SEATTLE, Washington, January 12, 1999 (ENS) - U.S. Air Force aerial tankers may be causing and seeding clouds to modify the weather. The condensation trails and chemicals spread by these aircraft could be what is making some people sick in Tennessee, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Washington State and
California. Tommy Farmer, a former engineering technician with Raytheon Missile Systems, has been tracking patterns of jet contrails phenomena for more than a year.
Farmer has "positively identified" two of the aircraft most often involved in the aerial spraying incidents as a Boeing KC-135 and Boeing KC-10.
Both big jets are used by the US Air Force for air to air refueling. A Boeing T-43 used for navigation training and mapping may also be involved.
Confirming reports from eye-witnesses across the United States, Farmer reports that all aircraft are painted either solid white or solid black with
the exception of two KC-135s which were in training colors - orange and white. No identifying markings are visible.
Farmer has collected samples of what he calls "angel hair" sprayed by the mystery aircraft on six occasions since February, 1998. Four samples
have been since November, 1998. Farmer says that globular filaments resembling ordinary spider webs, "usually fall in clumps or wads ranging from
pencil eraser size to the size of a balled up fist."
Winds often whip the cobweb-like material into filaments as long as 50 feet (15.3 metres). Farmer told ENS that the sticky substance "melts in
your hands" and "adheres to whatever it touches."
Farmer urges caution to collectors after becoming ill after his first contact with the "angel hair." Like Bakersfield, California dentist Dr. Greg Hanford and other ground observers exposed to the spraying, Farmer's ensuing sore throat and sinus infection lasted several months. After repeatedly observing aircraft spraying particulates "in front of and into cloud systems," Farmer is "fairly certain the contrail phenomena is one part of a military weather modification weapons system."
He notes that because the chemical contrails allow much more moisture to form inside cloud systems, severe localized storms result from the aerial seeding while surrounding areas that have surrendered their moisture to the storm cells experience drought.
The huge Xs being traced by formations of tanker jets in the sky can be tracked by satellite and coordinated with the crossed-beams of ionospheric heaters (HAARP) to heat the upper atmosphere - changing its temperature and density and enhancing the storm's effects. Based in Gakon, Alaska, this unclassified joint U.S. Air Force and Navy project known as the High Altitude Auroral Research Project (HAARP) has for the past several years been using phased array antennas to steer powerful beams of tightly-focused radio waves "to stimulate," heat and steer sections of the upper atmosphere.
Awarded in 1985 to MIT physicist Bernard Eastlund, HAARP's commercial patent claims that directed energy beams of more than one-billion watts can be used
for "altering the upper atmosphere wind patterns using plumes of atmospheric particles as a lens or focusing device" to disturb weather thousands
of miles away.
In an interview with this reporter, Eastlund admitted, "I had looked at using this intense beam, which can be angled, to do some experiments
in terms of guiding the jetstream, moving it from one spot to another. I presume it is possible, which might lend credence to these other things."
In a U.S. Air Force research study, "Weather as a Force Multiplier" issued in August, 1996, seven U.S. military officers outlined how HAARP and aerial cloud-seeding from tankers could allow U.S. aerospace forces to "own the weather" by the year 2025. Among the desired objectives were "Storm
Enhancement," "Storm Modification" and "Induce Drought." According to the Air Force report, "In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy
with both domestic and international applications."
With respect to classified matter, the condition that prevents unauthorized persons from having access to official information that is safeguarded in
the interests of national security." So when the military says domestic weather-control Ops will be a subset of "national security policy" it
suggests they could be secret. If this nationwide military-cloud-seeding operation has been happening for over a year, or even as far back as
the late 1970's (as one witnesses told ENS), and the only way news of this surfaces to the people is either by direct witness, rumor, or out-of-
the-way and alternative-news sources, this suggests a uniform news blackout is being conducted by the major media, and that media heads must be "authorizedpersons." According to the Air Force's 1996 report, other routine weather-modification
missions will deploy "cirrus shields" formed by the chemical contrails of high-flying aircraft "to deny enemy visual and infrared surveillance."
Farmer guesses that besides its obvious tactical military applications, aerial-seeding of contrail-clouds aligned in HAARP's characteristic
grid-patterns could be part of a secret U.S. government initiative to address the global weather crisis brought about by atmospheric warming.
The aircraft spraying that has sickened Americans across the country may not be confined to the United States. On August 11, 1998, "USA Today" reported
dozens of residents of Quirindi, Australia "swearing they saw cobwebs fall from the sky" after unidentified aircraft passed overhead.
Hospitals Jammed as Pesticides Are Sprayed From the Skies By William Thomas, posted February 15,1999
SEATTLE, WA.... As formations of unmarked tanker aircraft continue to criss-cross American skies on a mission authorities refuse to disclose, an
environmental laboratory has identified an extremely toxic component of the spray drifting over cities and countryside.
ENS has learned that samples of oily fallout collected by farmers, truck drivers and pilots in Maryland and Pennsylvania were tested by Aqua-
Tech Environmental of Marion, Ohio in September, 1997 and found to contain ethylene dibromide (EDB). An extremely hazardous pesticide, EDB was banned
by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1983.
