East Garafraxa, August 28, 2002 © Eugene Lammerding

Does it take more than an open field and a canvas of wheat to create a crop circle?

Are these communications from a civilization in a faraway spiral galaxy or are they tweeks from our ancestors, some ancient civilization trying to get our attention? Are they the language of the Earth, her spirits and a bridge to our future?

What exactly are the “ingredients” for a crop circle? Here in Part II, Part I would like to shine a little light on a small group of things that I think go along with the formation of a crop circle…and some of these things go “bump in the night.”

There are tales of strange balls of light; some small white lights that dance in the sky or fly over the formations, some large orange gaseous balls of light that travel close to the ground, some pencil-thin beams of light that shoot down from the clouds, unusual electrical and animal disturbances are noted around the time of the formations, the inter-connection of power lines, underground aquifers, magnetic disturbances, time displacements, and the occasional beeping ufo. Locations vary, but they are beginning to give us a glimpse of where we’re going with all this. There is a propensity to show up near megalithic sites and ancient burial mounds, and near secure military bases. How is this possible? Where does this form of “intelligence” come from and what is it trying to tell us?

I got a first hand glimpse into the world of magnetic anomalies living in a small town called Orton, Ontario in the mid 1970’s. There I experienced the balls of light, the underground aquifers, the time displacement, electrical and animal disturbances and the beeping ufos.

There I saw a huge field of cattle corn downed for almost as far as the eye could see.

Although I live in Florida now, I go back to Orton as part of a curious pilgrimage every year, looking for clues as to what happened to me, and why I’m so drawn to crop circles and their mystery. Last year we had a triplet formation in the township in which I had lived in Orton, and I spent a portion of my visit there this year interviewing local farmers and meeting up with the farmer who found this triplet formation.

East Garafraxa, August 28, 2002 © Eugene Lammerding

Eugene Lammerding took me to the exact location, which was a scant three miles north of Orton and the place where I lived. I knew then, there was more to Orton than I realized and I had been making my pilgrimage for a reason.

I was uncovering a truth, some knowledge that was yet unknown to me, but one which seems to hold a lot of promise.

Eugene Lammerding © Lindy Tucker, Pure Research

While visiting Eugene, he told me about a man who had come to take soil samples from the formation and that I should contact him. His name is Peter Turrell and he did some chromagraphs of the plant and soil samples at the Orton/East Garafaxa formation. I knew immediately when I saw them, that something special was happening there. You could see it.

Peter mentioned that the energy level in the barley had increased a hundred fold and if we could duplicate this process, we might not need to fertilize any more crops. The brilliance of the colors in the chromagraphs brought a peace to me, for I had seen and felt this energy before.

Chromagraph of Peter Turrell’s barley sample from East Garafaxa © Peter Turrell

It had passed through my hands. A compass would spin in my hand after listening to the unusually loud beeping sound in my backyard, often accompanied by dancing white lights, and I would have sharp glimpses of a more defined reality through my psychic senses. I grew a huge 75 lb. cabbage the summer of my close encounter. I was “in tune” with these forces. There is an ability to forsee things into the future, vivid dreams, deja vu… all things that eventually come to pass.

Since 1975, I have been seeking answers to all the unusual things that had happened to me. I started looking for other cases of beeping ufos and I found them. There were other major areas besides Southern Ontario, and they are well-documented. One area is out in Alberta, one in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon states, especially around the Puget Sound area. There are other isolated cases across the US, but these areas were very active from the 1960’s onward. So active, that the Airforce and the Department of Civil Defense was called in to investigate. Locals were sitting up in trees with flashlights and shotguns. Radio stations all the way to New York City and even the widely read national LOOK magazine were describing the pandemonium these “beeping” sounds were producing. The caption from LOOK was “Happening at Hoogdal: An Unidentified Beeping Object”- “but what happened there the week of May 8, 1967 was mayhem. It was mass re-action, possibly the nations’ first, to what many feel was a month long visit by a guest from outer space.” A local paper went further suggesting that “anyone with a road side stand selling little Beep-Beep dolls could have made a fortune.”

