- Hoeven, Holland - June 1999 - "This event is in
southern Holland - and it's concerning again this boy, Robert van den Broeke,
who has the ability somehow to know when these things are getting ready
to happen and who has been in the middle of a formation when it occurred
- this was a couple of years ago. And subsequently, there has been a lot
of crop circle activity around where he lives. And Sunday night - actually
for several days - the entire weekend, he was having these anxiety feelings
that he gets, pacing back and forth, feeling unwell physically which is
a phenomenon that occurs prior to one of these situations. And his parents
insisted that he go to bed finally Sunday evening, which he did. They in
fact checked on him before they went to bed and he was sound asleep.
- But what happened is that at 12:15, he woke up and knew
to go to the window. He opened the curtains and looked out. His window
overlooks this little garden out back and this huge farm field which is
directly behind their garden. And what he saw is just incredible! He describes
a small, misty, pinkish-purple light - not a sphere, more football shaped
- and a little bit smaller than a football, which was coming in over the
field at a height of about 10 feet, maybe 12 feet over the field from quite
a distance away. It's quite an enormous field. He watched it as it came
closer and closer and closer to this spot that is about 50 meters behind
his house. And this is where one of the snow circles occurred a couple
of years ago. There was a circle in mustard seed there last spring. He's
had a couple of circles in other crops in that general area. came right
back to this area and stopped - the word he used was "hanging"
- just stopped in the air and hung over this spot. Then, it started to
elongate, spread out is the easiest way to describe it - and it apparently
spread out and spread out becoming thinner and thinner looking like a disc,
was then how he described it.
- When it was about 30 feet in diameter, again, still hanging
there - not moving at all except for this expanding motion - then he observed
what he calls (Nancy makes sh, sh, sh sound) in Dutch for electrical discharge.
He and I have these signals we give back and forth because he doesn't speak
English too well and I don't speak Dutch at all. And what he means is that
he watched electrical discharges coming from the underside of this disc-shaped,
misty, pinkish-purple cloud or ball of light for -- I would gather -- it
sounded like six or seven, eight, maybe ten seconds immediately over the
- Then the light phenomenon simply dissipated, was gone.
he was very excited, threw on some clothes and went running out the back
and squeaked through the hedge and into the field and lo' and behold, right
smack where that thing had been was a 30 foot diameter circle - I think
it's wheat. They say grain and I'm not sure which kind of grain they mean.
And a 10 foot circle very near by, both of which had not been there at
10 o'clock PM when he went to bed. It's still light in Holland at 10 and
you can see out whether it was there and it wasn't. And here they were.
- Q. Did it disappear, fade out or what?
- As best as I could get it, the electrical activity stopped
and then it just like poof!
- Q. And now what's the time lapse between that poofing
out and their discovering the circles?
- Well, he went immediately - he literally took about 5
minutes to throw on some clothes. He was in the field within 10 minutes,
I would say, and there it was. He said he could see it from his window
after this light had gone. He could see there was at least one circle,
and he thought there were two - and they were in fact there. And it looks
like the whole situation - as it was coming in from way in the distance
- that might have taken a minute or so to get up near his windows. But
once it was there, everything that happened subsequently didn't take longer
than another minute - the spreading out and then the discharge of whatever
this was, and the whole thing happening.
- Q. Did he hear any sound whatsoever as this transforming
- He didn't comment on sound. I think he would have commented
if he heard anything, but he didn't mention. What he did say was that when
he got in it, he felt this very strong energy and it was very positive,
he said. "love, love, love!"
- Q. In the circles?
- In the circles. This wonderful surge of energy and his
parents told me that he came to wake them up after he had been in the circles
- he just sort of sat in this big one, I think, for awhile and then he
went to tell his parents because he was so excited. They went and looked
at it and they said it was remarkable because every time it happens with
this kid, he feels very ill. He is not a happy camper at all several days
prior to the event. And it was a transformation -- he was full of beans
and feeling great and energized and all the illness forgotten completely
-- which they've seen happen before.
- This is very interesting. he was very clear that it was
not a UFO. It was a light, a misty, foggy light, and it apparently retained
that character, even when it became disc-like looking. In his opinion,
it did not look metallic or solid the way I know many of these reports
are. In his mind, or to his eyes, it retained this sort of misty character,
even when it became disc-shaped rather than football-shaped.
- Q. So it remained the pink, glowing?
- Yeah, and he said he had never seen a color quite like
that -- it was amazing to him. Pinkish-purple.
