THE BREATH OF A DECADE

THE BREATH OF A DECADE
Clifford E Carnicom
Dec 18 2010
Edited Jan 10 2011

This paper is written to let it be known that the basic problems related to environmental contaminants disclosed over a decade ago remain essentially the same.  An airborne filament sample has again been received and it has been properly documented.  This material is identical in form and structure to that sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for identification.  This agency refused identification of the material and declared that it was not their policy to do so.  All available evidence indicates that the general populace has been subjected to the ingestion of these materials through airborne methods for more than a decade, at a minimum.  The filaments have been analyzed in detail to the degree possible with available resources and they have been reported on extensively within this site.

The filaments have been shown to contain (and continue to do so with this report) complex internal structures and biological components.  These environmentally dispersed filaments have been shown to have a high degree of similarity and correlation with those that are characteristic of the so-called “Morgellons” condition.  Human samples of filaments representative of the “Morgellons” condition have been cultured extensively, and they continue to show the same level of similarity with the environmental samples that are disclosed here.

I shall not belabor the issue as ample opportunity and notification to the public has been provided as to the seriousness of the case.  The purpose of this paper is to inform the public that:

1. The problems as identified more than a decade ago remain.

2.  All evidence indicates that the general populace has been repeatedly subjected to the ingestion of these airborne filament materials.  The airborne filaments, at the smallest level of division, measure at the sub-micron level in thickness (less than that of asbestos fibers).

3. The filaments contain a complex internal structure and they contain biological components, potentially related to chlyamydia-like organisms.  Erythrocytic forms have also been repeatedly identified or cultured from both environmental and human filament samples.

4.  The characteristics of these environmental filaments and those of the so-called Morgellon’s condition appear to be essentially identical.

5.  From a statistical standpoint, it appears that the general populace is subject to the so-called “Morgellon’s” condition.

6.  Proper identification and analysis of both the environmental samples and the “Morgellon’s” condition remains undone.

7.  The Carnicom Institute has the desire to have the proper work completed in a publicly accountable fashion with the proper resources; the Institute is dependent upon public participation and support to further this cause.  Significant resources will be required to make further progress.  Public service and government agencies, environmental organizations, health institutions, academia and private organizations have failed to serve the public’s environmental and health needs.

8.  The vitality and viability of human existence and life on this planet, as it has been known to exist, is under threat.

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Airborne Filament Sample, Atwater CA  Nov 14 2010
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Airborne Filament Sample, Atwater CA  Nov 14 2010
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Airborne Filament Sample, Atwater CA  Nov 14 2010
Internal biological  clustered structures(chlamydia-like) visible.
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Airborne Filament Sample, Atwater CA  Nov 14 2010
Internal individual biological structures(chlamydia-like) visible.
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Airborne Filament Sample, Atwater CA  Nov 14 2010.
Complex internal structure apparent.
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Human Blood Cells:
Control Photograph for Reference Magnification Purposes.
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Please also consider viewing this recent video that is available.  

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A translation to English will be helpful; please send to info@carnicominstitute.org if possible.
Thank you to the individuals that have made this video available and for any translation assistance.

Clifford E Carnicom
Dec 18 2010

MORGELLONS : THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM

MORGELLONS :
THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM

Clifford E Carnicom
June 14 2010

Note: I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information. I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident.  Each individual must work with their own health professional to establish any appropriate course of action and any health related comments in this paper are solely for informational purposes and they are from my own perspective.

Those that are familiar with my work know that I take issue with the claim put forth that the so-called “Morgellons” condition is a highly restricted situation that affects only a few individuals that happen to manifest a certain set of skin conditions.  To the contrary, the work shows that the general population appears be to subject to the condition and that the criteria used to establish its existence should be focused on biological change and manifestations WITHIN the body.  It is my position that filaments  that occur within the body and the alteration of the blood are more suitable criteria upon which to establish the presence or absence of the condition.  

Thus far, every individual that has participated in this testing reveals this internal change, and it is only the degree of change and alteration within the body that varies.    It remains hopeful that exceptions to this generalization will be found in the future as a basis for more study.    Given the state of affairs, however, these changes can in no way be considered to be “normal”, just as the engineered physical alterations to our planet (with emphasis upon our atmosphere) can not be accepted as “normal”.  This is a truth regardless of the amount of time that we are subjected to these injustices.

