Dear Mr Andrews,

I would like to share with you some information that I have gathered over the past months
regarding one of the mysteries going on in Southern England.

I am not referring here to the delightful, mysterious and controversial «crop circles» but rather
to a phenomenon called «balls of light» by the locals.
Described as having roughly the size of soccer ball, these spheres have been seen flying over
the fields in an apparently intelligent manner, sometimes hovering from a few inches above the
ground up to several feet in the air. According to the numerous documentaries that mention
them, we know that some are silver, others purple, red, golden or blue.

In a book called Nikola Tesla Colorado Springs Notes 1899-1900 edited by Nolit in 1978
(probably still available through used book sellers online), there is a small section of scientific
commentaries written by Alexandar Marincic who was then associate professor of Electrical
Engineering at Belgrad University and scientific adviser to the Nikola Tesla Museum.

In January 3rd of 1900, Nikola Tesla, this famous electrical engineer to whom we owe the
discovery of the polyphased current and many other crucial inventions, was working in his
laboratory in Colorado Spring and he wrote, in his personal notes, the results he had obtained
from an electrical experiment that had produced «fireballs.»

Professor Marincic makes an extremely fascinating comment regarding this experiment. These
fireballs that Tesla was talking about behaved in many, if not all respects, like the balls of light
seen in the fields of England.

«Fireballs are considered to be a form of electrical discharge generated during thunderstorms.
(…) Fireballs are usually red, but other colors have also been observed: yellow, green, white
and blue. Their dimensions vary, a mean diameter being about 25 cm.
«Unlike ordinary lightning, fireballs move slowly, almost parallel to the ground. They sometimes
stop and change their direction of motion. They can last for up to 5 seconds.»
«(…) According to recent theories, fireballs consist of  a plasma zone created by electrical
«The latest research and calculations by Kapitsa show that the lifetime of a fireball cannot be
explained by the energy it receives at the time of the genesis, but that it must receive energy
from its surroundings. Kapitsa theorizes that this external energy is produced by a naturally
created electromagnetic field.»

Marincic continues:

«(…) The diameter of the plasma sphere is determined by the frequency of the external field,
so that a resonance occurs. The usual dimension of fireballs would require that the
electromagnetic field have a wavelength of between 35 and 100 cm. (…) It has been found that
to maintain a lump of plasma in air requires a power of the electromagnetic field of about 500

Now, let us compare the previous statements by professor Marincic to the observations that
were made of balls of lights in the fields of Southern England,

In the book that you have written with your friend Pat Delagdo, «Circular Evidence», a whole
array of events are described that lead the reader to believe that there is, put in a nutshell,
electricity in the air where crop circles are found: increased levels of magnetism, strange
noises coming out of nowhere (knocks, hissing, crackling sounds), compasses spinning in a
counter clockwise direction, bright flashes (maybe due to electrostatic reactions, the same that
occur when we remove our clothes in a dry room in the winter time?)

It seems that whatever makes the crop circles recognisable as «genuine» by the leading
researchers has something in common with electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism or all of
the above.

Maybe there is something in the geology of the Wessex Triangle that  creates these reactions,
a hypothesis well worth exploring. But, let us return to our balls of light for the moment.

It is interesting to read Marincic’s comment regarding the lifespan of usual «fireballs». Five
seconds at most. There is credible footage, however, showing balls of light in the English
landscape having a much, much longer duration. Does this mean that balls of light are not
fireballs or plasma lumps after all? Not necessarily.

In a fascinating report on ball lightning by the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (www. we learn that during a hurricane in the Barbados, in 1786, «a monstrous ‘ball of fire’
(…) remained visible for close to 40 minutes.»

TORRO believes that it can appear in relation to geophysical environments as well as
particular atmospheric conditions.

According to Marinicic’s text, fireballs must receive energy from their surroundings in order to

Is it possible that this could be the same  energy whose effects have been observed in
association with (and not necessarily emanating from) the crop circles? Let us not forget that
an expensive BBC camera was rendered useless during a visit inside a crop circle. This
«energy» is also said to have disturbed helicopters’ and planes’ electronic systems.

