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Re: NORAD Scrambles Jets To Investigate 'Contrails'

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 16:58:11 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Archived: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 11:02:58 -0500
Subject: Re: NORAD Scrambles Jets To Investigate 'Contrails'

>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 14:38:53 -0400
>Subject: Re: NORAD Scrambles Jets To Investigate 'Contrails'

>>From: Karl Rotstan <karl.rotstan.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 09:39:39 -0500
>>Subject: NORAD Scrambles Jets To Investigate Contrails

>>Source: CNN



>Conventional contrails would be created by conventional aircraft
>and therefore should have been picked up by the conventional
>radar in the NORAD radar web. It's a little unusual that these
>were visually spotted, but not electronically in the NORAD
>defence sector. Even a bolide, for instance, should be visible
>to radar.

>The CNN report quoted a NORAD official: "I don't know that
>anybody was predisposed to think it might be some thing or the
>other," he said. "We don't even know that it was a thing. It was
>just simply reports of contrails. We don't even know that it was
>the same one. We had reports from different places and NORAD did
>its job and tried to find out."

>Really? Billions of dollars worth of equipment and that's the
>best he could come up with?


Hi Don! Hi everyone!

Dr. Wayne Evans, atmospheric scientist and adjunct professor at
York University, presented a poster about these contrails at a
conference recently. Dr. Evans, an expert on atmospheric energy
dynamics who uses advanced atmospheric sensing technologies,
came to the conclusion that these mysterious contrails were
formed by still secret high performance aircraft, or even

Since Dr. Evans is Canadian and his research funding comes from
Canada, if his conclusion is correct, this may explain why after
"NORAD did its job" its answer to the mystery contrails could
not be as specific as Dr. Evans' was. As for why the objects
that produced the contrails were not picked up on radar, well,
we now know about stealth technology and how it can make
aircraft difficult to detect with radar.

Sometimes objects are picked up on radar which do not show up on
satellite pictures. For example, a meteorologist friend of mine
once noted a broad weather radar band over an area where
pictures showed to be totally free of clouds. He later learned
of an exercise involving military aircraft flying over this same
area where large quantities of radar chaff (such as strips of
aluminum foil) were dropped to cloak their activities.

Nick Balaskas

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