"Everyone talks about the weather,
but nobody does anything about it."
Spray Tankers Tracked by Radar, Lab Tests Raise Concerns
Jan. 28, 2003
Last fall, a long-time landscaper working under contract for the City of Edmonton began noticing that carefully tended flowers and trees were showing signs of severe nutrient deficiencies.
City specifications call for electrical conductivity (EC) readings no higher than "1" in local soils. When soil samples showed damaging EC readings 4.6 to 7-times higher than this maximum permissible level, Dave Dickie suspected that elevated levels of electricity-conducting metals in the soils could be leading to the plants' "chlorosis" condition.
A life-long plane spotter, Dickie also wondered if there could be a connection to events unfolding on ATC radar scopes during his regular visits to the Edmonton municipal airport's Air Traffic Control center.
Last Father's Day, Dickie and an excited group of 12 year-olds watched two KC-135s, tagged "Petro 011" and "Petro 012", flying at 34,000 and 36,000 feet south and north of Edmonton.
According to the controllers watching the scopes, both U.S. Air Force KC-135 air-refueling tankers had flown south out of Alaska. But the big Boeings were not refueling other aircraft. Instead, as Dickie, the kids and the controllers watched, the four-engine jets began making patterns over Edmonton - "circuits" the controllers called it.
The Stratotankers were working alone in "commanded airspace" from which all other aircraft were excluded. And they were leaving chemtrails.
"The signature is significant" commented one radar operator, referring to trails clearly visible on his scope extending for miles behind the KC-135s. In contrast, a commercial JAL flight on the same display left no visible trail.
Going outside, Dickie and several controllers scanned clear blue skies over the northern Canadian city. Visibility was outstanding. They easily located a KC-135 leaving a lingering, broad white plume. They could also clearly see the JAL airliner at a similar flight level. It left no contrail at all.
On other occasions, Dickie has watched KC-135s on Edmonton radar leaving lingering trails as low as 18,000 feet.
"We see these guys up here a lot," radar techs told Dickie, explaining that the USAF tanker flights originate in Alaska and continue on into the States - after gridding the Edmonton area with emanations clearly visible on radar.
"You should have seen it when they had the big summit up in Calgary," the Canadian controllers exclaimed. "It was exciting to watch them." The G7 maneuvers suggested that barium might have been sprayed to enhance radio and radar surveillance over what protesters condemned as a "globalization" conference aimed at worldwide corporate domination.
That was speculation. But back in Edmonton, there was no doubt that particulates were being sprayed by the tankers. Pointing to "birdie feet" on their scopes, the radar technicians showed Dickie particles appearing "as concentrations of dots" in the radar-tracked plumes.
Zooming in and out on each plane with the click of cursor, Dickie said that he and the controllers "could see different contrails." Some were short, and quickly vanished from the scopes. Other trails were thick, long and lingering - not acting like contrails at all.
Especially exciting for Dickie and the kids was watching head-on passes between KC-135s and commercial airliners. Flying directly at each other with a closing rate of nearly 1,000 mph, the huge jets appeared about to collide. But the unconcerned controllers explained to Dickie that the aircraft must adhere to a minimum 1,000 foot vertical separation rule - recently reduced from twice that safety margin. No one explained what might happen, if the "top" plane suffered a sudden decompression and was forced to dive to lower altitude.
BARIUM AND ALUMINUM CONFIRMED
Assuming that unusual metal content in the soil could be causing the high electrical conductivity readings, Dickie collected samples of a fresh snowfall for the city, and took them to Edmonton's NorWest Labs for analysis.
This reporter has obtained copies of lab tests conducted on snow samples collected by the city of Edmonton, Alberta between Nov. 8 - 12, 2002. The tests show unaccountably elevated levels of aluminum and barium. Norwest Labs lab report #336566, dated Nov. 14 2002 found:
* aluminum levels: 0.148 milligrams/litre
* barium levels: 0.006 milligrams/litre
Acting like the electrolyte in a car battery, barium chemtrails developed at Ohio's Wright Patterson Air Force Base are routinely sprayed into the atmosphere to "duct" or bend military radio and radar waves over-the-horizon, instead of continuing straight beyond the Earth's curvature into space. "Wright Pat" is also closely connected to HAARP Experiments employing tightly focused, extremely high-energy radio frequency beams to alter the weather, disrupt communications and "X-ray" bunkers deep underground thousands of miles away the transmitter array in Gakon, Alaska.
Aluminum stunts plant growth by sucking nutrients from the soil.
Dave Dickie told me, "Our most recent snowfall was tested for aluminum and barium and we were not surprised with the results. You've said it all along and this just substantiates some of your claims."
But the soil expert cautioned that because the chemistry of unrefined aluminum oxide often found in the environment depends on soil acidity and the presence of other minerals, it is difficult to estimate "natural" background concentrations. Even so, NorWest Lab techs told Dickie that the elevated levels of aluminum and barium they were finding are not usually found in Alberta precipitation.
Concerned city officials ordered more tests made on precipitation falling within a 40 mile radius of Edmonton. A second series of lab tests has now confirmed high levels of barium and aluminum in snow Dickie thinks fell through chemtrails. So far, he says, there is no other explanation for the high-levels of each chemical compound in city soils.
Dickie says it's so simple to test for aluminum and barium, labs typically charge $10 to $15 for this analysis. He is adding quartz to the list of possible fallout components after tiny quartz particles dominated lab tests of rain falling through heavy chemtrails over Espanola, Ontario in the summer of 1999. Levels of aluminum analyzed in the Ontario samples were up to seven-times higher than provincial permissible safety limits.
U.S. CONTROLLERS CONCERNED OVER CHEMTRAILS
South of the border, U.S. Air Traffic Controllers were also concerned over tanker-spread emissions. Just after Christmas 2001, the Air Traffic Control manager for the northeastern seaboard became increasingly concerned that his young son's illness -
and episodes of Sudden Onset Acute Asthma suffered by his formerly allergy-free wife - could be linked with the increased aerial activity he was seeing on his scopes.
On March 12, 2001, this source - who came to be called "Deep Sky" by this reporter and ABC-affiliated radio reporter S.T. Brendt - told Brendt that he and other controllers were being told to re-route commercial air traffic beneath formations of air force tankers. Insisting that flight safety was not affected, he admitted during a follow-up interview at WMWV radio station that the KC-135s were spraying something that reflected radar pulses as a "haze" that degraded ATC radars.
Brendt contacted the FAA official after counting more than 30 big jets within 45 minutes spreading persistent plumes over rural Maine. Also alerted by Brendt, assistant WMWV news director Richard Dean and his staff counted 370 chemical trails criss-crossing his nearby location. But Deep Sky told Brendt that of the nine commercial jets on his radars at the time, only one or two would have been visible from her location.
Speaking on condition of strict anonymity, the ATC manager later expressed concern over the classified operations conducted by much larger military formations of KC-135 tankers between 37,000 and 40,000 feet.
Many video-documented plume patterns grid skies away from charted airline routes on days when high altitude temperatures and humidity do not permit normal contrail formation. Studies by Ralph Steadham of FAA - identified traffic over Houston found that while commercial condensation trails comprising momentarily flash-frozen water vapor typically disappear within 22 seconds or less, much broader, sunlight-reflecting jet trails left by military jets flying at the same time in the same airspace often lingered for four to eight hours.
CANADIANS LODGE CHEMTRAILS COMPLAINTS
The previous December, 2000 Canadian aviation authority Terry Stewart investigating a Victoria caller's complaint of intensive "chemtrail" activity over the British Columbia capitol left a taped message saying, "It's a military exercise, U.S. and Canadian air force exercise that's going on. They wouldn't give me any specifics on itvery odd."
Despite denials from a Canadian commander at Comox Air Base that the American tanker flights were taking place, Stewart later admitted to the Vancouver Courier that his information came directly from the Comox base. He was later stopped and interrogated by U.S. authorities while crossing the border on a routine visit.
Before ever hearing of "chemtrails", Canadians were the first to formerly complain to their federal government over what they identified as chemical spraying. In November 1999, an Opposition Defence Critic presented a petition to Parliament signed by 550 residents of Espanola, Ontario. The largely native community demanded an explanation and an end to aerial spraying by photo-identified USAF tankers, which they claimed was sickening children and adults over a 55 square mile area.
Laboratory tests of rainwater falling through the sky plumes being paid in X's and grid patterns over Espanola found levels of aluminum seven-times higher than federal health safety limits. The U.S. Air Force denied flying over Espanola. The Canadian Forces, which do not operate large squadrons of aerial tankers, eventually responded, saying, "It's not us."
DEEP SKIES II
But in late December 2001, just three months after the traumatic events of Sept. 11 left air force tankers gridding skies emptied of commercial aircraft, an increasingly worried "Deep Sky" began calling his colleagues at FAA flight centers across the United States to ask them if they were seeing what he was seeing on his own radar scopes.
Controllers at Chicago's O'Hare (still the busiest airport in America), all three New York City area airports, LA's LAX, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Cleveland, San Diego, Dulles, Washington DC and the nation's biggest airport in Atlanta all reported tracking unusual
formations of particle-emitting Air Force tankers on their scopes. So were controllers at smaller municipal airports.
Every controller contacted by Deep Sky said they were being told to divert commercial traffic below formations of tankers flying strange patterns they were told were "routine".
But instead of enhancing radar coverage, initial explanations from their superiors warned controllers that unspecified "experiments with radar" could degrade their own displays. The controllers confirmed to Deep Sky that they had never seen so much "clutter" or artificial "cloudiness" obscuring their radars.
By then, a growing number of informally networked Air Traffic Controllers were aware of the "chemtrails" controversy. Some cited the short-lived House Resolution 2977 sponsored by Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich, which sought to ban space warfare and other exotic weapons, including "chemtrails".
But concerned controllers across America told S.T. Brendt that whatever was going on, flight safety was a consideration. Even more worrisome was the fallout they were seeing on their scopes. They knew from their professional studies in meteorology, that "this stuff falls to the ground." And they wondered about what they termed, potential health hazards.
As federal employees, the FAA radar operators were afraid to come forward with their concerns. But at least one controller working in America's heartland visited a local hospital after heavy tanker activity - to find the emergency room jammed with acute
"They want to know what the heck is in there," Brendt reported. "One of them said - al or barium - that's not something you want to be breathing." [Al is the chemical abbreviation for aluminum.]
Corroborating Deep Sky's allegations, controllers across the USA confirmed that the word "climate" is still being mentioned by their superiors in explaining the ongoing aerial experiments. At the time of Brendt's follow-up interviews, at least six Air Traffic Controllers were told that the air force tankers were engaged in "climate experiments".
In 1998, H-Bomb inventor Edward Teller urged the spraying of 10 million tons of sunlight-reflecting aluminum oxide in the atmosphere to deflect a small percentage of incoming sunlight and avert catastrophic global warming. A patent issued to the Hughes aerospace giant calls for mixing 10 micron particulates of aluminum oxide and other sunlight-scattering into jet fuel for dispersal at cruising altitudes.
After studies in the U.S. and U.K. showed that random concentrations of air pollution can cause lethal lung and heart problems, the United States EPA now classifies 10 micron air pollutants as an "Extreme Health Hazard". (A human hair is 100 microns in diameter.)
As reports continue to come in of renewed heavy chemtrail activity across the USA and Canada's western provinces, lab testing continues in Edmonton, where an ongoing investigation seeks to correlate chemtrail "spray days" with fresh snow and soil samples.
This article is used here with permission. William Thomas is the author of "Chemtrails Confirmed". This account of his four-year investigation into chemtrails was last updated in Jan. 2003.
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