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The Toxic Chemtrail Controversy

Updated on December 7, 2011

Toxic Chemtrails

Chemtrails have become an international controversy in the last several years and Countless numbers of internet websites concerning them continue to pop up.

According to proponents of the chemtrail conspiracy, they are chemical or biological agents deliberately being dispersed into the atmosphere worldwide for an as yet undisclosed purpose. Official government agencies have received thousands of requests demanding an explanation.

Some believe chemtrails are some type of vaccine. Others say the spraying is a plot to make people sick and unable to defend themselves against the coming One World Government. Still others believe they are designed to fight global warming by blocking sun rays.

The “Abilene Reporter-News”ran a story on chemtrails, no doubt partly inspired by the popularity of a YouTube video entitled "Danger in the Sky - The Chemtrail Phenomenon." All reports have essentially described the same thing. The day started out clear but became hazy and overcast after several planes laid down a steady stream of chemtrails.

Dismissed as a Hoax

Since the mid-1990’s, when increased reports of the strange aerial phenomena started, the U.S. Air Force has dismissed them as a hoax. But people haven’t accepted the official explanation they are nothing more than standard jet airplane condensation trails.

Some of the most dedicated chemtrail observers live in Portland. Dozens of e-mails were received by, complaining the city was being choked by chemtrails. Derek R. Sims wrote "I want to report massive contrail spraying in Portland, OR". "It looked like a huge spine with all the nerve endings shooting out, up and down the trail. I have been sneezing uncontrollably, but I have no allergies, and am not sick."

"The city of Portland is completely blanketed with the chemclouds" wrote one woman who wished to remain anonymous. "When I got home there were three new trails above my house. I'm telling you…we are socked in with chemclouds."

The Worst Headache

"FYI and listeners, chemtrails are back," wrote Cindy Carpenter. "I came down with the worst headache I have had in years, and still have it."

Portlander Sardar Khalsa who contributes to the Sierra Times, an on-line environmental magazine explained "People had been telling me about these chemtrails, but I didn't believe they existed until I saw them for myself about six months ago," he says. "They are definitely not normal contrails. They don't come out of the engines or off the wing tips, but are being sprayed from under the planes.

Due to his research, Khalsa is inclined to believe the spraying is being done by the U.S. Air Force…although they deny any such claims.

He's had people tell him it sometimes "snows cobwebs" after planes had flown overhead. And he's even read about pesticides and human blood cells being detected in the material. "I can't tell you what it is, and I can't tell you why it is," Khalsa says. "But I can tell you I've seen many days which start out clear and end up looking like Los Angeles in the haze."

Khalsa and several of the other observers say they've contacted various news media asking them them to report on the chemtrails, but got no takers. That is until KGW-TV weatherman Jack Coppell agreed the sky looked unusual one day.

"Many people having been calling us and asking us about this," Coppell said as the station broadcast a picture of that day's solar corona. "This phenomenon is known as a Solar Halo, and is normally caused by ice crystals provided by high cirrus clouds. Since there are no high cirrus clouds, this is highly unusual."

The phenomenon was also picked up by a Los Angeles network affiliate, which aired a similar investigation called "Toxic Sky?"

Those who believe in the conspiracy say chemtrails are toxic. The reasons given vary widely, from military weapons testing, chemical population control to global warming measures. But, scientists and other authorities have consistently disavowed their existence, insisting they are simply persistent contrails.

Every plane seen spraying chemtrails has been an unmarked, totally white craft with the possible exception of red tail. There are no identifying numbers, letters or insignia or marks.

Totally white, unmarked aircraft generally belong to the United Nations. In the lone instance where an aircraft's "N" number was observed and recorded, research discovered it was registered to an aviation company having no locatable phone number. This craft was witnessed spraying hundreds of miles from its "home" location.

