- Definitive Astronautical Resolution Of
The UFO Enigma By T. Roy Dutton CEng, MIMechE, MRAeS (Issue 6, 1998)
- This paper presents the culmination of
work reported previously to BUFORA (the British UFO Research Association)
in lectures by Mr. Dutton given during 1976, 1978, 1979l and 1987 (Refs.
- 1) Summary of Findings --- UFO Close
- Thirty-one years' scientific study of
UFO Close Encounter (CE) events has revealed that CE activity is satisfactorily
explained as an important element of an astronautical surveillance of Earth
by technologically-advanced spacecraft. There are clear indications that
the activity originates from extraterrestrial sources, most probably from
bases established within our solar system.
- The adopted strategy seems to involve
frequent meteoric injections of large spacecraft into programmed proximity
with our planet and facilitates: (a) constant monitoring of human developments
(especially, when these occur in areas of historical interest); (b) investigation
by surface-exploration craft of observed changes at pre-selected sites;
(c) investigation of biological, sometimes human, specimens.
- The CE activity is precisely programmed.
This fact was indicated during synthesis of a selected historical data
sample (1885-1971) in an initial study of global activity. Such programming
would facilitate, with precise timing, the issue and retrieval of exploration
craft by spacecraft executing super-orbital passes close to the Earth.
Established navigational links with the stars, with the terminator and
with key points on the Earth's equator have been discovered. Given that
these navigational rules continue to be followed, they facilitate the creation
of a CE event timetable for almost any given location on Earth, excepting
locations in the extreme Polar Regions.
- It seems that sightings of the transient
kind usually occur soon after delivery from space and just prior to departure
for a rendezvous in space. Reports of unidentifiable low-flying dark vehicles,
which display no lights but blot out the stars, have served to indicate
that clandestine operations are being carried out during the intervening
time periods. The timing evidence suggests that one spacecraft with the
ability to change the inclination of its chosen path, or two spacecraft
operating on separate tracks, are employed for the issue and retrieval
of exploration craft.
- The operational model just described
is more fully defined by Chapter 15 of Ref. 6.
- The period of amnesia reported by some
CE witnesses has been found to correspond to the timings of, and the time
span between, two predicted consecutive passes over each of the areas involved.
This means that the often-alleged abduction of such witnesses during the
reported encounters is brought into the realms of reasonable possibility.
There is, therefore, a need to treat such claimants with great respect
during investigation of their claims.
- 2) Crop-Circle Links with UFO Close
- Genuine crop circle formations have refined
characteristics which defy simulation by hoaxers: namely, cell changes
which produce unnatural curvature in plant stems at ground level and at
growth nodes; and (on at least one occasion) changes in seed-head embryos.
They are also precisely formed, sometimes to a single plant stem in the
points of crescents.
- A further refinement has been revealed
by my mathematical analysis of the crop lays. In an independent unbiased
exercise, mathematical analysis of the spiralled flattening found in simple
(genuine) crop-circles led to their simulation using computer graphics
techniques. The precise mathematical laws and sequencing, which appeared
to govern the flattening process, indicated that a technological rather
than a natural solution should be sought. The observed precision, implied
sequencing and the undamaged nature of the severely-bent crop stems in
genuine crop-circle formations, all pointed towards their creation by some
kind of rotating line-scanner, which had radiated a mobile beam of energy
into the crop from above.
- There appeared to be no likely candidates
within the range of currently-usable forms of radiant energy, but it seemed
that microwave gravitational radiation might, conceivably, produce the
effects observed. This discovery of advanced technological precision was
regarded as a pointer towards a possible link with UFO CE activity -- and
this was supported, subsequently, by the outcome of another study.
- There have been at least four occasions
when people have reported having seen genuine crop-circles form as they
watched (Refs. 7 and 8). Typically, the events were reported to have had
durations of only seconds. In three of those cases (in Britain), no explicable
or visible cause was evident: however, a report received from Japan (Ref.
7) alleges that, in 1991, two young Japanese boys reported seeing a red
ball of light descend from the afternoon sky near their village. It was
alleged that a white beam (?) of radiant energy issued downwards from beneath
the hovering object. Two sets of flattened grass rings were then rapidly
produced on the ground by the scanning beam, as the boys watched. The red
object then climbed away into the sky.
- It was found that the times of all these
events were in accordance with the predictions of the discovered UFO CE
programming. In face of all the available evidence, therefore, there now
seems to be no good reason to doubt that genuine crop-formations and UFO
Close Encounters result from the same (non-human) astronautical activity.
- This observation was supported by the
similarity noted in the choice of favoured localities for CE and crop-circle
activities within the U.K.: namely, areas of historical interest where
new developments have occurred or are taking shape.
