Ready Steady…

The crop circles remain a mystery and move in mysterious and teasing ways. I have always believed that they could be finite but despite their late arrival this summer, I do not feel in my heart or mind that that time has come.

As they keep us on the edge of our seats, they remind me that we should not take people or events for granted. My belief is that they will come with a flourish like an orchestra about to strike up when the conductor takes the stand.

I wanted to let you know that bookings for the special private entry to Stonehenge and all its wonderful and magical energy will close on Friday 21st June. No bookings can be taken after that date.

Since writing and sending this post I have received photos of a crop circle!

The First Crop Circle of 2024 ~ Image © StonehengeDronescapesPhotography

Bookings for my crop circle tours are coming in fast

The Waiting Game

For the last couple of weeks, I have been waiting to hear news of new crop circle, but nothing has appeared. I checked the date when the first circle came last year 2023 and found it was the 28th May.

It was at Winterbourne Bassett in barley and was in the vicinity of an ancient standing stone.

photo ~ near Winterbourne Bassett

Therefore, if the circles follow the same trend, we may have to try and possess our souls in patience for a few more days yet.

I understand from a farmer, that his wheat crop has taken well but he is not so happy about the barley due to the excessive amount of rain we have had from early spring up to the middle of May.

As I mentioned in my last letter, apart from oil seed rape (canola), barley is the next crop ready to accept a circle. The crop has to be of a certain height in order to retain an impression.

Last weekend, my son who is over from Sydney and my sister visited Wells cathedral. Of all the cathedrals I have visited - I love visiting cathedrals and churches, especially the tiny ancient shepherd churches; they are tucked away deep inside the hills and dales of the countryside. They have a special simplicity, but possess a rare peace - Wells cathedral is my favourite.

It was a long drive down to Somerset from Hampshire, made longer due to a strip of road passing Stonehenge being temporarily closed, hence a rather tortuous diversion. This closure is due to laying the electrics for the proposed tunnel. The road (A303) will be open in mid-July.

Built in 1175, Wells Cathedral is one of the first and finest examples of Gothic architecture of its kind, the style of architecture being brought over from France.

We were late entering the cathedral, and as a result we only had a very short time to look around as Evensong was due to start at 3pm to commemorate the life of Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) ‘who was one of the leading musicians of his generation and had profound effect on the development and history of English music as a performer, conductor, composer.’

He was a prolific writer of music. He wrote several symphonies, also chamber music and songs. He also wrote many works for the organ and is often remembered for his religious music. He played a large part in the Royal School of Music and was their Professor of Music for over forty years.

It was a wonderful service with a full choir, the music still ringing in my ears several days later.

Before the service started, we just had time to climb the steep stone steps up to the Chapter House. It is surrounded by the arms of the diocese chapters. This is my very favourite place in the whole cathedral. I could spend hours just sitting quietly on one of the surrounding stone seats. It is an octagonal room, and the harmony I feel may be due to that fact. Indeed we are told by Plato that music and number are related and this is a good example. Silence has a music of its own. The octagon represents not only the passage from the earthly plane (square), to the celestial plane (circle) - a symbol of protection to ward off negative spiritual activity and a bridge between heaven and earth.

As you can see from the photograph, the architecture is one of outstanding beauty. The carving of the middle column commands the rest of the stations, each displaying carvings of similar quality. It was built between 1275 and 1310 by unknown architects.

photo ~ Wells Cathedral

photo ~ Steps to the Chapter House

photo ~ The Chapter House ~ © unknown

Amongst many other unique features, is the famous clock. We are told that the clock is considered to be the second oldest clock mechanism in Britain, and probably in the world, to survive in its original condition and still in use. The original works were made about 1390 and the clock face is the oldest surviving original of its kind anywhere.

photo ~ The Clock ~ © unknown

The weather was perfect. A wonderful day. I found it difficult to come down to earth and be a part of our modern and tumultuous world once more.

Bookings for my crop circle tours are coming in fast

Waiting With Anticipation

As I walk and drive through the countryside, I see that the oilseed rape (canola) fields are a glorious yellow. As I have mentioned before, there were years when the circles used to appear in this brilliantly coloured crop during April and May. Will it happen again this year?

Oil seed rape is the crop in which sleuths can most easily detect man-made circles, because it has stalks that break if bent to an angle of 40° or more. They also bruise easily and crack underfoot.

I am going to tell you about one such circle from 2015.

In May of that year, a valuable experiment was conducted. It was later shown on the History Channel called ‘Circles from the Sky’. This event was organised by the far-sighted American based Prometheus Studios, Inc. When the company first told me of their idea of making a crop circle, I was sceptical, as so many programmes made on this topic had not served it well. However, after several conversations and emails I felt reassured that they were well-intentioned and ethical - so I was happy to take part and to be interviewed.

The aim of the programme was to interview several researchers and to obtain permission for a circle to be constructed in a farmer’s field.

The experiment would be done in daylight in oilseed rape. The people making the circle would be asked to copy a particular previous circle that had shown no evidence of human involvement.

The circle chosen was one that had appeared on the 1st of May 2005 at Alton Priors. I recall visiting this, and after careful scrutiny could find no broken, crushed, or bruised stems. It was perfect.

The filming was to take place over two days. The circle was made by the ‘A team’ - Circlemakers.org - and the weather was good. The crop stood between 3 and 4 feet high (1 - 1.3 metres) though not as tall as it had been in 2005 when the crop often reached a height of between six and seven feet (1.8 - 2.1 metres). Indeed, I can remember getting completely lost in one field, the crop was so high!

It took Circlemakers three and a half hours to make the circle. You can see from the first image that they are holding a rope across one of the sections. You will notice that the bottom right hand crescent doesn’t have a ‘bite’ out of it, as does the original.

You will see that they also had a ladder - it is outside the circle in a tramline below the circle.

The farmer had forbidden anyone to go into the field, but as part of the film production programme I was allowed in. I don’t know if any of you have ever walked in a field of oilseed rape when it is in full flower? All I can tell you is that it is not a pleasant experience. The smell is pungent - really quite nasty - and the pollen from the flowers gets everywhere: up your nose, in your eyes, ears, hair and all over your clothes. So I took off my hat to the Circlemakers.org for gallantly trying to replicate the Alton Priors circle in the most disagreeable and uncongenial of circumstances.


photo ~ snapped stem


photo ~ bruised stalk


photo ~ crushed stalk

It is a well-known fact that due to the crop having a hollow based stem, it snaps when bent at an angle of more than 40 degrees. As a result, they were not able to make the circle without breaking, snapping and bruising the crop - as the images show - but it was a task not many people would have tackled and the damage was not as extensive as I have seen in many oilseed rape circles.

