Posts Tagged ‘crop circles’

Flat-Map Alignments 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

I decided to put together this FAQ page after I received a note from Colin Andrews, who was, in a roundabout way, involved in my first crop circle experience in 1995:

In brief Stace, I think your alignments are very interesting indeed but as is always the case with engineers like myself, we like to see all the parameters present.  Drawing a straight line on a 2D flat map isn’t the same as a line of alignments which take into account the Earth’s curvature. Have you done that?  …[I]f you have and see this level of accuracy and alignment then I would suggest you publish and challenge peers to comment.

Colin’s question made me realise that while I take FMAs for granted, the idea of a flat-map alignment can be confusing.  So in the interest of facilitating understanding, here is a beginning list of common questions with the best answers I can provide, which I hope will clarify what these alignments are and why they are so critically important:

Once a basic understanding of the FMAs is achieved, one can see that the enigmatic Other Intelligence involved with crop circles not only exists, but is contacting us in a way that is evidence of its authenticity.

FLAT-MAP ALIGNMENTS:  Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Flat-Map Alignment? A Flat-Map Alignment (FMA) is a visual representation of an abstract connection between two or more locations, created by drawing lines between significant points on a flat map (as opposed to a spherical map) in a way that carries information.  As such, FMAs are a novel form of communication.

A stand-alone alignment such as the TIP Line has three or more points, whereas a connecting alignment like the Chualar Braille Number Sign runs parallel to and/or intersects established alignments.

Who is communicating through FMAs? FMAs seem to come from a relatively omniscient non-human source – quite possibly the otherworldly intelligence involved with crop circles that so many of us have experienced contact with for decades. I usually call this presence the Other Intelligence.

Do FMAs depict literal alignments between place points? Flat-Map Alignments, by definition, are not representative of lines drawn on a curved surface; therefore, the FMAs and the shapes they create are not to be confused with the same lines and shapes as they would appear plotted on a sphere.

How do FMAs express ideas? The symbolic and abstract geometric configuration resulting from FMAs produces “writing” which appears on the “writing surface” of the flat map. Each place point contributes something unique and essential to the bigger picture, much like each section of an essay ultimately contributes to the expression of an overall thesis. Each grouping of place points in a complex such as the All-in-One Alignments can be deciphered as a phrase or idea informed by each individual point.

I hope to add to and improve this list over time.

STACE TUSSEL COLLIGAN

The Chualar Crop Circle is NOT Just a Hoax – and Here’s Why

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Flipped on its side, the Chualar relays the Braille character from the formation itself

Flipped on its side, the Chualar alignment relays the Braille character from the formation itself

The crop circle at Chualar sparked worldwide interest, just as intended, when it appeared at the end of December.  Since Nvidia claimed responsibility for the human-made circle, however, Chualar has largely been relegated to the round file of crop circles.

As it turns out the Chualar circle wasn’t trash – it’s an absolute treasure.

The Braille that showed up in the map glyph created by the alignment was pretty impressive, and I knew right away that Chualar could seal the deal by providing the critical mass to verify flat-map alignments as a way of communicating with the non-human intelligence behind the circles.  But one potential caveat bothered me from the start: might Nvidia have chosen the location specifically as part of the prank?  Was I duped by my own method? I didn’t think so, not by a long shot.  Surely Nvidia wasn’t interested in my maps – after all, to achieve their goal, a fringe theory like mine wouldn’t need to play a role. But I still needed to do a little more research before expressing with any certainty that what came down in Chualar was more than just an advertising scheme.

I tried reaching Nvidia’s Brett Murray, who led the Chualar project, but repeatedly got his voicemail and I didn’t want to leave a message. I needed an answer, and I wanted to talk candidly with the right person at the right time to find out why the formation was put down where it was.

The all-in-one map with Chualar, lower left, connecting with the Pleiades in the upper left and the Gray TN crop circle, lower right.

The all-in-one alignments map with Chualar, lower left, connecting with the Pleiades in the upper left and the Gray TN crop circle, lower right.

Yesterday afternoon I finally tracked down the person who could help me out – the independent location scout hired by Nvidia to find the perfect spot for their crop circle stunt. After a brief introduction and an acknowledgment that I was writing an article about Nvidia’s circle, I asked the million-dollar question:

Of all places to put a crop circle, why Chualar?

Matt told me that his search comprised a wide area as far north as Milpitas down through the Salinas Valley, where he drove hundreds of miles searching for the flat, grassy, and accessible landscape that would make an ideal canvas for Nvidia’s advert. Chualar won the honour because it was ultimately the only place with a suitable field.

Diagram of Chualar circle with the line echoing the TIP Line overlaid

Diagram of Chualar circle with the line echoing the TIP Line (ovelaid.) Notice the repeating Braille Number Sign in the inner box of the formation.

But was it really just that simple? As shown, when placed on the map, Chualar and only Chualar results in the Braille Number Sign (which resembles a backwards capital L), itself an essential symbol appearing multiple times in the formation. The Braille symbol is made up of four raised dots, but the alignment initially appeared with only three place points. The fourth point arises, not surprisingly, by following the TIP Line – a line that continues to live up to its acronymic name!

The TIP Line, the first predictive stemming from the Inman, KS crop circle of 1995

The TIP Line, the first predictive alignment stemming from the Inman, KS crop circle of 1995

How did I know to use the TIP line?  Because I know its function, for one thing… and because it was alluded to in the crop circle design.

In summary, let’s consider one more time how this crop circle came about and how it connects with the alignments map as a communication:

Last month, Nvidia spontaneously came up with the idea to use a crop circle in a tightly budgeted and rushed advertising campaign.   Also last month, I posted an installment in my alignments research for the first time in over a year. (For all I know, both their choice and my article occurred on the same day….and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.)

The marketing team came up with a design that fit their advertising objective – and in the process created a design with multiple details confirming specific components of my ongoing alignments research.

Additionally, they chose a location that was adequate to pull off their advertising – which happens to be the only location that combines perfectly with the established alignments to create the map glyph depicting the all-important Braille letter.

I can only conclude that Nvidia’s team was nudged along by the Other Intelligence that continues to engage us in ways that we cannot yet explain.

Far from being mundane and inconsequential, the Chualar formation is part of a complex language used by a non-human intelligence to transmit information through crop circles. Once again, the Other Intelligence comes through as only it can, showing an awareness of us, an ability and desire to respond to our requests for communication and validation….and from Nvidia’s perspective, a willingness to collaborate in unexpected ways for truly out-of-this world results.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are new to Flat-Map Alignments, please see FMAs: FAQs.

STACE TUSSEL COLLIGAN

Chualar California Crop Circle: Don’t Throw the Champagne Out With the Cork!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

A crop circle to brighten up these winter days – what a sweet surprise!  The surprise was kicked up a notch when I added the Chualar, California formation to the all-in-one alignments map, where the circle corresponds notably to Pleiades Peak in Washington state and to the Gray, Tennessee crop circle of 2012:

Click here to access an interactive map of the above alignments.

Following the release of what appears to be a staged video of the formation’s discovery and reports of a group of people working in the field the day before, many have dismissed the circle as a run-of-the-mill hoax.   Just a few years ago I may have written it off as well – but after considering the human circlemakers who claim to be enigmatically inspired or compelled to create specific symbols in precise locations, I’ve changed my position.  After all, I’ve had numerous experiences of my own where I was seemingly guided to the right place at the right time for some “paranormal” event to occur, so why not others? The bottom line is that I can’t deny that human-made formations may be part of the communication from a non-human source – and I believe that’s what may have just happened in Chualar.

Regardless of how it was created on the ground, the details at Chualar confirm that it’s a part of a custom-designed mode of communication that I’ve been diagramming for the past couple of years: flat-map alignments as symbols used in non-verbal expression by an Other Intelligence. The design contains or alludes to both Braille and Morse Code, as well as other communication systems. Not only do the shape and details of the Chualar circle echo the idea of an actual encoded language, but the formation’s location on the map provides a new communication to be read through the alignments map: the addition of the Braille Number Sign to “read” (or decipher), just like the Braille Number Signs at Chualar show us how to read the numbers “192” that repeat within the circle’s inner rectangle.

The “L” shape jumps out once Chualar is added to the map – it’s on a north-south line with the Pleiades Peak and an east-west line with the Gray, Tennessee crop circle of last summer (and which hadn’t directly tied in with the alignments until now). These north-south and east-west correspondences resonate with an established motif in the all-in-one alignments map: Spanish Fork UT and Teton ID fall on the same longitude line; Langdon ND and Plevna KS are on the same longitude line, as is Langdon KS, where I graduated from high school; Pleiades Peak and Langdon ND appear on the same latitude line; Wilbur WA and Thompson ND are on another latitude line; Spanish Fork UT and Boulder CO fall on the same latitude line. I really like the way the Chualar circle pulls “Gray” into the conversation through one of these special grid alignments.

“192” has got a multitude of possible meanings, but I find it especially curious that 192 is the Dewey Decimal number for library materials on the Philosophy of the British Isles – quite possibly a reference to the St Michael ley connection via the Bermuda Triangle with the Pleiades Peak, a very expansive flat-map alignment which was detailed in my last post two weeks ago.  And researcher Glenn Aoys from the Netherlands has found a link from the number 192 to the colour gray in a completely different context than Gray, Tennessee, bringing extra emphasis to that connection.

One question that I’m still pondering: Was this a predictive or derivative alignment? In any case, connections and resonances between Chualar and the alignments map – too many to detail at this moment – continue to arise. What matters is that all of these point to the reality of a language which Bright Garlick recognised when he wrote, in response to my posting of the original triangle alignments map, “Something you have hinted at, that I also think might be true – is that whatever is creating these circles and larger scale patterns, is using geometry as a means to tell us ”I noticed you and have responded!”. Which I reckon is a pretty strong way to confirm something that otherwise seems very subjective and hard to prove. We seem to find the proof we need, when we know how to look and sometimes we seem to be guided to that as well.” Thank you, Bright; I couldn’t say it better myself.

Information continues to stream from the resonances brought forth with this new alignment and will be posted here as it is compiled and analysed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are new to Flat-Map Alignments, please see FMAs: FAQs.