- The following explanation is put forward
to account for the development of the crop-formations over the years, from
plain swirled circles to complex designs and ciphers:-
- Phase 1 -- The initial purpose for the
radiant scanning may have been to produce images of subterranean objects
and structures. The process incidentally produced neatly swirled circles
in long grass and long-stemmed crops.
- Phase 2 -- When it was noticed that people
were becoming intrigued by the crop-circles being created by scanning
operations, the same kind of line scanner was then used to produce communication
ciphers and artistic designs in the crops. [Whatever the source of them,
some of the 'pictograms' of 1990/1991 were recognisable depictions of solar,
lunar and planetary alignments during the same 24-hour periods.]
- Even before the Japanese story became
known, it was suggested that the hypothetical operations just described
could be performed by hovering stable aircraft, briefly located at high
altitude above targeted fields. Those luminous beams, tubes and balls
of light sometimes witnessed over the crop fields of Southern England could
be visual (ionisation) evidence of the proposed scanning process in operation.
Visual, radar and infrared scans of the skies above the frequently-used
areas could turn out to be far more fruitful than scanning the fields alone.
- 3) Postscript. It is to be expected
that strong objections to these findings will be raised for a variety of
reasons, but those raised so far have not, in any way, changed the conclusions.
Indeed, evidence is coming in, steadily, from Britain and overseas, which
is constantly validating the astronautical model described above; but some
of the objections already registered will be considered and answered below.
- a) "Why should such advanced
vehicles have to follow such rigid rules of engagement which are able to
be understood by mere human beings?" The simple answer is a two-fold
one. No matter by what magical means (black holes, wormholes in space-time,
etc.) they might employ to arrive in the vicinity of the Earth, if they
are to interact with us, they must be to some extent governed by the same
physical laws. Programmed navigational routines facilitate precise surveillance
activities, which can be carried out, most of the time, by automated vehicles
with artificial intelligence.
- b) "Why are the proposed short-term
'super-orbiters', which will be coming and going so frequently, not detected,
visually or by radar?"
- The simple answer to that would be that
they have the means of not being detected: for example, a matt black vehicle
would not reflect sunlight in Space and a radar-absorbent structure would
not reflect radar pulses. Even so, who knows what NORAD radars have detected
over the years? Or, which of the strange bolides sometimes reported were,
in fact, ET spacecraft/aerospace vehicles?
- c) "Why would any alien civilisation
go to so much trouble to visit us so often?" This question usually
has the rider "It doesn't make sense".
- A very good reason for the constant surveillance
and frequent visits to the surface of our planet seems to be that we are
being regarded as suitable cases for experimental observation and treatment.
What seems to be most on trial is our ability to side-track every issue
which is mentally unpalatable to us: such as an acceptance that we could
be at the mercies of members of a non-human species, who may come and go
as they please and use us as they please. Rather than contemplate such
an unhappy reality, too many of us (including many scientists) would prefer
to believe that all the hard-core UFO evidence can be explained, variously,
as mirages, natural ball-plasmas, earthlights, orgone energy, fairies,
earth-spirits, hobgoblins, hallucinations and psychotic delusions.
- In view of the 'cat-and-mouse' game,
which (in the light of the discoveries described above) is clearly being
played, it is probably true that the 'visitors' would prefer that state
of affairs to continue indefinitely.
- A series of three video recordings is
being produced to bring together all aspects of this work. The general
title of the series is -- "We are DEFINITELY not Alone".
- Part 1 was recorded during 1994 and is
available (preferably in batch mail-orders) in both PAL and NTSC formats
from:- Roland's Video Productions, 4 Ranworth Close, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
UK. HP3 9HG. Current Prices (incl P & P): UK £15; USA $28
- Part 2 is currently being edited and
Part 3 is in the process of being scripted. Further information on recent
developments may be found on website http://www.globalserve.net/~mallet/rdutton
- Serious enquiries about the work should
be addressed to: T. R. Dutton c/o 545 Babbacombe Road Torquay. Devon.
TQ1 1HQ UK
- 1. T.R. Dutton 'An objective analysis
of the UFO phenomenon' BUFORA National Congress, 1976
- 2. T.R.Dutton 'UFO distributions in
time and the prediction of future events' BUFORA National Congress, 1978
- 3. T.R.Dutton 'Probing the UFO timetable'
BUFORA Lecture, Kensington, May 1979
- 4. T.R.Dutton 'We are DEFINITELY not
alone' BUFORA Lecture, London B.S., May 1987
- 5. T.R.Dutton 'Proposal for the
creation of an integrated network of global UFO observatories' BUFORA
International Congress, July 1987
- 6. E. Ashpole 'The UFO Phenomena' Headline
Publishers, London. 1995
- 7. G.T. Meaden 'The Circles Effect
and its Mysteries' Artetech Publishing Company, 1989
- 8. Kazuo Ueno 'Eye-Witness Account
of Japanese Crop Formations'. 'The Circular' Quarterly Journal of the
Centre for Crop-Circle Studies, Issue 22, Autumn 1995.
