Is it a chemtrail or a jet contrail? This dispersal morphs into one of many artificial clouds adrift over Sacramento County, California in September, 2015.
October 1, 2015 -- First reported in 1998, jet-dispersed aerosols appear to be filling the sky with artificial clouds from coast to coast, for reasons not yet publicly disclosed. Dubbed "chemtrails" by observers, the aerosols are thought to be a brew of aluminum and other metal oxides harmful to the environment and human health. Those who've delved deeper into the matter say a massive weather modification campaign is underway around the planet, one altogether different from the practice of cloud seeding to stimulate rainfall. And the U.S. Air Force is in charge of it.
Chemtrails are not designed to bring water vapor down as rain, their critics say, but to keep it aloft. And once an enormous floating reservoir is generated by the aerosol clouds, it may be steered for a thousand miles or more with other technology. Eventually, the water will fall – sometimes in an ark-like deluge or as part of a mile-wide tornado.
Needless to say, the subject is controversial. Dismissed by federal officials as a misunderstood natural phenomenon, chemtrails could actually be quite hazardous – even if you don't happen to be standing beneath that sea of vapor when its travels come to an end. To unravel the mystery and separate the facts from urban legend, you should check out two documentary films, What in the World are They Spraying?, and Why in the World are They Spraying?, which are available on YouTube. (FYI – It's a lot easier on the eyes if you plunk down a few dollars and order the DVD's from Amazon, Reality Zone or Truth Media Productions.)
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So far, the mainstream media and even the editors at Wikipedia have promoted the U.S. Air Force position that chemtrails don't exist and anyone who thinks they do is the victim of a conpiracy theory. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, these two DVD's may be the Mona Lisa that puts the matter to rest.
Produced by G. Edward Griffin, Michael Murphy and Paul Wittenberger, the documentaries feature scientists, retired government officials, a strategic weapons consultant, military historian, investigative journalists and even a former TV weatherman. Together, they paint a chilling picture of a covert campaign to geoengineer the weather and release toxic aluminum oxide into the environment at the same time. The films also explore several related subjects, including ionosphere heating, the quest by agribusinesses to eliminate non-GMO farms, aluminum toxicity, and how stock market traders are cashing in on weather-related disasters.
According to those interviewed in the films, the sprayings are part of a classified mission to create drought in some states, flooding and powerful storms in others. At the same time, megatons of toxic metal particles are now coating the landscape of multiple U.S. states and foreign countries, causing non-GMO crops to fail. The toxins may also be responsible for respiratory and neurological problems in humans, including memory loss and Alzheimer's Disease. And if all that weren't enough to make you cringe in doomsday horror, apparently no one in government (local, state or federal) is looking into this, or for that matter even admitting that the program exists.
Here's how the chemtrails are made: Liquid aluminum and barium are loaded into storage tanks on board jet aircraft. The planes fly to their appointed destinations and release the material at high altitudes via wingtip or tail dispensers. (The gases are not emitted from the engines like contrails, as a few critics have inaccurately claimed.) As the dispersed liquid makes contact with the air, the metals oxidize, generating sub-micron particulates with the ability to float in the sky, at least for a time. While aloft, the aluminum oxide latches onto water vapor, preventing it from condensing onto heavier particles and falling from the sky as would normally happen. The metal barium, meanwhile, provides a whitening effect, which disguises these gases as normal clouds.
The aerosols are sprayed either into a blue sky or into existing clouds, transforming a clear day into a white, murky haze. Long after they're dispersed, chemtrails are distinguishable by their elongated formation or diffuse, foglike appearance. They may also take the form of scattered, wispy fragments, some of which quite frankly look like they're dripping. Thus suspended in the atmosphere, the water vapor and oxides migrate eastward, following air currents or the jet stream over the United States.
"So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way..." What do you suppose Joni Mitchell's thinking now when she looks up at the sky? Photos: TheCityEdition.com.
Although chemtrails have been sighted in many states and countries, the sprayings are especially prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. Former weatherman Scott Stevens and military weapons consultant Mark McClandish claim in the films that the west coast is targeted in order to sequester the cloud vapor from fronts coming in off the ocean. (Other observers report a similar operation taking place along the Gulf of Mexico.)
Not surprisingly, the timing of the alleged Air Force program has coincided with the exceptional drought in California. In fact, since 2000, mega-wildfires have deforested tens of millions of acres throughout the West. It's possible that a more conductive atmosphere created by the metal oxides may be triggering more lightning strikes as well.
Retired agricultural administrator Rosalind Peterson and biologist Francis Mangels, both formerly with the USDA, explain in the films that these same metal oxides have weakened or destroyed many trees in local forests that haven't burned. Mangels has measured excessive amounts of aluminum oxide in a lined pond near where he lives in Redding, tracing the neurotoxin to rainfall. Even more disturbing, measurements of the snow pack on Mt. Shasta, the source of the Sacramento River, reveal a staggering 50,000 percent increase over the permissable rate for aluminum established by the EPA.
The ethics of controlling the weather and climate have been discussed for decades, including the 2010 book by Jim Fleming of Colby College, who's interviewed in one of the documentary films.
