Monday, 28 July 2014

Wiltshire Museum features first ever crop circle research exhibition

 

From the 21st of June until the 31st of August, 2014 the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes is presenting “Exploring the Mystery and Beauty of Crop Circles” as this year’s annual Summer Exhibition. Compiled and curated by Dutch and German crop circle researchers Monique Klinkenbergh and Andreas Müller, it is the first time ever that the crop circle phenomenon and the research behind it is featured in a exhibition in a historic museum. Together with the exhibition that was officially opened last Friday by MP Claire Perry, the Wiltshire Museum also hosts the “Crop Circle Access Centre” as an information centre for crop circle interested visitors and tourists in search for information about the latest crop circles and information about which examples can be visited and how.

The official poster of the current Summer Exhibition at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. (Credit: Wiltshire Museum)
 
“Beside spectacular large-size prints of some of the work of the best national and international crop circle photographers the exhibition gives insights and detailed background information about the state of research into this fascinating phenomenon”, Andreas Müller explains. “The exhibition presents description of eyewitnesses to genuine (not man-made) crop circles forming within just a matter of seconds. We explain the results of laboratory analysis of plants and soils from crop circle sites that show unexplained changes. The exhibition presents the geometry within and behind the patterns and of course the true history of the phenomenon that – unknown to most – dates back many centuries. Furthermore we discuss the most popular explanation theories for crop circles and also the man-made side of the coin and the way in which crop-circle-inspired human ‘land-art’ has influenced not only the public view, but also research and mainly the image of the phenomenon presented by the mass-media.”

 
 
 
Some views into the exhibition. (Credit: grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de)
 
“The concept of our exhibition is based on the idea that there is a genuine, not man-made phenomenon”, adds Monique Klinkenbergh. “For this view, we present evidence and background facts. Over the last three decades printed and aired media presented the phenomenon mostly as the result ‘Dough and Dave’, the two elderly tricksters who suddenly appeared on the scene in 1991, followed by students and hoaxers. With our exhibition in the Wiltshire Museum we also want to set some records straight from a research point of view.
 
Official road signs are showing the way through town to the “Crop Circles Exhibition” at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. (Credit: grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de)
 
At the same time while the exhibition is running, the Wiltshire Museum also hosts Klinkenberghs “Crop Circle Access Centre” (www.cropcircleaccess.com) that offers information on the latest crop circles and about which ones can be visited in agreement with the owning farmer.
Based on the scheme of a visitor’s tax – but on a voluntary basis – visitors can buy a so-called “Access Pass” for just 10 Pounds (about 13 Euro) that allows them to enter those crop circle fields of which the owning farmer is giving access under the pass-scheme. The money raised with this scheme then goes back to compensate the participating farmers for their loss of crop and damage caused by the visitors – while some of the farmers give back their part to local charity projects.
 
The curators of the exhibition Andreas Müller and Monique Klinkenbergh together with MP Claire Perry and the Chairman of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society Doug Roseaman (l.to r.) at the official opening of the Crop Circle Exhibition in the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. (Credit: grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de)

However, the Access Pass scheme is much more than a simple crop circle visitor’s tax, Klinkenbergh explains: “For the last three decades there was no coordinated system that took care for the interests of both sides: the wishes of crop circle interested tourists to visit the circles and at the same time the trouble of the affected farmers, their damaged crop, disrespected property and loss.
After many years in which especially the farmers suffered more trouble than pleasure over the crop circles in their fields and in special about so many unrequested and unwanted visitors, two years ago some of the farmers decided to cut new crop circles out as soon as they were discovered. While this is more than understandable from the farmer’s point of view, it is in the same time a dramatic loss for the research and documentation of this normally beautiful and peaceful phenomenon and of course also a loss for the local tourism.”
While the most tourists do not come to Wiltshire only because of the crop circles, the circles are definitively an important and additional attractor in the county of ancient monuments such as Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill, the West Kennet Long Barrow and so many other ancient sacred sites.

A crop circle formation next to Stonehenge in July 2002. (Credit: Andreas Müller/kornkreise-forschung.de)
 
“With the ‘Access Pass’ we do hope that we can bring back relaxation into the relationship between the farmers, researchers and crop circle tourists”, Klinkenbergh explains. “Of course the crop circle exhibition in the Wiltshire Museum has the same intention: Many farmers and people living next door to crop circle fields know amazingly little about this amazing phenomenon. With this exhibition we want to give something back to the local community and set some false records straight from the viewpoint of crop circle research.”
Since the early 1980s the crop circle phenomenon causes interest, sensation, speculation and controversial discussions even within the science community. While sceptics view the crop circles as nothing but one of the biggest hoaxes ever – researchers into the topic compiled a wide range of facts and evidence that altogether draw a different image.
One example of this is the fact that the true history of crop circles dates back much longer than the late 1970s: “We find descriptions of what we would call today ‘crop circles’ already in undated fairy tales and folk lore”, Müller explains. “First documents described crop circles already in the 16th and 17th century and in 1880 the scientific journal ‘Nature’ described crop circles in Surrey.”
 
