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Colin Andrews is best known for his research into the crop circle subject since 1983. His long-view of both the genuine and human-made phenomenon provides unique insight into the subject. He asks if the intelligence behind the phenomenon is interacting with both crop circle researchers and many of the people who make the hoaxes. In the final analysis Andrews believes the phenomenon is challenging people to a higher-level of consciousness. The crop circles term was first used by researcher Colin Andrews to describe simple circles he was researching. Although since 1990 the circles have evolved into complex geometries, the term "circle" has stuck. Various hypotheses have been offered to explain their formation, ranging from the naturalistic to the paranormal. With research funding from Lawrance Rockefeller, discovered that during one crop circle summer season, fully 80% of the circles and formation were man-made and 20% unexplained. He has studied over 4000 circles in 50+ countries during the past 25 years.
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There is an interview of Andrews by UFO Reality magazine editor Jon King online, and that is recommended for understanding of the pressure that was applied to him to declare that crop circles were predominantly hoaxes.
Andrews doesn't discuss that interview in this book. Instead he presents various documents that refute Nick Pope's assertions that no member of Britain's Royal Family was interested in crop circles. Other topics: Operation Blackbird, including how Britain's Ministry of Defence issued a D-Notice to stop a local radio station broadcasting from the Operation Blackbird site; UFOs and crop circles, including how he was warned by prominent members of the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) not to mention the two together in media interviews (BUFORA's Jenny Randles has gone on the record to state that crop circles were confirmed to be made by hoaxers in 1991) and a warning he received from unnamed CIA operatives to avoid making the link; the mysterious disappearance of the pilot of a Harrier jump jet.
Philip Corso gets a mention. Corso had told Andrews that crop circles were under investigation by the NSA as far back as the 1950s. Andrews says that this was confusing to him, however he doesn't come to the obvious conclusion that Corso wasn't telling the truth.
In the late 90s Andrews researched crop circles for Laurance Rockefeller. He includes a copy of a British local newspaper on this, in which it states that a Criminal Investigation Department officer, Roy Compton, was part of his team. Compton is quoted as saying, "My role is to investigate these corn circles and try to eliminate those which are man-made." I'd have been interested to see why Andrews thought he had to have Compton along, or if whether he had no choice in the matter. Also, there is no mention of any of the people that Andrews had interactions with in the early 90s and who he expressed to Jon King were connected with the CIA.
It's a somewhat amateurishly presented book. Some information is repeated and occasionally lines at the bottom of the page end mid-sentence and are not continued over the page.
Overall, it's OK. It's a bit short, but has enough interesting material to make it a worthwhile purchase for those interested in the phenomenon. However, if Andrews had perhaps been a bit braver then it could have been a lot better.
Colin Andrews, principle crop circle researcher and the man who originally coined the phrase "crop circle", shows very clearly the huge level of interest taken in the supposed non-phenomena of crop circles by the British Government, and the deliberate policy of disinformation & deceit by the government & military at every possible stage since the early 1980s. The obvious question here is, if this non-phenomena truly IS of no interest to the government, and if they are, as they have always publicly claimed, doing no research on the subject because it is of no significance, why have they went to such lengths to create such a maze of disinformation, lies, and diversions to throw Joe Public off the scent whilst at the same time demonstrably doing exactly what they say they are NOT doing including spending a huge amount of public money on research?
Genuine "crop circles" exhibit such artistry, size, and sheer perfection, often containing geometric patterns of such complexity that only computers can simulate, which in and of themselves seem to preclude any notion of their having been created by any human hands let alone a couple of hired (not tired, although that too...) old men with a stick and some string. I refer of course to Doug & Dave and others of that painfully inadequate ilk. Additionally, genuine formations contain evidence of certain anomalies which to many prove beyond doubt that they are not created by human hands, for human-made attempts never contain these effects. Some of those anomalies include:
No tracks leading to or from genuine formations. Formations formed some time within 30 minutes in some proven instances, despite huge size. No half-completed or "practise" formations found. Near-total perfection in the precision and layout of geometric shapes (those we can actually understand, that is!)
Plants not flattened but folded over and interwoven intricately in the most amazing patterns; where they are folded the stems are somehow biologically altered and healed, and the growth rate of these plants is significantly increased. Additionally, the growth rate for a linearly-decreasing distance around the formation is also superior to distant growth.
