By David Tulis
For Chris McNelly, Friday was a pretty normal day. Normal clouds. No unusual air traffic over Chattanooga.
The man who prepares sandwiches and helps Judy Ankar run her hoagie joint on Hixson Pike in Chattanooga is, on other days, a little anxious.
These are not normal days, and possibly, in Mr. McNelly’s mind, not healthy days, either.
Mr. McNelly, 25, is a bachelor with a background in acting and retail, and sits opposite me at Ankar’s after I finish a submarine sandwich and gulp a cup of water. Among the things on his mind is his concern for public health and the environment that seem to be threatened by sky striping and an unaccountable routine haze hanging over the city.
“It depends on the day,” he says later in a phone interview. “Granted, there’s a lot of days where things are completely normal. But one thing I’ve noticed, especially in the last year or so, is it’s almost like there’s a haze over Chattanooga.”
An ‘environmental city’ with perpetual haze
Why the seeming smog? he wonders. “If I’m not mistaken, the industry that used to be here is no longer here, so it— for me it hasn’t made sense that we would have a haze on certain days that lasts two to three days when we don’t have *** the outlets to create those things.”
Mr. McNelly, unlike many people, is conscious of what might fairly be called geoengineering, the herculean effort by the federal government and authorities in many countries to spray into the high atmosphere particulates that are man’s answer to himself, his factories, his exhalation after each intake of breath, his highways, etc. These particulates are intended to dim the sunlight reaching the earth’s surface.
He is reluctant to theorize about airborne processes over Chattanooga or declare that he knows what’s happening aloft.
He lived in Los Angeles, known for air pollution, Mr. McNelly says. “This isn’t smog, if that makes sense,” he says. “It’s a little different. It isn’t fog or mist. *** There is something in the sky that *** doesn’t look normal.”
White persistent skytrails “[are] there the whole day, or for hours at a time. And, again, like I said, I think something that I’ve noticed is, to me it’s important that there’s patterns. I’m not talking like there’s writing in the sky. But several planes in the same day go over your area, and they’re all parallel, and whatever is coming out of them, it’s consistent across the sky — that tells me something.”
‘Take a month and look up’
The pilots of the mystery jets know where they are going, and why, “and whatever the byproduct of these planes going by — and the idea of the chemtrail — they’re consistent, and they lay in the sky. They’re consistent.”
Mr. McNelly is uncertain if the sky stripe routine is dangerous to his health.
Conclusions for my reasonable reader?
Take one month and look up. They’ll see a pattern that’s very consistent. They’ll see things that aren’t normal or natural, and why? Maybe ask the question why? Why is this something that happens throughout the month, each month?
He suggests our eyes absorb enough stimuli to hint that something is afoot in the heavens over the city nestled along the Tennessee River. In our interview he refuses to draw any conclusions about geoengineering. But Mr. McNelly is a little anxious.
Postscript: Day after interview, Chattanooga intensely chemtrailed
All day Saturday the skies were full not just of the haze of which Mr. McNelly speaks, but many overflights. I was clearing ditches along Brickhill Lane in my town, Soddy-Daisy, and kept looking up at the sound of jets passing over. When I could see the aircraft through the haze, it was laying down a trail of fumes.
In the evening, I took my mother on a stroll in her yard. I could barely keep up our conversation, so preoccupied was I by the mystifying overflights of which I snapped the photos below. Is Mr. McNelly right to be concerned about manmade hazes and cloud formations?
To wrap up, Chattanooga was aerially sprayed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, lightly on Thursday and Saturday. The dates are May 19 through 24, with May 23 excepted.