As the moisture-laden artificial clouds leave California and head for the Midwest, other forms of weather modification technology are deployed to tap into this massive airborne lake. Nick Begich, Jr., son of the late Alaska congressman of the same name, explains in Why in the World are They Spraying? that a weather modification facility set up in his home state can help steer the storm front and even increase its intensity. This is accomplished by transmitting a high energy beam into the ionosphere, a technique first proposed by the electrical genius Nikola Tesla in the early 20th century. The heat generated by the beam can extend for 30 miles and act on high or low pressure systems below it.
Even the course of the jet stream can be altered, according to Begich, who wrote the 1995 book Angels Don’t Play This Haarp. HAARP stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, a program run by the U.S. Air Force in Alaska – that is, until it announced last May that the installation would be closed. A second U.S. operation is based in Puerto Rico and a third alleged to be secretly operating in Alaska. Other known locations of HAARP-like facilities include Finland (EISCAT) and Russia (Sura Ionospheric Heating Facility).
The much publicized HAARP facility in Alaska. One of its officially announced capabilities is generating auroras. Interestingly, the Bible's Book of Revelations repeatedly mentions angels playing harps in the sequence of events leading up to the Apocalypse. Photo Credit: Michael Kleiman, U.S. Air Force.
With the weather modification instruments thus deployed, the volume of moisture built up over several days’ travel from the west (or the Gulf of Mexico) may either produce large hail or heavy rainfall. Other techniques are available to generate or manipulate tornadoes and hurricanes, produce snow at non-freezing temperatures. or cause precipitation that lingers over the same location for several days. For their part, U.S. Air Force officials have steadfastly denied any involvement in aerosol sprayings since they were first observed, claiming that chemtrails are a hoax.
Their detractors, however, point to a 1994 Air Force briefing paper, Owning the Weather in 2025: Weather as a Force Multiplier (PDF) as evidence ot its intention to engage in weather modification programs. The document specifically discusses a plan for aerosol spraying of the atmosphere. While the United States has signed a treaty that bans weather warfare, called En-MOD, the treaty exempts domestic activities. It's an odd caveat, if you think about it, since weather systems don't normally recognize national boundaries and can end up in any far-flung corner of the earth once they gather enough steam. Even within domestic boundaries, they may be used as a weapon of mass destruction. Some critics have already cited Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, as well as the 2011 Joplin tornado, as examples of weather warfare.
Other agencies of the U.S. Government have joined the Air Force in denying that any aerosol spraying program is underway. In a 2001 fact sheet (PDF) jointly issued by the EPA, NOAA, FAA and NASA, these entities claim that “multiple persistent contrails” naturally form when an extremely cold temperature combines with high humidity around jet engines. The fact sheet, which was revised and reissued in 2012, also insists that the grid-like, tic-tac-toe appearance of contrails simply reflects the ordinary flight patterns of commercial and military air traffic.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich, for one, might not have thought the official position was worth the paper it was printed on. He introduced a chemtrail ban in the first version of a 2001 bill he called the Space Preservation Act. Although the legislation never reached the floor of the House for a vote, the city councils of Berkeley and Richmond (both in Northern California) later adopted measures to support its provisions.
In response to numerous citizen complaints, other local government agencies in the region have not been as quick to step up to the plate. A leading state environmental official in Arizona, for instance, told a town hall-like meeting that the sky overhead laid outside her terrestrial jurisdiction. To which one citizen responded, "We are being sprayed like we're bugs, and it's really not OK." Meanwhile, representatives from the California counties of Siskiyou and Shasta counties have refused pleas from residents to test the air and water for metal oxide contamination. In Shasta County, public hearings were held in 2014 to learn more about chemtrails, but no subsequent action was taken.
Of course, anyone who follows the trendy new science of geoengineering already knows all about weather modification and aluminum aerosol spraying. Noted academics in the field routinely discuss and publish papers about the techniques which the U.S. Air Force and other agencies have claimed for the past 14 years are a figment of the conspiracy theorist's imagination. Professor David Keith of Harvard University even published a book on the subject, A Case for Climate Engineering in 2013. He later appeared on The Colbert Report (on Comedy Central) to promote the idea.
That same year, a feature article about Keith in Harvard Magazine, called “Buffering the Sun”, describes the sprayings in a way that even a third grader might understand: “One suggestion, inspired by sulfur-spewing volcanoes, involves modifying a fleet of jets to spray sulfates into the stratosphere, where they would combine with water vapor to form aerosols. Dispersed by winds, these particles would cover the globe with a haze that would reflect roughly one percent of solar radiation away from Earth.”
So maybe chemtrails aren't a hoax after all. Regardless, sulfates are not what show up in the soil and water tests. In What in the World are They Spraying?, Keith is seen addressing a scientific conference three years before his book release, stating emphatically that aluminum oxide is a better choice over sulfates for spraying. While he and other academics insist their plans are still in the theoretical stage, it doesn't take a genius to connect the science to what's taking place in real time today.
During a Q and A at the same conference, Keith was asked by Dane Wigington of Geoengineering Watch about the potential health risks associated with dumping so many megatons of aluminum particulate into the air and allowing it to accumulate on the ground and in drinking water, Keith said there were no toxicological studies available to answer that question.