There are also what appear to be steam release holes blown in the then-healed bent-over nodes of some plants which often still thrive. These appear to attest to the presence of some kind of heat energy, possibly microwave.
Magnetic anomalies; microscopic magnetic spheres of unknown origin left in the soil. It is unknown whether it is these, or something else, which also creates huge variations in the magnetic field in and around the formation, with North fluctuating up to 15 degrees from true at times.
Light anomalies; photographs taken within newly-formed formations often show multiple ghost images which seem to be only explainable by variations in the speed of light within the formation itself.
There are possibly even gravitational and aerial anomalies: On the 22nd of October 1987 a very bizarre event occurred in the air over southern England. A Harrier TR5 vertical take-off jump jet disappeared during a test flight over the Salisbury Plain military zone in Wiltshire. As the jet approached Boscombe Down airbase, radio contact went dead and the aircraft went missing. A full land, sea and air search was launched. The Harrier was eventually spotted by an American military aircraft flying over South Wales. The American pilot spotted the Harrier flying on a set course and moved in alongside it sending a radio report of his finding. The canopy of the plane was shattered and there was no pilot flying the Harrier indicating the pilot had ejected out of the plane through the canopy.
The media named the Harrier the Ghost Plane. The plane eventually ran out of fuel and crashed 300 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. The plane had flown over three series of crop circles and the body of the pilot was later found very close to a set of circles. Although the presence of circles was not that unusual in that area at that time of year, a dead pilot was.
Whilst of course there is no proof the ejection was caused by the formations, it is interesting that the military then approached the author for information about unexplained anomalies around these formations. He shared information on associated electromagnetic anomalies and various other phenomena, as they were investigating all possible explanations for the strange series of events including why the pilot was ejected from his craft through the canopy. An explanation was never found and the verdict was left open.
One of the strangest aspects of the whole story was that the pilot's body was found in such a place as to indicate he had ejected a second or two before flying over the formations, and that the course track appeared to show the Harrier was on auto-pilot and that it actually changed course a fraction of a second before flying over the centre of the three formations. It then remained unchanged again until it ran out of fuel. Unconnected? Read the full story in the book and decide for yourself. I am personally inclined to think there was a connection. To my mind the obvious course change seems to show that.
Additionally there are "balls of light" often witnessed before and after new formations and caught on video camera a few times. There is also no explanation for these.
All of these things seem to suggest these formations are created by some kind of intelligent, or intelligently-guided, energy of some description which currently appears to be beyond our scope to comprehend or explain. That the formations are works of art of precision and perfection totally unsurpassed in human experience has become lost to the world of art due to government deception and their attempts to keep the phenomena under wraps via the tame media. That they may contain the key to currently unimaginable technology is unfortunately lost on the public who are happy enough with their Play Stations and flat-screen TVs, happily lulled into brain-dead oblivion by Big Brother.
My own personal belief is that this phenomena is an attempt by another intelligence far in advance of our own to educate the human race to look beyond our petty differences and to cast off the shackles of our current inadequate physical science and start to think in four-dimensions (and possibly more) and more specifically, in terms of tetrahedral physics as it applies to planetary mechanics. The decoding of these formations should be one of the human race's most important tasks, for within them may lie the key to free energy and easy inter-planetary propulsion. NASA Space Shuttle video footage caught an apparent missile fired from earth ("Star Wars" weapon system?) at an object flying sedately at approximately 60,000 mph (around 40,000 mph faster than the fastest human-made object) in low earth orbit which then performed a 14,500 Earth-gravity turn and accelerated in under 2 seconds to approximately 250,000 mph, making the missile appear to stand still. This is just a hint of the potential of a higher technology; who knows just how great its potential truly is? These things are all connected, either directly or indirectly, and as always The Controllers are trying their best to keep these amazing things from the public.
If you are not yet aware of these things I can thoroughly recommend the book. Colin Andrews shows an ex-insider's perspective of the official attempts to keep the lid on the phenomena, and explains the significance of their appearance, and their potential meaning and implications for mankind.
As a small taster of some of the things NASA and others are keeping from you, search on YouTube for the following videos (these are the actual search terms; choose the first result in each case):
UFO Government 'Star Wars' Missile Video Debunked
UFO NASA's unexplained tether overload incident
NASA STS-75 "Tether Incident" - UFO flightpath tracking/stabilization (Extended Version)
Also check out the documentary Crop Circles - Quest For Truth (2002). Let the truth come out. Buy the book, download the documentaries and spread the word.