The purpose is this paper is to make an emotional appeal to you.  Adequate time to lay the groundwork of scientific method and discovery has been provided in a myriad of ways and it is now time to ask the more basic and fundamental questions:

At what point do you realize that you are involved?   

At what point do you realize that your children are involved?

At what point do you realize that those you know and love are involved?

At what point do you realize that life beyond yourself is involved?  

And at what point do you realize that the life and health of the planet itself is involved?

Rest assured, I will add to our “clinical body of knowledge”…  But if this is all that can be seen, and if this is all that you are looking for at this stage of the game, then you have missed out on the scale of the problem and of your own participation in the problem.  A passive acceptance of injustice is no longer excusable if the future course of events is clear with no underlying change in prospect.  

Let us now go on in the more comfortable vein of providing you with “more evidence” that there is indeed a problem.  Over the past couple of years, I would estimate that at least three dozen people have participated in the study of internal biological changes that I have initiated.  The studies were an outgrowth of the initial studies that focused upon the skin (external) alterations that are more commonly reported to establish the existence of the condition.  It became apparent to me that such external examinations were not sufficient to establish the underlying basis of the condition.  Only time and proper effort will identify the true distribution of the condition and the causative factors, but based upon the work herein it is certainly statistically fair at this point to include the entire population as under risk.  Furthermore, the work shows that examination of the human form alone is myopic enough in its own right.

I do not always  have the means, time or resources to continue repeating certain tests unless additional cause or information comes to light.  Such additional cause of information is the subject of this paper.  The opportunity to further investigate the influence of diet and age upon the Morgellons conditions has arisen, and my appreciation is extended to these two individuals that have added to our body of knowledge on this subject.  One of the individuals that has participated in this study is that of a 37 year old life-long vegetarian male and the other is that of an 8 year old male child.  The results of the work are presented below for your study.   When you have finished with your study on this occasion, I am asking you to return to the series of questions that have been asked of you above.  This time, for us to continue with this dialog,  I must ask YOU for YOUR answers.


PHOTOGRAPHS:

37 Year Old Vegetarian Male :

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A case of the dental sample for the 37 year old vegetarian male.  The process of sampling is as follows:  The mouth of the subject is cleaned thoroughly so that no evidence of any solid material within the mouth is visible whatsoever.  The individual then takes approximately 20 ml. (i.e., a swig) of red wine and vigorously swishes the wine in the mouth, gums and teeth for approximately three minutes.  The contents of the solution after this time period are expelled into a petri dish and the majority of the wine siphoned off.  The procedure is then repeated two more times, for a total exposure of approximately 9-10 minutes.  The individual shows no anomalies at the skin level.  The material shown here is of a filament nature (it is not a precipitate; this will be discussed further below) and it has been reported on and described in detail extensively on this site.  The correspondence of this material from inside the body has been made with filament samples acquired from the skin (i.e, exterior of the body).  The correspondence of this sample material with that of certain environmental samples has also been made.  See prior reports.

The red blood cells of the same 37 year old vegetarian male examined under the microscope at high power (approx. 10,000x).  This individual states himself to be in apparent good health prior to the observations provided here.  The correspondence of the structures that are degrading the cell walls of the red blood cells (bacterial-like) and those that have been continually found within the filament samples (environmental, skin and dental) has been repeatedly made.  Please also refer to the paper entitled “A Mechanism of Blood Damage” dated Dec. 14, 2009 for further information on this subject.  The damage to the integrity of the cell walls is apparent, and is identical to that first observed as characteristic of individuals manifesting skin anomalies reported in association with the so-called “Morgellons” condition.  The condition of the cells shown in this image is typical and representative of the entire sample observed.  

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An additional example of the condition of the red blood cells of the 37 year old vegetarian male.  This  individual eats dairy products but no meat.  This individual has the distinct background of having been a vegetarian from a very early age (i.e., approximately since he was 4 years old).
Magnification approx. 10,000x.

An additional example of the condition of the red blood cells of the 37 year old vegetarian male.  The significant disruption to the cellular structures as has been reported on extensively on this site is apparent.  Individuals sampled thus far vary widely in age, location and are of both sexes.
Magnification approx. 10,000x.

