Trails in the Contra Costa Sky (PHOTO)

October 20, 2017 16:00 pm · 43 comments

Have you noticed the trails in the sky above Contra Costa County recently?

Thanks to Allan for this photo, which was taken earlier this week in Walnut Creek.

Tyler Slauson October 20, 2017 at 4:05 PM

I took the same photo. Saw this happen last year too at one point. High altitude and not commercial.

Ridgewalker October 20, 2017 at 4:56 PM


Erica October 20, 2017 at 4:59 PM

These chemtrails are getting worse. This is something people should be protesting. Too bad most people are too consumed with manufactured “inequalities” to even notice what’s really going on.

Mimi (original) October 20, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Wait for it…..the kooks who believe “con trails” (or some equivalent) are really something gaseous designed to poison us will soon be posting…

PH Res October 20, 2017 at 5:02 PM

Probably Google or some sort of surveying website. Google has an areal view and I image would have to do this kind of back and forth pattern to get the angles. Or you know, someone with a plan just messing around like Boeing did:

ManBearPig October 20, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Sorry guys, the mother-in-law got lost while trying to find our house. Those brooms sure do put out some trails!

Average Joe October 20, 2017 at 5:19 PM

TImfoil hats go on sale this weekend, get them before they’re gone!

This kid doe October 20, 2017 at 5:24 PM

I still can’t believe people still believe in chemtrails. The commercial planes don’t spray chemicals, It’s evaporation from the hot engines. It’s like seeing your breath on a cold day.

Coggins Square October 20, 2017 at 5:24 PM

I noticed them after work a few days ago, and remembered it was only about a year and a half ago when a mystery plane was leaving chem trails in the skies across the Bay Area.

John Wydogen October 20, 2017 at 5:28 PM

That shot looks like a screen capture from the video I posted on my YouTube page comparing contrails with strategic aerosol injection… I don’t mind if you use my pic, but watch my report on this phenomena and share it on social media. Get the word out!

Whatever October 20, 2017 at 5:37 PM

Allow me to enlighten the masses…

What happens when you expel exhaust that averages from 600 – 700 degrees centigrade into the stratosphere that averages between -30 and -60 degrees centigrade?

Condensation and ice crystals.

Simple chemistry that seemingly nobody comprehends.

Medical assistant October 20, 2017 at 5:44 PM

Controlling the rainfall… Just like that, we got rain…Government engineering our food, climate, what else..? And what will the long term effects be?

Liz October 20, 2017 at 5:45 PM

So just like someone said above, “it’s like seeing your breath on a cold day”. Yeah, but that goes away, in fact disappears right away…….These “CHEMTRAILS” last for longer than seconds, more like minutes, that you compared to breathing out in cold air. They grow larger as the time passes……ever think about that? They don’t just go away……

Roid Rage October 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Contrails, please take off your tinfoil hats

Chem Major October 20, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Just as others have pointed out, these “chemtrails” are just water!

John Wydogen October 20, 2017 at 6:05 PM

If this is normal condensation trails we should see it every day, the above photo was taken on an 80 degree day, two days later at 7$ degrees there was clear skies.

Silva October 20, 2017 at 6:26 PM

I think someone was flying around up there.

Ricardoh October 20, 2017 at 6:56 PM

This kid doe
It is condensation. Evaporation is what happens to them.

Bluebird October 20, 2017 at 7:17 PM

I heard the Ancient Aliens crew were coming to town to investigate this anomaly and all the strange noises coming from the old weapons station.

Menegene October 20, 2017 at 7:22 PM

Of course this was a couple days ago, and then it rained. It worked

WC resident October 20, 2017 at 7:32 PM

H2O trails

The looping aircraft could be a U-2 flying out of Beale AFB. They regularly practice throughout California. The RQ-4 Global Hawk also flies out Beale. Both the U-2 and RQ-4 normally fly well above the altitudes used by commercial aircraft.

@Jerk #19 – atmospheric conditions vary considerably with altitude. Commercial flights are usually above the clouds. A cloud’s top and bottom are both evidence of changes in atmospheric conditions with the cloud layer only appearing in the conditions that support clouds…

Tangent October 20, 2017 at 9:33 PM

I saw the plane..took the same pix

M October 20, 2017 at 10:24 PM

Absolute craziness. Nuff said.

