[Editor's Note by Gary Vey] We've written about a lot of strange things on ViewZone, but never about a phenomenon known as "chemtrails." The word "chemtrails" is a knock off of the word "contrails." Contrails are trails of condensation that can be seen in the sky when a jet airplane is traveling at above 30,000 feet altitude. Up there, almost 6 miles high, the air is thinner and colder -- very cold. Outside temperatures can dip to minus 60 F and the air is often full of minute ice crystals that hang suspended and invisible. When these ice crystals get sucked into a hot jet engine they turn into a gas, like steam, and can be seen as puffy white cloud-like lines that follow behind the jets. They usually dissipate and fade away as the moisture once again returns to form invisible ice crystals.CONTRAILS: KILLING US SOFTLY?
"Chemtrails" are something different. They are often formed behind jet aircraft at a much lower altitude and seem to persist in the sky. They often have a different color from contrails and frequently exhibit a rainbow spectrum if lit just right from the sun.
The confusion between these two kinds of phenomenon is what made us hesitate to write about them in Viewzone. We figured that with the dramatic increase in air transportation ther would naturally be many more contrails in the sky and that worrying about this was just another form of modern paranoia.
A satellite photo taken January 29, 2004, showing aircraft trails over SE America.
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In the photo above, not all of the white lines are "chemtrails." Probably most are regular contrails or "con"densation trails from jet commercial airline flights. It just illustrates the severity of the problem -- even without any conspiracy.
The conspiracy, however, adds another degree of complexity to the problem. It claims that certain trails are not a mere byproduct of modern aviation but rather a deliberate attempt to introduce cloud-like formations in the atmosphere, restricting our sunlight and possibly poisoning us with chemicals. Hence the term "chem"ical trails.
The term was first introduced by journalist, William Thomas, in 1997. He wrote about something that many people had been seeing in the skies above their homes all across America. It wasn't so much that people noticed the white trails from jets, or even that there appeared to more of them than they remembered in the past, but that the aircraft making these white lines were flying in unusual ways -- often in zig-zag patterns or making multiple parallel lines of white trails that tended to expand and eventually cover the sky with a canopy of clouds.
Initially, people began to question the government, thinking it was some kind of weather control project, but NASA and NOAA and even the military have denied any knowledge or involvement in the phenomenon. Independent researchers, convinced that something is going on, have posed sinister theories which have gained acceptance from the government's apparent lack of interest and even ridicule of the idea that there is anything unusual.
Analysis of the trails is difficult, at least from the ground. But occasionally the trails have drifted to much lower altitudes and have apparently condensed to form strange residues that have been collected from trees, roofs and ponds. More fuel for sinister conspiracies was the fact that these residues were found to contain higher than usual levels of barium and aluminum. Barium is toxic to animal life and aluminum is implicated in Alzheimers.
Chemtrails often exhibit rainbow colors when illuminated by the sun.
By 2001, angry citizens had mustered enough physical evidence and thousands of photos and video tapes to make at least one congressman, Mr. Dennis Kucinich, include the phenomenon in a bill, (HR 2977) "The Space Preservation Act of 2001" where chemtrails were to be prohibited as an "exotic weapons system." After some closed door discussions, the bill was re-introduced (HR 3615) with this portion of the prohibition omitted.
If it smells and looks like s***, it probably is s***. Something is definitely going on here. A review of the average surface temperatures over the last decade shows a decrease of 0.5F, while atmospheric temperatures have undoubtedly been rising. Scientists attribute this to trails -- either chemtrails or contrails or both. Non-scientists have noticed that beautiful sunny days are often turned into overcast by the crazy zig-zag flights of jets and wonder if this could also cause droughts or respiratory illnesses. It's crazy, and no one in the government seems to want to address this.
Below are some recent articles that have been posted as an introduction to chemtrails. We encourae readers to send their own theories, stories, comments and solutions by writing to Viewzone's Editor.
March 19, 2007
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All of us at one time or another have looked up into the sky and seen those beautiful, fluffy clouds floating by or some that just seem to hang there for our enjoyment. Some of them look as soft as a pillow. But, over the decade, we the people have seen those natural creations take on a more sinister apparition in the form of man made contrails. On December 19, 2004, I wrote a news column for NWVs on this very issue; see here. Immediately, my mail box filled up with assertions that the issue of contrails is just more conspiracy malarkey and it's just "steam" coming out of commercial airliners. This prompted me to write a follow up column; see here.
