More mountain patients reporting sickness since yellow dust appeared
The unexplained yellow powder that mysteriously appeared in mountain
communities last Dec. 7 and again in February has prompted The Alpenhorn News
to further investigation of the appearance of these aerial trails that many
believe are the cause of the increase in respiratory problems plaguing mountain
Chemtrails, the visible vapor streams left by low-altitude chemical
spraying, have been under scrutiny for more than seven years now, since the
first appearances of the heavy white streamers in the sky in early 1999. Despite
the efforts of investigators, very little information has been released to the
Locally, the issue surfaced in early December when many mountain residents
observed a fine, slippery yellow powder on their cars and around the exterior
of their homes.
Gretchen Sherman, who lives in Cedar Glen, said she was concerned enough about
the situation that she notified the South Coast Air Quality Management District
and the agency sent an inspector to her home. The man took a sample, she said,
and tentatively identified the powder as cedar pollen.
However, a biologist told this newspaper that December is not the season when
cedar pollen normally appears, and that when it does appear, in the spring,
it does not “explode.” Several witnesses said they had seen a yellow
cloud “exploding” in the skies over the Lake Arrowhead area prior
to the appearance of the mysterious yellow dust or powder.
Government officials have repeatedly dodged the questions of concerned citizens
and, when pressed, have said the appearance of powder in other areas is nothing
more than pollen. People continue to become ill and high levels of chemicals
continue to show up in random testing of soil and water supplies, according
to informed sources.
In the beginning, the activities of chemtrail investigators were considered
nothing more than speculation. Scientists connected to these efforts were considered
to be conspiracy theorists. But with the increasingly visible presence of chemtrails,
many contend that the time has come for speculation to lead into knowledge,
as theory – and fears – are apparently becoming reality.
Witnesses have told this newspaper that they have seen and photographed KC
135s and KC 10s, stripped of any military markings and outfitted with what appears
to be a “spraying device.” Airport personnel and pilots have confirmed
for this reporter that some commercial airliners have also been outfitted to
leave long-lasting chemtrails. One former Air Force pilot, who wished not to
be named, said, “Yeah, we have them, but were not supposed to talk about
The existence of equipment capable of producing aerosol spraying has been demonstrated,
and senior Air Force officials acknowledge this capability, though they say
its purpose is pest control and fuel dumping.
But nonmilitary sources say there are two major reasons for the use of such
equipment – weather modification and biochemical warfare. As more information
is discovered the two are appearing more like a single cause.
Community after community continues to report that hundreds of people are becoming
ill at the same time, and these reports usually follow on the heels of times
of heavy chemtrail activity. In San Bernardino Mountains communities, three
physicians, all of whom asked not to be identified, have reported an increasing
number of patients being seen for similar illness since December.
Persistent hacking coughs, upper respiratory and intestinal distress, pneumonia,
extreme fatigue, lethargy, dizziness, disorientation, splitting headaches, elevated
arthritis symptoms and unexplainable nosebleeds are just a few of the symptoms
these doctors have described.
These doctors have said they are seeing larger numbers of patients with these
complaints during or within days after the times that the physicians themselves
have observed a larger number of chemtrails in the skies above mountain communities.
Ed Burrows, a pharmacist who lives in Crestline, told The Alpenhorn News that
he is seeing similar signs of illness in himself. Since early December he has
been suffering from a respiratory ailment that has includes a “gooey phlegm”
that, despite his best efforts, he has been unable to relieve. Burrows said
the issue is raising “high concern” for him that his health may
be “jeopardized.” Burrows said he “feels that it is directly
related” to recent chemtrail activity.
“Our government’s refusal to level with the people indicates that
whatever it is they are polluting our environment with must be dangerous and/or
unhealthy. There is no need to be secretive if what you are doing is beneficial,”
In an e-mail he sent to this reporter, Burrows wrote, “As the former
owner and pharmacist of the Lake Gregory Pharmacy for more than two decades,
this is the first time in those 22 years I’ve witnessed so many in our
community suffering with respiratory ailments with no apparent cause…
Edward Burrows Pharm. D, RPh.”
Many respected researchers are attributing these illnesses to toxic chemicals
used in government-sponsored weather-modification programs already in effect
and intended to minimize the effects of serious weather events such as Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita. Senate Bill 517, proposed by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX),
would create a platform for future legislation that would allow for a nationwide
weather-modification advisory and research board to make large-scale chemical
alterations in our atmosphere. Authoritative sources say this is already occurring.
High levels of barium, aluminum and quartz have already been found in areas
that have been reporting heavy chemtrail activity. Those substances, though
natural minerals, have never been detected in those areas previously. For example,
in portions of Canada, one of the first countries to raise awareness of aerosol
spraying, barium and aluminum levels were found to be seven times above normal,
according to media accounts published in a Vancouver newspaper in 1999.
Since publishing the story last week The Alpenhorn News has received requests
for information from organizations as far away as Chicago. Many of these organizations
have said they are having difficulty getting the news media to publish stories
regarding the kinds of chemtrails that have been recently spotted above the
San Bernardino Mountains.