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From Vol. 30 No. 06
3/23/2006 - 4/5/2006

Watch the Skies

By Morgan Spencer

We humans are funny. If we feel removed from a direct negative impact, we may have empathy for the victims but that doesn’t mean we will stick our own necks out to effect the necessary change. By allowing ourselves to feel justified and comfortable, for instance, while our government destroys a whole city filled with so much life, like Fallujah, over “there,” we are setting ourselves up for the same level of apathy eventually raining down its misguided thinking upon our own lives.

On December 4, I woke up with a slight tickle—my tongue had a metallic taste to it. The upper part of my respiratory system was irritated and there was a lethargic feeling in the air.

There were others with similar respiratory problems. Friends. It was right after Katrina and folks were fed up with all the lies, deception and what looked like a trunk full of incompetence. But the lack of vitality I was experiencing removed me from wanting to care.

I decided to take my tea outside and enjoy the view. Sit back and enjoy the morning, the mountains, the little bit of ocean I have the good fortune to peek at through the Canyon. The sky. I watched the blueness and then…

The lines.


Photo taken in Topanga on December 4, 2005. Freshly made chemtrails, which do not disperse, make an “x.” To their right, a shorter, normal airplane contrail which dispersed within seconds.

Colored like clouds but not clouds, they extended as far in one direction as I could see, disappearing over the mountain and in the other direction. Toward the ocean they stopped, as if controlled by some kind of non-communicated logic. My thought was that they must be contrails, the natural condensation that sometimes follows planes at high altitude when the conditions are right, but then again, my chest still carried the weight of my infection and the powerfully lethargic energy that accompanied it.

What I was noticing that day and many days thereafter, I later found out, were what many have named “chemtrails,” as in “chemical trails.”

The following days I made a point of going out and observing our skies. I noticed days when the permanence of these trails would dominate the sky.

But what I found interesting was that alongside or through the lines that did not disperse were normal trails that were short and vanished completely in no more than a minute. These lines were freshly laid in plain sight by regular commercial airliners, at the same time of day, under the same conditions. Whatever they were, one thing was definite—one had nothing to do with the other.

I ran into a fellow at the Dead Horse Parking Lot who worked for the electrical company. As we looked at another line being layered in, he mentioned that both he and his brother who lived in Inglewood were talking just the other day and his brother mentioned that these kind of trails had to do with the government and weather.

Another thing I observed was that the trails weren’t in a typical aircraft lane but in fact were often laid parallel to each other, stopping abruptly when they reached the ocean. At times I noticed that the normal condensation trail still appeared after the chemtrails stopped. While the material just sprayed lingered, the contrail from that same aircraft would disappear.

I talked to another friend. His response was,”That’s just condensation trails. Check the science.”

The science, the science. I googled “chemtrail” and 185,000 sites came up. Several online sites claim that different tests have shown the chemtrails to be comprised of barium stearate, ethylene dibromide (EDB) and aluminum oxide.

Another friend passed on an article in the August 19, 2005 Las Vegas Tribune by Marcus K. Dalton []. Nevadans have been sighting the chemtrails, and reporting the mysterious symptoms.

”Especially disturbing for residents of heavily chemtrailed communities like Las Vegas is a ‘chemtrail sickness’ associated with heavy spray days leaving many stricken people complaining of the ‘flu’ and acute allergic reactions months after the flu season has ended. Upper and lower respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments remain unusually high in many spray areas, along with debilitating fatigue.”

The further I reached out the bigger it became. I was to discover that this event was not local or even national, but individuals were reporting the same events with similar symptoms globally. What kind of organization would be able to fund such an operation, and for what?

Some believe it has to do with weather modification.

In August of 1996, physicists Bernard Eastlund and Edward Teller, father of the H-Bomb, produced a white paper, “Weather is a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025.”

“We show that appropriate application of weather-modification can provide battle space dominance to a degree never before imagined,” it reads. “The technology is there waiting for us to pull it all together...involve[s] the creation of completely new weather patterns, attenuation or control of severe storms, or even alteration of global climate on a far-reaching and/or long-lasting scale...made-to-order weather, large scale climate modification, creation and/or control (or ‘steering’) of severe storms, lower atmospheric heating to increase atmospheric instability.”

