A perfectly round formation.
© Photo: Per Olve Tobiassen
The circle ▲ was found
in the middle of the river
Gravdøla, and seems to
have formed in very fast
Just as we thought the circle seeson 2005 to be over,
we received the message that a wonderful ice circle
had been found near KONGSBERG - on DECEMBER 18th!
What a christmas gift! The beautiful photos to the left
speak for themselves...
Per Olve Tobiassen and his partner Anne Rygaard dis-
covered the formation as they were taking a walk at the
foot of the Skrim Mountains near the town of Kongsberg.
They spotted the formation thanks to their two year old
son, Magnus, who became fascinated by the river that
floated under the road. The circle of ice was easily seen
from the road, where the photos were taken.
According to Tobiassen, the ice floe was 100% circular.
Seemingly, the formation had formed in very fast
streaming water. It was found early in the day, when the
temperature was about minus 14 degrees Celsius. This
cold weather had lasted only a couple of days.
"One might wonder how such a thing has formed",
Tobiassen says. The River Gravdøla joins with the Kjørstad
River some hundred yards further down, and then pours
out into the larger river, Numedalslågen.
More info to be found at the link in the left menue to the
left at Norwegian Ice- & Snow cirkles, and at the link
Des. 9th 2005
Sudbury, Ontario, Des 9th, 2005
© Photo: The Canadian Crop
Circle Research Network
Ice circle in Canada
On the 9th of December 2005 the ice circle to the left was
found near Sudbury, Ontario, in snow-covered creek ice.
The seemingly perfectly circlular formation is approx.
12-18 metres (40-60 feet) in diameter, with a 2.5-5 centi-
metre (1-2 inch) deep 'V'-shaped groove in the ice defining
the circle's perimeter. There is another possible groove a
few inches inside of the outer groove.
The circle is in a bend of the creek. According to Paul
Anderson at the Canadian Crop Circle Research Network it
might be possible that this is a type of ice ring that has
formed from a swirling eddy, as is believed to be the cause
of most such formations (with more diffuse edges). Yet the
sharp, incised edge is more difficult to explain, and in this
regard is similar to the ice circle at Delta, Ontario in 2000.
(see Related phenomena). A strong, unpleasant smell
had been reported a few weeks previously in the area.
Source: The Canadian Crop Circle Research Network - CCCRN
Article: Rings of ice,
© Fortean Times
What do we really
about ice circles?
As far as we know, very little has been published about
the mysterious phenomena referred to as ice circles.
However, the German crop circle researcher Andreas
Müller lately came across an old, but in many aspects
(still) interesting article, published in the magazine
Fortean Times in 1994:
"The article explores the famous ice-disc-circles and
finds a natural explanation that seems quite reason-
able and matching many such cases. Still the article
does not take a debunking or sceptic approach, but in
an honest way investigates at least those ice circle
that have the described characteristics.
It does not cover those cases were more complex
geometry has been displayed, or where none of the
natural characteristics of whirls and whirlpools have
been present, - but the article has the honesty to admit
this. It also discusses other cases (like the Rosenfield
discovery and the MIT circles and pattern on the
Charles river)", Andreas says.
Clearly the article does not discuss formations like the
ice pictogram found at Snåsa (Norway) or the Mary-
land-pictogram in the United States. However, the
Norwegian Crop Circle Group sees the article as an
important peace of "ice circle history", and as such, of
interest to our readers.
A Xerox-copy of the article, as a high resolution pdf-file
is presented here.
Source: "Fortean Times" magazine, Rings of Ice, nbr. 74, 1994, page 22-27.
© Colin Andrews has been
doing research on the crop
circles phenomenon for several
decades. Collaborating with the
authorities, he states that he
has acted as an adviser to
the prime minister Margaret
Thatcher, the British Royal
family, Lawrence Rockefeller,
research institutes all over the
world, and many others.
He planned and led the
"Operation White Craw" in 1989
and the "Operation Blackbird"
A new film, Circular Evidence,
is said to be under production,
using Andrews life to "hang
the story on".
At October 15th, 2005,
Colin Andrews revealed
what the authorities
denied him to tell
during the "Operastion
Blackbird" in July 1990.
Operation Blackbird lasted
10 days, and the aim of the
project was to try to film
a crop circle as it occured
(as people repported to have
seen that happen in this aerea).
