Chemtrails or Contrails?
Questions Being Asked World Wide

By Karen Warnick
The Pioneer 

The controversy over the huge white lines crisscrossing the skies for the past 10 years has reached global proportions.  Individuals, groups, organizations, the media and some governments are asking for explanations as to what exactly is going on.  The evidence has been coming from all corners of the world and can no longer be ignored, dismissed out-of-hand nor relegated to the conspiracy files.  In order to understand the scope of this subject, open-minded debate must take place.  Many questions have been asked and millions of people are looking for answers.  We will take a look at this issue in a series of articles that will help to shed some light on what’s going on, why it’s going on, who’s doing it and what effects it may have on us and the environment.

      One of the first questions that need to be asked and answered is what is the difference between chemtrails and contrails.  According to Thomas Schlattes, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a contrail is a vapor trail that can only form at temperatures below negative -76 degrees Fahrenheit and at humidity levels of 70 percent or more at high altitudes.  Even in ideal conditions a jet contrail only lasts no more than 30 minutes.  Contrails come from a jet engine’s exhaust, which is around 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and freezes into ice crystals which soon melt hence they don’t stay visible very long.  The US Air Force has defined contrails as forming above 33,000 feet when hot engine exhaust momentarily condenses ice crystals into pencil-thin vapor trails that quickly vanish like the wake behind a boat.  This is entirely different then the huge white lines that linger for hours, spreading out across the sky and turning into wispy, whitish grey, unnatural looking clouds.  Chemtrails are identified by the varying patterns of X’s, tic-tac-toe like patterns, parallel and cross-hatched lines. The lines can be seen as one long line from horizon to horizon (which covers hundreds of miles) or as many shorter lines of varying lengths.  The planes that are doing the spraying are mostly white with no markings or have red/orange markings.  The planes fly in tight formations that are too close to conform to FAA regulations.  Some days there are so many lines in the sky from all different directions, one has to wonder why there are so many in the sky at the same time. There is no doubt as to the difference between the two in the minds of those who have spent years watching and photographing  the skies, gathering and sharing information, compiling data and test results and asking for official responses.

      The following quotes, news reports, comments and excerpts of articles from various sources will help to illustrate the growing concern and attention being paid to this subject and will help those who have not been paying attention.  USA TODAY 2001:  “This is blatant.  This is in your face,” says Philip Marie Sr., a retired nuclear quality engineer from Bartlett, N. H., who says the sky above his quiet town is often crisscrossed with “spray” trails.  “No one will address it,” he says.  “Everyone stonewalls this thing.”  

Quote from James Reany Jr., “Here in Arizona, we are having a drought and have been experiencing the same for many years.  Chemtrails almost always appear when a weather front is on the horizon.  I have personally observed how chemtrails are attracted to cloud formations and dissolve clouds that might have gathered and produced rain.  This takes the patience of observing for long periods of time while the trails interact with clouds.”

      Diana Reed, a producer for the local Miami FOX affiliate TV station WSVN, did a story about chemtrails a few years ago.  She had just done an investigation and story about the US governments testing of the effects of their exposing unknowing people to radiation, diseases, and biological weapons and was just as upset about the cover up of the chemtrail issue.  She asked for people from South Florida, including, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Broward County and Palm Beach to send in photos, videos and comments for her story which was run on the air. Jack McLamb, a highly decorated Phoenix police officer, publishes the Aid & Abet Police and Military Newsletter that has been out for over 20 years.  He recently ran a story on Chemtrails and said, “Some of our peers in the military, that have already asked questions, have been told:  keep this quiet, but the American people have been subjected to bio-warfare and we (the government) are healing them without their knowledge.”

      Former six year board member of Greenpeace Germany, Monika Griefan chaired the Committee for Culture and Media of the Federal German Parliament when she replied to a letter from two chemtrail dissenters in July 2004.  She said, “I am in basic agreement with your concerns about experiments of various kinds that are being carried out in the earth’s atmosphere….I share your concern over the use of aluminum and barium compounds which have considerable toxic potential.”  A German science magazine recently stated, “In the skies of Germany, Social Democratic member of Parliament Monika Griefahn tells us, aluminum and barium compounds are being spread just as tens of thousand of concerned citizens have observed, documented and bitterly deplored….But the public outcry in Europe will have to spread to North America if we are to stop this massive, illegal and continuing air and atmospheric pollution.” 

      The following excerpts come from a letter written by Deputy of PA.SO.K.,  of Corinthia Greece.  The letter is addressed to the ministers of Transport and Communications, Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, and Health and Social Security of the government of Greece.  The subject line reads:  Concern in the community of Corinthia about the phenomenon of “chemtrails.”  The letter starts out with, “Alarm and concern have been aroused in the local community at the appearance in our area of the notorious chemtrails………According to investigations by hundreds of scientists, journalists and concerned citizens throughout the world these lines are caused by emissions of chemical substances, such as aluminum oxide and barium, two extremely toxic substances dangerous to human health.....Official data on whether such spraying is really taking place in Greece airspace has not been made available by the Government…..It is however an important question to ascertain the reasons for this spraying… its existence has been linked to various experiments whose purpose (according to scientific studies) is either control of the greenhouse phenomenon or even climate modification with a view to creating mass weapons……documented answers must be provided.”

      In the spring of 1998 in Espanola, Ontario, residents began complaining of “severe headaches, chronic joint pain, dizziness, sudden extreme fatigue, acute asthma attacks and feverless ‘flu-like’ symptoms".  This occurred over a 50 square mile area which coincided with months of spraying by photo-identified US Air Force tankers.  In 1999, 550 citizens brought a petition before the Canadian Parliament asking the government to stop the spraying.  One of the witnesses in the case was a former provincial police officer who reported the numerous sightings of chemtrails.  On April 28, 1997, Cuba filed a complaint before the United Nations General Assembly charging the US with spraying biological warfare agents over Cuban soil.  Cuba has been unable to have the matter investigated by the UN, but the US has been unable to have the matter dropped.  Both of these incidents were reported by Mark Metcalf in his book, Chemtrails of the World.

      These examples are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s been reported in books, articles, websites, government documents and other media, throughout the world for the last decade.  When this many people from various cultures, careers and fields have brought this subject out into the open, maybe it’s time the rest of us start paying attention.  In the next article of this series we will examine government documents, studies and websites that prove the existence of weather modification, weather warfare, spraying programs and some of the reasons for chemtrails.