STACE TUSSEL COLLIGAN

See also The Layered Language of Crop Circles:  Connecting the Dots in Extraordinary Phenomena Research and subsequent posts on alignments published here.

Flat-Map Alignments: Bridging the Crop Circle Gap

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The following flat-map alignments communicate a connection between US and UK crop circles via the Pleiades, the Bermuda Triangle, and the St Michael ley which runs through crop circle country in southern England:

Explore an interactive version of this map – which stems directly from the original Triangle Alignments and associated maps linking Pleiades with the TIP line via the Wilbur 2012 circle and with the Hopewell Mounds 2012 circle via Bear Butte.

Please remember that these maps are in no way intended to reflect the spherical nature of Earth. The flat map is simply the surface on which messages from the Other Intelligence can be written, using a language comprised of symbols and ideas that are anchored on the planet and graphically depicted through geometry.

The TIP line that started all of this back on 16 June 1995 was relatively short, which when depicted on a spherical map is a nearly identical line.  For the three points in that first contact (Topeka, Inman, Plevna) to fall with almost mathematical precision on one line was, to me, no accident.  Millions and millions of square miles, as seen on this map, make even flat maps less user-friendly – which is why there is no “exactness” to this map.  The angles change subtly and sometimes not so subtly as you zoom in closer or zoom out.  Like crop circle synchronicities, these flat-map alignments are a way for the Other Intelligence to tap on our shoulders and say “take notice here.”  I find the resonance between the size, shape, and position of the original triangle alignments map and the Bermuda triangle noteworthy in this regard.

My father’s first cousin Bobby disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in 1954, so I have a personal connection to that mysterious place.  Despite the smear campaign against it, as with crop circles, the Triangle really is a mystery.  Could it be a portal between dimensions or worlds – and could the Other Intelligence associated with the crop circles therefore be sending a message with this map that they are associated with the Pleiades and that they utilise the Bermuda Triangle as a portal to visit Earth?

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are new to Flat-Map Alignments, please see FMAs: FAQs.

STACE TUSSEL COLLIGAN

Pleiades Link to Hopewell Mounds Crop Circle

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Pleiades Cluster - The Tiny Dipper

Pleiades Cluster - The Tiny Dipper

Research with a geomantic bent reveals a combined Native American and Pleiadean theme running through various US crop circles, including the most recent near Chillicothe, Ohio. The Hopewell Mounds formation links directly to Bear Butte and the Pleiades in yet another predictive alignment, making me wonder if these alignments are in fact a built-in utility by which we may elucidate communication.

Hopewell Mounds, 2012. Photo by Jeffrey Wilson

Photo by Jeffrey Wilson

In any case, over the past several months the alignments map has evolved from a basic triangle into a complex network of geometric connections between and among crop circles and Native sacred places. Bear Butte, Devils Tower, and Chaco Canyon are on the map, and each has a direct and specific link to the Pleiades star system. Additionally, the alignments map connects both of this year’s US formations to the Pleiades summit in northern Washington State, thereby circling back to the “Pleiadean Communication” that infused my first crop circle experience which, uncannily, itself occurred on a predictive alignment!

Click link to access interactive All-in-One Crop Circle Alignments Map

The crop formation at the Hopewell Mounds earthworks site has a clear Native American tie leading into the realm of prehistory.  Two millennia ago, the culturally advanced Hopewellian peoples living primarily in southern Ohio dispersed under unknown circumstances, and recent research indicates that the Lakota Sioux are one of a few remaining tribes sharing DNA with the Hopewell groups in a connection which can be traced back 15,000 years to ancestors on the Asian continent.

Diagram by Jeffrey Wilson

Diagram by Jeffrey Wilson

In an unambiguously symbolic alignment, the 2000 mile line extended from the Hopewell circle directly to the Pleiades summit passes within two miles of Bear Butte.  The shape of the formation itself even resonates with the “seven stars” of the Pleiades by virtue of both its sevenfold geometry and a numerological interpretation of the formation’s total number of components, i.e., 36 circles and 7 rings, for a total of 43, and 4 + 3 = 7.

Onsite research led by Jeffrey Wilson of ICCRA and laboratory analysis by WC Levengood indicate that the Hopewell circle is of unknown origin.  They found pronounced variability in the height at which the corn stalks bent over throughout the formation as well as extreme biological malformations in the affected corn, both of which would be difficult or impossible to duplicate with conventional circlemaking methods.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are new to Flat-Map Alignments, please see FMAs: FAQs.

STACE TUSSEL COLLIGAN

Note:  Similar height anomalies and biologic evidence uniquely appear in the 2012 Hopewell and 2006 Herington, Kansas formation. Herington’s connection to the Pleiadean theme is evident by its specific location on the all-in-one alignments map and its representative shape.

Selected References:  A Little History of Astro-Archaeology, by John Michell.  Hopewell Ancient DNA ResearchAstronomy in the Ancient AmericasHopewell Lakota Sioux Jeff Wilson and ICCRAWC Levengood’s laboratory analysis reported at Earthfiles.