By beaming up pulsating high powered electrical impulses you could lift the ionosphere. Beams are bounced off and targeted to different parts of the planet. This can be used for guidance systems, weather modification and missile destruction.

It’s also been suggested that electromagnetic signals whose frequency has been shown to affect the limbic system in the human brain, which manages emotions and mood , can be bounced off the ionosphere at targeted areas on earth. Some researchers have stated that mood management of human populations may be happening through these hidden EM frequencies (see

Bernard Eastlund’s original 1987 patent recommended the dispersing of large quantities of barium, an element purported to be dispersed within the chemtrails.

Nineteen years later these proposals have been incorporated into a joint project of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy called the High frequency Active Auroral Research Program [HAARP], based in Alaska.

HAARP’s official website [] defines the program and its goals:

“HAARP is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes.

“The HAARP program is committed to developing a world class ionospheric research facility consisting of:

•The ionospheric research instrument (IRI), a high-power transmitter facility operating in the HF frequency range. The IRI will be used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere for scientific study.

•A sophisticated suite of scientific (or “diagnostic”) instruments that will be used to observe the physical processes that occur in the excited region.”

But many have serious concerns about the manipulations within the upper atmosphere as discussed in the documentary “Holes in Heaven” [].

“The Earth is a web of interconnectedness,” asserts one of the concerned scientists in that film. “How do we know what we’re doing when we blast the upper atmosphere with a huge amount of energy?”

“HAARP is playing with the energy system of the Earth,” says another.

Another theorist feels that the chemtrails are part of an attempt to reduce global warming.

In 1997, Teller publicly outlined his proposal to use aircraft to scatter through the stratosphere millions of tons of electrically-conductive metallic materials, ostensibly to reduce global warming. Aluminum oxide was one of the elements purported to be present.

Two scientists working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base confirmed to the Ohio newspaper, Columbus Alive, that they were involved in aerial spraying experiments. One involved aluminum oxide spraying related to global warming and the other involved barium stearate and had to do with high-tech military communications.

As the days progressed I became more engrossed. I was already well beyond the disbelief that something so physically damaging could be going on over my head and we, like cattle, unaware, went about chewing on the things that seemed important to us. In fact, aluminum contributes to Alzheimer’s disease and contributes greatly to short-term memory loss, while barium is considered a carcinogen. It depletes the potassium in one’s system and contributes to muscle weakness and heart palpitations.

The Las Vegas Tribune describes ethylene dibromide as “a substance that has been an additive to gasoline and airplane fuels as well as a banned pesticide. Ethylene dibromide has been linked to kidney and liver damage and is an immunosuppressive and a lung irritant.”

Some feel that the the government is involved in secret human experimentation without the public consent.

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, internationally known public health author, in an interview posted on describes the effects of a possible ethylene dibromide “shower” as an assault on the human immune system.

“I believe the chemtrails are responsible for a chemical intoxication of the public, which would then cause a general immune suppression, low grade to high grade, depending on exposure. An immune dysfunction, which would then allow people to become susceptible to opportunistic infections.”

“Your liver gets full of toxins and comes out through your skin in rashes and they get hypoallergenic reactions associated with the other chemicals,” Horowitz continues. “So all of a sudden now, you realize that you’ve got a human being who is completely out of balance and infected by two, three or four microbial co-factors as well as intoxicated by a variety of different chemicals.”

Horowitz, a Harvard graduate who has served on the faculty at Harvard, Tufts Universities and the Lesley College Institute for the Arts and Human Development, believes that elements of the United States government are conspiring with major pharmaceutical companies to make large segments of the population sick.

If you have a public continually burdened with infection but well enough to continue to work, he argues, you have a public that is not only controlled but remains dependent upon you to survive.

It must be admitted that Horowitz’ views reference virtually every conspiracy theory ever concocted, from the omnipotent Freemasons to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. But is the idea of government and/or corporate manipulation of public health so far-fetched?