The project included extensive surveillance of the chosen
The operation was
carried out in colla-
boration with the
reveals the truth about
"Operation Blackbird "
back in 1990
Colin Andrews making head lines - again! This autumn
the well-known, and, to many disputed, crop circle
researcher has surprised the media and crop circle
community in unexpected ways....
REVEALING OF "OPERATION BLACKBIRD"
At the end of August 2005, the message came that
Andrews was going to reveal the proper truth of what
really happened on in July 1990, during the 10 days
surveillance project of crop circles fields (in collabo-
ration with the British Army), - known as "Operation
Blackbird". He stated his reason was this.
The disclosure took place at The Bay Area UFO Expo
in California at October 15th, 2005.
AMONG THE SECRETS REVEALED WERE:
- a classic horse mutilation taking place within feet of
the control caravan
- a "D" notice* issued by the British Ministry of Defense
to stop all media transmissions from the site
- a separate secret army operation where real crop
- a ufo was filmed
- and even a simple formation was forming in front of the
- and much more
Material was shown, that has never been seen before in
public. A CD-Rom containing all the graphics and photo-
graphs from the presentation can be ordered from Colin
* Andrews points out that The British Department of Defence has right
to impose the media silence when the National security is considered
threatened. This order is called a D-notice. This notice no longer exits,
he says, but corresponding orders may be given.
RESEARCH MATERIAL BY AUCTION
Then the message came, that all of the research
material (35.000 photos and video footage!) from
Colin's 22 years of research, from 1983-2004, were to
be sold by auction after the disclosure - the price
starting at US $500.000,00, later reduced to
250.000,00. (Whether the collection has actually been
sold, is unknown to us, but a table of contents, and
photos of the collection is to be seen at the E-bay -
it's worth a look).
In September Colin Andrews went public, and when
interviewed at the Hilly Rose Show the 4th, he openly
told what really had been taking place back in 1990.
At the same time he did several interviews with diffe-
rent magazines, e.g. French and Chinese journals.
Suddenly full openness, after 15 years of secrecy...!
According to Andrews, a new film is under production,
this time from the hand of Wood Dickinson in Renegade
Pictures. The name of the film is said to be "Circular
Evidence", named after Andrews/Delgado's first book
in 1989. The progress may be followed at:
CONKLUSION AFTER 22 YEARS OF RESEARCH
Andrews is convinced that an intelligence is behind the
crop circle phenomenon: "Universal energy interactions
may be at work, and the interface between two dimen-
sions register spectacular patterns of great meaning
and such depth as man can yet imagine."
Sources: David Kingston's many newsletters, E-bay, Andrew's website,
several press-/web articles, e.g. Daily Express UK, Swirled News UK.
New Haven Reg.com USA.
Silbury Hill, July 9th, 2005
© Photo: Eva-Marie Brekkestø
East Field, July 3re, 2005
© Photo: Eva-Marie Brekkestø
Aldbourne 1, July 24th, 2005
© Photo: Steve Alexander
Savernake Forest, July 23rd, 05
© Photo: Steve Alexander
Eva-Marie and Guro Parvanova
by the marvelous
Garsington 2, July 24th, 2005
(see descriptions further down)
© Photo: Axel Kayser
VISIT TO ENGLAND
The Summer 2005
During the 2005 season, several Norwegian parties
visited the crop circle Mekka in England, to observe the
wonderful phenomenon up close. The crop circles, for
reasons unknown, seem to favour the fields of southern
Here, in Wiltshire and the neighbouring counties, crop
formations arrive on a daily basis - more than 70 during
the 2005 season. One of these parties, made up by Eva-
Marie Brekkestø and her friends, were at the scene for
more than three weeks, at the end of July and at the
beginning of August.
Many beautiful formations formed in the area during
these 25 days, and their network of crop circle friends
In case you’re not aware of it: A visit to a Wiltshire crop
circles is a certain way to make new friends.
DRAINED BATTERIES & MORE
Exiting things happened related to many of the circles
this year. Batteries were drained in several formations,
eye witnesses reported that formations had formed in
little more than an hour, and jaw dropping three dimen-
sional floor lays were found. All these experiences made
strong impressions on the Norwegian researchers.
