Hmm. I have contacts in Germany whom I can ask to look further into this.
Will post anything I learn in here.....
I have started my investigation into this and my ex girlfriend Sonja has graciously helped me out with translations and web searches of German News and Meteorological websites relating to the story.
Several hours of searching and reading have returned the following…
The news story posted at the start of the thread is genuine, the TV station and Show presenting the article are real, the bottom line is it isn’t fake.
The TV station that aired the article is called RTL and the website is rtl.de
The show that made and presented the article is called Guten Abend Deutschland.
The shows webpage is here... rtlregional.de/index.php?r=12&c=1192
Guten Abend Deutschland is nationwide but the different regions of Germany broadcast news articles specific to the region that they are aired in. The You Tube article posted above was aired in and specific to Nordrhein Westfalen.
Karsten Brandt is a meteorologist and CEO of donnerwetter.de
which is a popular weather forecasting website and organization in Germany/Deutschland.
Investigation has shown that the event documented above had the attention of the German and Dutch Weather Services.
The following link contains statements by the German Weather Service regarding the event donnerwetter.de/news/specials.mv?action=show&id=7429
Jörg Asmus - meteorologist from the German Weather Service has stated that this was indeed an anomaly and the radar and satellite images conflict in their data on the day of the event, he states that there are 16 weather radar sites in Germany and they could not have all gone faulty at the same time.
There is a full interview with him in German at this link... donnerwetter.de/intern/presse/spiegal.mv?action=show&id=6197
Another mainstream German TV channel (ZDF) aired the following article posted here…nz.youtube.com/watch?v=xCpEcHya7Jk
The journalist who presented this article is Joachim Bublath
Photo here: i14.photobucket.com/albums/a329/smashdracs/joeachim.jpg
Who is a household name throughout Germany and has been working for ZDF for over 2 decades and is responsible for Scientific Journalism.
In the article he presented in the above You Tube link it is stated that additives (sulphur) are being added to aviation fuel as part of an operation to counteract global warming.
ZDF are one of the 2 mainstream public TV channels in Germanyzdf.de
Another article presented on ZDF called the weather makers is available at the following link…zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/4/0,1872,2037188,00.html
The above article states that weather manipulation technologies are being deployed by 15 different companies in 25 different countries around the world. They have purpose built aircraft for this purpose.
Der Spiegel a mainstream magazine in Germany published the following articlespiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,445727,00.html
showing radar images of supposed weather manipulation activities over German airspace, experts of Karlsruher Instituts für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (institute for meteorology and climate research in Karlsruhe) Ulrich Blahak (imk.unikarlsruhe.de/283.php
) and Klaus Beheng (imk.uni-karlsruhe.de/201.php
) agree with Jörg Asmus (mentioned above) and believe phantom clouds have been caused by military experiments
Here is a link to another German TV station (regional) writing about phantom clouds.wdr.de/tv/q21/2351.0.phtml
I have had the benefit of a German native to translate everything linked above for me, unfortunately we can’t translate all of the articles in full for everyone here to read and comprehend but the links are there and I stand by the brief overviews of the links presented here now as translated.
If you know somebody who speaks German who can translate for you what has been linked above you will see that this is now across the German mainstream media, and scientists and meteorologists (including the big guys) are all in agreement that weather manipulation is happening right now. There is a lawsuit that has been filed against it in Germany by Meteorologists.
No straight answer has been forthcoming from the German Air force, in fact all their answers have been evasive and present more questions than answers…
I will be further researching this, hopefully though this is of help to everyone.
Bottom line is that the news article posted at the beginning of the thread is 100% genuine according to my research.
The thing that stands out to me about this right now is just how much exposure there is in Germany about it.
I didnt link it above but there was an organisation (I cant remember the exact name but can find out tommorow) that had something to do with air and space travel who stated that there is a high possibility of illegal weather manipulation being conducted over German airspace...
I need to get the exact details of the lawsuit that has been filed against the "weather manipulators"
Will hopefully be able to add more here soon...
OK The Chaff theory is as follows, There were German war games happening near the area that the "Phantom Clouds" appeared an hour prior to the weather radars detecting them. The "Phantom Clouds" were the result of Chaff dropped by the German Air Force during these exercises.
However, the German Ministry of defense denies that they were the cause and stated when questioned that although they had released a small amount of Chaff during the exercises it was nowhere near enough to create the type of radar disturbance detected. They further stated that the small release of Chaff they were responsible for had dissolved and fallen about 1 hour and 10 minutes after release and was undetectable by the time the "Phantom Clouds" appeared.
