Editor's Note: Las Vegas residents are increasingly noticing
the appearance of chemical trails overhead. They appear EVERY weekend without
fail, the only exception being the two weeks after September 11, 2001. Such
"chemtrails" are substantially different in appearance to the normal
condensation trails left by jet airliners. The difference is that while condensation
trails are composed of water vapor that dissipates rapidly, "chemtrails"
linger much longer and spread out over time to eventually cover the sky with
a thin haze. This week the Las Vegas Tribune begins a two-part article to examine
the undeniable and mysterious phenomena of Chemtrails Over Las Vegas.
Last year a concerned reader wrote to the Idaho Observer: "Driving across
Idaho and Nevada we saw normal condensation trails in the skies above north
Idaho and we were habitually looking up as we drove toward Las Vegas. We had
noticed that the sparsely populated areas in Nevada had brilliantly clear blue
skies and that the occasional airplane left vapor trails that dissipated normally.
But as soon as we neared Las Vegas, in the skies directly above the city, we
watched what appeared to be a military C-135 Transports spraying something over
the populated areas. When the planes were no longer directly over Las Vegas,
they continued flying leaving a vapor trail that dissipated normally."
It has been reported that the "chemtrails" contain ethylene dibromide
-- a substance that has been an additive to gasoline and airplane fuels as well
as a banned pesticide. Ethylene dibromide has been linked to kidney and liver
damage and is an immunosuppressive and a lung irritant.
William Thomas, who has researched chemtrails since their appearance in the
latter 90s, has noted stunted plant growth in once-healthy gardens and wilderness
areas in Santa Fe and Aspen. Similar
plant problems are commonly associated with chemtrails in other regions of the
A brief history of the chemtrail phenomenon can be traced to a Washington state
man who told award-winning investigative reporter William Thomas that he'd become
ill on New Year's Day 1999 after watching several jets make strange lines in
the sky. Within six months, Thomas, writing primarily for the Environmental
News Service, has detailed 1000s of eyewitness reports of chemtrails from 40
"Mainstream newspapers have gone out of their way to dismiss these eyewitness
accounts," Thomas told the New Mexican newspaper in June 1999, "It's
easier to sell UFOs to major media than a phenomena as close in many cities
as the nearest window."
Especially disturbing for residents of heavily chemtrailed communities like
Las Vegas is a "chemtrail sickness" associated with heavy spray days
leaving many stricken people complaining of the "flu" and acute allergic
reactions months after the flu season has ended. Upper and lower respiratory
and gastrointestinal ailments remain unusually high in many spray areas, along
with debilitating fatigue - and something even more worrying.
What's going on?
Thomas is convinced that we are under "deliberate biological attack"
by agents known only to top military and government officials responsible for
permitting continuing over-flights by unmarked spray aircraft.
Government officials deny that anything unusual is taking place, yet increasing
numbers of concerned observers are seeing 727-like aircraft painted "all-white
with a black stripe up the middle of fuselage" laying long and often cries-crossing
chemtrail patterns over Southern Nevada and elsewhere. None of the planes carry
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 planes." Edgar says he has
watched "cob-webbing 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 "There is a lot of Lupus in the area now. A lot
of women have come down with it."
One source, who spoke to the Tribune under condition of anonymity, working
as a civilian archeologist on government land throughout Nevada, began to notice
"all white unmarked aircraft" preparing for take-off at Nellis AFB
and at the Mancamp Complex near Tonapah in the late-90s. "It was these
unmarked planes that were constantly laying down the criss-crossing X patterns
of lingering chemical-spray trails over Southern Nevada." When the archeologist
asked the military escort who accompanied the civilian research team into 'sensitive'
areas around Nellis, about the planes, the reply received was, "You didn't
Another Las Vegas resident, Sandy Range, grew up within an outdoors field and
stream-type family and has been watching the weather and the skies all her life.
Holding a degree from Syracuse University, Range moved to Las Vegas in 1989.
"I first began to notice the chemtrails in late '96 - 14 criss-crossed
miles-long vapor trails that didn't evaporate like the norm. I began to see
them weekly, then daily," Range states matter-of-factly.
