By William Thomas with Erminia Cassani
April 21, 1999
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, April 21, 1999 (ENS) - As unmarked
tanker-type aircraft continue spraying sky-obscuring chemtrails over regions
of the U.S. and Canada, this writer and American journalist Erminia Cassani
have obtained laboratory tests of fully-documented samples of aerial fallout.
The samples were tested by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) licensed
The two samples were taken from aluminum-sided structures in separate states
nearly a year apart after their respective owners went outside in the wake
of low-flying aircraft to find dwellings and outbuildings splattered with
a brown, gel-like substance.
Trained in the health sciences, Cassani carefully took samples from the second
incident which occurred at 2:00 pm on November 17, 1998. The samples were
taken from property directly under the flight approach path to Thomasville
airport, an old airport once used for commercial flights but now used only
for small planes. However, the woman whose house and property the sample substance
fell upon, observed that military aircraft have recently been using this airport
for "test runs" circling the immediate area and returning to the Thomasville
airfield. This facility is located a 45 minutes drive from the Harrisburg
International Airport in Pennsylvania.
Noting nearby military hangars filled with big helicopters, Cassani videotaped
a house splattered on all sides, as well as the driveway. The reporter also
interviewed a man living near the main runway who claimed that a similar goo
had hit his house the previous October.
Cassani became ill with flu-like symptoms and was sick for four days
after obtaining the sample. When a marine biologist at a nearby university
started working with the gel material, he too immediately developed
upper respiratory symptoms. The woman whose house had been struck
also caught the"flu." Two weeks before Christmas 1998 she suffered
Coliform tests by the state Department of Health were negative. But when
the university Ph.D. biologist turned his microscope to high power, he found
the glass slide teeming with a protozoan life form he said
was "very resilient to very cold temperatures."
The laboratory staff who eventually received our sample for a complete analysis
had never seen cell cultures bloom so fast. Cell cultures normally take several
days to grow; ours flowered into brilliant colors within 48 hours of being
placed in petri dishes.
Exclaiming that, "It was all over the plate," the biologist who examined
our first sample wanted to know where we had obtained this "bio-hazard" material.
No markers for jet fuel were evident. But the TNT and fuel-eating
Pseudomonas fluorescens found in our sky sample is listed in 163
Pentagon patents for bioremediation.
Sometimes employed against oil spills, Pseudomonas fluorescens can consume
jet fuel as a primary food source. This bacteria can cause upper respiratory
illness and serious blood infections in humans.
Unlike P. flourescens, the streptomyces present in our sample
is rarely found in outdoor samples. Used to make several antibiotics, this
fungus can cause severe infections in humans.
Also isolated in our sample was a fluorescent-type of bacteria
found in distant coral reefs, which can be used as a "marker" in lab tests.
Another bacillus contained a "restriction enzyme" used in
research laboratories to "restrict" or cut DNA material for transfer to other
organisms. A computer search for this usually benign bacteria turned up Streptomyces
and P. flourescens on the same reference page - as well as the American Type
Tissue Culture Corporation. U.S. Senate documents show that this Maryland
company made at least 72 shipments of germ warfare cultures to Saddam Hussein's
scientists between October 1984 and October 1993.
Our second sample was obtained from the U.S. eastern seaboard after Cassani
tracked down a woman whose house, barn, cars, lawn and driveway were covered
by a similar brown gel on January 17, 1998. This homeowner noticed planes
making "tic-tac-toe clouds" and "weird designs" in the sky before the goo
fell - possibly from clogged spray nozzles.
She had been at church while neighbors watched a large aircraft circling
so low it rattled windows and almost hit a barn, before climbing toward a
disused commercial airfield recently renovated for military flights. When
the homeowner took a scraping into the local lab, she was told of similar
incidents in the vicinity.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dismissed the substance - which
resisted power-washing and months of weathering - as "corn meal."
But despite being stored for a year at room temperature, our EPA registered
lab found this second batch of dried-out gel teeming with the same bacilli
present in our more recent sample.
Streptomyces was again found, as well as a bacteria capable of causing
a painful ear infection.
