Chemtrails are a common topic among conspiracy circles, where people affirm governments spend millions of dollars annually to poison our population by emitting chemicals in the atmosphere trough planes. Also, there are some who say planes don’t really exist and that they’re actually trains fitted with screens instead of windows… Isn’t that crazy? Well, today we are going to mock both of these theories.
Starting with the chemtrails; let’s just imagine how much money would be needed to convince the entirety of the scientific community to negate the existence of such an enormous and anti-ethical enterprise plus the massive amounts of pilots, chemicals and planes required to reach the objective. Imagine to orchestrate all this to create flying human fumigation machinery: which country would do that when they can just start a new war somewhere in the Middle East or smuggle drugs to their population as it always has been. Sometimes old times are better, or maybe just funnier.
The real explanation behind those funny trails is that one of the products of combustion is water. In form of steam, water goes out the exhaust and, depending on the humidity of the air in the surrounding, it stays as steam or it condenses, forming the trails that conspirators associate to fumigation. Since it depends on the properties of the atmosphere, a vastly and diverse system and highly variable in close distances, sometimes we can see shorter or longer trails, even intermittent. So next time you think the government pours you with chemicals just to control you, think about how you are always surrounded by publicity, how your phone listens to you, or of how marijuana was popularized during the same period as the Vietnam War. Those would be real questions to reflect on.
The last conspiracy of today is far less known but still extremely funny, because apparently some people believe planes do not exist and that we humans, as a species, cannot make a machine that flies as the birds can. For them, planes are in fact camouflaged trains, with tons of screens and simulation devices to make you think you’re flying. The same applies to airports and everyone involved is, of course(!), a paid actor. The point of this whole operation is still a mystery for me… Why would a government do something like this? And most of all, why would they spend millions of dollars on it? Keeping these questions for the conspiracy experts, what is surprising to me is the connection between these conspiracies and the flat-earthers…. Like father, like son, I guess.
Although these theories may seem stupid, and some of us would arrive to think that the people who follow them should have gone to class more and sniff less glue, we must not underestimate the humongous amount of creativity and faith that are needed to firmly believe all of this.