Eye witness to the formation of a crop circle opposite Stonehenge - October 15, 2009
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Eye witness to the formation of a crop circle opposite Stonehenge.
Posted October 15, 2009
By Colin Andrews
In July of 1996 one of the most complex and spectacular crop circle designs ever
seen appeared in a field opposite Stonehenge. The design became known as “The
Julia Set” because it resembled the mathematical fractal called by that name. The
formation was remarkable not only because of its complexity and beauty but also
due to several anomalies associated with its discovery.
It arrived in daylight on a sunny day opposite a busy tourist spot surrounded by high
traffic roads such as the A303. What is exceptional about this event is that it is the
first time the window of arrival can be narrowed down.
The formation was first spotted from an aircraft at 6:15 PM. The pilot crossed over
the field with a passenger (a medical doctor taking pictures) at 5:30 PM and both
reported that there was no formation in the field at that time. This is corroborated by
the security guards at Stonehenge who claimed the formation was not in the field
earlier in the day. The pilot landed his plane at the nearest airfield, the passenger
disembarked, and the pilot refueled for another flight. The pilot took off again and
crossed the field at 6:15 when he saw the Julia Set formation in the field. At about
the same time (6:30) his previous passenger drove past Stonehenge to see cars
pulled off the side of the busy road (Correction Note 01). These cars will prove
important to today’s new release.
The airspace around Stonehenge is secure airspace due to the proximity of the top
secret air base of Boscombe Down. This means that all flights are monitored and
reports are made. In my investigations of the claimed events I made inquiries with
security at Stonehenge, the flight tower at Boscombe down, and checked police logs
at Hampshire & Wiltshire Police control rooms. There was no evidence of anything
occurring in the field before the sighting at 6:15 PM. This is the first report of a
formation created in broad daylight in a busy area with no witnesses. Or were there?
Other anomalies of this sight showed up during field investigations. I spent several
days with a team of researchers examining all aspects of the formation; taking soil
and plant samples, dowsing, measuring magnetic flux patterns, and interviewing
people. We discovered that the design was energetically connected to Stonehenge
by magnetic flux lines (below). When I interviewed the Wiltshire Police I was told that
the police emergency lines received several 999 calls just before 6.00 PM reporting
a large number of vehicles pulled off the road causing a hazard.
What has recently been revealed is that the people in those cars may well have
seen the formation forming. According to researcher Lucy Pringle, a woman has
come forward to say that a taxi driver and passenger were with the parked vehicles
and the occupants could not believe what they witnessed. They stood for 20
minutes witnessing this large design form under a swirling cloud of mist. The full
story can be read on Lucy Pringles website at (below).
According to Lucy’s report, she gave a talk in April, 2009 at Alton College in
Hampshire. Shortly afterwards a friend telephoned her to say that “a friend of hers
had been in a taxi and had mentioned to the taxi driver that she had just been to a
fascinating talk on Crop Circles. M, the taxi driver, said: I saw one appear opposite
Stonehenge.” Lucy soon realized the formation being discussed was the Julia Set
Lucy writes, “She mentioned that when people see maybe two cars or more pulled in
and looking down into the field, other cars stop and gradually the traffic builds up
and more and more cars draw in to have a look.” What the group saw is described:
“There was an apparition, an isolated mist over it (the formation) and as the circle
was getting bigger the mist was rising above the circle. As the mist rose it got bigger
and the corn circle got bigger. There was a mist was about 2-3 feet off the ground
and it was sort of spinning around and on the ground a circular shape was
appearing which seemed to get bigger and bigger as simultaneously the mist gets
bigger and bigger and swirled faster. It was gradual and you are standing there and
you are thinking what is going on and everyone is discussing it and more and more
traffic is building up and everything and you just think that all the time you don't
really realise what is happening and then you think then that's it and the thing is
getting bigger and you are thinking of the beginning and end. But you don't realise
what you are looking at. I didn’t understand what was happening.”
Lucy continues in her report to say that there was a clear space between the
ground and the mist as the crop circle formed and there was no wind or dust.
Lucy’s witness reports that the event took about 20 minutes to form although they
can’t be sure because they lost track of time. When they left the mist was still there
and they can’t be sure the formation wasn’t still expanding. It may have taken more
than 20 minutes to create.
Please go to Lucy Pringles' website for the full story. At this point there are no other
witnesses coming forward having seen either the mist or the formation of the crop
circle. It was widely believed at the time that people gathering at the side of the road
were looking at the completed formation. Further investigation of these claims must
occur for validation. Below are the two original CPR articles covering the Julia Set
discovery and published in the Circles Phenomenon Research International
Newsletter, in 1996.