Friday, June 12, 1998
An NHNE Special Report
By NHNE SwiftWing Reporter Sherry Stultz


Hello Everyone! I am currently situated in the lovely town of Salisbury which is about 7 miles south of Stonehenge. Salisbury is a cathedral city, which means it has a lovely 12th century cathedral. England is cool and rainy, and has an overpowering greenness that is quite magical. I love it here! I am staying in a house (hostel) called Matt and Tiggy's and it's a story in itself.

I visited Stonehenge last week and it was quite anticlimactic, since you can only get within about 30 feet of the stones these days and there are "loads" of people visiting it with you. Avebury stone circles to the north are easy to access, though sad to say, I have yet to visit them, since my first jaunt up to Avebury, I went to see crop circles instead.

Yesterday I visited a formation on the Devizes road in a crop of standing wheat. I didn't have a great view of it, like we get on the Internet from aerial photos, but I could see it from the road. It was circular in nature and had an "eye-like" design on one end. I was fortunate to have Vince Palmer, a local artist and crop circle enthusiast with me as my guide. (An interview with Vince is forthcoming in the final report, as well as samples of his beautiful murals.)

Vince, myself and my Australian friend Amanda, used the tram lines to walk into the formation. We looked at the pattern of the wheat as it was laid down and the different shapes in the formation. I dug around in the soil to see if it was any drier than the soil outside the formation and it was a little, but the formation was a few days old and it was probably due to exposure from sun and wind. (The reason I did this was because in many formations the soil is supposed to be devoid of moisture, allegedly due to the energy creating the formation.) All in all the soil was wet, and since it had rained the day before that wasn't very surprising.

Did I feel anything inside the circle? Well the formation was a few days old, and according to folks who have been in them, the newer formations have a "residue" and the older ones don't usually. I did feel something though, and so did Amanda. (I wanted her to come since she was a disinterested party, who knew nothing about crop circles except that she wanted to see one. Besides, she's terribly funny and I enjoy her company.) What did I feel? My stomach jumped around a bit at one point, but the food here has been disagreeing with me for a week. Other than that, I felt awe and excitement. Amanda said she was just the same, minus the belly ache. We were both very happy and curious.

My tape recorder that I used inside the circle worked just fine, but later that day when I returned to Salisbury my brand new batteries had all but died. I have no idea why. I used the recorder for about 5 hours at that point, maybe less. Vince said that batteries tend to get drained quickly inside the formation. Who knows?

Earlier in the week I met with paranormal investigator, Paul Vigay, whose office looks the X-Files office, only with an extraordinary computer system, better lighting, and files and books on everything from mathematical theory to UFO's. And it was very tidy, too! I spent several hours with Paul discussing his theories on the crop circle phenomenon. Paul has designed a variety of computer programs to analyze the formations, and I was very impressed. Paul also uses electronic equipment to measure the energy residue within newly formed crop circles. The full interview with Paul will appear in the final NHNE Special Report on Crop Circles.

I have more interviews this week and I will send another update soon!

Best Wishes to All,
Sherry (Sher) Stultz

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An NHNE Special Report
By NHNE SwiftWing Reporter Sherry Stultz