One early morning in '99 Range was returing from Henderson when a low-flying
craft dropped a trail right overhead along Boulder Highway. "It covered
my car with a sticky web-like coating and I saved a specimen in a jar. Microscopic
fiber-like filaments," Range reports.
Government denials, as usual.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio authored the Space Preservation Act of
2001, which sought a "permanent ban against weapons in space," specifically
banning "chemtrails" as weapons. But in a subsequent version of the
bill, the "chemtrails" language disappeared entirely. The missing
words suggest an eyes-wide-open denial, which says as much about the cover-up
as it does about the spraying that's plainly visible in the sky.
In a front-page story entitled "Conspiracy theorists look up," the
Akron Beacon Journal noted that Kucinich's bill "had been rewrittenand
the references to chemtrails and the other types of weapons were quietly eliminated."
The Beacon Journal article, linking chemtrails to conspiracies, resulted from
massive local pressure. Michel Massullo of Akron provided that newspaper with
rolls of photos of plane trails and a sworn affidavit attesting to extensive
aerial activity over that city.
The U.S. Air Force Website refutes the "Chemtrail Hoax" as having
been around since 1996, "accusing the Air Force of being involved in spraying
the U.S. population" with mysterious substances: "Several authors
cite an Air University research paper titled 'Weather as a Force Multiplier:
Owning the Weather in 2025' that suggests the Air Force is conducting weather
modification experiments. The purpose of that paper was part of a thesis to
outline a strategy for the use of a future weather modification system to achieve
military objectives and it does not reflect current military policy, practice,
or capability. The Air Force is not conducting any weather modification experiments
or programs and has no plans to do so in the future. The 'chemtrail' hoax has
been investigated and refuted by many established and accredited universities,
scientific organizations, and major media publications."
Explaining the government's position, Lieutenant Colonel Michael K. Gibson
of the U.S. Air Force wrote U.S. Representative Mark Green in August 2000 and
stated, "The term 'chemtrail' is a hoax that began circulating approximately
three years ago which asserts the government is involved in a joint federal
program of covert spraying of the public."
But many intelligent researchers call Gibson's communique a classic non-denial
denial: Gibson is denying that the Air Force is secretly spraying U.S. citizens.
The reality is the U.S. Space Command and other government agencies are involved
in ongoing experiments for military and environmental purposes that involve
aerial spraying, and the microfibers and other sprayed chemicals inevitably
fall to earth, putting the public at risk.
Before you believe Gibson's and the government's "denial," do an
Internet search for the following terms: "Joint Vision for 2020" and
"Weather is a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025", a whitepaper
by MIT's Bernard Eastlund and H-bomb father Edward Teller. Before he died in
2003, Teller was director emeritus of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
where plans for nuclear, biological and directed energy weapons are crafted.
In 1997, Teller publicly outlined his proposal to use aircraft to scatter through
the stratosphere millions of tons of electrically-conductive metallic materials,
ostensibly to reduce global warming.
Two scientists working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base confirmed to the
Ohio newspaper, Columbus Alive, that they were involved in aerial spraying experiments.
One involved aluminum oxide spraying related to global warming and the other
involved barium stearate and had to do with high-tech military communications.
And even in the face of government denials, environmental laboratories have
begun to identify an extremely toxic component of the spray drifting over cities
and countryside. Several independent sources claim that samples of fallout from
the lingering smoke trails and have been independently tested and found to contain
ethylene dibromide (EDB).
In 1998, a US Air Force public affairs officer told residents of Las Vegas
that their sudden upsurge of respiratory ailments could have come from "routine"
fuel-dumping by military aircraft reducing weight for landing.
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 Defense 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
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 condensation trails, the thick
white streamers being sprayed from downward-pointing tail-booms 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. Thousands of 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.
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.
"We're getting sprayed real heavily with the chemtrails," a Las Vegas
resident told the Tribune. " On some days it's just total saturation."
As over-filled Pennsylvania hospitals were forced to divert respiratory emergencies
to other facilities with bed space, a 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."
Where is the mainstream media's reporting of this mass phenomenon? Indications
of a concerted cover-up came in February 2003, 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, "just look up in the skies as the planes regularly spray contrails
across the skies, spraying people and making them ill." At that point,
Rev. Burton was cut off. The screen flipped from C-span to the Tennessee state
seal, remained silent for several minutes.
... to be concluded next week.