Robbert van den Broeke in a crop circle near his home (July 2001).
Photo: Peter v/d Broeke.
Much of the Robbert van den Broeke research has
been made possible through the very generous
support of Lewis Christian Bohn.
As far as is known Robbert van den Broeke, a young Dutchman who lives in the southern Netherlands' village of Hoeven, is singular in his ability to consistently and accurately predict the appearance of new crop formations in his general vicinity. Now 28 years old (2008), he has since early adolescence experienced "visions" which contain both the location and the design of the new crop circle accompanied by a clear sense that the new formation is either occurring at that precise moment or that it will occur soon. In the days just prior to these experiences he generally feels a build-up of physical and/or mental "angst" (nervousness and tension) which dissipates once the crop circle has actually formed.
Over the years he has also visually
witnessed quite a few crop circles forming, these circles
usually accompanied by unusual light phenomena although not
the same light anomalies in each instance. In both daytime
and at night he has observed single or multiple spheres of
bright white or yellowish light hovering over a field (frequently
the one that is directly behind his home), under which the
plants suddenly flatten into a crop circle. Sometimes he simply
sees a flash, or multiple flashes, of light, after which new
circles or formations of circles are seen in the field.
and mustard-seed circle in field behind v/d Broeke home,
October 1998. Photo: Peter v/d Broeke
1998: delicate mustard seed plants are gently
flattened & swirled,but not damaged. Photo: Peter v/d Broeke
In another very dramatic instance, he watched
one night as a "pinkish-purple" football-shaped light flew
in down low over the field, subsequently becomming stationary,
then elongating into a pinkish-purple disc-shaped light from
which a visible "energy" descended down to the crop surface,
resulting in a new circle.
Many of the crop circles which he has either sensed or visually observed occurring have been plain circles or fairly simple groupings of different-sized circles, but many of the formations have been considerably more complex in overall "design." They regularly appear in a wide range of plants, including grasses, wheat, corn (maize), spinach, string-beans and many other crops, often arriving as early in the growing season as April and as late as November. There have also been several snow circles found in winter, out in the field behind Robbert's home.
found in a wheat-field near Hoeven,
which Robbert watched form in a "dream."
Photo: Peter v/d Broeke
2006. Multiple circles form a "thought-bubble"
in spinach field in Hoeven, Holland. Photo: Peter v/d Broeke
Since 2005-06 he reports with increasing frequency
the direct involvement of solid-looking "UFO-like" objects
(which he either observes visually or "sees" in his mind's
eye) present during the creation of crop circles. See report
of a March, 2007 incident: http://www.bltesearch.com/robbert/hoeven2007cc.php. He also states that he increasingly experiences
both a "UFO" energy (a vibrant, intense sort of feeling) and
a "Mary" energy (also intense, but gentle and very loving)
as being present both at the time when specific crop circles
are forming and afterwards, when he visits the new formations
in the fields: http://www.bltresearch.com/eyewitness/eyewitness8.php.
Robbert out in the fields (October 2008).
Photo: Nancy Talbott.
In addition to Robbert's unique recognition of the presence of these unidentified energies which are apparently present just before and during the appearance of crop circles (and often remnant afterwards in the fields), Robbert increasingly exhibits other highly unusual sensitivities. He has become known in Holland as a "medium" of considerable ability (a person with enhanced psychic talent) and now regularly sees clients who have requested healing sessions and/or "readings" (for which there are long waiting lists).
This ability to somehow "know" a very wide variety
of highly personal facts about anyone can be startling, but
I see that he cannot always stop this information from surfacing
in his mind's eye. One afternoon at his home I was brushing
my teeth in the upstairs wash-room and experienced this situation
personally. I had left the door open and Robbert walked by,
on his way downstairs. He stopped suddenly and asked me if
I had any false teeth? He and I had never discussed such things
before and he had no way of knowing that I have for many years
had a partial dental bridge (which is semi-permanent and cemented
in place). I'm sure the only reason he became aware of it
on this occasion was because--for just that instant his attention,
his focus, was drawn to my teeth.
In the spring of 2008 I visited Holland during Easter. Because Robbert has little interest in most material possessions I have rarely thought to bring him a present, but just before this trip I had a sudden urge to bring him an Easter basket. Not knowing for sure whether the Dutch even knew about Easter baskets, I hand-carried a wicker basket, the yellow cellulose stuff one puts inside, ribbons, a chocolate Easter Bunny, multiple Easter eggs and jelly-beans, and several of the almost-fluorescent yellow marshmellow chickens my family has always called "peeps," and which my mother had regularly included in my Easter baskets when I was a child.
