Robbert van den Broeke in an August, 2001 "cross" formation
in dry wheat in Hoeven. Plant stem nodes are bent downward throughout. Photo: P. 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 many crop circles
forming, often accompanied by dramatic light phenomena -- although not
the same light anomalies in every case. In both daytime and at night
he has watched single or multiple spheres of usually bright white or
yellowish light hovering over a field (often in the past the field
directly behind his parents' home) under which the plants suddenly
flatten creating a new crop circle. Sometimes he reports seeing
simply one or multiple flashes of light, after which a new circle or
a more complex formation has been found 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 June of 1999, over a period of two weeks, he observed three
circles appear in the same field -- the first two on different nights
and the third a week or so later during the afternoon. The first
circle involved a "pinkish-purple" football-shaped light which flew
in at night down low over the field, then became stationary
immediately behind his house, subsequently elongating into a hovering
disc-shaped light. Robbert states clearly that this disc-shaped
object was a "light" (not a solid-looking UFO-type object) and that
after hovering briefly over the same spot it discharged an
"energy" (which he described to me as looking "like the shuttle")
down to the crop surface, creating a new circle. In this circle the
ground was still warm to the touch when he reached it, less than a
minute after it appeared. Analysis of the plants from this circle
(by two different scientists) revealed dramatic proof of the exposure
of the circle plants to an electromagnetic energy source. Michigan
biophysicist W.C. Levengood found that the apical (top) node-length
elongation of the circle plants decreased from the circle center out
to the edges as would be predicted by the well-known Beer-Lambert
model (which mathematically predicts the absorption of EM energy by
Sample plants (and their controls) taken along 3 diameters of 1999
Hoeven circle, drying down before shipment to the U.S.
Mean values of radial sampling show apical node-length changes in
plant stems from 1999 Hoeven circle are as predicted by the
Beer-Lambert model. Graph: W.C. Levengood.
A few nights later Robbert observed simply a "flash of light" out in
the same field, and a new circle was found near the first one. And
one afternoon a week or so later he noticed a very bright, yellowish
sphere of light hovering in a corner of this field, around which the
air was distorted in the same manner as around mirages in the desert;
as it suddenly "blinked out" he saw a new circle with multiple
straight pathways radiating away from it flatten into the crop just
beneath where the yellowish sphere had been.
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.
A "cross" formation in wheat which appeared on the birthday
of one of Robbert's Uncles who had died several months
earlier. Photo: Peter v/d Broeke.
2006. Multiple circles form a "thought-bubble"
in spinach field in Hoeven, Holland. Photo: Peter v/d Broeke
Snow circles have also appeared occasionally in winter out in the
field behind Robbert's home, and in 2009 several huge snow formations
were found in the area of Robbert's "special" field (the place where
he first witnessed light-balls creating a crop circle when he was in
his early teens). These snow formations are the largest yet known,
one being 60 meters long and another 140 meters (http://www.bltresearch.com/robbert/snow09.php). Comparison of snow samples
taken from within the rings to controls taken outside them (by FT-IR
spectroscopy) revealed no chemical differences whatsoever nor any
explanation as to how these rings were formed.
The first of two massive snow formations found in December, 2009,
at Robbert's "special" field. Photo: Roy Boschman.
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 Robbert's move last year he has been unable to see many of
his regular clients for "readings" and "healing" sessions. In a vision
one night he got the "message" that he should make cards available
to whomever might want one, containing an image of his thumbprint
made at the exact moment he was in contact with the unconditional
loving source which guides these sessions.
A wide range of increasingly bizarre events occurred around Robbert & the Dutch
crop circles during 2012. Part 1 covers the discovery again (on two occasions) of the
99.99% pure hydromagnesite powder, various light phenomena observed in conjunction
with the appearance of new circles, and Robbert and his friend Stan's astonishing
experience of "grasshopper-headed" creatures--both in the field at one formation
and, later on, in Robbert's apartment.
Part 2 covers the first (of two) 2012 crop circles which formed immediately after
the visual observation by both Robbert & his friend Stan of anomalous light activity
right over the field. Then an interesting situation which Robbert called a possible
"cosmic synchronicity," followed by the appearance of an indigo-colored creature on
a Dutch TV producer's digital camera as Robbert used it while being videotaped.
Part 3 covers events which took place in a field near Bosschenhoofd
where special things had also occurred in 2007. Two of the circles which
formed in this field in 2012 included "spiritual" symbols, one following the
spontaneous movement of an iron cross in Robbert's home, the other
involving a heavy metal speaker moving all by itself following American
filmmaker Wm. Gazecki's videotaped session of Robbert during which
John Lennon's image appeared repeatedly.
A 2nd eyewitness account of new circles forming, accompanied by
brilliant light flashes & a "crackling" sound and a very strong "tingling"
sensation in the witnesses' bodies, then a report of two tall translucent
"light beings" seen visually by Robbert & Stan at another formation,
and the beginning of the story about the dark red "symbols" which began
to appear on Robbert's body this summer.
For the first time in the almost 18 years Robbert has been "knowing"
when new crop circles are appearing, bright red marks have begun to
manifest on his body after he returns from the fields. Nancy Talbott saw
(via skype) the first mark as it developed--and then also heard Robbert's
computer spontaneously play a video about a Russian UFO which had
the same symbol on it as one also found on Robbert's chest.
"Apparitions" of two well-respected and now deceased British crop circle
researchers contacted Robbert with an urgent "S.O.S." message for Colin
Andrews and the whole crop circle community. They asked Robbert to
make their message public immediately in the hope that the community
will help Colin return to his true "intuition" and use laughter to relieve
Colin's increasing burden of "negativity."
Three separate incidents, the first involving multiple photos taken
in February which reflect the life of a deceased man, but which the
dated as having been taken on June 1 -- the month & day of the man's
A 2nd incident reflects a powerful image related to a different man
as a young boy 50 years ago. The third event involves a photo taken on
Good Friday, 2012 as Robbert felt a strong "presence."
In April, 2012 the faces of two men, both deceased and neither of
whom we might expect to see "together," appeared on Robbert's
digital camera during a new experiment in which a video-camera
taped Robbert the entire time. Non-local communication seems
likely and a bizarre time aberration was documented.
Dutch medium Robbert v/d Broeke's long-awaited web-site is finally a
reality. Although the text is still all in Dutch, some of the
will be translated into English eventually. In the meantime everyone
can check out the Dutch crop circle photos, a large number of new
anomalous photos and -- for the first time -- amazing video clips
showing him interacting with the "energies."
Because of Robbert's many high-profile Dutch TV appearances a number
of years ago
and the very strong response from thousands of viewers, the well-
known Dutch TV
personality Sandra Reemer had heard of Robbert's abilities. She
help in dealing with a strange, unpleasant energy in her home -- a
Robbert recognized as a man needing help to "go to the light."
Although Dutch medium Robbert v/d Broeke has never been to
the U.S. and knows no one in the State of Virginia--and also does
not read or write in English--he somehow "saw" that a grass circle
found in Hardy, VA on May 16th was made by the local paperboy,
a brown-haired teenager named Mike.
A lovely 24m-long "pictogram" appears is grasses in southern
Holland in association with Robbert v/d Broeke's awareness
of the "energy presence" of St. Francis of Assisi and several
"little animals." Photos of the formation and Robbert's images
of a "monk-like" figure & various "animals" are included.
Although blackened plants found in crop circles have been repeatedly
reported as having been "burned," previous examinations have always
shown this blackening was due to the opportunistic fungus Ustilago.
Now a few plants in a 2010 crop circle in Holland has provided proof
of actual burning.
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>>
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