Every year between 100 and 200 new crop circles are reported worldwide. So far nearly 10.000 crop circles and formations in more than 60 countries around the globe were documented.
Beside eyewitness descriptions of genuine (not man-made) crop circles forming within a matter of seconds, anomalous changes have been found in laboratories comparing plant and soil (1, 2) samples from the inside of many crop circles with the control samples taken from outside the circles in the unaffected field. It has been shown that – contrary to what some skeptics claim – such described anomalies cannot be explained by mechanical flattening or as the result of natural recovery processes of once flattened plants. The anomalies can also be reproduced in laboratories using microwave radiation and were described in peer-reviewed scientific journals (1, 2, 3).
 
A crop circle formation near Crooled Soley in Berkshire, discovered in August 2002. (Copyright: Steve Alexander/temporarytemples.co.uk)
 
This year’s Summer Exhibition “Exploring the Mystery and Beauty of Crop Circles” can be seen until 31st August 2014 at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. Visitors who want to revisit the Crop Circle Access Centre in the Museum will receive a return ticket. Groups are requested to book in advance.
Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS
Telephone: 01380 727369
Email: hello@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk


Another crop circle for July: Parkers Hill Plantation, nr Cherington, Gloucestershire

 
Published on 28 Jul 2014 By MrGyro FPV
 
A stunning crop circle in filmed on the 27th July 2014. This crop circle has an amazing weave a great ground work. Very interesting to see from the air.


Search continues for those behind UFO street signs

 
By Brittni Smallwood, News 4 Reporter
 
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) – It’s been days since the mysterious alien signs vanished from the streets of East Aurora and no one knows who took them down.
East Aurora Police explained that they have no suspects.
It appears as though the signs are gone without a trace. The same way they showed up.
“I think it’s a high school kid. I hear they were really high end. So that’s something a high school kid may not have been able to afford,” said Allie Hartwick who’s wondering where the signs came from.
“There have been a lot of rumors. I don’t know, “said Gary Grote, the President of the East Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
“I think that people are maybe just trying to pull a prank” added Kayla Baines.
The signs showing UFOs beaming up livestock may be gone, but many still remember the first time they saw them.
“It was weird. I was in the car with my dad going to camp in the morning and I was like ‘Dad look!’,” said Alexa Hausauer of East Aurora.
Kelly Maciejewski, also from East Aurora jokingly said, “I thought they were spaceships coming and we were being prepared. That’s what I thought.”
However some people in town for the annual Reunion Weekend didn’t get a chance to see them but they heard about them.
One woman explained that she’ll try to get to the bottom of this at her reunion.
“I think I’ll be able to talk to a lot of people I graduated with and hear their theories. A lot of people that I graduated with stayed in East Aurora so I’m sure they’ve got plenty of ideas about who’s putting those up,” said Hartwick.

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Alien signs in East Aurora have vanished

 
By Emily Guggenmos, News 4 Reporter
 
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The alien signs that were popping up all over East Aurora have vanished since our story first aired on Monday.
 
 
No one who knows who took them down or put them up. The alien signs that had people talking around East Aurora are just gone.
“They were elusive. They’d appear and then they’d disappear,” said Rick Ohler.
“We usually hear everything and I haven’t heard any word on the street who’s doing it,” said Highway Superintendent Dave Gunner.
While the signs may be gone, the chatter is not.
“We don’t know much about the aliens. We were hoping they’d be here this weekend, but I guess not. I heard they’re gone,” said resident Paula Messner.
The East Aurora class reunion is taking place this weekend so there’s speculation the signs were put up for that.
“I think our class was kind of in to UFOs and aliens and that kind of thing,” said Ellen Soper, who graduated in 1974.
Ohler, who writes for the East Aurora Advertiser, has a pulse on the town. He has his own theories centered on how the village is a chic, cool place to be.
“We are now so popular that actually aliens are coming to see how we do things how we run a community,” said Ohler.
He also has another theory.
“East Aurora has gotten so popular that we are really trying to discourage people from coming here so we put these signs up so you’ll think we’re all nuts.”
Village of East Aurora Mechanic Mike Williams was sent out to remove the signs earlier this week.
“This is the only one we found. I don’t know I think people are looking for them.”
East Aurora Police say they don’t have any leads.
“It is a little bizarre for a small town, especially in East Aurora because everybody seems to know everybody else’s business, but sooner or later we’ll probably get a break on it,” said Lt. Jack Wolff.
At this point, everyone could be a suspect.
“I am not saying. I couldn’t possibly be responsible,” said Ohler.
People are also putting their theories of where the signs came from on our News 4 Facebook page, one of which was that the Flying Saucer Pizza company from Massachusetts was coming to town. We called the pizza joint, who said they are not setting up shop in East Aurora.
 
