crop circle (Gill Puttick and me), I am showing one control sample plus an additional control sample belonging to Christopher Weeks as it shows remarkably little activity on the left side of his head. Unknown to Gullà, Weeks has a total loss of hearing in his left ear as a result of an accident.
Whereas it was difficult to fully understand Gullà’s technique and what exactly he was measuring, I understand the method being used is unlike Kirlian photography. Kirlian photography measures photon/light emissions whereas the method used by Gullà measures (small) vibrations. The software he uses, interprets these vibrations into colour, which are representative of different frequencies. These colours/frequencies can tell us the person’s emotional state. Research Nina Earle further describes Gullà’s work thus: ‘Gullà was measuring two things using two different camera's/software setup namely:
TRV (the test subjects) - he used to measure their vibration literally. The lower someone vibrates at the more relaxed they are. He measures this in Hz, the images look in some ways similar to an aura, however the software he uses colour maps these vibrations onto the subject. Kirlian photography, in contrast, measures light or photon emissions so that is something completely different. MIRA camera (the centre of the crop circle)- is used to made the UV bands visible (UVA,UVB & UVC).`
Unfortunately, there were no circles available locally that we were allowed to visit but such was Gullà’s desire to experience a crop circle for the first time, it was decided that we would make the long drive across country to the A303 and enter the circle opposite Yarnbury Castle. When I had photographed it earlier the Iron Age hillfort had been surrounded by a glorious display of poppies..
Thought to be planetary alignment relating to the position of the lunar eclipse on the 4 July.
I read that ‘Yarnbury Castle is located in an area of unimproved grassland on the upper chalk north of the Wylye Valley, and on the edge of Salisbury Plain, which is the largest remaining area of calcareous grassland in north-west Europe. The local area supports a rich and diverse grassland flora, which led to it being declared a biological Site of special scientific Interest in 1951.’ Dating to some 100 years BC the main earthworks showed signs of habitation over the ages with evidence of wooden structures, bones, pottery. Celtic and later Roman coins.
Parking in the lay-by close by, we entered the field and made our way walking at the edge of the field until we found the correct tramline to take us directly into the circle. After dowsing for the most energetic circle the equipment was set up once more in the larger of the two small circles situated inside the surrounding perimeter ring and set up all the equipment.
I Suddenly Felt Complete Calm
I have to admit that the general appearance did not fill me with any great confidence as it seemed to have a remarkable likeness to a child’s simple drawing!
However when everyone was settled, I finally and thankfully sat down on the flattened crop and all of a sudden and to complete and utter amazement I felt a sudden and complete calm descend all around and in me. I couldn’t believe what was happening, as a moment before I had still been in a state of high anxiety. On reflection, it illustrated that one should never judge by the ‘look’ of a circle alone and that maybe the smaller, more innocent looking ones, could contain the most powerful ‘energy’.
Hazel Drummond reported that although there were no outstanding individual results, 10 out of the 12 people tested showed their systems were considerably more balanced inside the circle compared to the control tests conducted before or after.
She also reported ‘We went into a circle which had appeared quite a few weeks before our visit so I thought that the energies were going to be quite weak - as did everyone else. So I was very surprised when I found that my legs were feeling heavy and weak as soon as we came near to the circle. For some of the way in we had to go against the flow of it and I found it really tiring and difficult to do. I also had an odd feeling in my head. A sort of pressure and fuzzy feeling. When in the circle we found a place to sit that felt good. I came back to feeling my usual self and could quite easily have stayed there for many hours. However when I walked around the circle later there were areas that were very hard to walk through and made me feel quite dizzy.
I was very tired for the rest of that day and the next but otherwise no after effects.’
Note the Difference
You will note the change in the pictures taken by Gullà in the Sports Centre at Avebury and in the crop circle.
Sadly Tina Martin did not separate her writing clearly between her findings so as whereas I can understand the results, I cannot include them as they are not clear enough to show here. This is sad as once more they were clearly showing the difference between outside and inside the crop circle.
Experiences of Nina Earl
Sensation of meeting a force field when entering some of the smaller circles, with the strongest being the one where all the data was being gathered (by Hazel and Danielle).
Upon arriving at the crop circle for the second time I began to take radiation measurements. When I had completed this, I decided to return to the central inner circle with the specific intention of asking for some healing to my right shoulder. I was in quite a bit of pain and the previous night I woke up several times in pain and had to resort to various stretches and manipulation to try and get some relief. I was considering visiting an osteopath to get it looked at.
When reaching the inner circle, I initially made an offering (of sound) for a few minutes. Then I stood in the centre of the circle and asked if my right shoulder could be healed. After a few minutes I sat down, some time passed and I eventually lay down in the circle. Approximately 25 minutes later when I stood up, I had much less pain in my shoulder. There was notably less pain for the rest of the day and this remained the case 52 hours later.
