09. Fingerprints of the Would Be Gods

A Study in Infra-Red

Part nine – Fingerprints of the Would Be Gods


From a drop of water, a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other. So all life is a great chain, the nature of which is known whenever we are shown a single link of it.”

Sherlock Holmes

Prime Suspect – Coal Fly Ash

On August 11, 2015, Geologist, J. Marvin Herndon published a paper of particular importance to our study.

Evidence of Coal-Fly-Ash Toxic Chemical Geoengineering in the Troposphere: Consequences for Public Health

Refreshingly, this scientist, in an official publication, makes no bones about the fact that particulates are being deliberately emplaced into the upper levels of the troposphere for the purposes of geoengineering and that this has gone unidentified and unremarked in the scientific literature for years.


  • Presents evidence that toxic coal combustion fly ash is the most likely aerosolized particulate sprayed by tanker-jets for geoengineering, weather-modification and climate-modification purposes.

  • States that in the spring of 2014 he began to notice these operations whilst residing in San Diego, California.

  • Goes on to outline the growing awareness and concern on the part of the public and efforts to observe air-craft (which he identifies as tanker-jets) involved in this activity and to collect, analyze (making use of commercial laboratories) and catalogue samples of rainwater, soil and other residue as evidence. 

  • Outlines attempts at disinformation such as claims that the trails are merely ice crystals formed from jet exhaust.

  • Notes that post-trailing rainwater has been found to frequently contain Aluminium and Barium and sometimes, Strontium, all of which should not be present in natural rainwater. 

  • The presence of both barium and strontium was intriguing as alkaline elements often occur together in nature (though not naturally in rain water). This suggested to him that the undisclosed particulate matter might be a residual of coal combustion.

Considering the costs and logistics of annually producing vast quantities of the particulates in question, Herndon settled on coal fly ash as the most likely candidate.


Coal Ash (CA) is commonly defined as the combination of two sources of “ash” in a coal-powered generator: (1) fly ash (FA) that goes up the stack and (2) bottom ash (BA) that falls to the bottom of the boiler.

Coal Generator Fly Ash Bottom Ash and Coal Ash Schematic

Coal fly ash, which consists of micron and sub-micron particles, is light and would travel along with the water vapour up smokestacks were it not for the fact that western nations mandate that it be captured and stored by means of electrostatic precipitators.

This stored coal ash, which is rich in Aluminium Oxide (about 30%), is used for numerous applications including being added to cement, road base, drywall, bauxite and as Herndon would suggest, geoengineering particulates, either dispersed directly or as an additive to jet fuel.

Herndon applied two methods to investigate his hypothesis.

One involved comparing the proportions of the elements, Aluminium (Al), Barium (Ba), Strontium (Sr), Iron (Fe), Calcium (Ca), (S), Manganese (Mg), and Boron (B) contained in the rainwater subjected to trailing and collected by concerned individuals, with the corresponding proportions of elements leached from coal ash into water.

The second involved comparing the proportions of the elements contained in dust from the air collected outdoors on a HEPA filter situated in regions subjected to trailing with the corresponding proportions in the coal ash.

It was found that the San Diego trailed rainwater contained the same elements in similar proportions to coal ash.  Like a fingerprint, the 8 element ratios match element by element, strong evidence indeed that the aerosolized substance is coal ash.

It was also found that the 14 element ratios contained in the HEPA dust matched. Two fingerprints.

Identification was made of a 3 element fingerprint of Aluminium, Barium and Strontium in trailed rainwater to a global extent, including countries such as the United States, Canada, France, Portugal, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand where samples were taken by people who had no idea of the connection to fly ash and were testing for those 3 elements only.

Harold Saive speculates that less than 50% of coal ash is successfully re-cycled into industrial products leaving the majority available for covert dumping by jet aircraft.

Geologist Publishes Study Concluding Aircraft Releasing Toxic Coal Ash As Contrails

Figure C

Coal ash production (blue line) began a steep increase in the early 1990’s as observers began to report noticeable aerosol spraying. The percent use (red line) actually kept pace with the sudden increase in production until 2002 when percent use actually exceeded production just as observers were reporting massive increases in jet aerosol dumps.

Megawatts of Power produced by coal generation throuth 2013

This graph reveals a “hockey stick” rate of increase in megawatts for coal powered generation beginning circa year 2000 consistent with the dramatic increase in observed aerosol dumps from jet aircraft over the same 15 year period.  This is consistent with the growth years of coal-fired generation – predominantly in China and India. (Carbon Brief)

Individuals and organizations have fought tooth and nail for years on end to regulate and control the output of this hazardous industrial waste product. Yet, vast efforts have apparently been made to emplace this toxic material on a sustained, industrial scale over widespread regions of the globe in a clandestine fashion unbeknownst to the public. No doubt its appeal lies in the fact that it is a waste product produced in great quantities that would cost money to deal with in ways other than covert climate modification. 

Herndon’s research was correlated with that of concerned individuals and groups around the world who have been finding Aluminium, Barium and Strontium in the rain, snow, soil and air for some time now. These samples have been collected in a scientific fashion, corroborated by professional scientists and confirmed in numerous independent lab tests.

