Poison in the skies/ HAARP speculation


Jan Slakov

Dear RN list,    

I wonder if any of you have heard tell of these mystery contrails. If so,
please let me and Paul Swann know.

all the best, Jan

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 07:11:00 +0000
From: Paul Swann <•••@••.•••>
Subject: pesticide spraying/HAARP speculation

                       Contrails: Poison From the Sky

                             by William Thomas

   SEATTLE, Washington, January 8, 1999 (ENS) - Contrails spread by
   fleets of jet aircraft in elaborate cross-hatched patterns are
   sparking speculation and making people sick across the United States.

   Washington state resident William Wallace became ill with severe
   diarrhea and fatigue after watching several multi-engine jets spend
   New Year's day laying cloud lines in an east to west grid pattern. A
   neighbor working outside came down with similar symptoms. But their
   wives, who remained indoors, suffered no ill effects from the
   inexplicable maneuvers which observers liken to high-altitude
   "crop-dusting" by unidentifed multi-engine aircraft.

   Condensation trails, called contrails, are generated at altitudes high
   enough for water droplets to freeze in a matter of seconds and not
   quickly evaporate - typically where the temperatures are below -38
   degrees Celcius.

   Contrails can form through the addition of water vapor to the air from
   the jet engine exhaust. Even tiny nuclei released in the exhaust fumes
   may be sufficient to generate ice crystals, and hence, condensation

   Wallace wonders if ethylene dibromide, a highly toxic component of
   JP-8 jet fuel, is making people sick. Similar incidents over Las Vegas
   last year prompted a US Air Force spokesman to explain that the
   military aircraft were "dumping fuel" before landing.

   But the strange spray patterns are being reported repeatedly over
   towns in Tennessee, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada,
   Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington
   state and California.

   Wallace has been watching formations of high-flying jets weave
   grid-like contrails above his home since last summer. Each time, "We
   get a taste in our mouth," he reports. He and his wife Ann get "kind
   of tired and sick," having "no energy to do anything."

   After plants began dying around his mountain cabin, "I got real sick
   for about three weeks," Wallace relates. "My eyes watered. Fluid came
   out of my nose. I could hardly move my arm up above my head to comb my
   hair for about a week."

   Wallace and his wife are not alone in their plight. In March, 1996,
   Dr. Greg Hanford bought an expensive camera and binoculars to keep an
   eye on jets spraying white bands above his Bakersfield, California
   home. Hanford has counted 40 or 60 jets on some "spray days."

   "Everybody seems to be getting sick from it," Hanford told ENS.
   "Hackin' and coughin' when you really get nailed with this stuff." The
   dentist, many of his patients and two receptionists have repeatedly
   contracted severe respiratory infections. Hanford's illness lingered
   for five months despite courses of four different antibiotics.

   "It's really weird," Hanford says. "You think two jets are going to
   hit each other - and then they make an X." The dentist says he has
   sometimes seen "furry globular balls" spread downwind in a long
   feather from the high-flying aircraft.

   Unlike normal contrails, which dissipate soon after a lone jet's
   passage, video taken by Wallace and Hanford show eerily silent silver
   jets streaming fat contrails from their wingtips in multiple,
   criss-cross patterns. But instead of dissipating like normal
   contrails, these white jet-trails coalesce into broad cloud-bands that
   gradually occlude crystal clear skies.

   "Passenger jets don't make contrails that stay and become clouds,"
   Wallace observes.

   Government officials deny that anything unusual is taking place. When
   Hanford called the local airport, tower personnel told him there was
   nothing going on." The jets were "just commercial" undergoing
   "international flight training."

   But a skeptical Hanford responded, "Is the FAA going to allow two jets
   to come at each other?"

   Pseudo-color, multispectral images taken April 20, 1994 by a NOAA
   satellite, reveal a number of contrails over Oklahoma and Kansas.
   X'es, overlapping W's and the Roman numeral XII are among the patterns
   flown by the mystery aircraft. Last June, Hanford watched four
   aircraft spraying in circles to form a perfect bulls-eye. Through his
   Swaroski binoculars, Hanford could see what "looked like a 737"
   painted all-white on top with an "orangish-red" underbody and red
   engine cowlings. Another 727-like aircraft was painted "all-white with
   a black stripe up the middle of fuselage." None of the planes carried
   identifying markings.

   Pat Edgar has been watching the jets spraying over eastern Oklahoma
   since a sunny day in October, 1997 when as many as 30 contrails
   gradually occluded the sky. "They look like they're playing
   tic-tac-toe up there," he says. "You know darn well it's not passenger

   Edgar says he has watched "cobwebbing stuff coming down" from the
   zigzagging jets flying "all day long, line after line, back-and-forth,
   like furrows in a farm field."

