What Is the Chemtrails Conspiracy Theory?


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The chemtrail conspiracy theory hypothesizes that the government is using contrails expelled from jets to mix in some other chemicals to inflict harm. Many versions of the theory attempt to explain what the government is ultimately trying to achieve.

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This conspiracy theory first circulated in the 1990s from observations that contrails have started to become thicker and tend to stay in the air for an extended period compared to earlier years. Some theorize that chemtrails are a means to carry out top secret experiments or biological warfare, or they are efforts to combat global warming. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has debunked these theories and explained that the so-called chemtrails are not harmful and are just normal trails brought about by condensation.

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