The next day after visiting the crop circle, I did have a headache. This could have been due in total or partly down to dehydration.
Measurements recorded: radiation using a Geiger counter. Radiation levels were found to be no more than background levels. The entire large outer circle was measured along with all the smaller circles. Readings varied between 0.10 and 0.18 MicroSevert all of which are low [see photo].
Report on Lucy Pringle’s Research day, Sunday 14th July 2019
Sue Brown’s Report
Present: Lucy Pringle, Hazel Drummond, Tina Martin, Gill Puttick Christopher Weeks, Jim Lyons, Peter Howard, Andrew King, Hugues Deshayes, Nina Earl, Sue Brown, Danielle Gullà.
Avebury Sports and Social Club was the starting venue for Lucy Pringle’s Research day. Hazel was running Asyra tests on Parkinson and Essential Tremor sufferers, Tina and Gill, with controls of Christopher, Jim, Peter and more people. Each person tested held on to the handles of a bit of equipment, from which Hazel was able to extract individual information. Daniele Gullà videoed the same people with his special camera and obtained some colourful results, showing that people were operating at different frequencies. Andrew and Nina took videos of Daniele’s laptop screen, so there was an ongoing partial record of Daniele Gullà’s work.
Later we travelled down to a lay-by near Yarnborough Castle, an Iron Age Hillfort on the A303 near Steeple Langford. The crop circle was first seen on 3rd July.
Daniele Gullà and Hazel Drummond set up their equipment in the centre circle –
No 1. The crop was laid down in a clockwise direction from the outside edge into the centre. Similarly, the same crop lay was found in the next circle on the radius -
No 2, which was slightly larger than the central one.
The third one - the Crown one, is No 3. This had an outer ring where the crop was laid clockwise and a small circle laid clockwise continuing into a spiral in the centre. The rest of this circle was standing crop in the shape of a crescent moon.
Tina Martin, an essential tremor sufferer, was doing handwriting tests in each circle. I decided to dowse the lay of the small circles outside the main ring (like lollipops). I went into No 4, immediately to the left of the Crown circle and dowsed its outer ring, starting at the end of the stalk – the 6 0’clock position, which went clockwise until it had gone right round the circle, then it did a ‘U’ bend and went counterclockwise, back on itself until it got back nearly to its starting position. Here again it did another ‘U’ bend and then spiraled into the centre. This lay of the crop was repeated in circle 5 on the RHS of the ‘Crown’ circle (No. 3) and also in No 7, the lollipop below No 4.
The No 6 circle started in a similar way, but had only one ‘u’ turn, before turning counterclockwise into the centre.
While walking on the outer ring between lollipops 6 and 7, I noticed it looked like a double clockwise lay. My rods moved in a regular rhythm to L and R. Sometimes when I’m over water I get a similar motion, a wave like motion, but this was more regular, more of a pulse, more like a heartbeat. Just before I came in line with the centre and circles 1, 2, and 3. My rods crossed in front of me, halting my progress and I wondered if an energy line extended from the 1, 2, and 3 circles across this western edge of the ring. I repeated this walk along the ring and the same thing happened.
Andrew King and I looked at the lay of the lollipop stalks leading to circles, 3, 4, 5, and it seemed as though the circles were laid down BEFORE the stalks. We wondered if people coming in had trampled the stalks down. But it did appear as though the crop in the circle was underneath the stalk lay.
Jim Lyons got some interesting dowsing results in the centre circle and then Gullà used his equipment to record these energies. There seemed to be a vortex below the pulsating sphere that pulsed 2m above the ground.
The outlier circle was oval in shape and very trampled. From the Crop Connector photos it looked very different from the lollipop circles. It had an outer ring going clockwise and a central spine with ‘ribs’ of the crop going towards the ‘spine’. There was a small circle of standing crop.
Fig 4 This outlier had a very different feel to it. Not unpleasant, but a bit strange.
Thanks to Lucy for organizing a very successful day, and for bringing all the Crop Circle research.
A Finishing Flourish
Finally I am going to illustrate why I enjoy taking people with me into the crop circle so much.
After the scorching weather the farmers were due a bumper harvest and what seemed quite a sluggish summer, the circles came to life with a final flourish.
The rush was on, as the fields were being harvested even throughout the night after rain prior to being put in a dryer. The circles then seemed to realise that they were running out of time and couldn’t wait to appear. Just when we thought everything was over, a beautiful crop circle arrived at Etchilhampton.