Although the Airforce funded the now famous Condon Report (Project Blue Book), their attempts at solving the beeping mystery seemed to end when a local farmer shot into some trees and felled a six inch Saw Whet owl. I personally can discredit their findings because I have done a more labor-intensive investigation into all of these ufo reports and locations and came up with eight other tape recordings (besides my own) of these beeping sounds that were recorded during these ufo flaps. These beeping sounds were heard over AM, FM, longwave, shortwave, CB and car radios.

I have Airforce reports from the “Survivors of the Beep Beep,” with handwritten drawings of the same ufo that I saw, even the same dimensions. I also have tape-recorded eye witness accounts. The beeping was so prevalent in Southern Alberta in the 1960’s that a group of dedicated ufo researchers put together an LP (that’s long playing album for you younger folks) with many interviews with local residents who encountered these beeping ufos.

So why do I think these have anything to do with crop circles, besides the two that appeared in Orton 27 years apart? Because I started mapping out all the beeping ufo locations on an atlas, and Colin Andrews (the world’s leading crop circle researcher) gave me all the locations of the North American crop circle sites and I transposed them on my beeping ufo locations.

What I found was a direct correlation with all these areas, both phenomena were happening in the same locations, all within a 100 mile radius of each other.

In Part III, I’ll get into these locations at length, and show the results of the sound analysis of the beeping sounds compared to the saw-whet owl. Then, you too, can follow these sounds and these crop circle locations with me, and make your own analysis of this developing situation.

Lindy Tucker is the founder of Pure Research and a long-time researcher of crop circles and other unexplained phenomena

Crop circles are popping up everywhere across the world. Some are in places they’ve never been seen before, but here in Canada there has been a sprinkling of them for over 50 years, mostly on the prairies where there has been an abundance of wheat.

I grew up in Southern Ontario and lived in a small farming community about 75 miles northwest of Toronto just outside of Orangeville during the 1970’s. It was there I experienced what appears to be some of the ingredients it takes to produce a crop circle. Besides the lush growth that it takes to produce these circles in wheat, canola, rye or corn, circles seem to be accompanied by animal disturbances, balls of light, beams of light, underground aquifers, and (if you’re lucky enough) unusual aerial phenomena such as an unidentified flying object.

I lived in a town called Orton, which was two miles south of Marsville. After experiencing unusual events while living there, I wondered who names the towns… and why, let alone, when!

Living there was like living in the Twilight Zone, but it was okay… you were somewhere between Orton and Marsville. Ten years after moving out of the area, a fellow who had lived in Marsville, wrote the editor of the Toronto Star and asked if anyone in Orton had seen anything unusual during the 70’s, because he had too. After talking with him on the phone, I knew he had seen what my neighbours and I were experiencing, for he had seen it too. After all those years he was still curious.

Anyway, that whole area of Southern Ontario is ripe with crop circles: Georgetown, East Garafaxa, Ballinafad, Kitchener, Schomberg, Newmarket, Mt. Pleasant, Hagerville, Delhi, Lake Scugog, Peterborough, Frankford, Orillia, etc. Also, randomly downed areas are becoming commonplace to my old stomping ground.


Whenever I return to that area to visit family and friends (which is usually once a year), I notice that ufo sightings and crop circles increase. There is a special “feeling” in the air, a different type of energy that I can feel. It follows me around. The same day last year I spotted a huge area of downed wheat on the Orton Road coming off Hwy. 9, was the same day that huge crop circle appeared in Georgetown, Ontario… July 22nd. Something was in the air… I could feel it.

I drove through Georgetown on my way to the airport that day.

I remember my life in Orton and the energy I experienced there. At times, even the animals would re-act with the feel of electricity in the air. Neighbours would also watch the dancing lights and a few were privy to a close encounter with a hovering disc accompanied by this unusual beeping sound that would come from the woods. I also remember being “followed” by lights for miles both leaving and returning to, that area. If I stopped and got out, it would stop.