Three other molds in this second sample included a "black yeast" stockpiled
by the U.S. Army as a "bioremediation organism" that thrives on TNT and petroleum
spills. This black yeast can also cause a nasty upper respiratory infection
- as Cassani discovered when her left lung became painfully infected with
black mold that could have come from the sample she handled.
We decided to withhold the name of our testing facility after an environmental
lab in Ohio was besieged by calls from a militia organization claiming that
a jet fuel additive identified by Aqua Tech Environmental Inc. was part of
a conspiracy to cull the population.
Larry Harris brought the controversial sample to Aqua
Tech for analysis. A registered microbiologist who once worked on top U.S.
biowarfare projects, Harris says that a lab technician immediately identified
his sample as JP-8 aviation fuel similar to dozens of samples being
brought in by sick pilots and ground crew.
But after the harassing phone calls began, another chemtrails investigator
who was with Harris when he submitted the fuel sample to Aqua Tech told ENS
that the "lab went cold" and would no longer confer with them.
A copy of Aqua Tech's report on Harris' sample has been obtained by this
reporter. Submitted on September 17, 1997 and labeled "Jet Fuel," lab report
number MEL 97-1140 identifies more than 15 toxic petroleum products
- including toulene and styrene, as well as traces of the banned pesticide
ethylene dibromide (EDB). Currently used as a JP-8 jet fuel
additive, EDB was banned by the EPA in the late 1970s as a known carcinogen
capable of causing severe upper respiratory reactions at repeated low-level
Harris charges that Aqua Tech altered its test results to "almost undetectable
amounts" of EDB in order to fend off crackpots, protect government contracts
and discredit his investigation.
Aqua Tech insists its report is accurate.
Despite efforts to protect her identity, our own friendly biologist turned
edgy and cold after finding few references to our toxic samples in medical
books or Internet databanks. When Cassani suggested that this lack of information
seemed strange, the microbiologist laughed uneasily and said, "Well, the whole
thing is strange, the samples, where they came from. So I'm not surprised."
Similar encounters with a gel clinging tenaciously to porches, pick-up
trucks and patrol cars have been reported across the USA - from Arizona's
remote Mogollon rim to Aptos and Fresno, California and North Seattle, Washington.
The most publicized incident occurred in August, 1994, when gelatinous globs
began raining on Oakville, Washington about 80 miles southeast of Seattle.
After local residents became sick with vertigo, lethargy and severe shortness
of breath, a lab technician found human white blood cells in the sky goo.
At the Washington State Department of Health, registered microbiologist Mike
McDowell also discovered the sample swarming with Pseudomona flourescens and
Serratia marcescens was found in yet another gel sample obtained in
Idaho in late March, 1999. Often causing upper respiratory infections resulting
in pneumonia, Serratia marcescens was sprayed into the New York subway system
in 1953, and over Dorset, England from early 1966 to 1971 by the military
in both countries. Serratia marcescens was supposedly withdrawn as a biological
warfare stimulant in the 1970s when this infectious agent was eemed too hazardous
for use on friendly "test populations."
E. coli, Serratia marcescens, and Bacillus glogigii were sprayed
over UK population centers to stimulate biowarfare attacks in the 1960s and
1970s, the London Telegraph reported in May of 1998. All three agents
can cause disease in humans including pneumonia and chest infections.
According to recent admissions by the British Defense Ministry, a Canberra
jet bomber was modified with spray tanks to "act as a spray aircraft for research
into defence against biological warfare."
Microscopic examination of spider web-like fallout obtained in Sallisaw,
Oklahoma in October, 1997 also turned up enterobacteria, which can
cause gastrointestinal illness.
Despite these findings, microbiologists caution that the Oakville, Idahoand
Sallisaw samples could have been contaminated by "background" bacteria present
in the soil.
Experimental lab material found in our samples remains unexplained. As outbreaks
of staph, recurrent pneumonia and meningitis continue to be reported in hospitals
by newspapers across the USA, Cassani and I note that staph-related organisms
turning up in test samples of airborne spray can cause pneumonia and meningitis.
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