- Colin Andrews was the world's leading authority on Crop
Patterns, right from the time this amazing phenomenon came onto the world's
stage in the mid 1980s. I knew Colin personally, and I am totally sure
the plan described by Colin, below, was later completely executed. Colin
Andrews now wouldn't be able to tell you the truth on the ET origins of
Crop Patterns even he wanted to. If he did, he'd probably have the shortest
life expectancy of anyone on Earth.
- I, myself, was 'taken out' by character defamation. Pat
Delgado was set up, and his spirit never recovered. Colin Andrews was forced
out, as described below.
- 'Cosmic Top Secret' - The Unseen Agenda
- By Jon King
- Editor of UFO Reality (UK) 1998/1999.
- New English Library
- Hodder & Stoughton
- ISBN 0 340 70822 0
- Pages: 279-287
- File 28: Appendix 01 Part 2
- Case Profile: Cosmic Top-X32
- 'The CIA And The Crop Circles'
- [JK = Jon King, CA = Colin Andrews]
- JK: So, Colin. Can you think of any other instances where
government agents have become involved in the crop circles research programme?
- CA: Yes, yes, I can. One instance in particular comes
to mind. A man who announced himself as working for the CIA back in, I
think, June or July of 1989, approached me and said he had been assigned
to 'bring me into a plan', or more precisely, 'buy me into a plan'. He
said this was the sole reason he'd come to England - that his assignment
was to implement and execute this plan in which I was to be involved.
- JK: And did he tell you what this plan was?
- CA: He did, yes. He told me that certain individuals,
all of whom you know, Jon - Richard Andrews, Terence Meaden, Pat Delgado,
to name a few - he told me that the CIA were about to promote each major
researcher in turn and then publicly debunk them. He said this was a ploy
that was frequently used. He said they would give them a stage, encourage
them to declare their hand and, one by one, take them out. He said that
I would then be left with a 'role' that he later revealed to me.
- JK: How did this man make his approach? How did he contact
- CA: Well, when he first arrived, Pat and I were asked
to go up to Pebble Mill television studios in Birmingham to take part in
a programme called Daytime Live. It was a kind of live TV debate situation.
They were going to air the sequence that contained the mysterious sound
detected in a crop formation and recorded by the BBC - the sound that destroyed
a hundred thousand pounds' worth of TV camera one sunny afternoon at a
crop circle site in Wiltshire! As we came on air, they were running this
particular sequence. Anyway, on the morning of the programme we were in
our hotel, and we received a phone call from David Morgenstern of the BBC
who said that they had received some communication from a man who claimed
he had actually seen a crop circle being formed, and what questions should
they ask that would allow them to know if he was telling the truth? So
we gave them some questions that we thought would be helpful. When we arrived
at the studios we were told that this man had been flown directly in to
Birmingham and that we would not be able to meet him because they wanted
it to be an absolutely first-time contact on air. As we came on air they
panned to the studio audience, and this man described what he'd seen, live
- JK: What exactly did he say?
- CA: That he'd been out studying foxes in Scotland, and
that one of the foxes on this particular night had refused to follow its
regular path which, he explained, was not consistent with the usual behaviour
of foxes. I don't know if this is right or not, but it sounded plausible.
The fox apparently refused to go any further and instead went back the
way it had come. The man then apparently heard some rustling, and then
he described the way this circle formed. What he was saying is that the
fox had presumably sensed something strange and that after it had scampered
off he witnessed the formation of this circle. But the point is that his
live TV appearance seemed to legitimize him.
- JK: You think this was his way of becoming accepted on
the crop circle scene?
- CA: Right. From that moment on his being seen in the
presence of the crop circle researchers - myself and Pat in particular
- became acceptable. It was his 'way in', so to speak.
- JK: So what happened next?
- CA: Well, some weeks later there was a rap on my door,
and when I answered it I immediately recognized the man standing there.
It was the 'fox-study' man. He said that he'd come to tell me something
... he wanted me to get Pat Delgado over to my place because he wanted
to talk to both of us. Pat lived about seventeen miles away. It was late
at night but I phoned him and he agreed to come over. When he arrived the
man spent all evening into the early hours with both of us, asking question
after question. He appeared to be comparing the answers I gave against
those that Pat gave. Well, perhaps not surprisingly, Pat eventually grew
more and more frustrated, and said to the man: 'Look, exactly what have
you come to tell us?' But the man just shook his head, as if to say: 'I'm
not ready to tell you yet.' So Pat just stood up and said something like:
'Well, I've got better things to do with my time,' and headed out the door
and went home. He was very angry. The guy accompanied me to the door to
see Pat out (I didn't know whether he was going to leave as well - I was
rather hoping he would, because I was pretty bloody angry about it, too)
but as Pat left and I closed the door the man just spun round on me and
said: 'Get your jacket on. I want to tell you something.' So against my
better judgement I went through into the front room and told my wife I
was popping out for a few minutes (I wanted to tell her so she didn't become
worried). We then went out.
