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It is very important to know all the information before we dig deeper into what this period has meant and why all this happened. Also who is behind it and why. I intend to tell the whole story, as far as it is currently known. For many people making circles, only some know what is really going on. COLIN ANDREWS—2008

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When the results of this Report were first announced to the public in 2000 it created a firestorm of controversy for Colin and the crop circle “industry”. The Colin Andrews archives are the largest and most comprehensive accounting of the early crop circle phenomenon around the world. This Special Edition is a re-telling of the original research report from 1999/2000 prepared by Colin for the now deceased American philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller and the Rockefeller Disclosure Project. Rockefeller had funded research about the “best cases” of the UFO phenomenon which he distributed to the Clinton White House and other governments around the world. He considered what was happening with crop circles to be part of the same dynamic interacting with humanity.

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Today, some eleven years later, the results of this Report still dominate many interviews Colin gives. In the summer of 2010 Colin was uninvited to a major conference in the UK when one of the “true-believers” protested his participation. There is a small group of these true-believers who still to this day do not want to accept what is really going on in the fields all over the world (50+ countries). They still espouse that all of the circles are made by unknown sources. Their cottage-industry of photographers still magically seem to know where the circles and formations are before everyone else. Most of the circle-makers, with the exception of a few, have still not come forward. The farmers have gotten smarter and many now charge to see the formations in the their fields. But the “Why” questions have not been asked by most of the true-believers. They are satisfied with making money from the color photos, tee-shirts, and other artifacts they create and sell. Same with the local governments and tourism groups which now count on the “croppie” business each year. Better to let the formations happen then to prosecute anyone and scare off the tourists. Colin’s research during the last two decades has centered on the ‘Why” questions ever since Doug and Dave came forward (the first two admitted circle-makers) with their claims. For Colin, it is now all about “consciousness”, about the internal process that the circle-makers go through, the Why. If you remember the Richard Dreyfuss character in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, who is driven to make the clay replica of the mountain where the aliens want them to meet at, then you can begin to understand what the circle-makers are going through. Even Doug and Dave have said, "But you know, it's as if something makes us do it." I hope by publishing the Series more of the circle-makers will come forth and tell us all their own unique reasons, their own unique Why, and maybe then we will begin to know who or what we are really dealing with. Mike Gravino Publisher

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CONTENTS COPYRIGHTS FORWARD ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ANALYSIS……....................... 13 METHODS………………...….... 34 EVIDENCE…...……………....... 68 APPENDIX…………………...... 93

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I would like to thank all those who assisted me during 1999—2000 with this research. Rob Speight Busty Taylor Freddy Silva Dr. Jean Aubrun Prof. Gerald Hawkins Mark Fussell Stuart Dike Ron Russell Peter Sorensen Steve Alexander Shelly Keel Paul Vigay Quinn Ramsby Dr. Simeon Hein UK Ministry Of Defense Laurence Rockefeller The Mail On Sunday The Evening Press The Daily Mirror John Macnish BBC Television CropCircleInfo.com The Crop Circle Connector

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Doug Bowers Matthew Williams Louise Caine Tim Weisselberg Karen Douglas Iris DeMauro Ulrich Kox Dr. Franz Lutz Richard Hall The Fred Foundation Wil Russell John Lundberg Dr. Gale Ramsby Synthia Andrews The Andover Advertiser Lucy Pringle Robert Irving Rod Dickinson David Duhig The Circular The Circlemakers Pacific Research


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HOW FUNDING FROM USA PHILANTROPIST, LAURANCE ROCKEFELLER, CHANGED THE WORLD OF THE CROPPIES, OR DID IT?

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I suggest you dissect each component part of the crop circle phenomenon before developing the case for or against any particular theory or conclusion.

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In 1983 our small research team started working together in England. As the investigation evolved for me, so did the questions. What first jumped out then was:

“What created this set of swirled circles?” In 1991, after I was privy to some significantly detailed claims by Doug Bowers and Dave Chorley in the presence of the Today National newspaper at Pat Delgado's home, again the question changed. That question was then:

“Which ones did they make?” In the late 1990's I received a late evening phone call from BBC's television director, John Macnish and his wife Jayne. They were filming interviews surrounding a

documentary they were making about the involvement of those same two men, Doug and Dave. John was good enough to consider the impact upon me, of what he believed he had discovered, before releasing it to the public. Pat Delgado and I had taken part in many TV programs for the BBC and had got to like him and his wife Jayne, very much. The details he revealed could only have come from someone who made many of the crop circles. He showed me letters and the envelopes they were received in, on which designs were sketched and date stamped, before they appeared in the fields. There also were photographs (negatives) of crop circles that even our small team had not seen before nor in some cases did the farmers whose land they were on.

