By Linda Moulton Howe – Earthfiles.com
September 10, 2016 Ansty, Wiltshire, England – On August 17, 2016, Earthfiles reported that the wheat pattern in Ansty, Wiltshire, U. K. — 14 miles southwest of Salisbury — is a match for the original MOTHERSHIP Glass logo created in 2012 by glass artists Scott Deppe and Jake Colito at a secret studio location in Bellingham, Washington. See: 081716 Earthfiles.
On Friday, August 26, 2016, I was given a phone number to the Ansty Pick Your Own Farm Shop owned and managed by Karen Price — also known as “K” or “Karren.” Her PYO farm for several years has had mazes in the big field behind the farm shop for publicity and entrance fees.
Blackmore Vale Magazine reported on July 13, 2012, about Ansty PYO’s celebration as Agricultural Business of the Year in 2012 and wrote: “K took on what was a very basic PYO site in 1998. The business was revamped with help from her parents Jackie and Robin Oborne, who gave up dairy farming to concentrate on the new enterprise in 2000. A farm shop followed shortly after, and in 2006, the family opened tea rooms, where customers can enjoy K’s award-winning home-baked cakes and bread. The farm also has a very popular crop maze each summer. Ansty PYO and Farm Shop is located on the A30, six miles east of Shaftesbury. The farm shop and tea rooms open Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and Sunday and Monday 10 AM to 4 PM.”
I wanted to learn when K. Price first saw the controversial MOTHERSHIP pattern in her wheat field and to ask her straightforwardly if she collaborated with MOTHERSHIP Glass in Bellingham, Washington, to allow the large circular pattern to be made in exchange for money. But within a minute on the phone, she made it clear that she did not want to talk by hanging the phone up on me right after she said, “I wasn’t even here. I was away on holiday. I know nothing about it!”
However, that turns out not to be true, according to one of the Ansty residents, who says it was only K’s parents, Jackie and Robin Oborne, who went to Devon for five days in early August. K. Price remained on her PYO Farm while eight people worked with poles and lasers, first in the cover of darkness on the first three nights. Then those people worked shifts during daylight for the next two weeks, looking like farm hands in the wheat, except their three vans of equipment parked behind K. Price’s Pick Your Own Farm Shop were not local Ansty vehicles.
I was puzzled about why no one from the Ansty village had talked on or off the record since the first August 12, 2016, aerials appeared on the web — especially Karen Price if she had truly been away on holiday and was not a collaborator with MOTHERSHIP Glass to put the Bellingham, Washington glass studio’s logo in her wheat field for a fee. So I asked computer technician Ian Halling — a colleague in England who has long worked with me on animal mutilation investigations — to see what he could find out firsthand in a trip to Antsy, Wiltshire, on September 4, 2016. The following interview is Ian’s report to Earthfiles on September 8, 2016.
Ian Halling, Computer Technician and Earthfiles.com Contributor, Gloucestershire, England: “I visited the village of Ansty on Sunday, September 4, 2016. In the afternoon, I spoke to several residents of the village. I’m going to refer to the first as Resident 1. He did not want to go on the record. He did not want to be identified. He did not want to give me his name. But he said for a fact “it was a certainty that the formation that appeared near the Ansty Pick Your Own Farm Shop was man-made.”
I asked him how he knew for a certainty and he said for two reasons: 1) He read it in a local paper. 2) He knew the owners of the farm shop. That’s all he was prepared to say.
I then spoke with another resident I’ll call Resident 2, who was happy to give me an eyewitness account, but I’m not to use their name.
Contrary to previous reports, the Ansty Pick Your Own Farm Shop is quite isolated. Previously people have said it was ringed by vegetable and fruit stands or stores. That’s not true. The PYO shop stands more or less on its own with a field behind it and an escarpment of hills behind it.
WHICH DIRECTION IS THE PYO FARM FROM THE CENTER OF ANSTY?
Southwest. You would travel on High Street south through the small village of Ansty (population 127 people), until you come to the A30. Then you turn right a short distance to the Ansty PYO & Farm Shop on the left off A30 managed by Karen Price, also known as “Karren,” and “K” to the local residents.
The PYO & Farm Shop has a gate that opens up into a parking lot on the right hand side. You carry on around some buildings, including a tea room and farm shop, and then Karren Price’s wheat field is immediately to the side of that.
The wheat field faces out from the back of the farm shop towards the escarpment of hills. It is lower in elevation than the rest of the property and in front of it, there are lots of strawberry plants, which were from waist to shoulder level on me and are grown on what are called tabletops. These plants are covered up with plastic coverings and I was told this berry cover-up helped to keep the general public from seeing what was going on in the wheat field when it was being turned into the MOTHERSHIP Glass logo pattern.
Further covering up the circlemakers’ work in the wheat field behind the PYO Farm Shop is a parking lot where vehicles and farm machinery are between the Farm Shop and the wheat, blocking the view until the formation was ready to announce to the world as happened on August 12, 2016, when aerial images were posted on Cropcircleconnector.com.