The upshot is historic - it proves conclusively that it is NOT possible for humans to make a crop circle in oilseed rape. Hence the importance of the circle that appeared on the 7th June 2023 at Potterne Hill, near Devizes, Wiltshire. I put it on the front of my 2024 calendar.


photo ~ circle with no centre

Stonehenge

It is with a feeling of great sorrow that I learn that a tunnel will soon be built close to Stonehenge, despite much protest. This would effectively prevent us seeing a perfect view of Stonehenge, except by entering the Visitor Centre. This will hide the stones from view forever. Sadly, this is inevitable as the A303 becomes increasingly more and more congested by traffic.

There is evidence that this whole area was once densely populated. Wherever you tread, you are treading on a piece of sacred land. This whole area around Stonehenge and beyond is of enormous importance - spiritually and scientifically - and is more significant than recently realised. There is much more to be discovered.

Campaigners are returning to court in a final effort to challenge the decision. I wish them every possible good fortune, but something tells me that this is the end of the fight.

The A303 is being closed for three months from April.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/aug/26/revival-of-stonehenge-road-tunnel-plan-triggers-new-legal-challenge

There are so many different pictures of where the tunnel might be placed in the landscape, that I am not including any until a firm decision has been made.

We are told that ‘The installation of an electricity supply will require a temporary closure of a section of the A360 between April and July this year. The A303 Stonehenge project needs an electricity supply for construction and for the tunnel once built.’

On a much more cheerful subject, the bluebells are in bloom and the birds are nesting - one of the most exciting times of year.

Bookings for my crop circle tours are coming in fast.

Crop Circle Tours 2024

The first tour is on Thursday, July 25th. This comes with a special private evening entry into Stonehenge. It allows you to enter the inner circle, go right up to the stones, and feel the energy radiating from them. This is an optional extra to the cost of the crop circle tour.

My second tour is on Thursday, August 1st. After visiting the circles, there is an optional extra of flying over the circles and the sacred places nearby, such as the unique Avebury stone complex, Silbury Hill, and West Kennet Long Barrow. This is very popular; people return with smiles stretching from ear to ear.

Crop Circle Tour page on website 

The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded that the squirrels were predestined to be there, and they should not interfere with God’s divine will.

At the Baptist church, the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a water-slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim, so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.

The Lutheran church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist church. Two weeks later, the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water-slide.

The Episcopalians tried a much more unique path by setting out pans of whiskey around their church in an effort to kill the squirrels with alcohol poisoning. They sadly learned how much damage a band of drunk squirrels can do.

But the Catholic church came up with a more creative strategy! They baptized all the squirrels and made them members of the church. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter.

Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue. They took the first squirrel and circumcised him. They haven’t seen a squirrel since.

Anonymous

With my love and best wishes,

Lucy.

Please remember to check on my calendar and shop (https://cropcirclephotographs.co.uk/lucy-pringles-crop-circle-shop-photographs-puzzles-calendars/) .

Pam Gregory

There Was No Bump

It is now spring – according to the Metrological Calendar – which is based on the Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian Calendar took over from the less reliable Julian Calendar on Friday 15th October 1582. However, Wikipedia tells us the most reliable calendar of all is the Solar Hijri calendar. ‘As one of the most accurate calendar systems in the world, the Solar Hijri calendar is also known as Persian Calendar, Iranian Calendar, and SH Calendar. Solar Hijri calendars rely on the movement of the Earth around the Sun to calculate time.’

The mornings are definitely getting lighter and the evenings longer, and I am overjoyed. There is no doubt that this lengthening of daylight lifts the spirits.

As we are only at the beginning of March, nothing is happening in the fields, and as so many strange events have happened in the circles over the years, I thought I would delve back and tell you the story of something that occurred to one of my friends in 2001.

The earliest crop crop circles appear April in oil seed rape (canola) and this particular event was no exception.

The second formation I visited in 2001 was the Corhampton event. The farmer and his wife, Richard and Susanne Hall were most gracious hosts and accompanied us into the field with their baby Isaac. With us was a Japanese healer – Hirokazu Kobayashi, over on a brief visit and staying at the Buddhist monastery at Chithurs – together with my old friends David and Colette Ardagh. Hirokazu had longed to visit and experience a crop formation, so together we entered the formation.

It was a perfect morning, the air was clear and fresh and the sun had by now gained strength and warmth. The Halls could not stay long, so we proceeded with our examination and I buried the water bottles for my experiment*. It seemed a special place and Hirokazu conducted a mediation and healing ceremony. He was a unique person who radiated infectious happiness, peace and love. He gave all three of us healing, and such was our enjoyment we were loath to leave this magical place and return to the normal world.

Shortly before our Corhampton visit, Colette Ardagh had broken her collarbone and was having regular physiotherapy treatment. Whilst in the field, and without thinking that Colette might have a problem, I asked everyone to collect a few stones to mark where I had buried my bottles. To her amazement she was able to stretch out her damaged shoulder quite easily.

A few days later she attended her physiotherapy appointment. Her regular physiotherapist was on holiday, so she was seen by a locum who on examining her shoulder looked puzzled and asked Colette if she had really broken her collarbone as the usually permanent bump – marking where the bone mends – was not present! The physiotherapist was astonished as she had never seen this effect before.

David Ardagh, who suffered from a bad back, also noted a definite subsequent improvement.

*In an effort to try and find out why I was getting so many reports telling me of the strange and unexpected results experienced by people when visiting crop circles and having long been interested in and having read articles on the qualities of water, I devised a plan - much to the ridicule of my peers apart from professional engineer James Lyons (now retired) who specialised in electronics. His main career was in the aerospace industry - to bury 20ml bottles of water from the same source, inside the circle and compare them with bottles but buried outside the circle. Electrical engineer Dr Cyril Smith (Electromagnetic Man) advised me to use Volvic water to ensure a consistent base. Volvic water does not go beyond 4 Hz. I sent him the bottles, and his results showed a noticeable difference between the water buried inside the circle and the control sample buried outside.

Over the years, with the invaluable help of James Lyons, buried bottles of water have been sent to many laboratories – some aboard – using different accredited techniques. On several occasions the results have been so marked that they had to be retested, only to return with identical results.

I am no longer continuing with this area of research as I was asked to use much larger bottles by the laboratory testing for trace minerals. I am now concentrating on the temporary relief of Parkinson’s conducted by neuroscientist Paul Gerry. The day starts by conducting control tests in Avebury Sports and Social Club. We then proceed into a circle and repeat the tests. Finally, we conduct a third identical test which is conducted some distance from the circle.The three identical tests can then be compared and analysed. See General Letters 2023 Interesting Results (https://cropcirclephotographs.co.uk/interesting-results/) .