Eva-Marie Brekkestø reports: "As usually, rumours went
around that hoaxers were at work. But one cannot say
that there was a direct disinformation campaign, like the
one we saw in 2004. We decided early on not to let these
rumours of hoaxing, take away our focus on enjoying the
diversity the circles offered, both regarding the floor lay
and the designs.
Already the first day, on July the 9th, as I was driving from
Heathrow on the way to the cottage in Avebury, I spotted
a crop circle that had not been there the previous day.
The first thing I do every year, when I arrive in Wiltshire,
is to climb Silbury Hill to take in the magic of the
This time I didn’t even get to the Silbury Hill parking,
before I spotted the brand new circle decorating the field
next to the hill!"
REPORT & MORE PHOTOS HERE!
Is it real?
National Geographic jumps to easy conclusions
says Nancy Talbott,
BLT Research Team Inc., USA
JUMPS TO CONCLUSIONS...?
The Norwegian TV-producer Terje Toftenes retorts to
ill-founded assertions, that crop circles are nothing but
the results of human activity in the TV-documentary
"IS IT REAL?" - a series that has been shown on
National Geograpic Channel here in Norway for several
He says the programme does exactly what the producers
accuse the crop circle enthusiasts of doing: It jumps to
easy conclusions: "The programme concludes that be-
cause it's proven that it's possible for humans to make
crop circles, all formations are man made". (Wrong!).
He states that the programme begins in an honest way, pre-
senting the facts about the crop circle phenomenon. In the
second part of the programme, however, when it all is to be
"revealed", the things totally fall apart. Toftenes points to
the fact that the producer has interviewed sceptics and
amateurs only. He also emphasizes that a demonstration of
how humans can flatten a crop circle mechanically, does not
rule out the existence of a parallel genuine phenomenon.
The most aggravating is, however, the way the programme
treats the phenomenon of balls of light: This, now very well
documented phenomenon (filmed, and observed by hundreds
of people during the last 10 years, sometimes at a very high
and increasing speed) is being rejected as plastic bags on a
string, or flower seeds in the wind, - or at the best, as com-
puter animation! The complete absence of any form of scien-
tific documentation to back the views presented, is striking.
Terje Toftenes also thinks it is evident that the producer deli-
berately intends to misinform the viewers about the origin of
the disputed "Oliver castle" footage, a footage that no profes-
sional animation expert has dared to declare a forgery.
Toftenes explains in detail how the TV documentary tries to
mislead, and he supplies the important information backing the
theory that the footage is genuine, information completely left
out by the porducers of the programme.
"The media know very well that most people fear the unknown.
Many people therefore choose to believe in rational expla-
nations. When National Geographic plays on this fear, it has
severe consequences - because the public is used to think of
this channel as highly serious", he says.
Read THE COMMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY here! (unfortunately
in Norwegian only, but will be translated as soon as capacity
THE BLT RESEARCH TEAM IN ARMOUR!
The president of the BLT Research, Nancy Talbott, was
interviewed - several times! - in connection with this film
(that in the States and UK carried the name "Beyond the
Mystery"). The interviews lasted up to 3 hours (!), scien-
tific evidence was presented in an objective and profes-
sional manner, and the interviews were all filmed by the
National Geographic Channel.
Still, there’s hardly any reference to thorough material in
the documentary...! Neither are any other scientists inter-
viewed. It seems the resources have instead only been
invested on interviewing and filming persons who
mechanically flatten crop (in broad daylight).
As a reaction to this deliberate omission of scientific data
in the film, NANCY TALBOTT has issued a statement. This
has been distributed to the crop circle community, and is
published on Swirled News, the english web-site for crop
We recommend (and encourage!) everybody to read her
STATEMENT that demonstrates in detail how the media, go
about to present disinformation - if that's what they want.
If you are among the many that were provoked by the pro-
gramme and would like to give your opinion to the channel,
you can find links to National Geographic in the statement.
July 15th 2005
© Photo Axel Kayser 24.07.05
© Photo Axel Kayser 24.07.05
© Photo Axel Kayser 24.07.05
© Photo Axel Kayser 24.07.05
Click for more enlargements!
Last photo: Aug. 9th 2005
© Photo Andrew King
First photo ever: July 15th
(Photo above turned
compared to the original,
for better comparishisment)
© Photo Andrew King
The wonderful formation of
On July 15ht a very special crop formation was
discovered at Garsington, Oxfordshire.
