"Born in Montreal, Canada, Francine majored in classical studies at college and studied fine art at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Montreal. She travelled to England as an art student at the end of the Sixties because she was fascinated by Stonehenge and wanted to be able to visit the ancient site. In 1982, she was introduced to crop circles after reading a book about them. In the crop circles, she recognized immediately many of the symbols she had studied.
"While living in London, she maintained her interest but, after visiting the Barbury Castle formation of 1991, the year she joined the Centre for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS), she decided that, as she was missing out on so much of what was happening in the fields of Wiltshire, she had to move to the area with her family, which she did in 1992.
"Francine has always sought knowledge, and spent twenty years studying ancient wisdom in a school of self-development brought to the West in 1917 by George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. In 1995, she started the Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group (WCCSG), where she was elected co-ordinator, a post she still occupies. The group was incorporated in June 2010 and Francine is now one of its trustees.
"She edits The Spiral, the monthly newsletter for the WCCSG, and designs and produces an annual crop circle calendar. She lectures extensively and has given many interviews on radio and television. She lives in the Pewsey Vale near Alton Barnes - the most active area for crop circles in the world - where she studies the phenomenon full-time. "
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