Diembemon writes:

Well, last night after work, after a long week pondering the almost unfathomable efforts of the chem sprayers (and being doused heavily at least several times during), I think I may have had a small breakthrough.

First came the informed tip to "look into" Barium Titanate (BaTiO3). We seem to be in agreement that this is at least one component of that which is being sprayed with such abandon overhead. Barium Titanate is highly refractive, even among many such refractive substances (it weighed in at around 2.5 - nearly double the refractive index of water or ethanol, and higher even than that of glass).

We're looking for something which is pretty darned small ("powdered", for size purposes, though it is not "ground" in manufacture), very refractive (splits light passing through it into constituent wavelengths), an enhancing mechanism for certain wavelengths of light, and quite possibly transparent . So just how DO you locate something so small in a "haystack" like this?

Well, as it happened, I took a little trip (non chemically enhanced, thank you) back to my early days and broke the Black Light out of the storage closet. No, the fluorescent Hendrix poster and velvet Elvis stayed carefully tucked away; I was looking for another type of adventure, and I believe I found it.

"UNDER BLACK LIGHT" (or near-ultraviolet) I figured, "this barium titanate just might show up." And if my initial observations are correct, then show up it did.

And MAN did it show up. There wasn't "that much" of it on my person, but it was there - glowing like ABSOLUTE MAD under black light UV (small patches of it were fluorescing more than the charged dial of an old toxic-glow nuclear-waste watch face!).

I wasn't sure what I was looking for at first. I'd spent a lot of time "under" black light in my youth -- for far less serious reasons -- so when I first saw the "patches" on my hands, I thought them to be just soap scum (bar soap leaves these streaks naturally - it just doesn't rinse off well; also, many bar soaps contain titanium, a whitish substance, for coloring). I basically don't use bar soap at all (home or work), but just to prove to myself what I was looking at, I very thoroughly washed my hands with liquid soap after this initial observation.

When I returned, the little fluorescent blobs (actually, HYPER-fluorescent is a much better description) were still emitting light as strongly as ever and still in their original positions, completely unchanged by my attempt to "rid" or rinse myself of them, even though I knew exactly where they were by having seen them moments before. (Soap scum, by the way, does rinse off with warm water, as it's fat/lipid-based, so is soluble in any sort of grease-cutting environment.) I noticed one "patch" on my adam's apple and several on my hands - the only "exposed" areas of my body during the drizzly rain that particular day [it was cloud-dripping chem scum yesterday]; there were no other "patches" anywhere else on my person that I could find.

As well, these "patches" -- small dots or relatively small agglomerations that resembled glowing paint drops -- had seemed to "migrate" of their own design into the normal cracks and crevices of my hands (though their presence was not limited as such). They were also somewhat difficult to "rub off" even under black light, being amazingly persistent.

The other thing I noticed was the presence of several very small "filaments" - essentially micro-filaments, or tiny "broken threads", on my hands - which seemed to glow almost as much as the "patches".

The filaments were somewhat numerous, and while not quite as visually "spectacular" as the patches, they were most unusual indeed. Whenever I turned the room light back on to see if I could find any of these "objects" on my person, they simply "disappeared". Turning the room light off and letting the black light do its stuff brought them back in full, lighthouse-beaming clarity. I did this for quite a while and was trying to comprehend what lay right before me, as I was still a bit uncertain. After many such trials (and, after 3 or 4 thorough attempts at hand washing, only succeeding in dimming the patches somewhat - I might add that most of the filaments "survived" hand washing as well), I decided to try yet another experiment.

I went to my closet and just randomly pulled out the sweater I had been wearing last Sunday at Piedmont Park; while in the park, I could not detect the chem odors, but became unusually tired and sleepy; unknown to me, another friend of mine was at the park too, though he inexplicably became quite ill while there and had to leave because of illness; later that evening I detected very heavy chem odor on my blue jeans - though very little odor on my sweater - and at the time attributed this to the jeans being cotton (and therefore quite absorbent) and the sweater being an acrylic (not too absorbent at all). My thought was that the chem-stuff seemed to be very persistent at ground level.

Well, as chance would have it, the exact sweater I wore last Sunday was literally COVERED with these UV-glowing (otherwise infinitely transparent) micro-filaments. I didn't believe it at first. I thought that I must be seeing some type of fabric "dust", or something similar. Yet none of my other clothing appeared to have the filaments, or at least not to the degree as I was finding on that particular sweater (the comforter on my bed had a light "dusting" of the same, though).

