The Claims of Michael J. Murphy - A Factual Examination

Jay Reynolds

Senior Member.
The purpose of this thread is to examine the claims, in no particular order, made by Michael J. Murphy about 'chemtrails'. I encourage anyone to check out what he says and research the when, what, where, how and why he is saying it, then examine the statement and evaluate it based on fact and logic. Source and document his statements and references you use. What he is saying may eventually end up as evidence that will be of some value in the future, and I hope others will help. He is invited to respond to this, and if proven incorrect, we should acknowledge any mistakes made on our part, just as we expect him to acknowldge his own.

I must mention that on May 18th, 2011, I did email Michael J. Murphy a number of questions regarding some of his statements which will be addressed below, and 3 weeks later he continues to make the same statements with no corrections and no response.

Jay Reynolds

Senior Member.
Claim #1-
In the area of Mohave County, Arizona, due to chemtrails spraying, 25 people had blood tests which showed barium at over 1000 times the toxic level.

In a youtube video of a radio show from June 1, 2011, Michael J. Murphy was interviewed by Dr Stan Monteith available here:

Murphy's claim refers to a website by Gianluca Zanna which displays 12 lab reports showing blood barium levels between 70 and 250 mcg/L :

At the website, Mr. Zanna states:
Mr. Gianluca's report is individually linked here: blood.jpg

The Zanna lab report was created by NMS labs and shows the following:
Analysis- Barium, Serum/Plasma
Result - 130
Units - mcg/L
Reporting limit - 11
Notes - elevated

The report includes the following comments:
reported normal: less than 10 mcg/L
NMS lab derived data:
Median, 21 mcg/L
Range, 0-489 mcg/L
10-90% of concentrations range from 1.8 to 165 mcg/L

On June 8, 2011, I contacted NMS labs at 1-800-522-6671, and spoke to their Client Support Representative Mr. Marlow. Here were my questions and his responses:

Q: What does a "reporting limit" mean?
A: This is the minimum detectable amount for which we will make a report.

Q: What does elevated mean?
A: Any amount above the median(average) amount will be reported as elevated.

Q: What does "N-1155" mean?
A.: That is the number of people that NMS tested when we were researching average blood barium levels.

Q: I am looking at a report of barium in blood, what does the comment "Median, 21 mcg/L" mean?
A: 21 mcg/L lies in the center of the range of what 1155 people had in ther blood.

Q: What does "Range, 0-489 mcg/L" mean?
A: That is the spread of blood barium levels that NMS labs found when they tested 1155 average people. The lowest was 0, the highest was 489.

Q: What does "10-90% of concentrations range from 1.8 to 165 mcg/L" mean?
A: Most people's blood barium levels fall into the range of 1.8 to 165 mcg/L.

Michael J. Murphy's claim that these lab tests show "1000 times above the toxic amount of barium" is false. These lab tests show that none of the people tested had toxic levels of barium in their blood, and certainly not 1000 times above a toxic level. Most had completely average levels, some had none at all.

These tests in actuality are an indication that debunks the "barium is being sprayed" claim!

Murphy's claim isn't even logical. If all those people had 1000 times a toxic level in their blood, they would have been buried already. Dr. Stanley Monteith should know better as well.

For more on this case, see:
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Jay Reynolds

Senior Member.
Claim #2- Fun With Math

Claim #2-

A predicted 3” rain in Siskiyou County, California, was dried up by jets spraying barium, which is a desiccant.

Michael J. Murphy said:
@ 17:00 The story I wanted to share with you is about Dane Wigington, who is a solar power expert and he’s also worked in lightning suppression, so he’s studied weather and he has 2000 acres overlooking Lake Shasta and we interviewed him and it’s very sad because much of the plant life there is dying off, but we spent a couple of days there in the late fall and on his property there was a big winter storm that was coming in and I think it was projected to drop 3” of rain. And when we woke up in the morning he said, “Michael, what do you hear?, and I said “I hear jets”, and he said “we are not at all in a flight path, but you will hear these jets flying by all day, its very common,” and what he said was, “What I think they are doing is seeding the clouds, sequestering the moisture, you see, barium is a desiccant, and it will change the molecular structure of the clouds so it will not rain.”

This is not the only time Murphy has referenced this claim. In his Youtube video, “Hawaii Revisited”, he said:

Michael J. Murphy said:
@8:40 “They can steer storms, barium is a desiccant as well, so typically in Northern California, when the rain storms come in, it’s very common to hear airplanes flying over these clouds and its amazing in the past couple of years when these storms come in, they usually bring about 3” of rain, now they are getting a quarter inch, a half inch, not much rain........ Its hurting people, its killing people, and many people have died from this. What do you think people would do if they found out that there might be corporations behind their incredible losses?”
Is Murphy’s claim plausible, or not? He is obviously unfamiliar with chemistry and aviation, and his comments also show that he doesn’t actually know anything barium. This is odd, especially since he has been making claims about barium for years.

The facts are that while barium metal does react with water, it is not a very good desiccant, while barium oxide is! I actually think that barium oxide is what Murphy refers to. So let’s just see what Murphy’s claim comes down to on paper.

