’s Lies About Chemtrails/ Geo-engineering Exposed

By Clare Swinney, M.Sc. (Hons)

And science, we should insist, better than any other discipline, can hold up to its students and followers an ideal of patient devotion to the search for objective truth, with vision unclouded by personal or political motive. – Sir Henry Hallett Dale  Sillybeliefs sillybeliefs, a website based in New Zealand, has been living up to its name by showing its authors have silly beliefs.  While the site brazenly states in its top banner ‘Support Science Not Superstition,’ and it mentions on the site it exists as an attempt ‘to turn the tide. To stop the ‘dumbing down of society” it clearly serves other purposes and in the process, it gives science a bad name.  It does so by exhibiting a callous disregard for the public by falsely claiming verifiable phenomena are merely figments of peoples’ imaginations.   Fortunately, however, some of its fallacious claims can be readily invalidated, as this article will show.

This article focuses on the section on chemtrails, which is titled ‘Chemtrails – Death From Above?,’  and authored by a person or people who wish/wishes to remain anonymous, which in itself is odd given the ‘Support Science Not Superstition,’ banner.  A genuinely scientific approach aims for transparency, openness and accountability, not concealment and obfuscation.

Unconventionally, the article, ‘Chemtrails – Death From Above?’ includes the supposed authors’ names  at the bottom: “John L. Ateo,    Rachel C.”   It does not state that these are pseudonyms or false names, however ‘C’ is obviously not a surname and the name ‘Ateo’ could not be found in New Zealand’s Telecom whitepages.  Consequently, a search was conducted using ‘’ and this was found to be registered to a John Neil Counsell of Invercargill whose home address was listed as the “organization address.”   Counsell was also named as the’s “admin” at the time of writing.   Thus, I phoned Counsell, who is a former electrician, listed on the 2011 Invercargill Electoral Roll as a ‘technician’.  He claimed that he was not involved in the writing of the website’s contents and said he had offered to put his name on it, so those involved did not have “to be bothered with phone calls like this.”

Needless to state Counsell is complicit in activities even though he says he does not want to be held accountable for the website’s contents.   In addition, he said he was not willing to provide the names of those involved as “they did not want to be bothered.”   No one wants to be held accountable for, which is hardly surprising given the malicious content on this website.

For starters refers to those who know about chemtrails/ geo-engineering as “chemtrail nutters.”  This ad hominem attack approach is designed to appeal to people’s feelings or prejudices, rather than their intellects and is a tactic used repeatedly in the article, which supposedly digs into the issue of chemtrails/ geo-engineering, but barely puts the spade into the ground.   For instance, under the heading ‘What evidence is there for chemtrails?’ it erroneously claims:   There are many Internet websites dedicated to alerting the public to the dangers of chemtrails, offering numerous photos and videos of nebulous trails in the sky. But of course it’s very easy to take these photos when in most cases chemtrails are indistinguishable from real contrails or real clouds.”

This statement is easily invalidated.  At the time of writing there were 16,400,000 entries at Google under the search terms ‘YouTube’  and ‘chemtrails.’  sillybelief sillybeliefs

Evidence of  Aerosol Trails

Anyone who has reasonable eyesight and prepared to spend fifteen or so minutes examining a sample of videos will see that one can readily disprove the claim that the trails are “nebulous,” which means ‘hazy, vague or indistinct,’ and “indistinguishable from real contrails or real clouds.”   Good examples of chemtrails, which are more correctly referred to as ‘aerosol trails,’ can be found at

Aerosol trails linger, sometimes for hours and can spread out to form cloud-like material.  Condensation trails from jet aircraft normally fade away within a minute.  Plus, there are other means by which one can readily distinguish aerosol trails from ‘contrails’ or condensation trails, including that a proportion of the aerosol trails have undulations at regular intervals along the bottom edge, suggesting that pumps may be being used to eject the particulate matter. Here are excellent examples of such undulations in photos that were taken in Stratford, Taranaki in March, 2010.

Furthermore, some planes have aerosol delivery devices along a large portion of the trailing edge of the wings, making it an impossibility for their wide trails to be mere condensation trails.  See an example of this video here.  Note also that the trail stops and starts, indicating that an aerosol delivery device is being turned off and on.

[Updated] Here is a more recent example of aerosol trails coming from the wings.  This was from a twin propeller aircraft, named a Dash 8, that was filmed while flying over Christchurch, New Zealand and filmed by Aaron Duncan on June 6th, 2014.  This evidence also clearly demonstrates that these substantial trails can not be condensation trails, as they are not emanating  from the engines, but from the wings. 