“To say the least, we were shocked by what we saw.”

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ANALYSIS “ The people taking the photographs knew where the circles were before anyone else, because they made them. “ The mail and the negatives came from the same two men, Doug and Dave. This was very compelling evidence to support their claim that they made the crop circles in the early 80s - but NOT ALL OF THEM as we will see. Some of their claims were flawed and I had the evidence. In 1996 I was asked by Laurance Rockefeller to provide information for the Rockefeller Initiative. The Initiative provided the United States government with the ‘best available evidence’ regarding the UFO with the purpose of opening public dialogue.

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I continued to receive funding in 1999 from Laurance Rockefeller to conduct a two-year investigation into crop circle hoaxing. I put together a team which studied the construction patterns of man-made crop circles. Members of this team infiltrated several circle-making groups uncovering new information regarding the level of anomalous phenomena experienced by the hoaxers while making circles. Using man-made circles as a base, our team studied the formations that appeared in England throughout 1999 and 2000.


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It’s now eleven years since I announced the findings of the Rockefeller study, but many who are in the public eye, still, will not refute that even that one circle is made by people.

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Our research data brought us to the unpleasant conclusion that in 1999/2000 in England, that 80% of all the circles we studied showed "unassailable" signs of being man-made. The remaining 20% showed all the signs of being part of the genuine phenomenon we had encountered 20 years earlier. The publication of this data was largely rejected at the time. Today, in 2011, the majority of honest, unbiased researchers have come to believe the truth of this assessment. It might seem strange to be talking about an important phenomenon in the same breath as showing evidence that many are man-made.

We are starting at the beginning, where any detective has to, and will finish up at a verdict when all the evidence has been gathered and thought through. One thing is for sure and should be stressed at this stage. There is no advantage for any of us to create myths or new religions as we experience the realization that emotions are impacted by what we see in these fields and/ or, what we would like to believe. Emotion is, I believe, part of a much larger study and perhaps even key in understanding what could be described as the biggest social experiment in our time and just when we needed the lesson.

“I know from personal experience that no one likes their belief system challenged, and they sure don't like facts that force it.�

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Well known people in this research are in vast denial with major parts of the puzzle and, so to complete the task of understanding it, is impossible. Even worse is that some know better but don’t have the courage or honesty to come clean. I know that for a fact. A full eleven years after I announced the findings of the Rockefeller financed study, that only about 20% could not be explained, many who are in the public eye, refute even one circle is made by people. I feel such privilege and honor to have been given this opportunity. I didn't go out looking for this — it just happened that I found myself involved in it.

And I can stand back after twenty-eight years and see what an opportunity this has been to observe, from the inside, an extraordinary thing that is occurring. I've seen all the human weaknesses and strengths that have come to bear as time has elapsed. We began with three regular guys — two coming from science, and the third a meteorologist who basically just "dropped in" to the phenomenon and drew it to the public's attention.

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The remaining 20% showed all the signs of being part of the genuine phenomenon we had encountered 20 years earlier.

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Certainly there was a time when hoaxing did not occur. But now it is the norm.

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“There have been layer upon layer of intelligence agencies types checking out this phenomenon.”

Although I have to say that I've only been directly approached twice, but have intuitively felt their presence from time to time. I've seen a lot as time has gone on — some of it very disconcerting and some of it very uplifting. It has been an extraordinary human experience, and I do think that those words "human experience" express the bottom line. We have to embrace every element of the phenomenon in order to get its full worth. Certainly there was a time when hoaxing did not occur. But now it is the norm. We see how the mystery attracted "Doug and Dave" and those like them. And the immediate question is, why? What motivates people to do such a thing.

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They both felt that there was something within them — something outside of their character, outside of who they were as people — it was as if they were prompted at a deeper level to get out and do this.

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By their own admission to John MacNish from BBC Television (who went undercover to investigate the Doug and Dave incidents, and who was dumbfounded when he heard this), "But you know, it's as if something makes us do it." Doug Bowers was acknowledging this, and his partner, Dave Chorley, concurred.

So I don't think we "get" the entire picture if we simply deny these people a voice, if we just simply say, "you're lying." I believe they have credible experiences in their own right. Not to my credit, of course.

I've heard this same kind of thing coming from just about everyone out there that the public doesn't see — the other people that are making counterfeit circles.

But then I felt that I should open my door and be prepared, first of all, to listen, and to ask why. This is very important!

I've been spending so many years with this, and it's only been during the last few that I've been open to talking to people who I had perceived initially to be deceptive, dishonorable, and dishonest — in other words, those that were making crop circles to fool people like myself and the public.

