After we took all the ground images we wanted we were almost ready to head back home. Olivier Morel took a quick snooze in the warm Solstice sun while I had an urge to climb Milk Hill, so just to grab that semi aerial shot of the crop circle below.
As I was approaching the base of the White Horse I spotted three curios indentations in the wheat. These indentations were individually apart from one another and looked liked as if someone had dropped a football straight down into the wheat, but it would have had to be a very heavy ball if that was to be the case as the wheat at the very bottom of these circular indentations was fully flattened. There was no visible signs of anyone walking through the wheat to create these indentations, in fact I created a visible path while trying to get close so I could take some images and I was being careful not to create any further damage.
Close up view of these circular Indentations gave the impression as if they were some kind of nests. it is possible that these nests were created by some animal or even birds such as pheasants but a thought rushed through my mind with a different possibility. Please see Pierre Beakes footage below of 3 orbs in flight which were captured on camera in 2010 below Milk Hill.
The footage shows three Orbs in flight below Milk Hill but watch what happens when these Orbs descend into the wheat. These Orbs exit their flight by entering the wheat at a fair speed, so is it possible that these nest which I found below Milk Hill are in fact ORB NESTS. Quite possible !.
The three nests found below Milk Hill - Each nest does look like as if something fell in from the top rather than something walking in from ground level.
As I walked away from these nests I heard a rustling noise which turned my head, all I saw was wheat moving as if something was running through it. I didn't take much notice of what it may have been and continued to take a steady climb up Milk Hill. After our all night vigil on top of Silbury Hill my legs by now felt as if they turned to jelly so my hopeful climb got me as far as quarter of the way up Milk Hill, I took my photo and the rest of the climb I simply abandoned.
On my way back I found the same tram line which would take me back to the crop circle and sleeping Olivier. Looking at the three nests I found earlier, this time there was something else there which wasnt there 20 minutes or so earlier.
To the side of these nests there was some kind of thin lined pattern as if something small run through the wheat. The thin lined pattern was wide enough for it to be walked in by stepping carefully and placing one foot in front of the other.
At the time I did swear blind that this pattern wasn't there when I first discovered the three nests and to this day I still say that this pattern was created behind my back while I was climbing Milk Hill. What created it is of course unexplained.
The pattern looked liked a smiley face !!
A rough sketch of what the thin lined pattern looked like ! Odd to say the least !
When we finally left this crop circle we walked up a different tram line than the one we first came in, it wasn't intentional, it was just the closest exit tram line to where we were at the time.
Approximately half way between the crop circle and the road side I spotted something else once again. This time there was a patch of wheat which its growth pattern looked stunted. Some stems were shorter than the other and vice versa but what caught my attention was the fact that this patch was almost circular and there was a pattern within its centre. Please look closely at the image below and you will see that there is a resemblance to the smiley face pattern which happened behind my back - very strange indeed !.
We are not entirely sure whether this pattern was there when we first entered the crop circle below Milk Hill but while in the crop circle we spotted a man on top of the hill who wanted our attention. He was shouting and waving his arms around and pointing towards this location, whether he saw something and wanted us to be aware of it, we are not entirely sure. So if you are the person who was on top of Milk Hill on the morning of 21st June 2009, please get in touch.
I sent this image with other ground shot images to crop circle connector which Mark Fussell posted on their web site on the day. Couple days later I receive a phone call from a rather excited Olivier Morel to tell me that the crop circle below Milk Hill had grown - extra parts were added and not only this the patch of stunted wheat had also turned into a full crop circle !.
At first we thought that something miraculous had occurred. A patch of oddity turning into a crop circle was indeed the ' WOW !' factor at the time but of course we now realise that the first image was visible on connectors web site so it gave the idea to some crop circle makers to be creative by creating some magic !!. Well I will repeat myself once again ' We now know different ! '. Regardless of this situation we still agree that there is something very curious out in the fields of Wiltshire. the Beings, the Orbs and many other sightings can be classified as the REAL PHENOMENON. Crop Circles are NOT the phenomenon !.
After we discovered the Yin Yang crop circle on the Solstice morning of 2009 we decided to have a drive towards Milk Hill. We were weary and tired after our all night vigil on top of Silbury Hill but the belief that crop circles were made by aliens spurred us on to have a final drive through some hot spots before we headed home to get some sleep. It was approximately 07.30 am when we approached Milk Hill. I noticed some indentations in the wheat directly below the White Horse, this was a good indication that yet another crop circle was possibly there.
