I am more of a backwoods philosopher, than I am scientist, I enjoy attempting to unravel spiritual mysteries, rather than solving crimes, but now I have been handed a multi-layered doozy…chemtrails. I wrote an article last week and although it has not been the most read article I have written, I have received the most mail concerning suspicious contrails. As a brief review, chemtrails are the lines, stripes, grids, X’s and O’s we are seeing in the skies over our heads these days, this writing spreads out and creates an artificial cloud cover. Skeptics claim that the lines we see are simply contrails, water condensation caused when heat meets cold. Googling “chemtrails” will result in about 745,000 hits, and most theories range from military applications, earthly depopulation, mind control technologies and weather manipulation.

Many believe HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program) located in Alaska, is at the heart of the chemtrail mystery. On their website HAARP states it is “a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes” (HAARP). HAARP is a huge antenna and works in our ionosphere, which is the layer of our atmosphere where ionization caused by solar radiation, affects the transmission of radio waves. The speculation is that the lines being laid in the sky are metals that help increase radio and cell phone transmissions, making it easier to monitor communications and also to create a more sophisticated radar system that can see around corners.

There is much discussion online as to how releasing these metals in the air will affect our health and what the result will be from dispensing low frequency electrical waves on the population. According to Tesla’s discoveries one could cause both negative and positive ionization of the atmosphere by manipulating radio frequency, the results were that positive ionization caused people and animals to become lethargic and with negative ionization, they became energetic. It is also said that when these frequencies connect with air molecules, the molecules become excited and give off negatively charged electrons, which combine with hydrogen and oxygen and produce water molecules. So then the door does indeed open to ponder mind-control and weather manipulation.

Clifford Carnicom seems to be the best-known investigator of the chemtrail phenomenon, but he prefers to call the mysterious spraying Aerosol Crimes (Carnicom.com). His site is loaded with information, from analysis of samples he has collected, to letters from respectable people asking legitimate questions.

As I stated in the beginning, I am no scientist and many of these theories are fact based and contain far too much information to share in one article, so as I continue pondering I have a few questions. Why does “conspiracy” hang over something we all see? And if we all don’t see them, what is the difference between those who do and those who do not? Have America’s people become so beaten down, over-worked, over-medicated and exhausted by living in the terror mentality, that we just don’t care anymore? And why such anger? Attempting open a discussion of the existence of chemtrails or strange contrails in many mainstream Internet forums is very likely to get you attacked or banned from the site or at the very least, being labeled a conspiracy nut and a victim to playground name calling and bullying. And finally, who would benefit from such an endeavor?