I was told by Resident 2 in Ansty, who did not want to be identified to avoid causing bad feelings with Karren “K.” Price. I don’t believe any money was paid to keep Resident 2 quiet. The Ansty PYO Farm Shop is the local hub of the small neighborhood of some 127 residents. And everybody there knows everybody else and everybody’s business.
SO, IAN, IS IT FAIR TO SAY ABOUT THIS SMALL VILLAGE OF 127 PEOPLE IN ANSTY, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND, THAT AN OUTSIDE PARTY WAS ABLE TO PAY KARREN “K.” PRICE TO MAKE THE LARGE WHEAT FORMATION AND NOBODY TALKED BECAUSE ALL RESIDENTS THERE ARE INTIMIDATED BY K. PRICE AT THE PYO FARM?
Yes, I would say honestly that’s the feeling that I got — that people were afraid to say anything bad against Karren, or ‘K,’ as she is most commonly known in the Ansty community.
“8 People Over 2 Weeks Made
the MOTHERSHIP Wheat Pattern”
DID RESIDENT 2 SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO SEE PEOPLE MAKING THE MOTHERSHIP GLASS WHEAT PATTERN?
Resident 2 said the first thing that happened was that 8 people worked in the PYO wheat field for three nights with lights and torches and what looked to be the straight beams of lasers. The equipment they needed to use such as lasers to lay the plants, that equipment wasn’t used during the day. It was used in the first three nights. The night work was done first of all. That was done with poles, lights on poles and lights on helmets — what we call ‘head torches’ — and they also used some lasers.
Resident 2 told me after the first three nights of lights and lasers, that the eight people seemed to work in shifts during the day for the next two weeks. If people had been at the Farm Shop picking strawberries, they might not have noticed two or three people in the wheat field behind the shop. Witnesses most likely would have thought it was just farm workers going about their business. So, eight people for over two weeks made the MOTHERSHIP wheat pattern in K. Price’s Ansty PYO Farm.
There were some photos taken by Miles Johnston after the pattern became public on August 12th that showed what is called “bind weed’ that grows over the top of flattened crop. That was considered evidence that the crop pattern had been laid down for some time by the time of those photos after August 12, 2016.
WHEN DID THE EIGHT PEOPLE FINISH THE WHEAT PATTERN?
Resident 2 could not give me a date of completion, but said the people working in the field on the first three nights were clearly visible because of their head torches, pole lights and lasers. Then Resident 2 realized they were the same people working in shifts during the day for the next two weeks.
SO A TOTAL OF TWO AND A HALF WEEKS TO CREATE THE MOTHERSHIP PATTERN?
Yes. The first work to lay it all out was done at night. It makes sense that people visiting the Farm Shop during daylight would have noticed people with poles and that something odd was going on. So that first lay out work was done secretly at night.
But Resident 2 did not see them every day during those two weeks after the first three nights — just that they were working off and on and that the formation took about two weeks to build in the day after the first three nights of lay out work.
RESIDENT 2 ALSO DESCRIBED TO YOU THATTHE PEOPLE WERE DRESSED IN ALL BLACK EXCEPT FOR ONE IN WHITE?
Well, Resident 2 was very specific to say in the team of 8 people that 7 of them wore all black and one person wore white. Resident 2 said not all 8 were always working at the same time. So it was perhaps done in a shift pattern. But Resident 2 specifically saw 7 people in black and one person in white.
IN THOSE 8 PEOPLE, THE PERSON IN WHITE MIGHT HAVE BEEN USED LIKE A MARKER IN THE FIELD?
Exactly. The white clothed person was perhaps the leader, the one to go ahead and the others would follow that leader. Or the white was used for line of sight.
What Did MOTHERSHIP Wheat Logo Cost?
DID RESIDENT 2 HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY WAS PAID KARREN K. PRICE TO MAKE THE PATTERN IN THE FIELD?
Resident 2 said the cropcircle-making team had paid to do the formation. ‘The farmer who owned the land was heavily compensated for the damage that was caused.’
So there appears to be two sets of payments going out: one to K. Price for the ability to stage the formation in her wheat field behind her PYO Farm Shop. The other one was payment for the compensation to the land owner, who is NOT the Price family, for damage to the wheat crop.
SO DID THE MONEY GO TO K. PRICE FROM MOTHERSHIP GLASS IN BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, FOR AN ELABORATE ADVERTISING SCHEME CONSISTENT WITH MOTHERSHIP GLASS’S ATMOSPHERE OF MYSTERY AND SECRECY AND NOBODY CAN TALK WITH THE GLASSMAKERS DIRECTLY.
I would think so, and perhaps you could speculate that quite a large sum of money was paid and therefore quite a lot of pressure was put on certain people not to talk about it. And hence, the strange disconnect of a large wheat formation that makes world news, but not a single person in the small village would talk about it!