But in 1991, the composition of jet fuel used by commercial and military jet aircraft in the U.S. was changed from JP4 to somewhat less flammable
JP8. A Department of Defence source says the move "has saved some lives" in air crashes. Ethylene dibromide is a key component of JP8.
The 1991 Chemical Hazards of the Workplace warns that repeated exposure to low levels of ethylene dibromide results in "general weakness, vomiting,
diarrhea, chest pains, coughing and shortness of breath, upper respiratory tract irritation" and respiratory failure caused by swelling of the
lymph glands in the lungs. "Deterioration of the heart, liver and kidneys, and hemorrhages in the respiratory tract," can also result from prolonged
contact with JP8. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's hazardous materials
list: "Ethylene dibromide is a carcinogen and must be handled with extreme caution." A seven-page summary of this pesticide's extreme toxicity
notes that EDB may also damage the reproductive system. According to the EPA,
"Exposure can irritate the lungs, repeated exposure may cause bronchitis, development of cough, and shortness of breath. It will damage the liver and
kidneys".Mark Witten, a respiratory physiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson where an official US Air Force study on JP8 was carried out, told
Scientist in March, 1998 that crew chiefs "seem to have more colds, more bronchitis, more chronic coughs than the people not exposed to jet fuel."
EDB is 6.5-times heavier than air. Unlike normal contrails, the thick white streamers being sprayed from downward-pointing tailbooms over at
least 39 states does not dissipate, but spreads into an overcast that refracts a purple color in sunlight and appears suddenly as an oily film in
puddles and ponds.Hundreds of photographs and videotapes made by ground observers show pairs
or larger formations of aircraft spreading a white mist that thickens and drifts toward the ground. More than 200 eye-witnesses - including police
officers, pilots, military and public health personnel - have provided detailed accounts of aerial spraying in characteristic "X"s and east-
to-west grid patterns, followed by occluded skies - and acute auto-immune reactions and respiratory infections throughout affected regions.
"I keep coughing phlegm that tastes bad," 50 year old Mary Young of Sallisaw, Oklahoma told ENS after an aircraft sprayed her home at rooftop level one night last January with something that struck the windows
like sand. "My eyes hurt, my joints hurt. I'm not catchin' my breath right. I can't get rid of this cold. I've had this bad headache - it's not just a headache. My eyeballs hurt so bad - way in the back - I just wish they would fall out."
Severe headaches, nosebleeds, shortness of breath, joint pain and a dry hacking cough "that never leaves" are being reported by countless
Americans jamming hospital Emergency Rooms from coast to coast. While December and January are traditionally bad months for asthma sufferers, patients, doctors and nurses across the U.S. report hospital wards filled to overflowing with bronchitis, pneumonia and acute asthma admissions at up to twice
normal winter rates.
Early last month, The News and Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina reported that respiratory admissions to Durham regional hospital jumped from
the usual 184 patients a day to 247. Ambulance drivers were told that the hospital was not receiving any more patients. In New York City, doctors are calling a flood of respiratory cases an epidemic. "We have people double- and triple-parked in the ER on
stretchers," Dr. Elliot Friedman, associate director of emergency medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, told the New York Times
on January 31. "And there have been times when upwards of 40 people have been admitted but are waiting for someone to be discharged," Friedman
added. "This high fever is not typical of other flus," Dr. Sigurd Ackerman, the president of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center told the 'Times
shortly after a TV cameraman panned up to frame lingering "X"-shaped contrails over Times-Square. Dr. Robert Saken, a partner in the Soho Pediatrics
Group, told that newspaper, "It was surprising to me how sick they got and how quickly it happened."
Dr. Ilya Spigland, Montefiore hospital's director of virology, doesn't know the reason for the sudden epidemic of respiratory cases. It is, Spigland told the New York Times, "very possible that the increase in respiratory infections may not be due to the flu." That same day in Lake Havasu, California, headlines in Today's News Herald announced: "Victims curse unnamed bug, but can't call it the 'flu'."
MD Mary Lou Callername told the Herald "that a nameless virus is bringing at least 10 patients a day into her office and driving some into the hospital,
but laboratory tests show only a few are suffering from Type A or other identifiable strains of influenza." The previous weekend, after San Francisco resident Curtis Schumann noticed "sky grids in the making," and Melanie Zucker watched nine contrails
being woven over Berkeley, local TV stations reported Bay area emergency rooms inundated with flu-like cases.
