Popular Chemtrail Spray-Plane Photo a Hoax

I keep getting people writing to me, wagging fingers under my nose saying I should be more open-minded about “chemtrails”. My critical article on the subject apparently gets under their skin:
So far, there’s nothing in my article requiring retraction or change, but I salute the chemtrail cadets for making the effort at bolstering their theory, even if none of it pans out.

Most recently I was sent the following photo-image, showing an attachment to the end of a large air-refueling tanker, designed to spray stuff into the atmosphere. Here’s the photo:



This same photo appears on most all the “chemtrail” websites.


That sure looks like something that would be used to spray stuff into the atmosphere. Assuming the photo was/is authentic, this does not automatically support the chemtrail conspiracy theory, as it could be used for more innocent purposes. In fact, that appears to be the case. I dug around a bit on internet, and found a website or two devoted to military air-refueling, and another run by retired USAF air-tanker pilots, the guys who flew and operated those aircraft. For example:
I emailed one of the retired tanker pilots identified at their chat-room, and sent him a copy of the above photo, asked if he knew what that was. He responded quickly. It is a specialized nozzle placed on the refueling boom of the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The KC-135 typically is used to refuel other aircraft, for long-distance air-to-air missions. But there are versions of it configured to use with water only, and with this special spray-nozzle attached. Why water?

After taking off and climbing to high altitude, the KC-135 sprays the water from its tanks through this nozzle, whereupon it quickly turns into icy material. Aircraft under performance testing are then flown behind the KC-135, close to that water-spray nozzle and into its discharge stream, to see how they perform, if the engines are affected by the wet icy conditions, or if the wings or windshields ice up.

Here are some other photos of this special spray-boom in use:








This comes from here:

If that one is not convincing, try this one:












From here:


I’ve been sent other photos by the chemtrail cadets, but none was so obviously a “spray” device as is this one. Typically any kind of hollow tube extending from wings or fuselage of any large aircraft is claimed, on the chemtrail conspiracy websites, to be used for “chemtrail spraying” — even obvious things such as the air-speed pitot tube found on nearly all large aircraft often is misreported as such. In other cases, photos of cryogenic containers used for air transport of such things as medicines, are claimed to be “chemtrail tanks”, when they can find a photo of such a tank inside an aircraft.

I don’t suppose this recounting of the real purpose of that spraying fixture is going to persuade the die-hard “believer” in chemtrail conspiracy theory, as they can simply claim the old military pilots are a part of “the conspiracy” to poison their own families, or that we are all taken over by morphing space lizards (my favorite part of the theory). But for the few who can think rationally, consider that I found these photos and websites on my own, after only about 20 minutes of internet surfing. The same is probably true of the leaders of the “chemtrail movement” who firstly began circulating this photo. They originally got the photo from the same internet sites I did. Which means, they know exactly that this spray nozzle was used for ice-stress testing of aircraft. But they conceal the facts from their cadres of sheepish group-thinkers. EVERYTHING then becomes a part of the conspiracy.

Recall George Orwell’s point, that “Lies of omission are the very worst kind of lie”. To show such a photo, but deliberately omit its real purpose is a real clever move.

Again, I would not waste my time with this nonsense, but since they routinely drag the name of Wilhelm Reich and serious terms such as Reich’s orgone energy into their fairy-tale conspiracy, selling “chembuster/cloudbuster” gadgets, “holy hand grenades” and “orgonite” blobs and such which tend to degrade orgone energy research, and since they also constantly try and recruit me to their cause, it seems worthwhile to expose this new finding publicly.

Sorry guys, another cornerstone of the “chemtrail” theory bites the dust. Suggest to lay off the pot-smoking, and consider you’ve been had by some clever entrepreneurs. “Educate Yourself” is the slogan of the chemtrail cadets, so I will use it also…. “Educate Yourself” about how you are being conned. Educate yourself by reading Wilhelm Reich’s original works, and my books and the various research journals devoted to this important subject. Get on the mailing lists of authentic orgone research establishments, and stop wasting your time and life-energy with the chemtrail fakers and claimants for shape-shifting space lizards. I’ve already written on these subjects here:


If you get this email, but the photos do not reproduce, check out the websites give above, and also try the OBRL-News Blog where this same posting will appear with photos, shortly after the email version goes out.

Keep well, and don’t be stampeded, neither by “chemtrails” nor by “swine flu”.

James DeMeo

6 Responses to “Popular Chemtrail Spray-Plane Photo a Hoax”

  1. pharmerdavid Says:

    The substance being dispersed into the atmosphere all over the planet is primarily COAL FLY ASH, as has been PROVEN by the good Dr. Herndon. The USAF has admitted to spraying aerosols since WW-II, for weather-modification. solar radiation management, and NBC warfare against the population of earth. It also enhances the EMF warfare by making us human antennas after we absorb the aluminum, barium, strontium, and other nasty substances in the coal fly ash, which varies depending on where it was sourced, including mercury, thorium, and uranium – it’s more radioactive than nuclear waste (don’t believe me – search it yourself). They put industrial waste into the water supplies (fluoride), and also into the air (coal fly ash from coal fired power plants). Sometimes the coal fly ash is sprayed from the ground, and rises on thermals, which they also do with silver iodide to create rain – they do that to us in Portland often, and we see it rising from the ‘secret’ base south of Estacada 30+ miles south of here. You are either a fool or and/or a psychological warfare propaganda specialist, so I feel sorry for you. Namaste!

