Viewers Call Newsroom Concerned About Contrails
Thursday Sky Filled With Air Traffic, Concerns
Mark Christian - 23ABC North Of The River Reporter
POSTED: 7:21 pm PST November 18, 2010
UPDATED: 6:16 pm PST November 21, 2010
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- On Thursday the sky above Kern County was filled with lot of air traffic as indicated by many contrails, which sparked several calls into the 23 ABC newsroom.
One resident stopped reporter Mark Christian on the street and said those contrails could be something more ominous than what first meets the eye.
Contrails are long thin clouds of ice crystals that form behind planes fly through freezing air that usually dissipate with in a few minutes, but they can last longer under certain conditions, meteorologists say.
Bakersfield resident Kevin Murphy contacted Christian at a north of the river shopping mall after seeing the sky filled with contrails, which Murphy calls "chemtrails."
"I have researched this theory for several years and I realizes that some would call me a conspiracy theorist, but as far as I know, this is conspiracy fact," said Murphy.
ABC 23 video cameras captured the sky above filled with nondissipating contrails. The video shows jet planes flying from north to south and east to west with more than 100 contrails that blanketed the skies.
"This is absolutely not normal. If it were contrails, they would normally dissipate in about 20 minutes. This is a mess, we are being sprayed like a crop duster," said Murphy.
According to Murphy, there is a large group of people around the world who agree with the chemtrail conspiracy theory. Murphy added that they believe what most consider to be contrails are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for clandestine programs directed by government officials. Other Proponents have said it is a top secret program to change weather patterns or fight global warming.
Other residents 23 ABC talked to say they noticed more contrails than usual on Thursday, but most believe it was just normal activity. Murphy said those people need to do the research for themselves, because the public is being used as guinea pig's for some type of chemical test.
"If you look into if further you will find that these chemtrails are filled chemicals such as barium and aluminum," said Murphy.
23 ABC Meteorologist Jack Church said Thursday's contrails were normal activity and there was a logical reason why the contrails did not dissipate quickly. "The biggest reason people may have noticed more contrails today is because the atmospheric conditions provided more moisture in the air, allowing the contrails to linger," said Church.
Proponents of the chemtrail theory say chemtrails can be distinguished from contrails by their long duration in any atmospheric condition. 23 ABC research found that various versions of the chemtrail conspiracy theory have circulated through websites and radio programs. Officials at Edwards Air Force Base said the air traffic above Kern County was normal and mostly likely commercial airliners.
I am a local pilot who shares the sky's with commercial, military, and general aviation aircraft regularly. Every fall as the temperature drops and the air becomes more saturated contrails become more visible and tend to hang around longer then in the normal heated air over the valley. Listen on a scanner to ATC for a couple of hours and you will hear the vast number of aircraft that pass over the valley. The valley also has numerous military training routes that cross up and down and side to side as well. A single military training flight can consist of numerous sorties each leaving a contrail above us.
Friday, November 19, 2010, 10:45:07 AM
So how do you explain the BLANKET CONTRAILS in the SUMMER? in Arizona and Nevada and other desert areas? How can the naked human eye SEE CLEARLY the shape and colour of a plane SUPPOSEDLY flying at over 33,000 ft? Why do people REGULARLY SEE simple cumulus clouds(6000ft MAXIMUM) with planes making "CONTRAILS" flying through or very near the CUMULUS cloud (max alt. 6,000ft!) You shift and turn like a shifty turny thing. ITS SIMPLE ! Those planes that you can CLEARLY SEE with your naked eye CANNOT BE at 33,000ft! Do you accept the idea that the further something is away from you , the smaller it appears? WAKE UP!
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10:23:51 AM
This has been going on for a decade or more. Sorry local pilot, it happens Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall. It happens over areas where there are few planes flying except when they are spraying. Respiratory disease has gone from the 8TH leading cause of death to the 5TH largest in a few short years. Barium and Aluminum can be found in off the chart numbers in lakes and soil. Someone is spraying something and it's killing us.
Friday, November 19, 2010, 2:42:58 PM
Let's now refer to Don as Paranoid
Friday, November 19, 2010, 4:55:40 PM
let's now refer to Matt as ignorant
Friday, November 19, 2010, 5:32:47 PM
I too thought this was a hoax until I saw spraying ALL summer, had a pair of polarized glasses on and looked at what the planes were leaving. Contrails exist in higher altitudes, these planes are flying low enough for people to see that the plane have NO lettering or numbers on the bottom. People here are sick URI , severe allergies and head aches. The best data I got was when I had a test ran on the water in my pool vs the water in my well. Aluminum and Barium/Strontium Sulfates and Phosphates were certainly NOT in my well water.
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 12:16:06 PM
Bravo, Kero 23 for running this article. We 'conspiracy theorists' are having an uphill battle bringing this aerosol spraying to the attention of members of the public; and when we try to get answers from the press, the politicians, or regulatory agencies we get stonewalled. The spraying has gone on for at least 10 years, much worse lately, in all NATO countries. Again, people who have become aware of this phenomena have tested air, soil, and water, and found extremely elevated levels of aluminum, barium and other metals and polymers. See Clifford Carnicom, Aerosol Crimes. See also Chemtrail Tracking USA for more info.
4 days ago, 10:37:35 AM