Crop Circles, Fairy rings and haunted places

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You might find the following links, notes and research interesting and
perhaps offer some clues behind the crop circle mystery. Any comments
appreciated.

Many crop circle researchers have noticed and experienced paranormal
phenomena and various physical effects in some crop circles.

Do these experiences and effects in crop-circles have parallels with
people's experiences in haunted places? Some researcher say yes. Why
do they say this?

Here are some reasons:

- unseen forces or intelligences can move objects or weave crop.
in some haunted places women with long hair have had their hair
braided by spirits while they were napping.

- mysterious lights and orbs have been seen or photographed in both
haunted places and in some crop circles. Theses lights in the past
were called ghosts lights, fairy lites or Will-o'-the-wisp.


http://www.studiesoftheparanormal.com/ghostlights.html
Ghost lights. Strange, bright lights thats' origin is completely
unknown. They can come in balls or in irregular shapes as well. They
can be observed from a distance. When ever people try to approach
these lights they will disappear. The most common colors of these
strange lights are white and yellow. They can come in other colors as
well like orange, blue, and red. They have been known to pulse, change
their color and dance about near the horizon or by the ground. Some
also have released gaseous substances. Many appear at random and
others appear regularly in the same places. Some can be active for
years at a time. Just like UFOs, ghost lights are mostly found in
remote places.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will-o'-the-wisp

The will-o'-the-wisp, sometimes will-o'-wisp or ignis fatuus Latin,
from ignis ("fire") + fatuus ("foolish"), plural ignes fatui) refers
to the ghostly lights sometimes seen at night or twilight over bogs,
swamps, or marshes. It looks like a flickering lamp, and is sometimes
said to recede if approached. Much folklore surrounds the phenomena.


Eyewitnesses and Balls of Light http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa021802c.htm

Several eyewitnesses to crop circles testify that they have seen
strange balls or clouds of light in and around crop circles as they
were being formed, and even some time after they were formed. In an
article by Linda Moulton Howe, she quotes a witness who saw a bright
light that seemed to come up out of the ground after he and a friend
entered a large crop formation known as the Galaxy in 1994: "It was so
bright, it lit up the hills in the background. It was bluish-white in
color and about as big as the formation, fifty to sixty meters wide.
The bright light formed some sort of cloud and it changed shape
continuously as it hovered over the formation. After a couple of
seconds, it rose at slow speed and disappeared into the darkness. My
friend and I were totally flabbergasted!"

Reference: Linda Howe's book "Mysterious lights and Crop Circles"
Flying balls of colored


lights are also associated with the fairy phenomena and ghosts.

- people often feel watched in crop circles and haunted places.
Linda Howe and other researchers have mentioned this. People in
haunted houses often experience
the sensation of being watched.

- electrical interference with batteries and electrical devices.
compass will spin in some crop circles and haunted places.

- strange sounds are heard and have been recorded in some crop
circles. This has been reported by Colin Andrew. Likewise people have
reported

rappings, whispers, unusual music, EVP's etc. in haunted places.

Lucy Pringle reports various physical effects of Crop circles on
people. Similar effects have been experienced by people in haunted
houses and places.

http://www.lucypringle.co.uk/articles/heartthrobs/


Several new effects have been reported to me, such as:

awareness of a `presence` whilst visiting a formation,

a peculiar sort of `metallic` taste, panic attacks, blurred vision.

The physical effects have been diverse. They include reports of
nausea, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and tingling, as well as
cases of short or long term healing. "The pain seeped out of my toes."
"Severe migraine disappeared, then reappeared on leaving formation."
"Whilst I was in the circle, the chronic pain in my left shoulder and
wrist became intense and gradually my whole left arm, hand and left
part of my chest became very hot. Leaving the formation and for a
couple of hours later, my left arm felt slightly `paralysed`. Later in
the evening the symptoms totally receded and from the next morning
till several days afterwards the chronic pain disappeared." "I could
lie down for the first time in fifteen years." "Extreme fatigue, head
and stomach - yuk!" "Felt as though I am being pulled apart by a
magnet." "Felt so sick I had to make a dash for it."

