Some time before I drove off to England, I was caught by a report of a formation around a tree at the airport of Bournemouth. The report was done at cropcircleconnector.com under section “UK rumours”. During my crop circle vacation I kept an eye on this item because I expected more information about this circle would appear. This didn’t happen for a long time so than I decided to go there myself.
At my arrival that afternoon the 6th of august, the crop, to my disappointment, was already harvested. As far as I could see, it had happened recently, but nevertheless a pity of course.
As I went towards the tree, a lot of crows flew away and I discovered that there were clearly remains of the formation in exit. At first glance, an obvious geometrical pattern I couldn’t recognize, but without doubt this was not a case of wind damage.
There were mainly planes of upright brown stubbles and green planes made of fresh growing grass. The grassy ones showed remains of lay.
After having taken pictures, I decided to try to draw a survey. I was for about 15 minutes in this formation now but I began to feel shaky in my whole body. It surprised me, while the other formations that I visited here in England didn’t cause such a strong effect on me, plus this one was already old and mown. Only the formations at Bosschenhoofd (Woodshead) from the Netherlands had a comparable physical effect on me. This, according to me, could hardly be anything else than a formation from a supernatural source.
While I was making the drawing, there was a voice of thought in my mind that gave me the term “binocular” as some sort of hint. Hmmm. Next, I saw how a security guard was trying to climb over the entanglement. He failed but I understood I had to hurry up in order to finish my survey. By making big steps I took some rough sizes. More security man appeared… They were debating at the barrier. I kept on researching as if I didn’t notice them. I climbed in the old oak to take more pictures and make video shots. When I came out, the officers had slinked off. After all, who sets entanglement for somebody else will get tangled himself, not?
The moment came that having become disoriented, I couldn’t stay any longer in this formation. I held this inspection for done and asked around at the airport if somebody could have taken pictures of this thing when it was intact. At the service bar I got send on to somebody named Gary Ellson of a helicopter department. With this person I would have the best chance if it hadn’t become 5 o’clock.
All right, the next day I found him and in return for my unusual question he told me that, in fact, he would have taken a picture of it, if it hadn’t been so obvious that it was done by somebody to catch attention so near to the airport. His saying sure sounded reasonable, but was it also 100% waterproof it was a hoax? Not at all to my opinion. I started bluffing around about being a researcher that specially came from Holland to investigate this case and that sort of blabla. Somehow, he must have felt uncomfortable about the fact he hadn’t taken these shots I guess, because at the moment of my leaving, he called me back and said; “You have a moment? Maybe I can mean something for you after all…”
Although that moment became almost a whole afternoon because of bad weather conditions, I was very pleased to jump into the RAVEN 44 helicopter to take off for a free flight above the object of research! Hurrah! Aerial photographs in the end! Once again, many thanks to pilots Gary Ellson and Ollie Pennington for this valuable gesture.
To my disappointment, my efforts to lift this formation up, out of the rumour sphere, did not lead to much result. At least not for as far as the leading crop circle connector is concerned. Therefore, I can’t resist to make some critical notes in the direction of what I call the crop circle community. Just for constructive reasons.
- As a relative novice, it stroke me how easily 4 or 5 or even more aerial photographers would handle just a single formation, while pictures of other formations, mostly just outside the epicentre of “where it all happens” would be left without. What a shame! Ever since it is known that many of the formations seem to respond to the human mind, even on a more personal level, it seems to me the more for granted to serve the phenomenon. My big request to all involved aerial photographers is therefore, if you could organize your works in such a way that also the “outside” formations won’t get omitted. Please, understand me well, I highly appreciate your efforts. Its only kind of painful to see that interesting formations are left without a clear survey.
2. The same kind of thing counts for the research on the ground of course. Now that I’ve been the only person that took a closer look at this formation, it has become possible for the editors of crop circle connector to interpret this historic unicum as storm damage (!!!) and leave it in the margin of rumour. Jeeh, that for such a site! With sure respect, I don’t understand it at all. So croppies, researchers, augurs and others, please visit also the formations at other districts and don’t forget to report your findings. Who knows what the circle spirit has in store for you…!
Back on Dutch home ground, I took the opportunity to reconstruct the formation. At first with the help of the aerial pictures. I stretched them towards real circles. Next, I tried to discover the original geometry. I had never done this before, so it wasn’t an easy thing to do for me, but I’m proud of the result. I can say that the pattern is definitely based on the flower of life, (in which the Kabbala-tree…) but progressing the drawing, I had to use complicated and difficult to understand steps. I wonder if the difficulty has to do with the stretching of the original images, or not.
Now that the end result is intriguing, I mainly see the story of the tree in it. It is as if the slow but steady growth is expressed. A growth that is only possible by flexibility and that has lead to what the tree now is. A powerful giant, a true centre point of consideration. Or, how nature can inspire our own growth.
Randell, meaning of crop circles
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