There are many others out there who have their own agendas in why they want you to believe that man has not the capability to create a perfect geometric design in the dead of night - they of course want you to believe that there is magic, magic which is created by aliens or some other paranormal intelligences. Magic which unites the world ! - what you really have to take into consideration that MAGIC IS DECEPTION to the eye, mind and your wallet.
If you really want to know the facts and hidden agendas then you HAVE TO be a part of it at all levels so if you want to be know as a crop circle researcher then you should explore everything that is categorically mentioned within the phenomenon. Looking at it from one sided opinion does not make you a crop circle researcher and if you haven't seen a perfect crop circle created by people or made one yourself then that also does not make you a crop circle researcher. You have to see it being created and get your hands dirty before you can be judgemental.
During our own investigation ( which was no longer just a day out any more ) we started to wake up so to speak that man could create large geometric land art, especially after the Eastfield incident in 2010. Then one of our team members was successfully introduced by Mr. Julian Gibsone from Cop Circle Connector to Circle makers who were skilled and had long term experience in circle making. After one of our team assisted in the making of the Chisbury Star formation we realised that there were many hidden secrets within the phenomenon - simply there was more to it than you and I were told.
So from this point onwards we decided to break some rules and even the law and started to dig deep into every possibility - one of those possibilities was ' Could we make a perfect crop circle independently in the dead of night ? and without the assistance of expert artists.
With some prior knowledge and advise from other circle makers under our hats we set off searching for the appropriate field and location. There were many fields to chose from but the one and only problem we encountered was what to do with our car? . Parking outside the field you have chosen isn't really an ideal option so the whole process took nearly four hours until we found a suitable location to park our car and take a hike towards the chosen field. ( The ideal situation is for someone to drop you off at the location and pick you up after the deed has been done - on this day we didn't have this option ) Prior to parking our car all equipment was dropped off and hidden in the chosen field ( of course you don't want to be seen walking with planks and marking sticks !! - do you now ?! not in Wiltshire anyway !) While we hanged around for daylight to disappear we run through the plan of action and discussed who was going to carry out various tasks. After a strong black coffee we took a steady hike towards the chosen location.
Approximately 10.30pm we approached the chosen field and slipped into the field unnoticed. We paused for a moment or so to have a final look around for cars, people etc. Daylight was still visible but it was a cloudy day which helped in making us more invisible in an open field ( Dark clothing or Army type camouflage does also help ) . We retrieved our planks, surveyors tape and white tipped sticks ( markers ) and headed down a chosen tram line.
At this point I personally begun to feel that what we were about to do was wrong but it had to be done ! - not because we wanted to fool anyone, it was for our own investigative records. At least we could describe it the way it was ( truthfully ) rather than relying on second hand accounts and of course the proof that amateurs like us could pull off a stunt just like the pros.
The curiosity factor also takes hold whether something mysterious may appear and scare the living daylights out of you and send you packing. ( We did see and experience strange happenings while out with other circle makers but would it happen without them - that was the question ? )
The walk seemed endless to a suitable point in the field but in the time it took us to arrive at the location our eyes were fully adjusted so we could see pretty clearly around us.
We stopped for a few minutes to get our breath back and had that final look around - placed a marker in the ground ( Tram line ) for position of belongings and equipment. ( when equipment was no longer required we agreed to return all equipment to this marker - the last thing you need is to put something down and then spend hours trying to remember where you left it - so its good practice to get into this type of mentality ).
We were good to go ! . Before we started we joined hands and said a prayer asking for guidance, protection and assistance . I don't really know why we do this ( as it is in theory a criminal act about to be committed ) but I guess its psychological and gives you a sense of security . ( with my own experiences out in the field I do suspect that there are ears out there that are listening ! ) When you make your first crop circle in the middle of the night one thing which I did was to constantly look around and listen for any odd distant sounds. The feeling is pretty normal and expected as you are committing an offence ( you don't want to be caught - so awareness is essential ) and not only this you are also aware of the possibility of something paranormal appearing in the distance so be prepared to be jumpy at first.
The other end of the tape was a crew member walking backwards along the tram line until the desired measurement /circumference of our initial circle was reached.
We pre-marked the tape measure with a florescent liquid ( grab yourself some thin glow sticks which you can buy from
Pound Land for £1 for a box of 10 !! - do a small cut at the top of the glow stick and use it as a writing pen on your tape measure ) so we knew exactly that we reached 100 feet as our 100 feet writing glowed on the measure ! - simple but very effective. The glow is not visible if you stand 20 feet away from it so don't worry, nobody will see it from a distance.
The person holding the end of the tape makes sure that the tape is taught and then begins side stepping through the wheat ( I found that sliding your foot across the base of the wheat gave a better flattened line definition - basically the construction line is more visible in the dark)
Once the initial construction lines of our circle were laid we then we flattened the first part of the wheat . ( This provides work space and allows movement for other crew members who may still be waiting in the tram line ) . The volunteers who do the flattening/stomping should be prepared for some hard sweaty work ,strained butt cheeks and aching hips.
