- Covert Climate Control? Under the banner of some
top-secret scientific agenda, the US military continues to weave
contrails in the skies, causing health problems for unprotected people
on the ground.
- For nearly three years, chemtrail observers have hoped
an official would step forward to explain the origin and purpose of broad
white plumes criss-crossing the skies above a dozen allied nations. Their
wait is over...
- It was nearly noon when S.T. Brendt awoke and entered
the kitchen of her country home in Parsonsfield, Maine. As she poured her
first cup of coffee, the late night reporter for WMWV Radio could not have
guessed that her life was minutes away from drastic change. Her partner
Lou Aubuchont was already up, puzzling over what he had seen in the sky
a half-hour before. The fat puffy plumes arching up over the horizon were
unlike any contrail he had ever seen, even during his hitch in the
- Like breath exhaled on a winter's day, the contrails
he was used to seeing would flare briefly in the stratosphere as hot moist
engine exhaust flash-freezes into a stream of ice-crystals. These
condensation trails are pretty to watch but short-lived, subliming into
invisibility as exhaust gases cool quickly to the surrounding air
- But in late 1997, Aubuchont started observing thicker
'trails extending >from horizon to horizon. Hanging in the sky long
after their creators had flown from view, these expanding white ribbons
would invariably be interwoven by more thick lines left by unmarked jets,
Air Force white or silver in colour.
- On this March 12th morning in 2001, Lou did not mention
his sighting as S.T. indulged in caffeine. Sipping gratefully, she glanced
out the window. It looked like another gorgeous, cloudless day. But not
quite. Brendt baulked at several chalk marks scrawled across the
blue sky. "Contrails or chemtrails?" she jokingly remarked. Lou
got up and looked. What kind of clouds run exactly side by side in a
line? he wondered. It's just too perfect to happen naturally. When he said
he wasn't sure, S.T. stopped smiling and went outside.
- Looking up towards the southeast over West Pond, she
spotted the first jet. A second jet was laying billowing white banners
to the north. Both aircraft appeared to be at over 30,000 feet. Turning
her gaze due west, Brendt saw two more lines extending over the horizon.
She called Lou. Within 45 minutes the couple counted 30 jets. This isn't
right, S.T. thought. We just don't have that kind of air traffic here.
While Lou kept counting, she went inside and started calling airports.
One official she reached was guarded but friendly. He had relatives in
- The Air Traffic Control manager told Brendt her sighting
was "unusual". His radars showed nine commercial jets during
the same 45-minute span. From her location, he said, she should have been
able to see one plane.
- And the other twenty-nine? The FAA official confided
off the record that he had been ordered "by higher civil
to re-route inbound European airliners away from a "military
in the area. "Of course, they wouldn't give me any of the particulars
and I don't ask," he explained. "I just do my job."
- Excited and puzzled by this information, S.T. and Lou
got into their car and headed down Route 160. Looking in any direction
they could see five or six jets flying at over 30,000 feet. Never in the
dozen years they'd lived in rural Maine had they seen so much aerial
- A former US Navy Intelligence courier, Aubuchont was
used to large-scale military exercises. But he told S.T. he had never seen
anything this big. "It looked like an invasion," he later
- Another driver almost went off the road as he leaned
over his dashboard trying to look up. As they passed, he acknowledged them
with a nod.
- As far as they could see stretched line after line. Two
giant grids were especially blatant. Instead of dissipating like normal
contrails, these sky trails grew wider and wider and began to merge.
towards the Sun, Aubuchont saw what appeared like "an oil and water
mixture" reflecting a prismatic band of colours. He couldn't call
it a rainbow. Rainbows aren't sinister.
- As Lou and S.T. completed their errands, the jets kept
them company, leaving lines and even circles that resembled smoke rings.
Even living near Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark jetports, Aubuchont had
never seen so many big jets performing identical manoeuvres in the same
sky. When they returned to Parsonsfield around four, the lines were
to merge into a dingy haze.
