Wingfield was born in July 1942 at Stamford, England,
and was educated at Eton College and Dublin University.
At Dublin, he read Natural Sciences, obtaining
a B.A. Honors degree in 1966,
and an M.A. degree in 1971. After university,
he worked briefly as an astronomer
at the Royal
Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux,
studying stellar spectra and the earth's magnetic field.
Subsequently, he joined IBM UK and engaged in a variety
of jobs in Systems Engineering, Marketing, and in Computer
August 8, 1987, he went with his wife and two sons to
see crop circles for the first time at Westbury, Wiltshire,
and became intrigued by this extraordinary evolving mystery.
Since then, much of his spare time has been devoted to
Circles research and to travelling in order both to speak
about the Circles and to talk with people whose experiences
may be relevant to understanding the phenomenon. He sees
many parallels with the UFO phenomenon which he has also
is a major contributor to various books on the Circles,
notably The Crop Circle Enigma
(Gateway Books, 1990), Crop Circles
- Harbingers of World Change (Gateway Books,
1991), and The UFO Report
series for 1990, 1991, 1992 (Sidgwick & Jackson).
He is a founding member of the Centre
for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS)
in which he holds the position of Director of Field Research.
In this capacity, he has carried out extensive aerial
photography of crop circles in England. He is currently
the editor of The Cerealogist
magazine which chronicles the Circles.
has lectured extensively on the Circles and UFOs in the
U.S.A. and in England, and appeared on TV and radio in
MUFON 1994 International UFO Symposium