John Lundberg, Wil Russell, and Rod Dickinson interviewed in 1997, for the Croppies documentary. These sequences later appeared in their entirety in Matthew Williams’ Circlemakers documentary (from where they are taken here). It’s good to see people talk with intelligence and insight on circle making.
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.
Turn-of-the-century lecture by Rod Dickinson, presented at London Earth Mysteries Circle in London (an event which CCN attended). Some audio problems aside – lots of hiss, and the audience questions in the second half are very difficult to hear – it makes for fascinating viewing.
1998 BBC documentary interviewing Doug Bower, featuring a potted history of the subject, and two commissioned circles, one made by Bower and the other by the circlemakers.org team. Also incudes interviews with Terence Meaden, Michael Glickman, Francine Blake, John Lundberg, Matthew Williams, Rod Dickinson, and others. See also this article on the circlemakers.org website for more information on their formation (image right).
Fascinating article from The Old Weird Albion blog which looks at crop circles as art. Article here, screen captures below.
We have to admit that we’re disappointed that nobody responded to our request for photographs, taken either from Stonehenge or from the roadside, of the July 1996 Julia Set formation. Here’s why.
Ever since this formation appeared, there have been claims that it formed in daylight. Part of said claim is that, if the formation had been made the night before, it would have been clearly visible from the road or from Stonehenge itself. But is this true? Some argue that it isn’t, and that due to the topography of the field in question, it simply went unnoticed until the afternoon. You can read one such claim, with diagrams, here. Rod Dickinson claims the same thing, on the Circlemakers website, here.
We were first set along this line of enquiry after reading Freddy Silva’s Secrets In The Fields several years ago. Page 75 of this book features a shot, taken from Stonehenge and supposed to show the formation, with an arrow pointing to… nothing at all, as far as we can see. Which, for us, would seem to prove that the formation wasn’t visible from Stonehenge at all, though Silva seems to be using the picture to prove the opposite.
So we repeat our request for photographic evidence that the formation was actually visible from Stonehenge and / or the road. The issue of the pilot (sometimes more than one, depending on which account you read) that flew over the field in question and stated that it wasn’t there earlier is a separate one, we think, and should be dealt with as such.
We still want to see pictures.
If you have such photographs please forward them to us. Please note that we’re not interested in ‘I was there, I saw it’ claims, or ‘you’re a bunch of debunkers / hoax boosters’ claims, or ‘I read x in y book’ claims, or ”who’s paying you off?’ claims. What we’re interested in is proof.