For every year I can ever remember one of the very last to arrive is always at Etchilhampton where the farmers are friendly and welcoming. This was no exception and farmer Edwards kindly agreed to open his field. (He told me that during the war the Germans had dropped two bombs in that same field. I believe this was their custom if they had not used them all, to drop them randomly in the countryside to get rid of them before returning home.) By then most of the people from overseas had left, so us islanders were the lucky ones. In addition, the weather was perfect, warm and balmy.
I took two friends to visit this circle and for most of the time we had it for ourselves. It was Libby’s first ever visit to a crop circle and she was entranced and overwhelmed by the peace inside the formation and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. It seems as though hands of welcome were reaching out to enfolding us in their arms into the sanctity of the circle.
“Last night I slept like a baby. Something I haven’t done for probably 19 years since my third child was born.
“I felt totally comatosed.
“But in a beautiful calm way.
I slept for 11 hours without moving; I was surprised as I usually fidget a lot."
“I am a nurse and work with older people who live with Parkinson’s and other dementia type conditions.
I can really see how the energy from a crop circle could benefit some of these conditions immensely.
All in all I felt and still do a real sense of calm and peace.”
‘There has been a very strange sighting in a crop circle in Devises last weekend Lucy. I’ve attached the photograph for you to see if you can fathom it.
A spokesman for the government says that it’s baffling them completely however they will continue their investigations of this unexplained phenomenon.’
After we had been in the circle for a while, a lovely family joined us who lived locally. They had two charming little daughters and one of them was fascinated by my camera and posed most beautifully. A budding film star!
We then had lunch before driving to keep our helicopter flight. As we were passing a field at Stanton St. Bernard we noticed cars parked and people walking up into the field. I had heard rumours that there might be a circle there but had not received confirmation. We reached the airfield; Libby never having flown in a helicopter before was distinctly nervous. We took off piloted by Candia, the first time I had flown with a woman. She was first class and deputy head of the flying school, and within a few minutes Libby was enjoying herself enormously - what a day for her; her first visit to a crop circle and her first ride in a helicopter! We took off into the glorious sunlight, overjoyed as always to see glorious countryside stretching out beneath us below. Sprawling towns and cities are not such welcome viewing. We reached the Wiltshire range of hills and spotted a chalk white horse, it was the Cherhill white horse so we continued gliding round the magnificent sweep of the ancient undulating Wansdyke hills to Stanton St. Bernard where we found the circle we suspected was there, and took pictures.
After our flight Martin and Libby drove back to the Stanton St. Bernard circle to visit it from the ground. Libby tells us:
“Indeed it was a truly magical experience.
And I got so much benefit from the energy in the circles.
At the last crop circle as we were leaving around 8 pm a heavily pregnant lady came into the circle on her own and lay down in the dusk.
At the time I thought it slightly odd.
Now I know why she did it. What an amazing thing to do for you and your baby.
The whole experience has totally changed my view on life and how energy plays such a big part of everything.
So much more than meets the eye."
After flying over Stanton St. Bernard lying obliquely below the Alton Barnes chalk white horse we flew on to Etchilhampton to fly over the wondrously beautiful circle. To see a circle from the air in which you have been inside on foot just a few hours before is a truly magical experience.
My Next Birthday Treat
On returning to the airfield Candia pointed out a small church perched on a rocky Iron Age hillfort prominence. Despite it being over a mile away and hazy to boot, I thought I would try and have a shot at taking a photograph. To my complete amazement when I zoomed in it turned out to really look like a church and not just a distant blob!
Candia kindly sent me the link. Called St. Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown, it has an ancient history. Standing at 580 feet on a bed of primarily hard marl rock consisting of limestone and ironstone and dating back to the Neolithic age, its first known existence as a single cell building is thought to have been around 1250 when the local people were granted permission to hold a fair on the hill. There are also many wells close by and it is thought that the Church could lie on an energy line. (I would love to visit it and find out.) Legend has it that local maidens used to consult the waters whispering their romantic hopes.
Over subsequent centuries, the hill was considered important, and was visited annually by William I; continuing to play a prominent part in history. During the Reformation, St. Bartholomew’s suffered as many churches did, and the resident Bishop, Hooper was burned at the stake. On another occasion during the reign of Charles I, when parts of the country rose up against the king, Chosen Hill became a Royalist stronghold only to be eventually defeated by the Parliamentary forces.
Once a place of pilgrimage, the church gradually fell into disrepair until the middle of the 20th C. when enough money was found, together with donations, to restore it and install electricity.
This Church and ancient hillfort undoubtedly have a story to tell and are definitely on my list to visit. My Next Birthday treat!
I am deeply grateful to Hazel Drummond for her unstinting help and dedication over many years with our continuing research and to the people who annually contribute as guinea pigs.
My most grateful thanks as always go to 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 website and shows marvellous patience with my idiosyncrasies.