- JK: Where did you go at that time of night?
- CA: We wandered down towards Andover town centre, then
back up Salisbury Road, back and forth, back and forth, questions and more
questions, most of a fairly general nature, but none of the questions were
about me. Rather they were to do with things like, you know: Where were
the circles? Who were we in touch with? What did we know, particularly
about the Russians? That kind of thing. He was asking every question you
could possibly think of that an intelligence agent would probably ask.
But the conversation wasn't going anywhere at all. As for myself I was
furious, but I didn't quite have the courage to walk away.
- JK: But presumably at some point he told you what it
was he'd come to tell you?
- CA: Yes. When we eventually started to walk back towards
my home he stopped on the pavement and said: 'You are now one of us.' So
I said: 'What do you mean by that?' He said, simply: 'CIA.' When I asked
him for ID he just laughed and said: 'You really think a CIA agent would
carry identification?' And then he laughed again. He told me I would never
see his boss, and that he never saw his boss's boss. He said that was the
way it worked. He said that from here on in I was 'one of them'. He gave
me no say in the matter whatever. He never asked me if I wanted to be associated
with the CIA - he just told me that from then on I was to consider myself
one of them. Following this he named a lot of people - most of whom were
my colleagues in crop circle research - who were to be eliminated from
the research programme (he did not mean that they were to be killed or
anything quite like that, but they were nevertheless to be taken off the
stage, so to speak). And they have been. I have watched the process in
operation for some years now - a process he openly told me about on that
night. And every name he named that night has since been 'got at', and
everything that he said would happen has happened.
- JK: Could you give us an example?
- CA: Well, for instance, the following year Terence Meaden
was never out of the newspapers. Nobody else could get a look in. This
is exactly what he told me would happen. But where is Terence Meaden now?
Who knows what Terence Meaden's latest ideas are? Answer: no one. Because,
presumably, his stage has been taken from him - he's been 'taken out'.
Pat Delgado was next, and we all know what happened to him.
- [Author's note: sadly, Pat Delgado was so taken in by
the 'Doug And Dave' episode, and so distraught because of it, that he retired
from crop circle research soon thereafter.]
- JK: Do you think there was a reason why you weren't 'taken
out', too? Did this man indicate why you should be singled out from the
- CA: He did, yes. The CIA guy told me that, so far as
they were concerned, I seemed to have a particular affinity and contact
with the public. 'You have a way,' is what he said. The public identify
- JK: And at the time, of course, you were getting a lot
of media coverage.
- CA: Yes, I was. There were really only two people in
those days, Pat and myself. We'd written a book and it had sold a lot of
copies. We were getting a lot of TV and radio coverage. But a decision
seemed to be made that night that I was the one. I mean, if you look at
it logically, it could have been either one of us. So this man must have
been in a position to make a decision. He must have carried some authority
within his agency.
- JK: Right.
- CA: So he chose me to go with this 'role' ...
- JK: And what was this 'role'?
- CA: Once they had taken these other researchers out of
the frame, so to speak, they wanted me to do something for them. He said
I was to carry on being Colin Andrews, researching the phenomenon, just
doing my thing, and at some point in the near future I would be asked to
do one interview which would enjoy maximum, saturated media coverage. During
the course of this interview I was to make one statement, and one statement
only. They wanted me to state publicly that the crop circle phenomenon
was a hoax. When we got back to my home he said that he would show me how
to say it and what to say. In return for this I was offered a bank account
in Switzerland, in which would be enough money that I would never need
to even think about money ever again. On top of this he said that they
were in possession of some kind of 'instrument' which they would send to
me within two weeks. He said that this instrument would allow me to identify
immediately a real crop circle from a hoax - something that, presumably,
could measure some or other microwave residue, or some other residual effect.
