A New Publication

The Secret History of Crop Circles
By Terry Wilson

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Updated  Monday 8th November 2010

For the first time ever – the full story of the Crop Circle Phenomenon's early years!!

Crop circles represent one of the most important, enigmatic and mystifying unsolved mysteries of our time. Debate and controversy continues to rage over the true origins of the markings found swirled into fields of growing crops and grasses every year. The media often ridicule them, believers worship them, the unwise scoff and renowned scientists study them but as yet there is no overall theory as to just how they appear, or why. There has also always been the tacit assumption by many that it is a purely late  20-Century phenomenon.

One of the key problems is the debate over hoaxing. Not only are the claims of alleged hoaxers found to be highly dubious, but also the sheer scale of the phenomenon shows the circles to be anything other than a practical joke.

This is where The Secret History comes in.

This highly informative and important new book proves beyond any doubt that crop circles have been appearing in one form or another for not only a few decades, but also centuries and probably millennia. Over three hundred historical cases are discussed and analysed, offering conclusive evidence that the circles are anything but a joke. Some eye witnesses who report having watched circles forming are also examined in this very comprehensive text.

Supported by numerous diagrams and photographs, a foreword by Andy Thomas (author of Vital Signs), Terry Wilson's book is one of the most important works ever written on the crop circle phenomenon. With reports from Africa, Asia, The Americas, Australasia, Europe and even Oceania, the reports range through such diverse crops as tobacco, cereals, trees, strawberries, Canola, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cane and even broad beans the reader is surprised at almost every page by the diversity of related events and the depth of research that is self evident in Terry Wilson's work.

Did you know for example that more than six time trees have been involved as the medium in circle events? Did you know that Hawaii has had a crop circle, let alone Kenya and Nigeria? Did you know that prior to 1980 more than 60% of crop circles involved grass, scrub or reeds? Is this factor still true of today's crop circles and are we all looking in the wrong direction and thereby missing some 300 events every year in England alone?? Did you know that the famous Hertfordshire 'Mowing Devil' was busy in Leicestershire too during the 17th Century? Did you know that the French church was wrestling with this problem at Lyon in 9th Century? Did you know that there are biblical references to what may be crop circles, or that some believe that Neolithic man may well have built some henges to commemorate a particular spot visited by such phenomenon? Is it just a
co-incidence then that these sites are often close to modern crop circle events to this very day?

Although only 298 case studies are listed, these encompass some multiple events and the book refers to some 400 or more crop circles prior to 1980.  There is then a brief overview of events during recent years, although the research paper on these will have to wait for someone brave enough to pick up where Terry left off!

Published in a very limited edition by the Centre for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS), it is in A5 format, limp bound, 160 pages and costs just 7.99 plus postage and packing. (See below for this) ISBN 0 906290 7 10 and is available from CCCS (to whom payment should be made) at:


Or order from your local bookstore. Cheques or International Money Orders in Sterling please. 1 = $2 to cover admin and bank charges.

P&P: UK 1 (two copies 1.30) – Europe 1.60 (x2 = 2.50) Rest of the World 3 (x2 = 5.50)

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