- Richard Dean called back. After receiving S.T.'s message,
the assistant WMWV news director had gone outside with other news staff
and counted 370 lines in skies usually devoid of aerial activity.
- Brendt put in another call to the FAA official. He had
never heard of chemtrails. In their first face-to-face interview, the
controller responsible for air traffic over the northeastern seaboard
his earlier statements on tape. Similar military activities were ongoing
in other regions, he added. On his 'scopes he could track the tankers
north into Canadian airspace.
- Speaking before witnesses at WMWV on condition of strict
anonymity, our "Deep Sky" source answered a series of yes/no
questions I helped Brendt prepare when she contacted me.
- After nearly three years on this case, I wanted to
extremely high levels of aluminum [aluminium] powder found in samples of
rainwater falling through thick sky plumes over Espanola, Ontario, in the
spring of 1998.
- The Espanola lab tests were conducted after residents
began complaining to the provincial environment ministry. Severe headaches,
chronic joint pain, dizziness, sudden extreme fatigue, acute asthma attacks
and feverless "flu-like" symptoms over a 50-square-mile area
coincided with what they termed "months of 'spraying'" by
US Air Force tanker planes.
- The USAF denied the intrusions. But former Ontario
Police Officer and Supreme Court expert witness Ted Simola reported
Xs and numerous white trails, some of which "just ended" as if
they had been shut off but remained in the sky.
- Another Espanola resident told me that mental confusion
and short-term memory loss were so prevalent that forgetting where their
cars were parked had become "a standing joke" in the tiny
- On November 18, 1998, the people of Espanola petitioned
Parliament. Addressing the Canadian government on their behalf, defence
critic Gordon Earle explained:
- "Over 500 residents of the Espanola area have signed
a petition raising concern over possible government involvement in what
appears to be aircraft emitting visible aerosols. They have found high
traces of aluminum and quartz in particulate and rainwater samples.
- "These concerns combined with associated respiratory
ailments have led these Canadians to take action and seek clear answers
from this government. The petitioners call upon Parliament to repeal any
law that would permit the dispersal of military chaff or of any
substance whatsoever by domestic or foreign military aircraft without the
informed consent of the citizens of Canada thus affected."
- The Ministry of Defence eventually replied: "It's
- Which was true. While the US Air Force counts 650
KC-135 Stratotankers and 50 KC-10 Extenders in its active inventory,
Forces do not fly armadas of tankers. But they do operate the biggest radar
installation in Canada at CFB Comox on Vancouver Island, easily capable
of tracking the American formations coming up from the south.
- "Was the classified operation a radar
we asked Deep Sky.
- "That wasn't what I was told."
- Were ATC radars "enhanced or degraded", we
wanted to know. The barium spread in exercises conducted out of
Air Force Base acts as an electrolyte, enhancing conductivity of radar
and radio waves. "Wright Pat" has also long been deeply engaged
in HAARP's electromagnetic warfare program.
- A SKY SHIELD TO COMBAT GLOBAL
- The puzzle pieces fell into place with Deep Sky's
that ATC radars were being "degraded" by tanker-released
showing up as a "haze" on their screens. This radar
matched the high concentrations of aluminum powder found along with a
of quartz particles in Espanola's chemtrail-contaminated rainwater.
- The tankers' aluminum powder emissions also matched the
Welsbach patent. Issued in 1994 to the Hughes aerospace giant "for
Reduction of Global Warming", the sky shield blueprint calls for
microscopic particles of aluminum oxide and other reflective materials
into the upper atmosphere to reflect one or two per cent of incoming
Computer simulations by Ken Caldeira at Lawrence Livermore National
calculated that this would be enough to stop warming over 85 per cent of
the planet, despite an anticipated doubling of carbon in the atmosphere
within the next 50 years.
