“Ball of Light” Passes Near Simeon Hein, Fosbury Crop Circle 2010—Photos or Artwork?


In July of 2010, videographer and researcher Arvy’das Kizevicius allegedly filmed an orb, as he described it, passing near Dr. Simeon Hein in the Fosbury 2010 formation. At the time Dr. Hein was doing the Standing Tree Meditation near the center of the formation. It was Dr. Hein’s intent at the time to bring energy into the formation using this Taoist meditation technique. Perhaps it worked! The object appears to enter the formation from the left and move across to the center. However, Dr. Hein didn’t see anything while standing there, nor did anyone else (there were several people there) at the time, leading him to believe that Arvy’das most likely captured a bird, insect, or flying debris very near to his camera. My companion a few feet away, facing me, didn’t see anything either so whatever he videotaped must be closer to his camera lens than it was to us. Based on the most recent research into balls of light, we don’t believe the videos and photos taken of us in the crop circle from a distance away are accurate and might have been altered or enhanced in some way. Another possibility is that the object is in fact a small UAP/UFO, though again, we didn’t see anything moving in the air around us while we were there. 

Also, new research in ball lightning by the non-profit Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project has shown that orbs and balls of light are NOT affected by wind direction. Since this object discussed below moves with the wind, West to East, our original analysis is reinforced: that the small dot-like object in question is most likely a bird, balloon, or piece of debris near the video camera. See this video from the MFMP about ball lightning: https://youtu.be/y1-aMp9oJtk

In fact, ball lightning is sometimes seen flying against the wind showing that it has its own gravitational or inertial field separate from the other objects around it.

Kizevicius also claimed the other person in the formation at the time, my companion Susan,  was using a flash on her camera, but no such flash was attached to the 35 mm SLR camera leading us to believe that this is an artifact of his video camera. The videographer was filming with an HD Sony video camera.  (Note: These photos were taken a few days before our tour group arrived for our crop circle tour. Dr. Hein was scouting out formations for the whole group to see a few days later. This was the first formation Dr. Hein visited that year. )

Fosbury Hillfort Hypercube (I) Fosbury Hillfort Hypercube 2010 photographed from a microlight. Photo with permission from the CropCircleConnector.com.
(II) Dr. Hein doing a Taoist Standing Meditation at Fosbury Formation, July 17th, 2010. Neither Dr. Hein nor his companion saw a ball of light or anything like it at the time. (photo ©2010 by Simeon Hein)
(III) Photo of the Fosbury Formation just before the following events took place. ©2010 by Simeon Hein


The Arvy’das Images: photos or artwork?

In late 2010, we were contacted on Facebook by a photographer claiming to have photographed myself and Susan in this Fosbury Formation. He posted these pictures on his Facebook page. He claimed he had captured an “orb” over us in his videos and photos. In communication he said “you are the bigfoot that started all of this” and when asked if we could use the image on our site he replied: “you’re welcome to do so.” We posted the full image on this site. Then a few days later he changed his mind and asked for several thousand Euros to use the images or to take the images down. He said he had never given use permission to use the images. We removed the full size images and replaced them with the Fair Use thumbnails below.

However, there was problem: we found artefacts in his photos that we knew to be incorrect. As pointed out above, there was no flash on my companion Susan’s camera (labelled “c.” in the image below).  And if you’ll notice point of light “c” looks a lot like the supposed orb. But there was no point of light at “c.”, only an almost completely black camera held by Susan with NO FLASH! The flash would have been an extra attachment that she did not have at the time. So why does it look like she is holding something bright in her hands (image B below) and what are we to make of the supposed orb which looks very similar to the fictitious “c.” dot? Later Arvy’das referred to these pictures as “artwork” not photos (in personal conversation with him when he confronted Dr. Hein in Avebury and Knapp Hill, UK in 2019). So are his images below in thumbnails (A),  (B), and (C) actual photos, enhanced photos, or artwork? We don’t know and Arvy’das hasn’t responded to our questions. We would love to hear his responses.


Camera used by Susan in photos (B) and (C) above. It’s almost completely black and would not reflect light very brightly. As you can see there is no flash on the camera, only a socket for one. ©2009 by Simeon Hein

Other examples of balls of light, orbs or common objects over crop circles.

In the photos below we look at other pictures of orbs taken near crop circles. In the photos at Woodborough Hill and Barbary Castle, the anomalous objects do look like genuine balls of light as explained beneath each photo. However, in the last photo taken in 2000 by Peter R. Sorensen, the object could be a conventional one due to its straight path through the air. In conversations with Peter, he told me it could have been a plastic bag. We don’t know for sure.

This authentic, stationary ball of light (white dot in center) was seen and filmed by a German tourist near Woodborough Hill in 1999. (Image by permission of Dr. Joachim Koch.)

In this ball of light seen and filmed over the Barbary Castle Formation in 1999, the object abruptly changed direction and speed before it vanished into thin air as seen in Figure 33 (B). This behavior is consistent with ball lightning.
In these still frames in Figure 29 from a video by Peter Sorensen while flying in an ultra light, he captures an object that looks ball of light or an orb but could also be a plastic bag or bird according to him.
Ball of light over Hessdalen Norway. Notice strange, rapid motion of the object. ©Bjorn G. Hauge

The Hessdalen Lights in Norway are a famous example of orbs and balls of light that spontaneously appear in that area and have been witnessed by thousands of people. The motions of these objects are extremely erratic and they are very bright.

Conclusion—Is the Fosbury Object an Orb?

In summary, we all wish we could be the ones to photograph a real UFO or mysterious object, especially by a crop circle. And as the examples on this page show, orbs and balls of light really do exist. However, after careful analysis, we don’t think the object in the 2010 Fosbury photos taken on July 17th, 2010 above is such a craft or an orb. We could be wrong. However, real balls of light or ball lightning do not move with the wind, they create their own gravitation field, and seldom move in a straight line. They tend to dart around and even if they are stationary, are visible to everyone in the area. As neither Dr. Hein nor his companion saw any balls of light at that moment, and no flash was used on Susan’s camera, we conclude that it is more likely this “orb” is a common object blowing in the wind, a bird, or insect close to Mr. Kizevicius’ camera lens. Or that these images are in fact artwork, not photos. Since Mr. Kizevicius won’t answer any of our questions about these images, even though he posted them on Facebook for everyone to see in late 2010, we can’t tell for sure what he captured in his images. Of course, we’re eager to hear his explanations or ideas for the anomalies in his photos.

In short, Mr Kizevicius is entitled to disagree with us on the interpretations of his photos, but we were there too, at the center of his photos, and are entitled to our viewpoint.

(Note: Mr. Kizevicius recently posted comments about these images on the Facebook page Circle Chasers on Oct. 10th, 2021. He criticized and insulted Dr. Hein calling him a “monster” for his opinion about the dot-like object in question, and also for posting and discussing our Fair Use of these thumbnail images on this site. However, he revealed no new information about their veracity).


The Facebook Messages

Below is Mr. Kizevicius’ friend request and original message on Facebook to Dr. Hein in 2010 telling him about the photos. In subsequent messages, he encouraged Hein to use these images on his website, promising even better “high quality stills,” available upon request.

For more information about ball lightning

For more information about ball lightning phenomena, and micro-ball lightning seen in scientific laboratories, as well as discussion of the scientific research of Nicola Tesla, Takaaki Matsumoto, John Hutchison, Kenneth Shoulders, and other researchers of this phenomena, visit the website of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project at QuantumHeat.org or this post on the Mysterious Universe website.