The site misleadingly states: “Swinney (and others) also refer to chemtrails as ‘STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOL GEOENGINEERING’, which give them a real pseudoscientific ring.”     The truth of the matter is that the term is used by academics and governments,  who refer to the injection of aerosol particulates into the stratosphere as this.    Note that what people typically refer to as “chemtrails” are sprayed into the troposphere and were referred to as an ‘exotic weapon’ in HR-2977.    Chemtrails should not be confused with stratospheric aerosol geoengineering as defined by the Royal Society to mitigate global warming with solar radiation management in the stratosphere.


Furthermore, deceives its readers under the heading: ‘What evidence is there for chemtrails?’  There is no mention of the historical evidence, nor of the burgeoning body of scientific evidence related to chemtrails/geo-engineering.   For instance,  fails to mention that chemtrails were used by the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War to induce rain along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  This rainmaking story was on the front page of the New York Times in 1972 and on TV on the History Channel.  It also fails to state that on October the 2nd, 2001, Rep. Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced the Space Preservation Act of 2001 – HR 2977, which called for the elimination of ‘exotic weaponry’ from space, including weather-modifying weapons such as ‘chemtrails.’  While this Act was amended and the term ‘chemtrails’ removed, the original which shows this technology exists, is on the Congressional Record.  In addition, similarly fails to refer to the fact that the BBC, ITV, and the UK Guardian revealed that vast swathes of the UK population were sprayed with zinc cadmium sulfide from planes between 1955 and 1963.  Cadmium is known to be harmful to human health and some of those who lived in areas that were heavily sprayed have attributed their development of cancers to this spraying.  This is particularly important evidence for it proves that unwitting citizens were sprayed with a harmful compound by governments on a large scale, yet this was concealed from the public for decades.   This demonstrates that chemtrails being used to negatively effect peoples’ health is not a wild conspiracy theory, as those at would have its readers believe, but reality.

In addition, while the site poses the question: “…do chemtrail proponents provide solid evidence that chemtrails aren’t contrails, and that they are made of harmful chemicals rather than water vapour?”  it blatantly lies to its readers by claiming: “No, they don’t.”    An investigation by a KSLA news team in 2008 found substances falling to earth from a high altitude aerosol trail contained high levels of barium (6.8 ppm) and lead (8.2 ppm), in conjunction with trace amounts of other chemicals including arsenic, chromium and cadmium.  Watch the KSLA news story here. 

Disturbingly, rainwater, snow and air tests for over a decade have revealed that chemicals are being disseminated into the atmosphere, including strontium, barium and aluminium.  In 2001, highly respected researcher, Clifford Carnicom of, who made the ground-breaking documentary ‘Aerosol Crimes’ about chemtrails, reported finding “extraordinary levels of metallic particulates” within rainwater samples.Springer1

Dane Wigington

Likewise, the founder of,   Dane Wigington of Shasta County, California has found there are massive and ever increasing quantities of the exact heavy metals called for in numerous geo-engineering patents in all of the samples he has had tested by a state certified laboratory.  Listen to an interview with Dane Wigington, (September 1st, 2012). asks, “Who is doing the spraying?”  but insults peoples’ intelligence by employing misleading claims to ridicule chemtrail/ aerosol trail spraying/geo-engineering proponents, including by referring to a belief by some in shape-shifting reptilian aliens.   If had been genuine about employing a scientific approach, then why did its author/authors not refer to the evidence regarding commercial aircraft spraying aerosols?  So too evidence related to military aircraft spraying chemtrails/aerosols?   And why did they not mention that Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates have funded geo-engineering?  This information is available in the mainstream media.

John P. Holdren

Why did they not mention that numerous universities and government agencies have been conducting studies in the field of geo-engineering for years?   Why did they not mention that Obama’s Science Advisor, John P. Holdren said in 2009 that he is open to geo-engineering being used to combat “climate change”?

Also, they failed to refer to the document entitled Geoengineering: Workshop on Unilateral Planetary Scale Geoengineering, in which the Council on Foreign Relations proposes different methods of reflecting sunlight back into space, which include adding small reflecting particles in the upper part of the atmosphere and adding more clouds in to the lower part of the atmosphere.

Similarly, the section on “Who is doing the spraying?” left out mention of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, created in 1989 with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Science and managed by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research.  An ARM program, Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC) is aimed at measuring “cloud simulations” and “aerosol retrievals.”


JFK on Weather Control at 1961 UN General Assembly

The US Air Force published a paper titled ‘Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025,’ in 1996 and as the documentary ‘Why In The World Are They Spraying?   indicates that the weather is currently being modified around the globe using aerosol trails/ chemtrails.   Did leave its readers completely in the dark because if it doesn’t exist at, it’s not a ‘fact’?


