From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2007-12-08 17:12:43
thisissouthdevon.co…. MP TO PROBE ‘POISON CHEMTRAILS’ CLAIM Date : 01.12.07 Totnes mp Anthony Steen is launching his own investigation into an international conspiracy theory following fears that South Devon is being poisoned by a toxic cocktail of chemicals being rained down from the skies.Retired schoolteacher Christopher Cooper has appealed for help from the MP after claiming he has spotted numerous aircraft leaving ‘chemtrails’ – plumes of an unknown mixture of chemicals – in deliberate grid patterns across the skies over Torbay, Newton Abbot and Totnes.He is so concerned that he has spent £200 on building his own ‘chemtrail buster’ out of six foot long copper pipes laid out in a special matrix he claims helps disperse the chemicals above his Littlehempston home.Now Mr Steen has said he plans to question defence and aviation experts over the ‘chemtrails’ theory.And if he still has worries after that, he plans to put questions to Secretary of State for Defence Des Browne.Mr Steen said: “I am making my own inquiries about these allegations because I need to find out whether they have any substance.”I am making inquiries with a number of experts before putting anything to the Secretary of State.”He said he had not come across the ‘chemtrail’ concerns before and added: “I take every constituent’s allegations and concerns seriously until proven otherwise.”I always think they are right and what they are saying must be investigated.”I take this very seriously. I will be making the appropriate inquiries and once I have done so I will decide how best to pursue the matter.”The ‘chemtrail’ conspiracy theory surfaced in the mid to late 1990s and claims that some trails left behind high altitude jet aircraft are different in appearance and quality from those of normal contrails, may be composed of harmful chemicals, and are being deliberately produced, and covered up by the government.The reason why is unclear although suggestions have included secret efforts to control the weather – in particular global warming – biological warfare, a sophisticated radar system, some sort of mind control or even occult purposes.Mr Cooper, who used to teach at the Rudolf Steiner School at Dartington until his retirement, wrote to Mr Steen expressing his concerns about ‘the ‘chemtrails’ which criss cross the skies over the South Hams on many days, especially early in the morning’.He warned the MP: “The ‘chemtrails’ stay in the sky for several hours and are placed there on a planned grid.”He said there had been reports of such trails in other parts of the UK as well as Europe and the USA.He has asked Mr Steen to question the Ministry of Defence and ask for a reason for the ‘chemtrails’, how much is such an operation costing taxpayers, what other government ministries are in the know and ‘who authorised the campaign to drench the atmosphere with what appears to be toxic chemicals which may have a very adverse effect on the population’s health’.He said that websites claim the ‘chemtrails’ contain traces of barium salts, aluminium, sodium hydroxide, calcium, magnesium and ‘even some radioactive thorium have been reported in the USA’.