The magazine ?Columbus Alive? reports that they?ve received many reports about airplanes ?spraying? or leaving behind mysterious ?chemtrails? in the sky. When civilian flights were grounded immediately after September 11, this was more noticeable than ever. Some people feared the U.S. was under biochemical attack while others thought we were being inoculated against anthrax or some other biochemical hazard. During a flight to Phoenix in early October, a Columbus Alive reporter saw jets spraying everywhere.

The way to tell the difference between a chemtrail and a normal contrail is that contrails can only form at temperatures below negative-76 degrees Fahrenheit and at humidity levels of 70 percent or more at high altitudes, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And even in most ideal conditions, a jet contrail lasts no more than 30 minutes.

Chemtrails are large, multiple trails that seem to hang in the sky indefinitely, then slowly feather out and appear to turn into cirrus clouds. Some seem to be sprayed intentionally in geometrically precise grid patterns. Their source and purpose is a mystery that is addressed by websites such as,, and (a skeptical site).

The official government response is that they?re due to increased commercial air traffic. However, in the month after the attack on the World Trade Center, there was very little commercial airline traffic and virtually no private civilian air flights, but contrails could still be seen frequently over many localities.

One ?Columbus Alive? reporter used high-quality binoculars to look at the planes producing chemtrails and saw that Stratotankers and KC-10 Extenders, which are refueling planes, appeared to be used for the spraying.

The Canadian ?Ottawa Citizen? newspaper reported a ?fervor over chemtrails? on May 16 and said, ?Ground fallout [from the chemtrails] analyzed in the United States contained carcinogens and bacteria. Coincidentally in the past decade, most jet fuel was re-engineered to reduce fire hazards by adding a long-banned pesticide, which was reportedly also found in gel samples from chemtrails. Also found were toxic micro-fibers, much finer than asbestos.?

Explanations for chemtrails range from their use in military communications applications to scientific experiments designed to control the weather. A scientist working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, who insists on anonymity, told ?Columbus Alive? that public disclosure of the experiments is inevitable and may occur soon. He said that two different secret projects have been conducted. One involved cloud creation experiments to lessen the effect of global warming. The other involved radiation reflection off clouds in conjunction with the military?s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Alaska.

The scientist claims that the two most common substances being sprayed into chemtrails are aluminum oxide and barium stearate. When you see planes flying back and forth marking parallel lines, X-patterns and grids in a clear sky, that?s aluminum oxide. The goal is to create an artificial sunscreen to reflect solar radiation back into space to alleviate global warming.

In some cases, barium may be sprayed in a similar manner for the purpose of ?high-tech 3-D radar imaging. The barium can be used for a ?wire? to shoot an electromagnetic beam through to take 3-D images of the ground far over the horizon,? according to the scientist.

Ken Caldeira, a scientist at Lawrence Livermore Labs and one of the country?s leading experts on weather modification, conducted the original computer modeling for the use of aluminum oxide to fight global warming. He says, ?We originally did this study to show that this program [using massive spraying for weather modification] shouldn?t be done,? due to negative health effects. Caldeira says there are persistent rumors that the Bush administration will announce geo-engineering weather modification projects this spring, which he sees this as ?political suicide.?

Throughout the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union actively investigated the military use of weather modification. In 1958, Captain Howard T. Orville served as the White House?s chief advisor on weather modification. He publicly admitted that the military was studying ?ways to manipulate the charges of the earth and sky and so affect the weather through electronic beams to ionize and de-ionize the atmosphere.?

Professor Gordon J.F. MacDonald served on the President?s Science Advisory Committee in 1966, and frequently published papers on the military use of weather modification. In the book ?Unless Peace Comes,? MacDonald titled a chapter ?How To Wreck The Environment.? He described the military applications of weather modification including climate change, melting the polar ice caps, techniques for depleting the ozone layer over the enemy, engineering earthquakes, manipulating ocean waves and using the earth?s energy fields for brain wave manipulation. ?The key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy,? said MacDonald.

In the early 1970s, the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Oceans and International Environment held investigative hearings on the military?s research into weather and climate modification. The committee?s findings included detailed plans for creating tidal waves through the coordinated use of nuclear weapons.

A 1977 United Nations treaty, ?The Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of the Environmental Modification Techniques,? prohibited ?the use of techniques that would have widespread, long-lasting or severe effects through deliberate manipulation of natural processes and cause such phenomena as earthquakes, tidal waves and changes in climate and weather patterns.?