On the darker side there have been several unpleasant experiences such
as fear, uneasiness and sadness; " I felt bowled over, brain-washed,
disturbed, irritable but elated." " All three of us found ourselves
`addictively gripped. We were `enchanted` or `englamoured` in a manner
which seems to resemble the experiences reported from folklore in
which mortal man makes the mistake of engaging with the faery folk!"
"The unease became worse, changing to foreboding, through panic to
almost terror." "The feeling got worse and I felt I had to get out of
the formation. It felt really claustrophobic and was quite terrifying
at the time."


- Other Physical Side Effects http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa021802b.htm

Extremes of physical effects on people who enter crop circles have
been reported. While some feel elation, others feel ill effects,
including "nausea, headaches, dizziness, tingling sensations, pains
and giddiness." Some claim their menstrual cycles have been affected
while others say they have literally been knocked off their feet.

People aren't the only ones affected. According to "Crop Circles: A
Deeper Look" from the Foundation for Paranormal Research, "one
researcher allowed his dog to enter a newly formed circle. The dog
became violently ill and vomited for about an hour afterward. Sheep in
the area go into a frenzy."

Another witness testified: "During a third visit into the main
Chiseldon formation in 1996 I encountered a couple who couldn't
understand why their normally placid cat suddenly became agitated the
moment he crossed the threshold of the formation. He protested and
looked around frantically for a way out. Once outside he was back to
his normal self."

- poltergeist activity have plagued some crop circle researchers and
people living in haunted houses and after visiting some crop
circles. Colin Andrew experienced security alarms going off for
unexplained reasons in his home after bringing home crop samples.

A policeman recently in England near a crop circle near Silbury Hill,
Wiltshire, encountered three strange
beings with blond hair and jump suits who ran away from him and
disappeared. This police Sergeant

later experienced poltergeist activity in his home, for example:
electrical items playing-up, knocks at the door and when he answers
there is no-one there etc.

http://www.colinandrews.net/UFO-PoliceSergeant-SilburyHill.html
EVENT U.K. 01 TOOK PLACE ON THE DATE SPECIFIED BY
ALERT 10.

A very significant event has occurred within the Alert date period
and
also the defined location: i.e.: 7th July 2009, Silbury Hill,
Wiltshire, England. Crop Circle
located south west of the hill off the
A4 highway.

This is the same location where on the 23 May 1994, four researchers
(including one nuclear scientist) visiting a crop design in this
field, witnessed intense
military presence moments before
they each experienced 45 minutes missing time and within a short
while
a further period of missing
time. Each had red marks appear on their necks and had severe nose
bleeds hours later. A full
account is held in CPR Archive.

This is also the site of a secret military stake out which took place
during the 1990 Operation
Blackbird, where over these fields a large unidentified white orb was
filmed by the army present.

The latest bizarre event took place yesterday morning (7th) at
approximately 5.0 AM, when a
Wiltshire Police Sergeant was driving in his private car towards
Marlborough on the A4 highway and
about to pass Silbury Hill on his left. He looked to his right and
witnessed three exceptionally tall
beings inspecting the new crop circle which appeared there on the 5th
July. He stopped his vehicle
and watched them for several minutes because they stood out as odd.
Each of them were well
over six feet tall, each had blond hair and also they all were
wearing
one piece white suites, with
hoods that had been dropped onto the back of their heads.

After a few minutes watching them, he said they were appeared to be
examining the crop in the circle, he shouted at them from a distance
of about 400 yards but they
ignored him. As soon as he entered the field, they became aware of
him and ran at an amazing
speed to the south, away from Silbury Hill. He said I recognised that
I could never catch up
with them they ran so exceptionally fast. He glanced away for just a
few seconds and looked
back to find that they had completely vanished. He became very uneasy
and left the scene.

The police officer was very aware of hearing a static crackling sound
in the field and around him. He said as the plants moved around, he
could see the movement
coincided with the level of sound, as if the static was effecting the
plants by moving them.

He also started to experience a headache in the field, which became
worse as the day went on and he could not shake it off all day.

Ground research being done by Andrew Russell: http://www.truth-reality.co.uk/index.html

Time this report posted: 12.55 am US eastern - 8 July 2009. (Awaiting
further interview) Full story and updates as more information comes
in:
http://www.colinandrews.net/UnexplainedPhenomenaAlert.html

On 9-Jul-09, at 8:38 PM, Chad Deetken a Canadian crop circle research
wrote:

This is a followup on the Silbury Hill formation which I sent out
yesterday. Andy is a researcher interviewing the police officer in
question and here is what he has told me so far. more to come later.

Chad

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Hi Chad,

I spoke to the policeman in question yesterday evening, he has become
very shook up by this and has experience what he best described as
poltergeist activity in his home following the incident. for example
electrical items playing-up, knocks at the door and when he answers
there is no-one there etc.

I will continue to follow all this up and keep you all informed

Regards

Andy

Early Crop Circles formations may offer some clues to their origin.

The Hertfordshire 'Mowing Devil' http://www.rense.com/general39/mow.htm

5-3-3
The earliest known crop circle, known as the "Mowing Devil," is
shown on this woodcut from Hertfordshire, England, 1678. The
inscription on the woodcut is as follows:

Being a True Relation of a Farmer, who Bargaining with a Poor Mower,
about the Cutting down Three Half Acres of Oats: upon the Mower's
asking too much, the Farmer swore That the Devil should Mow it
rather
than He. And so it fell out, that very Night, the Crop of Oat shew'd
as if it had been all of a flame: but next Morning appear'd so neatly
mow'd by the Devil or some Infernal Spirit, that no Mortal Man was
able to do the like. Also, How the said Oats ly now in the Field,
and the Owner has not Power to fetch them away.
Liscensed, August 22nd, 1678.

Hemel Hempstead The Mowing Devil


Hemelonline.com your local community site
Long before crop circles caught the headlines there were fairy rings.
GORDON RUTTER explores the legends and lore of this mysterious
phenomenon, as well the various explanations which have been offered
to account for it. Fairy rings are, and always have been, a lot more
common than today’s
more famous crop circles, but originally their origins were as
mysterious and ascribed to similar causes. Usually, a fairy ring is
visible as a noticeable circle appearing in grass. Some rings are
formed by a luxuriant growth, taller and of a darker green than the
grass at their centre.
Others seem to be the opposite: a patch of poorly-growing grass or
even bare earth in a circular pattern. When both types combine, the
luxuriant growth has an area of bare ground as an inner circle. We
now know that fairy rings are actually produced by fungi – see panel

but this was not always the case. As the common name for the
phenomenon implies, they were widely explained as the result of a
gathering of
fairies that ended with a circular dance. Such was the energy used in
their dancing that the ground was permanently marked.
This gives rise to some of the other common names given to fairy
rings, including fairy dances, fairy courts, fairy walks and fairy
grounds. In Sussex, fairy rings were called ‘hag tracks’, while in
Devonshire it was believed that fairies would catch young horses in
the night and ride them round in circles. The dishevelled state of
livestock in the morning was often attributed to being
‘hag-ridden’.

The perils of straying into a fairy ring terrified rural folk in 17th
century England, as evidenced by an incident recorded by the
antiquarian John Aubrey (1626–97). Writing in 1663, he tells us that
his curate, Mr Hart, was out walking over the local downs one night
when, as he approached a known fairy ring, he was surprised to see “a
quantity of pygmies, or very small people, dancing round and round,
and singing and making all manner of small odd noises.” Seemingly
paralysed, Mr Hart could only stand and observe until, eventually,
the little folk observed him. They rushed towards him and surrounded
him,
causing him to fall over. On the ground, the small creatures swarmed
all over him, pinching him and making tiny, rapid humming noises.
Eventually, they withdrew and, when day broke, Hart discovered
himself in the middle of the fairy ring. He was lucky. Fairylore is
full of
stories of careless trespassers whisked off to fairyland, returning
the following day to find some 20 years have elapsed, or forced to
dance
in the circular revel until some faithful friend comes to the rescue.


Shakespeare was aware of many of the folkloric aspects of fairy
rings. For example, in The Tempest (Act V, scene i), Prospero
declaims:
“You demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,
Whereof ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime Is to make midnight
mushrooms…”


Rural folk observed that their livestock often found the grass from
fairy rings to be unpalatable (Shakespeare’s “green sour
ringlets”), while some thought it was actually poisonous. It is
amusing to note that one of the earliest explanations for crop
circles was originally applied to fairy rings. It was said – perhaps
partly
in jest – that amorous hedgehogs chase each other round and round in
circles until mating ensues, causing the grass to be heavily
trampled. This certainly made sense of those rings that looked like
circular
tracks of bare earth. A subterranean variation, in the 1700s, blamed
moles racing round in underground circular tunnels, their fæces
promoting the grass growth above. Presumably those rings composed of
both luxuriant growth and bare earth were combinations of cattle
feeding above while hedgehogs ran rampant below!
The circular movement of other animals was implicated by
association: horses and goats tied to a stake; starlings swooping in
great

circular motions; and ants or snails in majestic circular processions.
One
18th-century author recounted how he sat and watched ants marching
around in circles for 30 minutes, with each ant completing 20 laps in
this manner. Even the slime from snails was blamed as engendering
loathsome toadstools by a kind of spontaneous generation. An
interesting variation on the bare earth fairy rings comes from the
Austrian Tyrol, where it was thought to be earth scorched by a
dragon.
However, just why a dragon should fly in tight circles is not
explained. In Denmark, it used to be thought that elves were made of
hot stuff and so the earth was scorched as they danced round in
circles.


In The Netherlands, the heat came from Old Nick himself. During the
night, the Devil would be abroad collecting milk from cows, storing
it in a massive churn which he carried around with him. Even the
Devil
had to rest, and when he placed the churn, heated by the fires of
Hell,
on the ground, it left the distinctive circular scorch mark.
Explanations from France and Germany invoke witchcraft. Called ‘ronds
de
sorcières’ and ‘Hexenrings’ respectively, they are caused by
sorcerers or witches dancing round in circles (in Germany,
specifically on Walpurgis Night). French folklore holds that an
enormous toad with
bulging eyes squats in the centre of every fairy ring, a thing to be
feared by country peasants.
Fairy rings were credited with magical properties beyond the common
fairy connection; for example, associations with prophecy,
fortune-telling and luck. In the West Country and Scotland, it is
said that a maiden can improve her looks by bathing her face in dew
collected on a May morning; but if the dew is collected from inside a
fairy ring, or if she stands in a fairy ring to collect or apply the
dew, then her appearance is turned into that of an old crone,
complete with spots and blemishes.


Some farmers regard the presence of a fairy ring on their property
as a sign of good luck or as a marker of treasure – treasure which
can
only be found with the help of witches or fairies. In some regions,
stepping into a fairy ring will bring good luck; in others, it will
bring misfortune. It’s always wise to check up on local folklore when
venturing out, just to be on the safe side.

... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a firm believer in the
existence of fairies, could not fully let go of the old beliefs
associated with fairy rings. While admitting they were simply a
fungal growth, he wrote (in The Coming of the Fairies, 1923): “It
might be
asserted and could not be denied that the rings once formed, whatever
their cause, would offer a very charming course for a circular
ring-a-ring dance. Certainly from all time these circles have been
associated with the gambols of the little people.”

According to a website about fairy lore and orgins:

In the lore of Scandinavia, Scotland, and Ireland, when
God cast out the arrogant angels from heaven, they became the evil
spirits that plague mankind, tormenting us and inflicting us with
harm. The ones who fell into hell and into caves and abysses
became devils and death-maidens. However, those who fell onto the
earth
became goblins, imps, dwarfs, thumblings, alps, noon-and-evening-
ghosts,
and will-o'-the-wisps. Those who fell into the forests became the
wood-spirits who live there: the hey-men, elves, the wild-men, the
forest-men, the wild-women, and the forest-women. Finally, those
who fell into the water became water spirits: water-men, mermaids,
and merwomen. These angels were condemned to remain where they
were, becoming
the faeries of seas and rivers, the earth, and the air.


The following is from the book "The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries'
published in 1911/ and a quote form a web site on theories of
fairy origins.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/ne u/celt/ffcc/
Taking Evidence (Section I, Chapter II, part 2)
III. IN SCOTLAND
Introduction by ALEXANDER CARMICHAEL, Hon. LL.D. of the University
of Edinburgh; author of Carmina Gadelica.
The belief in fairies was once common throughout Scotland --
Highland and Lowland. It is now much less prevalent even in the
Highlands
and Islands, where such beliefs linger longer than they do in the
Lowlands. But it still lives among the old people, and is
privately
entertained here and there even among younger people; and some who
hold the
belief declare that they themselves have seen fairies.