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Can this UFO sighting be linked to Wiltshire crop circle?

 
By TristanCork
Western Daily Press
 
A woman says she has been left ‘freaked right out’ after she saw a strange light in the sky – then heard that not only had a friend seen it too, and photographed it, but that a mysterious crop circle had been discovered the following morning.
Jo Webb said she and her friend Lisa Willcox were returning home to Malmesbury from an evening trip to Cirencester on the first Monday night of July, when she saw a strange light in the sky.
“I was driving and I spotted a bright orange light in the sky to the right at an angle of about 45 degrees,” she said. “We were driving down the A429 just approaching the Charlton Park Estate and it was away to the south west.
“It looked like something exploding in the sky, really bright and fiery. I was looking at it as best I could, while driving. It wasn’t moving and it was there for a while. I looked at the road, looked back and it just vanished completely,” she added.
 
“It was really weird, and we just didn’t know what it was. But then the weirdest thing happened. A week later I discovered that the morning after we saw that light, a crop circle was discovered in the fields nearby,” she said.
That crop circle has been assessed by crop circle devotees and was discovered in a field to the east of where Jo was when she saw the light. It is located just off Tetbury Lane, the country road that borders the northern side of the Charlton Park Estate. The crop circle is one of very few to have been discovered north of the M4 in north Wiltshire – the vast majority of crop formations happen in the Vale of Pewsey and south Wiltshire.
“I found a Youtube video of the crop circle and posted it on Facebook, and said I had seen a light in the sky that night, and to my amazement, a friend of mine had not only seen the same light that night, but also took a photograph of it,” she said.

“I don’t know what it was, I couldn’t think what it could’ve been. It wasn’t a plane or a helicopter, some people have said it could’ve been a flare, but it didn’t look like one and the picture my friend posted show a defined shape to it. After seeing the crop circle and the photo, I am freaked right out,” she added.
 

UFO Planet Ep 117 - Derrel Sims, Alien Hunter, Interview - Alien Abduction

 
Published on 14 Jul 2014 By Darin Crapo
 
On this epsiode: Darin Crapo interviews Derrel Sims, the Alien Hunter, about alien abductions and related material. Derrel Sims can be located at alienhunter.org.


Reports of UFO over Toronto - flashing lights confound sky-watchers

 
By CTVNews.ca Staff

Speculation is swirling on social media after strange, flashing lights were spotted over north Toronto on Saturday night.
North York residents took to Twitter to report the colourful lights moving in the Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue area. Toronto Police confirmed receiving some calls about the flashing pink, green and white lights spotted in a single diagonal line.
A video of the lights was posted on YouTube Saturday by Sarah Chun, who described what she saw as: "A really bright orbital object...glowing!"

Theories over what the lights could have been included Chinese lanterns, drones, a kite with lights attached, or UFOs.
A North York resident named Alejandro told CTVNews.ca that he saw some kids in a park preparing a kite with a light rig attached on Saturday evening.
"After it got dark, a couple of hours later, I notice a line of lights," he said via email. "(It) looked like a very potent laser pointing vertical to the sky, but it was the kite these people were preparing."
Alejandro, who asked that his last name not be used, said he later saw the lights starting to descend to the ground.



Others speculated that the lights may have been flying lanterns that were released to mark the end of Ramadan.
And a tweet from a Toronto police officer with 32 Division on Saturday night had some speculating whether the light was coming from a "quadcopter"

Officer Craig@PC7634
I've been a police officer for 15 years. Tonight I have a first! My first report of a UFO!! He was serious!

Photo: ‘Geoengineering and UFOs, is there a connection?’ - Christian Nash of Cromer’s UFO watchgroup poses new question

Christian Nash is pictured with his night vision goggles. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY
 
 
The founder of a unidentified flying object (UFO) watchgroup in Cromer is searching for answers after he claimed more than 50 objects appeared in a photograph he took of Norfolk’s skies.
 
Christian Nash, founder Ufo Cromer Watchgroup, is searching for answers after he claimed more than 50 objects appeared in a photograph he took of Norfolk’s skies. Picture: CHRISTIAN NASH 

Christian Nash, of St Mary’s Road, started the group two years ago because of his “interest in the subject for a number of years”.


