Chemtrails and Contrails - my story and research - chemtrails do not exist
How I came to believe and disbelieve in chemtrails
I first heard the term chemtrails several years ago in Nexus magazine. It is said that "there are two types of people in the world - those that read Nexus and those that don't," and I am one of the former type.
What this really means is that there are people who are fascinated by and believe in the reality of all manner of subjects that never get mentioned in the mainstream media, and that if you are one of these people and want to keep up to date on the latest info on conspiracy theories, alternative history, alternative health, UFOs and suppressed scientific discoveries then Nexus is the publication to read.
I had read an article by Canadian journalist William Thomas, who was one of the first people to bring the phenomenon to public attention and he even wrote a book on the subject - Chemtrails Confirmed.
Thomas claims that barium and aluminium oxide are among substances being sprayed by planes into the sky. It is theorised that this operation was started because of a proposal in 1998 by Dr Edward Teller aka "Father of the H-Bomb" and "Dr Strangelove," who suggested that a sunscreen of reflective metallic particles could be formed to curb the effects of global warming, and he put forward this idea when he addressed the International Seminar On Planetary Emergencies.
Thomas also suggested that widespread illness was being caused by the barium and other toxins in the chemtrails, and that epidemics of "flu-like illnesses" were due to the trails.
When I first saw info about this in Nexus I didn't take that much notice but filed it away as something to be aware of as a possibility. I also thought it was a problem perhaps in Canada and America but for now the UK was safe.
Then over the years I started to notice trails being left by planes that didn't fade away quickly like the contrails I had been seeing since my childhood but that stayed for hours. I love walking and looking at the natural world about me and I noticed that these trails were different.
These new trails didn't look right. These new trails messed up the beauty of the sky. These new trails were not what I was used to.
I realised that what I had been seeing increasingly frequently were what Thomas calls chemtrails and that now they were being created over Cardiff and South Wales where I lived. It was as if the threat of chemtrails had come into my world.
I had read about how the chemtrails make people ill and that flu and respiratory problems are some of the main symptoms of having been exposed to toxins in the air that have come from the trails. I noticed how every time there was a lot of flu going around, or "the lergee" as many people call it in Cardiff that there had been these new long-lasting trails in the skies.
The strains of flu over the years had been getting to make people much more ill it seemed than the illness used to. People would say "this flu's a killer" and "I just can't seem to shake it off."
I do my best to keep healthy and take a range of supplements and use colloidal silver if I feel I am going down with anything. As it happens I learned about this remedy in Nexus magazine too.
Having said that there were a couple of times I did get ill with terrible colds or flu that lasted a long time and were not like I was used to. I point this out because the severity of the flu-like illnesses appeared to coincide with the increased presence of what I now knew as chemtrails.
I didn't have many friends in Cardiff who shared my beliefs or interests in conspiracy theories and my studies in these areas were personal or shared with like-minded people I would meet online.
I read all leading conspiracy theory author David Icke's books and I studied other sources of information on the subject. I was becoming even more a conspiracy theory and chemtrail researcher and spent time on conspiracy sites where I found loads and loads of info about chemtrails.
That they existed I was very sure of. That they were harmful I also believed.
In 2004 I moved to Tenerife and amongst a long list of things that attracted me to the island was the fact that besides the excellent weather we usually had very clear starlit skies at night and plenty of sun by day with no chemtrails even though there are plenty of planes arriving and leaving the two airports daily.
But then one day I saw them - they were the long-lasting trails that linger and spread out into hazy whitish sky. Oh no, I thought - even here in Tenerife we are being sprayed by chemtrail planes!
And at this point in time when there were chemtrails over Tenerife there was also a flu-bug going around and terrible rainstorms. I connected the dots and thought the trails were causing the illness that was affecting people as well as the really bad weather.
You see, weather modification experiments and the use of chemtrails for military purposes is also a strong belief in chemtrail conspiracy theory. By that time I had become so disgusted with what I believed was being done all over the world that I had befriended countless other chemtrail-believers and had even bought a "Say No To Chemtrails" T-shirt.
I had read up on many websites about how weather modification was being used by the elite or the shadowy Illuminati to bring about deliberate droughts and crop failure as well as to be used as evidence of climate change and Global Warming as being pushed by Al Gore and many others. Conspiracy theorists were saying this Global Warming drive was a scam.
Further, that these evil people known as the Illuminati were engaged in a cull of the populations of "useless eaters" and wanted to get rid of most of us as they admitted openly on the Georgia Guidestones - http://www.radioliberty.com/stones.htm - where it states in the first of 10 points: "Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature."
Websites such as this one have plenty of information on the global cull that the elite are believed to be bringing about - http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_sociopol_depopu.htm - and chemtrails are one of their methods. Besides the dangers of the barium and aluminium other pathogens and fungal spores, moulds and viruses are said to be in the trails, as well as artificial fibres and even nanotechnology. The plan being to kill people slowly and to weaken their immune systems by the accumulative strain on them from all these toxic attacks.
