About three weeks ago, PLW began complaining of a persistent earache, and then a burning sensation on his neck. Within a day or two blistery-type lesions appeared on the back of his neck. Within another two days or so, he had a full-blown case of the shingles .... "the worst" the doctor had ever seen. We had a couple of scary days, as the lesions progressed to his face, and we worried about his eyes--- shingles can cause blindness. Now, you need to understand that shingles are usually a by-product of stress, although a trauma or injury to the body can also be the culprit. But since, if you know PLW, he rarely gives into stress, we credited a weekend project that involved him lifting sixty 80-pound bags of concrete as the source of the outbreak.
First of all, the rare cases of shingles that have come into my sphere of family and friends, have always been among what our culture would term "the older population." In fact, shingles usually happens to people over 60 and closer to 70 years of age. Yet PLW is 10-20 years younger than those age groups. Then the fact that two weeks later, his sister is diagnosed with shingles. And just this week another friend of ours has come down with a severe strain of shingles that causes a palsy in the facial muscles. His concern is that sometimes that muscle tone does not return. The curious thing is that all these people are far younger than the average age of shingles patients.
As you can imagine, I started wondering about this "coincidence." And I began to hear about more and more cases of people popping up with the shingles. Even ten years ago, you only heard of the occasional case of shingles, and then usually among the elderly. Now, I was hearing about multiple cases, and all of them in the recent past.
Then just yesterday morning, a very good friend forwarded me an email with a most interesting link. it was of a Youtube video that talked about the rising number of shingles cases and questioning whether it could be in conjunction with the increasing number of sighted chemtrails. The doctor in the video, Dr. Edward Group, is a natural healing proponent and comes with a pretty good case of credentials.
Whether you believe this as fact or call it a hoax, you cannot deny the countless reports from concerned citizens who have witnessed these strange, wispy cloud formations in the sky. Just Google "chemtrail" and see that this subject is not treated lightly. Read the myriad of articles and look at the images, then decide for yourself. The fact that reports come from all over the globe, and that "official" responses to the allegations have been somewhat vague, only serve to lend more credibility to the witnesses of actual events. For instance, in Britain, when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was asked "what research her Department has undertaken into the polluting effects of chemtrails from aircraft", the response was that "the Department is not researching into chemtrails from aircraft as they are not scientifically recognised phenomena...". Not that they don't exist; they just don't recognize them and therefore aren't studying them.
Hmmm, "no substantiated evidence" and "no scientific evidence" are terms I would be willing to apply to Global warming, as well. So, excuse me, if these denunciations aren't exactly convincing. And we've seen how the "scientific evidence" for Global Warming has been increasingly challenged.
Then in 2001, United States Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced legislation that would have permanently prohibited the basing of weapons in space, and he listed chemtrails as one of a number of exotic weapons that would be banned. So why enter them into the Congressional record if they don't exist?
I will assert that I am highly unqualified to prove the validity of chemtrails, but I will tell you that I have seen them. These supposed "condensation trails" have appeared in the sky, been highly visible and lasted far longer than the trails from commercial airliners. I cannot say that they are the definitive cause of the recent and unprecedented outbreak of shingles among a population that is normally not susceptible to them. But I will tell you that I witnessed such "trails across the sky" a few weeks before PLW became so frighteningly ill. Coincidence? Perhaps. But if I continue to hear of more cases among younger members of our community, then I just might have to start wearing a tin-foil hat.
Psalm 41:3 "The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness."