|She further claimed that challenges must contain replicated experiments to be valid.
Her approach I considered was patronising and arrogant, so I felt justified in revealing
some firm facts which cast doubt on BLT and Levengood's work - information that I have
sensitively kept out of the public domain for many years. Talbott fails to include in her
provisions for significant challenges the importance of using double blind protocols in
evaluating the scientific merit of experimental results, something Levengood refused to
I therefore set out my views on another section of the same Report a Crop Circle
Formation Facebook page and it was picked up and circulated round the net by retired
journalist Dave Haith from the UK.
Below I run his report on the affair and then at the bottom of his report I reproduce the two
statements - Nancy's and mine - which have caused all the fuss.
I am awaiting Nancy's defense of this - if she has one - but apparently she has declined to
publicly comment further on the issue to Dave.
She asks that people address their questions to her directly through the "Report a Crop
Circle" form on the BLT web-site.
This seems a very strange way of dealing with a black and white issue now in the public
domain, but I will do as she suggests and challenge her via her website form.
If I and others do not get a satisfactory response, then folk must draw their own
But it truly is time for the full truth to be told.
|Crop Circles: "Nancy Talbott and BLT
got it wrong and they should just admit it"
|Two Crop Circle Experts Lock Horns
By David Haith
August 26, 2010
|The small crop circle made by BLT's own plant samplers as a blind test of
Levengood's analysis. Normal lodging on the right - Longstock Farm near
Danebury Ring, Hampshire. Plants removed for sampling on 3rd August 1995
Copyright: Colin Andrews 1995.
|Farm foreman Geoff Smith arrives to supervise the making of a
small crop circle and to show us some lodging on his farm.
Copyright: Colin Andrews
|Colin Andrews interviewing farm foreman Geoff Smith in front of
the empty wheat field before the crop circle is made. The small
area of normal lodging was less than 100 feet away in the same
|The Daily Mail national newspaper in Great Britain dated the August 3, 1995, the same day as the
blind test was carried out. Filmed in the field that day and seen on video. Copyright: Colin Andrews
|James Withers, one of BLT's plant sampling team carrying the
stomper board into the wheat to make the crop circle, watched
closely by farmer Geoff Smith. Copyright: Colin Andrews
|James Withers, BLT plant sampler about to make the small crop
circle from which plants were sent to William Levengood for
analysis. Copyright: Colin Andrews
|Shelley Keel and Yvonne Withers also members of the BLT plant sampling team, remove wheat samples ready to be sent to Nancy Talbott
at BLT for analysis by William Levengood. Copyright: Colin Andrews
|BLT sampling team remove samples from the normal lodging area on
the edge of the wheat field - confirmed by the farmer as lodging after
heavy rain washed off the highway (left). Copyright: Colin Andrews
|A sketch by BLT samplers of what they called wind damage for
purposes of blind testing William Levegood at BLT.
|Dr. Simeon Hein reports HERE
|B.L.T. is named after three of
its founders: Mr. John Burke,
Dr. William Levengood (Note
01) and Ms. Nancy Talbott.
Note # 01:
During 1994 researchers for a US
national television documentary
discovered that Dr. William
Levengood was not a doctor. This
they told me personally. Further
claims alleging this fact came
from Matthew Williams who
carried out his own research into
I dont have evidence one way or
the other personally but note that
while he used to sign his name as
Doctor and his official
correspondence also carried the
title, this ceased during 1996
following the alleged discovery.
Select to see correspondence
from him dated 1993.
|Contact with B.L.T.
If you have questions of Nancy/BLT she
asks you fill in a form on BLT Website
|Matthew Williams: "Doctor William Levengood
faked his credentials and The National
Academy of Sciences confirmed that he was
not awarded an Honorary title of Doctor"
|Continued: The all important findings from BLT
Both the man made crop circle and the normal lodging following heavy rain and wind BOTH were
found to be SIGNIFICANT AND HAD RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT HIGH LEVELS OF TRANSIENT
ENERGY. (Read official Report from William Levengood at BLT below)
April 25 2015
After 20 Years and prompted by George Knapp
on Coast to Coast AM, BLT Chairwoman finally
responds to Colin Andrews double blind test of
BLT analysis. Shamefully the best she could do
was to try and belittle Andrews and then lied and
fabricated the facts - this prompted Colin to
make the private video public so that everyone,
including Talbott can be reminded of the
important result, that being William C.
