Colin Andrews
2009 PRG Hall of Fame / Lifetime Achievement Award (living)

Colin Andrews is a well-known researcher and author and is widely acknowledged as the world expert on the crop circle phenomenon. He is the founder of Circles Phenomenon Research International, the first organization established specifically to investigate the crop circle phenomenon. His scientific investigations are responsible for much of the current information available on the subject.

Andrews is an electrical engineer by profession and a former senior officer in British regional Government. For three years Colin advised the British Government on the crop circle phenomenon, supplying technical and scientific reports to the Under-Secretary of State for the environment (Rt. Hon. Nicholas Ridely, M.P.) in the Margaret Thatcher cabinet.

As a result of his persistence, the subject was raised in the House of Commons.

Andrew's supervised the largest surveillance project of its kind during 1990, called 'Operation Blackbird'. It was an effort to film a crop circle forming, backed and supported by the British Army, B.B.C. and Nippon television and was watched closely by the international media.

Colin Andrews became involved in the circle mystery during 1983 when he saw an arrangement of five circles in a wheat field near Winchester, England. Intrigued by the engineering aspects of creating the circles he began investigations with Pat Delgado, a retired NASA engineer and Busty Taylor a light aircraft pilot. In 1989, Pat and Colin co-authored 'Circular Evidence', the first book written on the subject, which became an international best seller and was chosen by Queen Elizabeth for her prestigious 'Summer Reading Listing'. It was the first time a book of this kind had ever been chosen by the monarchy for this listing. This was followed by their equally successful book: 'Crop Circles: The Latest Evidence', in 1990.

Andrews has appeared on numerous well known television and radio programs around the world including '60 Minutes', '20-20', 'Good Morning America', 'Sightings', 'Unsolved Mysteries', 'Coast To Coast with Art Bell', 'Histories Mysteries', 'The Shirley Maclaine Show', 'Dan Aykroyd's Out There', 'The Sally Jessy Raphael Show', BBC's Daytime Live', 'The Ray Martin Show' and many more. He has lectured extensively to a wide range of audiences including the special interest 'S.E.A.T.' group at the United Nations, and 'The Hakui Museum' in Japan.

He was awarded the New Heaven New Earth 'Toby Award' for his 'honesty and perseverance in the face of adversity' during his research of the so-called "Oliver's Castle' video, claimed by many to show UFO's making crop circles.

He has acted as consultant to several European research institutions and also to well-known anthropologist and former US congressman, Laurence Rockefeller in New York. His widely seen video 'Undeniable Evidence' was instrumental in the appearance of the crop circles on the movie screen. The British movie 'A Place To Stay' was written after Film Director Marcus Thompson was shown the video by a friend. Andrews acted as Chief Consultant and appeared as himself in the movie.

He also supplied information and photographs for the new 'Disney' movie called 'Signs', staring Mel Gibson.

His work continues, with growing urgency for openness and honesty in government and private research. He is currently active in promoting environmental awareness and education as well as continuing crop circle research to a conclusion. He is convinced that the real phenomenon is interacting with both crop circle researchers and people who make some of them. He has for many years held the view that our future is at the center of what is occurring. Since the late 80's he has repeatedly stated that he believes the interactions are showing the mapping out of a possible period of human chaos. As in the human ability to remotely view glimpses of the future, which can be altered by changing current trends, the period of chaos is based upon current trends, which can also be changed.

He believes that a large number of Crop Circles are fakes but that the paranormal is involved with the remainder. He has witnessed many bizarre events since beginning his long investigation into this mystery but is determined to continue his research in a scientific manner and an open mind.

 

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