- Lawrence Livermore priced the aerial spray program at
US$1 billion dollars a year--a cheap fix to maintain massive petroleum
profits in the face of Kyoto's internationally agreed carbon
- Livermore's founder, Edward Teller, lobbied hard for
another chance to play with planetary processes. At the 1998 International
Seminar on Planetary Emergencies, the Father of the H-bomb presented his
Next Big Idea. Having earlier pressed for detonating nuclear bombs to carve
new harbours out of American coastlines, Teller now called for reflective
chemicals to be spread like mirror-shades over the Earth. Or at least over
allies who could agree in secret for this unprecedented geoengineering
experiment to be carried out over their unsuspecting constituents.
- In a draft report leaked to me soon after it appeared
for peer review in May 2000, an expert panel chosen among 3,000 atmospheric
scientists looked at Caldeira's computer simulations and agreed that
scheme might work. But the IPCC warned against unpredictable upsets of
the atmosphere, as well as against angry populaces reacting to "the
associated whitening of the visual appearance of the sky".
- Caldeira was so concerned he went public, warning that
deflecting sunlight would further cool the stratosphere, concentrating
icy clouds of ozone-gobbling CFCs that could destroy Earth's solar
- Was the sky shield experiment already underway? Deep
Sky hinted that it was.
- Were the tankers involved in weather modification? Our
FAA source hesitated before responding. "That approximates what I
- For the third interview we rephrased our key question.
Were the tankers repeatedly observed on ATC radars involved in climate
modification? I caught my breath as Deep Sky confirmed that this is what
he was told was the object of the missions.
- Here at last was our "smoking nuke" admission.
After years of "airliner" double-speak, we could now corroborate
Deep Sky's report of military aircraft dispensing reflective materials
with an earlier report by a Canadian aviation official.
- On December 8, 2000, Terry Stewart, the Manager for
and Environment at the Victoria International Airport, had broken this
story wide open when he responded to a caller's complaint the previous
day of Xs, circles and grids being woven over the British Columbia capitol.
Leaving a message on an answering machine tape, later heard by more than
15 million radio listeners, the public servant explained: "It's a
military exercise, US and Canadian Air Force exercise that's going on.
They wouldn't give me any specifics on it."
- Stewart added that he found the incident--one of hundreds
reported over Canada's west coast since the fall of 1998--"very
- Tasked with defending Canadian airspace in the region,
CFB Comox chose instead to defend a classified collaboration. "No
military operation is taking place," the base information officer
tersely told me when I called for details. But Stewart later told the
Courier that his information had come directly from CFB Comox.
- CONTRAILS vs CHEMTRAILS
- Across the strait from the island air base, a concerned
mother of three children was noticing that people in Gibsons were coming
down with ailments that coincided with constant chemtrail activity. Suzanne
Smart's husband contracted asthma; their children were always sniffling
and coughing. Smart ended up in the small coastal town's Emergency unit
with a sore throat, "super-stiff" neck, pounding headache and
ears "ringing like crazy". Even her teeth hurt.
- It was all very nerve-wracking. Smart contacted a
Canada investigator who had noticed the jet trails too and was convinced
it was normal contrail activity. Why he took special notice of normal
was not explained. But the TC official told Smart he hoped the Canadian
equivalent of the FAA would be notified of any military exercises taking
- On June 17, 2001, after photographing massive plumes
over Gibsons, Smart checked with aviation authorities and found that no
airline flight plans had been filed for that airspace at that time.
weather data showed that when her photos of multiple white plumes were
taken, the 30 per cent humidity at 30,000 and 35,000 feet was less than
half that needed for contrails to form.
- As NOAA meteorologist Thomas Schlatter explains, for
even short-lived condensation trails to form, "we're talking
lower than about minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit, and humidity at jet altitudes
of 70 per cent or more".
- Smart sent her findings to Transport Canada with a
for an explanation of how contrails could form when they couldn't. "It
is my understanding," she wrote, "that the only way to form jet
trails at yesterday's low humidity is to introduce very fine particulates
into the atmosphere."
- Smart's homework hit like hardball. According to the
National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, the only
way to form artificial clouds in warm dry air is to introduce enough
into the atmosphere to attract and accrete all available moisture into
visible vapour. If repeated often enough, the resulting rainless haze can
lead to drought.