Organizations within the U.S. government have a history of experimenting on its uninformed public, in many cases leading to permanent physical damage and sometimes death. Many of these have been exposed and documented. “A History of Secret Human Experimentations” [] lists, among others, the Tuskegee Syphilis study of the 1930s, in which 200 black men diagnosed with syphilis were never told of their illness, and instead are used as human guinea pigs in order to follow the progression and symptoms of the disease. All died of a treatable illness.

In 1950 we learn from that same list, “in an experiment to determine how susceptible an American city would be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of bacteria from ships over San Francisco. Monitoring devices are situated throughout the city in order to test the extent of infection. Many residents become ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.

“In 1994, Senator John D. Rockefeller issued a report revealing that for at least 50 years the Department of Defense has used hundreds of thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used during the Gulf War.”

On the corporate side, Horowitz’ theory of the purposeful creation of a weakened population dependent on medications is not so dissimilar to what agricultural giant Monsanto has done to the farmer. By genetically splicing and patenting plants to only germinate if their own pesticides are sprayed on them, Monsanto creates a food economy dependent upon its chemical creations. And what happens when the pollen of a laboratory-developed grain is carried by an unsuspecting bee to a unsuspecting farmer’s field across the way and reproduces, as nature would have it? Monsanto can sue that farmer for stealing its patented product—and win.

Some court decisions have demanded from the farmer that he burn all the rich seed bank that has been passed down from generation to generation to his family. Or if he wishes to continue farming he can purchase the modified seed, and the Monsanto products necessary to further its cultivation.

In this way we are always beholden to return to the supplier for seeds or for drugs. A trend. A common trend. In the end, it is about a need that has always had a place in the human dilemma, in the already fragile structures of life. It casts insecurities as the lead characters and the main theme is its need for control. In the end somebody has made a decision above me that I have had no participation in.

Why has the phenomenon of chemtrails received so little publicity?

I tracked down a seasoned documentary maker who had worked for many years producing for several large media houses. She had a strong desire to get the story out and had done much research. She pitched her story to an older executive and she described his excitement and enthusiasm.

“Mind you, this was not just a casual contact, this was someone I had a well- seasoned working relationship with. I enthusiastically was told to call him the next day but I didn’t get through to him, and I haven’t been able to get through to him since. This thing is big!”

In a documentary by Clifford E. Carnicam [] a similar experience was recounted by Gwen Scott, a broadcast veteran of 30 years, working with ABC, CBS and ending up as an anchor for CNN. He describes approaching someone in the position of assigning the important stories.

“He was high on the idea, really high, and then overnight shut down. It’s unprecedented in my life. You have an entire planet now being covered with whatever by whoever and nobody’s even acknowledging it.”

It is hard to imagine that there are elements of our world that would be willing to allow something toxic to be placed in the air we breathe. There are some within our scientific community that continue to place discovery over life itself.

After all it was E.E. Slosson, who stated in the December 12, 1895, issue of the New York Independent, “A human life is nothing compared with a new fact in science...the aim of science is the advancement of human knowledge at any sacrifice of human life....We do not know of any higher use we can put a man to.”

And there are many in the business community who put profit over life itself.

The answer I have been longing for is the one that would cause us once again to question those who feel comfortable in exploring an “idea” over the physical health and well-being of an American public who, at this time, seems to be too asleep to notice the difference.

The words “National Security” should be changed to “National Transparency.” If that rock was lifted up, I believe that there would be enough information disclosed to keep us all entertained for some time. And perhaps in the end we would have enough information at our fingertips to actually stop counter-productive programs before they bring discomfort to us and further imbalance to our planet.

I encourage us all to look up and take note. As unbelievable as it may be the fact remains that it is legal for our government to experiment on its citizenry. In my mind, in a healthy democracy, the public is not a petri dish. The environment is most certainly not a test tube.

Morgan Spencer resides here in Topanga and is interested in documenting your personal reactions to this subject matter. Please forward your observations, thoughts, reactions to

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