Levengood and BLT's claims to know the
difference between real and man-made circles
Further updated - April 25, 2015
Angry rebuttal of Talbott's untrue statements on
Coast to Coast by one of the original sampling
|Mr. Levengood claims his research
“suggests that over 95 percent of
worldwide crop formations involve
organized ion plasma vortices . . .”
(Levengood and Talbott 1999)
|From scientists with the Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the
Paranormal: A damning finding on BLT 'Science'.
CICAP–Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal via Pascoli,
1, 35125 Padova, Italy
Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri–IRCCS, Centro di Ricerche Ambientali via Svizzera 16,
35127 Padova, Italy
CICAP–Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal via Pascoli,
1, 35125 Padova, Italy
"Three papers published by W. C. Levengood (1994), W. C. Levengood and N. P. Talbott (1999) and by
E. H. Haselhoff (2001) suggested the involvement of some kind of electromagnetic radiation during the
creation of crop circles. Here we discuss the methods and conclusions of the three
articles, pointing out the misrepresentation of the experimental protocols, the misleading application of
statistical procedures, the arbitrary discarding of unwanted results and the weakness of the proposed
physical model to the suggested hypothesis". Full report HERE
|Scientists at CICAP referring to the
three papers published by
Levengood and Talbott:
" Misrepresentation of the
experimental protocols, the
misleading application of statistical
procedures, the arbitrary discarding
of unwanted results and the
weakness of the proposed physical
model to the suggested hypothesis"
|After Colin Andrews sent the video of the blind test to BLT, he asked Nancy Tabott several times in
February 1999 and again in April for her comments about the material seen in the video. He
attempted to open a dialogue to discuss the findings and the blind test video so that each party could
learn by them. One of these Faxes is seen HERE.
|I am sorry to say I don`t have any of the reports that I received from BLT not
that there were that many anyway, we never seemed to get much in return for
all the work we did for them.
I do remember that the samples that we took from some wind damage and the
circle that James and I made that time near Danebury Ring, according to
Levengood they were all circle related because they had the so called 'circle
energies' in them.
James and I had our doubts about the results of several samples sent to
Levengood, that is why we wanted to give him some blind samples. What he
said about them confirmed our suspicions. We didnt do a lot for BLT after that
because we thought we were wasting our time.
I am sorry that I have not got any of the crop research papers anymore, they
got lost when I moved to North Wales. I am just presuming the boxes got thrown
away in the move.
CA Comment: Fortunately I do have a number of them in the Archives.
|In Search of the Significant Truth
By George Bishop
This article is in response to recent claim and counterclaim on the internet. The first part
is an excerpt from a page on face book, but relates to BLTs published material available
elsewhere on the net. I also refer to recent news that a conference has been called off
because some people took exception to another presenter.
BLT's Nancy Talbott responds to questions about published papers by Report A Crop
Circle Formation on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 11:02pm
“......And if some of the lay-people involved in the crop circle situation are themselves
raising questions about the scientific work, such questions are basically insignificant...
precisely because these lay-people do not have the academic or scientific training
needed to correctly understand what the published material actual says.”
Before everyone gets too excited, I am merely using BLT’s statements as an indication of
the type of problems we encounter when we delve into the crop circle mystery. BLT are
no better and no worse than a number of similar organisations. Many of them are not
much more ‘scientific’ than the people they despise. They hanker to get their name in
print, and to become the latest and foremost guru to welcome the adulation of their fans.
Presumably these fans are a better grade of ‘insignificant’ than the rest of us?
The paragraph I clipped however, does give an indication of the manner in which so
called scientists view the lay public. They depend upon us for information, photographs
etc and the general reporting of observations in the field, and then dismiss us as
“insignificant”. They suggest we do not have the intelligence to “..correctly understand
what the published material actually says.”
Is this a neat smokescreen to cover up their inaccuracies as typos perhaps?
If we are not intelligent enough to know what we are reading, then why present it for us to
read in the first place? Why charge us money for publications that we are unable
interpret? Are they dependent upon our donations and adulation, but do not want us to
trample on their field of ‘expertise’ or to question their authority?
If the ‘insignificant’ Wright brothers had followed that formula along with the ‘insignificant’
Watt and Stevenson, we would be still spending two or three months crossing the Atlantic.
Do I detect a whiff of elitism in their statements?
Colin Andrews believes that 80% of crop circles are manmade. He has no 100%
empirical evidence, but relies on his observational skills and the information supplied by
others. His data could be tested by other researchers at any time. However, it seems that
not all ‘researchers’ want to accept that there are any hoaxed formations at all. They are
no better informed than Colin, in fact I WOULD GO SO FAR AS TO SAY THAT THEY ARE
FAR LESS WELL INFORMED.