Looking ahead, I am now taking bookings for my summer tours

Crop Circle Tours 2024

The first tour is on Thursday, July 25th. This comes with a special private evening entry into Stonehenge. It allows you to enter the inner circle, go right up to the stones, and feel the energy radiating from them. This is an optional extra to the cost of the crop circle tour.

My second tour is on Thursday, August 1st. After visiting the circles, there is an optional extra of flying over the circles and the sacred places nearby, such as the unique Avebury stone complex, Silbury Hill, and West Kennet Long Barrow. This is very popular; people return with smiles stretching from ear to ear.

I am ever curious to know what wonders we will be given this year – this is the ‘teasing’ time of using our imaginations. Will there be a theme? Whatever, they always leave us guessing!

Crop Circle Tour page on website (https://cropcirclephotographs.co.uk/crop-circle-tours-2024/)

Pam Gregory

Pilots and flight crew have some witty remarks:

I was on a crowded flight to Texas. A woman boarded with a very upset 3 year old who was crying and carrying on. You could tell she was already at her wits end. A flight attendant walked over and asked the baby’s name, which turned out to be Elias. A few moments later, a voice came out from the cockpit on the PA system.

“Elias? This is Santa.”

The little boy sat up, focused on the disembodied voice.

“Elias, I want you to be a good boy so I can bring you something really good at Christmas, so no crying or fussing, OK?”

The little boy was wide-eyed as he nodded. He was quiet the whole flight.

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The pilot had really banged the plane onto the runway and was dreading having to stand at the door and thank the passengers as they exited. He was certain someone would have a comment, but no one did. He started to relax when everyone had gotten off except a little, old lady with a walker. But when she finally made it up the aisle, she stopped and asked, “Did we land or were we shot down?”

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As a plane was flying it started shaking very badly and soon the pilot got on and announced I'm very sorry folks but we have just lost power to one of our engines we are going to try and restart it please remain calm .. a terrified man shouts out please tell us how far will one engine get us? Pilot pauses then answers the man, “All the way to the crash site. “

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I had a late-night Southwest flight to Rochester NY last week. It was the terminus for a long flight that had stopped twice. The pilot thanked the passengers and then said: “Now I want to tell you the same thing my father told me on my 18th birthday. Get your stuff and get out!” and for the children on-board, we are nearly there and will remain nearly there till we get there!

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This is your captain speaking. I’m working from home today. Have a safe flight!”

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About half way between London and Paris on Christmas Eve the pilot came on the PA with an announcement:

“Ladies, Gentlemen and especially children: I’ve just seen Santa and his reindeer pass by our aircraft and wave to me, if the children will look out your windows now you might still get to see him.”

I'm not a child but I still looked.

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We were waiting to take off at around midnight from LAX to New Zealand—a very long flight almost entirely over water with virtually no land in between. We were delayed because of a “malfunction.” The pilot came on the intercom and explained that he was waiting for a replacement part and that it would be arriving shortly. Groans were audible throughout the full 747. He then said: “Ladies and gentlemen, I share your disappointment. But we’re going on a long flight, and I can assure you that I would rather be on the ground wishing I were in the air, than in the air, wishing I were on the ground.” After a moment of stillness, applause erupted.

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It actually came from a flight attendant about 15 years ago. "We have a woman pilot and a woman co-pilot on this flight. You are flying in an unmanned plane.

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Years ago, there was a very low cost airline called PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines). The other airlines hated the cheap competition. Once, I was on a United Airlines flight. As we flew over the Sacramento area, the pilot announced “If you look to your right, you will see PSA passengers deplaning from their flight.” Looking out the windows, we saw a group of skydivers jumping out of their plane.

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With my love and best wishes,

Lucy.

Looking Ahead

I am not sure how to communicate how I ‘feel inside’ without sounding heartless and callous.

Day after day, ever more and more horrific reports flood in, yet we get up every day to food, water and the other essentials in life, plus additional and readily available advantages and luxuries. It is impossible to fully understand the extremes of fear, hunger, dread, torture, cold, illness and sheer hopelessness that so many people are suffering particularly in the Middle East, also Ukraine and other parts of the world.

It seems while so many terrible events are happening, people are becoming hardened to the suffering of others. How I wish the world would wake up and see that enough was enough. When will the World leaders wake up to the sickening atrocities or the slow and painful death of a people by endless bombing and starving and the prevention of all the essentials needed for life to exist?

It is only when events reach such a stage of unspeakable horror that a realisation takes place: in physical terms such as when a boil reaches a certain point - it bursts releasing the poison and letting a cure take place.

Talking MUST start so that a lasting settlement can be found. An honest unbiased solution that can and will be recognised and agreed upon by both sides. I pray with all my heart that the international community can see that there has to be a solution. An acceptable solution. No matter how long it takes. Sometimes the hardest part is to get the ball rolling and to take the initiative, grasp the situation with both hands and make a start with the intention of finding a unilateral result - and not giving up until the process has succeeded.

As we approach 2024, I have a feeling of optimism, I feel that we WILL see a gradual improvement. There are times in our lives when not everything goes according to plan. First and foremost, I wish you a very happy and productive 2024. There is no doubt that we are living in tumultuous times. The media carries endless reports of desperate conditions in Ukraine and the Middle East as a whole.

It is easy to get drawn into feelings of despair and fear, not least feeling the pain of the daily dreadful suffering of all these horrors inflicted on helpless women and children on both sides. I hope that as events become increasingly severe and unstable, there might be a shift in thinking, resulting in the need to view this as a significant opportunity to sit down and talk. Using the power of speech rather than the power of deadly arms.

Some may see this as a forlorn formula, but it seems a possible reality to me. A time when the leaders realise that enough is enough. A time when people realise the futility of their actions and can discuss the future constructively. What a wonderful opportunity that could lead to a new and better understanding of the world in which we live.

The situation reminds me of the famous, haunting song written by Pete Seeger and sung by Marlena Dietrich ‘Where have all the young men gone?’

Marlene Dietrich: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Live TV, 1963)

Oblivious to the outside turmoil, our hearts are raised by the actions of the natural world – slowly, snowdrops started poking their heads through the soil and are now out and in total abundance. In some warmer parts of the country, crocus and even the odd daffodil are making their annual appearance. This is always a time of great excitement as early Spring heralds the future of longer days and warmer times.

The goldfinches, long-tailed tits, robins, blue tits, coal tits and bullfinches etc, are all devouring the sunflower hearts I put out for them.

I will give you the dates for my 2024 crop circle tours.

