Investigate Magazine Covered Chemtrails In 2000

At the end of the article, there is an editor’s footnote –  Ian Wishart stated that he  developed pneumonia 36 hours after gazing up at chemtrails.

A chemtrail in Woodhill, Whangarei in March 2010. One of many seen in March.

INVESTIGATE Magazine, New Zealand, DECEMBER 2000 PAGES 52-57

Ghost Riders in the Sky

The Chemtrail Mystery  By William Thomas

´”Is a dodgy US military science experiment causing the rest of the
world to catch a cold? If you´ve had a nasty cough lately, the report
from Canadian journalist WILL THOMAS will be of special interest.

Contrails spread by fleets of jet air craft in elaborate cross-hatched
patterns are sparking speculation and making people sick across the
United States, Australia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand. Washing ton
state resident William Wallace became ill with severe diarrhoea and
fatigue after watching several multi-engine jets spend a day laying
cloud lines in an east to west grid pattern. A neighbour working outside
came down with similar symptoms. But their wives, who remained indoors,
suffered no ill effects from the inexplicable manoeuvres which observers
liken to high-altitude “crop-dusting” by unidentified multi-engine
Condensation trails, called contrails, are generated at
altitudes high enough for water droplets to freeze in a matter of
seconds and not quickly evaporate -typically where the temperatures are
below -38 degrees Celsius.
Contrails can form through the addition of water vapour to the
air from the jet engine exhaust. Even tiny nuclei released in the
exhaust fumes may be sufficient to generate ice crystals, and hence,
condensation trails.
Wallace wonders if ethylene dibromide, a highly toxic component
of JP-8 jet fuel, is making people sick.
Similar incidents over Las Vegas in 1998 prompted a US Air Force
spokesman to explain that the military air- craft were “dumping fuel”
before landing.
But the strange spray patterns are being reported repeatedly
over towns in Tennessee, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada,
Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington state
and California.
Wallace has been watching formations of high-flying jets weave
grid-Iike contrails above his home since last summer. Each time, “We get
a taste in our mouth,” he reports. He and his wife Ann get “kind of
tired and sick,” having “no energy to do anything.”
After plants began dying around his mountain cabin, “I got real
sick for about three weeks,” Wallace relates. “My eyes watered. Fluid
came out of my nose. I could hardly move my arm up above my head to comb
my hair for about a week.”