I believe his figures are conservative. I believe that there is a genuine phenomenon, but
most of the genuine incidences are masked by the photogenic activities of the hoaxer.
Some complex formations date back to the historic past, but there is little doubt that there
has been a steady progression of complicated formations over the last 30 years. Some
styles of formations seem to have almost tribal characteristics and common themes of
development can be followed in a steady progression over decades. Having said that,
there are some formations that seem to represents one-ofs that stand out starkly from the
more common themes. The Mandelbrot, The Milk Hill Script, Oliver’s Castle and so on.
Is there also an air of desperation in their elitist behaviour? After all it is in their own
interest that the phenomenon is ‘seen’ to be genuine. What guru having declared that
“All circles are the gift of God” can do anything other than couple that to the statement
that “All hoaxers are liars?” Once they admit that some circles are hoaxed, the inevitable
next question is; “How many?” One or two? A few? Some? It is a slippery slope towards
Purveyors of photographs, CDs, books, conferences and seminars have an interest in
perpetuating the veracity of crop circles. I think we all agree that there is a genuine
phenomenon, and whether we believe it is a craze started by two geriatric con men or not,
there is always that nagging doubt, what inspired them to hoax crop circles in the first
place? They claim it was UFO nests in Australia, which raises the question of whether
there were an Australian duo playing the same game? Even if there were, who were they
Those of us who believe, have a valuable part to play in the discovery and reporting of
formations in our own areas. If some people would like to believe we are insignificant or
not, they would be lost without our very important input. I suspect they already know
that. The distraction seems more to do with discrediting anyone who claims that some
formations are hoaxed.
Some years ago in Andover, Matthew Williams came to me at a CCCS conference on
crop circles. He asked to be allowed to address the audience. When news got around,
some of the presenters and stall holders came to me and stated that if he spoke, they
would withdraw their presentations and stalls from the conference. What on earth were
they afraid of? If all hoaxers are liars, he would make a fool of himself. If what he claims
is true, then surely it makes scientific sense to hear him out and then test the veracity of
his statements. Or doesn’t scientific testing apply to such a scenario?
At another CCCS conference I was seen to talk in public to a member of Team Satan,
Horror of horrors! Once I moved away I was accosted by a presenter and stall holder
demanding to know what we had been discussing. When I told them that I had been
sounding him out about making a presentation I was warned off in no uncertain terms.
Now Colin Andrews has had a similar event happen to him prior to a conference; just what
are the contesters to his presence afraid of? Could it possibly be that they are so afraid
of the truth that they will go to such extraordinary lengths in order to suppress it?
Recently I have questioned the belief of a prominent purveyor of crop circle related
material. Some time ago I questioned the claims of Nancy Talbott about crystal/clay
changes in a Canadian Crop Circle. Needless to say both helpful queries ended in
vituperative blasts from them and not a mention in print of my points of view. In fact I got
the idea that I was being censored and sidelined as an inconvenience – silly me!
Are we ‘insignificant’ people questioning the claims of all sides in the field, such a
challenge to the industry that has grown up around the crop circle phenomenon that we
shake the very pillars of the temples and ivory towers they are constructing? Are they so
afraid of the open minded researcher? What if we insignificant people are right, what will
they do then?
One thing I don’t expect to see - is an apology!
Incidentally when a similar situation arose in an archaeological tome and my insignificant
suggestions were pooh poohed by the authorities, I got a very handsome and fulsome
apology in the reprint!
|George Bishop, the former Chairman of The Center for Crop Circle Studies,
also the longest serving editor of its magazine 'The Circular' Speaks out about
|"Is this a neat smokescreen to
cover up their inaccuracies as
|"Some time ago I questioned the
claims of Nancy Talbott about
crystal/clay changes in a
Canadian Crop Circle. Needless
to say both helpful queries ended
in vituperative blasts from them
and not a mention in print of my
points of view"
Researcher for, and member of CCCS
since 1990. Longest serving editor of
CCCS magazine The Circular.
Chairman of that organisation for
many years. Archivist of the CCCS for
almost 20 years. Chairman of the
Devon Crop Circle Group, Editor of
Cyderspace the Devon Crop Circle
Group magazine, and one time
member of the Cornwall Crop Circle
Group and of Cornwall Two its
successor. Organiser of several
Andover and one Bristol Crop Circle
Has taken many crop circle
photographs in Cornwall & Devon, on
the ground and in the air. Has masses
of experience of both the genuine and
hoaxed formations. Has co-operated
with many authors on the subject.