Look Who’s Talking in Wilbur: The Other Intelligence Chimes In on Crop Circle Alignments

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Photo courtesy of Larry Doty

Wilbur 2012 as seen from ultralight aircraft. Photo courtesy of Larry Doty

Two crop circles have appeared in the United States since my alignments map was posted in July, and each independently reveals a connection to the Other Intelligence.  Both the Wilbur and Chillicothe circles, in fact, can even be read as deliberate replies to that map explication.  Indeed, what other form would such a reply take?

Speculation aside about exactly how the circle came to appear in the field, consider the evidence pointing to the involvement of the Other Intelligence in Wilbur’s design and geographic placement.  Through the interpretive keys of shape, synchronicity and alignment, what understanding might we derive from these new circles?  Are map alignments a litmus test for communication with the Other Intelligence?

Shape and Synchronicity “Where the Lightning Strikes”

Wilbur 2012 appeared almost like a comment written in wheat a few days after I published The Sum of Its Parts:  Finding Emergent Meaning in Crop Circle Maps. The diagram was immediately and intensely hypnotic; something about it drew me in completely.  I found the formation’s threefold geometry graceful and balanced, echoing the triangular alignments map.

Looking past the relatively-simple outer borders of the formation we see a dynamic inner triangle in the wheat, created by the floor pattern.  The triangle’s luminous zigzag border is comprised of three lightning bolts joined to form a triangle shining up from the circle’s floor.  For clarity, I’ve outlined it in the photo here.  What could it mean?

One book used in my research for the alignments map explication was Where the Lightning Strikes:  The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places, by Peter Nabokov.   Weeks earlier, the book had been central to a smallish synchronicity when I had first opened the it randomly to the page dedicated to Bear Butte.  The zigzag feature of the Wilbur 2012 crop circle seems to be saying, “Look!  Here is where the lightning strikes.”

And then there was the time lightning from a clear blue sky struck very near me in Kansas, in the utter absence of any storm – an event without mundane explanation.  I associate the errant lightning with the UFO sightings and apparent ET encounters involving electricity that I was experiencing fairly frequently at the time, contact which reached a peak with the arrival of crop circles in my life in 1995.

Might electricity itself be a clue from the Other Intelligence?   I just now looked online and found a brief 1985 article in The New York Times titled “Electricity May Play Role in Plant Growth.”  The article reports that researchers had shown that, depending on the direction of the current, plant growth was either accelerated or stunted by the application of electricity.  The premise that electricity can be applied to affect plant growth is demonstrated in my own living room, where a 4-foot tall hibiscus tree stands near the television, and the branches directly over the back of the TV set have leaves twice or three times the size of the other leaves.  I wonder if the Herington, Kansas crop circle, which showed a full range of accelerated and decelerated growth while in the field, may have carried information about the potential applications of the circlemaking energy, which may be electric in nature.  I haven’t yet explored possible alignment map correspondences with the Herington formation, but with this new insight in mind, another article may be in the offing.

A Path to the Pleiades Via Crop Circle Alignments

When we actively seek to interpret the messages carried by crop circles, we find that shape alone barely scratches the surface.  Synchronicities help refine the unique meaning we derive from a given formation, which may in turn assist us in deciphering universal messages as well.  Map placement, especially with a predictive quality, has been offered as a possible indicator of the Other Intelligence, since many of the alignments I’ve found thus far suggest an omniscient presence working behind the scenes.  So naturally, the next step in deciphering Wilbur 2012 involves plugging it in to the existing alignments map.

As I anticipated, Wilbur created a new and especially pertinent alignment:  The 860-mile long direct line between myself and the Wilbur circle is lengthened by only two miles if we factor in a slight detour to the Teton circle.

Once this line was established, I noticed that if extended beyond Wilbur, the line continued on through the mountainous region of northern Washington.  Wouldn’t it take the cake if it led directly to the Pleiades Mountain summit in the North Cascades?  I was disappointed when I found the line didn’t match up, but I was compelled, nonentheless, to see if Pleiades summit showed up via any other alignments on the map.  The importance of the Pleiades star system to the creation stories of the Lakota and other cultures can’t be overstated, and I’ve shared in great detail how the Pleiades infused my crop circle initiation in 1995.  Because of these correspondences, I felt absolutely certain that Pleiades summit would play some role here, so I dug deeper.

Where to look next?  In 1995, when all the Pleiadean connections came flooding to me in the weeks just prior to the Inman crop circle, I was living in Emporia, Kansas.  That had to be it!  I placed my home near 15th and West Street in Emporia on the map, extended a line from there directly to the Pleiades summit 1458 miles away, and voila!  The line breezes past Wilbur 2012.  My understanding of this?  The crop circles, the Other Intelligence and the Pleiades are all interconnected – and by virtue of our participation we realise we are an integral part of the web of connection too.

With the addition of Wilbur and the Pleiades summit to the alignments map, it seems there is no end to the correspondences that continue to arise by intuitively exploring the encoded information.  The next installment of map additions and explications is coming soon, with additional power spots and several latitude/longitude synchronicities added.  Next we’ll see what happens when we factor in the location of the Hopewell Mounds crop circle near Chillicothe, Ohio.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are new to Flat-Map Alignments, please see FMAs: FAQs.