Wallace and his wife are not alone in their plight. In March,
1996, Dr. Greg Hanford bought an expensive cam- era and binoculars to
keep an eye on jets spraying white bands above his Bakersfield,
California home. Hanford has counted 40 or 60 jets on some “spray days.”
“Everybody seems to be getting sick from it,” Hanford says.
“Hackin´ and coughin´ when you really get nailed with this stuff.” The
dentist, many of his patients and two receptionists have repeatedly
contracted severe respiratory infections. Hanford´s illness lingered for
five months despite courses of four different antibiotics.
“It´s really weird,” Hanford says. “You think two jets are going to hit
each other -and then they make an X.”
The dentist says he has sometimes seen “furry globular balls” spread
downwind in a long feather from the high- flying aircraft.
Unlike normal contrails, which dissipate soon after a lone jet´s
passage, video taken by Wallace and Hanford shows eerily silent silver
jets streaming fat contrails from their wingtips in multiple, criss-
cross patterns. But in- stead of dissipating like normal contrails,
these white jet- trails coalesce into broad cloud-bands that gradually
occlude crystal clear skies. “Passenger jets don´t make contrails that
stay and become clouds,” Wallace observes.
Government officials deny that anything unusual is taking place.
When Hanford called the local airport, tower personnel told him there
was nothing going on.” The jets were “just commercial” undergoing
“international flight training.”
But a skeptical Hanford responded, “Is the FAA going to
allow two jets to come at each other?”
Pseudo-color, multispectral images taken April 20, 1994 by a NOAA
satellite, reveal a number of contrails over Oklahoma and Kansas. X´es,
overlapping W´s and the Roman numeral XII are among the patterns flown
by the mystery aircraft. Last June, Hanford watched four aircraft
spraying in circles to form a perfect bulls-eye. Through his Swaroski
binoculars, Hanford could see what “looked like a 737 “painted all-white
on top with an “orangish-red” underbody and red engine cowlings.”
Another 727-like aircraft was painted “all-white with a black
stripe up the middle of fuselage.” None of the planes carried
identifying markings.
Pat Edgar has been watching the jets spraying over eastern
Oklahoma since a sunny day in October, 1997 when as many as 30 contrails
gradually occluded the sky. “They look like they´re playing tic-tac-toe
up there,” he says. “You know darn well it´s not passenger planes.”
Edgar says he has watched “cobwebbing stuff coming down” from the
zigzagging jets flying “all day long, line after line, back-and-forth,
like furrows in a farm field.”
Edgar adds that “There is a lot of Lupus in the area now. A lot
of women have come down with it.”
Edgar´s father-in-Iaw, a former judge, and three or four other
close friends were hit hard in their immune systems. Symptoms include
swollen hands and legs, night fever and shortness of breath.
Retired Oklahoma state judge Bill Ed Rogers now runs out of
breath after walking 20 feet to the bathroom. Climbing stairs, he
says, “is directly out of the question.”
Rogers, does not attribute his strange malady to the mystery
jets. But neither he nor his doctors can explain his breathing
difficulty, which began shortly after spray- ing began in November,
1997, and is getting worse. The 57 year old former judge says he thought
he was experiencing congenital heart failure when he was admitted into
the Mayo clinic. But after being diagnosed with severe inflammation in
his right lung, a team of top surgeons were unable to pump an
unidentified “jello-like” fluid from his lung.
Edgar, Wallace, Hanford and other eyewitnesses are uneasy over
the ongoing aerial “experiments and the secrecy surrounding them. Before
Edgar sold his restau- rant, customers came in complaining of airplanes
“flyin´ around all night” over a remote area of Oklahoma. In the
morning, they could see “stuff comin´ out of their wings.” Edgar says he
knows four-dozen witnesses who have “come down violently ill, coughin´
up blood for two weeks -or [with] real bad nosebleeds.” As far as he´s
concerned, “it had to be something in that doggone plane that was
spillin´ out in the middle of the night.”
Meanwhile, although theories as to who´s behind the spraying
abound, most evidence points directly to the US military.
Tommy Farmer, a former engineering technician with Raytheon
Missile Systems, has been tracking patterns of jet contrails phenomena
for more than a year. Farmer has “positively identified” two of the
aircraft most often involved in the aerial spraying incidents as a
Boeing KC- 135 and Boeing KC-10.
Both big jets are used by the US Air Force for air to air
refueling. A Boeing T -43 used for navigation training and mapping may
also be involved.
Confirming reports from eye-witnesses across the United States,
Farmer reports that all aircraft are painted either solid white or solid
black with the exception of two KC- 135s which were in training colors –
orange and white. No identifying markings are visible.
Farmer has collected samples of what he calls “angel hair”
sprayed by the mystery aircraft on six occasions since February, 1998.
Four samples have been taken since November, 1998.
Farmer says that globular filaments resembling ordinary spider
webs, “usually fall in clumps or wads ranging from pencil eraser size to
the size of a balled up fist.”
Winds often whip the cobweb-like material into filaments as long
as 50 feet (15.3 metres). Farmer told reporters that the sticky
substance “melts in your hands” and “adheres to whatever it touches.”
He urges caution to collectors after becoming ill after his
first contact with the “angel hair.” Like Bakersfield, California
dentist Dr. Greg Hanford and other ground observers exposed to the
spraying, Farmer´s ensuing sore throat and sinus infection lasted
several months.
After repeatedly observing aircraft spraying particulates “in
front of and into cloud systems,” Farmer is “fairly certain the contrail
phenomena is one part of a military weather modification weapons
He notes that because the chemical contrails allow much more
moisture to form inside cloud systems, severe localized storms result
from the aerial seeding while surrounding areas that have surrendered
their moisture to the storm cells experience drought.
The huge Xs being traced by formations of tanker jets in the sky
can be tracked by satellite and co-ordinated with the crossed-beams of
ionospheric heaters to heat the upper atmosphere-changing its
temperature and density and enhancing the storm´s effects.
Based in Gakon, Alaska, this unclassified joint U.S. Air Force
and Navy project known as the High Altitude Auroral Research Project
(HAARP) has for the past sev- eral years been using phased array
antennas to steer powerful beams of tightly-focused radio waves “to
stimu- late,” heat and steer sections of the upper atmosphere.
Awarded in 1985 to MIT physicist Bernard Eastlund, HAARP´s
commercial patent claims that directed energy beams of more than one-
billion watts can be used for “altering the upper atmosphere wind
patterns using plumes of atmospheric particles as a lens or focusing
device” to disturb weather thousands of miles away.
In an interview, Eastlund admitted, “I had looked at using this
intense beam, which can be angled, to do some experiments in terms of
guiding the jetstream, moving it from one spot to another. I presume it
is possible, which might lend credence to these other things.”
In a U.S. Air Force research study, “Weather as a Force
Multiplier” issued in August, 1996, seven U.S. military officers
outlined how HAARP and aerial cloud-seeding from tankers could allow
U.S. aerospace forces to “own the weather” by the year 2025. Among the
desired objectives were “Storm Enhancement,” “Storm Modification” and
“Induce Drought.”
According to the Air Force report, “In the United States,
weather-modification will likely become a part of national security
policy with both domestic and international applications.”