Editor of Terry Wilson's The Secret
History of Crop Circles. Has been
involved in proof reading and advising
for many manuscripts on the subject.
Currently co-operating with two
authors on projected publications. He
believes that there is a genuine
phenomenon, but the evidence is
being swamped and adulterated by an
increasing number of hoaxed
One time Comptroller and Trustee of a
local museum, he is the author of
many books on local history. Currently
residing in southwest France, he is
eagerly awaiting a genuine French
|Coast to Coast AM Presented by George Knapp - Interview with BLT Research Chairwoman,
Nancy Talbott. Aired January 17, 2015.
|George Knapp raises the thorny allegations by Colin Andrews Blind Test.
Begins at time marker: 1Hr:06mins:10secs
|The original footage of Colin Andrews blind testing BLT's plant analysis and useing BLT's
own sampling team. Filmed at Longstock farm, Stockbridge, England on 3 August, 1995
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|Nancy Talbott's January interview with George Knapp on Coast to Coast AM radio was recently brought to my
attention by someone from my website. I listened to the interview with interest and was disturbed by the many
inaccuracies, some of which were clearly libelous. Although my website has a longstanding article documenting
the blind testing of W.C. Levengoods plant analysis, Talbott's interview deserves an update. If you're viewing
this article on social media, you might want to click on this link to my website for the complete documentation:
|Colin Andrews is not a biologist but has worked with many who are. One such renouned scientist who he has
sought advise during the 1990's was Dr. Milton Wainwright - Senior Lecturer, Department of Molecular Biology and
Biotechnology, The University Sheffield, UK. Seen here with Dr. Rachel Davey. And below Colin seen with
laboratory technician Matt Moniz at Springbourne Labs, MA, USA who was himself working with William Levengood.
|Below is Colin and Pat Delgado carrying out
research in the early days. The very first plant
samples analysed by Levengood came from
them. This was nearly ten years after they
started the research into crop circles but even
then the results of Levengood's analysis were
signed as Dr.W.C. Levengood
|BLIND TESTING INCREDIBLE CLAIMS FROM BLT
ANALYSIS OF PLANTS FROM CROP CIRCLES & WIND DAMAGE.
Colin Andrews - updated April 23, 2015
Coast to Coast AM interview by George Knapp
with Nancy Talbott
Jan 17, 2015
Reference to comments by colin andrews starts:
1hr 6 minutes:
GK: Just as folks were coming after him (RvdB),
for a variety of reasons, they came after you too.
NT: Oh sure.
GK: I read online . . I can imagine this crop circle
research, gets .. very intense rivalries, just as in
the ufo field which have developed that i know of.
I saw colin andrews has written something pretty
nasty about you, saying ..accusing you of doing
what national geographic did....
NT: don't pay attention to colin
GK:.. that someone had gone out in the field,
created a crop circle, took some samples out of
it, sent them to BLT . .
NT: that's colin being colin. Its not worth
discussing George.. . .
GK: well I am asking about it anyway.
NT: wa wa what is your question?
GK: My question is, what is your response to colin
andrews saying that you guys took these
samples, that you guys made, and and analyzed
it and said that it had been something
anomalous. That the nodes had been exploded
NT: OK, OK, Ive got it, Ive got the question.
NT: He got it a little wrong there...