On LIGHT-COLORED CLOTHING, incidentally, the BaTiO3 is virtually undetectable by UV light (this includes light colored jeans); the contrast range is too narrow to permit one to "see" it, even though I'm sure it's "glowing" madly.

The micro-filaments themselves were also difficult to physically handle, some of them being quite "persistent", almost embedded in the fabric of the sweater, while others seemed to be "on the surface" and could be plucked off. These were very small, yet very visible under my black light all the same. I was also struck by the fact that even though it had been several days since I had handled the sweater, the microfilaments I had found earlier on my hands that evening MATCHED EXACTLY in size, shape, reflectivity, transparency, and other characteristics THE MANY, MANY MICROFILAMENTS I HAD FOUND ON A SWEATER OF "KNOWN QUALITY" - that is, I had been wearing it outside for an extended period during an exposure day. [MIND YOU, I only detected the spray odor on my clothing later that same day - no visible signs of chem-trails, as we've come to know them, seemed to be present in the sky on that particular blue Sunday.]

So, on my person, I had detected persistent "patches" (probably formed from drying raindrops on Thursday as well as persistent and residual "microfilaments" on a sweater worn during a "normal-looking" (but otherwise exposure) day.

The fluorescing characteristics of each are fascinating. They start glowing about their complete portion long before they are even directly in the light path, and will do so even if you have a moderate-wattage incandescent bulb lit simultaneously (just for inspection purposes). They also "respond" very quickly to black light "stimuli" - meaning they need no "charge" time, they "peak" as fast as you can bring the light over - and put forth an amazing glow for something so absolutely invisible under normal sunlight illumination -- or for that matter, under standard household or office lighting.

- You'll need a very dark room, or a room at night with a standard-type light which can be switched off.
- You'll need some type of black light source - either a fluorescent tube-type fixture, or an incandescent "screw-in" bulb, both of which are readily available through home improvement and novelty stores.
- Your skin should amply magnify the light difference of these patches and filaments if they're present; for clothing, however, dark clothes are best; light clothes tend to reflect a lot of the light on their own, reducing the effective contrast and making it virtually impossible to see the glowing patches or microfilaments; I later checked two pieces of light-colored clothing I'd known to have been exposed to chem-stuff to verify this.
- A good mirror is essential as well, for personal inspection.

Give yourself a few minutes to "get used" to looking at things under the black light - everything appears kind of "weird" - eye and skin color, you'll notice unusual markingson yourself that disappear under normal light, colors may change completely, etc. You may even notice the familiar "soap scum" left from waxy/oily residues in the soaps you may use. Not to worry, just give your eyes time to adjust.

I'll be very curious to hear what we find through direct observation like this. For myself, things that stood out were the following:
-- how the microfilaments had "migrated" about my person and living space, turning up in well-lived-in areas, but being almost completely absent in others (at one point I felt all "verklempt" from the sheer violation!).
-- how the "web-like" imagery we've used to describe the airborne trails (as they are dropped and begin to spread out) still holds up; the microfilaments, when you study them quite closely, are all remarkably similar in size and general characteristics -- they look as if to be very tiny, crooked parts of a cobweb which simply "broke apart" and blew onto your clothing with the wind.
-- how very, very "fluorescing" these tiny patches and filaments seem to be, keeping in characteristic with BaTiO3's almost unique abilities to virtually "magnify" certain wavelengths of light.
-- how "tenacious" some of the filaments were, and how extraordinarily "persistent" some of the patches were, as if they had been formulated or mixed originally in a solvent base (!).

It's not the most wonderful feeling, spotting persistent chem-goo on one's own person -- but I think we'd better learn how to do it, and possibly even get good at it, if for no other reason than to understand the amount of exposure we're being subjected to.

This may also make possible certain types of homemade "tests" or "experiments" possible. (moondog - is there any other type of test we could conduct on these probable chem-leavings to determine or confirm the presence of Barium Titanate?)

This still leaves many questions unanswered, but it may prove to be a good starting point... (debunkers should try this, too -- though I'm not at all interested in your "late-stage denial" / convoluted theories, since we may now have physical evidence AND the means of both collecting samples and proving it...) ----------------