STACE TUSSEL COLLIGAN

Click to explore Interactive Maps!
View Crop Circle Alignments (Original Map) in an Interactive Map
View Boulder-Teton-Wilbur Line in an Interactive Map
View Emporia to Pleiades Direct in an Interactive Map
View All-in-One Crop Circle Alignments Map in an Interactive Map (overview of the current established alignments I’m in the process of explicating)

The Sum of Its Parts: Finding Emergent Meaning in Crop Circle Maps

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Crop circle communication is a process replete with symbols, riddles, and metaphor.  Multiple possible meanings radiate from the shape and context of each circle, as well as through synchronicities of events, locations, and even unspoken thoughts.

By mapping seemingly-isolated formations and their associated synchronicities, the resultant geographies bring out meanings previously hidden in uncharted territory, affording us radical new insights into the language of the crop circles – and thereby the true nature of the phenomenon.

The map I’ll be explicating here is infused with evidence of what I call the Other Intelligence.

As Crop Circles Speak, the Map Speaks

We apply filters to just about everything we perceive.   A cacophony of many voices falls away, for instance, when we hear our name spoken in a crowd; similarly, the meaning we derive from a crop circle is ours uniquely.   But curiously, the alignments map instead met me with an agenda of its own – no external filter needed.

That a map like this would fall together in this way is unlikely, so acknowledging the alternative – that these elements have been shared with us this way, on purpose, by an intelligence we’ve yet to identify – is critical.  With that acknowledgement comes the responsibility to listen.  Listen.

The interpretation of the signal is, of course, a subjective task: I present it as I see it, and I encourage others to explore the territory by clicking on interactive map and reading the articles linked in the narrative. But again, at the most basic level, simply listen and the clues themselves will highlight messages encoded in the transmission.

The Origin of the Alignments Map

View Crop Circle Alignments (Original Map) in a larger map

The Topeka-Inman-Plevna line tipped me off about the Other Intelligence:  the Inman formation appeared when wished for, and on a line that would eventually connect to the location where I later learned about it.   In short, the place points on the TIP line are out of time-order, speaking to the relatively omniscient nature of the Other Intelligence.

Some measure of choice is necessary, both to provide a context and to help guide interpretation.   I select Inman KS, Langdon ND, and Teton ID to anchor this map specifically because of each formation’s relative importance to me personally.   The resulting triangle, along with the parallel TIP line, provides a visual hook – an element of design that resonates with the pleasing geometries of the crop circles themselves.  Surely this map similarly contains messages awaiting discovery; I’m drawn in and begin exploring.

The triangle’s center highlights a vast and beautiful landscape, the Badlands of South Dakota, sacred to the indigenous people of the region.  Specifically, the center is over Stronghold Table, or Onagazi – site of the the Lakota Ghost Dance in 1890 that eventually led to the Massacre at Wounded Knee.

As I look closer, a Native American theme continues to emerge.  I learn that Teton is another word for Lakota – as in Lakota Sioux, who have especially strong ties to the Badlands.

I find Bear Butte on the line from the Inman circle through the center of the triangle (the Inman-Center line). Bear Butte rises almost a quarter of a mile above the surrounding plains.  Here the Lakota and other tribes commune with Wakan Tanka, the Great Spirit, the central spiritual link connecting us with all of nature.

Black Elk said Wakan Tanka hears us even when we speak softly, which corresponds directly to crop circle phenomena, where private wishes and questions often elicit a response from the Other Intelligence.  Bear Butte thus echoes an important theme of this map: “Communication with an Other Intelligence.”

The Teton-Center line eventually arrives at Spirit Lake, Iowa, site of an 1857 massacre in which white settlers were killed by a band of Santee Sioux in a backlash against the theft of their native land and broken treaties.  In a double synchronicity, the Langdon-Center line also crosses the Spirit Lake Sioux reservation on the southern shores of Devils Lake.  I’m hearing, “Beware of the modern materialistic life that severs our link with the natural world.”

The Watertown SD crop circle of 1996, reached by extending a line from a point 1/4 of the way from Teton to Inman through the center of the triangle, virtually shouts intentional design embedded in the map.  Specific elements built into the complex visual form of this crop circle refer to Kokopelli, a trickster figure associated with fertility and agriculture.  The trickster is a shapeshifter who enchants and encourages us – just as crop circles themselves do.  Here the message reads, “Pay attention, and have fun.”

As the import of the Lakota theme was reinforced time and time again, I experienced an epiphany relating to the cloud circle of 1998, which presented my friend Ron and me with an immediate, direct, and lucid response to a private conversation. Grandfather Sky is Wakan Tanka, is the Great Spirit, and is indeed responsive to our very thoughts and wishes, as Black Elk reminded us. I have yet to explore any clues that may arise from the cloud circle’s place point on the map, but that experience is now quite clearly a resonant thread in the map’s theme. I am reminded of the co-creative nature of crop circles.

Other ties to the tribal theme are found in associated synchronicities that I’ve not detailed here yet, including one related to the discovery of the remains of a medicine wheel in central Kansas during a plane flight in search of crop circles. I’m also researching a Lakota connection to the star people of the Pleiades, and a possible tie with the numerous Pleiadean-themed synchronicities that accompanied my first crop circle experience.