Personal Attacks Against Clare Swinney Made On

There are a variety of attacks against myself and misleading comments made about me in ‘ChemtrailsDeath From Above?’   While my phone number is listed at and an email address provided for me on the Northland NZ Chemtrails Watch website, I did not receive a phone call, nor an email from the person/people who wrote the article.  Therefore, his/her/their claims about my motivations and beliefs are not based on research, as a reasonable approach would ensure, but rather on an inappropriately introspective approach for a site which claims to support science.  For example:

“Clare Swinney’s personal claim to fame seems to be that she ‘wrote for ‘Investigate Magazine’ from 2000-2005′, which to us is just further evidence that her grasp on reality is rather tenuous. Not that she didn’t write for ‘Investigate’, the magazine run by Christian fundamentalist Ian Wishart, but that the implication is that this experience might have made her a believable investigative journalist.” presented no concrete evidence to support their slanderous claim that I have a tenuous grasp on reality and its author or authors imply they know what my motivations were when I stated I wrote for Investigate from 2000-2005.  Also, although it is in the public arena, the authors neglected to mention I have a M.Sc. (Hons), which would indicate I possess a rather good grasp on reality.

The site was incorrect when it stated: “And while happy to mention her time at ‘Investigate’ magazine, for some reason Swinney seems reluctant to reveal that she has since been writing for ‘UNCENSORED’ magazine..” 

Unlike the author/authors of the ‘Chemtrails -Death From Above?’ for, I have used my real name in full on all of my articles for Uncensored magazine.   Plus, Google: ‘Clare Swinney Uncensored’ and one will find numerous entries, including one of my most widely read articles that was posted on major alternative news sites,  including, that mentions I wrote for Uncensored.  See the evidence here: Held In A Psychiatric Ward & Called Delusional For Saying 9/11 Was An Inside Job’.

World Trade Centre Building 7 fell at close to free fall speed on 9/11.   It was demolished and is one of numerous pieces of evidence which exposed the official story of 9/11 as a fraud. also referred to my “9/11 conspiracy theories,” without specifying what they were. These related to the attacks of September 11th, 2001 being orchestrated/perpetrated by some officials inside the US Administration, not by Osama bin Laden and 19 Arab hijackers.   The article neglected to mention that evidence has shown that my beliefs were correct. Thanks to documentaries such as Confronting the Evidence, 9/11: Blueprint For Truth The Architecture of Destruction,  Loose Change: Final Cut,  9/11 The Road To Tyranny and 9/11 In Plane Sight many people across all walks of life are now aware of the evidence which shows that the official story of 9/11 is a fraud.  Indeed, an interview with Jesse Ventura on Piers Morgan on the 17th of September, 2012 indicated that those who believe the official story of 9/11 are now in the minority.  Click on link to watch excerpts of this Jesse Ventura interview.

In regard to my “9/11 conspiracy theories” attempted to undermine my reputation by stating Ian Wishart, the editor of Investigate magazine, (who promoted the official story of 9/11), was distancing himself from me.   One of the reasons I stopped writing for this magazine and moved to the so-called “alternative media,” was because I knew the official story of 9/11 was a fraud and did not wish to write for a publication that did not acknowledge this. sillybelief sillybeliefs sillybeliefs

Investigate magazine’s editor did acknowledge the existence of aerosol trails/chemtrails though and failed to address this fact.   In one of the first issues of Investigate, the December 2000 issue, there was the article titled: ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky,’  written by Canadian chemtrail researcher, William Thomas.  Also, one of the Investigate magazine cover stories in 2002 was an article regarding weather modification technology, (including cloud seeding/chemtrails), titled: ‘Global Storming – America’s New Weapon.’   The cover photo was of an aircraft spraying a pinky-orange-coloured chemtrail. SONY DSC

The article on chemtrails has a section regarding the Christchurch earthquakes, where it is stated incorrectly: “Evidently, according to Swinney it was an evil government…”  This is not true, I have not stated I believe the Christchurch earthquakes were due to an “evil government.”  My website, Northland NZ Chemtrails Watch has referred to the many ‘coincidences’ associated with the earthquakes in a rational fashion, and included information from journalist Ben Vidgen regarding the technology linked to earthquake production that is in New Zealand. 

To conclude, as is typical for a disinformation site, engages in a range of personal attacks, rather than dealing with hard evidence, in an attempt to prevent a rational and complete examination of evidence that will expose its writers as dishonest and deceitful.   Their approaches are nothing new.  Where the crime involves a high-level conspiracy,  followed by an attempt to conceal what really went on behind the scenes from the public,  such as the attacks of 9/11, 7/7 and chemtrails/ geo-engineering, for example,  invariably a disinformation campaign is initiated against people who attempt to expose the truth.   While mainstream media channels, mainstream newspapers and propaganda-based websites engage in a variety of tactics to suppress the truth, thankfully people are waking up and turning to alternative media sites for their information. Once you do your own research, the truth becomes apparent and you can recognise sites like for what they are.