Patent number 4347284, filed in August 1982, outlines plans to produce a ?White covered sheet material capable of reflecting ultraviolet rays? from the sun. Numerous other patents attempted to perfect ?aerial spraying of liquids,? like patent number 4412654, registered in November 1983, which describes ?a laminar microjet atomizer and method of aerial spraying involved the use of a streamlined body having a slot in the trailing edge thereof to afford a quiescent zone within the [airplane] wing and into which liquid for spraying is introduced.?

A patent was filed in July 1986 describing a ?liquid propane generator for cloud-seeding apparatus.? It reads, ?Apparatus is provided for release of liquid propane from the holding chamber of a cloud-seeding rocket.? A new and improved ?liquid atomizing apparatus for aerial spraying? was filed as patent number 4948050 in August 1990. ?The generator is driven from a power take-off from the engine of the spraying aircraft, a drive assembly includes a device for controlling the speed of the generator relative to speed of the engine,? it reads.

The New York Times reported on September 24, 1992 that a Russian company was selling electronic equipment to manipulate the weather in a specific area. The Times wrote that some Russian farmers used the weather-control technology for greater crop yields.

Shortly afterwards, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Russian company Elate Intelligence Technologies Inc. was selling weather control equipment using the slogan ?Weather made to order.? They quoted Igor Pirogoff as saying that Hurricane Andrew, which did an estimated $17 billion in damage, could have been turned ?into a wimpy little squall? by his company.

South Africa?s Water Resource Commission admitted to being involved in the actual testing of ?hygroscopic seeding particles from a seeding flare? in an October 1994 patent, which says, ?In a confidential technical trial which was conducted on a small isolated cloud formation above the Nelspriut area in the Transvaal province of the Republic of South Africa, two flares were ignited electrically from inside the aircraft?to produce rain.?

Russia sold former Soviet military weather modification devices to any country willing to pay for them. ?Malaysia to battle smog with cyclones? is a headline in the November 13, 1997, Wall Street Journal. ?The plan calls for the use of new Russian technology to create cyclones?the giant storms also known as typhoons and hurricanes?to cause torrential rains washing the smoke out of the air,? the Journal reported.

In April, the New York Times reported that Edward Teller, the father of the H-bomb, was ?an ardent advocate of the Reagan administration?s Star Wars anti-missile plan and, more recently, has promoted the idea of manipulating the earth?s atmosphere to counteract global warming.?

The U.S. Air Force told CNN in July that it had broken up a storm over the Atlantic using products made by a company called Dyn-O-Mat. The company?s website,, lists ?environmental absorbent products? such as Dyn-O-Drought and Dyn-O-Storm. On November 13, a patent was filed outlining a ?method of modifying weather.? The description says, ?The polymer is dispersed into the cloud and the wind of the storm agitates the mixture causing the polymer to absorb the rain. This reaction forms a gelatinous substance which precipitate to the surface below. Thus, diminishing the cloud?s ability to rain.?

Ohio resident Dan King describes a rainy day in July when he was driving on a highway and ?the rainwater looked like dish soap water on the highway. I thought it was just from the resurfacing, but when I got out in the country I saw the same thing. Piles of suds at the side of the road.? The scientist who works at Wright-Patterson says that barium stearate is basically a soap bonded to a metal and could have produced the soapy-looking rain.

It?s no secret that most governments support other kinds of manipulation of nature, such as the development of genetically-modified foods. It?s clear the American public is worried about the weather, since many areas of the U.S. have suffered greatly from weather extremes in the past few years. So why are attempts at weather modification being kept secret? It can be assumed that a large percent of the public would be relieved that the government is trying to do something about the problem.

Perhaps it?s because, until very recently, the official word from the Federal government has been that global warming isn?t real. Could this be because oil companies and big businesses, who have a large stake in not reducing carbon dioxide emissions, are major contributors to political parties?

Insight: Three-dimensional, over-the-horizon radars use chemical substances sprayed into the atmosphere to enable them to get detailed, high-resolution images of targets over the horizon, and offer the fastest and most comprehensive imagery of foreign airspace. Post 9-11, such radars would have been in heavy use to guard against further attacks. There is no way to tell the difference between chemicals being sprayed for such radars and chemicals being sprayed for weather modification.

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