Interview with Farmer David White

I went to the Hackpen Hill formation today and filmed this short interview with the farmer Mr David White.

Mr White made it perfectly clear that he doesn’t want people to go into the formation.

He was arranging for the formation to be cut out, but having spoken with myself and Paul Johnson, he agreed to allow the formation to remain for aerial photography only.

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    • Mike
    • July 2nd, 2011

    Why is it that the farmer is quick to spot people in the field, and yet never spots the crop circle makers? If the makers work in daylight and the farmers are always on the lookout, isn’t there a high probability of them being seen and identified? The risk of discovery must act as a deterrent. It must be that they only work at night, when the farmers find it difficult to see them. If they work with lights, why are they not seen by farmers on night patrols? If they work without lights, why are there no obvious innacuracies and mistakes and unfinished work? If the answer is that this is an unexplainable natural phenomenon, why is it not regarded as a subject for research by leading scientists?

    • Colleen Berg
    • June 11th, 2011

    Thank you Gary for that wonderful farmer interview (and the other videos you do). I would love to see more of that. I think it is a great way to bridge an understanding between the researchers and the farmers. If we all could look outside the circle (box), we may be able to come up with some creative ways to help compensate the farmer’s losses. I’m looking forward to visiting some circles (with the farmer’s permission) in late July. Visiting from U.S. Thanks again.

    • Tom
    • June 10th, 2011

    Where are your updates? Come on!

    • Sorry for the delay, I just finished the final filming with Michael today, so all being well it will be up within 48 hours. Gary.

    • Diane Marcotte
    • June 8th, 2011

    Well it is clear from this interview that the people who are the problem are the unscrupulous Crop Circle enthusiasts. I do feel for the farmer and applaud him for being willing to be interviewed. It is HIS land and he has every right to refuse entry. Of course this is disappointing to those who wish to walk the Crop Circle but that is life. To think that people would leave notes instead of funds in the donation box or even steal the contents is unconscionable. Like so much in life, it is the actions of the few that ruin it for everyone else.

    Diane Marcotte

    • marieke
    • June 1st, 2011

    to Joan:
    “A side note, he mentions the toxic danger of walking in his fields, yet, isn’t he farming a edible food product????”

    Welcome to the real world! That’s how we feed both our cattle, pigs, etc, and ourselves.
    By the way, I’ve never heard about circles being made in smallscale acres that grow organic (without pesticides/gmo/ fertilizer) crops.. Maybe the makers want to make something clear to us?
    Marieke.

    • Brian Crook
    • June 1st, 2011

    Well done Gary. Farmers react in differnet ways. Chris Combe who farms on Roundway near Devizes had his children, who were on holiday, sit next to his honesty box and collect £2.00 from each person. They also had aerial printouts of the formation and books etc for sale. He estimated over £1000 damaage but recovered most of this.

    • Linda Jones
    • May 31st, 2011

    Interesting to hear the views of the farmer and how crop circles affect him. Perhaps those wanting to look closer at the circles need to bear in mind that this is the farmer’s livelihood? Looking forward to more postings as the season progresses.

    • Elizabeth Rosson
    • May 31st, 2011

    I think this was an exceptionally good interview. The farmer was very clear and from what he said, appeared to express a fair and just argument for people staying out of his fields. What a difficult situation for him to deal with. I think his kindness won out and if people will respect his (and other farmer’s positions), everyone might benefit from the mystery of the wonderful formations. Thanks for your interview and showing it.

    Elizabeth

    • Marianne Krüll
    • May 31st, 2011

    Thank you Gary for having reached out to the farmer to make his statement. He is of course contradicting himself: If he would destroy the cropcircle and lose the grain it would be even be more loss of grain than if he let people come in on the tramlines into the formation! And the loss in the following year is certainly not great. No, what it is all about is to protect himself from the fearful idea that there is some other reality beyond what we normally accept as “real” in our materialistic view of the world. He did not answer your question as to the meaning of cropcircles as “a message to mankind” that the cropcircles have for us.
    But thanks to you, Gary, that you managed to convince him that he would not cut it out immediately. The warning against the poison he is putting on the crop was startling for me! But do put a sign up with that information!
    Marianne

    • joan
    • May 31st, 2011

    So glad you caught this cropcircle before it is cut down! Looking forward to the pics.

    I wonder who the farmers think makes these cropcircles. I understand it’s a financial crisis for them when they are formed, but, don’t they wonder who or what does these?

    A side note, he mentions the toxic danger of walking in his fields, yet, isn’t he farming a edible food product????

    JD.

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