16 April 2011
Yes Indeed, I’m in on The Big Conspiracy!
Posted by Dan Satterfield
I want you to read an email I received this week. Trust me this is a good one, and please note I have removed the email address because I do not want to be accused of making fun of this person. Meteorologists (on and off air) along with many scientists in atmospheric or related Earth science fields get these kind of letters fairly frequently.
Normally, I would never write a post on something like this, but this “chemtrail” craziness is spreading fairly fast and I’ve now had several of them. Read the email and see if you can guess what they are talking about?
(Edited to remove links and some of the longer ramblings)
From: xxxxx [[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:14 AM
Subject: Weatherman, Raytheon, NOAA, HAARP, US AIRFORCE, – Chemtrails they know!
Chemtrails: There’s An App For That
Posted on March 23, 2011<h
ttp://www.nacom/blogs/wondering/2/ by Zxxx
Yep! happens in North Alabama – I document it. too! What’s up DAN the man at WHNT – and RAYTHEON.
Wanna know when the chemtrails are coming? Check your phone and look at the forecast.
Yes, the “weatherman” is in on it, folks, and they know the spray days. All to make it look “natural”.
See for yourself
I checked my phone for the weather while walking under a clear blue sky in San Diego this morning. Sure enough, that nasty filmy cloud was over the sun on my iphone weather page.
Probably gonna be chemtrails today.
We’ve had nice clear skies for partial days with the rains and wind clearing the air. We may have more moisture coming later but too often this stringy cloud over the sun foretells chemtrails.
They haven’t been able to spray for days so I know they’re itching to get their levels back up, so I decided to document it.
Today at 10:30 am it looked like this:
Nice. On the horizon just over the ocean, the natural look is a darkish haze from the pollution in the area. When that is white, it’s usually a bank of chemtrails coming in, unless it’s a real front, which is much less frequent.
2 hours later I checked outside at 12:30, and this crap is over our heads. It even has that telltale evil HAARPed out pattern as well.
Wonder if they’ve fired it up to bring on a California quake? These only appear periodically, but they do appear, sometimes also displaying the rainbow colors but always in an odd shape.
But keep looking–they’ll often separate out and you’ll see the chemicals dispersing at different rates force the chemtrails to give themselves away for the death dealing crap that they are.
They don’t spray during windy days over about 25mph, although they do spray above clouds, snow and rain. Just wait for a break in the clouds and check for the trails.
Here along the coast we’ll have coastal fog and it’ll clear to an absolute mess they’ve been spewing for hours. (coastal fog clearing lower left)
So, the weatherman is in on it
Raytheon reports the weather for NOAA through its Advanced Weather Information Processing System. Source<http
All weather forecasting and reporting is now routed through this central Raytheon system. No wonder the weatherman won’t say a peep about chemtrails and they so often don’t even show up on TV radar–it’s doctored. Chemtrails and their cover up is a concerted, military controlled effort. More on Raytheon, HAARP, Chemtrails and the Weather
Raytheon is the same corporation, at a standoff with Northrop Grumman,
who runs the US Air Force’s federal jetliner aerosol programs for military radarweapons
conductivity enhancement, which is openly stated as “global warming
runs the weather for NOAA through Raytheon Information Services’ AWIPS (Advanced
Weather Information Processing System) computers, in direct link with their UAV
weather modification units and radar weaponry systems programs. NOAA gave
them over $300 million for this currently active, 10-year project.
These are nasty people, mad military fake scientists experimenting with our planet and its people.
Keep exposing them. The darkness cannot stand the light.
Have you figured it out? Maybe the picture at the right will help. What, you say, that’s just a jet contrail, I see them everyday! Oh no, it is actually government mind control! They are actually special chemicals being sprayed out of planes to do all kinds of bad things to us and apparently I’m in on the big conspiracy!
Ok, I admit it; the money was just too good to pass up and they gave me pills that make me immune to it. I secretly “doctor the radar” everyday (it just takes a few minutes) when no one is looking. What’s so bad about fluoride in drinking water and a one world government anyhow? Try it, you might find that it is not too bad after all!