 


8 Year Old Male Child :

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The case of the dental sample for the 8 year old child.  The procedure followed is identical to that described for the 37 year old male above.  Filament samples are once again visible.  The material is of a filament nature; it is NOT a precipitate (see additional note below).  This is the second occasion on which a child has participated in the studies with the permission of the parents.  In both cases the results are affirmative and identical with respect to the presence of the filaments INTERNAL to the body.  The individual displays no skin anomalies.  For previous work that is relevant to this presentation, please refer to the paper entitled “And Now Our Children“, dated Jan 11, 2008.

The condition of the red blood cells of the 8 year old child in coincidence with the dental samples provided in this test.  No additional comments will be made.  Please refer to the voluminous work on this subject prior to this paper.  I also refer you to the series of questions that are the basis of this paper.
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An additional example of the condition of the red blood cells of the 8 year old child in coincidence with the dental samples provided in this test.
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An additional example of the condition of the red blood cells of the 8 year old child in coincidence with the dental samples provided in this test.
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Some Prospects for the Future :

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This series of photographs is NOT presented as a cure or solution to anything.  They do, however, present the potential merits of dedicated research that are in opposition to any acquiescence to the current state of affairs.  These photographs represents the condition of the blood of an individual that has pursued certain strategies that have been recently proposed and outlined through this site.  The strategies are centered on the benefits and disadvantages of alkaline vs. acidic diets and on the role of anti-oxidants with respect to health.  The strategies are the result of certain filament culture trials that have described at some length on this site.  No medical advice or diagnosis is implied or stated herein; each individual is responsible for consultation with the health professional of their choice for any choice of action pursued.  The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only.  Please refer to the notice at the beginning of this paper and as pronounced ubiquitously  on this site.
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The photographs of the red blood cells shown here are representative only on the date of this work, approximately May of 2010.  Indeed, one of the conclusions that has been reached through observations is that the condition of the blood can change fairly rapidly, e.g. over a 3 week interval.  The life cycle of a red blood cell is approximately 3 months, however, significant changes in the general condition of the blood (both improvement and degradation) have repeatedly occurred within the fairly brief interval of 3 weeks.  Monitoring of the blood on a continuous basis is therefore another strategy that may be evaluated as to its merit in the assessment of the “Morgellons” condition.  What is generally shown here is a return of the cells to a more uniform geometry and integrity that does follow a period of increased alkalinity and antioxidants within the diet of the individual.  It is also true to state that the condition of the cells of this individual, several months past,  were quite similar to the degraded examples shown above.  Sharp and fairly rapid periods of degradation have also been observed, and therefore these photographs present only potential benefits from the current research and not absolute benefits.  Each individual must consult with their own health professional to evaluate any strategies for improved health.
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This photograph shows what appears to be a white blood cell in the process of engulfing the bacterial-like structures that have been under extensive study.  This type of observation has in general been quite rare.  The observation suggests the enhancement of the immune system may have some effectiveness in diminishing the numbers of the growth form.  Magnification approx. 10,000x.

This photographs is representative of why emphatically no solution or “cure” to this biological condition is claimed or implied herein.  It has been observed that the blood serum appears to be a primary carrier of the bacterial-like structures (see A Mechanism of Blood Damage).  Therefore, cases have been observed where the blood cell geometry has returned to a more normal form but the distributions of the bacterial-like forms remain extensive in the surrounding serum.  Each individual is to consult with their own medical professional for any interpretation and advice of any results shown here or on this site.
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A Typical Example of What We Are Facing :

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This is a representative example of the filament culture in mid-stage growth.  This filament growth has resulted from a dental sample “seed”, as outlined in red within the photograph.  The culture medium is white wine.  Various mediums have been found to be productive, but the simplest and most useful thus far is that of both red and white wines.  There are four primary stages of growth that have described in the reports.  The first is the chlamydia-like (bacterial like) growth stage.  The second (additional, not replacement) is the pleomorphic growth for which mycoplasma-like forms remain a candidate.  The third stage (additional, not replacement)  is the filament growth (as shown here) .  The fourth stage (additional, not replacement) is the development of erthyrocytic forms within the filament growth.  