- Important UFO Research Information For
General Release Mid 1997
- T. Roy Dutton, CEng, MIMechE, MRAeS,
volunteered for an early retirement from the Future Projects Department
of British Aerospace PLC, Manchester, during 1991. During September 1993.
he and his wife moved to Torquay, Devon and, since then, he has been pursuing
a number of unfinished private studies. Chief among these has been his
long-standing study of the nature and behaviour of unidentifiable aerial
craft. Thirty years ago, during the summer of 1967, Mr Dutton began a spare-time
professional study of the structured UFOs, which were being reported from
the Manchester area. This led to a comprehensive historical global study
of such events, the earliest happening considered having been reported
from Turkey in 1885. By 1980, a profound discovery had been made. Encounters
with structured yet unidentifiable craft, reported from many parts of the
world, could be identified with a well-organised surveillance and exploration
activity, stemming from Space. The technology described in all cases was
well beyond human accomplishment. Further development of this work during
the 1980s revealed that the events had been precisely programmed, and new
UFO events were continuing to follow those rules. This work has been expanded
during retirement and has resulted in a high rate of correlation which,
it is now claimed, constitutes scientific proof of continual surveillance
of Earth by technologically-advanced Extraterrestrials. Continuous monitoring
of reports from the South West peninsula of Britain is revealing that the
events in that region are following the same rules. Mr Dutton claims that
the demonstrated predictability of the timings facilitates scientific observation
of arrivals and departures of the visiting craft. The setting up of specialised
observatories is being strongly advocated. The work has yet to find a publisher,
except in video form. Several years ago, an ex-aerospace colleague, Mr
Roy Rowlands, owner of a commercial editing company, suggested making a
video record of the material. The vast amount of material to be communicated
dictated that the recording should be produced in three parts. Part 1
was completed in 1995 and Part 2 is currently in progress. So far, sales
of Part 1 have been made mainly to members of various UFO groups. The lack
of a commercial distributor has effectively denied members of the general
public access to the work. The video series has the title: "We are
DEFINITELY not Alone" A second information sheet will be issued to
describe Mr Dutton's work on the Crop Circles mystery. Genuine crop formations
have been shown to be positively linked with the activity described above.
It is important to emphasise that all aspects of Mr Dutton's work can be
- Important Crop Circle Research Notes
For General Release Mid 1997
- These notes summarize investigative work
on crop-circles carried out, since 1988, by Chartered Aeronautical and
Mechanical Engineer, Mr. T. Roy Dutton. A preceding information sheet
describes similar scientifically-based research carried out by Mr. Dutton,
over a thirty-year period, into reports of unidentifiable aerial craft.
The crop-circle investigations began as a result of a public presentation
of his UFO work in London during May 1987. An invitation for Mr. Dutton
to become involved in crop-circles research was issued by Mr. Colin Andrews
at the close of the London lecture. This was responded to and resulted
in frequent trips to Wiltshire and Hampshire during subsequent crop-growing
seasons. The characteristics of genuine flattened-crop circles were observed
- 1) Undamaged crop stems, even though
flattening was complete. A characteristic 'walking-cane handle' bend was
always evident at ground level.
- 2) The flattened crop-stalks were usually
laid down in a spiraled manner, the implied flattening flow being usually
from center to periphery. Frequently, there was visible evidence that
the crop had been flattened in a series of strips, and strips were sometimes
overlaid by others. 3) Outward flow usually ceased abruptly at the periphery,
but the stems in each flattened strip were often seen to have been forced
into the free-standing crop. This characteristic gave the peripheries
of some small circles a notched or toothed appearance.
- 4) The flattened stalks of green wheat
or barley were often found to have been bent laterally, in the direction
of swirled flow. This bending occurred as a result of distortion of the
growth nodes along the length of each stem.
- 5) Green crop stems flattened in the
ways already described would continue to grow and develop from the tip,
which would usually grow upright from the rest of the permanently flattened
- These in-the-field observations led to
recognition of a genuine phenomenon, which could not be reproduced by any
mechanical means. Detailed mathematical analysis of the spiraled crop-lay
patterns led to the discovery that common mathematical laws linked them
all. Application of those laws using computer graphics techniques enabled
a number of photographed crop-circle specimens to be accurately simulated.
- The laws derived from analysis of circles
serendipitously described the behavior of a radiating, rotating, line scanner.
This pointed to causation by a piece of advanced technology currently unknown
to us. The implied projector would also require a stable aerial platform,
operating at high altitude, to be available for each task. All this pointed
towards a link with those unidentifiable aerial craft previously studied.
A supplementary study of the known timings of several genuine crop-circle
events showed them to have been in accordance with the timing rules established
by the previous study. It is important to emphasize that all Mr. Dutton's
findings can be checked by other researchers.
- -- George Bishop <email@example.com