The German Ministry of defense stated that the only cause for the clouds could be a huge volume of Chaff which they had nothing to do with.
So this raises more questions.
Why would the Military admit releasing a small amount of Chaff and admit that it had dissapeared very shortly after release and then go on to say that the huge "clouds" detected on weather radar could only have been caused by a large dump of Chaff? If the Chaff they released had gone and was undetecable, how is it possible that someone else could release a very large amount that didnt fall or dissolve but instead formed into long bands hundreds of miles long lasting many hours???
It just does not add up. Who else would possibly want to release an amount of Chaff large enough to interrupt every weather radar across Germany and how could they possibly get away with such a thing?
The Chaff theory is shaky to say the least in light of these facts.
Im März tauchten dann mehrmals weitere, rätselhafte Strukturen in den Radarbildern über Deutschland auf - teilweise auch über Süddeutschland. Durch eine Anfrage im Niedersächsischen Landtag wurde dann auch die Bundeswehr in die Ermittlungen einbezogen. Immerhin kam auch das Verteidigungsministerium zu dem Schluss, dass „nur das Ausbringen sehr spezifischer Düppel in erheblicher Menge“ als Ursache in Frage käme. Die Bundeswehr bestritt, der Verursacher der Radarstörungen zu sein, bestätigte aber, dass in der Nacht vom 22. auf den 23. März 2006 eine Luftkampfübung über den Niederlanden stattfand - etwa eine Stunde vor dem Auftauchen merkwürdiger Echos auf dem Radar. Dabei seien auch Düppel ausgesetzt worden. Diese hätten sich jedoch nach etwa 1 Stunde und 10 Minuten „aufgelöst“. Zudem hätte die ausgesetzte Menge nicht für Radarechos in der beobachteten Größe ausreichen können, gab das Verteidigungsministerium in seiner Stellungnahme an.
In March several other, puzzling structures appeared on the radar images abover Germany, partly also over South Germany. After querying the parliament of Lower Saxony the German Federal Armed Forces were included into the inquiries. The ministry of Defense came to the conclusion, that the only cause that came into question was “the discharge of big amounts of specific chaff”. The German Federal Armed Forces denies causing the radar disturbances but confirm that there was an air force war game above The Netherlands during the night of 22-March 06 to 23-March 06, approximately an hour before the strange echoes appeared on the radar. During this exercise chaff was discharged. Apparently that chaff dissolved within 1 hour and 10 minutes. In a statement the Ministry of Defense says: Furthermore the amounts of discharged chaff would not have been big enough to cause the radar echoes that were seen
Ah, but this isn't all the available information, is it? The DER SPIEGEL article at spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,445727,00.html
(dated 31 October 2006) describes a thorough investigation by Ulrich Blahak and Klaus Beheng; these scientists reckoned they had "cracked" the mystery. Their research revealed that the "spirit cloud" was the result of chaff from the military exercise.
No the DER SPIEGEL article does nothing to prove anything actually. It offers the opinions of the 2 scientists and says they did a comprehensive investigation.
They reckoned they had cracked the mystery but there was no hard evidence presented.
I have had a very good look around the net for information on Chaff and found some interesting stuff.
Chaff is often detected by weather radar in America. I imagine it must be similar in Europe. It is easily identifiable as Chaff by Meteorologists.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=chaff-jan2006wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/97TAs/TA9702/ta97-02.html
In all of the available articles with quotes from the German and Dutch weather services, the Meteorologists say that it was most likely particulate matter artificially placed into the atmosphere. They draw no conclusions that it was certainly chaff. They debated a number of possibilities some of which were quickly ruled out such as bird flocks.
In fact it was because the event was questioned by Scientists from both the German and Dutch Weather Services that it became a debate within the Local Government below where it happened, followed by the denial of the Ministry of Defence that they were responsible. Strangely however it is admitted that there was a military exercise near the area about an hour before the event during which Chaff was released but in...
Quote:"Nowhere near the amount neccesary to cause radar echos on the scale witnessed"
Quote"The Chaff released during the exercise had dissolved an hour and 10 minutes later and was undetectable on radar"
Apart from the military Hector, who else discharges literally TONS (because it would have to be tons and tons of it to create what was seen) of Chaff over a soveriegn countries airspace???