Within the filament stage of growth, there are 3 stages of sub-growth that occur.  The first stage of filament growth is pure white in color.  This stage can be seen on the boundaries and edges of the primary growth shown above.  This stage is short-lived, commonly on the order of 1-3 days.  The second stage is a transformation to a greenish color, and this dominates the mid-stage of growth as shown above.  This stage can commonly last on the order of two to three weeks.  The final stage is a transformation to a deep black color (not shown).  The complete process can take commonly on the order of two to three months to complete.  When the black stage of growth is complete (mature stage) the consistency of the growth begins to approximate a tar-like nature.  The growth solution (originally wine) becomes darker and more viscous in nature.


Additional Note:  It is claimed by some “parties” that the dental samples obtained are “normal” and that there is “nothing to be concerned about” with the subjects of these reports.  The basis of this claim is a known reaction that takes place between red wines and saliva, whereby a precipitate is formed.  It is claimed that such precipitates are the basis of these reports, and hence there is no concern for the findings shown..  These claims are inadequate and false for the following reasons:

1.  What is observed and reported upon, for many years now, is a FILAMENT structure.  It is NOT a precipitate.
2.  The reaction between saliva and red wines does indeed occur, and it has been studied extensively under the microscope.  The precipitate is in no way identical or similar to the filament material that is the subject of the reports.
3.  The sheer volume of filament materials produced, as in the first example shown above, is enough to eliminate any realistic portrayal as a precipitate formation.
4. The precipitate test can be easily reproduced and examined outside of the body, as it is not dependent upon material that emanates from the gums of the individual, as the specimens of these reports do.  The wine-saliva-precipitate reaction is dependent only upon the interactions between wine and saliva, and is relatively trivial compared to the materials that are shown here.  The material that is the subject of this report emanates from the gums of the individual.

ANIMAL BLOOD

ANIMAL BLOOD
Clifford E Carnicom
Jan 27 2010

 

I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information. I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident.

Samples of blood from two canines have been made available to me for examination.  The age of one of the dogs is 11 years and the age of the other dog is unknown.  

Both animals show the existence of the chlamydia-like organism within the blood and the serum in a fashion identical to that which has been repeatedly found in human blood samples.  This particular organism is under extensive study and it is a dominant component of the biological research that is underway.  This organism, along with three other forms (pleomorphic, encasing filament, erythrocytic) repeatedly described are central aspects of the so-called “Morgellons” condition.  

This research reveals that the consideration of biological  symptoms, structures and characteristics of the Morgellons condition must now be extended to include other life forms beyond that of the human.  

At a minimum, this consideration now extends to the mammalian segment of the animal kingdom.  There is additional research (external DNA examination and culture analyses) underway which suggests that this discovery may extend further to include the plant kingdom or the food supply; further examinations are required to clarify the initial findings.  

PHOTOGRAPHS:

canine blood

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An example of canine blood subjected to examination at high power under the microscope.   The existence of the chlamydia-like organism that has been reported on extensively over several years on this site is evident.  Several instances of the organism attached to the exterior of the erythrocyte wall are visible.  Approx. magnification is 10,000x.

Additional instances of the chlamydia-like organism external to and attached to the exterior of the canine erythrocyte wall are visible.  Please see A Mechanism of Blood Damage and Live Analysis for further information on human studies.  This particular organism is a central focus by this researcher on the Morgellons conditions
Approx. magnification is 10,000x..

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Additional instances of the chlamyida-like organism external to the canine erythrocyte wall are visible.  Approx. magnification is 10,000x..

 A sample of the blood of the 11 year old canine subjected to high magnification.  Additional damage to the integrity of the erythrocytes  of the 11 year old dog exists in comparison to the other sample.  Approx. magnification is 10,000x.

MORGELLONS : pH, CONDUCTIVITY, IONS & LIVE ANALYSIS

MORGELLONS :
pH, CONDUCTIVITY, IONS & LIVE ANALYSIS

Clifford E Carnicom
Jan 10 2010

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I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information.  I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident.

All work thus far indicates that the culture forms under examination encompass primary pathogenic forms that are in association with the so-called “Morgellons” condition.  These are the the encasing filament, the chlamydia-like organism, the mycoplasma-like (pleomorphic) organism and under certain conditions, the erythrocytic (red blood cell) form.  This list does not exclude current or future discoveries by any party that are sufficiently documented, but this list is inclusive as of this date.

