posted on May, 3 2012 @ 12:05 PM
I remember specifically as a kid that we were typically excited when we saw a plane leave a contrail in the sky. For some reason, it was just a
really cool thing to watch. It was equally interesting to continue to watch as the trail disappeared behind the plane until it disappeared all
together once the plane hit an area in the sky in which the contrail could not exist. Being a kid, things like that naturally ignited our curiosity
and imagination as to how something like that happens.
Now, 20 years later, I see line after line after line that not only persists but also spreads out and merge with other lines to form a cloud cover.
Just two weeks ago, I left to take my dog to the dog park. I went outside, and the day was so beautiful, though speckled with small, fluffy clouds, I
just had to mention it on my Facebook via my phone as I sat at a stop light. As I drove another mile or so, I then caught a glimpse of the
southwestern sky and was very disappointed to see that I had spoken to soon and my beautiful day was about to become gloomy and overcast. What
disappointed me most that it was clear to see that the stark contrast between the sky above and around me and the southwestern sky because of all the
whispy lines expanding and merging into the thin overcast cloud cover mixed with the other fluffy clouds that were already speckling the sky. I could
all but make out a distinct "boarder" between the normal beautiful, blue, sunny sky and the ugly, whitish, whispy sun-blocked sky that was coming my
way. Within the next half hour, it was all that was above me.
If people want to chalk it up to "increased air travel" and "humidity levels conducive to blah, blah, blah", that's fine. But it still doesn't
explain why this phenomenon was not existent when I was a kid. Even if it is because there weren't that many planes flying around it still doesn't
explain why I nor any of my friends (when I ask them) can ever remember such trails persisting in the sky to form clouds when we were kids when we DID
see planes in the sky.