The first tour is on Thursday, July 25th. This comes with a special private evening entry into Stonehenge. It allows you to enter the inner circle, go right up to the stones, and feel the energy radiating from them. This is an optional extra to the cost of the crop circle tour.

My second tour is on Thursday, August 1st. After visiting the circles, there is an optional extra of flying over the circles and the sacred places nearby, such as the unique Avebury stone complex, Silbury Hill, and West Kennet Long Barrow. This is very popular; people return with smiles stretching from ear to ear.

I am ever curious to know what wonders we will be given this year – this is the ‘teasing’ time of using our imaginations. Will there be a theme? Whatever, they always leave us guessing!

With my love and best wishes,

Lucy.

P.S. Please remember to check on my calendar and shop

Crop Circle Tour page on website

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Mnozil Brass Band

Thoughts and Themes for 2024

Pam Gregory

Bursting the Bubble

I am not sure how to communicate how I ‘feel inside’ without sounding heartless and callous.

Day after day, ever more and more horrific reports flood in, yet we get up every day to food, water and the other essentials in life, plus additional and readily available advantages and luxuries. It is impossible to fully understand the extremes of fear, hunger, dread, torture, cold, illness and sheer hopelessness that so many people are suffering particularly in the Middle East, also Ukraine and other parts of the world.

It seems while so many terrible events are happening, people are becoming hardened to the suffering of others. How I wish the world would wake up and see that enough was enough. When will the World leaders wake up to the sickening atrocities or the slow and painful death of a people by endless bombing and starving and the prevention of all the essentials needed for life to exist?

It is only when events reach such a stage of unspeakable horror that a realisation takes place: in physical terms such as when a boil reaches a certain point - it bursts releasing the poison and letting a cure take place.

Talking MUST start so that a lasting settlement can be found. An honest unbiased solution that can and will be recognised and agreed upon by both sides. I pray with all my heart that the international community can see that there has to be a solution. An acceptable solution. No matter how long it takes. Sometimes the hardest part is to get the ball rolling and to take the initiative, grasp the situation with both hands and make a start with the intention of finding a unilateral result - and not giving up until the process has succeeded.

As we approach 2024, I have a feeling of optimism, I feel that we WILL see a gradual improvement; the period of Advent signals a great event, it heralds a New Energy.

If we are lucky, we enjoy a gathering of family and friends - a special time that happens maybe only once a year.

However, there are many others who are not so fortunate and for some an unhappy time of accentuated loneliness and lack of friends. Where I live, there is a great awareness. People who need help, company, food and friendship are looked after so they too can have fun and food. No-one is left alone who wants to be with others.

The History of Christmas

I am going to be away from before Christmas to just after the New Year, so I wanted you to know that my last posting day will be Wednesday 13th December.

Things aren't always as they appear......

A man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. The plane had a layover in Sacramento. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft, the plane would re-board in one hour.

Everybody got off the plane except one gentleman who was blind.

Another man had noticed him as he walked by and could tell the gentleman was blind because his Guide Dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of him throughout the entire flight.

He could also tell he had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached him, and calling him by name, said, "Keith, we're in Sacramento for an hour, would you like to get off and stretch your legs?”

The blind man replied, "No thanks, but maybe my dog would like to stretch his legs."

Picture this:

All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Guide Dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses.

People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines!

True story....and just remember...

Things aren't always as they appear.

Branch Manager and Assistant

New Moon in Sagittarius
Pam Gregory ~ New Moon in Sagittarius

With my love and very best wishes and blessings for a wonderfully Happy Christmas and a greatly improved and peaceful New Year 2024.

Lucy.

Interesting Results

 

In my last letter, I promised to send you the results of our Scientific Research Day.

As I described in my previous letter, I will just run through the basic arrangements. The date decided upon was Sunday 23rd July; the weather forecast was unsettled, a mixture of rain and sun. The date is planned some months ahead in order for our plans to fall into place. Undaunted by the forecast (we have conducted tests in rain before now), we met at the Avebury Sports and Social Club. It is a wonderfully convenient venue with good private parking and ample electrical outlets for computers etc.  This is where we conduct the first control tests.

Advanced Clinical Physiologist Paul Gerry from the Devon and Exeter Hospital kindly joined us in order to conduct the tests. Our participants were Parkinson’s Disease sufferer Heidrun Warton. There are several types of Parkinson’s syndrome including one with no tremor such as happens in Heidrun’ case. Amongst the many other problems, sufferers are prone to mood disturbances such depression (sadness, loss of energy, decreased interest in activities) and anxiety (uncontrollable worry).

 

Other participants were long-time Essential Tremor sufferers Linda Daubney and Tina Martin. Aurele O’Malley acted as guinea pig.

 

Right from the start I knew it was going to be an unusual day. There were no circles. However, there was a field of barley in which the first circle of 2023 had appeared on the 28th May. By the 23rd July, over eight weeks later, the field had been harvested, leaving it in stubble. The remains of the circle were lying flat to the ground where the crop had been flattened. It was a very large field and wet underfoot after so much rain. This made walking more difficult, especially carrying all our equipment. We had been given the approximate site of the circle, which otherwise we would never have found except by a stroke of extraordinary good luck. Just imagine standing at the edge of a large field of stubble, a field so large that we could not see the far edge looking towards the distant horizon.

It was like searching for a needle in a haystack; trying to locate a flattened circle somewhere. It was below the height of the stubble, so impossible to see except from close to. All you could see would be the short stalks of the crop.

 

Aurele nimbly went ahead across the stubble and found the tramline that would take us straight into the flattened circle.

This is not completely new territory as in 2014 and 2018, we conducted our tests in circles that the farmer had mown out. Admittedly they were only a few days old and not like the one at Broad Hinton which was over eight weeks old. My hopes were not high. The results we had had from the tests conducted in 2014 https://cropcirclephotographs.co.uk/lucy-pringle-article-puzzles-a-plenty/
and 2018
https://cropcirclephotographs.co.uk/lucy-pringle-article-march-2019/
were quite remarkable.

Geometer Michael Glickman (sadly no longer with us) sent me an email which reads as follows: ‘I have been drawing the circles now for nearly thirty years and I was astonished by the skill and precision embodied in Martinsell Hill. It is, in my view, one of the top ten (maybe five!) formations we have received. But perhaps I am prejudiced!

It contains 28 pentagrams and 140 precisely formed isosceles triangles, each with a prime angle of 36 degrees which automatically generates the golden section.

Any suggestion that this meticulous and majestic crop formation might be man-made is bizarre to the point of lunacy.

2023 Results

Sadly the 2023 results apart from the dramatic improvement in Tina Martin’s handwriting were not remarkable. Maybe it was too old?

