Since my first articles appeared
about the spraying of cities, many people have been sending
in reports of fuel-areosol spraying that clearly indicate this is
a coast-to-coast and nationwide program.
Today Florence, South Carolina
was heavily sprayed. Below is the report I received, which came in two
separate e-mail messages. It is very similar to reports I've gotten from
and towns all across America.
The senders ID is omitted for privacy.
Date sent: Mon, 3 May 1999 15:10:39
Subject: Contrail Spraying in
Hello....I live in Florence, SC
which is 65 miles Northeast of Columbia and 65 miles west of Myrtle Beach.
On the morning of Monday May 3, 1999, I took my girlfriend to work at the
mall which is on the western edge of town by I-20/95. When me and my friend
dropped her off, we start noticing all these contrails that have been laid
down. Very odd looking in that there were alot of them. Visibility was
excellent in this area as it is right beside the interstate, so we could
see for a long distance. I tell him about your article I read at Sightings.com
and we start watching what's going on. At the time we were at the mall
there were about 5-10 clearly-spreading contrails across the sky. I got
the sense they had started appearing around 8:30-9:00am as it was a little
after 9 when we first observed them. We also observed a plane heading along
the western edge of the city in a northerly direction laying down more
contrails, and a plane on the eastern edge heading south laying down another
We entered the mall for about an hour
and when we came out it appeared that the plane working the eastern edge
(over town) had first appeared between the mall and the city (about 1-1
1/2 miles apart) but now was to the far eastern edge of the city--definitely
farther east for sure. I got the sense that 3 planes were doing this.
The contrails did not stay 'tight' and then dissolve, but rather they spread
out and became artificial clouds, if you can believe that. This was a cloudless
blue sky before the planes began...but they changed all of that. It's 2:30
pm now, and alot of it has faded but you can STILL see some of the wispy
clouds remaining in the sky.
I called the airport and the controller
told me that '1000's' of jets fly over every day and that the contrails
were not a problem and did not contain anything that would drift down on
us. He also skirted my question about who was using the airspace and if
there was a military operation in progress. Answer: "We havent had a military
op in awhile."
Also, I was told that the jets that
fly over us do so at 35,000 feet and I find it real hard to believe that
the jets we were watching were that high. So, anyway, we were getting nervous
about the sheer number of contrails they laid down. When we left
the mall we drove to my house and on the way
stopped at a store 5 miles from the mall. We exited just in time to see
a twin engine plane fly over to the east heading north spraying a double
plumed contrail out behind it, which was VERY thick.
Also when coming from the mall
we looked down Highway 52 towards Darlington, a small town 10 miles
west of us, and you could see the "Artificial clouds" all the way back
in that direction. The heaviest concentration of contrails we first saw
were between Florence and Darlington (i.e. the mall) but we also can't
forget the plane which ended-up all the way east of Florence spreading
I will say that being an Air Force
brat, and also living around here for 18 years, I've never seen any thing
like this before. It's so bizarre you can't help but question who's putting
on the "Insane Air Show"over town. I mean it's a little ridiculous to think
that planes travelling over us laid down this many contrails not to mention
the circuitous nature of the planes involved. It appeared to me that by
the time they had finished they had covered an area 25-35 miles wide east
Also I don't know if this has
any bearing...but we were hit with flooding rains the last 4 days straight
and this was the first blue cloudless day since. Anyway, when 'they' finished
there were so many contrails over us I couldnt have even counted
them, but they definitely did spread out into cloud form when it was over.
I mean the only word that comes to mind with the number of contrails we
saw was "overkill."
Me and my friend looked at your
photos on the website and trust me those pics represent exactly what we
saw (especially the Philadelphia shot with the blue sky, but ours looks
to be alot wider swath than that).
I wish I had gotten some pictures
or some footage but I was kind of stunned by the whole thing and was busy
on the phone here trying to get the media involved to check it out. Like
I say, the pics on your site accurately represent what we saw.
And by the way my nose hasn't
quit burning since we came in from being out there either. We also noticed
some shortness of breath and I must say these feelings came on pretty quickly.
Also, I'm noticing that my eyes are burning, too.
I hope you find this interesting
and please feel free to reply.
Thanks, * * *
P.S.--BTW i talked to a friend
of mine 50 miles west of San Francisco and she says they have all been
sick with respiratory ilnesses they blamed on allergies and that theyve
got planes flying over them all the time.
Alot of my friends around here have been sick also. I've been stopped up
for 2-3 weeks. We have been blaming these ills on pollen but then again
maybe we were sprayed before this in
the early a.m.; I'm usually a night person and am not up at 9am to see
something like this. I wouldnt have believed it if I didn't see it with
my own eyes, so I'm glad I was up this morning. Peace.
The pictures from Marv of the
Grand Canyon trails look like what we saw but we were hit with many more
trails than what appear in that picture.....
(Long parallel strips - KW)
Date sent: Mon, 3 May 1999 16:25:18
Subject: SC Contrails-Final Report
Just ventured out to the store
and I was wrong.....not wispy clouds but a numerous spread of clouds in
all directions as far as the eye can see.....also ironic was to the west,
and between distance and altitude a barely visible plane, laying a twin
engine contrail in a gradual climb......however the plane that flew closest
to us this morning was about the size of a penny held at arms length and
the shape clearly visible but not details--by the way
my face feels burning irritation around cheeks,mouth and eyes, and like
you said it feels like a fuel burn, say when lighter fluid leaks out of
a lighter on to the skin....anyway Im packin
it in and staying indoors so take it easy....Hope you find out what its
all about because now im surely
curious as hell..........
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