Various theories have been advanced as to the origin of
[85] fairies and as to the belief in them. The most concrete form
in
which the belief has been urged has been by the Rev. Robert Kirk,
minister of Aberfoyle, in Perthshire. (1) Another theory of the
origin of
fairies I took down in the island of Miunghlaidh (Minglay); and,
though I
have given it in Carmina Gadelica, it is sufficiently interesting to
be
quoted here. During October 1871, Roderick Macneill, known as
'Ruaraidh mac Dhomhuil, then ninety-two years of age, told it in
Gaelic to
the late J. F. Campbell of Islay and the writer, when they were
storm-stayed in the precipitous island of Miunghlaidh, Barra :--
'The Proud Angel fomented a rebellion among the angels of heaven,
where he had been a leading light. He declared that he would go
and found a kingdom for himself. When going out at the door of
heaven
the Proud Angel brought prickly lightning and biting lightning out
of
the doorstep with his heels. Many angels followed him -- so many that
at last the Son called out, "Father! Father! the city is being
emptied!" whereupon the Father ordered that the gates of heaven and
the gates
of hell should be closed. This was instantly done. And those who
were
in were in, and those who were out were out; while the hosts who had
left heaven and had not reached hell flew into the holes of the
earth,
like the stormy petrels. These are the Fairy Folk -- ever since
doomed
to live under the ground, and only allowed to emerge where and when
the King permits. They are never allowed abroad on Thursday, that
being Columba's Day; nor on Friday, that being the Son's Day; nor
on
Saturday, that being Mary's Day; nor on Sunday, that being the
Lord's Day.


God be between me and every fairy,
Every ill wish and every druidry;
To-day is Thursday on sea and land,
I trust in the King that they do not hear me.


(1) It was the belief of the Rev. Robert Kirk, as expressed by him
in his Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies, that the
fairy tribes are a distinct order of created beings possessing human-
like intelligence and supernormal powers, who live and move about in
this world invisible to all save men and women of the second-sight
(see
this study, pp. 89, 91 n). [86]
On certain nights when their bruthain (bowers) are open and their
lamps are lit, and the song and the dance are moving merrily, the
fairies may be heard singing lightheartedly : -


Not of the seed of Adam are we,
Nor is Abraham our father;
But of the seed of the Proud Angel,
Driven forth from Heaven.'


A quote from "The Secret Commonwealth -revisited" by Paul B.
Thompson Nebula Editor pscp...@aol.com

http://groups.google.ca/group/alt.folklore.faerie/browse_thread/thread/fb86eb43c924a7ef/cc71814121e13f36?hl=en&q=the+secret+commonwealth

"They (the fairies) had no religion, but would flee when humans
invoked

God or Jesus. Kirk repeats the common belief that fairies fear and
hate

iron, and offers an unusual reason why: Hell, it seems, is a place so
hot and terrible molten iron flows like water all over the place.
Being

highly sensitive creatures, the fairies cannot bear even the smell of
cold iron, as it reminds them of the fate that awaits them once they
die". ...in Gehenna (the lake of fire) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gehenna

Some Scriptural references KJV:
Rev.20

[10] And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire
and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be
tormented day and night for ever and ever.
[14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the
second death.
Eph.6

[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
2Thes.2

[1] Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
[2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by
spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of
Christ is at hand.
[3] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be
revealed, the son of perdition;
[4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or
that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.
[5] Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these
things?
[6] And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his
time.
[7] For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now
letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
[8] And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the
brightness of his coming:
[9] Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all
power and signs and lying wonders,
[10] And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that
perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they
might be saved.
[11] And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie:

Steve O

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> perhaps offer some clues behind the crop circle mystery. Any comments
> appreciated.

No mystery.
A couple of blokes, a plank or two, and some rope
When I was a kid, we used to go to the local wheat field and make some
really intricate mazes in the wheat.
We would run around in them pretending to shoot each other.
Any one else coming along afterwards could easily believe that it was caused
by some intergalactic aliens who had an irrestible urge to fuck about with a
cereal crop.
Or then again, maybe not.


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