John Wydogen October 20, 2017 at 10:34 PM

If you really believe that Military planes are unable to fly at high altitudes without leaving condensation trails then you are the ones denying science. You are declaring that all fighter and spy planes leave a long trail behind them as they fly over countries on missions. Why don’t we see these trails every day? Why don’t they evaporate? They are called S.A.I.’s or Strategic Aerosol Injection. That is the scientific term. They are often used for Solar Radiation Management. We all need to stop calling them Chemtrails. Use the scientific terms. Here’s your science:

WC resident October 20, 2017 at 11:35 PM

@John Wydogen #26 – When weather conditions are right, aircraft leave contrails from about 26,000 feet up to 40,000 feet. Reconnaissance aircraft fly at 50,000 to 85,000 feet and don’t form contrails.

The reasons they come and go is the weather. A couple of months ago there were no contrails in the bay area but now they are common. I do a bike ride most days of the week around sunset. There’s nearly always a flight out to the west of us that’s headed northbound. I’ve never bothered with looking it up in flightradar24 but assume it’s a scheduled commercial flight. On contrail free days I see the sun glinting off the aircraft which is at cruising altitude. On contrail days I see the same flight with a contrail.

It’s easy to determine the chemical composition of a contrail using spectroscopy. So far, they have been found to be water ice crystals.

Dalinian October 21, 2017 at 12:22 AM

Are there really THAT many delusional paranoiacs out there….??? You betcha..

John Wydogen October 21, 2017 at 4:38 AM

Whether or not this concept is a real proposal is undeniable. Look up David Keith. He is a Harvard scientist and has been proposing this for years. If you click the link I posted above you will see that he was a participant in the geoengineering forum, which took place earlier this year.

He has proposed that a small fleet of aircraft could be used to spray particulates into the air in order to reflect the sun and the heat. He has mentioned how cheap it would be and that a rogue nation or even wealthy individuals could afford such an endeavor. He has written books on Climate Engineering. Just this year they ran tests with balloons releasing such materials into the environment.

Climate Engineering techniques have been on the table for decades. Countries have openly used these techniques in the past (see China and the Beijing Olympics or Operation Popeye). Countries are openly talking about using these techniques now (see the link I posted above or look up John Brennan Geo Engineering).

The only question we are debating is whether or not you believe the Government would initiate these programs without the public’s consent.
Has the Government run biological tests on the public before without our consent? Yes. Is it paranoia to think they would do it again? No.

@WC Resident: What is the difference in the higher altitudes? Why do planes not leave condensation trails at higher heights? Wouldn’t it be colder with more potential condensation the higher you go? Also, did the conditions change very much between Monday and Wednesday in Pleasant Hill? On Monday it was 81 degrees with all of this “condensation activity”, on Wednesday it was 77 degrees with absolutely none.

Much respect to all of you for the healthy debate. Don’t be closed minded. Be open to researching Climate Engineering. If they aren’t doing it already, they are definitely proposing it now. Will they ask for the public’s opinion before the proceed?

Mimi (original) October 21, 2017 at 7:07 AM

Warned you!!

Captain Bebops October 21, 2017 at 10:04 AM

This phenomena has been around for decades. People began talking about it in the early 1970s. It’s like scientists, politicians and the military met to discuss the loss of the ozone layer. Scientists proposed techniques to help preserve it. Politicians and military agreed. Scientists said, “great, when do we announce the program to the public?” Politicians and military replied, “we don’t. We keep it secret. The public will never agree to it.”

Suspicious October 21, 2017 at 10:50 AM

For all those people who think there are just condensation trails or “contrails”, there are not. Contrails evaporate quickly, and are usually fairly short behind the plane creating them. A true contrail is never this long across the sky or this long lasting after the plane is gone.

These are indeed chemtrails. Chemical spraying high in the air is a fact, not a conspiracy theory. Our gov’t has been quietly spraying in the air for years in hopes of changing the weather and reducing global warming.

