Confirmation of Chemtrail/Military activitygreenspun.com : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread
From Cliff Carnicom's site (at Chemtrail Chat section) :http://www.carnicom.com/contrails.htm
FAA CONFIRMS ON GOING MILITARY OPERATION -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- News Release Lifeboat News Service lifeboatnews.com
FAA CONFIRMS ONGOING MILITARY OPERATION OVER U.S. EAST COAST
PORTLAND, ME -- An FAA official in charge of air traffic control over the northeastern United States has confirmed an ongoing military operation in America’s skies. In an exclusive taped interview with freelance radio reporter S. T. Brendt, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) manager said he was told on as many as four occasions in March, 2001 to re-route commercial air traffic around military aircraft taking part in an undisclosed aerial operation over the northeastern seaboard.
On her way to the interview location, Brendt observed six big jets laying brilliant white lines above a broken cloud layer. Instead of dissipating like normal condensation trails, these lingering plumes grew wider and wider, intersecting and merging.
Speaking on condition of strict anonymity as intense chemtrail activity continued overhead, this Deep Sky federal aviation source expressed concern over the classified nature of military operations repeatedly conducted at altitudes between 37,000 and 40,000 feet. While air traffic controllers normally ignore air traffic above 10,000 feet, the ATC manager said he was ordered to divert incoming European air traffic away from the military planes.
When asked why, he said, I was told there was a military exercise in the area. Of course, they wouldn't give me any of the particulars.
The initial FAA disclosure came on March 12, as mass aerial maneuvers saturated northeastern U.S. skies with Xs, circular patterns and parallel lines characteristic of chemtrail activity reported by pilots, police officers and former military personnel across the United States.
Brendt contacted the FAA official after counting more than 30 big jets spreading persistent plumes within 45 minutes. Lou Aubuchont confirmed Brendt's count, noting that during his stint in U.S. Navy intelligence he had never seen a military exercise of such magnitude.
After Brendt called in her sightings, assistant WMWV news director Richard Dean counted 370 chemical trails criss-crossing his nearby location for six-and-a-half hours. But local Air Traffic Controllers reported only nine commercial jets on their radars at the time.
Thousands of eye-witnesses have reported similar spray activity obscuring North American skies over the past two years.
In December, 2000 Canadian aviation authority Terry Stewart investigated a Victoria caller's complaint of intensive chemtrail activity over the British Columbia capitol. In a taped message, the environmental manager for the Victoria International Airport checked with the control tower and reported, it's a military exercise, U.S. and Canadian air force exercise that's going on. They wouldn't give me any specifics on it.
Stewart added that he found the incident - one of hundreds reported over B.C. since the fall of 1998 - very odd. [contact William Thomas for a copy of this audio tape.]
The aircraft laying lingering X's and grids over Vancouver Island have been photo-identified as USAF KC-135 and KC-10 aerial refueling tankers. U.S. Air Force Weather Force Specialists intent on fulfilling an official USAF mission to Own The Weather refer to chemical cloud cover spread by high flying tankers as aerial obscuration.
Outbreaks of acute upper respiratory and gastrointestinal illness, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, dizziness, and nose bleeds have filled hospital emergency rooms across the U.S. and Canada following heavy spray days.
In November, 1999, 550 residents of the small town of Espanola, Ontario presented a petition to the Canadian government demanding an explanation and an end to aerial spraying by USAF tankers they claimed was making children and adults sick over a 55 square mile area. The Air Force denied flying tankers over Espanola. The Canadian defense ministry has yet to respond to the citizens’ complaint.
On Nov. 20,1999, Brendt was admitted to hospital with a gushing nosebleed and pains in her chest after inadvertently photographing dozens of chemtrails over Parsonsfield, Maine. Nosebleeds are a common symptom of chemtrail exposure. Now I know what this is, Brendt says. I never get nosebleeds.
About S. T. Brendt Tiffany Brendt has been a broadcast journalist and on-air personality for the past eight years with Maine and New Hampshire radio stations WMWV, WCYY AND WLKZ.
Working primarily in the political arena, Ms. Brendt has interviewed candidates for the House of Representatives - most recently Martha Fuller Clark - as well as Presidential candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley. Her interviews air on the award winning Drive Time News Hour on WMWV. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ph. 207-625-3759
-- meg44 (email@example.com), April 08, 2001
New urban legend: Contrails spread toxins Scientists insist the jet trails are no more than harmless water vapor
By Traci Watson / USA TODAY
WASHINGTON -- A new conspiracy theory sweeping the Internet and radio talk shows has set parts of the federal government on edge. The theory: The white lines of condensed water vapor that jets leave in the sky, called contrails, are actually a toxic substance the government deliberately sprays on an unsuspecting populace. Federal bureaucracies have gotten thousands of phone calls, e- mails and letters in recent years from people demanding to know what's being sprayed and why. Some of the missives are threatening. It's impossible to tell how many supporters these ideas have attracted, but the people who believe them say they're tired of getting the brush-off from officials. And they're tired of health problems they blame on "spraying." "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." The situation Marie and others describe is straight out of The X- Files. He and others report one day looking up at the sky and realizing that they were seeing abnormal contrails --contrails that lingered and spread into wispy clouds, multiple contrails arranged in tick-tack-toe-like grids or parallel lines, contrails being laid down by white planes without registration numbers. Believers call these tracks "chemtrails." They admit they don't know why the chemicals are being dropped, but that doesn't stop them from speculating. Many guess that the federal government is trying to slow global warming with compounds that reflect sunlight into the sky. Some propose more ominous theories, such as a government campaign to weed out the old and sick. Exasperated by persistent questions, the Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration joined forces last fall to publish a fact sheet explaining the science of contrail formation. A few months earlier, the Air Force had put out its own fact sheet, which tries to refute its opponents' arguments point by point. "If you try to pin these people down and refute things, it's, 'Well, you're just part of the conspiracy,' " says atmospheric scientist Patrick Minnis of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. "Logic is not exactly a real selling point for most of them." Nothing is "out there" except water vapor and ice crystals, say irritated scientists who study contrails. Some, such as Minnis, are outraged enough by the claims of chemtrail believers that they have trolled Internet chat rooms to correct misinformation or have gotten into arguments with callers. "Conspiracy nonsense," snorts Kenneth Sassen, an atmospheric scientist.
A longer, documented refutation is at:
http://urbanlegends.about.com/science/urbanlegends/gi/dynamic/offsite. htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodsky.homestead.com%2Ffiles% 2Flinesinsky.html
-- vicki (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2001.
NASA, the Airforce and other stooge scientists (who are unwilling to consider that there are people above them, smarter than them and technologically beyond them in their limited understanding of the real world) can and will continue to deny and question these few brave individuals who still maintain a properly functioning (and questioning) brain. There has been chemtrail spraying directly above my house for the last two months.
-- Ken (email@example.com), April 08, 2001.
How has your health been lately?
-- Martin Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2001.
While air traffic controllers normally ignore air traffic above 10,000 feet
I do believe that are Air traffic control system is in bad shape if we ignore all those jets above 10,000 feet.
-- Martin Thompson (email@example.com), April 08, 2001.
I know this is not y2k related but I have seen the same "chemtrails" above our area (Southern Ontario,CANADA)for the past nine months. Parallal lines and "X" formations cover our sky almost daily. Some spread out into large washboard type clouds - very strange! We're not the only ones though - I was in North East England(Lake District)last fall and have photos of the same cloud patterns in their skies too.
-- David Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2001.