  2. obrlnews Says:

    You’ve made a long list of claims, but ignored the one major point of this posting, which is the fraud by chemtrail conspiracy theorists of abusing that photograph claiming it was a “chemtrail spraying device”. Making a long list of claims, where maybe one or two have some small facts (ie, that coal fly ash and fluoride are harmful) doesn’t mean the whole of civil aviation is hauting such stuff up for sky-dumping. Also the Herndon paper was retracted, many flaws and bold claims made without evidence to back them up. The problem is, the basic theory of chemtrails came out of a religious cult, orginally speaking aobut shape-shifting space demons. It was so ridiculous nearly nobody believed it. Over time, they slowly changed that into something more “scientific”, but really isn’t.

    I’d suggest to also review this website, put up by a pilot who like me found the chemtrail claims too outrageous to believe: http://www.contrailscience.com
    Cheers, J.D.

  3. Shastro Rodella Says:

    James, I must say you are also making a lot of generalizations here. Saying that the whole Chemtrails “theory” came out of a religious cult about shape-shifting space demons is a very sad thing to hear coming from a scientific person. Maybe the type of people and information you have been in touch with is only of a certain kind and that shaped your opinion but I would say to you as well to get informed. But I also see that his is an old post and in the meanwhile there is a large quantity of solid evidences like lab tests and testimonials that is available to a deeper enquiries into this phenomenon. For example biologists finding Aluminum in the circulatory system of plants – where it shouldn’t be – and lab tests on rain water we just did here in Italy showing Aluminum and Barium presence with the former at 14.30 mg/L when the limit allowed for surface water is 1.0 mg/L. These are data that need answers from the authorities and yet the answers are not coming. These lab results of course have nothing to do with demons and reptiles.
    Regarding your point of someone using a photo in an incorrect way I totally agree with you but that is just a very small piece of a much bigger picture and to take only a small part as a whole picture is not the correct way to analyze things.

    • obrlnews Says:

      Mr. Rodella, the “chemtrail” idea most surely did originate with a California cult, and was exactly described as poison sprayed by reptile space aliens who had taken over the bodies of pilots and ground crews by “shape shifting”. Orgonite, chemtrails, chembusters, this is where it all began, like it or not. As to why scientific people might ignore the claims you just made, firstly Aluminum is one of the most abundant minerals in the earth’s crust, and it exists in all natural waters at high levels, we drink it and then piss it out. Barium is less so in this respect, but you mix the two together. Barium minerals are also natural in the crustal material, but also are found in wind-blow mineral dusts as from the Sahara, or from the American deserts. I have been to Italy and there is horrible air pollution in some places, also a lot of what Reich called “dor” moving north from the Sahara Desert. Depending upon where one lives, and season of year, the amounts can be variable. But I have more than once found the chemtrail leaders lying about things, as with the hoax photograph that you merely claim is “used in an incorrect way”. No, they LIED. Please spend some hours reviewing this website: http://www.contrailscience.com You can waste your life following the chemtrail idiots. Cheers, JD.

  4. american patriot Says:

    J.D., I see this is an older post but the comments are pretty fresh. While I understand you are pointing out that the picture of this plane has been used incorrectly over the years (although honestly, your article is the first time I’ve seen this picture), I find the notion that chemtrails are nothing more than a conspiracy theory and need to be debunked crazy talk! Here in Northern Michigan, we are watching our beautiful blue sky being completely coated with white from these planes, which do it in a criss cross pattern so it all runs into itself. This is normal? The plane, or planes, are just up there playing tic tac toe? Some of the statements you make in this article are just down right insulting to those of us who are simply concerned for our planet and our/loved ones health, and who aren’t naive enough to believe this is all perfectly normal.

    • obrlnews Says:

      For the people who began this “chemtrail” idea, and who pushed Wilhelm Reich’s name into it, and who promote so-called “chembusters” as a solution, totally distorting his good name and work in their commercial gadget-hawking, I have only very bad feelings and contempt. I realize others learned about the “chemtrail” theory much later, after it was cleaned up of the mystical and extraterrestrial BS, blaming the government, or the Jews, or Monsanto for trying to deliberately do something nefarious. But this is still a theory looking for evidence to support it, and ignoring all that goes against it. The “chemtrail spray-plane” hoax persisted on internet for a very long time, but finally it gets removed for one reason. Because my essay exposed it for the fraud it was from day one. But I have seen the other related images of water tanks inside the plane where the passenger seats are usually located. Those are for making tests of passenger loading, and the water is pumped around to simulate various distributions of humans during different flight configuratons. But those photos also were promoted as “chemtrail spray tanks”, and other normal aircraft appendages such as pitot tubes were also promoted as “chemtrail” gadgets. So there is a lot of serious lying on the part of the leaders of the “chemtrail” hoax. And good people like you who maybe don’t have the time to fully investigate get stampeded.

      Specifically to the cross-crossing of jet contrails, this is “natural” in the sense that as the numbers of jet flights have increased dramatically over the last 20 years, so too have these patterns been seen with increasing frequency. But there is no serious evidence these are “chemtrails” anymore than tire tracks on a highway are evidence of UFO landings. I suggest to review the Contrail Science website:
      And also the aerosol maps website:
      This latter site will show the daily (or animated) spread of desert dusts, agricultural or forest-burning smokes, and sulfate-pollution emissions globally. This is what causes people respiratory distress. Having said that, there are the occasional and rare experiments by cloud-seeders, or the nerdy geoengineering crowd, whose ideas have been so wacky, and so expensive, that they rarely get any funding to implement them. My message is: apply your skills at critical thinking against the “alternatives” and “conspiracy” ideas just as strongly as one does against mainstream media or Big Government. J.D.

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