I used to have the privilege of receiving information of any new crop circles directly from crop circle connector. I earned this privilege by providing connector with countless number of images and of course being a believer at the time also helped.
Crop Circle Connector have a system where the regular photographers are informed before it becomes public knowledge so picture perfect images could be taken before coach loads of tourists begun to trample through a crop circle.
On the morning of 16th of May 2010, Mark Fussell from Crop Circle Connector sent me a text message informing me of a brand new crop circle which was discovered by Busty Taylor who conveniently flew directly over this field on a Sunday morning.
Keen as always we set of immediately and headed towards Winterbourne Stoke ( Nr. Stone Henge ).
On arrival within the location of Yarnbury Castle we searched and searched up and down the A303 and almost give up as we could not locate the exact location of this new crop circle so we decided to have a walk around the Yarnbury Castle with hope that we could spot it from an elevated position but still no crop circle could be seen.
As we traveled quite a distance my wife persuaded me to keep looking, she then pointed to a row of trees on the opposite side of the A303 which had Canola Rape Seed in the field so without hesitation we headed straight towards this field.
We parked in a parking area on the A303 right at the edge of the field and immediately we could see how easy it was to miss this field due the row of trees directly in front.
By now rain clouds were approaching so we grabbed our kit and headed towards the beginning of the row of trees. At this point in time we were still on that journey of belief that most crop circles were made by paranormal means .
As we approached the row of trees I spotted a trodden path with cut barred wire in the fencing which instantly raised an eye brow or two but we could not rule out the possibility of someone else beating us to this location but hang on - I spoke to Gary King who tried to find this crop circle and he gave up as he couldn't find it - I then spoke to Mark Fussell and he didn't know where it was exactly ! , so who else was here before us ?
We entered the crop circle at the single off center circle ( The peak of the formation ). Instantly my stomach turned and my heart dropped to the ground. Paul my colleague turned pale with an expression which equaled my own feelings. There was so much damage throughout the entire formation with wonky lines and uneven eyeball in the center. We looked at each other in silence and almost agreed to walk away and let someone else document this rather unfortunate creation but something held me there and said ' You must make it known that this is a man made creation '. It started to rain so I quickly took some photos.
Still rather naive at what was going on in the secret world of crop circles I decided to make a few phone calls and send some text messages to current know researchers informing them that this crop circle was 100 % man made and stated that it was not worth flying as they would be wasting their money and would be promoting hoaxed formations. What followed took me by surprise and from this point onwards my own research and investigation changed course and foul play was now suspected more than ever !!
Each researcher gave me the cold shoulder and more or less told me to keep my nose out of their business and not to interfere but WHY would such respected people which I looked up to would want to protect something which was clearly man made ? and why did they take such offense towards me informing them the way I did ?.
So I decided to keep calm and collective and waited to see what would happen next - will they fly and take photos - what will they say about it ? - how will they document what I have found ?.
It wasn't long before the first images started to appear on Crop Circle Connector - OK fine they have documented it by recording the event - I accepted this as it gave me confirmation of how bad the formation looked from the air but what took me by surprise what was written by Stuart Dike. ( See below )
Finding the Key.
When I first heard of this new event at Yarnbury Castle, I was immediately transported back to the early years of Crop Circling, 1991 to be exact! I was only 22 then, and could remember in my ‘giddy excitement’ driving down to this encampment to search for what was the very first formation to appear in that famous year. Unfortunately I was unlucky in finding this event, very much like a number of researchers for this year’s formation.
They say, History can repeat itself, well obviously this was the third event in 2010, but it was also positioned in the exact same field as the 1991 event, and in the same crop. Back then it was a long Dumbbell design, very simplistic compared with what was to come in later in that year.
Its very hard to spot formations in this area, the A303 makes its quite dangerous in fact, with traffic travelling past at 70 miles an hour, its rather disconcerting. However this area is steeped in history, with the early settlement positioned across from the formation, and with many other ancient features like Tumuli, and Enclosures. When you stood inside this formation, it wasn’t like standing on well known soil of the area around Avebury. This was something different, something more tangible, mysterious, and silent.
I have been noticing this year, how the first formations have been fascinatingly connected to each other regarding their alignment. We discussed how the Old Sarum formation had a direct relationship with the Stonehenge design, positioned rather carefully on the edge of an important Ley Line, connecting the two sites.
It would appear that the Yarnbury Castle design, also has a connection with the other two. Although not a true Triangle, the three formations do create a triangular pattern across the landscape. What is also intriguing is that there is also an alignment (or possible Ley Line) connecting Old Sarum with Yarnbury. This I’m sure is a distinct possibility, as many ancient settlements have an alignment relationship. Between Old Sarum and Yarnbury Castle, is Stapleford, a small village along the River Till. Here there once stood a medieval Castle with its Earthworks still intact. It resides on the flood plain of the River Till, and is aligned directly with the other two ancient sites.
Why are we being shown this so soon within the season of 2010? Perhaps we are drawing closer to understanding the behavior of the phenomenon and its strong connections with the past? Was it just a strange coincidence that I mentioned about finding the Key to unlock the phenomenon’s secrets in 2010. This formation at Yarnbury has an uncanny resemblance to a ‘Keyhole’. Perhaps the key is to understand ourselves within this mystery and how we interact with the phenomenon, raising our awareness to potential truths.
And some more .........
This new formation at Yarnbury Castle has some rather fascinating aspects to the design. Certainly a strong connection to Masonic history. On the ground the formation wasn't neat. A lot of breakage, however I have always stated that the phenomenon is not always as perfect as people suggest.
The phenomenon is not always perfect HMMM - I think Mr.Dike wanted to say that humans are not always perfect. Not only this Francine Blake and her right hand man said this.
After the announcement that this formation was man made, I finally went to the field 2 days later. What wasn’t my surprise to discover a beautiful formation, carefully laid. After 20 seconds I knew that the formation was a genuine one because all the flowers flattened on the ground were still perfectly alive and very fresh ! Looking in front of me, the two lower corners reserved me quite a beautiful gift. A feature like a bouquet of flower lifted in a sort of column. So far I haven’t seen this in rape seed yet. So, at the contrary of the 2 first formations, here the lay was completely flattened indicating that the formation was just made, and not by man !
I think we have to be careful of our judgment because we don’t know if we are the first person on the scene. That was for me a good lesson which I’d say for me like this: go and see by yourself instead of believing what someone else has said, that can be a mistake sometimes.
The comments above clearly displayed that there was foul play and deception and regardless of the origin of the circle they didn't care as it was another image to stick in a calendar and make up fancy tales in order to make you believe that something wonderful has happened ( and this is how I felt at the point where I believed that crop circles were created through paranormal means).
I then decided to speak to Lucy Pringle directly expressing my disappointment at what I have seen and experienced. I have to say it again as a naive believer at the time that a person which I respected and looked up to replied ' I have no opinion on this matter ' . The response said it all but not only this, a few days later Linda Moulton Howe called me from Mexico and told me that she spoke with Lucy Pringle who informed Linda that this formation was indeed man made !!!!!
There are times where I do wish I walked away and said nothing but there again men who say nothing and encourage deception and watch dignity being robbed from spiritual people are simply cowards.
IF 2012 is about the change of consciousness and awakening then please WAKE UP !!