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What Are Chemtrails?
Contrails are those noticeable trails left across the sky after a plane has passed overhead. The white marks across the horizon are, in reality, the water vapor expressed from the plane. While a plane flies between 10,000 and 30,000 feet, the vapor thrown from the plane freezes. This frozen air causes that white line. Some groups, however, believe comtrails are to be blamed for minor weather changes, mainly caused by increased air traffic. No one, however, is too concerned with weather changes.
People are, instead, concerned over what is added to the comtrails to turn them from simple vapor to a poisonous substance known as chemtrails. Chemtrails are at home among the conspiracy theorists, as they are believed to be added chemicals emitted from planes by secret government agencies meant to poison the people below. Chemtrail believers claim that the air around them begins to smell, breathing becomes labored and colors appear within the otherwise perfectly white trails. The color is supposed to indicate a chemical trace to the trails. Some theorists, who have claimed to test these trails, report higher than usual amounts of aluminum. Other chemicals, which are highly dangerous for human consumption, are also reportedly found in the tested trails.
NASA, along with the United States government, have been confronted with the chemtrail conspiracy. Both sources deny the existence of the anomalies.
Conspiracy theorists remain unconvinced with their government's responses. Many people strongly believe the public is slowly being poisoned by chemtrails. There is no scientific, official research in this area. It is very much a conspiracy theory.
If valid research, such as scientific studies, appear on the topic, please feel free to post it in the comments.
- What are chemtrails?
Read a true believer's depiction here.