Submitted by Combermere resident Chad Beckwith Smith
On Friday, Nov.4 at 9:58 a.m. looking south over Combermere from Blackfish Bay, I photographed this unusual circular pattern in the sky. My neighbour also witnessed this display, and I wonder how many other Valley residents did too. (Photo Chad Beckwith Smith)
Although I used to work in the airline industry for 17 years and flew all over the world, I never saw anything like this. One possibility is that the vapour trails came from planes in a holding pattern due to not being able to land at an airport because of bad weather. If so, I think they were at too low an altitude and too far from any nearby airport to land safely. Some airline workers have said there are lots of these patterns all over the USA now.
Editor’s Note: Beckwith Smith told The Current that some people think these patterns are Chemtrails; i.e. vapour trails left by chemicals, rather than condensed water vapour due to weather conditions. The scientific community has repeatedly debunked numerous chemtrail conspiracy theories over the past five years.