- Following standard procedure to ignore all evidence
the official line, Transport Canada's Randy Phillips responded by advising
Smart to check out the "urban legends" website ridiculing
- Col. Walter Washbaugh, Chief of the Congressional Inquiry
Division for the Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, DC, also calls
chemtrails "a hoax". In an April 20, 2001, letter to a US
Washbaugh blamed the increased number of contrails on "significant
civil aviation growth in the past decade".
- He was right. A National Science Foundation study has
found that, in certain heavy traffic corridors, artificial cloud cover
has increased by as much as 20 per cent since the jet age took off. Dr
Patrick Minnis, a CERES atmospheric researcher and ardent chemtrails critic
at NASA's Langley Research Center, reports that cirrus cloud cover over
the United States is up five per cent overall because particulates in
exhaust are acting as cloud-forming nuclei. As the number of flights
exceeds 15 million annually worldwide, the NSF, NASA and EPA predict
clouds will intensify as air travel continues climbing sharply.
- What about chemtrails? Colonel Washbaugh ascribed widely
reported grid patterns to overlapping aircraft flying north-south,
airways. The only thing wrong with this explanation, an air traffic
told me in Texas, is that US airways do not run north-south.
- The biggest laugh came when the colonel told the senator:
"The Air Force is not conducting any weather modification and has
no plans to do so in the future."
- In fact, attempts to steer hurricanes by spraying
chemicals in their paths began in the 1950s. The recipe for creating
shields" was outlined in an unusually arrogant US Air Force study.
Subtitled "Owning the Weather by 2025", the 1996 report explained
how "weather force specialists" were dispersing chemicals behind
high-flying tanker aircraft in a process the air force calls "aerial
- Official denials reached new altitudes of absurdity when
another colonel claimed: "The US Air Force does not conduct spraying
operations over populated areas." USAF spokeswoman Margaret Gidding
told a Spokane newspaper: "The Air Force doesn't do anything that
emits anything other than a normal contrail, which is vapor."
- So were their replies. Apparently Anderson and Gidding
had forgotten how US Air Force spray planes crippled a country and a
by dispensing over Vietnam thousands of tons of "Agent Orange"
defoliants containing dioxin toxins as hazardous as plutonium.
- SEEING IS BELIEVING?
- In the end, it has proved impossible to continue
giant billboards advertising government duplicity, while insisting they
are not there. By the summer of 2001, the controversy entered a new phase.
Pictures of contrails were being distributed to newspapers by the
Press, and "chemtrails" could be overheard in coffee shop
across an entire continent.
- When it comes to chemtrails, seeing is disbelieving
disinformation. As public awareness grows, people like war veteran David
Oglesby are looking up. The 11 fat plumes fanning out over his Coarsegold,
California, home did it for Oglesby last June.
- "The trails formed a grid pattern," he told
WorldNetDaily News. "Some stretched from horizon to horizon. Some
began abruptly, and others ended abruptly. They hung in the air for an
extended period of time and gradually widened into wispy clouds resembling
- A retired US Air Force radar tech named Shimera called
a colonel responsible for all military operations in central California.
"What would you say if I said there are three aircraft up there right
now?" Shimera asked. "Are they there?"
- "No," the colonel replied. "They are not
- The Houston study is not so easily dismissed. Mark
was looking for contrails when he started observing the skies over this
busy Texas hub last winter. Using FAA tracking software called Flight
to identify each aircraft, Steadham clocked contrails trailing from Boeing,
McDonnell-Douglas and Airbus airliners. All but two of these condensation
trails sublimed into invisibility within five to 20 seconds; the only
persisted for two and 25 minutes.
- Flight Explorer does not show altitudes for military
jets, but, according to the FAA, tankers and transports usually transit
continental airspace at around 30,000 feet to ensure safe separation from
airliners flying between 35,000 and 39,000 feet. Military
flying below 30,000 feet should not leave contrails at all. Major-General
Gregory Barlow confirms that Air Force tankers do not perform refuelling
missions at contrail-forming altitudes.