What’s deeply disturbing to me is that they don’t disclose what they spray and how often. It’s believed they spray nanoparticles of aluminum and other substances in hopes of reflecting sunlight back into the atmosphere. The fact that aluminum particles are showing up ever increasing amounts in soil, water, and food (even in remote areas) is a huge problem. Aluminum is toxic in any quantity.

If there was nothing wrong with it, then the chemical spraying process should be publicized. Instead, it’s highly secretive, meaning that there’s no accountability or scientific debate about what they’re spraying and how often, nor is there monitoring in the environment to see if it helps us or hurts us. Who decides what and when to spray? Why don’t we know?

And why are so many people so gullible when it comes to government? Since when is government an altruistic, benevolent, faceless organization that exists only to make our lives better? Seriously? When we don’t have openness, we have corruption, incompetence, even maliciousness. Don’t think that gov’t run studies like the CDC-run racist Tuskegee experiment and the Harvard-run mental cruelty experiments done on the Unabomber and other young men were solely in the past.

As long as the gov’t is hiding something, I will be suspicious. If chemtrails are only for our benefit, then why the secrecy?

CCR Pilot October 21, 2017 at 11:46 AM

The aircraft in question was an fault-line mapping aircraft based out of Palmdale.

94521 October 21, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Breaking news! Planes are in the sky!!!

Cowellian October 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM

CCR Pilot,
That can’t possibly be correct! Put on your tinfoil hat and guess again.

Kirkwood October 21, 2017 at 12:41 PM

Another consideration, contrails are most often produced by military aircraft which use pure jets. Commercial jets use turbo-fan engines whose final exhaust is much cooler. Contrails form when the temperature and dew point of the air package is right, often after the passage of a cold front..

B.T W. Have you seen in films, the contrails produced by the B-17’s over Europe during the war?

Detroit ave minority October 21, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Took same pics. These are geoengineering trails. They spray heavy in the mornings. The so called con trails spread out over time blanketing our blue sky with a mikly chemical fog haze every day. Thats why there is a constant foggy haze over the mount Diablo and areas. Its not car smog people! They spray to block our view of planet x and more. They control weather with HAARP! The fires in santa rosa was direct energy weapon test. Thats why the stores are burned down and trees are green not harmed at all lmfao

TIFOKCIS October 21, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Never question anything………………….ever!

This Guy October 21, 2017 at 2:15 PM

There is a new vaccination to protect you from chem trails

Wipdcaligirl October 21, 2017 at 5:54 PM

Has anyone ever thought that they are symbols for us left from a plane bit symbolizes something different like a ribbon for someone who is passed
Like for all the fire victims because it was a few days after fires started 🙄

ClayDen October 21, 2017 at 10:47 PM

On a “standard day” with a sea level temperature of 59F, it is -69F from 36,089 feet (the Tropopause) to around 85,000 feet (then the temperature starts to rise). On a 100F day, it would still be around -30F at 36,000 feet and above. Colder air holds less moisture than warm air. However, the amount of moisture varies. The exhaust from even a high bypass ratio turbofan is hot enough to form condensation.

BTW, the number one greenhouse gas is water vapor.

slagheap October 23, 2017 at 2:48 PM

ask the chemtrail believers about other phenomenon to realize how completely screwy they really are – most of them will have a number of other irrational ” secret conspiracy ” theories, e.g. 9/11 was an inside job, the u.s. navy controls global climate change, outer space alien abductions, etc. etc.

Cowellian October 23, 2017 at 3:31 PM

Slagheap, I have it on good authority that beer was invented expressly to keep the Navy from controlling the world.

WC resident October 23, 2017 at 4:13 PM

@John Wydogen #27

Above about 40,000 feet the air become too thin to support contrails. Contrails need the right mix of air pressure, temperature, and water vapor content. Today is a short contrail day. All aircraft at cruising altitude are leaving them. NASA has a contrail prediction page.

FWIW, we had clouds in the sky long before there were aircraft. Clouds also need the right mix of air pressure, temperature, and water vapor content. Like contrails, different types of clouds are generally only seen at specific ranges of altitudes.

AnonZ October 24, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Thanks everyone for the laughs. I’ve got a fire sale on tinfoil hats for y’all.

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