NT: what happened was. One year I hired a
number of workers in england to do some of the
plant sampling for me. One of the teams I hired
was a nephew and niece of his. Never occurred
to me that they would cheat, never. And they,
along with several others were hired to do certain
circles and I decided which circles were to be
sampled. And when a circle would appear, I
would decide every fifth or tenth one or what ever
and I would send a team out to do it. In this case
it was one his niece and nephew ...were chosen
to sample. They went to the formation and while
they were there, colin went along with a video
camera, had them make another circle near the
one that was there anomalously. He video taped
the entire thing and then the sampled both the
one they had made and the thing that was there
anomalously but they indicated that the entire
thing had been there. In other words they didn't
tell me or Levengood that these samples came
from two different types of thing. They implied that
the two circles were part of the original
anomalous thing and all the labels were all
labelled that way. OK, it comes in here into the
States and I don't know what has happened, only
what the field workers tell me, and Levengood is
even blinder than I am because I am handling all
of the samples. Levengood only takes it from me,
as it gets it as to what the truth is. So, as far as he
knows he's gotten samples from two parts of one
crop circle. And as he is doing the work, he is
finding the difference. The node length changes
between these two things were different. It wasn't
the same. Then he started doing other tests and
found differences also. Very confused because
as far as he knew, these were two parts of the
same thing, right. In his report which he wrote up,
he clearly indicates that these variations between
the two sets of samples. Him of course being
completely ignorant that one has been man
made by colins niece and nephew. He sends the
report out, the second colin gets it, he pops
himself down with one of his video cameras and
holds the thing up and starts to talk about how
Levengood has made a mistake, has mistaken
because colin doesn't understand the report. He
doesn't realize (laughing) in the report Rob... I
mean Levengood has clearly identified there is a
difference between circle A and circle B. And not
only did he record all this as if he was . . you
know, some sort of authority, he then sent a copy
of this tape that he has all put together, of his
niece and nephew making the circle. They are
setting Levengood up, Levengood goes for it, he
doesn't understand it, bla bla, and they send it to
Rockefeller. Colin sent it to Rockefeller, in an
attempt to see to it that Rockefeller would not
fund the project. Our project. It didn't work
because his lady who gets all Rockefeller's mail,
sent me the video tape, so I knew what colin and
done. I don't know if Laurence ever found out,
ever saw the video at all but the particular one
Colin sent was sent to me and I then knew what I
was dealing with. That his niece and nephew had
participated in this when they were being paid by
me. You know, all their expenses and stuff, to do
this work for Levengood.
So that's my reply. How do you like that?
GK: Well I think it was a good explanation and I
think it was important for you to say it. That was
one of the things that colin had said online, I had
read it earlier today that he couldn't get a
response from you.
(at this stage in discussion time marker: 1hr, 10
mins, 51 secs )
continued: Are there patterns . . (NT interrupts)
NT: I don't like to get into this nasty stuff, it
doesn't . . the circles are not about this kind of
thing. I know this . what ever they are, this isn't
what they are about, and Colin tries to keep
himself relevant by injecting himself into these
things and its so distasteful to me.
The CA references end: 1hr, 11mins, 12 seconds.
GK: Can you talk about where the phenomenon
might be heading? um, I'm wondering if there is a
larger pattern. For example with UFOs there are
waves where these things happen. Is there
anything like that, ah has anyone . . Talbott
NT: I don't know, plus what ever it, it is that the
most interesting stuff that I know of is, going on
crop circle wise is going on around Robbert
(Robbert van den Broeke). Interview continued.
To listen to whole interview select Coast to Coast
AM link. top center
|Colin worked in the 1990's with Dr. Milton
Wainwright - Senior Lecturer, Department
of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,
The University Sheffield, UK. Seen here
with Dr. Rachel Davey
April 23, 2015
Colin is still in recovery following his
serious health emergency in late
March. He thanks everyone for their
wonderful support and kind
messages. While his current focus
must be on full recovery, which is
proceeding well, regrettably he feels
strongly about a recent Coast to
CoastAM interview with Nancy
Talbott, hence the following:
Colin Andrews responds to the
Coast to Coast AM radio interview
with Nancy Talbott (BLT): ANDREWS
BLIND TESTING OF BLT's
INCREDIBLE CLAIMS FOLLOWING
ANALYSIS OF PLANTS FROM CROP
CIRCLES AND WIND DAMAGE. Why
did Talbott fail to answer the most
important questions, instead create
a myth in her attack on Andrews and
fabricate all of the facts? All of them.
Andrews video of the 1995 Blind
Test is released now for the first
time and more documentary
evidence that Levengood got it very
wrong and even took part in blind
testing those around him!!!!. Colin
comments: Its important for those
who have and are studying crop
circles and the consciousness
connections to know what
information to trust and what not to. If
we can’t pin down the here and now,
what hope have we to push into the
frontiers of other much less visible
realities? That is why I am incensed
by the false material emanating from
Nancy Talbott and BLT. I would want
to have confidence that I could
believe hard black and white facts
related to the here and now, such as
flattened plants, before I am
prepared to venture into the territory
she claims is real and which she
also claims comes in messages
from the deceased Elvis Presley,
John Lennon, JFK, Dutch Royalty
and many more, even my deceased
friends and former crop circle
researchers, Pat Delgado, Paul
Vigay and David Kingston, etc. This
rebuttal relates only to plant analysis
and her false claims.
April 25, 2015
Angry response from original sampling team member
YouTube video removed by
Coast to Coast AM.
Interview available on
Coast to Coast website:
|THIS CASE IS CLOSED