Since then he claims to have seen a number of unusual things, such as witnessing black triangles - a class of UFOs which have reportedly been observed from the 1940s to the present.
And earlier this month, while observing geoengineering - the production and use of subsurface earth resources - Mr Nash believes he discovered a number of objects within a photograph he took in Thorpe Market on July 8 at around 8.30pm.
“I was photographing chemtrails - the white lines planes leave behind,” he said. “The photo highlights over 50 UFOs surrounding aerosol disbursement.
““Obviously they could be anything. At the end of the day they are UFOs but that does not mean they are aliens.
“I’ve come across people taking pictures of geoengineering before and had other things come up in the pictures. For me, it was coincidence getting that picture and I think there is some sort of connection there, but it is down to people to decide.”

 For more information or to join the group search Facebook for Ufo Cromer Watchgroup.

Spacing Out! Ep. 83 - All aliens go to hell

 
Published on 25 Jul 2014 By Open Minds Production
 
A creationist claims that all aliens will go to hell. Maureen and Jason travel to the 2014 MUFON symposium see interviews with speakers and a special interview with filmmaker Jeremy Corbell. That and other space and UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!


Unexplained formation of lights over Plymouth UK

 
 
Published on 8 Jul 2014 By NashezPlymouth
 
UFO? Strange unexplained light show in Plymouth UK 08/06/2014


Unknown objects caught on video over France

 
Published on 22 Jul 2014 By Le Fantôme Blanc
 
Ovni filmé de mon avion le 13 juillet 2014

Bing translation:  UFO filmed from my plane July 13, 2014


UFO sighting over Lake Havasu City AZ

 
Published on 17 Jul 2014 By blazze2k8
 
UF0 Sighting. approx. 8pm. LG smart phone. 4 eye witness's. R Rated for a few F bombs, by a couple of adult witness's


Kickstarter Project: The Space Less Traveled - Astronaut Ed Mitchell Documentary

 
 
Edgar Mitchell's return from the moon in 1971 was a revelation, setting the course for a lifetime of ceaseless exploration.
"We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians." - Dr. Edgar Mitchell

ABOUT THE MOVIE
The Space Less Traveled is a feature length documentary about Apollo 14 astronaut and sixth man on the moon, Edgar Mitchell, whose three day return flight to Earth in 1971 was a revelation, shaping the rest of his life. The Space Less Traveled shines a light on Ed’s ceaseless exploration since his return, focusing on his work as a scientist, philosopher, author, poet, and humanitarian. With unprecedented access, we’ve spent the last year filming Ed and his closest friends, colleagues, and family. This has culminated in numerous never before heard stories and insights. Ed’s pursuits in the areas of consciousness, healing, sustainability, cosmology, extraterrestrials, and the paranormal have made him an outsider to many, and an icon to others. Previously unknown information about Ed’s days in NASA are revealed, and serve as a launching pad for a lifetime of achievements, from Ed's formation of The Institute of Noetic Sciences, to his current mission of harnessing zero point energy, and everything in between. The Space Less Traveled promises to be an enlightening, fun biopic about one man's ceaseless exploration.
The DVD copy of our movie will include dozens of complete interviews with various fascinating people, along with a commentary track detailing the making of this film.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We have been in production and filming for just over a year and have exhausted our funds. This is where you can help! We have big plans for the next 6 months of production, which includes Ed meeting with someone very special. Your backing will go towards hiring an editor, mixing & mastering, color correction, licensing video, gear, and covering filming expenses. The target we've set is the lowest figure on which we can bring this film to completion. Any additional funding will go towards additional filming, soundtrack licensing, film festivals, distribution, and extra rewards for our backers.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL
If we don't reach our goal then we receive nothing, no rewards will be sent, and you will not be charged. You are only charged if we meet or exceed our goal. We must reach or exceed our goal or this film will not be finished.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO OVER OUR GOAL
We are asking for the bare minimum amount of money we need to finish this film. If we can exceed our goal then we will use those funds to create an even better and more comprehensive documentary. We will be able to use better equipment, travel to more locations, and interview people that we may have not been able to before. In addition to that we will be able to provide higher quality rewards and give back more to you.

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We have dozens of hours of footage with Ed, and dozens more with his friends, family, and colleagues. As production continues it will become increasingly difficult for our editor to put together a movie that is brisk, insightful, funny, and focused. There is a wide range of topics, and a lifetime of tragedies and triumphs, so it will take a skilled editor to do the material justice. To aid in this process we will be editing a rough cut of the movie to serve as a guideline for our eventual editor.

FAQ

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