Smokstreet, Etten Leur,
Recovered formation in Maize.
By means of exception, I won’t go into the possible meaning of the formations design, as it seems not very significant. The reason I inform about the formation is because of its unique quality of recovering from being flattened at ground level.
In the night of July 15 to 16th, Robbert van den Broeke was guided to find three crop formations. One of the formations was in maize. When found, it occurred a completely flattened circle. Pictures and measurements were taken. Already three days after the report, the stems had, according to the RvdB source, grown back up. This had never happened before with a formation in maize and is therefore a unique event in the crop circle history.
It was only the second of August that I found myself able to visit the formation. Although I feared that after approximate two weeks, it would have become impossible to find it, it turned out it didn’t. When I found the field, I parked my car in front of its entrance, climbed on the roof, and there I immediately saw the “hole” in front of me.
The appearance of “the hole” turned out in fact a shadow formed by the difference in height of the maize-plants. The recovered plants were about 30 centimetres lower at the top due to the curvature they had made in their growing process.
When approaching the formation with sight close to the ground, it would distinct itself from its surrounding by the chaotic impression of stems and leaves covering the earth as if it was a “normal” maize formation.
Then, standing at the edge of the formation, it became clear that the uppermost of the plants had lifted themselves up in a rather elegant way. Beautiful curved stems contrasted with the straight vertical stems of plants outside the formation.
All the stems were perfectly flattened at ground level.
At the centre of the formation, there was one standing plant erecting up in a straight fashion… At the time of my visit I presumed it hadn’t been flattened before, but on the Robbert van den Broeke pictures I haven’t seen a standing plant anywhere in the whole formation!
This formation has all the indicators of being formed by an authentic paranormal phenomenon. Only a recorded registration of producing a similar effect can add weight to opinions that ignore the paranormal aspect involved.
It is known that storm damage to corn doesn’t have to be fatal when the circumstances are right, such as when the plants are still young or the soil is wet or loose enough. In this case, the plants were already up to two metres or more, when they fell.
Not much damage at all could be found. The uppermost of the plants looked very strong and healthy. However a few exceptions I did find. There were two corn-cobs half eaten by presumably rabbits.
Another plant struggled hard to stay alive as can be noticed by the amount of brownish/yellow leaves.
And one plant had died, while it was taken beside, in a death street. By the size of it, I can only assume it was taken out of the ground at, or short after the creation of the formation. The sight of it struck me as extremely sinister.
Also an interesting feature I thought, was a heavily crushed plant that didn’t seem to suffer a lot. Although about 90% of the stem was cut through, no signs of difficulty was there in recovering as all the others…
…the secret was in the making of some new roots.
While working on this page and considering the swirl of pressure that must have hit the plants, it suddenly occurred to me that maybe Wiltshire’s Forest Hill formation of this year, could well refer to this power. After all, this formation near Marlborough was reported the same day. I imagine that this swirling power has to carefully build up while rotating, meanwhile pushing the stems down, and than consequently release its pressure in a fading manner by lack of resistance.
Randell, meaning of crop circles