Our research is centred around conducting tests relating to the temporary relief of Parkinson’s disease. It has been found that in Parkinsons sufferers, if the level of brain activity is raised to the gamma level of brain activity 30-100Hz it can inhibit dyskinesia (stop or reduce the tremor). The gamma wave originates in the thalamus and moves from the back of the brain to the front and back again 40 times per second in a rapid “full sweep” action. This makes the gamma state one of peak mental and physical performance. Gamma is the brainwave state of being ‘in the zone.' Gamma brain waves are associated with the “feeling of blessings” reported by experienced meditators.

Paul Gerry wrote: ‘Just a short note to show you a few graphs showing brain waves over time (attached). The left column is the beforehand, middle in the circle and right afterwards. Top graphs are the alpha frequencies (related to relaxed mind) and lower the gamma.

'I think you can see the steady increase in gamma during the time inside the circle which reduces afterwards.

This initial possible interpretation of the brain activity tests showing the increase in gamma were on reflection not important.

Paul Gerry writes ‘I have spent several hours analysing the brain waves, heart beat, eye movements and the tremor recordings.

So far I can’t find any significant changes in the three recordings I took of each person.

The initial gamma frequency change I am afraid to say is likely to be just muscle tension.

I have been in touch with the MD of the company who makes the equipment and he says he will join the before/in/after recordings together so I can view them continuously to look for variations.

I am attaching Paul’s full report herewith. It is quite lengthy, so you may want to skip it.

 

CROP CIRCLE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DAY 2023

Abbreviations:

  • BVP – Blood volume pulse
  • ECG -Electrocardiograph (heart beat)
  • EEG - Electroencephalograph (brain wave)
  • EOG – Electro-oculograph (eye movements)
  • HRV – (Heart rate variability)
  • PD – Parkinson’s Disease
  • PSP - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Background

It has been reported that being in a crop circle can -

  1. Give a feeling of wellbeing
  2. Alleviate symptoms of some conditions, especially Parkinson’s disease.
  3. Reduce the amount of hand tremor in subjects suffering from essential tremor and other pathologies.
  • 1. Environmental wellbeing refers to the mental, physiological and emotional states of people passing through certain places. In this context, wellbeing must be measurable and to some extent, susceptible to external influence within short time-spans. The Electroencephalograph (EEG) is an immediate representation of this concept. The variability of the time between each heart beat (Heart Rate Variability HRV) also is an indicator of physical and mental health.
  • 2. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder resulting from a loss of dopaminergic neurons. Recent advances in technology have enabled higher brainwave frequencies to be recorded, such 30 cycles per second and above (gamma-band activity GBA). These have correlation to such disorders as PD. The GBA has been shown to be related to PD binding of sensory integration. Also smooth eye movements can be impaired due to a condition called PSP. Therefore measurements of the Gamma brainwave frequency and eye movements could indicate degree of effect from PD .
  • 3. Using an app on the mobile that was developed for self monitoring tremor in Parkinson’s patients.

Aim

To record the various physiological signals and compare before and after being in the circle.

  1. States of mind- “wellbeing”.
  2. Parkinson’s Disease.
  3. Tremor

The equipment produced by Vilistus (www.vilistus.com) is ideal for recording suitable parameters. (Illustrated in graph below)

EEG (brainwave frequencies from right and left hemispheres) – looking at the various frequency

Bands

EOG (eye movements) Measurement of Ocular motility i.e. hypometric saccades in PD.

HRV (Heart Rate Variability) – Using a BVP sensor, HRV is a key indicator of physiological resiliency and ability to adapt effectively to stress and environmental demands.

Recording in the crop circle

Although the corn had been harvested it was felt there was a certain warmth and welcoming in the circle.

Electrodes were applied to the two sides of the head in specific places called T3, O2 and T3, O1 (according to the “10-20 system” with a conducting paste after the scalp was rubbed with a skin prep to reduce the electrical impedances.

      Below: The raw traces being viewed and stored on the equipment

above: top two traces are the EEG from right and left hemisphere

third trace EOG

bottom pulse (heart rate)

Method

There were two subjects, one with a diagnosis of PD and a “control”.

Recordings of the EEG and BVP along with EOG on the PD subject while she performed lateral eye movements to command were obtained, before in a study room, inside the crop circle and afterward outside the field.

Results

EOG (Lateral eye movements) in the Parkinson’s subject

The lateral eye movements were very similar apart from more facial muscle interference inside the circle. There was no sign of PSP so it could not be used to monitor any improvement.

Brain activity (EEG)

The EEG is an accurate measurement of the physiological state of the brain.

The alpha frequencies (8 – 13 waves or cycles a second), relates to level of relaxation while theta (5 – 7 c/s) is closer to mindfulness and a meditative state. Gamma oscillations are thought to be related to deep brain structures and even self-healing mechanisms.

The following graphs are the three recording sessions (length approx. 10 minutes before, five minutes inside and five minutes after).

Control

A slight increase of amplitude in the centre of this graph is seen during the time in the circle, suggesting deep relaxation, almost a meditative state.

Alpha frequency

The frequency fluctuates more during and after time in the circle relating to an altered mental state, alternating perhaps between reality and inner awareness of thoughts?

Parkinson’s Subject

Along with the fluctuations of the frequency the alpha amplitude slowly increases during the time in the circle, possibly due to being at peace.

Control

It would certainly appear that there is an increase in Gamma frequencies inside and after being in the circle. Could this be evidence of the circle having a healing effect?

Similar to the frequency graph, Gamma increases in amplitude once the subject is in the circle.

Parkinsons

Interestingly the Gamma frequencies in the Parkinson’s subject show increase after she was in the circle.

The Gamma amplitude decreases during time in the circle but increases again afterwards. This needs further investigation.

Tremor readings from Essential tremor sufferer

The interesting feature of the tremor measurements is that the frequency distribution alters showing that the tremor movements become less complex, however the method of measurement needs refining as simply extending the hand is not comparable to a complex task such as writing.

Control

This is perhaps the most striking graph showing significant variation in the heart rate inside the circle and also continuing afterwards.

High HRV is showing proper emotional regulation, decision making and attention. High HRV is illustrating increased parasympathetic activity.

Parkinsons

However, with the Parkinson’s subject, the HRV decreases.

This could be showing a sympathovagal imbalance – illustrating both sympathetic and vagal activities are decreased. Definitely more research is required.

Overall Conclusions

Tremor measurements using smartphone sensors were not suitable for recording a tremor that alters with intension.

Eye movements (EOG) are not always appropriate for assessing PD changes.

EEG amplitude is a sensitive index of the state of the mind, especially the theta, alpha and gamma bands.

Interbeat variability in the heart rate is the best way to monitor both physiological and mental changes.