Without hesitation we parked up and headed straight down the tram line towards a visible pattern in the distance.
Our tiredness soon faded as we knew for sure that we discovered yet another crop circle on this sunny Solstice morning. Adrenaline pumped again and we begun taking images.
Just like the Yin Yang formation unknown to us at the time that once again we were not the only ones in this crop circle !
This crop circle was still nice and fresh so to speak. No visitors have as yet trampled the wheat to a pulp. At this stage in growth wheat was still green and bouncy which gave the artwork a kind of mysterious feel and the thought of what it may look like from the air was indeed a curiosity. There was one disappointment however which led me to think the man made concept and that was the not so straight line at the very top of the formation but of course men don't make such big formations so there is no way this is man made. Well, 2 years down the road we do indeed now know different.
Anyway lets not dwell to much on the man made concept for the moment as on this morning we once again captured something of interest while inside this formation and of course when checking all photos back home and realising what we had captured something of interest then the man made concept was heading deeper out of all slightest of possibilities and considerations that men had an involvement. HMMMM !
Image above: Notice the not so straight line - well may be it was supposed to be like that !. If you look down the not so straight line you will see a large circle separating the not so straight line. In this circle unknown to us at the time there was something there. The upright figure in the distance is Olivier Morel, so this is not what we are referring to.
Image above shows an arrow pointing to a tiny speck inside a circle, so at this stage the image is not so exciting.
So lets zoom in and see what we get.
Well ! If that's not a little ET then I'm going to eat my hat !. Large head, dark eyes, dark skinned, 2 legs, 2 large feet and 2 arms. On the left hand side of this little fellah there seems to be some kind of small craft or vehicle.
Same Image as above but slightly darker in contrast.
In the alien head shaped part of the crop circle there was something else of interest. This time a rather odd floating object which we described as a pair of floating eyes !. How else can one describe something like this ?
Quite possibly there may be a pair of these floating eyes, look top left of the above image - its just visible but we cant be fully sure whether it is or not.
This Solstice morning was very special indeed. Whatever was happening on this day, one thing is for sure that it was the most active day for capturing unexplained things.
Image above was again captured on the same morning. We have had this image analysed by 3 expert photographers and each one has stated that this is NOT A LENS FLARE.
This is a fast travelling unexplained object. The speed of the object creates a double vapour dome directly behind it ,this could indicate that a possible heat source is present.
Close up of the oval object with a double vapour dome directly behind it . Some people have even suggested that the oval is in fact circular - it appears to be oval due to the angle it has been captured. The suggestion is that it could be a portal rather than an object. As we cannot explain what this image may be of, we therefore have to accept all possibilities and theories at this stage in time. Interesting nevertheless !
Ground Shots by Andrew Pyrka
Part 2 continued on a separate page. Things just kept on happening !
Smiles all around - but there is something there thats for sure !
The 2009 crop circle season was without doubt the most spectacular for entity sightings. On June 21st 2009 a gentleman called Jason Robbins visited the Yin Yang formation in East Kennet. While taking various images of the crop circle in question, Jason captured some rather unusual shots. In his images there appeares to be something following the two guys as they are walking towards the crop circle, something which could resemble the face of ET perhaps ?!
Concentrate on the two guys walking up the tram line ( left hand side - blue T Shirt ). Just a few feet behind the guy wearing the Blue T Shirt something is just barely visible.
Image zoomed in - the entity is becoming more visible.
Maximum magnification - there is something unexplained behind these two guys. Something which they dont appear to be aware of.
The closest we could compare a likeness with the above images is the Extra Terrestrial character from the film ' ET '.
Movie poster from the 1982 film ' ET - The Extra Terrestrail '
June 20th 2009 myself ( Andrew Pyrka )Olivier Morel and a documentary maker were preparing for a night watch at the very top of Silbury Hill. As it was the night before the Solstice scores of Police and thousands of Solstice revellers were around Avebury, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, so finding a space to park was almost an impossibility, but I managed to park at the edge of Silbury Hill ( almost in a field itself ).