Earthquake lights, which are very similar to balls of light, can occur during tectonic pressures in
subsurface areas (faults). Canadian scientist Michael Persinger, who has studied the balls of
light phenomena, quotes Finkelstein, Hill and Powel (1973) who noted that «the electric fields
associated with such mechanical distortion of prone crystal lattices generate values of more
than 100 000 Volts per meter and are capable of ionizing the local air over large areas.»
Note by Colin Andrews: I was given the video seen here and taken by Stephen Alexander
shortly after he filmed the orb at Milk Hill, Wiltshire in July 1990.  It was my research that
found the tractor driver seen in the film. He told me that he stopped his tractor as the 'Ball'
floated about 35-40 feet above his head.  In the original film with the contrast turned right
down, the orb can be seen silhouetted against the bright sky as it suddenly speeds
vertically up into the sky.
Note by Colin Andrews:  This if the famous footage which became known as the 'Oliver's
film.  It was first said to have been filmed on the night of 10-11th August 1996 by a
man calling himself John Weyleigh.  He asked to meet me which I agreed to do.  A copy of
the film was handed to me for analysis with a hand written note agreeing terms by which it
could be shown. I sent the film to be analysed I also engaged a private detective to
investigate Weyleigh and his claim.  The footage was potentially too important to accept at
face value and had to be authenticated.  My detective infiltrated his family and the film studio
he worked at. The footage was found to be a fraud and later the same people, including
Weyleigh, whose proper name is John Wabe, made a second video showing how the first
film was made.  This they tried to sell to Nippon Television in Japan, who would not show it
but kindly provided me with the film for my library. It is a fairly accurate depiction of the balls
of light seen in that area but none so far have been seen making crop circles.
On its website, the US Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program (http://earthquake.usgs.
gov) states that «earthquake lights», which include seismic lightning and «globular
incandescent masses (…) are a recognised geophysical phenomenon.» EHP says that the
proposed mechanisms «include piezoelectric, frictional heating, exoelectron emissions,
sonoluminescence, phosphine gaz emissions and fluid injection (electrikeinetics).

In his paper entitled «Transient Geophysical Bases for Ostensible UFO-related phenomena
and Associated Verbal Behaviour» published in 1976 in the peer-reviewed publication
Perceptual and Motor Skills, professor Michael Persinger from the Laurentian University in
Canada writes extensively about the balls of light.

They were sometimes described, he says, in very interesting ways such as «chains of spheroid
glows moving in the same direction».

Persinger mentions that the luminosities and ionization «can occur in areas of tectonic stress,
without gross seismicity.»

He also mentions facts regarding these luminous sphere that are also familiar to those who
have been inside crop circles: «Close proximity («encounters») to the field (even below
luminogenic potentials) could evoke «tingling/prickly sensations», «apprehension»,
piloerection. (…)»

Balls of light are not a rare phenomenon in Southern England although this area of the world is
not famous for its earthquakes. So what generates them? And what energy sustains their
existence long enough for witnesses to film them for minutes at the time? Should we look into
other forms of energies such as scalar waves to comprehend this mystery? The debate is open.

Kind regards,
Brigitte Trahan
Quebec, Canada
Balls of Light (Orbs), sometimes known by locals in Wiltshire,
England as 'The Avebury Lights'
By Brigitte Trahan
Note by Colin Andrews:  During 1994 I was present  with a team of researchers overlooking East
Field, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England when two army helicopters approached us moments
before they engaged one of the 'Balls of Light' seen quite regularly in that area.
Copyright: Gifted to Colin Andrews - CPR International 1994.
The 'Orbs' we will see more frequently as we open our minds to
their use. They have been here before and will be here for a
long time to come.
Part 2 soon by Colin Andrews:

I believe the 'Orb' is what amounts to an encapsulated soul form, tethered as a harmonic
entity to the mind of a human, animal, extraterrestrial and is an out of body remote travel
experience which can be also experienced in dream state. It can be attained as a product
of highly focused remote viewing by any being.  I believe that this form of travel was well
known and experienced in daily life around 2,600 BCE around the third dynasty - when
the Egyptian Pyramids were constructed.  The mind / matter process is depicted in
numerous Egyptian Hieroglyphics and shown as a product of out of body travel. This
creation has a limited life and is tethered to the third eye of the source at any distance. I
also belief some deceased souls are involved on occasions.

They experience their surroundings and are communicators and are none destructible
spirit form. They are the old fashioned military men's holy grail and is the only object they
badly want to control but never will. The 'Orbs' are all powerful, all knowing and beyond
any weapon man can muster. They are vital to the transition mankind and all earth
creatures and plants are about to experience.

Part 2 soon.
Orbs - part 1
Orbs - part 2