He told me: 'You will then be in a privileged position, and we will put
you right out there as the number one crop circle expert.' He then said
that they would send me to a certain college. . . (which I know to be a
government establishment, so my ears pricked up at this point). . . where
you will be familiarized with coding structures. I mean, this is an absolute
bloody horror story I'm hearing ... I mean, I was . . . God, no one will
ever know how I felt that night. I was terrified. I even cried. I was completely
and utterly bloody freaked. I even saw my daughter the next day and I broke
down while I was talking to her, too. I said to her: 'Darling, I want you
to forget everything I've ever told you about crop circles. I think I'm
in terrible trouble. You know, I'm in bloody trouble.' Of course, she didn't
know what I was talking about but I just wanted my family out of it. It
took everything I knew to get over that ordeal and carry on a relatively
normal life . . . (At this point Colin took a few moments to himself. It
was obvious that the ordeal had affected him very deeply - indeed, that
the memory was as painful as the ordeal itself. A short while later we
- CA: ... So anyway ... I was told that there would be
another couple of contacts made and that these would be 'voice-only' contacts
via the telephone. And sure enough they phoned me, but by this time I'd
had time to think about the situation and I'd decided I was going to take
his head off, you know. There was no way I was going to give them what
- JK: So what did you do?
- CA: I was given a contact number at the Ministry of Defence
and I rang that number and told them that I'd had this approach, but I
was told they had no jurisdiction. Can you believe that? A British subject
was being harassed by a member of US Intelligence and the MoD had no jurisdiction
to protect me! My God! I mean, it really made me ashamed to be British.
Anyway, they also told me that I was not to be concerned, that I should
simply refuse to cooperate with them. They said that if I refused to go
along with it there should not be any danger to me. Hah! I thought: Thanks
for the invaluable assistance!'
- JK: And is that what you did?
- CA: In the event, yes. That's precisely what I did. I
literally ignored the phone calls. And I guess, in retrospect, it might
just have saved my life, the fact that I'd contacted the MoD. Perhaps they
have a little more jurisdiction than they admitted to. Perhaps the fact
that I contacted the MoD meant that the CIA dared not harm me in any way.
- JK: So how did you know which calls to ignore? How did
you know it was them?
- CA: Oh, it was them, all right. The guy was on the answer
machine saying: 'Pick up the phone. Pick up the phone.' But I didn't. I
just let it go. Then the voice said: 'Ring me back at this number.' And
then they gave a number, but I didn't ring back. A few days later they
phoned again, and this time what they said was vile, and frightening. But
my answer was: 'Sorry, I'm not playing.' And that was that so far as I
was concerned. Like I said, perhaps they knew I'd contacted the MoD. Maybe,
just maybe, this was enough for them to leave me alone.
- JK: Have you had similar approaches since you moved to
- CA: Well, nothing quite like that. But I have certainly
been approached, yes. A computer analyst at the Pentagon, for example,
approached me with a person called [name deleted] Pretty soon this woman,
[name deleted], sought [name deleted] out and asked to see her in her office.
Now this meant that my new office - which I used to share with [name deleted]
- had already been infiltrated by people who we now know for sure were
CIA. I have since had several approaches by both of these people.
- JK: Sounds like someone was pretty desperate to gain
access to your database.
- CA: Absolutely. That's the only possible answer. Well,
I know that's what it was all about. They told me so. For instance, [name
deleted], who is an author in the US, offered that I should co-author a
book with her and she went to every extreme in order to get me to agree.
She wanted to work with me on the project in my office here in Connecticut,
which of course would have allowed her unlimited access to my database.
But again, I turned the offer down.
- JK: Well, thank you for being so frank, Colin. I'm sure
you've opened a lot of people's minds about the ways in which the world's
intelligence agencies work and about just how seriously they view the UFO
and crop circle phenomena. Thanks once again.
- CA: My pleasure.
- WHAT HAPPENED TO COLIN
- They got to him. Colin Andrews was taken out of the Crop
Pattern scene. All of us in the Wiltshire area of southern England knew
that ET was making the original Crop Patterns and, at the end of the 1980s,
even though Colin was being very scientifically cautious, we knew that
he knew too - and we were just waiting for him to reveal to the world the
immediate presence of ET in and around the Earth - everywhere. They must
have found some way to get to Colin. In the mid 1990s, it was revealed
that Colin had suddenly started working for a Rockefeller foundation and
had been given a vast fund and/or salary. Colin was a man of principle
- that is why we all liked him so much. Obviously they found a way to coerce
Colin to keep quiet about the ET connection. Colin travelled to the USA
a lot. Perhaps it was during one of these USA visits. Colin had to be silenced.
100s of millions of people worldwide had become interested in the 'out-of-this-world'
Crop Patterns - they were not going to waste 50 years concerted effort
to confuse us about the reality we live in, to let just one single man
change the course of history.
- Michael Irving
- 19th July 2002
- World-Action British Isles