- But Steadham found just the opposite in his study. While
observing air traffic for 63 days, the Houston skywatcher found that thick
white plumes laid by similar-sized military aircraft--at the same time,
in the same airspace as 20-second airliner contrails--lingered for four
to eight hours.
- GLOBAL CHEMTRAIL REPORTS
- Sightings of oddly lingering plumes sometimes resembling
rocket trails are not confined to North American skies.
- While on leave in Italy in the summer of 1999, the US
Navy's Kitty Chastain sat on her hotel balcony and watched aerial grids
being laid all day just offshore over the Bay of Naples. "People were
coughing all over Naples," she wrote. On the bus ride in from the
base, Chastain explained chemtrails to many sailors with hacking
- On October 12 that same year, a Paris correspondent
"...heavy activity from all directions, X upon X. The pilots here
seem to like to play chicken; they fly right at each other and then one
will swerve, their trails forming pitchforks and Xs." No contrails
were being left by "normal planes" in the same skies. But the
next day, planes flying over Paris "from all directions" obscured
the sky with more Xs that continued into the evening.
- In Spain on April 27, 2000, American tourist John
dashed off a quick email from El Café de Internet: "Were we
surprised to see that the chemtrails are as bad here as they are anywhere,
both in Mallorca and in Barcelona." He and his wife "took plenty
of pictures" before noticing a postcard they'd bought captured a
- "Add Sweden to the list," a Swedish resident
wrote after spotting eight to 10 parallel 'trails and contracting flu for
the first time in years. Weather conditions at the time were not conducive
to contrail formation. "I know the commercial routes, and we have
a bunch of them, but not where these trails were."
- Chemtrail activity has been reported in at least 14
nations including Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Germany,
Holland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden and the United
Croatian chemtrails began the day after that country joined NATO.
- ATMOSPHERIC ORGANISMS
- Many chemtrail observers note that chemtrails are often
laid down at the leading edge of approaching frontal systems. While rare
"sundogs" form ice-crystal circles around the Sun in advance
of strong winds, much more common "chemdogs" create prismatic
solar halos during stable weather.
- More and more observers, like this Vancouver resident,
wonder why "on the days of heavy spraying you will notice a rainbow
around the Sun". Many more people who have been healthy all their
lives wonder why they keep getting desperately sick whenever the chemplanes
- Unlike the refined aluminum in cooking utensils that
is tenuously linked to Alzheimer's disease, aluminum oxide is as inert
as sand and is not considered toxic.
- But in a story headlined "Tiny particles can
the August 5, 2000, edition of New Scientist reported that
in Europe and the US are dying young because of microscopic particles in
- Looking at byproducts of hydrocarbon burning, a Harvard
School of Public Health team determined particulates with a diameter less
than 10 microns as being a serious threat to public health. (A human hair
is about 100 microns across.) In 1987, US environmental regulations limited
airborne concentrations of particles less than 10 microns in
- But air pollution has grown worse. On April 21, 2001,
the New York Times warned: "These microscopic motes are able to
the tiniest compartments in the lungs and pass readily into the
and have been most strongly tied to illness and early death, particularly
in people who are already susceptible to respiratory problems."
- David Hawkins, a lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense
Council, speaks for "about a quarter-million Americans who have died
prematurely as result of fine-particle exposure".
- That number may be boosted sharply by chemtrail spraying.
On December 14, 2000, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that
inhaling particulate matter of a size 10 microns or smaller leads to
5% increased death rate within 24 hours".
- Teller's sunscreen calls for spraying 10 million tons
of talcum-fine reflective particulates of 10 to 100 micron sizes.
- Allergic reactions to airborne fallout do not explain
the entire syndrome of chemtrail-related illness. Falling blood
accompanying symptoms of intense yet feverless "flu" is a classic
sign of chronic fungal infection. Blamed for a host of auto-immune
from chronic fatigue to fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis, the fungus
within us also signals its presence in sharp joint pain, sudden extreme
fatigue, sudden dizziness, mental confusion and short-term memory
- After nearly three years of intense investigation, I
have found no proof that chemtrails constitute a deliberate biological
attack. Research for my books on the Gulf biowar and earlier germ warfare
experiments (Bringing The War Home; Scorched Earth) show that bio-attacks
are conducted at low level and never in daylight, in order to avoid
sterilisation of toxins.
