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Farmers, Lies, & Videotape [MC]

Report A Crop Circle Formation and Matthew Williams persist in their claim that the reason farmers in Wiltshire are cutting out circles is down to Monique Klinkenbergh. They’ve been saying this so long they may even believe it. And it’s nonsense. Malicious, slanderous nonsense at that.

How do I know this? Ask the farmers why they are cutting circles. They’re the ones doing it. They should know.

Here’s a video interview with Tim Carson, who has farmed the land around Alton Barnes in the Vale of Pewsey since before circles first began turning up there. A great many circles have appeared in these fields since 1990 (more 120 by his estimation), and he has left them be. So why are they now being cut?

https://youtu.be/dGqmnE5g4x4 (I’ve had to put this one as a link because the YouTube settings exclude embedding)

Because the farmers in that area have had enough, basically. You’ll also note his support for Monique Klnkenbergh, and his statement that the cutting policy began before Monique’s involvement, both of which fly in the face of what Williams and RACCF are peddling. The importance of this last point cannot be underestimated. Monique’s intervention began in the summer of 2013, yet as these photos show the cutting of Wiltshire circles was already prevalent in 2012.

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Woodborough Hill, June 2012. Photo by Monique Klinkenbergh.

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Milk Hill, June 2012. Photo by Steve Alexander.

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Wilcott, July 2012. Photo by Monique Klinkenbergh.

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Lockeridge, July 2012. Photo by Monique Klinkenbergh.

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Windmill Hill, July 2012. Photo by Monique  Klinkenbergh.

The timeline by itself destroys the “it’s all Monique’s fault” argument.

The honesty box theft Mr Carson mentions occurred in 2009, and is covered in this article. Another likely contributing factor to circles-cutting was Matthew Williams’ circlemaker TV, which showed circle makers openly bragging of which circles they had constructed, and with a great deal of antagonism towards the farming community. The show began airing in 2010. A backlash from farmers was predicted at the time by members of the Crop Circle Connector forum and was of course ignored.

The following video was shot inside a circle in the field below Milk Hill in 2012 (see second photograph above), another area where circles have been appearing in abundance for decades without being cut. So why is the farmer cutting?

The audio on this video isn’t the best. If you can’t make out his words, here’s what he says:

“I’ve just seen shitty things what Matt Williams and Terry and all them dickheads who make them…. Coming back, you know that one we had a few years ago, and they’d do a bit one night then they’d come back and do a bit more. I caught them with my own eyes, I caught them making a crop circle on our field. And that’s what I don’t want. And I know that if I cut their crop circles out they won’t come back and do another one… I cannot understand how much they wind me up. And they’ll sit and they smirk just smirk at me… I hate them.”

So there you have it. Why are farmers cutting circles? Because they’ve had enough, because of piss-taking circle makers, and because of Matthew Williams. No mention of Monique Klinkenbergh, except in positive terms.

Look, RACCF. Look, Matt. Your allegations are utterly bogus. The farmers have said so. Stop pointing the finger elsewhere, grow a pair, and face up to it.

Miles Challett