Crop Circle Update 2002 - Pittston, Maine USA


By Kris & Ed Sherwood


Thus far, we have not seen one decidedly non-manmade Crop Circle formation in
2002 in the UK, or Germany for that matter; Canada has reported a few interesting
formations, as has The Netherlands. Despite this, there has been at least one, and likely
two, non-manmade Crop Circle formations in the United States.


Pittston Crop Circle


Photo © 2002 Paul Spera


The one Crop Circle to appear in America this year, that we are confident was a
certifiably non-manmade formation Co-created by what we consider to be the
Primary Source of non-manmade Crop Circle creation, was reported in Pittston,
Maine, on August 4, 2002. Although there was another Crop Circle that sounds
very likely, from the evidence being reported, to be of non-manmade origin that
appeared near Teton, Idaho, (originally reported on the Jeff Rense website) this short
report will highlight the formation that appeared in Maine.

The Pittston Crop Circle, which was discovered in a hayfield of tall grasses that
contained many species of plants, was a proportioned set of three ellipses. It’s
appearance was accompanied by the characteristic reports of unusual light
phenomena seen in the area on the night it was formed (see photo below), and agitated
reactions of the local animals was also reported. Photographer Paul Spera, who visited
the formation shortly after it was discovered, took photos, interviewed local
residents, and submitted his report to The Jeff Rense website where we initially read it.
Paul has generously given us permission to excerpt from his report, and also include some
of the photos he took at the site of this beautiful formation, which measured at
over 100 feet in length.


Crop Circle Closeup.


Photo © 2002 Mark Archambault


Pittston Crop Circle


Photo © 2002 Paul Spera


Center Swirl of Crop Circle

Photo © 2002 Mark Archambault

What first looked like Circles were actually slightly oval in shape, and were swirled
off-center and clockwise with a flowing layered effect which, as Paul reported,
included the observation that the fragile Milkweed plants had been gently bent and
laid down without damage “on top” of the other plants in the formation; additionally
remarkable considering the Milkweed plants were shorter, more delicate, and more
easily bruised than the other plants in the formation.

There were several very intriguing synchronicities that particularly struck us about
this formation, and inspired us to write further comments about it.

As many know who have studied the Crop Circle phenomenon, and as we have
personally experienced in stunning and extraordinary ways: the non-manmade
Crop Circle source demonstrates a highly psycho-interactive nature, and
frequently has been observed to mirror the thoughts and actions of those paying
particular attention to it. This seemed to us to again be very much the case with this
formation as well.

Among the significant synchronicities that struck us about the hayfield ellipses were:
At the time they appeared Ed had been working on a diagram of a very similar set of
Circles that had appeared near Oro-Mendonte Township in Canada in 2000.



Oro-Mendonte Township
Crop Circle Formation

Silhouette Drawing
© 2002 Ed Sherwood

Pittston Crop Circle Formation
Silhouette Drawing

© 2002 Ed Sherwood
Based on formation measurements
by Mark Archambault

At that time we were also in the midst of doing many radio interviews that we were
asked to do as a result of the increased interest in the Crop Circle phenomenon
generated by the film ‘Signs’; interviews in which we had numerously spoken of the
Laguna Canyon Crop Circle formation of 1996 that we had done a thorough report
and investigation of. In our radio interviews, done mostly in the first week of August when
the Pittston formation appeared, we repeatedly mentioned the fact that the Laguna formation
had also appeared in a grassy area comprised of many species of plants.
The Pittston Circles were similarly remarkable in that they were also comprised of many
species of plants, but two in particular stood out visually, which were Clover and Queen Anne’s
Lace. In the Laguna formation two species also stood out, in that they were selectively bent
by the Circle creating force; they were English Plantain and Wild Oats. Queen Anne’s
Lace is a fragile white flower-clustered plant with a very brittle stalk, much like the Canola plants
that early season British Crop Circles appear in. It is a relative of the Wild Carrot, and is also
like Canola in the way it is very easily snapped and broken when bent; it also wilts very
quickly when damaged. The Queen Anne’s Lace throughout the Pittston Circles, as can be
seen in the photos, is standing up healthily without any evidence of wilting, breakage, or
damage, as is the Clover.

Pittston Crop Circle Luminosity

Luminosity Inside Crop Circle

Photo © 2002 Mark Archambault

The location of the Pittston Circles was also highly synchronous to Kris since they were located
just thirty miles from the Camden, Maine birthplace and home of Kris’ lifelong favorite poet,
and creative writing inspiration: Edna St. Vincent Millay (as can be found referenced in
Kris’ Bio on our website). Not only was Kris born in St. Vincent’s Hospital, but was also born
on Miss Millay’s birthdate of February 22, and has felt a strong spiritual bond with
her since first discovering her writings as a young girl. The two most identifiable plants in
the Maine Crop Circle immediately rang a bell with Kris, and a poem written decades previously
by Miss Millay containing reference to the formation’s two prominent plants sprang to mind in an
intuitive flash of recognition. The poem was an imagined description of the author herself,
written by her from the hypothetical perspective of a neighbor, and finishes with
the enigmatic lines:

Her lawn looks like a meadow,
And if she mows the place
She leaves the clover standing
And the Queen Anne’s lace!

This seems to describe vividly the lovely Pittston event “to a T”, and
lends an additionally meaningful interpretation for us as well.

Kris & Ed Sherwood © 2002 Millennium Research

Photos © 2002 Paul Spera & Mark Archambault

Many thanks to Paul Spera and Mark Archambault for allowing us to include
some of their observations, and photos in this report.

For Paul’s original report on the Jeff Rense website:
Crop Circles in Maine

The Edna St. Vincent Millay poem quoted from is one of Miss Millay’s more
whimsical pieces, and is entitled Portrait by a Neighbor. Below is the complete text:

From ‘Collected Poems’
By Edna St. Vincent Millay
Published by Harper & Row

Portrait by a Neighbor

Before she has her floor swept
Or her dishes done,
Any day you’ll find her
A-sunning in the sun!

It’s long after midnight
Her key’s in the lock,
And you never see her chimney smoke
Till past ten o’clock!

She digs in her garden
With a shovel and a spoon,
She weeds her lazy lettuce
By the light of the moon,

She walks up the walk
Like a woman in a dream,
She forgets she borrowed butter
And pays you back cream!

Her lawn looks like a meadow,
And if she mows the place
She leaves the clover standing
And the Queen Anne’s lace!


© Ed & Kris Sherwood/Millennium Research 2002
P.O. Box 2084
Santa Monica, CA


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