Clifford Carnicom is as well-known in chemtrail conspiracy circles as William Thomas and he has said much about the deliberate use of bacteria and viruses as biowarfare against the masses using chemtrails to disperse the agents of death - http://www.rense.com/general39/finally.htm
Weather modification as warfare is also something that is believed to be a reality. Scott Stevens on the website http://weatherwars.info/ says: "Weather is the new terrorism. Remember, the best weapon is a secret weapon. Let weather control be a secret no more. Look up and see what is going on just over your heads. Please for your own well being inform yourself."
Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025 details how the military can use the weather for warfare.
As well as these ideas, there is the belief that HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), which is based on research and the work of Nikola Tesla is being used in conjunction with chemtrail programmes for various purposes including mind weather modification, warfare and mass mind control.
Speaking of mind control it is said that psychiatric tranquillisers and antidepressant drugs such as Valium and Prozac have been converted into aerosol form and are added to some chemtrails to keep the masses easier to control.
It is being circulated among conspiracy theorists that Donald Rumsfeld once admitted that Prozac and Valium combined with other compounds would be sprayed over the American people. http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?action=printpage;topic=35964.0
The HAARP site is at http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/ and whilst it is claimed that it is all harmless research, conspiracy theorists and chemtrail believers do not accept this at all, and in fact there are many photos circulating and chemtrail videos, which show what are said to be cloud formations that have been created by HAARP. Some people have described this as "boiling the atmosphere."
Dr Nick Begich, the co-author with Jeane Manning of Angels Don't Play This HAARP - Advances in Tesla Technology, is a leading writer and speaker on the subject - http://www.earthpulse.com/src/category.asp?catid=13
Anyway, I knew about all that and also that it is believed by chemtrail believers that there is a blanket ban enforced on the mainstream media by its Illuminati masters, which prevents any news stories getting out about chemtrails and even preventing the use of the word. Being a writer for Tenerife News, I decided to see if I could do my part in getting an article published.
I succeeded in getting Contrails or chemtrails and freak weather included in the newspaper and Jeff Rense, David Icke and others soon picked up the story. I pointed out that whilst most people think that freak weather is being caused by climate change there is the possibility that it is being created as deliberate weather modification using chemtrails.
I quoted Dr Stephen McKay, who has become well respected amongst the chemtrail-believer community for speaking out as a scientist against the threat. Dr McKay was a member of the Yahoo group forum for chemtrail tracking usa - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chemtrailtrackingusa/
I had also quoted Rosalind Peterson in my article. Rosalind runs http://www.californiaskywatch.com/ Her website asks "How do you like your skies ... Natural or man-made?"
And states: "We believe that no one, no government agency or private corporation, has the right to pollute our air or drinking water supplies, modify our weather, or impact the living environment around us - including the upper atmosphere."
Rosalind suggests that the use of the term "persistent contrail" is far preferable to chemtrail because the media and officials have been informed that chemtrails are a hoax and not to use the word. This means that if chemtrail-believers and activists want to get anywhere with their complaints and letters and calls to official authorities that they are more likely to get a response if they refrain from using the chemtrail word and use her description.
As a user of Myspace I was regularly blogging about the latest news on chemtrails and posting videos of chemtrails there. I had fully bought into the belief that the matter of chemtrails was such a danger to the world and was controlled by the evil elite who run everything that even the word was not being allowed in the media or for official sources to use.
Andre, who runs Outlaw News had said, and I agreed with him, that chemtrails were the most important issue of all and the most serious danger to life on Earth. This view is actually held by many chemtrail-believers who are sure that the elite are really trying to kill as many of us off as possible.
One topic that often crops up though, is how are the elite ensuring that they remain safe when they have to breathe the same poisoned air and eat foods from the same poisoned environment?
There are many sub-topics that get discussed under the main subject of chemtrails. Another is the new disease of Morgellons in which sufferers feel crawling sensations under their skin, which produces coloured fibres that emerge from it and cause intense suffering.
Wikipedia has this entry on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgellons
Due to the great danger considered to be the case from chemtrails many people are asking what can be done to combat the effects of the trails and to get rid of them. One of the main answers, which is now being marketed by various small companies is to use orgone energy, as proposed by the late Wilhelm Reich. Orgonise Africa is one supplier of orgonite devices and jewelry - http://www.orgoniseafrica.com/
Reich had invented what he called a "cloudbuster" but this has been adapted into what is now known as a "chembuster" and these can be bought for quite a lot of money or made up utilising epoxy resin, metal shavings, semiprecious stones, copper rods and a base to hold it all in. The idea is that pointed at the sky the chembuster will cause chemtrails to vanish.
Orgonite pendants are on sale as well, and these are believed to offer some protection from the poisons in the chemtrails. Freeman of the Freeman Perspective - http://thefreemanperspective.blogspot.com/ - has spoken about orgonite on one of his shows and said that he believes he has suffered illness due to chemtrails. Having a lot of respect for Freeman's views and the amount of work he has done I got myself an orgonite pendant.