Prominent among these is California based Francis Mangels, forestry expert, professor and master gardener, who worked several years with the USDA Soil Conservation Service as a soil conservationist.

Fingerprints in the Rain

In his backyard rain gauge samples Mangels has regularly found around 1000 ppb (parts per billion) Aluminium and 8 ppb Barium.

The normal concentration of aluminium in the rain should be from 0 – 0.5 ppb. Barium should not be there in any amount. This is 2020 times the normal levels of aluminium.

There is no heavy industry in the Mt. Shasta area.  These samples are correlated with persistent trailing occurring 3-4 days beforehand, the length of time for the particles to reach the ground. The figure jumps to 50 – 3000 ppb.

Up to 3000 ppb has been found in the soil in Mangel’s gardens. In the mountains, levels from around 10,000 to 61,000 ppb have been found in the Snowpack. This is dangerous to drink.

Skeptics often claim contamination of the rain gauge with soil. The figure should be zero or single digits if contamination occurs (for example the jar not being clean). Mangels calls this “background chatter”.


Fingerprints in the Soil

It is important to recognise that Aluminium does indeed occur in soils and that the amount of Aluminium deposited via aircraft is relatively small in comparison. However, it is more important to note that Aluminium should not be occurring in rainwater at levels above the range 0 – 0.5 ppb.

Normal levels in the soil for the California region are around 13,000 ppb.

Since the increased trailing, levels have reached 20,000 ppb and over. The rain has been gradually building up the levels of Aluminium in the soil. 

In 2003, Mangels tested his soil (not touched with compost) and found the pH to be 5.5.

In 2012 the pH was 6.8, a tenfold increase in alkalinity.




Fingerprints in the Surface Water

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) produced data showing elevated levels of Barium in surface water between 1988-2001. Barium should not be present in surface water at any level.  


Fingerprints in the Air and Attempts to Cover Tracks

Between 1990 and 2002, data produced by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) showed elevated levels of Aluminium (1500 - 2000 ng per cubic metre) and Barium (peaked at 50.8 ng per cubic metre in 2002). These were state-wide averages.

An important feature here is that data from between 1990 and 2002 is the only data which the CARB has widely distributed.  Their PR officers refuse to answer questions about the missing data and claim they have stopped analysing for these compounds due to their low levels. Obviously this is not the real reason as any levels above zero are considered toxic. Concerned bodies managed to obtain the missing data (despite the claims that it no longer existed) and found that the newly produced data showed much lower levels. However, the newly released data contradicts the previously released data. The new data, was not publically available but only distributed to the concerned groups.

The old data showed that in 2002, the state-wide average for ambient Aluminium was 1980 ng per cubic metre.  The new data claimed that the state-wide average in 2002 was 67.5 ng per cubic metre.  The new data also claimed that state-wide average Aluminium remained at this level until 2009.  The old data showed that the state-wide ambient air average Barium concentration for 2002 was 50.8 ng per cubic metre.  The new data says it was 27.5 ng per cubic metre.  The new data says that state-wide average Barium concentrations only trended lower from 2002 to 2009.  

This very telling discrepancy strongly suggests a cover up.


Coal-Fired Fingerprints

Aluminium, Barium, Strontium, Boron and Arsenic are showing up in the US West. 

They are also showing up in the Midwest and Eastern US. However, in these regions there are numerous coal-fired plants. Skeptics, in cynical fashion, often refer to rain water samples contaminated with Aluminium and collected downwind of heavy industrial areas, from the period before the clean air regulations act, as a supposed baseline level to attempt to discredit the notion that rainwater should have 0 – 0.5 ppb levels. Even the sources that provided these readings, admit that the Aluminium levels are elevated and by no means normal.

If these toxins show up in the rainwater in these areas, efforts to explain them away as by-product of coal combustion are hampered by an important fact. Fly ash, which is a perfect match for these toxins in such combinations, and which shows up hundreds of miles and more away from coal-fired plants, is purportedly captured electrostatically in the smokestack. Sulphate emissions have also, supposedly, been reduced by 50% since the clean air regulations act.

The number of coal-fired plants in the west is far less, and sulphate levels in the rainwater should be zero on the West Coast, unless there has been a volcanic eruption somewhere in the Pacific. Tellingly, sulphates are not showing up in the tests in the West. 


Summary and Conclusions

  • The constituents of Coal Fly Ash have been shown to match in perfect proportion with the elements found in rain water and air samples that are correlated with persistent trailing occurring 3-4 days beforehand.

  • In addition to rain water and air, these fingerprints have also been found in surface water, snow, and soil.

  • The California Air Resources Board seems to have attempted to cover up the increase in Aluminium and Barium levels in the air.

  • Coal Fly Ash found during periods correlated with persistent trailing, in regions far away from coal-fired plants, and in the upper atmosphere when ground emissions have supposedly been reduced significantly, cannot be explained except by emplacement by means of aircraft.

  • This is reinforced by the fact that sulphates, also produced from coal combustion, are not showing up in the tests in the West.

  • Coal Fly Ash is the most likely candidate for the aerosol of choice for a clandestine climate modification campaign.

In part 10 we shall again widen our gaze to gain a glimpse of this gigantic hound, the footprints of which traverse the planet.