The Government Is Not Spraying Us From The Sky

By Daniel Valverde on Sunday, February 16, 2014
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“You simply cannot invent any conspiracy theory so ridiculous and obviously satirical that some people somewhere don’t already believe it.” —Robert Anton Wilson,

In A Nutshell

“Chemtrail” is a name given to a stream emanating from aircraft in the air that is believed by many to be a secret chemical spraying program by the government. Although there are many varying reasons as to why we would be sprayed, conspiracy theories are normally confined to three main areas: weather modification, population control, and mass inoculation programs. There is no scientific evidence, however, to support any of these theories.

The Whole Bushel

The scientific community has been studying contrails since as early as 1919 and these trails of condensation are completely normal. These condensation trails occur when a high-powered engine burning jet fuel at a high temperature moves through an area of sky that has low vapor pressure and temperature resulting in a cloud.

As there can be many different air conditions, there can be different types of contrail. Some can stay straight and defined, while others dissipate quickly and form cirrus-like cloud cover.

Studies continue today to find how these man-made clouds impact the environment. It is unknown how contrails will affect the climate over the long term, but it is thought they may modify the balance between sunlight and infrared in the atmosphere and possibly the chemistry of the upper atmosphere.

Theorists claim that several chemical tests revealed that aluminum and barium have been sprayed from the sky. These are now known as the infamous “pond sludge” experiments. In reality, all the tests show is normal levels of the stated chemicals. It was since discovered that the experiments were often very badly performed. Soil and water, or sludge, was tested instead of water and although aluminum and barium were found, they were only present in expected amounts.

Similar phenomena were also recently featured on the SyFy show Joe Rogan Questions Everything. The show featured Mick West, a game programmer, writer, and debunker who currently runs websites including MetaBunk.org and ContrailScience.com. Being the front-running debunker on chemtrails and weoponized weather, West was brought in by Rogan to witness an experiment that was set up to prove that HAARP, a $30 million high-frequency ionosphere research facility in Gakona, Alaska, was creating (or at least had the ability to create) clouds and manipulate the weather.

Brooks Agnew, the scientist conducting the experiment, claimed that HAARP was heating up the vast layers of the ionosphere which West immediately beat down, saying “It would be as effective as throwing a hot rock into a river.” (The ionosphere is, of course, incredibly huge.)

Agnew continued to showcase his phase array experiment said to show the effect of HAARP. A water vapor–filled box with an electrical array inside was turned on, creating a static charge, and the cloud of water vapor began to rise and dissipate with Agnew insisting that “nothing was getting hot at all.” (Heat would naturally cause these effects on a small scale, but HAARP is known to use only radio waves. Therefore, if the experiment could be done without using heat, it could help prove HAARP’s secret function.)

When the experiment was over, Agnew presented the aluminium array to West to ensure there was no heat present in the box and that all the parts were indeed cool to the touch. West was still unconvinced and when he reached inside the box to feel the base plate, which Agnew did not list as a variable, he did find that it was indeed hot. West had clearly discovered that Agnew’s model was, in fact, heating water molecules in order to skew the experiment. Yet this is not how HAARP works.

Although the full level of HAARP’s research is classified, it is known that it uses high-frequency radio techniques to focus a pencil thin wave at the ionosphere, agitating an infinitesimal percentage of it. There is absolutely no heat present at ground level when it is working—further debunking Agnew’s experiment.

As the US Navy and Airforce helped fund HAARP in the early ’90s, it is thought that the array is more likely researching future developments in radio communications.

However, it is worth noting that weather manipulation known as “cloud seeding” is something that is possible and has been done by the American government. The most notable example of this is Operation Popeye—a cloud seeding operation during the Vietnam War designed to extend the monsoon season and flood the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a support and logistics route used in the war.

Clouds were seeded with silver iodide and the trail was turned to mud over 45 days of rainfall making it impassable.

