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.
Though we decided early on that the remit of this site would be to primarily cover the UK crop circle scene, we do occasionally feature overseas news and events when they catch our eye and warrant reporting.
Robbert van den Broeke – a name we are sure will be familiar to many of our readers – has produced a video purporting to show a ball of light creating a crop circle in Holland. You can read all about it on the Silent Circle, and view Robbert’s video below. It looks like very dodgy CGI to us, but have a look and see what you reckon.
We find Robbert a fascinating character – one of the most interesting things happening on the crop circle scene at the moment (though not for the same reasons the likes of Nancy Talbot do), and intend to cover his activities in greater detail in the future. In the meantime, this primer article from our friends at Circular State of Mind makes for valuable reading.
This has been doing the rounds for a few months, and purports to be a recording of a telephone call made by Nancy Talbot in response to a National Geographic documentary. Nancy denies the recording is her. Is it? It does sound rather like her, to our ears, but who knows?
Somewhat bland and sensationalist “are crop circles made by aliens?” documentary. Charles Mallett, Linda Moulton Howe, Eltjo Haselhoff, Nancy Talbot, Gary King, and sundry ufologists provide the research perspective. Rob irving, John Lundberg, and Wil Russell recreate the May 1 2005 Alton Priors circle for the cameras.
Turn-of-the-century documentary featuring Colin Andrews, George Bishop, John Lundberg, Lucy Pringle, Merlin (George Vernon), Nancy Talbot, Terry Wilson, amongst others.
The Crop Circle Connector have become rather embroiled in controversy of late, thanks to Matthew Williams explicitly stating that all photos that appear on their website marked ‘copyright The Crop Circle Connector’ are taken by him. See Facebook screen captures below.
This is an edited version of the post; we were unable to get screen captures of it before it was changed. The original was much more explicit in stating that all photographs marked as (c) Crop Circle Connector were taken by Williams. The whole thread has since been deleted. This next post was from some days later, but makes the position clear. Only the first few lines are relevant for the purposes of this discussion.
Unsurprisingly, Charles Mallett has picked up the ball and run from one side of Wiltshire to the other with it:
Nancy Talbot and the BLT research team have also formally and publicly withdrawn their support for the Connector (this screenshot is from Monique Klinkenbergh’s Facebook group and also shows her stance):
How have the Connector themselves reacted? With their usual stock policy whenever courted by criticism, i.e. ignore it and wait for things to quieten down. The same can’t be said of Matthew Williams, however, who responded with ‘so what?’ and ‘no big deal’ RACCF posts, which have since been removed (though see our second screen capture above for a flavour).
The thing is, this story isn’t really news; we’ve known about the Connector’s photography source for some time, and we suspect quite a few of our readers have, too. Though regardless of how many videos and RACCF posts Williams makes, we can’t help but think he has missed the point. This isn’t about him. It’s about the Connector. They’re the ones being criticised, not him. He may say ‘so what’ but we doubt many of the Connector’s regular readers or paying subscribers, many of them far from the fields of Wiltshire and reliant on the Connector for research data, would see it that way.
It’s been said before on this blog, but bears repeating. The Crop Circle Connector has long abdicated their supposed role as crop circle researchers. They’re a PR company for circle makers.
Documentary from 2008 featuring plenty of aerial and ground footage from that season, along with interviews with Andreas Muller, Bert Janssen, Charles Mallett, Michael Glickman, Nancy Talbot, Steve Alexander, amongst others.
Documentary by Terje Toftenes, and including interviews with Allan Brown, Andreas Muller, Andrew Buckley, Andy Thomas, Bert Janssen, Charles Mallett, David Cayton, Francine Blake, Glenn Broughton, John Sherwood, Karen Alexander, Lucy Pringle, Michael Glickman, Miles Johnston, Nancy Talbot, Paul Vigay, Polly Carson, Robert Hulse, Shawn Randall, amongst others. Not one of the best crop circle films, by any means, with plenty of myths and incorrect assertions, but worth watching.
National Geographic documentary from 2004 featuring Andy Thomas, John Lundberg, John Wabe, Matthew Williams, Nancy Talbot, Paul Vigay, Reg Presley, Robin Allen, amongst others. Circlemakers.org make a square spiral formation for the cameras (see right).