- The following images were kindly submitted
by 'Concerned Citizens' in the Long Island, NY area. The photographs were
taken on February 11, 1999 and show the contrails not only weaving to some
degree, but the typical 'spreading' effect people have been noticing with
concern and curiosity. There appears to be a large number of contrails,
as well as the unusual patterns, such as the "stitch" or "puff"
formations (see last image).
- "We do live within a radius of about 30 miles from
both major airports located in New York but we have also lived in our present
homes in Long Island for over 20 years. We are very familiar with the flight
patterns of the commercial aircraft heading towards and departing from
these airports. Because of our proximity, the planes fly at very low altitudes
almost to the point that even their windows are visible. We have never
in all these years observed any contrails being formed by these aircraft.
Our concern over the contrails observed was largely due to the severity
in respiratory illnesses that have struck our family and friends. A very
close friend of ours, who was in perfect health, suddenly had one lung
collapse overnight. One parent of another friend developed a serious case
of pneumonia and the other parent of the same friend was admitted to the
hospital for respiratory distress. They were held in the hospital's hallway
for over 24 hours until a room could be found. This was due to the large
amounts of patients recently admitted for various respiratory ailments.
We have observed these contrails very carefully. They do not just float
away. They spread across the sky for hours to the point that what once
was a blue sky now becomes gloomy and silvery gray. It becomes so overcast
that it blocks the sun.
We are not scientists but we are aware of our surroundings and in all our
years we have never witnessed any cloud formation or exhaust from normal
aircraft creating what we have been observing. It is for these reasons
we decided to forward our photos to you. We continue to hope that the truth
reveals itself in what has been taking place. Thank you again."
- - Concerned citizens