In Seattle - where a resident reports "I've lived here for 26 years never seeing this number of contrails at once" - pneumonia patient Lowell
Barger told ENS that in the hospital where he was admitted in late January,
"their respiratory ward was overflowing with people, and they were having to put respiratory patients in other wards." At that time, a resident of
Spokane listening to a police radio scanner told ENS he heard "many rescue calls for people with breathing difficulties." In Palmyra, New Jersey, shortly after Lucrecia Moon watched unusual lingering contrails from a McDonald's restaurant, a nurse reported
"many people ill." In Las Vegas, Nevada, TV news coverage told of area hospitals being filled with people experiencing breathing problems. After a resident of Lexington, Kentucky watched helicopters circling the city for several days, flying low overhead at 3 a.m., "the sky looked like a giant checkerboard from the planes criss-crossing it, and the air still had the steel mill smell." According to this eye-witness, "Everyone here is sick. So far six counties have closed all the schools because all the students were sick with 'flu-like symptoms'. I've been having headaches, a sore throat, and an annoying, hacking cough for the past four months
and it seems to get worse after I see these aircraft circling the area." Similar "chem trails" sightings continue to be reported over Phoenix,
Arizona. The January 28, 1999 edition of Arizona Republic reported that "The
incidence of bronchial problems in Phoenix this month is 237 hospitalizations vs. last year at 160 or so." At the same time, hospitals in Portland, Oregon; Marietta, Georgia; Chandler, Arizona, Bakersfield, Santa Cruz, Redding and Salinas, California - and other cities across the nation - were jammed with
bronchitis, pneumonia and other acute respiratory cases after repeated spraying and cobweb-like fallout was reported in those regions.
"We're getting sprayed real heavily with the contrails," a south Pennsylvania resident told ENS. "It's just total saturation." As overfilled Pennsylvania hospitals were forced to divert respiratory emergencies to other facilities with bed space, another south-central Pennsylvania
resident, Deborah Kammerer, looked out her window and watched aircraft "flying and dispersing over the city. It was supposed to be a clear sunny day. It became more overcast as the day progressed. I observed how the white trails widened out and settled down creating a haze over everything." South Florida resident Karen Okenica told ENS she has watched on
several occasions as contrails "criss-crossed or ran parallel to each other. They did not dissipate but got thicker and stayed in the sky for quite a
while." Okenica says she became frightened after gazing through Nikon binoculars and noticing an all-white jet with "plumes" coming from the rear of the plane. In early December, local newspaper reported that Bethesda Memorial and Delray Community hospitals were full and could not accommodate any
more patients. The January 7 Philadelphia Daily News reported that "Emergency Room patients overflowed into the hallways at West Jersey Hospital in Berlin, New Jersey, and ambulance crews were temporarily diverted to other institutions as a wave of respiratory illnesses swept the area." At Northern Westchester County Hospital, "there was a 24 hour waiting period to get in." In Manitou, Michigan, Registered Nurse Kim Korte was driving north on
M52, when she noticed "stripes" in the sky. "It appeared as if someone took white paint on their fingers and from north to south ran their fingers through the sky. These contrails were evenly spaced and covered the whole sky!"
from east to west. Within 24 hours, Korte became very weak and feverish. After her boyfriend told her that "many in his family started coming down with the same
complaints," the RN "started noticing alot of my patients and their family members were coming down with these symptoms at the same time." On
checking with her colleagues, the former hospital supervisor learned that other
nurses and physicians were complaining "of being extremely busy with respiratory diagnoses."
In Austin, Texas - where Richard Young reports that "The skies here are filled almost daily with trails crossing each other" - a school nurse
told a worried parent that she had seen over 100 sick children in a single day. Where is the mass media's reporting of this mass phenomenon?
Indications of a concerted cover-up came on February 11, when a retired Southern Baptist preacher named Everett Burton finally succeeded in reaching C-span.
After voicing his opinion on the Clinton impeachment trial, this former minister told Americans to get a copy of the Constitution and read it to
realize what they have lost. Rev. Burton then advised viewers not to take his word
for what was happening in the US - but to "just look up in the skies as the planes regularly spray contrails across the skies, spraying people and
making them ill." At this point, Rev. Burton was cut off. The screen flipped from C-span to the Tennessee state seal, remained silent for several minutes. Americans are not alone in their anxious bewilderment and suffering. In England, after lingering contrails and cobweb-like fallout were reported over London and Birmingham, the BBC reported on January 14 that more than 8,000 people - mostly elderly - died from pneumonia and other respiratory complications in the last week of December and the first two weeks of
January, 1999. According to the BBC, in early January of this year, more than 97,100 people in England and Wales were stricken with respiratory ailments in a single week - almost double the usual rate. Ambulances in the Greater Manchester and Mersey region were each dealing with more than 1,000 calls everyday - almost twice the norm. Norfolk and Norwich suffered such an unexpected increase in deaths, a refrigerated semi-trailer capable of holding 36 bodies was pressed into service as a temporary morgue. [see BBC photo] The ENS investigation continues. World-Wide Discussions Related to the Mystery Contrails.
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"Here I was casually enjoying the blue skies and warm sunshine, collapsed into a garden lounger, using high magnification field glasses on a British Airways jet-liner high above when a high-speed contrail appeared. This was followed a few seconds later by three other high speed contrails. The latter I could identify as interceptor fighter aircraft. The first track I could not identify as it was just a sort of a black shape. Then the first aircraft commenced some sort of evasive action and there were jets all over the sky, or so it seemed. Then everything vanished. Then there was a rumbling roar and this Tornado shot past at practically zero feet and the noise was horrendous. Glad to see the RAF chaps enjoying themselves. Just wonder who the hell they were chasing and why? I don't know man!"