So what´s in the vapour trails that could be causing outbreaks
with severe flu-like symptoms? At least one environmental lab in the US,
sent samples to test, reported the presence of ethylene dibromide (EDB).
An extremely hazardous pesticide, EDB was banned by the US Environmental
Protection Agency in 1983. But in 1991, the composition of jet fuel used
by commercial and military jet aircraft in the U.S. was changed from JP4
to somewhat less flammable JP8. A Department of De- fence source says
the move “has saved some lives” in air crashes. Ethylene dibromide is a
key component of JP8.
The 1991 Chemical Hazards of the Workplace warns that repeated
exposure to low levels of ethylene dibromide results in “general
weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, chest pains, coughing and shortness of
breath, upper respiratory tract irritation” and respiratory failure
caused by swelling of the lymph glands in the lungs. “Deterioration of
the heart, liver and kidneys, and hemorrhages in the respiratory tract,”
can also result from prolonged contact with JP8.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency´s
hazardous materials list: “Ethylene dibromide is a carcinogen and must
be handled with extreme caution.”
A seven-page summary of this pesticide´s extreme toxicity notes
that EDB may also damage the reproductive system. According to the EPA,
“Exposure can irritate the lungs, repeated exposure may cause
bronchitis, development of cough, and shortness of breath. It will dam-
age the liver and kidneys”.
Mark Witten, a respiratory physiologist at the University of
Arizona in Tucson where an official US Air Force study on JP8 was
carried out, told Scientist in March, 1998 that crew chiefs “seem to
have more colds, more bronchitis, more chronic coughs than the people
not ex- posed to jet fuel.”
EDB is 6.5-times heavier than air. Unlike normal contrails, the
thick white streamers being sprayed from down- ward-pointing tail booms
over at least 39 states does not dissipate, but spreads into an overcast
that refracts a purple color in sunlight and appears suddenly as an oily
film in puddles and ponds.
Hundreds of photographs and videotapes made by ground observers
show pairs or larger formations of air- craft spreading a white mist
that thickens and drifts to ward the ground. More than 200 eye-witnesses
-including police officers, pilots, military and public health personnel
-have provided detailed accounts of aerial spraying in characteristic
“X”s and east-to-west grid patterns, followed by occluded skies -and
acute auto-immune reactions and respiratory infections throughout
affected regions.
“I keeps coughing phlegm that tastes bad,” 50 year old Mary
Young of Sallisaw, Oklahoma told me after an air- craft sprayed her home
at rooftop level one night last January with something that struck the
windows like sand. “My eyes hurt, my joints hurt. I´m not catchin´ my
breath right. I can´t get rid of this cold. I´ve had this bad head- ache
-it´s not just a headache. My eyeballs hurt so bad -way in the back -I
just wish they would fallout.”
Severe headaches, nosebleeds, shortness of breath, joint pain
and a dry hacking cough “that never leaves” are being reported by
countless Americans jamming hospital Emergency Rooms from coast to
coast. While December and January are traditionally bad months for
asthma sufferers, patients, doctors and nurses across the U.S. last
winter reported hospital wards filled to over- flowing with bronchitis,
pneumonia and acute asthma admissions at up to twice normal winter
In one month, The News and Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina
reported that respiratory admissions to Durham regional hospital jumped
from the usual 184 patients a day to 247. Ambulance drivers were told
that the hospital was not receiving any more patients.
In New York City, doctors called a flood of respiratory cases an
epidemic. “We have people double and triple- parked in the ER on
stretchers,” Dr. Elliot Friedman, associate director of emergency
medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, told the New York
Times. “And there have been times when upwards of 40 people have been
admitted but are waiting for someone to be discharged,” Friedman added.
“This high fever is not typical of other flus,” Dr. Sigurd
Ackerman, the president of St. Luke´s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
told the ´Times shortly after a TV camera panned up to frame lingering
“X”-shaped contrails Times-Square.
Dr. Robert Saken, a partner in the Soho Pediatrics Group, told
that newspaper, “It was surprising to me sick they got and how quickly
it happened.”
Dr. Ilya Spigland, Montefiore hospital´s director of virology,
doesn´t know the reason for the sudden epidemic respiratory cases. It
is, Spigland told the New York Til “very possible that the increase in
respiratory infections may not be due to the flu.”
That same day in lake Havasu, Arizona, headlines in the News
Herald announced: “Victims curse unnamed bug, but can´t call it the
´flu´.” MD Mary Lou Kallern told the Herald “that a nameless virus is
bringing at least 10 patients a day into her office and driving some
into the hospital, but laboratory test show only a few are suffering
from Type A or other identifiable strains of influenza.”
In Seattle – where a residents reports “I´ve lived here for 26
years never seeing this number of contrails at once.” pneumonia patient
Lowell told me heard “many rescue calls for people with breathing
difficulties.” In Palmyra, New Jersey, shortly after resident Lucrecia
moon watched unusual lingering contrails from a McDonald´s restaurant, a
nurse reported “many people ill.”