What would be required to use barium oxide as a desiccant sprayed from an airplane to “sequester” a 3” rain down to a ½” rain?

First, we are trying to subtract a 3” rain minus ½”, so that equals 2 & ½ inches of rain. A 1” rain falling over one square mile yields 17.38 million gallons of water:

17, 380,000 gallons x 2 & 1/2” of rain equals 43,450,000 gallons of water. Hmmm, these numbers are already starting to look pretty big, eh, and this is only the amount of water that would fall over one square mile!

Now for the chemistry, remember high school, folks? Maybe Michael slept through this one…..

Here is the chemical equation for barium oxide reacting with water:
BaO (s) + 2 HOH (l) ---> Ba(OH)2
So, one mole of barium oxide will react with one mole of water to produce one mole of barium hydroxide.
The molecular weight of water is 18 grams/ mole.
The molecular weight of barium oxide is 153 grams/mole.
Water weighs 3780 grams/gallon, so 43,450,000 gallons of water weighs
43,450,000 x 3780 gm/gal. = 164,241,000,000 grams

164,241,000,000 grams / 18 gm./mole = 912,450,000 moles
So, 912,450,000 moles of water will react with 912,450,000 moles of barium oxide.

How much does 912,450,000 moles of barium oxide weigh?
912,450,000 moles of barium oxide x 1/153 grams/mole = 5,9637,254 grams

Converting grams to pounds:
5,9637,254 grams/ 3780 = 131,649 pounds

So, reacting 2 & 1/2 inches of rain over one square mile requires 131,649 pounds of barium oxide.

Siskiyou County contains 6,347 square miles. To adsorb the water for Siskiyou County, where Murphy says the incident occurred.:
131,649lbs./sq.mi. x 6,347 sq. mi. = 835,579,816 lbs.

How many flights would Murphy’s claim require?
A 747 cargo jet can carry 124 tons, 248,000 lbs.
835,579,816 lbs./248,000 lbs/flight = 3369 flights

Conclusion: Michael J. Murphy’s claim that jets spraying barium(oxide) could have reduced rainfall by 2 & ½ inches over Siskiyou County would require 3369 flights of 747 cargo class jets. The claim is quite simply preposterous. This example is just one of many in which people who believe in chemtrails appear to simply repeat what others say with no proof or rational examination whatsoever.

Murphy's statement that, "Its hurting people, its killing people, and many people have died from this. What do you think people would do if they found out that there might be corporations behind their incredible losses?”, sounds like a provocation. He bears the responsibility for these statements, because besides being baseless, they are very reckless to make towards his target audience of known gullibles.

Jay Reynolds

Senior Member.
Correction to above post

Today, I recognized that I was mistaken in using the square miles figure for Siskiyou County, California, in the posting above. Dane Wigington actually lives in the adjoining Shasta County, which has an area of 3,847.44 sq. mi..
The correct figures are as follows:
Shasta County contains 3847.44 square miles. To adsorb the water for Shasta County, where Murphy says the incident occurred.:
131,649 lbs./sq.mi. x 3847.44 sq. mi. = 506,511,628 lbs.

How many flights would Murphy’s claim require?
A 747 cargo jet can carry 124 tons, 248,000 lbs.
506,511,628 lbs./248,000 lbs/flight = 2042 flights

I apologize for any concern that my inaccuracy may have caused the residents of Shasta County;)

Jay Reynolds

Jay Reynolds

Senior Member.
A Response from Michael Murphy?

I passed along my posting above regarding Claim #1 to Mr. G. Edward Griffin, who forwarded it to his colleague Michael J. Murphy and stated that Mr. Murphy was working on a response. I have had no direct response from Murphy, but I did receive
an email from someone who was "asked to comment", I assume by Mr. Murphy.

The person made several claims, and I asked for references, evidence, and documentation. I received an insulting email back and referred the person to this thread for edification.

This is what I told him:
Jay Reynolds said:
Insults don't make your case any stronger or reflect very well on Mr. Murphy who sent you.
I am 55 years old. I currently work as a US Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer in the position of Chief Engineer.
Here is my bio:

I asked you five specific questions:
1. Provide documentation for your claim that normal blood levels for barium are 0.7 - 2.5 mcg/L
You provided no documentation.
2. Provide references for your claim that barium shouldn't be found in the human body.
You provided no references.
3. Are there any other sources of barium in the environment to which these people are exposed?
You had no answer whatsoever.
4.Provide evidence for your claim of a toxic manifestation in "some people".
You provided no evidence.
5.Provide evidence for your claim that you are a properly accredited and licensed Medical Doctor.
You provided no evidence.

Still, I consider this a learning experience for me. I have learned yet again that it seems the best Mr. Murphy can come up with is an anonymous person who makes claims and cannot back them up! I will be sure to make this information publicly known.

Since there is a slight chance that a small bit of education might do you and Mr. Murphy some good, I will now provide you with documentation for normal blood levels of barium in the human body and sources of barium in the environment. Multiple sources, including NMS Labs, the lab which did ALL the testing in question. If you have a substantive response, feel free to respond to me by email or publicly at this URL:

Jay Reynolds
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