Weird-Looking Clouds

Posted: March 16, 2012 in Articles
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Lately John and I have been noticing that on some days a lot of planes go by and leave a trail of smoke that doesn’t go away. John and I have noticed that over the course of the day, the smoke trails spread out and make the sky all hazy. We wouldn’t have noticed the trails, but they are in criss cross patterns which seems odd. A few weeks after John and I noticed the smoke, we were going on a walk and noticed a ton of these trails in the sky. The sun was going down and lighting them up so we could really see them. Planes kept going by and leaving more trails, we noticed. John and I are still wondering why they just stay there instead of fading away.

by Dink

  1. stephen says:

    Ooops I think the last part of my first comment got cut off. What it said was that depending on the atmospheric conditions, contrails may remain visible for only a few seconds, or they may take rather a long time to dissipate (several hours).

    However, there is apparently at least one aircraft that sprays a chemical (chemicals?) into its exhaust. The Ryan Model 147 is a recon drone, and thus it simply wouldn’t do for it to have a big old contrail floating out behind it. If what I’ve been told is correct, it injects chlorosulphonic acid into its exhaust in order to counteract contrail formation. Now there’s a chemtrail for you, and an invisible one at that – a much more nefarious plot than spraying us all with chemicals that can be clearly seen for miles. Good thing the government isn’t monitoring us with 147s…. or are they????

  2. stephen says:

    Hey john and dink 🙂 they are called contrails, and are the result of the hot exhaust gases from the plane cooling and condensing in the surrounding air. Depending on atmospheric conditions, contrails may be visible for

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