Over time, I met Rosalind Peterson, who has been doing the hard research on this issue; her credentials here. Rosalind's research has gone far and above what most people can imagine. One of the most important presentations she made during our meeting at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California (details here) were the water tables showing the spikes in aluminum and barium, and the FAA fly over sheets for the Mendocino area. Even the nit wit at Rep. Neillo's office was surprised when Rosalind presented these documents which clearly showed military and civilian plane patterns; color printer ink is used to designate which is military and which are civilian planes, private or commercial. Neillo's aide could clearly see was one set of fly overs were unidentified. These fly over patterns are silly when you look at them. They go crisscross and in circles and then simply fly off into the sunset. No one can tell you why this crazy fly over pattern on a specific day or who these planes belong to and unfortunately, Neillo's aide simply refused to look into the matter. He arrogantly told me the contrails in Sacramento that I observed from my house only three miles from the airport were from commercial jets. Of course, it makes perfect sense that 2-4 commercial jet liners like Delta or United, would take off from the Sacramento airport at the same time, fly north and south and then east and west for 3-4 hours and then head for Philly or Boston. Now, why didn't I think of that!
The one thing Rosalind can tell you: When those planes leave her area (Mendocino County), the sky is no longer a brilliant, clear blue, but a gray, drab color, the same as Sacramento and now where I live. My husband and I moved out of California last June for several reasons; some I covered in a recent column. One of the reasons is also the contrails spraying and the massive doses Sacramento has been getting for years; a couple hours drive from Rosalind's area. There is no question in my mind that the failure of our tomato plants three years running was due to the spraying and all the documentation and photos that Rosalind gave me to study clearly show the condition of our plants exactly the same as those up in Mendocino County where heavy spraying has been going on for years. Agriculture in her area as well as destruction to trees and plants is already well advanced and I shutter to think what will happen if this isn't stopped.
To my knowledge, prior to my arrival in Big Spring, Texas (between Midland and Lubbock) last June, there had been no spraying. Three weeks after I arrived, I saw the first day of it and I simply wanted to scream. This is a heavy agriculture area (cotton) with many organic growers. While the frequency of the contrails have been moderate compared to Sacramento, starting the first of this year, it has been stepped up. With the exception of Excedrin, I do not take over the counter products, never have. I do not have allergies, I don't get colds, the flu or anything else. I don't get infections, I don't get sick, I maintain a high school level weight and walk my doggies every day weather allows. It has been my goal for decades to work towards staying healthy so I won't be a burden to myself or my family. What does all this have to do with contrails?
On certain days, just like in Sacramento, the big headache hits and I don't even have to look up to know why. My husband has suffered like a dog from allergies as long as I've known him. On the spraying days in Sacramento, his sinuses went into over drive. Mine didn't bother me, but I would get a bad headache. Here in Big Spring, the spraying is not only picking up, but whatever it is, I am telling you that it is attacking our bodies. On February 16, 2007, I went out to run errands. The planes were already flying over. Within three hours the entire brilliant blue sky became drab, gray and I was sneezing every few minutes; I never sneeze. By dinner time, my head felt like a Goodyear tire and my nose was simply beat to death. I then went to Arizona and over to Austin; no more attacks because I saw no spraying during both road trips. On March 5, 2007, I walked out into my back yard with the dogs and within a few minutes, the sneezing started. I looked up and two planes were over head leaving their contrails. Within a few hours, our entire sky was gray gunk again. These two photos are from Rosalind; they're identical to our sky after spraying.
On March 7, 2007, I again went outside with the dogs and within minutes, the sneezing started and within an hour, my head felt like I was zonked out. It got worse as the day went on; by dinner my nose was dead from Kleenex swabbing. Four planes spent five full hours drenching our sky. These were not commercial air liners. I am 45 miles from Midland Airport. Here and there you will see commercial planes overhead as they leave the area, but they do not leave any contrails. These planes flying over our area are flying low enough to see they are completely white and appear to be cargo planes of some kind. March 7th was so bad, I almost couldn't function, but I stood outside and watched those four planes go north to south and then east to west, behind them were long, white streaks which turned into various patterns. There has been no spraying since the 7th and I haven't sneezed once. My best friends who live two miles away are also experiencing the same symptoms and misery.
I don't care what anyone says: what we're seeing here and all across this country is not chemtrails from commercial aircraft or military planes simply flying over. One has to ask themselves what do these pilots think their mission is? They suddenly appear over an area where the sky is absolutely, crystal blue and flying back and forth for hours leaving these long contrails behind them and leave the entire area blanketed with gray haze. Don't these pilots - whoever they are because no one from state to federal officials will tell us - what the Hell are you doing up there? If you are a pilot flying these missions or if you know someone who is and it has to be military, please contact me. I will never reveal a source, but we need someone to come forward.
