Contrails and aviation-induced cirrus-clouds
Those Mysterious Lines
In The Sky
The article below describes the results from my investigation into the current controversy over allegations that contrails contain substances harmful to humans and the environment. My investigation began two years ago and is continuing. It is the distillation of many hours of research and is based on facts and logical analysis from many sources, fully documented and sourced.
I have made this effort in order to discover the truth, which I define as the real state of things that agrees with fact and reality. I understand that I will be attacked for my findings by those whose paradigms are based on beliefs rather than facts. Such is the fate of those who reveal truth which conflicts with other's beliefs. Reality is often obscured when emotion, rather than facts, are the basis for people's beliefs. I am willing to accept that many people will never believe what I conclude to be the truth. I do not expect anyone to trust my conclusions, but do expect all who value the truth to carefully examine what I have to present. I stand willing to alter my conclusions should new evidence become available.
Jay Reynolds March 21, 1999Conclusion
Contrail formation mechanisms are ordinary and contrails themselves are increasing in number as a result of increased air traffic. Reports of persistent contrails are within what is known to be naturally possible. Contrail studies are underway which will increase our knowledge of their causes, frequency, and effects. High altitude contrails are not consistent with effective dispersal of chemical or biological agents. No known toxic or harmful components have been proven to be in JP-8+100 fuel. Ethylene dibromide is not a viable chemical warfare agent when delivered through jet engine combustion. No medical reports, material analysis, or documentable and confirmable evidence has been presented which supports the hypothesis that chemical or biological agents are currently being delivered or can be associated with jet contrails. There is a threat to Americans from germ and chemical warfare, and vigilance should be maintained. Speculation and rumor without factual and specific information can only dull that vigilance. Those with factual information have a moral obligation to publicize those facts, but those who "cry wolf" are not acting in the best interest of this nation.
1. Online Guide to Meteorology, Department
of Atmospheric Sciences at the
University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign, Cloud Catalog, at:
The author, Jay Reynolds, is an engineer who has extensive experience in marine propulsion and gas turbine engines. He is an independent journalist unaffiliated with any government or corporate organization.
Evolution Of The Controversy, by
The following is a draft version of a work
in progress which will attempt to describe the results of my investigation
into the origin and development of the contrail/chemtrail controversy.
Over the past three years I have followed these events and will relate in
as much detail as possible what I have discovered.
CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS 2002 - 2003
BEGINNING ON March 27, 2002, a number of individuals, in Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties (California), began to keep a chronological log of jets leaving lingering contrails, unusual types of weather patterns, tree health, mold and mildew problems, human health problems and newspaper articles on usual events. It is believed that jets leaving lingering contrails, and jet fuel emissions, may be causing detrimental impacts to human health and the environment.[..]
March 27, 2002
INTRODUCTION: My name is Rosalind Peterson and I reside in Mendocino County, which is located in Northern California. I have lived here almost my entire life. My sense of the world around me prior to March 27, 2002, was that, in the last couple of years our sky was overcast a lot more than normal. I remember not liking the jets that came over because it always turned our blue skies into a haze. It was a vague impression only rarely considered.