Our favourite crop circle documentary, made in 1997 and featuring an all-star croppie cast of researchers and circlemakers including Andy Thomas, Busty Taylor, Chad Deetken, Colin Andrews, Doug Bower, Ed Sherwood, John Lundberg, John Sayer, Julian Richardson, Lucy Pringle, Nick Nicholson, Peter Sorensen, Polly Carson, Reg Presley, Rob Irving, Rod Dickinson, Ron Russell, Stuart Dike, Wil Russell, amongst others. Recommended viewing.
Along with Croppies, perhaps our favourite circles documentary. Its subtitle, “A Journey Into The Heart Of Crop Circle Country”, says it all. Featuring one of the biggest cast lists of any circles doc, including Steve Alexander, Charles Mallett, Michael Glickman, Colin Andrews, Matthew Williams, Lucy Pringle, Terence Meaden, Pat Delgado, Busty Taylor, Peter Sorensen, Doug Bower, John Lundberg, George Wingfield, Francine Blake, Karen Alexander, Freddy Silva, Andy Thomas, William Levengood, Ed Sherwood, Kris Sherwood, Ron Russell, Simeon Hein, Suzanne Taylor, Polly Carson, Tim Carson, Isabelle Kingston, John Wabe, Dan Darby, Geoff Stray, amongst others. Recommended viewing.
Excellent film by William Gazecki, featuring interviews with Karen Alexander, Colin Andrews, Francine Blake, Polly Carson, Michael Glickman, Bert Janssen, Isabelle Kingston, Nick Kollerstrom, Charles Mallett, John Martineau (who is seldom seen in crop circle documentaries), John Michell (likewise), Andreas Muller, Janet Ossebaard, Lucy Pringle, Nancy Talbot, Busty Taylor, Andy Thomas, Paul Vigay, George Wingfield, amongst others.
90s documentary by Bert Janssen and Janet Ossebaard, with plenty of aerial and ground footage of the 1996 season, and with swift dismissal of human circle makers (Doug and Dave are referred to as ‘farmers’!), focussing instead on the researcher perspective. Interviewees include Michael Glickman, Colin Andrews, Peter Sorensen, Polly Carson, Busty Taylor, Ilyes, amongst others.
Smackdown! Charles Mallett responds to Colin Andrews’ latest statement; although we don’t agree with all of it we do feel that Mr Mallett makes some valid points.
A series of historic videos from 1990, covering Andrews and Delgado’s Operation Blackbird.
The first three are from the BBC’s People Today programme, and feature some background along with an interview with Pat and Colin.
This next video is a short interview with Delgado after the first night.
A news piece after night one.
Some BBC news pieces from the Blackbird operation.
Following the Operation Blackbird hoax.
Andrews getting very excited on live TV before the nature of the Blackbird hoax is discovered.
This is something of a non-story to our eyes, but seems to have been picked up by the Telegraph today regardless, a case of a comment by Rylance taken out of context and built into an article. We’d love to know which “crop circle… magazines” Rylance is referring to, since the last one we can think of – The Cereologist – ceased publication more than a decade ago. We’d also love to know how Colin Andrews reacted when he saw himself referred to as a “self-styled researcher”….
Historic news footage from 9 September 1991, the day Doug Bower and Dave Chorley came out as circlemakers. Interesting to note is the scepticism at their claims, which isn’t how the story is presented today.
Also worth watching is this short piece from South Today, featuring Doug and Dave’s demonstration formation, an interview with them, an interview with Robin Allen of the Wessex Sceptics, and an unhappy Pat Delgado.
Here’s a further video from Coast to Coast, featuring another Doug and Dave interview, their demonstration formation, and more unhappy Mr Delgado, joined this time by Colin Andrews.
Historic BBC documentary from 1989, “The Golden Age of Cerealogy”.
It’s difficult to imagine now, how much of a quantum leap pictograms were. Up until 1990 croppies were acustomed to only seeing circular arrangements in fields. The advent of lines in crop circles took the phenomenon in an entirely new direction (and – intentionally, according to Doug Bower – utterly wrecked Meaden’s plasma vortex theory). Here are a couple of BBC news clips documenting it as it happened, the first covering the very first pictogram to appear at Chilcomb Down, Hampshire, in May 1990, and the second covering the first double pictogram at East Field, Alton Barnes in July 1990. Richard Andrews, Pat Delgado, Terence Meaden, and Colin Andrews provide the researcher perspective. Tim Carson speaks for the farmers.