Further studies of EEG and HRV are recommended.

My great thanks to neuroscientist Paul Gerry for continuing to conduct and devote his valuable time to record these important tests.

I find it interesting that both Heidron and Tina showed a marked difference after being in the circle.

Turn on the light

It is a little time since I last wrote to you; Time is such a very difficult thing to quantify. I have a feeling that I may well have sent you the Mayan system of Time already? I hope not? The Mayans have an interesting belief that there is no such time as the present. It just does not exist. They recognise the past which is in front of them because they know about it and can thus 'see' it. The future is behind them because they cannot 'see' it. It is still to come and they don't know anything about what it will bring. Once the future arrives they know about it and then they can 'see' it, it is before them and it immediately becomes the past.

It may seem quite hard to comprehend initially but on consideration I can see that it is the philosophy of living in the present, something so many of us are encouraged to do and learning from the past as you can ‘see it’. Is planning the ‘unseen’ future part of the present? We have many such conundrums in our lives but few as serious and enormous as the world is facing today. It seems that in whichever direction we turn, the problems are there to a greater or lesser degree. There was a time when astrology was given the same scientific status as astronomy. Then the movements and positioning of the planets were as important and relevant to the lives and well-being or otherwise of a nation, just as they are today.

I was struck by the remarkable gesture made by an elderly woman, Yocheved Lifshitz (85) by her shaking the hand of the gun carrying Hamas fighter, one of many holding the kidnapped Israelis captive. It was in itself a simple gesture but it brought to mind the Moon landing in December 2012 when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon and when walking on the surface of the lunar landscape, made his famous announcement and was quoted as saying ‘That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’

That quotation is now engrained in stone, ever to be remembered. A small step it may have been but the consequences were enormous. The outstretched hand of friendship to her captor by Yocheved Lifshitz is of no less importance, in courage, her love for peace and humanity. A simple gesture maybe, but the meaning behind it was also enormous, hopefully far reaching. We are all human beings, why don’t we wake up to that fact and realise that far more can be achieved through love, compassion and understanding of humanity as a whole, than war, wreaking destruction, bloodshed and suffering. She saw her captor as a man, a fellow human being. She showed us how to FORGIVE. Is it too much to hope that her instinctive action may have a ‘ripple’ effect.

As we finally bid farewell to Summer, we welcome autumn and its abundance. We are enjoying a wonderful kaleidoscope of colours as the leaves of the trees change colours; the brilliant reds of the acers brightening up the landscape; the subtle yellow/oranges of the beeches and the purples of the copper beeches and many others. As we walk through the woods we are walking on a carpet of many hues. We hear the rustling of the squirrels busy collecting their store of nuts to hide away in preparation for the long winter months ahead; other small animals are also busy as are the birds. This a time of gathering; with an innate knowledge deep within them of scarce times to come.

Halloween is also here; googlies, ghosties, witches and creepy sounds and things that make one jump.

©Sarah Pruitt

So what is the history behind this strange event? Wikipedia tells us that ‘The Halloween holiday has its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “SAH-win”), a pagan religious celebration to welcome the harvest at the end of summer, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.’ ‘To ward off evil spirits from their households, the Celts were known to set carved pumpkins (or turnips) in front of their doors. If they went out at night they wore costumes so that if they encountered an evil spirit they would be mistaken for an evil spirit themselves and thus be protected from evil and trouble.’ There was a more modern Christian history to this event called 'Souling`. Religious souls would visit houses to pray for the souls of the people. Small gifts would be given in return.

Sonya Julia, one of the lovely people who joined me on my Crop Circle and Stonehenge tour this summer, sent me and allowed me to share with you, some glorious photographs taken when she and her sister Sue and family were walking along the Ridgeway past the Uffington White Horse and on to Great Coxwell Medieval Tithe Barn in Oxfordshire. Some of the pictures show the Giants Footsteps rolling away in the distance. The famous Ridgeway runs from Avebury,Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Hertfordshire, and a distance of 87 miles (139km)

In my next letter, I will tell you about my annual Crop Circle Scientific Research day and its unexpected results.

And a message from Pam Gregory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DLwQcYzBd8

 

Trying to Catch Up 2022

O dear, O dear, what has happened to the year? I do not seem to have quite caught up with it yet. So far, it seems to have been a year of chunks of time, all different, some being more demanding than others. I don’t seem to be able to quite put my finger on it exactly, but, what does stand out to me is the fluctuation and change that has been going on, not just globally but in my life and the lives of others with whom I discuss these things.

Certainly if we look all over the world we see these quite unexpected new changes. Change seems to be the dominant factor in almost everywhere you choose to look. I know it is hard to be optimistic, but strangely I am. I see a new world coming in, taking time to readjust itself, but ultimately wholesome and beneficial. I know, and acutely aware of all the terrible suffering that so many people in distant lands and here at home are going through but rather similar to times past, change has brought about new order and awareness of benefitting from experience.

I am going to move on and take you with me into the fields to see what has been happening in these green and verdant pastures this summer. Not much to be perfectly honest but we have had some special ones.

We have had precisely fourteen formations including one in France. Is there a reason behind this, has the phenomenon also been affected by change?

Over the years, it has remained steadfast and resolute and no matter how much people have scoffed, it continues to grace our fields (much to most farmers’ dismay). Sometimes I do ask myself, is this a finite or infinite phenomenon - who knows and maybe this is one of the joys as it teases us each year, rather like the swallows –when will the circles arrive? Incidentally, I was not the only one who saw worryingly few swallows or swifts this year. One of the reasons could be the increase in kites and other birds of prey (raptors) who might have caught them on the wing in their flight path before they had arrived safely.

The first circle to be welcomed joyously was at Little Down, near Hippenscombe, Wiltshire. Reported 22nd May and was in Barley and measured c: 150 feet (46m) overall. Its sharp and concise geometry consisted of a saw-form motif containing a sun and four planet motif, all contained within an octagon.
© StonehengeDronescapesPhotography

In between the arrival of more circles and one in France at Saint Denis en Bugey, Ain, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. France. Reported 30th May, I took two happy tours, the first one at the end of July. We were fortunate as the first circle at Etchilhampton had just arrived and we were most grateful for the kind farmer’s permission allowing us to go in. Circles have appeared many times on his land and like generous farmer James Hussey, he grants people permission to enter. It was a bakingly hot day that day but there was an easy entrance downhill and along a short way and into the circle. Just as we had been driving up to park our cars, I passed a car and sitting inside there was a man who I thought I recognised. When we entered the circle, there was this same man lying meditating in one of the circles.

