Chilbolton, Hampshire, England

New details come to light

Copyright Colin Andrews 2004

I have been taking another look at the Chilbolton site, in light of some new findings in the database. As a result the following report [with some additions] was posted by Whitley Strieber on his web site. Whitley has been very helpful with a number of research issues in recent weeks and I wish to thank him here (Read ‘Object in Lightning separately).

Note: The photographs and the area map with each event numbered, has been added by me.

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Subject: News from Whitley Strieber

Chilbolton Mystery Deepens

In August of 2001, some of the most detailed crop circle images ever seen appeared near the Chilbolton radio telescope (6 and 7). One of the images was an intricately designed face (7), the other a reply to the 'Arecibo' message sent by astronomers in 1974 (6). Now Colin Andrews has discovered in his files that the same field was the scene of strange events in the early nineties.

A strange grid design appeared in an adjacent field in 1991 [1990](1 and 2), and the next year there were three mysterious aircraft failures over the field, two involving ultralights and a third involving a hot-air balloon.

In the first of these incidents, the plane's engine cut out and could not be restarted. The pilot was forced down into a nearby barley field. Back at his airport, nothing could be found wrong with the engine.

The next day, May 21, pilot Graham King flew his ultralight over the field and also experienced engine failure. Again, the plane had to be landed in the same field the pilot the day before had used. Again, nothing was found wrong with the engine.

Then, on May 22nd, 1992, a formation was discovered in a nearby field, a large circle enclosed in two rings (3). On that same day, a hot air balloon that happened to be aloft in the area was drawn out of the natural wind pattern and ended up over the crop circle, where it lost altitude and had to be grounded in an adjacent field.

This mystery is another example of a question that could probably be answered with proper scientific inquiry, and illustrates the fact that the crop circle phenomenon is the visible edge of a much deeper enigma.

Added by CA

[A extraordinary design was found at Chilbolton on the 12th June, 1999 (4) with a diamond design resembling it nearby but formed by darker than normal colored plants (8)

The spectacular pattern (5) appeared directly outside the fence of the radio telescope on 13th August, 2000 and it was this spot chosen for ‘The Message’ (6) one year later]

Thanks to Colin Andrews. His website is http://www.cropcircleinfo.com

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o/s 185 Map of Chilbolton area in Hampshire, England.
 

Pattern #1 and #2, 30th June, 1990. Pattern # 3, 22nd May 1992.

Pattern #4, 12th June, 1999. Pattern #8, Late June, 1999.

Pattern #5, 13th August, 2000. Pattern # 7 (Face), 14th August, 2001
 
 
 
 

Pattern #6, 19th August, 2001.

Ownership/Copyright

Article part one: Copyright Whitley Strieber 2004

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Article part two: Copyright Colin Andrews 2004

: http://www.CropCircleInfo.com

Map: Ordnance Survey 185

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