Seriously though, is this just harmless foolishness or is it a benign form of mental illness? I am curious as to how people can become so convinced of something like this. I don’t know the answer, but I’m open to any thoughtful replies.
These people’s letters and emails go unanswered, but is this the right thing to do? Would it not be perhaps better if someone told them “to quit acting like a nut-ball and turn off talk radio because you are losing touch with reality!”
If there is someone with expertise in Psychology reading this, I would greatly value your opinion, and so would many of my fellow meteorologists/astrophysicists and astronomers who seem to get the bulk of these kind of things. Be careful before you criticise them too much, because a lot of people believe things there is not a shred of evidence for (and a mountain of evidence saying otherwise). A good example is the common belief by millions that the Earth is only 6,000 years old!
Don’t even get me started on astrology or magic power bracelets!
I wonder if the people who wrote to you were simply immune to the effects of the Government Mind Control drugs being distributed. Of course, the rest of us don’t see the conspiracy, since we are controlled.
They say it’s bad luck to believe in superstition, but I’m OK, we Scorpios, don’t.
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Hello. I left living in Ogden, Utah several years ago because of what others call Chemtrails. I grew up near an Air Force Base and jets do not leave any trails in the sky that last for hours and spread out as straight line clouds.
Please Google Chemtrails and see the pictures for yourself.
Yes they do last for hours. Every day, and have since the beginning of the jet age. The laws of physics are real. They are just jet contrails.
Yes, they do last for hours.
Dan, have you blogged about jet trails before? Perhaps you could do a blog entry on the physics of jet contrails and the atmospheric conditions in which they form. I think all of your readers would enjoy the science lesson.
In the works. but it may be a few days. I am presenting at a seminar on climate change in Oklahoma this Saturday. I may have it done before the end of the week though.
I’ve been running into chemtrail conspiracy folks on a regular basis on various forums for a few years now. Some of them, the letter you printed for example, are probably from people who are unstable. You’ll never be able to convince them otherwise and there is no point trying. You want them to forget they’ve written to you (they write to many people), and you don’t want them getting fixated on you, which they will do if you respond.
Others just don’t know any better, and are open to contrary evidence providing it comes in a non-threatening manner. Laughing, mocking at their lack of knowledge, stomping on their religious beliefs or political ideologies, will just entrench them in their beliefs even further. In fact, as Chris Mooney writes over on Mother Jones (and I think cross-posted on Joe Romm’s ClimateProgress), the more evidence against their beliefs, the more they will hang onto their beliefs.
I think you have to go on a case by case basis. If I received that letter I’d ignore it. He or she sounds unbalanced. Wendy, in the comments, though may be open to evidence gently presented. A longer letter from her might show where she lies…but again at the risk of having a possible unstable person remember you and getting angry with you.
I agree Daniel, and I almost did not do the post (Probably should not have actually) because it’s a lose, lose situation. That said i think it is important to realize that there are thousands of these people and their numbers seem to be growing. I suspect this kind of thing increases dramatically in times of economic stress of fast societal/technological change.
I read Chris Mooney’s book and his article and it was very good. Gentle persuasion is likely to be as much a failure as trying to confront their ideology with facts. I suspect that those with strongly authoritarian personalities are most susceptible and the better the education the more immunity one has. Theses kind of irrational beliefs have their basis in fear (founded or unfounded).
It’s so nice to see an intelligent person commenting about these insane topics. Of course it will do no good my friend. According to some people the world is still flat. Yet is nice to see that there is some sanity left in this world. Thank you for your humorous take on the topic.
In my opinion our whole global society is a little crazy due to our competitive social structure that tends to promote personal ego and power.
The rise of science has also produced a huge information glut that has in no way been consolidated into a concise world view that can be proven and accepted by everyone.
Thus, we all operate on partial information that skews our view of the Universal picture. When you add that to the power seeking public figures, who in general are not scientific minded, which are trying to lead the world by their own twisted beliefs, you end up with a world of people more confused than educated with facts.
This is part of a pattern