The car park next to Silbury Hill was closed and manned by a security guard so this was going to be an extra challenge if we were to spend a night on Silbury Hill without being spotted. The challenge was set and somehow we had to find a way. It was just after 23.00 hours GMT when the skies were dark enough for us to climb the Hill. We entered the field and approached the base of Silbury Hill from the back ( field side rather than road side ). The sides of Silbury Hill were overgrown with weeds, nettles and thorns so scaling the hill became rather slow and cautious climb. Once we reached the peak we made ourselves comfortable for the night.
Fortunately the night was dry with sporadic cloud cover but quite chilly for a Summers evening . We begun observation almost immediately, scanning all possible fields for the appearance of a crop circle. We did wonder at the time if anything would happen at all as there was plenty of noise and activity in Avebury and on the road directly below. Tow trucks were busy towing away cars parked illegally on the road side, this carried on pretty much throughout the night.
Just after midnight we started to get some very interesting displays in the skies, unexplained lights would flare up and then mysteriously disappear. Then towards the direction of Milk Hill a burst of bright light filled the distant horizon. What was so unusual about this light that if was filled with colours of the rainbow - so we concentrated our eyes in the direction of where this bright light appeared. To this day this light remains unexplained. At the time we didn't have any night vision equipment all we had was a good pair of binoculars, so we strained our eyes in trying to spot as much as our eyes would allow under night time conditions.
It wasn't until just after 02.00 am GMT when another single bright light caught our attention. Again it was towards the direction of Milk Hill but this time the light appeared to be at ground level. This light moved erratically backwards and forwards in a very jerky motion. At first we did think that it was a car light but we quickly ruled out such thought as it was one single light and if it was a car then what the hell was it doing driving around in the middle of a field at 02.00 am in the morning ? . This curiosity lasted for at least 30 minutes or so and distracted our paying attention to other fields. By 03.00 am things quietened down a touch, traffic flow slowed to one or two cars passing every now and again but the revellers at Avebury were still going strong with drums beating and the occasional cheer could be heard.
By 03.30 am daylight started to break on the distant horizon which gave the fields a touch of hazy light. So from this point onwards we stood up and begun scanning fields with our binoculars. Still nothing visible !. Then around 04.00 am morning light was now getting stronger and fields were becoming visible to our strained eyes. Olivier then pointed his binoculars towards West Kennet Long Barrow and beyond. All of a sudden Olivier says ' I See Something !' , so I looked and indeed there were many shades in a field almost directly and below the West Kennet Long Barrow. We quickly agreed that there was something there so without hesitation we begun our descent down Silbury Hill and headed towards the location.
We were like dogs on heat, tired with legs feeling fatigue, sapping in energy but somehow we found the strength and picked up pace so we could be the first ones there. ( Lets not forget at this point in time I was a very strong believer in Alien made circles ). As we got closer there it was a brand new crop circle, waiting to be conquered by the first steps of man. We made it, we were the first in !.
We instantly started taking photos so we could grab that moment before anyone else spotted us and followed us in. I was feeling drained so raising a 16 foot pole with a heavy camera which at the time was set on timed shutter was indeed a challenge but it had to be done.
Ground shot and Entity Images by Andrew Pyrka - Aerial Image - Olivier Morel
When we first entered the Yin Yang formation I noticed something hazy white moving across the tree tops at the edge of the field. I pointed my camera and took a couple of shots. One minute it was there then the next minute it was gone, but then seconds later above West Kennet Long Barrow a bright light appeared, it moved slowly towards Silbury Hill then it faded to nothing.
When I checked my images it was hard to even begin to described what the white flying entity is or was ?!
The above image was taken on the morning of 21st June 2009. At the time there was only 3 people in this formation, what we didn't realise at the time is that we had company, this time inside the crop circle itself. When I first looked at the above image there was nothing which visually captured the attention.
Several nights later I felt as if something woke me from my sleep. I could not entirely tell you if I woke from a dream, I simply cant remember but something stirred within me to check my images. I felt this was a bizarre thing at the time but nevertheless I got up ( It was 03.20am ) and switched on my computer.
The first folder I clicked on was the Yin Yang Formation followed by clicking on the above image.
WTF ! please excuse the crudeness of the abbreviation but that's how it felt at the time. There in the top left middle swoosh of formation was something there, something which I did not spot when off loading images from my camera.