If I turned right, it would turn right. I often felt like I should know what they were or what they wanted. A couple of times, I saw basketball-shaped orange gaseous balls of light moving barely above the ground towards me in my backyard, and I would stop silently and not move an inch. They seemed to be sentient. Amazing.

All these events heightened my senses. I seemed to be able to tap into some type of universal energy, maybe what the ancients called the plant elementals. I always had a green thumb, but the summer of my close encounter, I grew a 75-pound cabbage!

The 75-pound cabbage! © Lindy Tucker, Pure Research

In retrospect, I think it had something to do with being aware of these energies and watching them watching me. Start to look, and listen…

I remember walking into a large corn field behind our house during the summer of my close encounter, only to find all the corn stalks pushed over as far as the eye could see.” I wondered what could do this much damage?” I asked. We had had no storms, and no cattle were anywhere near these fields to stomp it down. In retrospect 25 years later; I wish I knew then, what I know now. I would have taken pictures, collected samples, and called in some biologists from York University.

The origins of the Speed River spring out of that property in Orton (now part of the Bruce Trail). I used to go sit back in there and listen to the creek as it bubbled out of the ground.

It was from that area that you could see white balls of light at night. I remember hopping in my car and driving up the hill on Orton Road and looking down at the town, you could see these balls of light floating around. What they are, I don’t really know, but I recently captured one in a photograph at another creek bed in North Carolina. Are these “elementals” coming closer to us?

Orton Road © Lindy Tucker, Pure Research

Anyway, in Part II, I’ll expand on my search for the elusive beeping ufos, which I’ve made a concerted effort to find as many cases as possible since then. Not only have I found many more like it, but they come along with crop circles. Stay tuned.

Lindy Tucker is the founder of Pure Research and a long-time researcher of crop circles and other unexplained phenomena

The Embassy Suites hotel in Tempe, Arizona © Paul Anderson, CCCRN

Kudos to Chet Snow and his team! They successfully pulled off the first North American conference to focus exclusively on the crop circle phenomenon.

Over 280 registrants gathered at the excellent Embassy Suites in sunny Tempe, Arizona on the weekend of November 22 to 24 for “Signs of Destiny: Crop Circles and Sacred Geometry”. Conference organizer, Chet Snow (www.chetsnow.com), brought together a stellar speaker list of renowned “croppie” names from around the world, as well as a few new faces.

Friday evening began with the inspirational melodies of harpist Ani Williams followed by Drunvalo Melchizadek’s presentation: a gripping account of his search for the meaning behind the crop circles. It was one that several years earlier had compelled him to journey to Stonehenge where he had a personal experience with Merlin.

The conference continued early the next morning with Colin Andrews discussing the early days of the crop circle phenomenon. Far from rehashing old news, Andrews captivatingly relayed his own personal experiences of what he called the ‘uncontaminated’ period of the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s. Andrews spoke of ‘Operation Blackbird’ and stressed that, to this day, he would still like to find out to the video tape that mysteriously disappeared from the ‘yellow camera’ (curiously, Andrews said that the military has recently contacted him again about crop circles). He feels that interaction is undoubtedly affiliated with this phenomenon. Could it perhaps be an experiment in human consciousness and, if so, who or what is doing it? Andrews said we should each ask ourselves,”Who am I and where is this taking me?”, while passionately reminding us of the current ‘critical year of D and D’. That’s not ‘D and D’ as in ‘Doug and Dave’ but rather ‘denial and deception’. In closing, Andrews said, “The future of our planet is what we are thinking.”

In contrast, Linda Moulton Howe’s presentation detailed unexplained lights and crop circles using information gathered from her recent visit with engineer Erling Strand in Hesstalen, Norway. Mysterious lights had been reported in the area for years and Strand’s research, the focus of a future Discovery Channel documentary, included constant video surveillance to capture these flashing balls of light (BOL’s) that appear anywhere from a fraction of a second to up to two hours. At the beginning of the experiment, researchers were almost convinced that these were ‘thermal plasmas of unknown origin’ but the data proved otherwise. The BOL’s were found to actually be spheres clustered around a common centre, constantly changing shape and often ‘ejecting’ smaller balls of light. It’s still unknown why the BOL’s eject spheres but whatever the cause (perhaps linked to the minerals of the geographic area?), a central force of unknown origin is created. These BOL’s seem to be self-heating (potential source of new energy for mankind?), are sometimes seen on radar but not with the naked eye (as well as vice-versa!). They have also been know to interact with humans. Interestingly, BOL’s associated with crop circles act similarly and it is thought that magnetic distortions and the electrostatic field of formations may cause the ‘translucent sphere’ type of BOL. Howe recounted the Teton crop circle (www.alanmeyer.com) where countless orbs appeared on the video and camera film but not to the naked eye, although one teenager indicated that she experienced seeing ‘flashes’ of light.

Paul Anderson of the Canadian Crop Circle Research Network then gave a fascinating presentation of the Canadian crop circle scene with formations eerily reminiscent of the UK’s ‘early days’. Keep an eye on his website, www.cccrn.ca, to see if these interesting crop circles evolve in seasons to come.

After a break, whereby the audience could browse the fascinating foyer exhibition area, we were treated to the Crop Circle Connector’s beautiful video of the latest UK formations. The video, “Out in the Fields 2002” is available through Stuart Dike and Mark Fussell’s wonderful website www.cropcircleconnector.com and is a must-buy for any croppie.

The next speaker, Nancy Talbott of BLT Research Inc., then walked us through the latest scientific observations. One fact often overlooked by many croppies, is that lodging, or randomly-downed crops with a very chaotic lay exhibit many of the same plant changes found in complex glyphs. Talbott’s talk elaborated on much of the new evidence from her excellent website (www.bltresearch.com) and her account of actually witnessing a crop circle being made held the audience spellbound.

Native American Rod Bearcloud then took the conference in a different direction and spoke of the ancient Native symbols found in many crop circles. The idea of a ‘Star Nation’ is common to many indigenous peoples and, as Bearcloud said, they may now be helping us to become more open to their wisdom.

The final speaker of the evening was John Anthony West who gave a engaging and very interesting presentation, “The Great Sphinx and the Quest to Rewrite History”, based on his world-famous research into the Sphinx and ancient Egyptian symbolism.

On Sunday, Steve Purkaple, a croppie from Illinois (and one who creates interesting 3-D representations of many crop circles), spoke of his experiments with growing crop circle seeds. Purkaple said that by 2012 we will have more people on earth than wheat to feed them and that the ‘super seeds’ of crop circles may be an obvious solution.

Francine Blake of the Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group then spoke on her area’s recent summer of amazing glyphs, followed by Andreas Mueller’s description of the ‘free-hand’, organic style of the German formations. One of the highlights of the conference was a brief but electrifying debate of the controversial Crabwood Alien formation spurred on by Blake and Mueller’s respectful but diverging opinions.

Barbara Lamb then spoke of the spiritual aspect of this phenomenon as detailed in her new book, Crop Circles Revealed: Language and Light Symbols. Co-authored with channel Judith Moore, the book looks at crop circles (even the man-made ones) as part of a formula to help heal and evolve our world as well as humanity as a whole.

Sunday also included another must-buy video, William Gazecki’s documentary “Crop Circles: Quest for Truth”. The movie was shown in its entirety to conference members and again later that evening to interested members of the community – a great idea and one that demonstrates how important it is to bring the whole phenomenon to the general public.

All in all, if Chet Snow’s first North American Crop Circle Conference is any indication, start saving your travel money. The next one (possibly in California during the winter of 2003 / 2004) will definitely be worth the trip!