Internet panics over ‘geo-engineered, poison’ snow, so we test it out

Posted at 9:14 PM, Jan 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-31 10:14:14-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – We decided to put some scientific reasoning into the perplexing accusation that the January 28-29 snowfall, which crippled Southern states like Georgia and Alabama, was somehow geo-engineered.

Multiple people are posting videos to the internet of snow that doesn’t melt when a lighter is applied to it. A lot of people have assumed that the videos could be false. That’s not true. The snow isn’t melting–but that doesn’t mean the snow is fake [Our video explainer is at the bottom].

Some people are seen in the online videos freaking out that the snow turns black and has an odor. There are questionable motives behind this snow, some say.

There is some sort of geo-engineering going on across the Nation, and around the world. We do know however, that the strongest weapon any military could posses is one that can manipulate the weather at will.  People all across the country have recently began posting videos, and photo’s, of snow that will not melt. Some people are even reporting that the snow has a strange odor, like chemicals. Is the snow natural, or the result of a Geo-Engineered or HARRP attack?”

Why is this happening? Is it truly an attack on the people of a certain geographic location? We don’t think so. As our meteorologist Mike Stone explained on camera [our video is at the end], the heat directly applied to the snowball is making the snow vaporize.

[CLICK HERE: Skies filled with contrails – or chemtrails- sprayed by the government?]

The snow is disappearing, it is just not melting or dripping.

It is a process called sublimation, and the US Geologic Survey, defines it as “the conversion between the solid and the gaseous phases of matter, with no intermediate liquid stage.”

There is scientific evidence that particulate matter from pollution is present in the atmosphere, even more so in industrial Southern states. But that has nothing to do with the chemical smell people detect on the snow in these experiments. That’s simply from the butane in the lighter, that’s being released while they hold the flame to the snow.

We used a match and a lighter on the snowball, and both forms of fire blackened it. It’s soot marks.

If you dropped that same snowball into a saucepan and heated it up, it would melt. And it melts when you track it inside, right?!

Any other myths we should try busting?