- By William Thomas Source:
Lycos Environment News Service
- SEATTLE, Washington (ENS) - U.S. Air Force aerial tankers may be causing
and seeding clouds to modify the weather. The condensation trails and chemicals
spread by these aircraft could be what is making some people sick in Tennessee,
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana,
Oklahoma, Washington state and California.
- 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
- 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,
- 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 ENS that the
sticky substance "melts in your hands" and "adheres to whatever
- Farmer 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 system."
- 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 coordinated 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 several years been using phased
array antennas to steer powerful beams of tightly-focused radio waves "to
stimulate," 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 with this reporter, 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."
- Within 30 years, the Air Force foresees
using Weather Force Support Elements with "the necessary sensor and
communication capabilities to observe, detect, and act on weather-modification
requirements to support U.S. military objectives" by using "using
airborne cloud generation and seeding" techniques being developed
today, the 1996 Air Force report says.
- But on its HAARP website, the U.S. Navy
says, "The HAARP facility will not affect the weather. Transmitted
energy in the frequency ranges that will be used by HAARP is subject to
negligible absorption in either the troposphere or the stratosphere - the
two levels of the atmosphere that produce the earth's weather. Electromagnetic
interactions only occur in the near-vacuum of the rarefied region above
about 70 km known as the ionosphere."
- Still, according to the Air Force's 1996
report, other routine weather-modification missions will deploy "cirrus
shields" formed by the chemical contrails of high-flying aircraft
"to deny enemy visual and infrared surveillance."
- When it is completed, the HAARP antenna
array will consist of 180 antennas on a total land area of about 33 acres.
The final facility will have a total transmitter power of about 3,600 kilowatts.
When the HAARP facility is completed, the transmitter will be able to produce
approximately 3.6 million watts of radio frequency power, the HAARP website
states. The Air Force says HAARP transmitters have been designed to operate
"very linearly so that they will not produce radio interference to
other users of the radio spectrum."
- Farmer guesses that besides its obvious
tactical military applications, aerial-seeding of contrail-clouds aligned
in HAARP's characteristic grid-patterns could be part of a secret U.S.
government initiative to address the global weather crisis brought about
by atmospheric warming.
- The aircraft spraying that has sickened
Americans across the country may not be confined to the United States.
On August 11, 1998, "USA Today" reported dozens of residents
of Quirindi, Australia "swearing they saw cobwebs fall from the sky"
after unidentified aircraft passed overhead.