Unless we get answers to the “why’s”, we don't see the entire picture.

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I started to literally phone these people. And I've now met quite a number of them confidentially, and I'm getting a picture that fits the equation I looked at before I opened the door to them. Again, this is a "human experience." This was meant to happen, and it's coming on two fronts. The first front are those humans who are "inspired" to make the circles. The second front is the "something else" that is interacting authentically with the human circle makers.

We don't know who the "real" circle makers are. But there is certainly compelling evidence that whatever the source is, it is intelligent. It knows what it's doing. This isn't a random placement of nature.

When I and Pat Delgado (who had just finished working with the Mariner Project for NASA) joined forces and starting researching this phenomenon, we wrote the book Circular Evidence and put this subject into the public domain. From that moment on, you could say, we kicked ourselves in the teeth, because we had introduced to the public this dynamic focus and potential of possibilities. So now we weren't the only people on the planet wondering what the heck was going on. Suddenly there was TV, and millions of people, asking the same questions.

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ANALYSIS We were, I hope, acting as beacons of light and the disseminators of information. And, indeed, we felt a deep responsibility. It was important for us to be totally up front and not to be brought into any particular camp, agency, or business, but simply to be the public's front. We were very conscious of that. But, it did have its downside. A couple of young guys, for instance, might have a pint of beer and run out into a field and have a go at it. These attempts were, and still are, very obvious. Even youngsters can spot them.

Then there are those who have become much more professional and successful in replicating extraordinary, accurate designs. Indeed there are some designs that I would hold up my hand to say couldn't be made by humans — setting myself up, of course, because now people are going to great pains to replicate features that I had hitherto believed could not be replicated.

We started seeing more and more people making crop circles that were obviously and notably fakes.

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Two Questions 1) Who are these people? What is the profile of a determined individual who is trying to replicate or construct a crop circle.

2) Why? If it hadn't been for John MacNish spending quality time with Doug and Dave, we might never have received that little bit when they said, "This doesn't feel like us."

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I notice there are NOT a lot of people out there, and certainly not the media, who are asking the “WHY?” question. I don't think people are quite able to deal with the answer.

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USING TWO DECADES OF FIELD AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS FROM WORKING IN THE FIELDS AROUND THE WORLD.

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OBJECTIVE To “assess” the involvement of people in the construction of crop circles during 1999 and 2000 in England.

THE CLIENT Lawrence Rockefeller The Disclosure Initiative

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Aerial Observation Site Inspections Professional Detectives Observe Circle Formation Analyze Results

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Method #1 1999/2000 Aerial Observation

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Method #3 1999/2000 Professional Detectives

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Method #4 2000 Observe Circles Being Made and Analyze Results

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Popular Methods To Make A Crop Circle

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2000 First Prosecution Matthew Williams was the first person in the England to be prosecuted for making a crop circle.

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2000 Investigation Filmed and witnessed by researchers being made at night near the famous Cherhill White Horse, Wiltshire.

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THE KEY EVIDENCE FOR THE MAN MADE ORIGINS FROM OVER 200 CROP CIRCLE INVESTIGATIONS DURING 1999/2000

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APPENDIX > CROP CIRCLE STATISTICS > ANDREWS ARCHIVES SERIES > AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

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Historical Statistics

BASED ON 27+ YEARS OF DIRECT FIELD RESEARCH REPORTS AND HISTORICAL RECORDS (through 2010).

Since the 1600’s there have been 4200+ crop circles. Date 1600’s 1700s 1800’s 1900-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2010 350 yr total

# New 2 0 2 6 10 36 77 91 353 2269 1410 4256

50+ Countries Date # New Countries 1600’s 1 1700s 1 1800’s 1 1900-1939 1 1940-1949 3 1950-1959 8 1960-1969 10 1970-1979 11 1980-1989 13 1990-1999 38 2000-2008 38 # of Countries 50

Country Totals 2879 283 218 171 114 86 43 39 37 36 30 25 23 19 16 13 11 11 11 8 7 7 7 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 1

England/UK United States Germany Canada Netherlands Italy Poland Belgium Czech Australia Switzerland Hungary France Japan Wales Scotland Austria Sweden Russia New Zealand Brazil Finland Mexico Israel Croatia Slovenia Spain Ireland Denmark Norway Yugoslavia Argentina, India, Peru, Romania, Turkey Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Egypt, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sardinia, Slovakia, Tasmania, Ukraine, Uruguay

It has been reported by other researchers that in 2009 and 2010 there were more than 240 additional formations reported around the world. These reports have not been included in the country totals (left), except for the UK, which they have been.

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