In April of 1993 New Frontier Magazine did a feature issue on Crop Circles. In that issue we gave proof of their validity in an interview with Prof. William Levengood, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Department Chairman, of the University of Michigan. Since then, the Circles have become more elaborate (they're now called "pictograms" and "glyphs"), and they have been appearing in greater numbers. They have appeared not only in England, but in this country, Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Russia and other areas. An excellent source of information is the Dutch Centre for Crop Circle Studies. The recent film Sightings, is not a true portrayal of the phenomena.
Since our move to Asheville, North Carolina, I met a local woman who has been doing research into the phenomenon for the past eight years. Colette M. Dowell, born on the desert valley of Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct 13, 1957, is a naturopathic doctor, now living atop a mountain in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Although she recollects having unusual and unexplainable events happening during her entire childhood, Colette says it wasn't until about the age of 15 that she realized her experiences were involved with beings other than human. She became conscious of her alien abduction experiences and increasing clairvoyant abilities. She began her search for truths.
A mathematical hobbyist, Colette has appeared on most of the popular television shows exploring paranormal phenomena including Nova, Sightings, Encounters and The Other Side, and is now editor and publisher her own online journal, Circular Times. Her research on Crop Circle formations has been presented to the United Nations Parapsychology Department, published in the science journals of Borderland Science and the Louisiana Mounds Society. She lectures internationally as well as speaks on American and BBC radio talk shows.
Colette was a contributing consultant to the Mars Mission for three years and her work is credited in Richard C. Hoagland's video series The Monuments of Mars. She is a subject in Prof. David Jacobs' book, Secret Life. Her crop circle surveys are referenced to in Linda Moulton Howe's book, Glimpses of Other Realities and her mathematical analyses on crop circles is credited in David Percy's book entitled, Two Thirds. Her latest contribution is published in Andrea Pritchard's and John Mack's new book, Alien Discussions. She is also noted in Michael Hessemann's latest book, The Cosmic Connection.
Colette has an ability to see patterns and has formulated some unique synergistic concepts. Her research includes studies of Crop Circles, Mars, Egypt, Vibratory Physics, Sacred Geometry, Megalithic Sites and on and on. In a future edition we will delve into some of these experiences, but in this issue we wanted to concentrate on the Circles. She is vivacious, daring and uniquely intelligent. You may write Dr. Dowell at Moving Forward Publications, 30 N. Sunny Grove, Nebo, NC 28761. Dr. Dowell's e-mail
How did you first become involved
in Crop Circle research?
I first heard about Crop Circles on a local TV news broadcast in North Carolina in 1989. It talked about the enigmatic formations in the crop fields of southern England. The origins were not known--who created them, why they were here or what they represented. It piqued my interest immediately. I was interested in studying them, because I had been involved in anomalous research for the past twenty years and some of which seemed directly related to the crop circle formations and their patterns.
I was also interested in Richard Hoagland's Mars Mission, and worked as contributing consultant with the Mars Mission with him and Errol O. Torun, for three years. We were interpreting the 1976 Viking Mission photos. The Crop Circle phenomena interested me. I began to understand there was an almost uncanny resemblance to my earlier mathematical analyses of the Crop Circle phenomena and the 'Face' on Mars. I had a high curiosity, and even began seeing mathematical symbols in my mind.
About how many people do you
estimate are involved in Crop Circle research?
You recently went to England,
to check out the Crop Circles. What did you do?
What do you do when you say "survey
Have you seen any changes that
are significant in the Circles over the years?
Over the past four years that
you have been doing this, have you come up with any conclusions?
Are the Circle Makers showing
us their power and order in arranging things according to certain
ratios and arrangement of form, and are they relating a technology?
Numerically, the circles contain a lot of sacred geometry and suggestions of platonic solids. When the student has a degree of awareness, he/she is able to see the knowledge contained in Sacred Geometry, thus enabling a type of wisdom. Hopefully when one achieves wisdom they use their power for the good of the whole, and whatever knowledge they have achieved, can be transformed into a form of physics, thus technology.
