Crop Circle Ingredients: Part I

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

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