In Las Vegas, Nevada, TV news coverage told of area hospitals
being filled with people experiencing breathing problems.
Similar “chemtrails” sightings were reported over Phoenix, Arizona. The
January 28, 1999 edition of Arizona Republic reported that “The
incidence of bronchial problems in Phoenix this month is 237
hospitalizations vs. last year at 160 or so.”
In Manitou, Michigan, Registered Nurse Kim Korte was driving
north on M52, when she noticed “stripes” in the sky. “It appeared as if
someone took white paint on their fingers and from north to south ran
their fingers through the sky. These contrails were evenly spaced and
covered the whole sky!” from east to west.
Within 24 hours, Korte became very weak and feverish. After her
boyfriend told her that “many in his family started coming down with the
same complaints,” the RN “started noticing a lot of my patients and
their family members were coming down with these symptoms at the same
On checking with her colleagues, the former hospital supervisor
learned that other nurses and physicians were complaining “of being
extremely busy with respiratory diagnoses.”
In Austin, Texas -where Richard Young reports that “The skies
here are filled almost daily with trails crossing each other” -a school
nurse told a worried parent that she had seen over 100 sick children in
a single day.
Americans are not alone in their anxious bewilderment and
suffering. In England, after lingering contrails and cob- web-Iike
fallout were reported over London and Birmingham, the BBC reported on
January 14, 1999 that more than 8,000 people -mostly elderly -died from
pneumonia and other respiratory complications in the last week of
December and the first two weeks of January, 1999.
According to the BBC, in early January of this year, more than
97,100 people in England and Wales were stricken with respiratory
ailments in a single week -almost double the usual rate. Ambulances in
the Greater Manchester and Mersey region were each dealing with more
than 1,000 calls every day-almost twice the norm. Norfolk and Norwich
suffered such an unexpected increase in deaths, a refrigerated semi-
trailer capable of holding 36 bodies was pressed into service as a
temporary morgue.

for further information on chemtrails, visit William Thomas´ website:

INVESTIGATE Editors Footnote:
Despite having seen strangely long-lasting jet trails over Auckland, I
remained somewhat skeptical as to any alleged disease-causing aspect of
them. So when in early November I happened to see two such trails over
Orewa. I poked my head out of the car window and joked about the risk of
catching something.
It is at this point in proceedings that I should like to
apologise to readers for the late publication of this issue of
investigate, caused by the bout of pneumonia I contracted 36 hours after
gazing up at the jet trails. Thousands of other New Zealanders are also
suffering this wondrous bug at present. Merry Christmas. Ian Wishart.

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6 Responses to Investigate Magazine Covered Chemtrails In 2000

  1. Bobbi Snow says:

    NEXUS Magazine also covered this topic, about 9 years ago.

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  4. rose says:

    Great article by William Thomas in Ian Wishart’s mag Clare.