   Edgar adds that "There is a lot of Lupus in the area now. A lot of
   women have come down with it."

   Edgar's father-in-law, a former judge, and three or four other close
   friends were hit hard in their immune systems. Symptoms include
   swollen hands and legs, night fever and shortness of breath.

   Retired Oklahoma state judge Bill Ed Rogers now runs out of breath
   after walking 20 feet to the bathroom. Climbing stairs, he says, "is
   directly out of the question."

   Rogers, does not attribute his strange malady to the mystery jets. But
   neither he nor his doctors can explain his breathing difficulty, which
   began shortly after spraying began in November, 1997, and is getting
   worse. The 57 year old former judge says he thought he was
   experiencing congenital heart failure when he was admitted into the
   Mayo clinic last January. But after being diagnosed with severe
   inflamation in his right lung, a team of top surgeons were unable to
   pump an unidentified "jello-like" fluid from his lung.

   Edgar, Wallace, Hanford and other eye-witnesses are uneasy over the
   ongoing aerial "experiments and the secrecy surrounding them. "They're
   gettin' ready, practicing," Edgar believes, for some kind of mass
   population cull.

   Before Edgar sold his restaurant, customers came in complaining of
   airplanes "flyin' around all night" over a remote area of Oklahoma. In
   the morning, they could see "stuff comin' out of their wings." Edgar
   says he knows four-dozen witnesses who have "come down violently ill,
   coughin' up blood for two weeks - or [with] real bad nosebleeds." As
   far as he's concerned, "it had to be something in that doggone plane
   that was spillin' out in the middle of the night."

   Edgar joins witnesses across the U.S. who worry that whoever is behind
   the mystery spraying just has to "come up with something a little
   stronger later on. It's just a guess," he says. "But it sure seems
   weird. They have a mission. They go back and forth all day. Hey man
   I'm talkin' hundreds of contrails in a day! It's unbelievable."

   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 taken 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

   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

   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 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

   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."

   Within 30 years, the Air Force foresees using Weather Force Support
   Elements with "the necessary sensor and communication capabilities to
   observe, detect, and act on weather-modification requirements to
   support U.S. military objectives" by using "using airborne cloud
   generation and seeding" techniques being developed today, the 1996 Air
   Force report says.

   But on its HAARP website, the U.S. Navy says, "The HAARP facility will
   not affect the weather. Transmitted energy in the frequency ranges
   that will be used by HAARP is subject to negligible absorption in
   either the troposphere or the stratosphere - the two levels of the
   atmosphere that produce the earth's weather. Electromagnetic
   interactions only occur in the near-vacuum of the rarefied region
   above about 70 km known as the ionosphere."

   Still, 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."

   When it is completed, the HAARP antenna array will consist of 180
   antennas on a total land area of about 33 acres. The final facility
   will have a total transmitter power of about 3,600 kilowatts.

   When the HAARP facility is completed, the transmitter will be able to
   produce approximately 3.6 million watts of radio frequency power, the
   HAARP website states. The Air Force says HAARP transmitters have been
   designed to operate "very linearly so that they will not produce radio
   interference to other users of the radio spectrum."

   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



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Message: 25   Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 22:29:42 -0400 (AST)
   From: Mark Graffis <•••@••.•••>

Check out this pic taken in MD a few days ago:

                               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,
   drivers and pilots in Maryland and Pennsylvania were tested by
   Environmental of Marion, Ohio in September, 1997 and found to contain
   ethylene dibromide (EDB). An extremely hazardous pesticide, EDB was
   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
   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,
   diarrhea, chest pains, coughing and shortness of breath, upper
   tract irritation" and respiratory failure caused by swelling of the
   glands in the lungs. "Deterioration of the heart, liver and kidneys,
   hemorrhages in the respiratory tract," can also result from prolonged
   contact with JP8.

   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's hazardous
   list: "Ethylene dibromide is a carcinogen and must be handled with
   caution." A seven-page summary of this pesticide's extreme toxicity
   that EDB may also damage the reproductive system. According to the
   "Exposure can irritate the lungs, repeated exposure may cause
   development of cough, and shortness of breath. It will damage the
   liver and

   Mark Witten, a respiratory physiologist at the University of Arizona
   Tucson where an official US Air Force study on JP8 was carried out,
   Scientist in March, 1998 that crew chiefs "seem to have more colds,
   bronchitis, more chronic coughs than the people not exposed to jet

   EDB is 6.5-times heavier than air. Unlike normal contrails, the thick
   streamers being sprayed from downward-pointing tailbooms over at least
   states does not dissipate, but spreads into an overcast that refracts
   purple color in sunlight and appears suddenly as an oily film in
   puddles and

   Hundreds of photographs and videotapes made by ground observers show
   or larger formations of aircraft spreading a white mist that thickens
   drifts toward the ground. More than 200 eye-witnesses - including
   officers, pilots, military and public health personnel - have provided
   detailed accounts of aerial spraying in characteristic "X"s and
   grid patterns, followed by occluded skies - and acute auto-immune
   and respiratory infections throughout affected regions.