More Alignments and Number Synchronicities

Aside from the Lakota theme, other clues and insights inform the map.  Synchronicities and alignments are deftly interwoven here, each one turning up the volume of this conversation with the Other Intelligence:

· In a close correspondence, the total area of Kansas (82,282 square miles), my home state and the place I was introduced to crop circles at the Inman crop circle in 1995, comprise almost precisely 1/3 of the total area of the triangle (246,815 square miles).  The 31 square mile discrepancy is negligible in the overall dimensions of the map.  I take note of “one-third” as a potential message here.

· In another very close correspondence, on the Topeka-Inman-Plevna line, the Inman crop circle appears 39.86 miles from Plevna – almost exactly 1/4 of the 159 miles from Plevna to Topeka.  Add “one-fourth” to the clues.

· Plevna, Montana, sharing a rare place name with Plevna, Kansas of the T-I-P line, appears in the vicinity of where the Inman-Center line connects with the Langdon-Teton line.  This synchronicity, though of a smaller magnitude than the others described here, undoubtedly adds resonance to the map.  Here I’m reading, “Home,” as Plevna is where I spent a good many years of my youth, and is still where I go home to when I visit Kansas.

· The Inman-Teton line passes fellow UFO and ET experiencer Mike Clelland’s residence at a distance of less than two miles – which is a doubly remarkable coincidence since Mike, like myself and many others, desired a crop circle encounter and directly received a formation in response.  The message here once again echoes Black Elk’s reminder that the Great Spirit hears and responds even to our whispers.

· And if all of that were not enough, the Langdon-Center line eventually skirts the western edge of Boulder, Colorado – where I currently reside.  I’m hearing two things here: “Culmination,” and “Be here now.”  With this correspondence, I sense that the alignments map and all within it have come full circle, so to speak, and reflects the tribal wisdom that all things are created in a circle.  While I’m grounded in Boulder, I’m being called to explore the Badlands, climb Bear Butte, and meet with the Lakota.

What Does All of This Mean?

The facts of the map speak for themselves, and it’s up to us to interpret what is being said.

Since the map’s order and meaning arise directly from the overlay of meaningful correspondences tied to relevant points widely separated in time and space, I can only conclude that this map’s designer possesses a relative omniscience.  The Other Intelligence wants to speak with us, and it’s no small talk – this is important stuff, and it’s ours to explore.  Ultimately, the communication is what we make of it.

To me, the importance of honouring tribal wisdom is integral to the meaning of the alignments map. The Lakota and other indigenous peoples have honoured Earth and all creation through a way of life that’s deeply reverent of nature and spirit.  The fragmentation of a people starts and ends with conformity to a way of life devoid of nature and short on respect, such as we see resulting from modern technologies that disconnect us from one another and from our life source. Wholeness can be regained by deliberately reconnecting with the natural and the spirit world through time-honoured ritual, respect, reverence, and gratitude – all of which are missing or minimised in the modern lifestyle.

The original Lakota way of life, now in jeopardy, is in alignment with the crop circle phenomenon, where meanings aren’t dictated by force or violence, but rather are communicated through patient guidance, a respect for individuality, and an emphasis on the natural world. Crop circles aren’t imposing anything; they aren’t out to hurt anyone or pollute the environment.

With gratitude to the Other Intelligence, I carry on this conversation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are new to Flat-Map Alignments, please see FMAs: FAQs.

STACE TUSSEL COLLIGAN

Thoughts on Crop Circles, June 2012

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

An explication of the Crop Circle Alignments described in my last post is about ready to share, but it needs a bit more fine-tuning before it goes up. In honour of the anniversary of the arrival of the Inman, Kansas crop circle on 16 June 1995, here are a few thoughts that almost made it into the article.

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Crop circles have taken a bad rap in recent years. With many eye-popping formations still being crafted by humans, the original crop circles and the Other Intelligence associated with them have largely been forgotten.

Maybe these human circlemakers really are somehow inspired by the Other Intelligence – I don’t know, and I haven’t been to England in 15 years, so I can’t say I have much of an opinion about it. But what I’m discussing here is based on the premise that crop circles and crop art, while related in certain ways, are not one and the same phenomenon.

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When we pursue interaction with the Other Intelligence, the crop circles’ labyrinthine world opens up to spectacular insights. Simply listen to the voice of the circles and follow the clues wherever they lead.

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Geometry is a conduit through which the Other Intelligence may reveal itself, evidenced both in the shape of the crop circles and in the overall alignments between and among them. The accompanying synchronicities serve a dual purpose as well, supplying interpretive aids and verifying the existence of the mostly hidden, but absolutely pervasive, intelligence that’s woven into the fabric of reality.

Like activators of invisible ink allow hidden words to be seen, geometry and synchronicities can help us to more deeply perceive what is being said. Crop circles carry subtle meaning that may be missed in a cursory overview of a single formation.

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STACE TUSSEL-COLLIGAN

The Layered Language of Crop Circles: Connecting the Dots in Extraordinary Phenomena Research

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Please access the interactive maps via links accompanying the photos, as they will allow you to explore the alignments discussed here.

Map created with help from Mike Clelland.  Visit Mike’s site Hidden Experience for more insights into synchronicity, ET contacts, and other curious topics.