    Further to the pneumonia experienced, I had a workmate with this over Xmas and my own daughter got caught in the chemtrails on Xmas day 2009. They were spraying rainbows that day here. I remember it vividly because we were camped on the beach trying to protect ourselves from the inevitable fall out. My daughter went off to meet a friend later in the day. Her ride didn’t arrive so she decided to walk the 2 km distance (without my knowledge). Within a few days she had a serious lung infection. My partner also fell ill.

    I would never have believed it (at that point) until we experienced it.

    A month or so later I decided to walk the dogs on one of those rare clear blue days. I had been watching them try to bring the cloud over from Christchurch but they didn’t seem to be getting anywhere fast, so decided it was safe enough. Within 1/2 hour of leaving my home filthy black cloud started rolling in from the south. I alerted my daughter that it was time to get moving. We live on top of a hill just 10 mins walk from town. By the time we made it home we were in the ‘cloud’ and inadequately dressed. a storm came in from no where soon after.

    When we arrived home with burning eyeballs, we both took a shower immediately (as we have learned to do) but just days afterwards we both and many other local were plagued with a skin condition that the doctor could not diagnose. We saw him on three occasions and each medication he offered did nothing to ease the itch. When we scratched it seemed to spread the lumps which felt like they were crawling under our skin. Once again it was my wee girl that suffered the most. It took weeks to shake that nasty and we still have no explanation as to what it was. I gave up going to the doctor realising this was like banging your head on a brick wall. We very rarely have the need to see a doctor, so 3 visits in a month was a bit of a shocker.

    Since then we have learned when to stay indoors and how to help protect ourselves. This includes a good dose of Vitamin D3 (sunshine hormone) and using 3% peroxide in our ears regularly. If you feel you are coming down with something, fill your ear cavities with 3% peroxide. Wait until the bubbling stops then do the other ear. Do this every two or three hours for a day and you will be pleasantly surprised. It is often enough to kill the bug completely.

    The first time I experienced this each ear bubbled for 45 mins. If there is nothing for it to attack the bubbling will stop.
    Again I thank you for posting this. A well written piece.

  5. victorymoon says:

    Tonight, after suffering since Saturday, it dawned on me. I am not just sick, I am ill, as in, almost flu. While I have been doctoring myself this week, I have not had positive results, from the usual methods, if I feel a cold coming on.
    My mind finally clicked about an hour ago; when I was in Durant, OK, last Thursday evening and Friday day, I noticed chemtrails over the area, while I was outside talking to a neighbor. I thought about them being there, yet, they did not register the way I am thinking about them now.
    For, the dis-ease, that came on so suddenly, on Saturday, with extreme headache, stabbing ear pain, glands swelling, fever and now, complete exhaustion and stuffed up head, was not something I had experienced since living in a house with Black Mold.
    I knew I was not in that environment, yet, the symptoms sure said I was.
    When I found this article tonight, I immediately picked up the bottle of peroxide, I was using for a pet with a wound, and poured some into the most affected ear.
    For over 15 mins it bubbled; when I stood up to get some more, it was the first time I was able to breathe through my nose in days.
    I say Thank You, first of all, for this site.
    I say Thank You, next, to the above poster, Rose, who mentioned the hydrogen peroxide.
    I work with essential oils and am also using Oregano, Rosemary, and Red Thyme and Tea Tree. I am diffusing them in water, on the stove, into the air.
    They work towards changing the growth patterns of molds and bacteria.
    I already feel some relief and am glad my mind finally wrapped around what I am experiencing.
    I knew it was not anything I had picked up; so glad I noted those patterns in the sky.

    I also experienced spray patterns over the area I live, in the country, north of Durant, this past year. I took photos. That time I stood out there to take the photos and then, after I took a few realized, what the heck am I doing out here in this mess?
    I got inside a bit late though; a day later I had a sore throat and stuffy head.
    Nothing like this though……..
    Again, Thanks!

  6. Larry M. Lynch Sr says:

    I was recently sprayed by crop dusters and have been weak to the point I have been in bed three days with severe headaches,joint pain,eyes hurting, and sensative to light, trouble breathing, cheast pain, severe sinus, I have a metalic taste in my mouth, blurred vision, chills,lack of appitite. Just fell like I have had all my energy sucked out of me. I have been afraid to drive and have trouble walking without staying near something to hold on to for fear of falling. I am going to go to the Hospital as soon as I can get a ride. Thank all of you for the insite on your symptoms. Larry M. Lynch Sr.

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