Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Un-Natural War - Part One: Chemtrails




   Recently, I read an amusing comment by someone on the net: “Mr Blue Sky, please tell us why you had to hide away for so long?… You couldn’t get through all the Chemtrails!”
  
   A week or so ago, I had the fortune of noticing something that I thought was really quite bizarre! I was approaching the latter hours of a nightshift, when I decided to go outside and have a smoke. It was just gone dawn and it was a gorgeous morning. The sky was perfectly blue; not a cloud in sight. The weather forecast had predicted a perfectly clear and sunny day. Indeed, the forecast maps showed no cloud cover, all day, for the whole day. Whilst dragging away to the detriment of my health, I noticed a plane going over. The plane was leaving a vapour trail in it’s wake. I thought to myself: “lucky buggers, probably off to the Caribbean!”. I knew they were departing because the jet was travelling away from the direction of Birmingham Airport (which is about 45 minutes away from where I live).



  I went back inside, but kept an eye on it through the windows. Almost an hour passed by and the trail was still very prominent in the sky. I decided to go back out (have another smoke!) and take a picture of it with my phone. Over the following hours, I left work and had a few morning jobs to do. I continued to notice a lattice of trails build up, criss-crossing the sky and continued to snap them on my phone. By mid afternoon, the sky was hazy and the sun obscured by wispy clouds, yet the weather forecast still maintained that the sky was perfectly clear!

   Anybody who knows anything, will have heard the debate over Chemtrails. I’ve taken an interest in the subject, yet I’ve always found it hard to find the definitive proof of something untoward. My gut tells me that something is amiss though. I’ve visited various sources in the past and only ever really found literary articles that support the mainstream “Contrails” view (harmless vapour trails produced in the wake of a plane’s engines, when flying through specific atmospheric conditions), whilst mainly photographs and videos (with some scientific theories) supporting the idea of Chemtrails. This is the theory that some vapour trails appear abnormal next to standard Contrails and that, with a possible combination of foreign chemicals, these trails are being created to the detriment of people’s health.

   For the “mainstream” view, I did the usual Wikipedia, National Geographic, New Science reading and came across an article from Scientific American called: “Why Do Jets Leave A White Trail In The Sky?” by Jenn Stroud Rossmann, an assistant professor of engineering at Harvey Mudd College. The webpage that hosted the article was interesting because it served as a two-halved snapshot of the whole debate. The main piece threw up the standard scientific explanations as to how the trails being formed are harmless Contrails. This article served the, almost exclusive, purpose of debunking the Chemtrail theory. Below is a section from the article:

   “Jets leave white trails, or contrails, in their wakes for the same reason you can sometimes see your breath. The hot, humid exhaust from jet engines mixes with the atmosphere, which at high altitude is of much lower vapour pressure and temperature than the exhaust gas. The water vapour contained in the jet exhaust condenses and may freeze, and this mixing process forms a cloud very similar to the one your hot breath makes on a cold day. Jet engine exhaust contains carbon dioxide, oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, unburned fuel, soot and metal particles, as well as water vapour. The soot provides condensation sites for the water vapour. Any particles present in the air provide additional sites. Depending on a plane’s altitude, and the temperature and humidity of the atmosphere, contrails may vary in their thickness, extent and duration.”

   The article continued by citing wing tipping, crow instability, wind currents, temperature layers and sublimation to explain some of the more unusual looking trails.

   Following this, were some lively and researched comments from readers, exploring the possibility of Chemtrails. Various individuals debated scientific accuracy, the amount of years that trails have been visible for (some photographs from the 50s and 60s were shown) , the increased amount today (countered by increase in air traffic), lingering trails, cruising altitudes and a Congressional Bill that was once introduced that defined Chemtrails as “exotic weapons“. They discussed the possibility of atmospheric seeding, population reduction and other ideas. It seems that the Chemtrails debate, in these comments, boiled down to a few key aspects:
  • If it is from turbulence, in combination with supersaturated conditions, wouldn’t there also be a turbulence trail from the tail of the plane? Vapour generated should be more spread out along the wings instead of coming just from the engines.
  • When spraying a substance, the trail starts out at the point of emission. Usually narrower, but the difference is quite noticeable.
  • The absence of a gap between the plane and the trails left behind. There is a gap with contrails because the exhaust vapours, that cause contrails, takes a fraction of time to freeze. Would altitude, pressure and temperature effect the gap with a Chemtrail being sprayed behind a plane?
   The truth is, I’m no scientist! Looking into it, I have to use my limited knowledge to way up the points of view on offer. My hypothesis for finding some slightly tangible proof would be this:
You have a plane producing contrails (with a gap) from the engines; under appropriate atmospheric conditions. This plane, however, is producing a secondary trail (without a gap). Atmospheric conditions would dictate that any trail from the same plane would behave in the same manner. From this, you could probably guess accurately that you were witnessing a secondary Chemtrail. I think if there is any real research to be done in this field, these are the kind of things that people need to be looking for.

   There are many sites, where you can view photographs and read articles from both sides of the fence. If you are interested in the Chemtrails theory, Andrew Johnson has done some interesting research at http://www.checktheevidence.com/ (you can also click in my Links box to the right) and is worth a look.

   In my own opinion, I do think there is something to the theory. There may not be much evidence, but the behaviour of the phenomenon can be very bizarre at times. A gut reaction is, obviously, not the basis of my opinion though. Consider this: even if you don’t subscribe to the idea of Chemtrails, the existence of “harmless” Contrails is still cause for concern. Contrails are effectively man made clouds. Shouldn’t nature be the only thing responsible for this act? As a species, we really don’t help ourselves, sometimes, by carrying out acts of “Nature Modification”. For this reason alone, I think we should keep an eye on it. And, if Chemtrails really do exist, isn’t that even more reason to be vigilant?

   Also, there has been much research done into the existence of hidden agendas and programs that are not to the benefit of mankind. Various governments and industries have never had any qualms about exposing huge numbers of the population to things like: DDTs, Agent Orange, Sarin Gas, depleted Uranium munitions, Anthrax, toxic flu vaccinations, water fluoridisation, Aspartame in food and drink, mood stabilisers…. The list is endless.

If Chemtrails are real, it’s only the tip of the iceberg…
To Be Continued…


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2 comments:

13 Muluc said...

I have an especially vivid memory from childhood (it would have been sometime between '72 and '74) of looking up at a contrail in the clear blue sky, and thinking, "Those are so neat; I wish they wouldn't always disappear so quickly." I wouldn't have been thinking that if I'd ever seen one that lingered and spread like they do today.
I had hoped that Port Hardy would be free of them, since it's such a small town, but they spray here too. I've taken pictures of them.

The Truth Seeker's Guide said...

I know what you mean. I wish there were places you could go visit and know that the air was clean. I doubt there are many now! Cheers for the comment.