Gloucestershire Earth Mysteries No.15

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Hi,

I don't know if this is the best place to post this. I'm really keen to try to get hold of Gloucestershire Earth Mysteries no. 15 1993, would anyone happen to know where I might get hold of a copy? Or does anyone have one that they would be willing to scan/photocopy? I'd be happy to pay for their time /expenses.
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Hi,

I don't know if this is the best place to post this. I'm really keen to try to get hold of Gloucestershire Earth Mysteries no. 15 1993, would anyone happen to know where I might get hold of a copy? Or does anyone have one that they would be willing to scan/photocopy? I'd be happy to pay for their time /expenses.
Thanks,
Don't know if this helps with what your after, or not 'Rob1n,' but it seems that particular issue is caplunked!
https://m.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?
 

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Hi,

I don't know if this is the best place to post this. I'm really keen to try to get hold of Gloucestershire Earth Mysteries no. 15 1993, would anyone happen to know where I might get hold of a copy? Or does anyone have one that they would be willing to scan/photocopy? I'd be happy to pay for their time /expenses.
Thanks,
Welcome to the board :)

I can only find one listing for it and its on amazon, its in Spanish and its not available :(

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Thanks for your welcome to the board and your replies.

It looks like it's going to be harder to find than I thought.

I'm still looking though, you never know!
 

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AFU (in Sweden):

http://www.afu.se/afu2/

... lists GEM #15 within their ever-expanding periodical archive collections.

The latest (2020) archive holdings listing can be accessed as an Excel spreadsheet at:

http://www.afu.se/afu2/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AFU-Mags-2020.xlsx

I'm not aware that AFU offers to loan or copy any of the materials in their archives. However, you now know there's at least one copy in existence at a known location.
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Thanks for your welcome to the board and your replies.

It looks like it's going to be harder to find than I thought.

I'm still looking though, you never know!

Is it one article in particular? or you want the whole thing?

Edit to add: I have two articles from number 13, for example.
 

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Funny enough I've already contacted AFU Sweden, I've bought stuff from them before and I noticed they had a copy in their collection. I've emailed them to ask if they'd sell me a scanned copy and I'm still waiting to hear from them.

It was really just the crop circle article I wanted. I came across an old Southampton UFO Group newsletter on archive.org, for 1993, which had a brief review of some journals, including this:

Gloucestershire Earth Mysteries.. No 15 1993.
Again, this is a new magazine to me, and a subject I must admit, I do not look at very often. The magazine covers such subjects as Gloucestershire ley lines, stone magnetism, book reviews...and other related subjects. What I liked very much about this edition, is a look at Gloucestershire ufo cases from 1939 - 1992.. Also, articles looking at crop circles, with a look at the hoax at Berry Pomeroy...

It was the "hoax at Berry Pomeroy" bit I was interested in. It seems to imply that it was in that particular issue.

Thanks for all your replies, you've been very helpful.
 

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It was really just the crop circle article I wanted. ...
It was the "hoax at Berry Pomeroy" bit I was interested in. It seems to imply that it was in that particular issue.
You may want to ask AFU if the GEM #15 crop circle content consists of anything more than two published letters from Pat Delgado and Doug Cooper. An early 1993 issue of The Crop Watcher newsletter printed both letters with GEM editors' permission. This re-publication attributes both letters to GEM #15.

Here is the full text of both letters as re-published in a single stretch of text in the newsletter. The entire text of the newsletter can be accessed at the link below.
The Crop Watcher
Issue 16 March/April 1993 ...

Gloucestershire Earth Mysteries has just published an interesting letter from Pat Delgado. Thanks to Danny Sullivan and Jo-Anne Wilder for allowing me to reproduce his letter in full:- "This is to give a light resume of part of the overall crop circle and other associated situations as I see it in January 1993.

It is because so many phenomena are inter-related that it is impossible to isolate and pursue just one, progress made along any one avenue of thought automatically opens doors on either side. Through any of these doors are further similar networks and so on ad infinitum, hence the chaotic universe.

There have been a great many changes in time that has passed, changes in people, attitudes and events, some inevitable others significant in their own right. During the autumn of last year I could foresee the pattern of events and situations that were to take place this year. Consequently I decided to observe from the side lines and to become involved with visits to crop circle sites on a limited basis, even so, I met many old friends and made many new ones.

There is no doubt that the hoaxing element has created some confusion, but it is amazing such a high percentage of people see that as the natural progression of humanity. Beneath the maelstrom of manual replication and the insincerity it brought with it, the true simple crop circle phenomenon continues as serenely as ever as it probably has done for thousands of years.

Not only have we seen the evolution of crop circles keep pace with the expectations of ascending interest but parallel with this and because of it, has been the expansion of the human minds in many directions. This is a minor miracle in itself because it has elevated many thousands of people's thinking capacity to heights unattainable by usual mundane standards.

Regardless of how crop circles are created, the proof is everywhere that they touched a nerve that caused a world-wide explosion of curiosity and lateral thinking unequalled in modern times. The latent and enormous desire for people wanting to unit and communicate about subjects orthodox science cannot explain has been made blatantly obvious. Because the door to the hitherto unexplained has been flung wide open, it can also be said that some religious, political and security factions are not without some concern as it may be seen that a certain amount of 'control' may be at risk.

