Hi all, I'm continuing having mild success organizing events and getting people together who share similar interests. I've been pondering an idea for
a few years now, last year it felt within reach and this year even more so. I've not made a specific thread about it, but have mentioned it in earlier
posts - understandably all lost in ATS time..but that's okay. It may interest you, it may not. It's an idea that could work, could horribly flop -
could even get shut down by higher forces if there's really something to it we're not meant to know...
^ It happens in the same field every year, and people also spot aliens there too
I'm not going to bore with facts, figures, evidence to prove or disprove - there's plenty of other resources for that kind of information. The fact is
crop circles happen every year, in roughly the same place, in double figures
. This has happened for many, many years, perhaps preceding times
we thought it had occurred since (the recent thread about 40's Google Earth images etc?)
Lots of us live in the UK, lots of people visit UK and Wiltshire especially in the summer months, and I'm sure a very small fraction of people
actually conduct night watches (and perhaps even get results, I've read of a few legit sounding cases of very strange stuff).
Police men spot aliens in fields at the break of dawn. Crop circles appear minutes after the field was last seen empty. Many people think they're
pot-bellied gents guffawing as they walk around with planks of wood hoaxes. Plenty more think there's something more mysterious behind them, but could
never conclude that by themselves.
^ A completely normal early morning sight after a heavy Friday night in Wiltshire
Add these things together and anyone can realize if we were to approach this "phenomena" with numbers - a mass of people - we can get to the bottom of
it. We've been given a location, we've been given a time of year, hell, we can even nominate certain fields that get targeted year in year out. And
there's probably even more pointers that it's the best place to look that even I don't know about.
I know I could go and do a night watch alone, but what is one person's conclusion over a hundred? If a hundred people were to catch a planker in the
act, or witness something strange - it's probably going to hold up in future discussions much stronger than it has previously.
^ An artists impression of a night watch, with a man who could be you for all I know.
My thinking is that if we were to set up a series of outposts, which can always be contacted (by radio) and perhaps have video equipment at them for
the duration of roughly 30 days, anyone can drop in and do a night watch and help either catch the people in the act or the aliens, without doing
anything illegal. People can lend their expertise, equipment and enthusiasm to trying to crack the case, it can be vlogged on YouTube and turned into
quite an intriguing "scientific" project. Also just a great time to look up to the heavens. Ancient alien theorists are welcome to contend/attend
^ You can be like these UFO hunters, and wear all that hi-tech gear if you own it already. We hope you're like the sexy lady. Unlike these guys,
even if your credibility is in question - we'd welcome your help!
I'm interested in any ideas about the logistics of making this work, whether anyone is willing to help or if this thread is just treated as a "no
substance" affair with a few ironic comments. What kind of people might support it? And importantly WHO might give up a night or two to watch &
investigate the area during the 'hot' period around Silsbury/Avebury.
You can label this crackpot but as cliché as it is, I think this is why I was introduced to the phenomena, to make this happen one way or another -
and until I do, I won't be able to rest easy
I saw something odd tonight (two lights heading North East, over east anglia at 2.30am ish in-case
anyone else saw) - probably just two trailing satellites but anyway it gave me a kick up the arse and make this post.
It would need preparation and like a good holiday needs planning early, but I think it can be something that UFO, crop circle and other mystery
enthusiasts could enjoy. I've also been looking into venue hire in the area so the possibility of camping and weekend bbq's/live music is also an
option, but it would really need more support than just me and my Zafira to secure that kind of element.
I'm not saying it CAN be solved. In fact, there's no telling that it might not open up too many questions that it needed to be done a second, third or
beyond that time. I promise nothing except somewhere to go during one month of the year and take part in a public investigation, network and perhaps
do some fun things too.
> What are your thoughts on participating? (Would you go, would you want/need to stay, need transport?)
> What are the best ways to get answers?
> Would a simple nightwatch interest you, or more of an event/festival feel?
> What expertise or equipment would you lend to the investigation? (You need not let anyone else touch it!!)
> What do you think will increase attendance, or attract more people to help, attend or spread the word?
> Do you think crop circles need further investigation, whether to prove or disprove how they're made?
> How else do you think the above be achieved if such an event as this were NOT to happen?
Of course, if proving/disproving crop circles is of no interest to you, that's fine. But even for the simply curious there could be answers or people
to talk to and diversify your opinion beyond what you read on the net day in day out. The UK is full of fragmented clubs and societies but I'm yet to
see any kind of significant scale gathering and public investigation. Perhaps I'm just not looking hard enough.
I thought I'd put the notion here first. It's a good place to kick a few ideas about if nothing else, I'm all for ideas, criticism, realist points and
even negative feedback can also help motivate to actually do such a thing. So get thinking...get interested...get replying and let's try and make it
work, even if it's on a small scale. I need proof!!!
^ YOU could witness and reveal to the world exclusively a fat man and a plank creating something like this in 2013! (Photo is from Silbury Hill
Thanks for reading. Have a think and let me know. My background isn't really important at this stage, but as mentioned at the start of my post, I have
an alright knack for organizing events and making them work, and an unbridled interest in UFOs and crop circles. Logistically I can see this work on a
small scale for now at least.
Even if you have an interesting night watch tale from the area or just an interesting local tale, or perhaps even strong proof of hoaxers - feel free
to contribute to the thread!
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