Meanwhile in Tenerife I had seen sun halos on days that there were chemtrails in the sky. The halos were clearly being caused by the whitish haze that is made as the trails spread out and form artificial cloud cover. I had read that such halos were very rare and, indeed, I had never seen any in my entire life apart from in pictures.
I found Michael Irving's website - http://www.worldgathering.net/stop/information.html - that links chemtrails with prophesies by the Hopi and the Plains Indians, and as a sign of the ending of this system and the "Day of the Purification." Michael says on his site: "Crazy Horse (Tashunca-Uitco) saw a great darkness fall upon the people, followed by visions of great machines moving across the land and flying in the air to produce what some North American Plains Indians refer to as the Death Winds. Is it possible that the Death Winds and the Chemtrails are one and the same?"
With this sort of information in my thoughts I was really depressed when I went back home to Wales for a week in July 2007 to find that the skies of Cardiff were covered in chemtrails on a daily basis and that no one appeared to notice or care. People I spoke to including my father and personal friends seemed to think they were nothing more than "vapour trails."
I returned to Tenerife even more concerned about the danger of chemtrails, although I had a new mystery added to it all. I had been led to believe by fellow chemtrail-believers that the air was being poisoned and that the environment too was being filled with toxins, however, on my walks just outside Cardiff, but still under chemtrailed skies, I noted that vast amounts of lichens were growing on fences, tree trunks, rocks and walls, thriving in the very wet weather the UK had been experiencing. Something did not add up because I knew very well that lichens growing well are a sign of how pure the air is - the very reverse of what the chemtrail believers were telling me.
JazzRoc debunks chemtrails
Back in Tenerife I carried on corresponding with fellow chemtrail-believers and posting blogs and wrote a hubpage article on the subject. Now I have a friend who lives on the island called Tony Duncan but who posts on the Internet as JazzRoc and one day I was surprised to find that he had found my chemtrail blogs at Myspace and disagreed so much with them that he was calling me a "fool" and "deluded." He said that he was "going to fight me on this." And he did!
JazzRoc, who is a scientist and does know what he is talking about, started posting his opinions in the comments area at all chemtrail videos he could find online and very soon got a name as a "debunker" and a "paid disinformation agent." He was also being called a "CIA employee," a "shill,"and accused of "working for the government."
I knew this was madness from people who knew nothing about him at all and in fact the last job I knew he had was a community gardener - a far cry from CIA employee! JazzRoc was adamant that chemtrails didn't exist and that what we were calling such were no more than persistent contrails and were made up of water vapour. He also explained that the phenomenon has been caused by a vast increase in air traffic and that contrails like this were nothing new but had been recorded and photographed at other times in the last century.
There was no room for agreeing to disagree with him and at one point because I considered him to be very rude I blocked him from my contacts at Myspace. We also got into a heated argument at hubpages and by e-mail.
Meanwhile JazzRoc had become so infamous as a "professional debunker" that he managed to get himself banned from YouTube and was later to repeat this at the David Icke forums.
However, in the course of our argument he asked me if I realised that halos (of sun and moon) were caused by ice crystals, and also pointed out that dust and solid particles, which chemtrail-believers say are in the trails cannot create halos or rainbow effects of any type at all. Chemtrail-believers even have a new term "chembow" for colours being seen in the new artificial clouds made from the trails.
That was all it took to break the spell I was under. I knew that halos around the moon were made of ice crystals so it was obvious they were what caused the sun halos too. I knew also that solid particles cannot create halos or rainbow effects. On this island we get dust clouds from the Sahara that are known as calimas and whilst they make the sky really foggy looking they never ever have halos around the sun or moon.
I could see that somehow my belief system and association of sun halos with what I was calling chemtrails was wrong and that my belief had blinded me to logical reasoning. I had to apologise to JazzRoc and thank him for teaching me something that all my research had failed to do. I now knew that there were no threats from chemtrails because what we are seeing are contrails as the authorities have maintained all along.
I now could see that all that white in the trails and the hazy skies and around the sun when there are halos was nothing more than fantastic amounts of ice crystals. This is why the lichens were doing well in Wales - because the air was as I had thought very pure and not contaminated at all with barium, aluminium and all the other toxins and pathogens said to fall from the trails.
I announced in public that I was no longer a chemtrail-believer and directed people to JazzRoc's blog here, which is entitled "Contrails Facts and Chemtrail Fictions": http://jazzroc.wordpress.com/ and also to the excellent Contrail Science site where a scientific explanation is given for all the points raised by chemtrail-believers: http://contrailscience.com/
What happened next was as bizarre as JazzRoc being accused of working for the CIA because some of my chemtrail-believer friends suggested I had "had a breakdown," "had been got at," had "had a gun pointed at my head," had been "drugged," and even that I had been "hypnotised."
It appears that believers in the conspiracy do not want to hear any opinion that does not fit within their belief system and do not want any good news, which says that their fears are unfounded. It also appears that all the leading writers on conspiracy theories are either as blinded to what I have found to be the truth as I was, or, which is much more worrying, are knowingly presenting information that is not true.
© 2008 Steve Andrews