Some crop circle groups have petered out, possibly through the inability to see beyond crop circles or not recognising the mandatory requirement to embrace a wider scope of mysteries that run parallel to the original subject. I am sure that at whatever level people are aware of crop circles their minds have benefited to some degree of positive expansion. Again this year many people have experienced the continuance of inexplicable sights and sounds, both in and away from crop circles. My analysis shows that mysterious phenomena can occur almost anywhere at any time. It would be true to say that certain categories of phenomena are associated with certain localities and this may be related to expectancy. Photography also continues to reveal anomalies that defy the experts and specialists. There are individual prints of crop circles developed from an otherwise perfect roll which have all-over hues or bands or blobs of red or blue. Other photos have captured mysterious objects in the sky or at ground level. Tape recorders are continuing to record a variety of strange sounds in and out of doors.

It is not uncommon at the beginning of each year to wonder what the future holds and the crop circle subject is at the forefront of many people's minds. Of course we can only wait and see despite the attraction of speculation. Whatever occurs we should accept it with an open mind and realise we are witnessing, not only the evolution of this particular subject, but the evolution of mankind and all of its confusing facets. It is a wonderful thing to communicate in this way through this publication [GEM], it provides the opportunity to progress together in seeking a broader awareness and the truth." Pat Delgado.

So, if I read these musing correctly, Pat Delgado now accepts that crop circles have been around for "thousands of years" and (presumably) he too accepts that there must be a natural solution for the non-hoaxed formations. As for the rest of this letter, if any readers have the slightest clue what this Delgado is talking about I'd love to know. Please write to the Editorial address on page 2 so that we can enlighten everyone. Our thanks to GEM for allowing us to reproduce this letter.

Also in GEM 15 there is the following letter from BUFORA's Doug
Cooper:- Berry Pomeroy Hoax Exposed

"I have reason to doubt the authenticity of the crop circle formations at Berry Pomeroy, South Devon last year. My reasons are based purely on my findings, having researched the events surrounding these formations and a certain gentleman called Peter Glastonbury (PG). During last summer, starting in June, a number of formations of laid crop were found at Berry Pomeroy by PG. PG lives or rather did live at a place known as True Street House which is adjacent to the field where all the formations were found. The first formation (a dumb-bell) cam to my notice via a local TV report (8th July). During this report a discussion took place between a reporter and PG who stated that at the time of the dumb-bell's formation three motorcycle accidents had taken place and in each case the rider had been killed. He also stated that two hay barns had caught fire within the area at the same time !

I contacted PG that evening and visited Berry Pomeroy on July 13th. On arrival PG escorted us to the formation and told us about the three accidents and the barn fires. On inspecting the dumb-bell I was not impressed and it was my impression that the formation was man-made. Whilst at Berry Pomeroy PG informed me of another dumb-bell he had found at a place called Guzzledown, near Broxham. Again on visiting the site I got the impression it was man-made. Some two weeks later this formation was mysteriously visited and the letters FT were added to the top of the circle. What FT meant is anybody's guess, but in view of later events, i.e. an article that appeared in Fortean Times, October 1992, I assume there has to be some connection !

During the next few weeks a number of other circles/formations were found at Berry Pomeroy, all by PG. There was even one found in a field that I had suggested to PG would make a good site - I'll say no more than that !

Because of the extraordinary claims made by PG, i.e. the accidents and the fires, I wrote to all the local Police, Fire and Ambulance services seeking confirmation. Needless to say, I did not receive any confirmation from these agencies and have to conclude the whole story was a fabrication by PG.

There is also the case of the so-called mysterious photograph depicting a 'bright star-like formation' over the first dumb-bell. This photo was published in Fortean Times, October 1992, with a report from PG concerning the accidents. In August 1992 I
was informed by PG that he had been involved in the production of a similar 'star formation' on the front cover of Kindred Spirit magazine. Some time later during a telephone call PG told me he knew how to produce the type of effect seen on the photograph, simply by double exposure and light enhancement. I then of course asked him if he had faked the photograph, but sadly he still insisted that it was genuine."

Once again it seems clear that UFO hoaxers already know what kind of "effects" UFOs are supposed to leave behind - in this case some kind of residual energy field. This same motif crops up (sorry) in most of the popular crop circle books (it even crops up in our own book, but that's a closely guarded secret). Taylor's photographs of "two black-ribbon darts" (described on page 98 of "Circular Evidence") demonstrates that Taylor also knew what UFOs are supposed to be capable of doing.

Regular readers will know that in addition to Fortean Times' promotion of Glastonbury's photograph The Cerealogist also promoted this hoax on page 9 of its Winter 1992 issue. I suppose this just goes to show that in anomaly research nothing has been learnt from the lessons of history. I gather too that John Michell was none-too-pleased at the suggestion in GEM that whoever created the Barbury Castle formation did so as some kind of "wind up" aimed at himself. This is something which one or two other researchers (not connected with CERES) have also suggested to me. Now what kind of so-and-so would do something like that ? A sociologist perhaps ?

If you want to know what's going on crop-circle wise in Gloucestershire I suggest you obtain a copy of GEM as Danny and Jo-Anne are both on the boil. See the address on page 36.

SOURCE: http://linuxmafia.com/pub/skeptic/general/crop-watcher/cw-16.txt
 

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I think you've cracked it! Excellent. You guys are amazing!
I'm sure that's all there is to it and I won't be needing the GEM mag. now

Thanks again to you all, good work.
 
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