Chemtrails & How They Were Used To Control The Population
- Height Of Conspiracy: Late 1990s to 2020s
We should probably put partial blame on the United States Air Force for this one. As the concept of weather manipulation began to circulate when they published a report in 1996 about it. Following this, it was claimed that the Air Force was spraying Americans with mysterious substances from their aircraft. The claim was that you could tell they were doing it when you saw “chemtrails” in the sky. Which looked like your average contrail pattern. Richard Finkle, William Thomas, and even radio host Art Bell were the biggest and most vocal names involved in this conspiracy.
When scientific conspiracy theories get out of hand, they get pretty bad for those that are claimed to be involved. The government was hit hard by angry calls and letters. Essentially, contrails happen when there are changes in air pressure or by aircraft engine exhaust. The aircraft is usually several miles above the Earth’s surface when this happens. Contrails are mostly made of water in the form of ice crystals. When this combines with engine exhaust and low ambient temps found in higher altitudes, they form a trail in the sky. Several federal agencies have come out to explain this issue, including the EPA, FAA, NASA, and NOAA. However, people still somehow believe in it.