This rather mysterious crop formation first appeared at the Cropcircleconnector presentation at the Coronation Hall on the 27th July 2011. It was shown for a few brief seconds to the £10 paying audience but it wasn’t and still isn’t reported on cropcircleconnectors site.
When first images of this formation by Steve Alexander were shown, this was indeed a curiosity why such a well constructed formation was not reported. Any information relating to this formation posted on Cropcircleconnectors Facebook page was immediately removed. This of course raised curiosity why such action was taken. Anyone who raised a question why their posts relating to this formation were removed, such posts were also removed.
We however posted the location on facebook and the possibility why this formation was kept under wraps. We stated that someone may have entered Birmingham International Airport Airspace without prior permission from the control tower. With the current CCA regulations in place such a possibility was not ruled out of the equation.
Soon after our posting of the location I received a phone call stating that it would be a wise move to remove ALL information relating to this formation. We were informed in such a manner where it was classified as highly sensitive and a threat to National Security. At first we found this to be rather bizarre but took the advice and removed all our own posts relating to this matter as the call came from a respected individual within the crop circle community.
As we still found all this rather odd we suspected foul play and begun our own investigation into the matter. I made a call to Solihull County Council who with no surprise were kind of surprised to hear the rather unusual request for information. I clearly explained the situation to them and requested information on the area in question. The answer I received was simply that there was nothing in the area which they could classify as ‘ Sensitive Military or Government Establishments’. There was simply nothing which would create the need to call the whole thing as ‘ A threat to national security’.
Surveying the area through various ways and means we also found that the field in question had no barriers/fences etc. and no signage to keep out. This field was just like any other field !!!!! However the location is within Birmingham's International Airport Airspace !.
Within the time we were investing curious circle chasers went to the location, filmed the formation, took images and posted their work on you-tube.
If such an area was so highly sensitive for whatever reason then surely any such information posted on the net would be instantly removed, but in all cases its still there for all to see. So this raised even more suspicion why such a well made formation was still being kept out of the public arena by cropcircleconnector ?.
So Why The Secrecy ?
Just like always Stuart Dike, Julian Gibsone and Mark Fussell of cropcircleconnector get information of new crop circles first. They in turn inform their chosen researchers of any new reports, ( such as Bert Janssen ) so such researchers will go along and take beautiful ground shots for their website. Yes this is true! , as I had such a privilege back in 2009 and 2010, so basically I would know of any new formations before the report was made public on Cropcircleconnetors website. The delay in reporting was simply due to the fact that there was a need to be the first to take aerial images and photographers on the ground could take images of a pristine formation, not a trampled one !!! A pristine image will always heighten the belief that something miraculous has happened, and of course if you published you’re images first then there was a good chance that the press would buy them.
So What Happened..?
On this occasion the whole thing backfired and caught them off guard – literally !!.
When the report to Cropcircleconnector was made that there was a new formation at Temple Balsall , Julian Gibsone and Stuart Dike went to see this formation. ( At this stage in time the report was still not made public on their web site.) While Stuart was taking groundshots with his rather long shiny pole - from a distance the farmer spotted this unusual activity in his field. ( Not knowing that there was a crop circle in his field !)What he saw was an elongated object being raised into the air, as the farmer was not familiar with camera poles of such lengths he suspected something more sinister. As the area is in Birmingham’s International Airport Airspace I guess the farmer suspected that some act of terrorism was taking place, so he called the Police. Within minutes of making the call the Police swooped on the pair and questioned them on their intentions. After a bollocking from the Police the pair left with a tail hanging between their legs. The Police basically warned them not to make this formation public as the farmer didn’t wish for crowds to trample over his field. ( lets be honest this has never stopped them from reporting before – a simple message saying ‘ Farmers request is that no one enters his field’ would have done the trick – well almost anyway ! )
So rather than owning up to the whole scenario and be found out by Steve Alexander that they knew about this formation and didn’t make it public as they wanted exclusivity on it , they chose to spin a yarn and cover up the whole thing by making it a mysterious circumstance which would also add a bit of spice to a rather poor season !!!! So by making it sound like ‘ National Security ‘ would of course put the public off going there. OH DEAR !
There you have it a mystery solved !
If we are wrong in any of this then Julian Gibsone and Stuart Dike and Mark Fussell, indeed have the right to put their side of the story to you the public. We await patiently !
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We visited this crop circle event on the ground some ten days after the initial report of its existence. Due to the hype and intrigue that has surrounded the reporting of this event our approach was made with a measure of real caution. Early reports from the scene had indicated that there was an on-going “security situation” at or very close to the crop circle, which was described as a “matter of national security” , Indeed, the first visitors to this formation (CCC) were approached by officers and were left frightened by the encounter. Our investigation into this situation has concluded beyond any doubt that there is no on-going security matter at the site and therefore there is no reason whatsoever why proper information regarding this crop circle can not be put into the public arena for general consideration. We spent an uneventful ninety minutes at the site examining the circle and the immediate surrounding area. Observations on the ground are fully covered in the photos and videos here. Our overall conclusion was, considering the regular and repetitive patterns of damage across the entire formation, that this event was constructed on the ground with the use of mechanical devices. The farmer is preparing this field for imminent harvest and asks that no persons attempt to enter the formation. He stated that he was perfectly happy for us to publicize the circle but asked that the location be withheld as he does not want people trespassing on his land. There is a high probability that the police will be on the scene fast if the field is entered against the wishes of the farmer - please respect his position
Images and additional ground shots can be found at Silent Circle Website LINK
The intricate geometric pattern in Temple Balsall features an eight and 16-pointed star around a central sun, alongside pyramids and oval-shaped ‘helmets’.
Many believe it has religious, spiritual or scientific meanings, from its mathematical properties to its similarity to the Cross of St John, a Lotus flower and a rose compass.
One analyst said: “Sixteen is the number of karma in the Bible, and eight is the symbol of infinity.
“No surprise then that around the central sun we have the eight-pointed star and that can be found in all cultures and religions.
“We also have the 16-pointed star around the central sun.
“Around the central sun we also have the shapes that look like helmets which have pyramids between them. This could well indicate the 16 different countries where pyramids were built.
“We also have the 16-pointed compass rose and the 16-petalled Lotus flower, which relates to the ‘throat chakra’.”
Investigators claimed police officers were banning people from visiting the field, near RAF Honiley, and that any internet posts about the circle were mysteriously deleted.
Read More http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2011/08/10/investigators-try-to-decipher-meaning-of-temple-balsall-crop-circle-92746-29211240/#ixzz1VEfymqa9