In 2007 Monique Klinkenbergh became inspired by the crop circle phenomenon. Observing and studying crop formations, she spends the crop circle season in and above the fields of Wiltshire, United Kingdom.
After two years of investigating it became evident to Monique that not all crop circles are made by people. “I think we are dealing with an authentic and misunderstood phenomenon”. She is astounded by the misinformation, chaos and obstruction that is present in this field.
In 2009, Monique sold her company (Collectors Group BV) in order to dedicate herself fully to the subject. In 2012 she founded the Crop Circle Information and Research Centre in The Netherlands to increase the public’s awareness of the phenomenon and to act as a platform for scientists, researchers and interested amateurs to meet and share knowledge and expertise. “I want to stimulate research, to bring people together, to provide knowledge and to bring the facts to the attention of the public.”
In 2013 she moved her Centre to Wiltshire where she is promoting new ways and possibilities to reduce the friction between the farming community and those who like to research and visit formations, with an aim of finding a way of compensating farmers in return for them allowing access to their land. She is founder of the Crop Circle Access Centre.
In 2014 the Crop Circle Access Centre was hosted by the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes where she organized a multi-media exhibition on the subject.
The exhibition was curated and compiled together with long-term crop circle researcher Andreas Müller and with contributions and support by many other national and international researchers. It was the first time that the crop circle phenomenon and the research behind it was featured in an exhibition in a historic museum.
Monique (born 1958) is the mother of four adult children. She was the chief-editor of Tableau Fine Arts Magazine and creator and founder of The Collectors Agenda, which was known internationally amongst art collectors and dealers as the most beautiful and inspiring product of its time. It was to be found on the desks of the highest levels of society and a successful business product, attracting the attention of the Financial Times in the Netherlands.
The major change in her career from successful business woman to crop circle researcher was noted by the Financial Times in The Netherlands and Dutch Television: Monique Klinkenbergh was guest in the Tros TV Show by Ivo Niehe: https://youtu.be/L2lZl6GfOWE
How, where and why do crop circles appear?
Can I visit circle a circle?
And if so, is there a code of conduct to follow?
We help to answer these questions.
Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre
The Barge Inn at Honeystreet near Alton Barnes
Pewsey SN9 5PS, United Kingdom
Open: dates for 2018 to be announced soon