Rosalind has a web site that has been documenting this whole issue. Click here to see the pictures and they are pretty much the same across the country. Mail continues to pour into my e-mail box on this issue from people who are experiencing serious medical problems; their skies are being decorated by planes flying over, departing and leaving behind gray, gunky sky. As Rosalind attempted to explain during our meeting at Rep. Neillo's office: this is an environmental disaster of monumental proportions underway. Three years ago I interviewed a man who worked for more than 30 years for the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife; he knows Rosalind well. Allan told me the same thing about the destruction to trees and crops. This is serious and we must get to the bottom of this contrail mystery. You would think these dunderheads in the state and federal agencies would want to know themselves since they and their families are also breathing this poison which is killing the food supply and critical eco structures like trees.
I am taking a couple of steps here which I will write about later. To say I am PO'd is putting it mildly. I am a healthy adult and what I have gone through during these spraying periods has been horrendous. The symptoms only last the one day, but who knows the long term effects to our bodies? Are we to be used as guinea pigs and told just to go away? In the meantime, we need scientists and doctors to take some pro-aggressive action. First: We need samples taken within an hour after the spraying starts. Samples from leaves, trees, sickly crops that used to be healthy and humans - specifically, swab the inside of the person's mouth and nose and get it analyzed by a lab to see what's in the saliva and mucus. There is a section on health effects on Rosalind's site (click here). Rosalind and probably others have proof positive of deadly chemical spikes in the water tables. The problem is that not a single member of a state legislature or federal representative in Congress will address this issue. All constituents receive is a form letter full of bull. These same legislators laughed when Jodi Waters brought forth her allegations about the gas additive, MTBE. She was right and the environmental disaster is still being cleaned up; the human part and tragedy of people dying is still underway. The contrail issue is going to be a million times worse if it isn't stopped.
There are many, many web sites on this issue. One e-mailer send me the photo below of a C-130 and maintains the spraying is something called Operation Clover Leaf. The web site I found with this name has one section on climate change and geoengineering which you can view here. Rosalind has also been gracious enough to provide me with her flyers. They are available on my web site, link below. Print them and give them out at every meeting, work, church and to friends and neighbors.
There is a petition on line to Congress. I urge you to sign it; see here. We need to get these political animals in Congress to pay attention to these serious issues and quit wasting time and money on non issues like the firing of a handful of U.S. Attorneys. Scientists, doctors: Let's get those samples from plants, trees and humans and get them to credible laboratories for evaluation. I know America is dying from a thousand cuts and millions of us are fighting as hard as we can to stop this massive invasion by illegals, the NAU, stop the rape of we the people to fund unconstitutional, illegal invasions of other countries, 911 and the list goes on and on.
However, if we're all sick and dying from man made disasters like contrails and our food supply poisoned, we won't be able to fight back. Regular readers of my work know that I am not some flighty, conspiracy type. The contrails issue is real, it's deadly serious and we must find out who these planes belong to, who has authorized the spraying and exactly what chemicals they are spraying because our very lives depend on it.
According to Victoria Hardy of The American Chronicle, Dr. Stephen D. McKay, who has studied chemtrails for iver six years, believes there are four ongoing projects in our atmosphere, "The first project is an effort to block the rays of the sun from hitting the earth including the ultra violet radiation that will come through without an adequate layer of ozone in the upper regions above the earth. This, it is hoped, will lower temperature on the surface of the earth and block ultra violet radiation from causing skin cancer in humans. The aerosol is probably aluminum oxide or a compound that would have similar properties."
"The second and most secretive project is the United States Navy's, RFMP, Radio Frequency Mission Planner, military program. The RFMP is the system name given to a group of computer programs and one of the supporting, subprograms within the RFMP system is called the VTRPE computer program. VTRPE is an acronym that stands for Variable Terrain Radio Parabolic Equation, It is a computer Radio Frequency propagation program that deals with radio waves and enables the RFMP system to visually see the battlefield terrain in 3 dimensions (3-D) on a television screen. The RFMP system also depends on satellites to feed their images of the battlefield into the RFMP system to be combined with the battlefield picture painted from the ground thus producing 3-D images."
"By providing an extremely interactive and visual (television type radar screens) environment, the Radio Frequency Mission Planner, RFMP system allows the computer operator to develop familiarity with the 'Radio Frequency' environment before a battlefield war mission occurs by playing a variety of 'what-if' virtual warfare scenarios on his computer screen. Since all major modes of Radio Frequency propagation are modeled in his computer, (RFMP system), special, sometimes counter- intuitive, cases can be examined in detail and exploited during a warfare battle mission."
"The VTRPE computer program only worked accurately over water and along coastal areas but not over land masses because the system's radar waves required an atmospheric condition known as 'ducting', over land, to operate accurately."
