It is hard to believe that another summer has come and gone, seemingly in the twinkling of an eye.
This has been good year for the circles and, but the strange thing is that people say to me again and again ‘There don't seem to have been any circles this year, what has happened to them?’ The answer lies with the press, who apart from the odd article about man-made circles, seem to have lost interest in the subject as indeed have many of our regular visitors from abroad who have lost heart and are no longer coming to the UK as farmers close their fields to ‘croppies’.
However, those stalwart visitors who have persevered were graced with a brilliant crop circle exhibition shown in at St Peter's Church, Marlborough, organised and set up by Monique Klinkenberg and Andreas Mueller. It was an outstandingly good presentation and ran from early summer until the third week in September. It attracted a huge number of visitors from both abroad and locally, many who visited it several times to see not only the marvellous images but also read the excellent script celebrating 25 years since the appearance of the world shaking Alton Barnes pictogram up to present times.
In addition, visitors have not been disappointed due to the generosity of Farmer James Hussey who allowed people to visit two magnificent circles that appeared on his land. He and his lovely wife Gill had always loved the circles and made their circles available to everyone. Sadly Gill died last November after a brave 14 year fight with breast cancer. James set up a memorial trust in her memory in order to raise money towards a breast screening unit in Swindon. Gill Hussey is fundraising on Just Giving for The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund.
This circle affected me in a way I can't quite explain. Even if I didn't know that the rose is a symbol of love, the strength of love emanating from the frequencies that radiate and pour out of this photograph, are overwhelming and I have used it as the cover picture of my wonderful new calendar which will be ready for sale at the beginning of October. It is the only calendar showing pictures of this year’s formations.
And so we come to the end of this year’s exciting season.
Later this year, I am going to give talks in Chicago and Sofia in Bulgaria, and I will write again on my return.
All very best wishes