Once the initial circle was flattened we then divided the circle into four parts - using the marker sticks for positioned measurement ( if you haven't spilled all the liquid out of the florescent stick put some on the tip of your maker stick !!! - makes life so much easier when you can see your markers clearly without having to strain your eyes ! ) so we knew exactly where to take the next measurement from to create the next part of the design.
Some makers will have the design and measurements memorized but we had crouch down between the standing wheat with a small single led light which was barely visible to our crew but bright enough to check the design and measurements .
Just as we were ready to start on the outer design of our crop circle something very odd happened which made us all crouch down. To this day we have not been able to explain this !
Just as we were about to create another construction line ( this would have been the start of the design outside the main circle ) the entire field lit up a pale blue ! ( This pale blue can almost be described as the first light of dawn and it happened once before when we were out with other makers - at the time the light was blamed on moon light ). We all ducked extremely fast and at first thought that a farmer was checking his field with a beam of light - we then looked up - the skies were dark and cloudy and no moon light was visible. It wasnt the farmer and it wasnt the moon so where the hell was this light coming from ?. What we all did notice is that this light did not bleed into surrounding fields, it was contained within the field we were working in !. It was totally bizarre .
One of the crew did become rather anxious and wanted to leave as he became rather spooked by the experience. So I decided to go with him to the edge of the field just to check if we were visible in this rather odd light. As we got closer to the edge of the field ( we chose the opposite side rather then the way we came in ) the light was still visible but when we turned around to see if we could see the rest of the crew and partly made crop circle - all we saw was complete darkness but when we walked back the light was still clearly there !!. So to make the other crew more at ease they did the same just so they were assured that what we explained was indeed true.
We wasted about half an hour but the crew were a little bit more comfortable that indeed it was as we had explained. Despite the reassurance the light however made everyone walk around the crop circle with hunched backs and constant head turning as the feeling of being spotted was clearly on everyone's mind but we ploughed on and completed the 250 foot crop circle just after 2 am. We had a quick walk round to check that all intended areas for flattening were indeed flattened and here and there we also added some fancy hand twists to remaining upright wheat. Then we gathered all the belongings and checked that we exited with the same amount of equipment that we entered with.
We left the area for some sleep and returned to the field just before 8 am ( all equipment was now hidden in a different location so our vehicle was empty of anything suspect ) .
I have to say that I and the rest of the weary and back aching crew were very impressed. It looked like any other crop circle - the lay was tidy and neat with wheat bouncing back up in some places. The hand twist were effective and everything looked in proportion. It was a ' Give me five moment from the crew !'.
As the morning sun begun to rise we chilled, we lay down and watched the skies. By around 8.30 the first plane flew across with a camera flash going off so we knew it wouldn't be long before the news got out. We left the field by 9 am and sat in the car and waited. Sure enough an hour later or so the first vehicle turned up ( I do believe it was Bert Jansen ).
By the time we returned home aerial images were already displayed on Crop Circle Connector - WOW ! did we really make that ? - that was my first impression !
I returned to this crop circle in question the following day only to find hoards of foreign tourists sitting in circles and chanting some words of some sort or another. One lady sat around the hand twisted wheat with all kinds of crystals placed in the centre and meditating with her lips gently uttering quiet words. On the other side of the circle was some bearded chap with loads of earnings on his right year ( surprised he didn't topple over ! ) playing a huge didgeridoo .
I walked over to a couple who spoke broken English ( the accent was Dutch ) and asked them if they liked what they stood in, they said it was very impressive. Then I asked if they realised that this crop circle was man made ?! . My goodness I thought 3rd world war had erupted the way this chap lashed back at me and called me ' Bloody Crazy Man ' .- ' Its not possible for man to make something like this you fool ' he said in his Dutch accent. Hmmm the commotion created interest from other onlookers and came over to listen to what I had to say - I showed them how the crop circle was created - some took an interest and listened while the Dutch guy walked off in a huff !!! . Moments later Olivier Morel turned up and started making phone calls with my name mentioned in conversation - no doubt to warn his entourage of my presence . ( I best not say any more as I will give away the crop circle we made - we don't want to do that - not just yet anyway ! )
The whole experience was absolutely essential to get a first hand experience in making a crop circle and then watching how others responded to something which you created and of course the weird, strange and wonderful theories start to pour as well, in how aliens are warning us over some doomsday prediction which never happens.
So if you want to be a honest Crop Circle Researcher and researching its paranormal connection then this is one of the experiences you HAVE TO BE INVOLVED in so you can report truthfully rather than applying fiction to the phenomenon as it currently stands to this day. Fiction where some people live their lives around it . If you are one of the many who preach that crop circles are the creation by paranormal forces then for once in your lives do something constructive and get your hands dirty so you can be more wiser than you think you really are !. Dont be a Harold Camping and fool the public, don't take their money when you know that crop circles are made by people. Dont be a fool and release the public from this grip of nonsense.
Just for Info: We did leave a reasonable contribution to the farmer for his damage and images shown on this page are not the crop circles made by us. PEACE