From the air, the formation didn't seem to be among the
most impressive ones. The pilot, however, pointed out
that the formation appeared to have a very interesting
Curious to inspect this floor lay, Eva-Marie Brekkestø and
two friends, drove from Wiltshire to Oxfordshire on the
24th of July, to visit the formation. The wonderful sight that
met her in the field can be seen in the photos to the left!
She informed David Kingston’s news network in this way:
What we found on the ground (after 2 hours of searching
for the circle) was the most amazing lay I have ever seen
in a crop circle!!
Unfortunately it rained heavily on Monday the 25th, and
other crop circle researchers who visited the formations
in the following days reported that a lot of the details on
the ground had collapsed.
Eva–Marie also ascertained that the formation must have
developed between the time the first aerial was taken
(the 15th of July) and the day she visited it. The aerial from
the 15th only showed two thirds of the formation.
The ground shots from the 24th show additional circles
with thick spirals of downed crop, several new grape shots
and other details that were not there the 15th. One of the
circles had also increased in size.
We recommend that you take a look at
Cropcircleconnector.com, where you’ll find a variety of
photos taken from the ground and the air, along with a
report explaining what they show.
◄ The 9th of August Andrew King went flying again to
document the developments. In this last aerial we can see
the new circles in the left part of the photo. Take a close
look at circle number two from the right, that had changed
since the first aerial was taken.
◄ This photo shows the formation as it looked on the
15th of July.
Additional information and photos:
June 21st, 2005
white objects placed by
Mike Booth against one of
his actual Boreham Down
wheat field photographs
to illustrate what he saw
on June 21st, 2005.
© Photo: Mike Booth
The "computer mouse"-
shaped objects Mike Booth
saw moving along the
illustration © 2005 M. Booth
One of the 20-30 cm deep
trails left by the objects,
ending abruptly, leaving no
marks. "My car in the back-
ground gives some scale
and show exactly the posi-
tion of where I was in the
distance (on bike) from the objects."
© Photo Mike Booth
THE NEXT DAY,
This crop formation was found
180 meters away from where
the 3 metallic objects were
seen the evening before.
Photo © 2005 Lucy Pringle.
MORE INFO AT:
Similar photo at
Marskär, Sweden in 1956?
Saw 3 white objects
bending plants in
On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 6:30 pm, the Englishman
Mike Booth was riding next to Boreham Down, when his
attention was caught by three objects moving slowly in
the field on the left hand side of the road. The objects
were brushing through the top of the crops, depressing
the heads of the wheat, leaving a trail about 20-30cm
lower than the rest of the crop in the field.
The objects did not create a crop formation, but left four
tracks, about a metre wide, where the objects had been
seen. These tracks did not form any sort of pattern, and
just ended abruptly. The tracks were still there when Mike
came back to the field with his camera the next day.
Mike observed the objects from a distance of about 200
metres. He estimated that the objects were about 180cm
wide, about 120cm in long with about two to three feet of
a curved top. They were very simples forms with no edges
or contours. The shape was not unlike a PC mouse or a
'top box' on the roof rack of cars.
Mike stopped his bike. It was clear to him that he witnessed
something out of the ordinary, something he had never seen
before. He considered several possible explanations: Could
they be farmers with some strange gear, scientific field test
equipment, or hoaxers hiding under some kind of moulds?
But the paths were between the tram lines and he was
thinking no farmer would break down his own crop just
After some minutes of observing he got on his bike and rod
off on his normal circuit. In hindsight he cannot understand
why he didn’t walk up to the crafts. He also had his mobile
phone with a camera in his pocket that he considered using.
However an overwhelming feeling came over him that said no.
The next day a wonderful crop circle was discovered in the
same field, only 180m from the slope where Mike Booth
observed the metallic objects. Whether there is any con-
nection between the two occurrences, we might never know.
This eyewitness report is unique in its kind showing
unknown material objects leaving physical traces in
Regrettable no photographs of the three objects exist. The
only photographical evidence is Mike Booth’s own photos of
the trails left in the grain. In one of these photos (to the
left) he has pasted data generated representations of the
object to illustrate what he saw.
We recommend that you read the full report by the American
journalist Linda Moulton Howe at:
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