A number of people, such as Prof.
William Levengood of the University of Michigan, have shown that
in the none-man-made circles there is no technology currently
available that can do to the crops what was done. However, haven't
these circles been appearing for centuries? So, why has it taken
so long to validate them?
After all this time, and I too
have been following the Crop Circles, no one has come up with
any definitive answers as to what they really are. Why is this?
There also seems to be a tendency
of the press, as with most things that might be called new age,
to either suppress or to ridicule Crop Circles. Why is this so?
If indeed we are having some form of communication from non-human intelligence--and I believe we are-it's obvious that the government would like to keep a tap on it, and keep the information away from the public, so that the public doesn't get hysterical. I believe if the population were to be educated about the phenomena, they would be less likely to be hysterical. The populace lacks education of crop circles as well as other import phenomena which is happening here on Earth.. The US government and other foreign agencies hide a lot of information from us. They try to control us continually. Television is filled with sitcoms and violence, and we get little information about what's really happening in the world.
Do you feel that there any metaphysical
implications or evil spirits that are doing this? Could these
crop circles be interdimensional rather than from outer-space?
If there is an intelligence so
advanced to be able to create these circles, why not simply communicate
in a more direct way with us?
Wouldn't they have the ability
to communicate without appearing, like sending a fax
or E-Mail [laughter]?
Other than Dr. Levengood, has
anyone else come up with a way of determining if a crop circle
is genuine, in that it could not have been produced by our current
What relationship, if any, do
you see between UFOs and Crop Circles?
I've noticed also that a number
of Circles have appeared around nuclear plants. Any comments?
Simply because we don't perceive something, doesn't mean that it's not out there. We've been exploding nuclear bombs, and creating other nuclear toxic waste, and we don't know what damage we are doing to other vibrational levels, or to other levels of reality. We are obviously causing harm to ourselves, and it could be we are causing harm to other realities, and they are coming here to tell us.
Through some of my mathematical analysis I've been looking at the possibility of an alternative energy, and if this is so, it could be that the Circle makers may be trying to educate us, or to communicate to us that there is an alternative form of energy. What better place to place the message, than by a nuclear plant?
Is there any US government involvement
that you know of?
Some people say that they have
been affected after stepping in a Circle. Has this happened to
you or anyone you know?
Some people have said that we
need to "raise our vibrational frequency" in order to
communicate with these circle makers, and that we can do this
by the food we eat, meditation, the life we lead can create this.
What do you think?
People say they have to go through a vibrational shift. For me it's a shift in the ability to accept a difference between the outside world and the inside world. I am not prejudiced in my view, I have open arms to reach and receive information. I am not bigoted, nor do I have a lot of walls or boundaries up. Information is able to pass through me more freely, and I am able to view more things because I am not blocked. At least that's the way I see it.
With the exception of ET,
and Star Trek, people seem to associate extraterrestrials
with fear, and the movie industry seems to support this. They
are depicted as sinister, frightening and horror-filled. Why?
What impact, if any, are Crop
Circles having upon the new age or consciousness movement in general?
Why have there been so many Crop
Circles appearing now?
However, I don't know this to be true. I still view the Circles simply as information provided in mathematical and geometrical form.
What prediction would you make
about the Crop Circles?
I am aware that there is a human co-creator factor involved, where there is psychic communication and telepathy being interchanged with the primary Circle makers. There are numerous accounts of people including myself, having experiences of thinking of a specific shape form or location and then have a Crop Circle formation show up exactly relating to their own personal thoughts. There's two way to look at that of course, either they/I were being clairvoyant and knew in advance about the formation, or the circle makers read their/my mind. There have been many such instances.
Are you looking to make contact
with others in the field?
It's obvious the Circles are here for a reason. If we call ourselves conscious human beings, and there is a physical reality happening in our world, we must be spiritually and intellectually responsible for it. I would like to see more exposure of this phenomenon. It's up to the public to ask for more information.
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