About seven years ago a friend who works outdoors said there’s something sinister happening in the sky. The white exhaust from high-altitude jets is a government climate-control conspiracy.
My BS meter pegged out and I told him so.
As a child, I spent five years in the Mojave Desert next to a Naval Ordnance Test Station. “Sky-writing” jets and sonic booms were as normal as birds.
I once saw a rocket make a 3D cloud like Elon Musk’s recent display over the West Coast.
I thought it was weird and ran into the house to tell Mom.
She didn’t go outside and look. To her it was nothing. Anything in the sky had to be normal because weird things just didn’t exist.
Now that I’ve moved to Idaho and have time to take outdoor walks every day, I’ve noticed a few things…
- It’s amazing how many jets leave white trails in the sky.
- Idaho’s clouds are elongate and granular on sunny days.
- Jet trails usually widen into a haze.
- The haze forms clouds when conditions are just right.
Everyone rejects that last item, the same way I did, with no thought, no research, and no observation.
So today (5/3/2018) I took a few pictures to support the point.
They may not convince you, especially if you’re using a small screen, but see what you think.
I snapped these at noon…
I took these at 1:00 PM…
I took these at 7:00 PM…
Can jets make clouds?
If so, does this suggest a climate-control conspiracy?
I’d like to hear your opinion.
Maybe the US Air Force is spending billions to rush high altitude jets from point A to point B for mundane reasons. Maybe all jets make white trails at these high altitudes. Could it be that “condensation trails” and the clouds that seem to form from them are harmless and unavoidable?
I’ve done almost no research on this. A while ago I did stumble across a video of a (supposed) press conference where official-looking men admitted that jet trails contain microscopic aluminum strips.
But for all I know, that whole conference might have been a hoax.
What I know for sure is that I’m ashamed of the way I dismissed my friend’s chemtrail conspiracy theory like I was a professional skeptic. I’m usually better than that.
My smug knee-jerk dismissal reminds me of the majority’s response to the 63 kids who saw something completely earth-shattering one Friday morning at school near the playground.
My favorite quote from that video comes from an adult who was a child when the event took place…
“We’re taught as a society that, oh, only these thing can happen because this is what it has been, but you have to have an open mind. This experience has taught me that.”
To some of us, fringe knowledge, especially in medicine, brings great hope. To others, anything fringe is either incorrect, impractical, immoral, frightening, embarrassing or boring.
To me, the important thing we humans need to learn is to cultivate respect for people and their opinions, from one end of the spectrum to the other…
From the atheist materialists to the Amish.
From the CIA’s UFO men to the inpatients on the local psych ward.
From the far left of TV politics to the far right.
Morrill Talmage Moorehead, MD