However, I also tried to talk with Robin Oborne, Karren Price’s father. He is married to Jackie Oborne. According to Resident 2, it was the parents that were away on holiday for 5 days to Devon in early August. And that the pattern was emerging in the wheat field at that time.
I was told that Karren Price was not on holiday, that it was a popular misconception that apparently Karren contributed to the cover-up by telling people she had been gone from the farm as well, but that’s not true. She was there the whole time, according to Robin Oborne. He told me, ‘The wheat pattern has nothing to do with us. It appeared while we were away.’ He was talking about himself and his wife Jackie. Karren, their daughter, was not with them.
In fact, another resident of Ansty told me that K. Price was there the whole time.
SO K. PRICE’S PARENTS WERE GONE, BUT SHE WAS THERE AND THAT WOULD EXPLAIN THAT WHEN I CALLED HER ON AUGUST 26, 2016, AND TALKED TO HER DIRECTLY TO ASK FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE FIRST DATE THE PATTERN WAS FIRST DISCOVERED, K. PRICE HUNG UP ON ME. SHE OBVIOUSLY HAD RECEIVED THE MONEY, KNEW ABOUT THE PATTERN’S CREATION, KNEW ABOUT MOTHERSHIP GLASS AND K. PRICE WAS UNPREPARED TO TALK TO PEOPLE WHO ASKED STRAIGHTFORWARD QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONFUSING SITUATION.
Yes, we know Karren refused to talk with Jaime Maussan and Gary King. [Jaime is a TV journalist in Mexico City, Mexico. Gary King is a U. K. crop formation investigator.]
YES, AFTER JAIME FLEW FROM MEXICO CITY TO ENGLAND AND THEN DROVE ALL THE WAY TO ANSTY BECAUSE GARY KING SAID HE HAD SET UP AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PYO SHOP OWNER.AT THE TIME, GARY WAS TRYING TO DEFEND K. PRICE, AS GARY TOLD ME ON THE PHONE, HE FELT SORRY FOR HER BECAUSE THE WORLD WAS ASKING HER TOO MANY QUESTIONS AND SHE WAS FEELING HARRASSED. BUT WHEN GARY AND JAIME GOT TO THE FARM SHOP, K. PRICE WOULD NOT TALK ON CAMERA WITH THEM.
That’s right. There are some still shots on YouTube from when Gary and Jaime were trying to talk with K. Price on camera and she refused. And a younger girl in the PYO shop told me that she never knew anything about the pattern until someone asked her to show them the new crop formation.
I’M ASSUMING THAT EVERYONE THAT WORKED IN THE ANSTY PYO FARM SHOP HAD BEEN TOLD BY K. PRICE, ‘YOU DON’T TALK TO ANYBODY ABOUT THIS.’ AND THEY ALL KNEW IN THE ANSTY VILLAGE THAT THE CROP FORMATION WAS K. PRICE’S DEAL.
Yes, when you look at my photo of the gate to enter the PYO farm property, there is a big red, blue and white sign in the center of the gate that opens to the general public and it says the farm property is monitored by closed-circuit TV 24 hours a day, which I presume is 7 days a week.
I could see cameras there and it seemed to me that if something genuinely mysterious had happened overnight in the wheat field, there might be something captured on cameras. But K. Price never mentioned her cameras which might have recorded a real crop formation going down in a few seconds. So, it’s just as Witness 2 told me, ‘There is no mystery.’
On top of that, another resident told me that K. Price made it clear to some people she knew in Ansty that a crop formation would be appearing before it was made.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST DATE OF COMPLETION?
I don’t know. I couldn’t get anybody to put a specific date on it. I don’t know if people were deliberately muddying the waters, or didn’t care.
WHAT ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHED NOTE IN THE ANSTY PYO FARM SHOP I RECEIVED IN AN EMAIL ON AUGUST 17, 2016, THAT SAID THE PATTERN WAS FIRST DISCOVERED ON SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 2016?
don’t know anything about that.
IT’S WEIRD WE DON’T HAVE A SPECIFIC DATE FROM PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN ANSTY AND GO TO AND FROM THE PYO FARM FOR VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
The first outsider investigators stepped into the formation on August 12th. But as I mentioned earlier, Miles Johnston took photos of binding weeds that grew up around the downed wheat.
So it looks like by August 12th, that formation had been there for at least a week. But even now, no one in Ansty is willing to go on the record with their name to tell the truth that the MOTHERSHIP logo pattern was being made for two and a half weeks by that team of eight people that Resident 2 saw both night and day themselves. It’s an entire English village cover-up!”
Earthfiles.com welcomes further comments from Ansty, Wiltshire, England, residents about what they saw and knew firsthand in July to August 2016, as the MOTHERSHIP logo wheat pattern was created over some 17 days by a team of eight people, seven dressed in black and one dressed in white. All requests for anonymity are honored. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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