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    Chemtrails: Global dimming vs. global warming?

    By Hal McKenzie

    It was New Year's Day, 2004, and most people were enjoying the day off or nursing hangovers from midnight celebrations. At least in central Georgia, however, certain intrepid pilots and aircrews were on the job from early morning until late afternoon, weaving trails of white vapor from horizon to horizon across the clear blue sky.

    As the day wore on, the blue sky was obscured by a patchy white veil as the trails crisscrossed the sky forming X's, crosses and crosshatches, slowly widened and dissipated until they became part of the cloud pattern. It was just another chemtrail day, like so many others that have been seen for the last eight years across the United States and around the world.

    Chemtrails is the name given to a phenomenon that occurs in plain sight almost every day throughout the world and apparently involves enormous resources in aircraft, personnel and materials, and yet is unknown to the general public, denied by the Federal Aviation Administration and the military, and ignored by the mainstream media. Many observers, especially in the UFO community, assert that it is a government program to spray tiny particles of aluminum oxide in the atmosphere to deflect the sun's rays in an attempt to reduce global warming. Government spokesmen insist that it is merely condensation from passing aircraft, called contrails, or jets dumping fuel.

    Contrails, however, occur higher up in the atmosphere, are shorter in length and quickly dissipate. Chemtrails usually go from horizon to horizon, persist for hours and are seen far from commercial jet lanes. They form crosshatches, X's and even circles that do not conform to regular air traffic patterns.

    This writer, on a flight into Washington D.C., observed one close by out a window as the jet came in for a landing at Dulles airport. The pure white, puffy trail was squarish on the cross-section, like an attenuated cotton bale. It did not look like it could have been produced by moisture condensing off a plane's wing.