Show Me The Proof

NASA: The Contrail Education Project
Metabunk: Debunked: Brooks Agnew
Chemtrails 911: Supporting Evidence (site from proponents of chemtrail conspiracy theories)
Weather Control: Project Popeye

  • Nathaniel A.

    Good bushel, I still don’t see how anybody could believe this. It is as the quote says, “ridiculous and obviously satirical”.

    • Dan Valverde

      Agreed. But there are still scientists all over the globe trying to prove it. Even ex-US Airforce whistle blowers! Craziness.

  • Hillyard

    Not news to anyone that doesn’t wear a tinfoil hat. Good article though, I liked the info about Agnew and West.

    • Dan Valverde

      Thank you for your feedback

    • inconspicuous detective

      know what i don’t understand? why if this is true (this one is directed toward conspiracy theorists) would the government invest so much time and effort into such a difficult, and very odd way to control the population? would it not just be easier to act like the soviets or nazis, and starve, murder, send away, imprison, or just aim their heavy weapons at our faces? c’mon now.

      • Hillyard

        Excellent point. If the government were doing this, I doubt that they would take the time/expense to be so subtle.

      • Mikey Godsey

        But, but…illuminatifreemasonnewworldorder.

        I know exactly what you mean. I’ve told some nuts that myself. We can’t even ship arms to rebels without getting caught, but there’s been a shadowy organization manipulating word affairs for hundreds of years?

        • inconspicuous detective

          to them, that people deny it is ironically exactly the proof they need to fuel the obsession. afterall, they know what’s really going on. if people deny it en masse, that just means that the government really is doing something and it’s working.

        • scyy

          I know this is an old thread but you need to do some reading. There absolutely is conspiracy that goes on between the people in the highest seats of power. Now whether these groups actually go back to the illuminati is completely in question but these things have been written about openly by reputable people. Just read Tragedy and Hope and The Anglo-American Establishment by Carroll Quigley as a starter.

          You’re being fooled by equating all conspiracy with insane ideas which makes you blind to the actual conspiracies that occur and make you brush off everything as “Oh those crazy tinfoil hat people.” It’s an old trick where you use facts but coat it in crazy like reptilians and the like and by doing this you make people that don’t read that far into it throw out the baby with the bath water. I mean the FBI even had an open program going on that did those exact type of things to political dissidents called COINTELPRO. Discredit the idea in the public’s eye and no matter how credible it was and people will just assume it’s wrong because it’s crazy.

          Human history is full of conspiracy and thirst for power since we’ve recorded history, do you really think times have changed in the last hundred years? If so I’ve got a bridge to sell you. You’re a fool if you think the global hegemony that has been coming forth for the last century is all by chance.

      • Micah Duke

        Well, you’re assuming that a simple explanation would sound appealing to a conspiracy theorist. There’s your problem.

  • Rijul Ballal

    Ha! clearly this is another government conspiracy. You’re not fooling me Obama!

    • Hillyard

      Quiet you fool!! You’ll have the NSA on us all.

      • lbatfish

        [Note: Selection of specific NSA cartoon was based on the eerie resemblance to an unnamed KN comments ringleader.]

        • Lisa 39

          We need another word with awesome, i just couldn’t say “suicide is awesome” this morning, i had to think if how ro work awesome in there, i vote for ‘horrible’, “being put in trial for suicide is horrible, especially if you’re still alive”,

  • Passin’ Through

    Is this article debunking a myth that no one believes?

    There have been a few articles like this recently. I’m not impressed.

    • Dan Valverde

      The reason I wrote this article is because of the vast number of people that do believe in chemtrails.

    • Micah Duke

      You can Google “chemtrail” for millions of results. It’s not even just an American conspiracy theory: The people of Cyprus are currently getting worked up about chemtrails. Pretty extreme number of people for something that is literally just water.

      http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/02/14/chemtrail-controversy-wont-go-away/

      • rincewind

        When they appear here in the UK at Christmas time, I tell the kids that they are trails left by Santa’s sleigh. How can I tell the innocent little darlings the horrible truth?