Upon arriving in Hoeven I immediately hid all of this material, since I wanted to surprise Robbert on Easter morning. I couldn't stop myself from telling him that I had brought him a present--about which he was curious--but we got involved in other things and he apparently forgot about it. A few afternoons later Robbert came into my room and asked, again, what this present was. Enjoying his curiosity I coyly stated that he had to "wait until Easter," forgetting entirely that it was Robbert I was dealing with. He, not in the least deterred, sat down at my little desk, focused himself for just a few seconds and then, picking up my pen, drew the sketch below. As is apparent, he "saw" even the little yellow "peeps" with their dark black eyes.
I think it is this same mechanism which provides Robbert with the information about the lives of his clients and which also lets him immediately recognize whether a new crop circle (in Holland or elsewhere) is "the real McCoy." All it takes is a moment of focus, a second or two of him paying attention and the information floods in.
The Robbert van den Broeke case is not only the most complex situation we have encountered during our crop circle research, it also provides evidence that many (if not all) "anomalous" events currently labeled and thought of as separate situations are, in fact, various aspects of the same big unknown.
While staying with Robbert and his family every summer I have either witnessed personally or seen evidence of incidents which fall in categories such as "psychic" or "poltergeist" activity, "out-of-body" experiences, "remote viewing," physical "translocation," "lucid dreaming," "ghosts," crop circle formation and "UFO" and "ET" encounters, all of these events documented with thousands of highly unusual photographs taken by Robbert.
It seems more and more likely not only that these events are inter-related, but also that they involve some as-yet-unknown aspect of what we call "consciousness"--in Robbert's case one that is vastly expanded. Although we are working on a book in English both Robbert and I think that, in our increasingly visually-oriented world, a DVD might be a better vehicle to reach people. We hope that one or the other, or both, may be available not too far in the future.
Click on the video to listen while you read the reports.
- Individual reports are listed below, the most recent first -
Since early 2004 Robbert has been capturing human faces in
photos, some of people we know who have died, others of
people we do not recognize. These "apparition" photos occur
on any camera Robbert uses (cameras are always set in "auto")
and--regardless of the actual ambient light--if a human image
appears the flash is never activated.
Infra-red spectroscopy & inductively-coupled plasma mass spectroscopy
reveal that a very fine white powder found inside a crop circle near Hoeven,
Holland on October 5, 2009 is at least 99.99% pure magnesium carbonate.
Highly refined white powders have appeared repeatedly in circles in the
area & also at incidents inside Robbert v/d Broeke's home. Details>>
"Crop circles" in snow have been reported occasionally but have
never before been as complex or as large as these two discovered
near Hoeven. Fieldworkers report no sign of human footprints,
no marks in the centers in the circular rings -- and close-up photos show
the bottom inch or two of snow in the rings to be intact. Details>>
Although generally-accepted ideas of what UFOs represent have not played a
major role in Robbert's understanding of the crop circle phenomenon that continues
in the fields of southern Holland, images of what certainly look like UFOs have begun
to appear on photographs he takes. This summer, using multiple cameras handed
to him by many different people, Robbert photographed a variety of "UFOs." Details>>
For many years Robbert has been capturing increasingly dramatic
"light phenomena"(??) anomalies on his photographs. This report presents an extensive overview, representative of the additional
thousands in his personal archive. Details>>
see Robbert v/d Broeke disappear in front of them as a small
glowing red ball of light approaches him. When Robbert re-appears
later in a different part of the field, a new crop circle
is found where he had been standing originallly-- with a large
deposit of white powder in its center. Details>>
the evening of March 12th Robbert experiences a waking "vision"
in which he sees a very large UFO hovering over a nearby field.
Multiple metallic-looking "satellites" shoot down to the crop
surface, creating a new 3-circle crop formation. Details>>
surrounding this young man in Holland increasingly indicate
that many so-called "paranormal" occurrences are inter-related
with the crop circle phenomenon. This report documents a variety
of anomalous effects Robbert is able to exert upon ordinary
physical matter and discusses his increasing psychic abilities.
van den Broeke observes a "black cloud" down low over a field,
and then a "black spiral going down into the ground" just
30 feet in front of him and Nancy Talbott. A new crop
circle in the form of a "Celtic Cross," is found immediately
afterward. Multiple anomalous photographs were taken in conjunction
with this event. Details>>
Talbott & Robbert v/d Broeke see 3 "tubes" of
brilliant white light descend into stringbean field approximately
100 ft. away. A truncated ellipse w/pathways was found immediately
afterward, exactly where light-tubes had impacted field. Details>>