I am personally grateful to Monique as her aerial photography has provided some finishing touches to our own research, photography which would not normally be shown by the likes of Crop Circle Connector or any other currently know researchers, as of course revealing photography doesn't do the crop circle world any favors.
Monique took daily flights and reported any crop circles she discovered as soon as she could, not only this - Monique took the trouble to find owners of the land to seek permission to enter any crop circles on their land - this is indeed very good conduct on behalf of Monique. ( Basically she did the right thing ).
However , in the quest to find the truth I feel Monique has become a victim just like any other new researcher who gets attention and DOESN'T DO THE RIGHT THING ! .
The not so right thing which Monique has experienced is the sharp tongue of Julian Gibsone from crop Circle Connector who wanted to bring Monique down a peg or two as in his eyes Monique was interfering with the SYSTEM rather than helping.
Whether Monique wishes to accept my own knowledge of what is REALLY going on then that's up to Monique but at least should take into consideration what is about to be said.
Anyone who strictly follows the subject of crop circles will have noticed that Crop Circle Connector on almost all occasions managed to get their images before the farmer is even aware that there is a crop circle on his land. Pretty amazing considering that crop circles are generally hidden in rural countryside but yet they all say that they were discovered by passing general public who amazingly report it to Connector very early and once again before the farmer is aware of a crop circle on his land. There are occasions where Connector do not to get their images on time but Monique does, simply because Monique takes the trouble to scour the Wiltshire landscape ( at great expense ) by flying bright and early every morning. She simply takes to the air with hope that there is a brand new crop circle to photograph and report . There are of course countless number of times when there are no new crop circles to be found so a great deal of money was spent on flights which were not justified. This is what Monique does and no doubt enjoys it so why would Connector want to bring her down ?
You may have also noticed on Crop Circle Connectors web site that there are COUNTLESS number of names ( But not Monique's or even Steve Alexanders ) - almost 60 + ( which are mostly made up names ) attached to various image copyrights. Isn't it amazing how all these unknown photographers to the crop circle world seem to all have experience in aerial photography who have managed to get their images even before the farmer has cut them out and even before Steve Alexander had any knowledge of any new crop circles.
I'm glad that someone has noticed - take a look at Mr. Charles Mallets comment below during a discussion about Monique and other matters.
( Please note some farmers will wait for images to be taken before they cut out crop circles as this is their evidence of criminal damage to their crop - some farmers may chose to claim from insurance companies etc ).
Lets us briefly explain how the system works and for one moment please imagine the scenario.
If you were a circle maker ( artist ) who made some spectacular formation and knew that there was a good chance of your creation being cut out by the farmer, then how would you GUARANTEE a photo of your work (art ) which took effort and hard few hours of disciplined stomping ? Imagine - all that work and nothing to show for it as the farmer may cut it out bright and early in the morning !!!. As you have planned everything with military precision, checked weather forecasts, found the appropriate field, created all necessary tools , gathered a team and created a transit of Venus diagram which you want to share with the world then you will want some kind of souvenir - right !?
The answer is very simple.
Once your creation is completed you simply inform by text or by making a phone call to the appropriate photographer or other appointed persons who will make all the arrangements on your behalf, providing them with all the essential location details ,they will then fly first thing in the morning ( there is a pilot and photographer who operate with Crop Circle Connector, who are on standby during the season - especially this season as some know names have left the industry such as Olivier Morel ) who will then capture all required images and then post them on Crop Circle Connector with some fake name attached to the copyright. Usage of fake names is part of the process which is something to do with some CAA regulation infringement but that's not for us to cover as others who are in the know have taken care of such matters in the past .
The photographer then sits back and waits for the press and other interested parties who may wish to publish such images which of course come at a price. By attaching hype,wild theories, Youtube videos, this creates a stir and interest with anyone who may wish to use images in their publications and calendars , hyping creates demand !.
If you are not part of the well know circle of circle makers and are unaware of the process and you have made a crop circle and you don't want anyone to know who you are then you have to hope for the best that someone like Monique will fly, find it and capture an image of your work for you or alternatively you can sneak a cryptic message through Facebook and hope that someone will notice.
Crop Circles which are unknown by Crop Circle Connector are generally made by amateurs - if the farmer did not cut it out then Connectors photographer will take shots of it at some stage during a return flight from photographing other crop circles.
The process is as straight forward as that !!!!
WE KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN THERE AND GOT THE T - SHIRT !!!!
So you see - by Monique taking pictures of Crop Circles made by artists who are know by Crop Circle Connector and publicly announcing the location of the crop circle, before Connectors photographers can get there, is interfering with the way they operate as they don't want the farmers to be aware of any crop circles on their land until they have all the images they want.
They will take appropriate action against anyone who interferes with their system or dares to speak openly in how the system operates by finding ways to discredit all who dare through their Facebook page.
The least amount of serious researchers entering the topic especially with cash to spend is a preference Crop Circle Connector would rather prefer.
Monique - Keep up the good work !
Just for reference - we have captured some comments from Facebook which may be of interest to some of you.