- The biohazards in chemtrails may be bad LUC. The
of Unintended Consequences" states that every human intervention
unpredictable consequences. Chemtrails can cause drought by soaking up
all available moisture, and drooping chemical curtains fall through vast
colonies of UV-mutated bacteria, viruses and fungi living in the upper
atmosphere. Could these malevolent micro-organisms be piggy-backing on
- A series of balloon flights made in the US during the
1960s collected startling stratospheric samples swarming with bacteria
and fungi as well as viruses bigger than any known at the time.
- If viruses fall from the sky, most would land in the
sea. Dipping their beakers into coastal seawater, scientists found as many
as 10 million large virus-like particles per quart. As one researcher said:
"No one knows where they come from or what they do. Their size and
shape match the virus-like particles found in the upper
- Other life-forms, even tinier than bacteria, are also
thriving in our atmosphere. The discoverer of nanobacteria, Dr Robert Folk,
describes the most populous organisms on Earth as "dwarf forms of
bacteria, about one-tenth the diameter and 1/1000th the volume of ordinary
- The Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas figures
that these ultra-tiny bugs are "possibly an order of magnitude more
abundant" than normal bacteria that swarm everywhere.
- Since chemtrails are commonly spread over populated areas
where temperature differentials are greatest and solar shading most needed,
it is probable that particulate-laden plumes are precipitating airborne
viruses, bacteria and fungi down into human lungs and respiratory systems
unable to recognise or resist the alien invaders.
- This possibility was further strengthened when Dr Folk
chose a lightweight metal as a matrix to grow bugs too small to be seen
by optical microscopes. Folk viewed under electronic magnification entire
ecologies of swarming nanobac. The bacteria were feasting on (he called
it "metabolising") aluminum.
- PUBLIC CONCERN SPREADS
- Are we worried yet? An August 2001 WorldNetDaily poll
asked Americans: "Do you think 'chemtrails' are anything to worry
about?" Forty-three per cent answered "Yes"; another 30
per cent wanted more information on chemtrails--a total 73 per cent of
US respondents concerned about chemtrails.
- As lawyers across the US discuss filing the "Mother
of All Lawsuits" against Boeing, Bush and the US Air Force, their
case now appears tight enough to force further disclosures. The last
evidential gap--photos of ground-based chemtrail operations--may soon be
- What to do?
- A British campaigner involved in another bid to reclaim
individual sovereignty and local autonomy held out the best hope for change
when she told a CBC radio interviewer: "The only way to get government
to do anything is if enough people stand up and shout, 'This is
- Stay tuned. With chemtrails confirmed as a military
aimed at climate modification, the biggest trial is about to begin--in
the court of public opinion.
- Vancouver Courier chemtrails coverage: www.vancourier.com/0
- WorldNetDaily chemtrails coverage: www.worldn
- Mark Steadham's Houston contrails study:
- "Tiny Bits of Soot Tied to Illness", New York
Times, April 21, 2001,
- www.nytimes.com/ 2001/04/21/science/21AIR.html
- NOAA meteorologist Thomas Schlatter:
- About the Author:
- William Thomas specialises in health and environment
issues. His award-winning writing has appeared in more than 50 publications
in eight countries. His editorial commentaries have been published in The
Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun and Times-Colonist newspapers
as well as Earth Island Journal and Ecodecision magazines. He has also
appeared on CBC radio and TV, CNN and New Zealand national television.
His articles, "Poison from the Sky: the 'Chemtrails' Crisis"
and "Probing the 'Chemtrails' Conundrum", were published in NEXUS
6/03 and 7/02 respectively. He can be contacted by email at willthomas@
telus.net, or via his Lifeboat News website, www.lifeboatnews.com.
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