At first I imagined this extra visitor to the formation as a small droid or something of that nature, but when I looked closer and enhanced the image IT WAS NO DROID !.
Not only this but at the very top of the formation I also noticed a very odd looking dark upright figure !
Click on the below images for large versions and see If you can spot the two extra unexplained visitors to this formation.
The above image shows something small in the swoosh of the formation.
Images magnified ( zoomed in )
Image below an artistic impression of the above images.
Interesting looking character!. Whatever it is will probably remain unexplained but one thing is for sure that in the whole history of the crop circle phenomenon nothing of this nature has EVER been captured on camera before.
The unexplained dark figure at the very top of the formation.
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Adrian Potts, landlord of the Barge Inn outside Pewsey in Wiltshire, was pretty cheerful yesterday morning. The pub, on the Avon Kennet canal, is the centre of the British crop circle industry and each year, starting in early May and running for about four months, circle fans (and circle-makers) turn up from round the world. The backroom of the pub has circles on the ceiling, news of the latest formations is posted, and the chat revolves around the images that have been appearing for more than 20 years in the fields of southern England.
Potts has sold many pints on the back of crop circles, but for the last few years the Barge has been quiet. "In the late 1990s and through to 2002, [the crop circle trade] was massive. On a sunny day we'd have people here by 10am. But it dropped off and the last few years have been dreadful. The last two summers have been terrible - both in terms of weather and of circles," he says.
There are many explanations as to why the circles barely appeared in Wiltshire. The suicide of one of the chief circle-makers in 2006 and the death of two others, as well as boredom in the ranks of pranksters, have all been cited. Mostly, though, it is thought that heavy rain and high winds have made crops hard to handle and have deterred aliens and humans alike.
But just as the demise of the peculiarly English rural tradition was predicted, the circles - which can take the shape of DNA structures, scorpions, snowflakes, helices, webs, knots and complex geometric patterns - have abruptly returned in force.
The 2009 season began in April with an unprecedented six formations. The first was a series of simple circles in a field of rape; then came a 350ft yin-yang symbol in a barley field near Devizes. Three ambitious formations were reported over the last bank holiday and on Tuesday this week a giant 600ft jellyfish was found in a barley field on Bill and Sally Ann Spence's farm near Kingston Coombes in Oxfordshire.
As of yesterday, there have been more than 20 major formations spotted. Potts, who could claim to be something of an expert on the subject, has a hunch that this will be a good summer for circles: "The crops are not true enough yet. Weather permitting, I'd say the best ones will start now. In the next two weeks there should be a burst of activity."
Francine Blake, who founded the Wiltshire crop circle study group in 1995, shares Potts's optimism. She and other self-appointed investigators identify, measure, photograph, and report on all formations. They go circle-spotting at night in likely places, send crop stalks for chemical analysis in university laboratories (yes, really), and have more than 6,000 crop circles on their database.
She was excited by the jellyfish: "It's fantastic. When we look at it, it's got seven small circles, or moon shapes. It's describing the magnetic field of Earth," she says. She too is optimistic about the summer ahead: "This year started much earlier. There's one every day now. It is very intense already. I have never seen such complex designs in rape in all my years of studying this subject. Usually, the season starts with a nice little pattern, a tri-petal flower or such like, one or maybe two in rape if we are lucky. But this year they are big, complex and numerous right from the start."
"What does this mean?" Blake asks on her blog. "It means that we have to take note that something extraordinary is happening. Crop circles are not normal occurrences, they do not fit in too well with our usual beliefs. This of course is not to everyone's liking - it is not easy to face the unknown."
From this you may gather that Blake eschews more prosaic explanations for the circles. In fact the professional circle world divides neatly. One hemisphere is occupied by questors, spiritualists and paranormalists, such as Blake; the other by makers, tricksters and artists.
The first group can tell from post-holes, foot tracks, and other clear signs that the majority are made by humans. But they argue that many crop circles - perhaps 20% - defy rational explanation. Their research suggests that "true circles" are created in a very few minutes by a blast of energy. According to some, the crop cells become swollen and are bent down at the nodes, or joints. Others say the cellular structure of the plants is affected and that the composition of the soil is altered. A few circles, they say, display a phenomenal level of complexity and would be difficult to draw on paper, let alone in a field after dark.
