1. Mick West

    Giant Spreading Contrail Over Sacramento

    Spotted this one while driving West on the 50 from Placerville towards Sacramento, stopped at a thrift store and took some photos including the above panorama. When I got home the flight was fairly easy to track down: What was interesting about it is the portion of the trail to the west, over...
  2. Mick West

    Unusual Segment of Trail on KLAS-TV, Alamo, Las Vegas It looks like a cloud, but it isn't -- a natural cloud -- anyway. It's a white, fluffy formation that could have been emitted from the back of an aircraft, though not like any aircraft that's been made public. So...
  3. Mick West

    What's the Farthest Distance a Contrail is Visible at?

    I just took this photo of a contrail in the distance out of my window. While this is admittedly a terrible photo, what is remarkable about it is that when I looked in, the only plane that matched was an A380 that was 115 miles away. The distance also matches the plane...
  4. Mick West

    S-Shaped Contrail off the Oregon Coast

    Taken a 2:26PM PST (22:26 UTC) yesterday, Jan 13th, from the 101 in Warrenton, OR, by Matt Crowley. Looking roughly Southwest. Here:,-123.898274,3a,15y,242.08h,90.42t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1srg7SSnYz8sT-tZdOQXCBWA!2e0 A plausible candidate is this Gulfstream...
  5. ufoofinterest

    Hoax: Supposed UFO releases orb over Southern California.

    This appears to be a hoax, with faked camera motion added in Adobe After Effects, as explained in this video by HoaxKiller: More detail from HoaxKiller (along with lots of other hoaxes debunked) here: It's a HOAX. It's pure CGI...
  6. Trailblazer

    "Black aerosol" spray over the Netherlands (contrail shadow at sunset)

    A section of this video (starting at 4:27) is doing the rounds on Facebook. eg What we are seeing here appears to be a contrail that is almost perfectly aligned with the low sun (which is apparently close to the horizon, hidden behind the building). The aircraft is heading towards the...
  7. Mick West

    Possible Bolide Contrail over Utah. Oct 2 2014

    Above Oct 2 image from Martin van Hemert, who writes via email: I found your website the other day when researching some unusual contrails I've seen. I live in Payson, Utah (about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City). In the early morning of November 18, 2009 I saw and photographed some unusual...
  8. Mick West

    Solved: Portsmouth UK, "Alien Flight Path" UFO Contrail [Private Jet + Perspective]

    A supposedly unusual contrail turns out to just be a business jet making a slight course correction. This seems much more dramatic than it actually was, because of the forced perspective.
  9. Mick West

    Debunked: The Science Claims of Global March Against Chemtrails and Geoengineering

    Global March Against Chemtrails and Geoengineering makes the following claim on their facebook page: ( Global...
  10. J

    Interesting Contrail Shadow in the Polar Vortex

    I was in Milwaukee Wisconsin for the holidays last winter when the Polar Vortex struck the city. Awesome and brutal cold. It got down around minus 22 centigrade when I took these photos. I got up before sunrise, which was about 7:23, (December 29, 2013 - oops, the date might be off a day or two)...
  11. Trailblazer

    "Chemtrail plane" on Google Maps (plane + contrail captured by satellite)

    A series of images from Google Maps has been claimed to show an aircraft leaving chemtrails; e.g. see From the labels on the images it is easy to find the location. The plane is flying slightly south of east above Issenheim in eastern...
  12. Mick West

    Solved: U-Shaped Contrail near San Francisco [NASA502 Survey, again]

    Several tweets about this today: I'm assuming these are near real-time, as people tweet from their phones. That would put this one at around 12:50 PDT (UTC-7) 19:50 UTC. It appears to be looking due south, from...
  13. Mick West

    Explained: Flying Carpet Rhombus-shaped Cloud in Exeter

    via: The straight-edged rectangular formation was seen in the sky in Exeter, Devon - and images were quickly posted on social media. One picture of the rhombus-shaped cloud was...
  14. skephu

    Video of abruptly starting contrails in Dover, UK

    Just recently someone in a discussion wrote that this video actually convinced them that chemtrails are real: Here, two planes fly almost parallel, and it is shown that their contrails have a well-defined starting point. They also seem to chase a third plane, which is, however, not contrailing...