At around 1.35am on July 7 Mr Keech, helped by Mr King, completed the last sweep of the area using a camera equipped with night vision. No formation was visible in the field.
Then it became intensely dark and nothing was seen. But at 3.13am there was a flash of what Mr Keech described as sheet lightning.
It appeared on the video footage and lasted four microseconds. Twenty minutes later, at 3.20am, there was enough light to make out the formation in the field below.
It was one of the largest ever seen. It measured 1,033 feet long and consisted of 150 circles, the largest of which was 164ft across.
For years, witnesses have said they've seen small spheres, lights, and other ariel phenomenon around crop circles. Witnesses have also reported "pyschic" communications in connection with the circles, or, circle makers. I remember reading an article in, I think, UFO magazine about ten years ago, where the crop circle researcher (don't receall the name, but I don't think it was Colin Andrews) who said he had mentioned to a friend, standing alone in a field, something about Hebrew letters. The next day, there was a huge crop circle in the field, with, yes, Hebrew letters.
I know my little theory isn't the popular one, but I'm convinced the crop circles, as with the one reported on here, are the results of some kind of military technology. In my opinion, crop circles aren't made by extraterrestrials, or earth elementals, or inter-dimensional entities. Nor are they all made by Doug and Dave -- who, by the way, surely must be too aged to go tramping about in dark fields with ropes and planks -- or self styled guerilla artists having fun.
I think soon it'll come out that crop circles are man made. It'd be very wonderful if they were the communications of elementals; but I doubt it. It's possible, as with the Contactees of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, that we'll never know the real cause. (I suspect the Contactees were victims of our government as well) but we'll just have to see.
I don't rule out paranormal or ET explanations, but I don't see them as being the most likely.