Crop circles, UFOs, and synchronicities are clues to our connection with a largely-unseen web of reality.  Our interactions with these phenomena demonstrate that we aren’t isolated packets of consciousness, but that we are transmitters and receivers of meaning through language.

We find that where these extraordinary phenomena occur in conjunction with one another and are then plotted on a map, a brilliant and always-evolving syntax emerges.  As we wish, we are given to explore a language that has nothing to do with the describing the mundane and everything to do with navigating the fringes of reality.

In this first of two posts, I’ll lay the framework for an upcoming report detailing my ongoing exploration of what these alignments may mean.  Of course, like all the great mysteries of life, our understanding of this elusive level of reality is ultimately subjective, so I invite you to draw your own conclusions.

ONE: The Topeka-Inman Line.  This straight alignment in Kansas is comprised of three interrelated locations: 1) the place where I privately wished for a crop circle, 2) the place where I learned about the requested crop circle five days later, and 3) the location of the crop circle itself.  This discovery confirmed the extraordinary nature of my crop circle initiation in 1995.  View Stace Tussel – Inman Crop Circle Alignment in a larger map

TWO: The Triangle. Plotting the locations of three key crop circle locations in my research of US formations from 1995 through 2002 creates a near-equilateral triangle enclosing 246,792 square miles, referencing Kansas at 82,282 square miles, tripled, which equals 246,846 square miles – a difference of just 54 square miles, which is roughly the size of the overlapped triangle in the middle of the large one (apparently an artefact of the mapping process, possibly having a connection to satellite techniques and Earth curvature, since the centre of a triangle should be a point, and not another triangle).  View Stace Tussel – Crop Circle Alignments in a larger map

THREE: Parallel Lines.  The overlay of maps one and two elicited another alignment speaking to the connectedness of all the phenomena.  From a direct E-W (equatorial) line, the Inman formation appeared at an angle of 29 degrees, and the line between Langdon and Teton runs on the same parallel angle of 29 degrees.  View Stace Tussel – Parallel Lines in a larger map

STACE TUSSEL COLLIGAN

NOTE:  As mentioned, the potential significance of these alignments will be explored in more detail in an upcoming post.

Men In Black, UFOs and Crop Circles – Additional Witness Reports

Saturday, November 27th, 2010
Who are the Men in Black?  Digital Art by James Neff.

Who are the Men in Black? Digital Art by James Neff.

Who are the Men In Black?

My friend and fellow researcher, Rick Nelson, has interviewed dozens of people who’ve encountered the notorious Men In Black (or MIBs) over the years.  Rick uses intelligence protocols learned in his 4 years with Naval Air Intelligence in the 1960s and teaching Top Gun courses at Miramar to assess witness credibility. Rick’s judgment is sound, and I value his feedback immensely.

Men in Black have appeared to UFO and close-encounter witnesses in many ways over many decades.  I asked Rick to share his thoughts about the various characteristics and interpretations of Men in Black.

Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson

Whether appearing as secret agents or non-humanoid beings, the MIBs have one thing in common:  their clandestine agenda involves suppressing public knowledge of – and access to – advanced technologies derived from UFO and extraterrestrial phenomena.

Often the MIBs seem to represent organisations involved in emergent global economic interests.  “Men In Black are linked to the suppression of a wide spectrum of exotic technologies – ranging from anti-gravity to advanced medical technologies,” Rick says.

MIBs Connected to Kansas UFOs and Crop Circles

Shortly after I got involved with crop circles in the mid-1990s, I crossed paths with apparent MIB-type agents a few times.  These encounters seemed to involve both surveillance and intimidation.  Here are a couple of examples:

One early Sunday morning in 1996 fellow crop circle researcher Ron Russell and I were parting ways after meeting in a small, western-Kansas town to work on a research grant proposal.  Standing inside near an open, screened window, I noticed a man posing as a land surveyor pointing an apparent detection device directly toward us from about 50 feet away.  When the man noticed that we’d seen him, he hurried into his van and drove off – but not before we got the company name and number off the side of the vehicle.  Both the name and the phone number were fake.

Later the same morning, as I drove south on a deserted county road, a small, unmarked black helicopter overtook my vehicle from behind, flying on a diagonal from northwest to southeast.  The chopper buzzed my car from no more than 100 feet or so overhead.

While I haven’t been confronted by MIBs in odd black vehicles and black attire, other witnesses have described face-to-face encounters with the MIBs involving direct intimidation.  Brian, whose experiences involving the bright gold orbs and culminating in a life-altering encounter with an apparent extraterrestrial vehicle were reported in my post from last week,  Psychic Connection to UFOs and Crop Circles, had what he calls a “run-in” with Men In Black, whom he suspected to be government agents or secret service personnel.

Brian Describes “Run-In” With Mysterious Men In Black

“About 6 months to a year after my last UFO sighting, I was driving to Hutchinson from Buhler, and as I came up to the intersection of Buhler-Haven Road and 30th Street I saw that the road was blocked…and there was a small, black, unmarked helicopter in the middle of the intersection.”  Two cars blocked the intersection from each direction, facing away from the helicopter at a distance of about 50 yards.  Men dressed in black suits and black sunglasses, like “secret service agents,” were standing by the cars.

