Pierre Beake has spent years investigating crop circles in the south west of England, and is convinced they are a paranormal phenomenon, that cannot all be the work of hoaxers.
Mr Beake, who travels from France to investigate the activity, claims to have captured mysterious balls of light (BOLs) on video camera shooting at speed across Milk Hill in Wiltshire, a reknowned crop circle site.
He has also captured several alleged BOLs on still camera around crop circles.
Crop circles – allegedly made by landing UFOs – have been widely considered one of the world’s biggest paranormal hoaxes since 1991, when Doug Bower and David Chorley were filmed showing how they made many of the reported corn field patterns discovered across the UK.
The duo said they simply used wooden planks and rope to flatten corn in a circular fashion.
The pair started the tomfoolery in the 1970s to tease locals who believed in UFOs.
In the latter half of the 1990s more “circle makers”, who tried to out do each other with the most complicated designs, emerged.
But despite the hoaxers outing themselves many years ago, there are now others, including Mr Beake, who refuse to believe they could make the “highly geometric” patterns and say there may be something much more paranormal behind them.
BOLs have been long linked to crop circles by people who continue to believe they are a paranormal event and possibly connected to alien visitations of Earth.
According to Palden.co.uk: “Balls of light have been seen a number of times around crop formations.
“They seem to be yellow-orange, floating around circles with signs of pattern or intent.”
Mr Beake revealed his footage and photography and the myth Glastonbury Symposium, an annual conference dedicated to the paranormal, conspiracy theories, alternative thought, and new age philosophies.
He said: “When you go for the first time in a crop circle you can’t explain the feeling.
“It is a great feeling, you feel nice.”
The researcher showed two separate videos showing what he said were BOLs travelling at high speed over crop circle hotspots.
He said: “Look at this video, you see a bright light on camera. You see it in the distance come across the field. It is windy, but it stays at the same speed with the same force. It is a good piece of footage of a ball of light.”
Another clip was filmed at known crop circle hot spot Milk Hill, near Alton Priors in Wiltshire, with a number of people in the fields.
He said: “This is incredible. There were 10 people on the hill. It is very good footage of people who went to see balls of light.”
Mr Beake showed the audience an array of pictures which he said were balls of light above crop circles, that could not be explained.
Referring to one, he said: “There were two big balls of light that just disappeared. There was no rain, no moisture. It was a hot day, you just can’t explain it, it is very weird.”
Discussing another, he said: “At Milk Hill you see two lights. You have to be there at the right time. I can’t explain it, I didn’t see them at the time. It is not a plane coming towards you it is part of the Wiltshire mystery.”
However, Scott Brando, who runs debunking website ufoofinterest.org, believes Mr Beake could be mistaken.
Mr Brando looked at the video footage of supposed BOLs flying over the fields and said they were just out of focus birds swooping over.
In terms of balls of lights in still photographs, he said these could be caused by light refracting inside the lens and projecting an image onto the picture, which is why the photographer would not have seen it at the time.
Other causes could be raindrops on the lens, or light bouncing of an insect or other object in the air.