According to an investigator identified only as Dave, living near Sacramento, information concerning the what’s, who and where of the plane “… was a trail of info that turned out to be bogus and ended up with an answer that scared the hell out of me. I'd have to "out" a dear friend and 'fess up I was digging places I shouldn't have been to tell the details, and I won't.” he continued. And what’s so frustrating is, it’s all covered up well. Why would a simple plane seen spraying chemicals have such a massive alibi behind the paperwork?”

Until recently, most craft witnessed were KC-135 and KC-10 tankers. Now the aircraft most often reported seen spraying chemtrails are small Cessnas or similar sized craft.

In response to a petition by Canadian citizens regarding "chemicals used in aerial sprayings are adversely affecting the health of Canadians," the Government House Leader replied by stating, "There is no substantiated evidence, scientific or otherwise, to support the allegation that there is high altitude spraying conducted in Canadian airspace.”

The United States Air Force continues to maintain the theory is a hoax which "has been investigated and refuted by many established and accredited universities, scientific organizations, and major media publications".

And Patrick Minnis, an atmospheric scientist with NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was quoted in USA Today saying “…logic is not exactly a real selling point for most chemtrail proponents. If you try to pin these people down and refute things, it's, 'Well, you're just part of the conspiracy'," he said.


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      watergeek 5 years ago from Pasadena CA

      Most of the chemtrails these days are beeing laid to seed clouds for rain. And it's happening all over the world. They use silver iodide or dry ice (carbon dioxide, ironically enough) as their main seeding agents. I just posted a hub on cloud seeding yesterday. Then I went out this morning and noticed planes doing it right above my head. Cloud seeding for the second time in a row in Pasadena, California. By tomorrow morning it will be raining again.

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      intheknow 5 years ago

      Dracopol you are extremely ignorant.

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      ArtzGirl 5 years ago from San Diego

      Hi JY,

      After posting the other links, I have just started on an article about the US Patents for Chemtrails. This is what I have so far. I'm interviewing a patent attorney tomorrow and will be hosting a radio show on this topic next Wednesday.

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      ArtzGirl 5 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks for writing this article. Voted UP!!!

      I've written about 10 hub pages now on the topic of chemtrails. One of the best arguments that you can give people who are still questioning whether this is actually happening or not-- is the list of Chemtrail and Geoengineering Patents. Here is the google search for this topic:

      Here is the article that I'm presently writing on the US Patents for Chemtrails and Geoengineering. (As I find out more information, I will continue to build this hub.):

      This is the article that goes into what I found at the bottom of the chemtrail research rabbit hole. This technology and science runs VERY DEEP:

      Here is a video Cliff Note version that will catch people up to date on this technology and what they are using this for. The topic is very extensive. This covers the Weather Warfare dimension of chemtrails and some of the biological implications for the planet:

      I live in the San Diego area and have covered this story now for the past year and a half. I've taken over 3500 photos of this phenomena in both the San Diego area and in Las Vegas near McCarran Airport.

      It is REAL!!! This is NOT "just a Conspiracy Theory".

      For those of you who are still stuck at step one-- determining if these are a Contrail or Chemtrail... here's an article that covers this aspect of the Chemtrails:

      I have started a radio show on this topic and it is extremely extensive.

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      John Young 7 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      I agree tugbo, but as far as I know, nobody has died yet. And even if they had, do you think they would tell us? LOL

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      tugbo200-5 7 years ago

      No matter how you think..

      This is not normal..

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      GeorgeBrain 7 years ago from United States

      I´m agree. People needs to believe, so they will believe in anything, it doesn´t matter how crazy it is. Who wants hazardous materials on the atmosphere, when winds take particles every where in the nation. I still do not see the first General wearing a gas mask.

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      John Young 7 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      I agree Dracopol, I'm just the messenger, here. I found it intriguing people believe in these kind of things.

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      Dracopol 7 years ago

      Just another conspiracy story, from people who get their kicks out of having strangers believe them. Ask a chemist what the combustion products of jet engines are and he'll tell you it's mainly steam. The Burden of Proof lies squarely on the claimants who claim extraordinary things. So they should chase after the world's jets with a sampling tube and PROVE their nonsense.