Brian rolled down his window as he approached one of the men, and “all he said to me was ‘You need to turn around, now.’  I complied and went my merry way.”

Notably, this particular intersection was where Brian had his first sighting of the golden orbs, when he was 15 years old, in early 1996.  That first time, Brian reports,”there were five yellow lights hovering horizontally.  As we continued driving toward Buhler the lights faded out one by one.”

Brian saw the lights within a few miles of the same intersection on other occasions, as previously reported, including the last time when two orbs seemed to respond to his thoughts.  He said that just as he was feeling a bit exasperated about the cat-and-mouse nature of the orbs, the craft – estimated to be as large as a football field – lit up and showed itself to Brian and his friend.  That time, in 2000 or 2001, he saw that the gold orbs ran along the middle line of a huge, disk shaped craft, while synchronised white lights all around the top and bottom “relayed from around the back toward the front.”

Whether Brian simply happened upon the situation with the MIBs, or was somehow drawn to the spot at a time when he could witness and report this apparent clandestine operation, his MIB encounter occurred just months after his profound sighting of the huge, and presumably extraterrestrial, craft.

Evidence Supports Witness’ MIB Encounter Report

30th & Buhler-Haven Road in Kansas
30th & Buhler-Haven Road in Kansas

The intersection of Buhler-Haven Road and 30th Street, just east of Hutchinson, can be viewed using the “street view” feature on Google Maps.  I have to admit I was a bit surprised when I zeroed in on the intersection where Brian had his MIB encounter 10 years ago.  A small “X” marked the spot:

To determine if this marking is typical on Kansas roads, I used Google Maps on a number of similar rural intersections, but found no others.  Conceivably, then, the “X” was a guide or marker for the helicopter that landed there and was surrounded by MIBs and unmarked black cars.  A connection between the MIB interest and the number of sightings of golden orb UFOs in the immediate vicinity of the intersection seems likely.

Next, I decided to contact the Kansas Department of Transportation to inquire further about road markings – specifically the “X” in question.  Without telling him why I was curious, I spoke with Brian Gower, a KDOT road engineer, asking him what the “X” may indicate.  Could the marking be there for satellite mapping purposes, for instance?  Not that Gower knew of.  Regarding the intersection in question, Gower told me he had “no clue” why there would be any marking at all – in fact, he was as perplexed as I was.  According to KDOT, there are only two reasons why an “X” would be painted on a roadway:  1) at a railroad crossing and 2) to indicate areas on a road that shouldn’t be blocked by stopped traffic – for instance, near a fire station.

Neither of these reasons apply to the marking at the significant intersection of 30th and Buhler-Haven Road.  Ironically, in light of what happened there prior to the MIB operation, the most sensible explanation is that it was to mark the helicopter’s curious landing pad.  Now, why the secrecy?  Ultimately, that question remains unanswered.

Conclusion:  UFOs, Crop Circles, and Men In Black – Connecting the Dots

Bright gold orbs are a fairly common type of UFO.  I’ve seen them on several occasions, and on at least a couple of occasions the lights appeared to respond to my thought.  I’ve also engaged in what I consider telepathic communication with non-human circlemakers and with UFOs, as I’ve detailed in numerous prior posts here.

Historically, golden orbs and crop circles have often occurred in close proximity to each other.  “Golden Ball Hill,” near Alton-Barnes in Wiltshire, England – the heart of crop circle country – was named thus for obvious reasons.  Here in the United States, the bright gold orbs witnessed in Kansas by Brian sound very much like the lights seen by Chad, the farmer who witnessed them hovering over a field where the Inman crop circle appeared.

Once I began investigating crop circles in earnest, I had several unexplained encounters with MIB-types.  Within a couple of days of her first visit to crop circles, which was with me in North Dakota in 2000, my friend Lyn encountered a small black helicopter hovering outside a house where she was doing some interior painting, and she suddenly began receiving phone calls at odd hours with no one on the line.  Mere coincidence?  Or was she being watched or harassed since becoming a crop circle witness?

Whatever the connection means, UFOs – often in the form of bright gold orbs – appear in conjunction with crop circles.  And where UFOs and crop circles manifest, Men In Black seem to have some kind of mission involving intimidation of witnesses and surreptitious suppression of leading-edge technologies, including those involving consciousness, that infuse both UFO and crop circle phenomena.

After much consideration, I can only conclude that the modern manmade crop art, which is visually stunning and even enchanting to its many enthusiasts, may serve as virtual MIBs.  They are, perhaps, a more insidious way to muddle the extraordinary implications of the original phenomenon.  For anyone interested in learning more about the evidence on this controversial topic, I highly recommend the excellent documentary Crop Circles: The Hidden Truth.

The eventual widespread, peaceful, and open revelation of the extraterrestrial presence on Earth will crumble the wall of secrecy around Men In Black, UFOs, and crop circles.  Exactly how and when this will happen is unknown, but humanity is ready – and I think willing – to face this certain paradigm shift.

STACE TUSSEL

Update:  Witness visited the intersection in December 2010 and reported back to me that the road was recently repaved, and the “X” is no longer there.  According to Kansas records, the repaving was completed in 2008, obviously after the Google maps shot was taken.