      • Dan Valverde

        Thank you for the link

    • Joseph

      A lot of people do believe this.

      • Passin’ Through

        A lot of conspiracy theorists maybe, but not the general non-idiotic population.

  • Lisa 39

    I heard a conspiracy theory guy on the radio say that the chemtrails are being put there so we can’t see what the aliens are doing.

  • ClementinaFennelly

    I have many doubt about the Government spraying us from the sky .
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inexpensive-Way-To-Shed-Kilos/515928108525951

  • Pawesl

    When I was a child every time I saw one of those chemtrails I thought it was someones birthday because in movies whenever you saw sky writing it was for special occasions. Obviously not realizing that there are billions of people in the world and everyday is always going to be someones birthday.

  • Jhale

    How does this disprove anything??? In fact, the last point essentially proves to me that chemtrails are indeed capable of weather manipulation as I feared, why should we consider this as something that is highly irrational and superstitious???

  • Timothy53

    Sometimes you can be so open minded that your brains fall out.

  • Wolf

    Notice how the article doesn’t really debunk anything. No names or dates of people doing the barium testing. The best evidence is Joe Rogan? What about the people who have been fired for merely seeing the tanks on board the planes. What about the pictures of chemicals coming from spray nozzles on the wings and not near the engines? Why are these chemtrails often in crisscross patterns like a checker board? Is the government just making pretty patterns with contrails? The Russian government ( who also has an array like HAARP) published a paper on weather modification and claimed it could be used to clear smog from major cities. How about all the patents on weather modification? Look it up! There are more questions that have to be answered. This is the second article I’ve read on Knowledgenuts. They should call this site Strawmannuts, because misrepresenting a position and then debunking fits that definition.

  • Justin

    I’d love to believe this is ridiculous ‘ obviously satirical but patents were filed in 2009 for aluminum resistant seeds. & people have collected samples of rain water in jars. Aluminum, Barium & Strontium, and not at “normal levels” – what exactly is a normal level of any heavy metal when they now pervade every part of our lives & world? Throw in some fluoride. You can put your head in the sand. They are monopolizing the worlds food supply. It’s not weather control – they just spray b4 it rains.

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  • bariola

    You still dismiss the observational evidence of MILLIONS of people, especially those oldsters like myself who know with absolute 100% certainty that the filling of our skies with “persistent contrails” on a GLOBAL basis, consistently throughout the year on a nearly daily basis is indeed a new phenomenon.

    I don’t know the purpose of this global aerosol spraying program, but our fearless leaders have not asked the public’s permission to dose it or even admitted that it is happening. Then again, this government has blown up nukes in the Van Allen Belt (just to see what would happen), gave our soldiers depleted uranium ammo in Iraq, murdered half a million Iraqi children under both Bush Sr. and Clinton via economic sanctions, has conducted unethical medical experiments on American citizens up until the (at least) the 70′s (as the Church Commission found out), sees nothing wrong with GMO’s (and not telling us what foods are GMO’s and what are not), allows all of the mega-banks free reign to repeatedly launder billions in drug cartel money (not a single CEO has seen a minute in jail) and has supported brutal dictators around the world.

    But yes, anyone who thinks our government is not looking out for our best interests and possibly, might actually try to hurt us, is one of those crazy “conspiracy theorists.” Yes, Big Brother cares about you.

    http://csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1200679/

    http://www.alternet.org/investigations/sick-government-sprayed-radioactive-chemicals-poor-people-science-experiment-study

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/weapon-secret-testing/

    http://www.businessinsider.com/army-sprayed-st-louis-with-toxic-dust-2012-10

    http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/an-extensive-list-of-patents/

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  • Kenneth Oates

    I dont know if planes are sparying this crap now but there are patents for this exact thing. Also the military sparayed these exact chemicals on unknowing citizens and this was over 30 years ago. After reading this I went to google and usedwords “chemtrail patents” and “military spraying chemicals on public”, scary.