Crop Circles 2016: What You Might Have Missed #18

As I previously predicted, Robbert van den Broeke has had to up the ante to keep himself in everyone’s crosshair, I mean keep himself relevant, by releasing a video which is claimed to show a ball of light create a small crop circle. It’s pretty pathetic and very obviously faked (as you can see below), but I look forward to the squid-like aliens arriving to put us out of our misery and show how a large crop circle is created, perfectly in time for Robbert to video it, and deliver more of their limbs for a nice calimari recipe.

The Mothership formation has got a lot of people very excited, and this page has a nice 3d model which you can rotate etc

What has been equally fantastic is how some webpages don’t want to mention what Mothership promote (bongs etc). Temporary Temples state that Mothership make “hand blown glass” products. Which is technically correct, as I guess no-one wants to state that Mothership make drugs paraphernalia and the aliens are helping to promote it.

Colin Andrews has been savaged for daring to suggest that this formation could be just a marketing ploy. At least he did some research. At least he asked some questions. So, while Colin is clearing out his inbox of the “you are a CIA informant” messages, let’s have another look at the wonder that is the Mothership formation with this wonderful drone footage.

Way back in the crop circle day, there was a guy called George Vernon, who not only claimed he had created some of the most well-known crop circles but also claimed he was abducted by the occupants of a Black triangular craft. Unfortunately, George (who also claimed his name was Merlin) has got himself in a spot of bother and is now doing time for racially abusing his neighbour.

The following web-page highlights some of the craziness that followed Merlin around, or he instigated himself, or whatever… The whole page gives a timely reminder how crazy the crop-circle scene was in the 1990s. The original article appeared in UFO Reality Magazine.

Crop Circle 2016: Ansty, Nr Salisbury, Wiltshire


Before we go any further, let me just acknowledge that this is an amazing piece of art. Truly amazing. However, it similarity to the Mothership logo (see below) should have been an indication as to the origin of this formation.


However, there is a minority within the crop circle world who are claiming this is the real deal, genuine paranormal phenomena. Now, for the uninitiated, Mothership make bongs. Lot’s of people are saying they make glass. No, they make bongs out of glass. Let’s not dress this up. Secondly, I am pretty confident that if Nike plonked their logo in a field, no matter how freaking big, the crop circle community would harrumph and move on. But hey, this logo looks a little alien and the company is called “Mothership”, so it must be genuine! Again, this is a great piece of art, do not for a moment think I am belittling the effort and skill involved, I am not, this is an awesome piece of art.

Colin Andrews made a statement that he believed this was a man-made design. He pointed out that the farmers cover story was eerily similar to that of the farmer who had the nVidia crop circle appear on his land a few years back (Even when Rob Irving and Co announced they made it, and with photo’s to boot, some within the crop circle community still couldn’t accept it). Yet despite Colin’s reasoned logic, some people are still struggling to accept that this is man-made. Oh, yeah, the evidence it was made by aliens? Well, it looks too good to have been made by humans, apparently. That’s it, end of argument. Oh, some people said the vibes in the circle were awesome. Yeah, that should clinch it.

Crop Circle Connector posted the following statement on their site:

ansty statement

Which I find a really curious statement to make. Normally CCC will say very little about a crop circle. Maybe a nerve was touched, maybe a friend of a friend’s nose was out of joint, maybe someone couldn’t handle a finger being pointed in their direction, but basically it’s a statement that says ‘please just enjoy the pretty pictures and but don’t look too closely at the story behind it.’

Anyway, Mothership bong manufacturers are enjoying the limelight and are trending on social media. The Daily Mail printed a story about it (my editorial policy usually stops me posting their links) as did the HuffPo. The circles’s arrival was perfect as we’ve entered into what is traditionally known as ‘silly season’ where newspapers have pages and pages to fill, and this will do nicely. It’s almost as if someone, somewhere understands marketing.

The positive attributes that the CCC talk about is that irrespective of what the background story is, you can go along to this formation, pay £5 to get in, and your £5 goes to a worthwhile cause, and you’ll get a free beverage. Happy days!

In the end, as Colin Andrews can testify, people will believe what they feel irrespective of what information you present them. So, while you’re sat in this circle getting excited about ‘the vibes’, maybe have a think who is pushing your buttons and start looking for the story behind the story. It’s a worthwhile journey, wherever you end up.

More photo’s can be found here