The topic of this thread isn't about whether Crop Circles are man-made or not, or whether extra-terrestials or interdimensional beings are involved
in their making. There are plenty of those threads already, so keep that debate out of this thread please.
This thread is about strange events and incidents occurring to (human) Crop Circle makers while making them! It is therefore evident that I
acknowledge that some Crop Circles are man-made.
I heard of strange anomalies occurring to people in relation to Crop Circles. Batteries going flat, electromagnetic anomalies, spheres of light
appearing, among other things.
You can always ascribe that to vivid imagination of New Age 'Croppies', who wants to believe that there's something supernatural about the Crop
But what about the Crop Circle makers themselves, those that are - to some - the logical and sole explanation of the phenomenon?
You could think that they're laughing their heads off at Crop Circle research, but perhaps it isn't so.
It was when I came across an interview with Matthew Williams - a once 'skeptic' Crop Circle maker - that I learned that he had experienced some of
the same type of phenomenon.
Williams discards some researchers' claims that some Crop Circles are too complex to have been made by humans. But:
"All of us (Crop Circle makers) are very different but strangely enough whatever angle you come into crop circles from, all the teams have had
paranormal experiences whilst making them. Really, the only way we are going to get round that is if they start making circles and they’ll
understand that what we’re saying is true."
His reports of paranormal activity while making circles intrigued me, so I then checked the web site Circlemakers.org. 'Circlemakers' is a web site
dedicated to the Crop Circle makers and their work, not the Crop Circle phenomenon.
Since 1994 a group of three 'artists' - Rod Dickinson, John Lundberg, Will Russell - has laid claim to some of southern England's most elaborate
crop circles. The group was originally named Team Satan, then changed its name to 'The Circlemakers'. In 1995, they placed their web site online,
and it has since been run by John Lundberg.
The web site groups the major Crop Circle makers of the world, that basically all operate in Wiltshire, Cornwall (where the majority of complex crop
So what have the top guns of Circle making to say about Crop Circle anomalies? Here are a few excerpts:
John Lundberg in his own words:
"Part-way through the construction of the formation, there was a powerful burst of light; we all stopped, looked around, and after a bit of head
scratching continued the formation. This was followed soon afterwards by an identical burst of light. I later described the experience as analogous to
having a flash gun let off in my face, with the light momentarily blinding. Unfortunately, Ned's recording equipment was switched off at the time of
the flashes, as he was helping us craft the formation.
Later that same week, Rod and I were out making another formation in the same area. During its construction in heavy rain, we both witnessed a series
of bright flashes. Unlike the previous all-encompassing bursts of light, these emanated from behind the bushes at the edge of the field, and were
accompanied by a loud crackling noise.
We carried on, assuming that it was some kind of electrical equipment, perhaps shorting out due to the heavy rain. I returned to the site in daylight
to try and locate the source of the flashes, but found only trees and bushes.
Once more during the same week, I was out circlemaking with a friend in the same locale. After four hours in the field, as the formation was nearing
completion, I was suddenly overcome by a strong sense of foreboding... shortly followed by a similar burst of light. Not wanting to chance a meeting
with the source of the flashes, we left. I decided to make that my last formation of 1994."
"Once in the field, our initial job was to set up the datum line - A taut length of string (on this occasion pulled diagonally across a number of
tram lines) that acts as a spinal cord from which the formation can grow. Finally we were off, and like the low munching of sheep our stompers began
to turn the design into reality. After about an hour, we three circlemakers converged on the same point and began quietly discussing our progress.
Suddenly my attention was drawn to a light that had appeared from nowhere. It was a few hundred yards away and directly in front of us. As soon as
I'd registered its presence I alerted my colleagues. Amazed, we stood there gazing at this football-sized orange light as it hung motionless, about
forty feet above the surrounding countryside. After an estimated five seconds the light began to slowly descend. Within another five seconds it had
descended about ten feet and had faded into invisibility. With little time to spare, we excitedly returned to our work, always hopeful of a repeat
"This photograph was taken on the 10th of August, 1991 at about 2 PM whilst I was visiting the crop circle formation that was situated east of
Alton Priors village, in Wiltshire."
"I took this sequence of photographs on April 26 1996 at about 9.20pm over the Chibolton Observatory, Chibolton, Hampshire, England.
After a prearranged meeting with a friend close to the observatory we witnessed a luminous orb consisting of six smaller red lights arranged around a
yellow/orange light, which appeared in the sky above and to the southwest of the observatory. It was twilight and the weather was fine with a clear
sky and light wind.
The light moved slowly towards us passing above the dish of the observatory, it then banked and began to move North, allowing a clear view of the
configuration of lights underneath it. It did not make any sort of sound. After a short distance it disappeared, as if the lights had been turned off.
The whole sighting lasted a few minutes"
Please feel free to add further accounts from Crop Circle makers, perhaps your own!?
[edit on 27-11-2009 by Heliocentric]