   "I keeps coughing phlegm that tastes bad," 50 year old Mary Young of
   Sallisaw, Oklahoma told ENS after an aircraft sprayed her home at
   level one night last January with something that struck the windows
   sand. "My eyes hurt, my joints hurt. I'm not catchin' my breath right.
   can't get rid of this cold. I've had this bad headache - it's not just
   headache. My eyeballs hurt so bad - way in the back - I just wish they
   fall out."

   Severe headaches, nosebleeds, shortness of breath, joint pain and a
   hacking cough "that never leaves" are being reported by countless
   jamming hospital Emergency Rooms from coast to coast. While December
   January are traditionally bad months for asthma sufferers, patients,
   and nurses across the U.S. report hospital wards filled to overflowing
   bronchitis, pneumonia and acute asthma admissions at up to twice
   winter rates.

   Early last month, The News and Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina
   that respiratory admissions to Durham regional hospital jumped from
   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
   at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, told the New York Times
   January 31. "And there have been times when upwards of 40 people have
   admitted but are waiting for someone to be discharged," Friedman

   "This high fever is not typical of other flus," Dr. Sigurd Ackerman,
   president of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center told the 'Times
   after a TV cameraman panned up to frame lingering "X"-shaped contrails
   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
   it happened."

   Dr. Ilya Spigland, Montefiore hospital's director of virology, doesn't
   the reason for the sudden epidemic of respiratory cases. It is,
   told the New York Times, "very possible that the increase in
   infections may not be due to the flu."

   That same day in Lake Havasu, California, headlines in Today's News
   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
   10 patients a day into her office and driving some into the hospital,
   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
   "sky grids in the making," and Melanie Zucker watched nine contrails
   woven over Berkeley, local TV stations reported Bay area emergency
   inundated with flu-like cases.

   In Seattle - where a resident reports "I've lived here for 26 years
   seeing this number of contrails at once" - pneumonia patient Lowell
   told ENS that in the hospital where he was admitted in late January,
   respiratory ward was overflowing with people, and they were having to
   respiratory patients in other wards." At that time, a resident of
   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
   people ill." In Las Vegas, Nevada, TV news coverage told of area
   being filled with people experiencing breathing problems.

   After a resident of Lexington, Kentucky watched helicopters circling
   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
   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,
   - and other cities across the nation - were jammed with bronchitis,
   pneumonia and other acute respiratory cases after repeated spraying
   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
   Pennsylvania hospitals were forced to divert respiratory emergencies
   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
   day. It became more overcast as the day progressed. I observed how the
   trails widened out and settled down creating a haze over everything."

   South Florida resident Karen Okenica told ENS she has watched on
   occasions as contrails "criss-crossed or ran parallel to each other.
   did not dissipate but got thicker and stayed in the sky for quite a
   Okenica says she became frightened after gazing through Nikon
   binoculars and
   noticing an all-white jet with "plumes" coming from the rear of the
   In early December, local newspaper reported that Bethesda Memorial and
   Delray Community hospitals were full and could not accommodate any

   The January 7 Philadelphia Daily News reported that "Emergency Room
   patients overflowed into the hallways at West Jersey Hospital in
   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
   took white paint on their fingers and from north to south ran their
   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
   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
   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
   preacher named Everett Burton finally succeeded in reaching C-span.
   voicing his opinion on the Clinton impeachment trial, this former
   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
   what was happening in the US -  but to "just look up in the skies as
   planes regularly spray contrails across the skies, spraying people and
   making them ill." At this point, Rev. Burton was cut off. The screen
   from C-span to the Tennessee state seal, remained silent for several

   Americans are not alone in their anxious bewilderment and suffering.
   England, after lingering contrails and cobweb-like fallout were
   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
   in England and Wales were stricken with respiratory ailments in a
   week - almost double the usual rate. Ambulances in the Greater
   and Mersey region were each dealing with more than 1,000 calls every
   day -
   almost twice the norm. Norfolk and Norwich suffered such an unexpected
   increase in deaths, a refrigerated semi-trailer capable of holding 36
   was pressed into service as a temporary morgue. [see BBC photo]

   The ENS investigation continues.