The so-called “chemtrails” that are seen almost everywhere in the skies of the
world are an incredible phenomenon of our time, if only because like UFO
sightings, the broad span of social, political, and intellectual life of major
nations largely ignores such things utterly. Even those with imagination
(artists, playwrights, novelists, poets) ignore such anomalistic things as
UFOs and chemtrails, even though they offer images, symbols, metaphors,
intrigue, mysterious technology, and much more besides! This changing of the
skies of the world full previously of traditional pantomime clouds to a sky
scored by lines of whitish-grey streaks is totally ignored by major news media
and communication outlets. This is strange again given that the effects are
quite spectacular and beautiful when lit by the evening sun. The trails spread
out at different rates, they come from different angles, and the aircraft that
create them can be seen streaking across the sky, often several at once, and
at extremely high speeds.
The word “chemtrails” is used here for lack of a better word, but it is
unlikely that what we see spreading out across the sky are chemicals of some
sort. Such an amount of chemicals would surely have the most immediate and
obvious effect on both our minds and environment. We would be pleased to hear
from environmental groups who have more specialized knowledge about any kind
of chemical/environmental approach.
Over the past year, the Combat Diaries team has conducted a special
investigation of chemtrails over Britain. With the help of specialists (some
ex-Royal Air Force), we conducted a 16-hour period of observation by Web,
telephone and amateur radio of the skies over America and Central Europe, from
first light to last light, taking into account time differences. The results
were quite disturbing. It was obvious that simultaneous operations by large
numbers of quite visible aircraft were being mounted over continental areas on
both sides of the Atlantic. Through contacts, we managed also to get reports
on this selected same day from the civilian staff of merchant and cruise ships
crossing the Atlantic. They reported that sky trails were visible whilst
sailing in mid Atlantic.
Thus we concluded that chemtrails represent a continuous operation of
incredible magnitude. The aircraft involved show remarkably similar
characteristics and performance, though their profile we have yet to find in
any book of aircraft recognition. Roughly, they resemble in shape and size the
Boeing 757 (the type that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11), but carried no
markings. This is remarkable in itself, because technically it is illegal.
Measured by range theodolite and ex-service hand-held rangefinders, they were
doing approximately the same speed at the same height. The speed was steady,
quite precisely maintained, being 1200-1400 mph. This is somewhat high for an
outmoded passenger aircraft type, meant for inland short/medium range commuter
flights at a top speed of 450 mph!
These things are wonders in themselves, but it is the sheer number of these
pseudo 757-type aircraft that is beyond belief. On this chosen sample day, our
reporters in France, Germany and Holland, Spain, Italy and Israel alone
reported at noon the sky trails of no less than 234 almost identical aircraft
at between 40-50,000 feet. Since this hourly rate continued during the day, it
represented some 2,340 sorties over 10 hours. Worldwide, multiplying the quite
reasonable factor of 10, we have 23,400 sorties per day by planes of a
non-military, non-supersonic configuration, traveling at speeds equivalent to
the combat speed of an F16 or Typhoon Euro-fighter.
By comparison, NATO figures for annual full-scale exercises amount to
something like 300 (jet supersonic) combat sorties at full stretch for the
same time period, involving some no more than 150 aircraft. Again, the absence
of reported noise is strange. Even a single Tornado on afterburner over
central London would shake the population up considerably.
Since our observers at military and civilian airfields reported no such
activity by any such aircraft, we have here a modern mystery in our skies
visible to all on a clear day. National airspace regulations don’t appear to
be a problem at all with any country as far as these infringements are
These vast numbers of aircraft appear to have no detectable bases, they have
no apparent air-refueling needs, they do not carry drop tanks, and the routes
appear to stretch across the sky from all compass points, often crossing one
another on a pretty random basis. They appear also to have no detectible
manufacturers, support base, or refueling facilities. And they don’t appear to
land or take off! Again, since no air force in the world (not even the U.S.
Air Force) has any supersonic transport aircraft, the presence of many
hundreds of supersonic transport aircraft is rather strange!
The cost of such visible operations on a worldwide basis by approximately the
same type of powerful aircraft must be stupendous. The maintenance, fueling,
and repair facilities of such a great number of high-performance aircraft can
only be imagined. The training schemes and accommodation of the personnel
appear not to exist! Since no such numbers of this aircraft type are on
manufacturer’s lists, and the number that have been manufactured are all busy
on conventional routes flying conventional passengers and cargo, we have here
a true mystery of our time.
Where are they from, and what are they doing on their seemingly purposeless
routes across the sky? Investigations are continuing. We are trying by various
means to monitor their VHF, but they do not appear to have any measurable
frequency signature and neither do they appear to make any physical noise.
This again is amazing because they represent a very great number of aircraft
that are entering and leaving (and indeed maneuvering) inside national
airspace at will, with no recognition signals, and no visible identification.
Since they are supersonic, they are over the visible horizon in seconds (the
comparatively lazy motion of a 400-mph 747 Jumbo may be compared to them).
Where these many aircraft all break into Mach 1 is another mystery.
We have discovered something else that multiplies these astonishments. Using
(passive) night scope infrared amplifiers, we found that the operations did
not cease after nightfall!
This means that, roughly speaking, we can possibly multiply the scale of
operations by a factor of two, bringing us into absurd realms as regards cost,
maintenance and purpose.
Our collective “not-seeing” is unusual if only because chemtrails are much
more visible and more frequent than UFO visitations. We are forced to consider
the idea that levels of conscious acceptance and recognition within a culture
have often nothing to do with how much “evidence” is available.
All anomalistic structures have this common peculiarity. Somehow, like a
bioelectric switch, as a society we turn most anomalies “off” as far as social
cognition is concerned. This is a most common effect. The phenomenon may be
large or small, fantastic or mundane, it makes no difference. We cannot see
the kitchen matchbox in front of us, say, because we have been diverted into
thinking about something else. We don’t have enough RAM to hold all our files
open at the same time!
From a Fortean point of view, the phenomenon of chemtrails might enable us to
construct a new and healthier definition of what we mean by “skepticism.” We
might see skepticism not as a revealing of mundane truth, so much as an
automated control mechanism by means of which we maintain a kind of
wonder-management rather than differentiate fact from fiction. This was
Charles Fort’s original view of the function of skepticism. It puts “doubt” in
a new dynamic context rather than it being seen as a depressing,
semi-automated denial of all that is wondrous and magical in the world.
Meantime, we are starting the long, hard road of corresponding with the
appropriate civil and military authorities about chemtrails.
We can hear both Franz Kafka and Charles Fort laughing from their graves!