Small Grey Disk Observes Me in Teton, Idaho Formation
In August of 2002, I heard about a new crop circle in the United States – in Idaho, of all places. Sure, it was a long, long drive….but I hadn’t been to a crop circle for 2 years, and after talking with the farmer about the scene, I couldn’t resist the opportunity.
Okay. I’ve got wheels, if no air-conditioner. If I leave Denver before sunrise, I’ll be in the crop circle by mid-afternoon.
The circle just outside of the tiny town of Teton greeted me with a hot, dry, windy, exhilarating mess of dust and wheatchaff. I was able to get a general feel for the formation, but I was tired, hungry, sticky, and unable to do my work with several visitors milling about. The next morning would be better for measuring and dowsing.
But that first day, I was able to at least navigate the long path through the quite impressive crop circle, with twelve circles and rings in all. Camcorder in hand, I documented each step. Some of the best footage is from outside the formation itself, like the distinct starting swirl at the edge of an otherwise messy patch of so-called “wind damage” nearby.
A farm family offered me dinner and a place to clean up and rest overnight. I was up and out the door before 8 o’clock the next morning, knowing I had hours of work ahead of me, measuring and diagramming the intricate formation.
Walking through the wheat this time, there were no people and not a breath of wind. A few little birds flew nearby, chirping in the cool air. Now, this is what I had come for: a chance to immerse myself peacefully in the crop circle energy and do my work undisturbed.
The size of the formation was somewhat daunting, so I took a few minutes to revel in the energy before getting started. My rucksack held a pencil, notebook, tape measure, compass, dowsing rods, zip-lock bags, scissors, and permanent marker. I needed to examine each component, noting its lay pattern and swirl direction, taking measurements and compass bearings. Then, I’d have to painstakingly collect numerous samples. So I was intently focused on my work.
Because I didn’t feel like lugging everything around, I left my camcorder, 35mm camera, and binoculars in the middle of the large central circle. Believe you me, it wouldn’t take long before I would sorely regret that choice.
I was working in the southernmost circle when something amazing, astonishing, and very-nearly unbelievable happened – something I believe evidences a radical piece of the crop circle puzzle, and something I will never, ever forget: I looked up to see that while I was observing the crop circle, a small UFO was observing me!
The disk was perhaps the diameter of a basketball, if I am guessing its altitude correctly – it was likely no more than a hundred yards above me; probably even half that distance away. I was frozen, jaw dropped, gazing in wonder at what was apparently a “probe” type of saucer. The small craft hovered and moved gently in the air directly overhead, completely silent.
Against the deep, early morning blue of the sky, the dull grey of the disk didn’t stand out; instead, the intensity of the two colours was virtually identical. I seem to have a gift for looking in the right place at the right time, and small discrepancies catch my attention, so it was very clear to me.
I got the distinct feeling it was observing me working. If I could relive that moment, I’d have stayed there and attempted to communicate with it. Instead, in the excitement of the moment, I dropped the pencil and notepad and sprinted like I haven’t since high school into the central circle to grab anything – I think I was going for the binocs, but I don’t remember. All I know is this formation was so large it probably took just under 10 seconds to get to the middle, and when I looked up, the UFO was gone.
Of course, my first thought was that I scared it away. Talk about a tough lesson! Then again, perhaps my jackrabbit sprint made it think that it scared me instead – I don’t know. But it was gone, and I didn’t see it again, though I scanned the vast blue sky for several minutes afterward.
I never got those wheat samples tested, though I believe they’re still viable. Remarkable synchronicities were reported by others who were involved in the observation and study of the Teton formation, and anomalous lights were seen over the area before it was found. I feel this formation was probably non-human made, but can’t be sure.
What about the flying saucer….? Did the UFO have something to do with the formation’s creation, or was it simply observing me as I went about my work? Was it a terrestrial object, or was it an extraterrestrial or interdimensional vehicle? Was I being mindscanned? Getting a DNA adjustment?
Time may provide us some clues….but just perhaps, the connection between people, UFOs, and crop circles will remain a delightful enigma to entertain our developing, inquisitive minds. And perhaps an inter-intelligence dialogue, with a language all its own, is meant to be at the heart of the mystery.