A little later he came through to the circle in which we were, and yes, it was Brian. I had first met Brian at the Glastonbury Symposium in 2005 and he had told me a strange story. I asked to retell this story to my group.

In 2004 on August 3rd, there had been the most intriguing circle, which we called the Mayan Calendar. It was perfect in every way, right down to the detail of the five missing days of the Haab calendar. Brian and his family are New Born Christians and had the most extraordinary story to tell. On the first night, the outline of the formation was drawn up by a young man who had called in at the Barge Pub asking if anyone would help him make a circle opposite Silbury Hill that night. He was asked if he had the farmer’s permission and on replying `No’, no one agreed to go with him. The following day there was a rudimentary design in the field.
However, on the 6th August, Brian and his family went up the slope to sit in the circle; it was a lovely warm summer’s evening. As they were sitting there, men came in with their gear and as Brian described ‘they moved as fast as a bus’. If you look at this picture, not only does it contain quite astonishing detail as I described above, but how could men moving ‘as fast as a bus’ possibly produce such extraordinary fine, precise and perfect workmanship?

Shortly after Brian had told me his story my brain started whirling. I could not doubt Brian in any way, yet how had people moving at such speed could have made this immaculate circle. There had to be an answer. For some time I had been having a nagging thought, something I didn’t want to put into words. Could there be an unknown, hidden hand guiding the hoaxers on certain occasions?? On reflection, that seemed the only explanation. I have talked to many other `old timers` and they too have come to the same opinion. A gradual realisation that there was no other explanation. An Intelligence.

Opposite Silbury Hill, Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire. 3rd August 2004. The Mayan Calendar.

Brian is a spiritual man with a fine sense of humour and he was a great addition to our group as we swapped stories and experiences. Before leaving we joined hands in a circle and chanted. It seemed a proper thing to do as we gave thanks to the circle and the welcome it had given us.

Alexia Willen sent me this report:

My experience in the first Crop Circle.
I felt very tired.
Wanted to sleep.
Felt a feeling of letting go.
Peace.
Alexia.

Another report from the Mayan Calendar circle reached me that year from Jennifer Denning. I will put this at the end of my letter.

After a delicious lunch at the Honey Street café, sitting outside at a long table in the tent. We drove to Barbury Castle where the magical Pi formation appeared in 2008.

Barbury Castle 1st June 2008 Pi chart explanation

The circle was in the same as the Pi formation but this circle was quite different - but of equal beauty. There is a public path through that field giving easy access to the circle which lay adjacent to the path.

© Simon Young. Barbury Castle, near Wroughton, Wiltshire.
Reported 17th July 2022. Wheat. c.120 feet (36.5m) diameter.
This one appeared over two days.

Barbury Castle, near Wroughton, Wiltshire.
Reported 17th July 2022. Wheat. c.120 feet (36.5m) diameter.
This one appeared over two days.

To finish the day we all went to a magical private entry evening visit to Stonehenge. Always, no matter how many times one has visited the stones, as they come into view and the closer you get to them until you enter, gives one a sense of gradually increasing excitement and wonder. These majestic megaliths stand majestic and proud, reigning over the surrounding countryside. We had a most excellent guide who was just as enthusiastic as we were as she gave us one fascinating and interesting fact one after the other.

This time I had a strange experience, as having had the privilege of visiting Stonehenge many times, sometimes the hour we have inside has seemed quite long for one reason or another, for instance if it is cold etc, but this time, it seems to fly by and I couldn’t believe our hour was up when told. Walking back with Paul Stillwell, one of the group, he turned to me and said: ‘I can't believe how quickly the time went inside Stonehenge! It felt like 1 minute rather than 1 hour.

Happy smiles all round. What a perfect happy way to end the day.

For the second tour on the 2nd August, due to the hot weather, many circles had been harvested including the formation at Etchilhampton we had visited on the first tour so we visited the Barbury Castle circle which thankfully was still there and quite remarkably undamaged.

After another delicious lunch at the Honey Street Café and visiting the quite excellent Crop Circle Exhibition, we went up to West Kennet Long Barrow. One of the very oldest Long Barrows in the country and full of intriguing history. This is one of my most favourite places. It is strategically situated so that at certain times of year, at either sunrise or sunset the sun sets or rises behind sacred sites in this sacred landscape. Silbury Hill, East Kennet Long Barrow, Waden Hill and Windmill Hill.

When first built, West Kennet Long Barrow, being made of chalk, it gleamed white, as did Silbury Hill, built later. They were places of importance and dominance in the landscape.

Two more people kindly sent me reports of their experiences this summer .

Gemma Jones sent me this lovely report after visiting the Micheldever circle.

“Recently I was blessed to visit a crop circle ️

I went to work out on the road with my partner for the day and had learned about the crop circle 2 days before. We knew we would be near it so left it open that we will visit if it’s meant to be.

We were a little against the time so we decided to head home but the road we needed to go on was closed, the road we had to take…..the one with the crop circle.

We also made it home in time to collect my daughter.

The energy was so powerful and I could hear Sirius high council calling within the space and light language moving through me.

As we left the circle all of a sudden my entire body felt heavy. The only other time I’d felt this was after getting out of a swimming pool when I was pregnant I felt like I’d come back into a denser space for sure.

There happened to be two other people there, one man and one woman plus my partner and I. We all sat in the centre of the circle together and tuned in to the frequency, the sound of the traffic disappeared and I felt waves of energy moving up and down through me. The four of us - the two masculine and two feminine felt so relevant to the pattern of the circle. Balance. Duality blending. New Earth emerging. Sirius Gateway opening.

This really was a magical experience.'

Paul Stillwell wrote telling me of his experience in the Pilgrim’s Trail circle near Winchester:

“I went to the one near Winchester, I think it was named the 'Om' formation, as some people interpreted the laid and unlaid circles to be binary code for Om.

I knew which field it was in but that was all the info I had.
I came off the M3 at J10 and turned East onto Morestead Rd. Just after a bend in the road there was a layby with metal farm gates on either side of the road.
The crop circle was nowhere to be seen.
But, by divine intervention, there was a man in the layby with a drone camera!
He flew it up in the air and found exactly where it was and gave me instructions to find it.
I went on ahead while he was attending to his drone.

I climbed over the gate on the right hand side of the road and walked along the edge of the field until I reached an old metal water tower. From here there was a tramline leading directly into the field, this is the path I needed.

But even walking along it, the crop circle still wasn't visible until I was about 10 yards away from it.

I stopped and connected with the energies of the crop circle.
As I entered I became overwhelmed with a feeling of love and inner warmth, it almost brought a tear to my eye.
A very loving, feminine warmth.

The crop circle was beautifully crafted, pristine circles and the centre circle was laid with a basket weave.
I walked around every circle in the formation. Some of them had exciting energy, some had gentle loving energy, and some had calm, peaceful energy.

I stayed for a while, basking in the sun and the loving energies of the formation.
When I left I realised I had been there for 2 hours.
A really wonderful day.'

Most regrettably our scientific research day did not take place due to medical reasons.

For anyone who would like to read the story of Jennifer Denning, I have listed it below.

I am going to give a snapshot view of the other circles that appeared this summer.

1.Enmill Barn, near Crabwood,Winchester, Hampshire.
Reported 24th April 2022
Oil Seed Rape (Canola) 2022
© StonehengeDronescapesPhotography

2.Hackpen Hill White Horse, Nr Winterbourne Bassett, Wiltshire.
Reported 19th June 2022, Barley. c.160 feet (49m)

3. Kiteland Cottages, near Micheldever Station, Hampshire
Reported 3rd July 2022. ©Simon Young

4. Cake Wood, near Froxfield, Wiltshire. Reported 9th July 2022
Barley. © 90 feet (27.5m) ©Simon Young

5. Pilgrim's Trail, near Winchester, Hampshire. Reported 12th July 2022
Wheat. c.180 feet (55m) diameter. ©Simon Young

6. Lay Wood, near Devizes, Wiltshire. Reported 14th July
14th July 2022. Wheat. c.200 feet (61m). © StonehengeDronescapesPhotography

7.Etchilhampton Hill, Nr Devizes, Wiltshire. Reported 24th July 2022

8. Tawsmead Copse, Nr West Stowell, Wiltshire. Reported 28th July

9. Etchilhampton 2, near Devises, Wiltshire. 8th August 2022
Wheat. c.180 feet (54.9m) overall diameter.

Jennifer Denning’s story

Dear Lucy, as promised, and at your request, when we met at the CSS in July I am now sending you the account of the healing I received in 2004 after visiting the Mayan formation.
Extract from my diary for 2004/2005
Second visit to crop formations.

The week before I had been given a picture taken from a newspaper of an enormous crop formation that had appeared over two nights in a field in front of Silbury Hill. We set out to find it, and after a few synchronistic happenings were directed to a large field near Silbury Hill. This was the now famous Mayan Clock formation, which could not be seen from the road, but only after you had climbed up for about a quarter of a mile, to the crest of a large field. And there it was!! What a marvellous awe-inspiring image, which for myself and my son has proved to be both a revelation and vibration raising experience – and I believe was the start of the experiences to come later.

There was a downside to our visit to this formation. We both experienced headaches on the way home, and felt extremely tired. I fell asleep easily, but was awoken at 1.am with terrible pains down the left side of my body. It felt as if my body was contorted with cramp, and the pain in my left thigh drew my leg backwards and upwards quite violently and then spread downwards to my left foot and upwards into the groin and hip area. The pain was intense and continuous, and nothing I did helped to alleviate it. I could not move from the bed, and then a rigor set in, my teeth were chattering, and I shook uncontrollably for about ten minutes. Just as my husband was about to dial 999, it stopped – as suddenly as a light switch being turned off. The next day I felt totally drained, exhausted, and nauseous, but not bruised in any way as one usually does from cramp.

I called my son Jonathan about 11.am and he told me that he had experienced a bad night also, with lots of joint pains, but fortunately not so severe, and that both the children were fine.


A few days later I brought up the photographs taken on that day on my computer. I discovered that in two of the photos taken in the Mayan formation by my son Jon, there is a very bright light, which appeared to be moving across me, and another at the foot of the photo. They are roughly square in shape and have the appearance of a letter N on its side. It was 6.30pm in the evening and the light was behind me so they were obviously not a reflection – we were really intrigued, and I wrote to one of the crop circle organisers and asked their opinion. They did not reply, but I have since discovered that this formation has caused a lot of controversy within the crop circle community, so perhaps they did not wish to comment.

One of the most amazing things after this experience was the wonderful feeling of well being and contentment that gradually spread through my being, and the ensuing happiness, which is still with me.
The most amazing thing is that I have also experienced a spontaneous healing of the eye problem that I had been suffering from. Macular degeneration had been diagnosed after I started having vision problems in late 2003. Vision from my right eye was difficult, as I had distorted vision with all straight lines appearing wavy. This made reading difficult, and I was told on my last visit to the specialist in the autumn that it was progressive and I would probably need an operation. I was offered an operation at the Heath Hospital in Cardiff, which could take place before Christmas. After considering the verdict something made me ask if I could delay this and make another decision in January 2005 when I had my next appointment. This was agreed to reluctantly by the eye specialist, with instructions that if my sight worsened I was to come back to the hospital immediately.

However, one morning in early October I looked out the bedroom window thinking what a lovely day it was, and then suddenly realised that my eyesight was normal!!– no wavy lines! What a wonderful gift.

(February 2005: Since writing this I have seen my eye specialist at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, and he could see for himself the improvement in my vision. He said that he was surprised and that medically ‘I was a great rarity’. Proof if more were needed that something happened that day in Wiltshire).

Further Note: June 2005 Had an eye test at my usual optician’s and she told me that my reading vision has also improved.
In July 2005 I again attended the Crop Circle Symposium, which is when I spoke to you Lucy and showed you the photos of the beautiful orbs that have been appearing in my photos, and also spoke about the healing of my eye problem..
You asked me to contact you after seeing the eye specialist in September, hence this letter. I have my
appointment letter if you wish to see it.

September 2005: Have seen an eye specialist again at the RGH and once again he could not account for the improvement in my sight. The next appointment will now be in eight months time, which he said is just to monitor the situation. My sight is still fine, and everyday I am aware of the wonderful gift that I have been given.
I hope my experience will prove useful to you in your research, I do strongly believe that the energy held in these formations can be transformational.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any further information. I have completed your online form also, but needed to send you a more complete account than the form asks for.
Very Best Wishes,
Jennifer Denning.

(Subsequently I received the promised report the optician gave Jennifer. Perfect eyesight. Whether this was a result of visiting the Mayan crop circle can never be proved. What matters is that Jennifer’s eye was completely cured and she believed it was. L.P.)

I wonder what 2023 will bring us in the fields; there is no doubt that the circles are appearing later and later, leaving us with bated breath –have they deserted us or will we be blessed once these majestic mind teasing and treasured events? Only time will tell.

As always my most grateful thanks, as always, goes to the farmers who have allowed us to enter their fields and enjoy and research the crop circles, in particular James Hussey who is outstanding in his welcome. However, I do understand the reaction of most of the farmers who harvest them on arrival as I regret to say that many people do not stop to think or understand that the fields in which these circles appear belong to the farmers and the crops are their livelihood.