- Q. Did he ever feel at that point that he got any images
in his mind as if there was any kind of telepathic communication?
- He didn't say anything about that either, although he
has had encounters in the past - this time when he was in the field and
these small, sort of grapefruit-sized whitish balls were in the field -
that was a daytime encounter, two years ago now, and he was simply riding
in the field on his bike and had stopped off in this one field that he
particularly likes. And observed hundreds of these grapefruit and tennis
ball-sized white - milky white sort of opaquish balls, some of which approached
him and began circling around him. At which point, he became unconscious
and when he woke up he was in the middle of this crop circle - a brand
- At that time, he also saw an entity - a form - that he
perceived as female and it did transmit information to him, or he had the
impression of that. And that figure has returned at least one more time
- I think two more times - once to the garden out back of his house and
once in his bedroom actually. He has a name for it. He thinks he knows
its name which iIbelieve he prefers to keep private. He has a name for
it he prefers to keep quiet. And it does transmit some sort of telepathic
communication about the crop circles being very important for mankind to
be paying attention to and he thinks that it has something to do with the
environment and deceit - that the crop circles are somehow or other an
antidote or there is something about the crop circles that is to fight
- Q. To fight deceit as lying and hiding?
- Yes, in humankind generally. That something like that
- he doesn't understand it all. It's not clear. And he has no idea why
he himself is involved, but as a parallel to all this - what has happened
with him is that he has developed this incredible apparent healing abilities
and he has people coming - he makes appointments all day long - now they've
limited it to, I think, three days a week - where people come with all
sorts of physical and mental problems and he has some ability that he doesn't
understand at all to identify what their trouble is and often to heal them.
In fact, apparently in the majority of cases, they become well after a
session with Robert. And that happened - all this came about after he started
getting involved with the crop circles.
- Q. It's interesting that he would say that they might
have something to do with fighting deceit because the thing that has struck
all of us over the past decade is they are worldwide, they are right there
in front of you, and it is as if something has been trying to do signaling
or communication outside of the restricted paradigms of political systems.
- Yeah. I have to say, I know this boy pretty well. I know
his family pretty well. These are very straight, middle-class Dutch hardworking
people. There is nothing flamboyant, there is nothing foolish about these
people at all. And they have questioned and questioned all this up until
fairly recently. And now they have just accepted that it's happening and
are doing their best to cope with whatever it means. But I am about as
sure as I can be that Robert is simply telling exactly what he saw to the
best of his ability. And he himself is trying like crazy to understand
why it happens where he is, what he's supposed to do about all of this,
and then just proceed.
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- Nancy Talbot is the director of the BLT (Burke, Levengood
& Talbot) crop circle research team in Cambridge, Massachusetts and
has worked with biophysicist W.C. Levengood in Michigan for the past several
years to analyze plants from formations in Europe, Israel, Australia, Canada
and the U.S.
- Levengood hypothesizes that plants in some sampled formations
were affected by a spinning plasma vortex that contains microwave energies.
The microwaves heat plant cells, softening and collapsing the stems into
the fluid patterns we have come to associate with genuinely mysterious
formations. But Levengood does not know the source of the spinning plasma
vortex. This eyewitness in Holland has now seen two different phenomena
associated with the creation of fresh formations which suggests there might
be different mechanisms for different patterns.
- The BLT Research Team Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt
U.S. corporation whose purpose is the scientific examination of plants,
soils and associated materials sampled at crop formation sites around the
world. The BLT team is headed by Michigan biophysicist, Wm. C. Levengood,
who has been examining crop circle plants and soils since 1989 and includes
American colleagues Nancy Talbott and John Burke, as well as hundreds of
field personnel in many different countries.
- To-date three papers presenting the research findings
have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as more
than 100 lab reports on individual crop formations in the U.S., Canada,
England, The Netherlands, Germany, Australia and Israel. These scientific
papers and laboratory reports outline the physical abnormalities discovered
so far in the plants and soils, clearly indicating a causative agency other
than human-directed mechanical flattening of the plants, suggesting instead
an energy system which emits microwaves and associated unusual electrical
and magnetic fields.
- For further information, or to volunteer to help in the
field-collection of plants and/or soils at crop circle sites, please call,
write or fax the BLT office:
- Nancy Talbott Field Research Coordinator BLT Research
Team Inc. PO Box 400127 Cambridge, MA 02140 USA Tel: 617/492-0415, Fax: