I have always been an avid stargazer and sky watcher, since moving to a rural property I have spend many hours simply looking up. On that Saturday night while lying in our backyard stargazing with my kids I saw my first UFO! I call it that because it was unlike anything I had ever seen before – therefore unexplained. There is nothing unusual about my sighting and I would report it much like any other you have heard over your lifetime: a bright, fast moving object, white light, like liquid mercury, streaking out of the western sky, it flew over us and continued east. It did not follow the horizon, rather went off upward and disappeared in a flash of hot red light. Thankfully there were witnesses with me and in fact, there were other reported and published sightings across southern Manitoba, so I felt validated. I had always been a person who believed that - you believed!
Over the course of 45 minutes I saw and took pictures of up to 20-25 planes, white jets, flying very high in what soon became a grid pattern. They were making straight lines and crisscrossing one another east to west, and north to south. At times there were three and four planes in the sky at a time and even flying toward one another to form crosses. The trails left behind seemed unlike normal contrails that disperse behind the plane as you watch.
Are they chemtrail or contrail?
So what is a contrail? It is what you have seen for most or all of your life, the white or light grey mist from the back of jet planes passing overhead. Whether it is passenger or cargo, if it is flying at an altitude where the temperature is cold enough the water vapor coming out the back of the engines will freeze. Similar to car exhaust in cold weather it disperses and completely disappears within a few minutes and you can see both the plane and the disappearing contrail as the plane moves across the sky. Some experts say contrails will linger longer and even all day if the temperatures and wind and altitude conditions are right. Others experts say the longest a normal contrail can last under the most perfect conditions is 20 minutes.
Why is it that some trails don't dissolve, but rather expand? Those who call them chemtrails point out that they are streams of mist and at times foam-like trails that persist in the sky for hours, and even sometimes all day. They are laid down in a criscrossing, grid-like pattern, or parallel stripes which diffuse together and these trails seem to contain visible color prisms in the streams, and concentrated in single, usually highly populated areas. Is it something spread from planes for a certain purpose? Since it is laid down in a grid pattern and very different than the usual flight patterns one normally sees, you would be compelled to think so. Have these trails always been there or are we just now noticing them? I do not believe they have always been there or I would have noticed them prior to 1996, (I am a sky watcher) but I may have continued to ignore them had I not witnessed over the course of several weeks last fall, the spraying over Winnipeg and the area north where I live.
These chemtrails appear to be made by US military jets called Stratotankers and KC-10 Extenders; these planes fly very high and very fast and can fly great distances. They are often used in air force maneuvers to re-fuel fighter jets. Therefore they are capable of carrying large amounts of liquid or gases. When watching these planes emitting these trails you can easily see they are being laid down in purposeful patterns, generally saturating an entire area. These contrails are thicker, almost foam like and extend from horizon to horizon and blend to form large clouds.
These sightings have been occurring across North America and Western Europe. One explanation is Aerial Pharmacopoeia; a mix of silver Iodine and salt. This would be used to modify weather for good purposes such as drought, hail, tornadoes, snow and hurricanes. Another theory is that it is actually a military operation (radar countermeasure) created by chaff made up of aluminum, glass or plastic. Yet another is geo-engineering which is the blasting of sulfate particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight away from the earth to decrease the temperature and creating a shift in rain and snow patterns. And there are those who claim these chemtrails are laden with heavy metals such as barium, aluminum or even worse; biological agents.
Following the laying down of these chemical clouds worldwide there are reports of a syndrome of chemtrail-related illnesses ranging from symptoms of feverless flu, chronic fungal infections, auto-immune dysfunction; chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis, sharp joint pains, sudden extreme fatigue, sudden dizziness, mental confusion and short-term memory loss. Yet others claim to be able to smell and taste the chemicals and reports of respiratory problems after a spraying in their area. I cannot definitively say I experience any of these problems because my symptoms may be created by the power of suggestion. But I will say that my personal symptoms are consistent with those reported by others including: headaches, joint pains, metallic taste, fatigue and my doctor has told me I have fibromyalgia.
While many are satisfied that there is a benign explanation for these chemtrails that last for hours, cover the sky in a radiant mist and appear to slowly ‘rain’ down, many more are not. The internet can both convince you that there is nothing wrong and that there is something wrong. The US military has called the chemtrail theory a hoax, but do not provide an alternative or address why the usual contrails have changed in quality and quantity. For many a brief reassurance by an authority is enough.
For myself I continue to research and watch the sky. I will monitor myself and those around me, I will take pictures and I will ask questions. Perhaps I am a ‘kook’ but I do not trust my government to keep my best interests, my health or the health of my planet foremost in their agenda. We know that the government and the decisions made therein are often driven by lobbyists, manufacturers, corporations – therefore to me, suspect in intent.
Izora M Woods
March 6, 2011