"The government and military solved the 'ducting' problem by releasing an aerosol, a mixture of barium salts into the atmosphere over America. They made an atmospheric RF duct with a base of barium aerosol from aircraft. The chemical and electrical characteristics of the mixture will cause water moisture to stay in clouds. Again, the aerosol sets up an electrical and chemical environment that supports RF ducting for the RFMP / VTRPE warfare system. Fibers with barium may support ducting. The mixture of barium salt aerosol when sprayed in a straight line will also provide a ducting path from point A to point B and will enable high frequency communications along that path, even over the curvature of the earth, in both directions. Enemy high frequency communications can be monitored easier with the straight line A to B ducting medium."
"The third project also utilizes the mixture of barium salts in the atmosphere. Weather control is a project of the U.S. Air Force and utilizes Nikola Tesla concepts of radio frequency radiation (HAARP) against the ionosphere above the earth. Fragile life support systems in our environment are being manipulated, tested and altered by government for military advantage. Air Force documents implied, 'the risks are high but the rewards are worth it.' The mixture of barium salts, supporting moisture, is encouraged along the weather fronts and manipulated in a control fashion. It is believed microwave energy is also utilized in the weather control program. Weather data is also a required input to the VTRPE program of the RFMP system. Perfected weather control technology will enable a military to withhold rain, cause floods, cause drought, cause storms, withhold sunshine, damage food crops, and bring any country to its knees without firing a shot."
"The fourth project in the atmosphere is the DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, biological detection and decontamination programs. The program also utilizes the mixture of barium salts as the base vehicle in aerosol along with special polymer fibers in the atmosphere. They have released biological into the atmosphere in trials, testing the detection and decontamination systems."
"It is believed that barium salt, polymer fibers and other chemicals, in the atmosphere are the physical irritants that are either directly or indirectly responsible, for the recent epidemic increase in cases of nose bleed, asthma, allergies, pneumonia, upper respiratory symptoms and a noticeable increase in arthritis symptoms, recently reported nationwide. Chemicals illegally sprayed into the atmosphere are producing atmospheric and ground conditions detrimental to human and animal health but favorable to the growth of harmful molds and fungus. These conditions are not conducive to good health. The soluble salts of barium, an earth metal, are toxic in mammalian systems. They are absorbed rapidly from the gastrointestinal tract and are deposited in the muscles, lungs, and bone. No case data is available from the medical community on the long term effects of barium in the human body."
hi , i just read your article on contrails. I live in upstate ny and noticed them in my sky for the frist time today. my mother said "oh, those are chemtrails" because she had heard about them years ago. i watched for the rest of the day as planes went back and forth covering the sky. I still counldn't believe that anyone was deliberately doing this! after researching on-line and seeing it for myself...i am speechless....i am angry....i am scared! isn't there a way that a local reporter could contact airports to see where these planes come from? is this just happening in the us....and is it all over the country?? i would like to send letters/info packets from some of the articles i have found to my local representatives, al gore, etc...people who probably have heard about this....but, maybe not. i am wondering if a group of people can get together and spread this information. please contact me if you are in touch with people who would do this/have done it . thank you
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I read your article with great interest, as I have been watching chemtrails for several years now. I have seen them in Washington state, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Idaho. Up until the last year or so, the chemtrails were always followed by some sort of a weather change, and I could predict this without fail. I knew these were NOT contrails, as the passenger jets were not emitting the same types of plumes. Contrails will dissipate fairly rapidly, while chemtrails linger for hours, while spreading out and eventually taking away a beautiful, sunny, blue sky day, and replacing it with a cloud covered gray one. This sickens me, since in Washington, we get very few nice days, as it is. The chemtrails in the southern states do something a bit different than the ones in the northern areas, however.
While in Las Vegas for a week, we stayed at the MGM, with a balcony room facing McCarran Airport. Every morning I would sit on the balcony drinking my morning coffee, watching all the planes take off and land, with the beautiful blue sky as a backdrop. There were NEVER any trails left, every single day, but one. This was when I knew this had NOTHING to do with passenger jets, and we were being sprayed by something much more sinister. I walked out on the balcony this one particular morning, and the sky was filled with a tic-tac-toe grid pattern throughout the entire sky. How could anyone have missed it? The sky was covered!!! I was so upset, as I had no idea how to fight this OR what to do.
The next day, the weather changed in Vegas, and although it wasn't the typical rainfall that followed the spraying in the northern states, the winds were so strong that I could hardly walk without being pushed by them. The temperatures dropped about 20 degrees, as well. The following day was back to normal, as if nothing had ever happened.
In the last year, I have noticed the same drippy, evil looking plumes, that almost have wicked fingers dripping down from them, but the weather does not change. They are doing something different now, but they should not be doing this at all!!
Anyway, my plan is to get a high-powered camera and camcorder, and take a trip to document chemtrails. I would like to follow them to their place of origin, and then watch what I can see. I will certainly let you know what I find. This is the only solution I can come up with, but don't know what good will come from it. It's a least worth a try. Thank you for spreading the word.