Rosalind Peterson Presents at 2007 UN Session on “Global Warming” About Geo-engineering

‘What In The World Are They Spraying?’ 2010 Full length documentary

Why In The World Are They Spraying?’ 2012 Full length documentary

Weather Warfare Explained

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About Clare Swinney

Interested in what is genuinely going on, not in the disinformation promoted as "truth" by the corrupt mainstream media. Please keep an open mind and do your own research. M.Sc. (Hons) from Auckland University.
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16 Responses to’s Lies About Chemtrails/ Geo-engineering Exposed

  1. shaun laughton. says:

    facts facts and yet more facts, great article, i would not want to get into an argument with this lady, i think i would loose………

    • Thank-you for your support Shaun. The article could have been a lot longer given all the misleading information in the article on chemtrails, but I stuck to the basics. I have included many links to evidence to enable people to validate the claims I have made for themselves.

      • shaun laughton. says:

        Yes, very useful links. I’m trying to get as much proof as possible to convince my family and friends that I might not actually be a nut job. It’s like smacking my head against a wall so far, as I’m sure you know. If I can nail them down to a chair for long enough to show them some of your well documented stuff I might just get somewhere, thank you for your work…..

      • Well done for attempting to wake people up Shaun. I am sorry it is not been easy for you. Actually, I don’t have too much trouble convincing people about chemtrails/geo-engineering as I have copies of the DVDs of ‘What in the World Are They Spraying?’ and ‘Why in the World Are They Spraying?’ to hand out to people. If you wish, email your address to clareswinney @ and I will send you copies. The evidence on DVD will break through your family’s brainwashing.

      • louisa Young says:

        awesome links thanks Clare

  2. ed slaughter says:

    Dear Fellow ACTIVISTS, I have been documenting these trails for about a decade. Thousands of pictures for the past ten years, from Atlanta Georgia, right off my deck. As the Sun started to come up one morning, I noticed all these strange lines in the sky just in front of the SUN. And I’ve been taking pic’s since. They started in front of the sun for hours then I noticed, they were getting brazen, and covering the whole sky, I’ve been watching them ever since. Need any help from the East Coast? ET Slaughter

    • Thank-you for sharing your experiences Ed and for you offer of help. You have helped by leaving a comment regarding your observations. If you have not already, watch ‘Why In The World Are They Spraying?’

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  4. HD says:

    Thanks for all your work Clare and for taking the time to write this article. It would be good to know who is really behind Sillybeliefs. For example: the NZ govt in the past has been exposed as using a PR firm masquerading as ordinary members of the public, to spread certain points of view. I believe that large corporations do this regularly also. The fact that Sillybeliefs has spent this much time and effort trying to discredit you, Clare, shows that someone must consider you a threat of some kind. Which shows how important the work you are doing is. After all, you don’t kick a dead dog, as the saying goes. Please keep up the good work on behalf of the rest of us.

  5. Robyn Hembry says:

    Clare you are an amazing person, never stop what you are doing. Thank you for your unbelievable efforts under extraordinary circumstances. Robyn

  6. Pat says:

    Excellent work! Clare, you have obviously put a lot of thought into it and have presented some very good arguments and hard evidence. Your article is very persuasive and full of convincing facts so I intend using it to try to wake up a few genuine souls who are truly looking for answers. Wish me luck!

  7. Marian says:

    Whoever the person is that denies chemtrails are real in the “Silly Beliefs” website has obviously not done their homework, or perhaps they are aware,but have ulterior motives for misleading the public.
    I have been observing the skies here in North Canterbury for five years,and have noticed with growing concern a variety of unusual phenomena occurring in conjunction with chemtrails being sprayed. I have shared many photos of chemtrails, artificial cloud,sundogs,sun haloes,polymer filaments, “chemcloud iridescence”, moon haloes, unnaturally bright red sunrises and sunsets, “cloud” with straight edges and sharp corners and more, in various locations on the internet,including this website eg:
    As a grandparent I’m old enough to know the difference between natural and unnatural skies. It’s the future of all the children and grandchildren that I am most concerned about if this dangerous geoengineering is not stopped.

  8. will says:

    Fantastic work Clare. So inspiring to see your determination to get to the real agenda behind these disinfo agents, posing as presenting unbiased scientific truth. Their lies will be exposed for all to see, along with all the others who have tried to cover up this blatant evil being done daily to our skies. Well done. Great to be part of such a committed network of like minded souls who are working so hard to get the truth out on all levels.

  9. tobias996 says:

    Thank you Claire, you’re an amazing lady and getting so much out to people on the subject of weather modification. I have passed this link on to many people and people are waking up all over NZ every day. Well done!!

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