When they cannot explain what they see, they turn to UFOs, aliens, symbols, alchemy, ancient wisdom, sacred geometry, whirlwinds, the fingerprints of God or unknown "entities" to explain what they say are messages from extra-terrestrials or signs and portents of the times.
The second group is made up of artists and pranksters. What began in the late 1970s with two Wiltshire watercolour artists, Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, going into the fields for a laugh to create simple circles to tease those who believe in UFOs, was picked up by London-based artists and sculptors in the mid-1990s.
One group, now calling themselves the Circlemakers, includes situationist artists Rod Dickinson and John Lundberg, the sculptor Gavin Turk, Rob Irving and others. They say on their website that they latched on to the circle believers, created images from reading the same books that the believers read, and that they now team up with other teams of circle-makers to create ambitious formations. Together they say they have made crop circles an essential part of our popular culture, part of the myth of the English countryside.
"We weren't pushing paint around on a canvas that sat in a sterile gallery environment; we were quite literally forming and shaping the culture that surrounded us," Lundberg said in 2004. "We are the heretics, calling their belief system into question by the mere fact that we exist and talk about our circle-making activities. Sometimes this spills over into threatening behaviour on the part of the believer. We've had potatoes stuck up our exhausts, wing mirrors ripped off of our cars, and threats of physical violence, in person, over the phone, via email and through our letterboxes."
For a long time the Circlemakers kept their identities secret but they now openly claim to have made many hundreds of circles. However, they play the game that there is some inexplicable force out there by not claiming to have made them all, and never revealing which particular ones they created.
Those in the other camp are adamant the Circlemakers are destructive. "They used to call themselves Team Satan. They live in south London and it takes them days to make them even in daylight. They have nothing to do with the phenomenon," says Blake.
The other reason why there may have been fewer circles in recent years is that leading circle-makers are growing up, and can now command big money. Formations are now regularly commissioned by multinational companies, advertising agencies and the media. Nike, Pepsi, BBC1, Greenpeace, Sky, Weetabix, Big Brother, Mitsubishi, Thompson Holidays and O2 have all paid circle-makers tens of thousands of pounds for a night's work. They have been made for pop videos, corporate parties, TV dramas and ads. The Sun paid for one to publicise its campaign to bring the Olympics to Britain.
From being genuinely intriguing, amusing and innocent folk art, the formations have become worth millions of pounds to the Wiltshire tourist industry. Farmers, too, can make thousands of pounds, either in compensation from companies wanting to have their logos plastered in their fields, or from charging people £2 each to walk in a circled field. One farmer near Stonehenge is said to have made about £30,000 by charging tourists to visit circles on his land.
The "believers" also make money from conferences, books, magazines, and calendars, lectures and sightseeing tours. "A good aerial picture of a sophisticated circle picked up by TV or the press can make tens of thousands of pounds," says the head of one picture agency, who asked not to be named. "Everyone is at it."
Of course some farmers are furious to find their crops flattened. They do tend to stand up again, however, after they've been bent over; normally this is enough to smooth most feathers. And no one is suggesting that this year's circles have been commissioned by tourist boards, or have been sponsored by corporations. But it's more than likely that someone will make money from the photographs, the field, or the design of these latest additions to the oeuvre.
Blake dismisses any idea that the phenomenon is driven by art or by money. "Something important is happening. It's raining shapes every day now. Nothing man-made could be like this. That's why people can't get their heads round it."
How to make a crop circle
• Prepare a detailed drawing. Keep it simple. Circles and triangles are relatively easy to make. Advanced curves, spirals, straight lines, fractals and pictures can take a long time to mark out and work.
• You will need helpers; decide who will do what and in what order the image needs to be constructed.
• You will need a marked rope or a 100ft measuring tape to mark out the site, and a foot-wide wooden board about 4ft long to do the flattening. The board should have ropes attached to each end so you can loop it over your neck.
• Ask permission from a farmer and be prepared to pay compensation. A crop circle can cause hundreds of pounds of damage.
• Wait for a moonlit night when it is dry. Enter the field by the tramlines, or marks left by tractors.
• Mark out the field carefully. Some circle makers use sticks or poles but these can leave tell-tale holes of human intervention.
• Put the rope round your neck, with the board on the ground in front of you; press down with your right foot, move it forward, press it down again, and so on.
• Leave the field the same way you entered.
• Hide your tracks.