An exact match in chemistry, size and growth has been established between the human biological based cultures and the cultures developed from a specific airborne filament sample that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has refused to identify.  The same degree of similarity has been achieved with a culture developed from a human DNA extraction.   Please see previous reports for further information on these topics.

The chemistry of the various cultures has been under study in more detail of late, and the following assessments can be provided at this time:

1.  The culture flourishes in an acidic environment.  Most biochemical processes take place within relatively narrow and defined pH ranges.  As such, the acidic nature of the growth medium has increased in importance in the evaluation of the growth.  Conversely, it is proposed at this stage that an increase in alkalinity in the growth medium is likely to be less favorable to the growth process.  This hypothesis is eventually to be tested in detail, but several months will likely be required to detail that problem.

2. Conductivity testing indicates that the conductivity of the growth medium increases substantially in correlation with the age of the culture.  This indicates that an increase in the ion concentration of the growth medium has occurred as the culture matures.  The growth of the filament stage of the culture usually passes through three color phases during maturation : white, green and eventually black.  The full growth cycle can commonly take two to three months to complete.

3.  The pH of the culture medium itself (red wine)  does not appear to significantly change during the growth process.  When this information is coupled with that of the conductivity report above, it can be established that the H+ ion or the OH- ion concentration does not appear to change substantially during the growth process.  It does remain clear, however, that the growth propagates strongly within an acidic (increased H+ concentration, specifically red wine) environment.

4.  The increase in conductivity beckons for the determination of what ion species change as a function of growth, i.e., if not the hydrogen or hydroxide ion.    A series of qualitative chemical tests of the affected culture medium vs. a control of original red wine have been conducted.  Although the work is of a preliminary nature, it does appear as though certain ions of importance have been identified. The initial assessments at this stage are that:

     a. There are indications of an increase in the chloride ion concentration (Cl-) with the age of the culture.

     b.  There are indications of a decrease in the iron ion concentration (Fe2+) with the age of the culture.

5.  It appears that the chlamydia-like organism ( a focal point of the biological research underway)  can use the ferrous ion as a source of nourishment.  This assessment is reached both through qualitative chemical ion analysis and by direct observation of the culture development.

There are likely to be significant biological ramifications that would accompany such chemical changes, should these analyses be borne out in time; these are to be discussed at a later point if they are further confirmed.  It is reasonable to expect significant biochemical changes in conductivity or ion exchange within the human organism.   It is also germane to state that iron is essential in the production of hemoglobin, and that degradation of red blood cell integrity has been a primary subject of research for some time now.  It can also be stated that a decrease in iron levels can lead to increased fatigue and immune suppression.  

No medical advice or diagnosis of ANY kind is made with the presentation of this information, and all readers are advised and required to work with their chosen health professional for any medical or health concerns or issues.  All reports of a biological nature are to be regarded as informational only and they derive from independent research.

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CULTURE ION ANALYSIS :

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A testing of the hypothesis that iron may act as a nutrient source to the pathogenic culture within the red wine medium.   In this case, a mature and relatively inactive portion of the culture is at the top left corner of the photograph (dark green conglomerate).  A small amount of ferrous sulfate in powdered form has been added to the surface of the wine medium.  The question to be answered is whether or not there is a noticeable resurgence in growth in conjunction with the presence of the iron compound.  The result of the test is positive, i.e., there is an increase in growth that relates directly to the added presence of the iron.

Another photograph showing the relatively rapid development of cultural growth (white specks , chlamydia-like component, one of four components) on the newly introduced iron salt on the top of the wine. The hypothesis of utilization of the iron iron (Fe2+) appears to have been confirmed with this test.    This growth was perceptible within approximately two days time.  Ferrous sulfate is  soluble in both water and alcohol and will produce ferrous  ions (+2) in this wine medium.  The hypothesis of consumption of the ion has been tested through a series of qualitative iron tests, and the initial results of those tests is also positive.

 

A live examination at HIGH magnification of the developing culture growth (the same growth referred to above)  that is a result of the introduction of the soluble iron compound into the red wine medium.  The growth in all respects is perfectly identical to the chlamydia-like organism that is the subject of intensive study in these reports.  This particular organism appears to be a crucial link in the understanding of the biological disruptions that are characteristic of the “Morgellons” condition.  This video shows the capture of the organism in a live mode for the first time.  It is apparent that the organism is motile.  Magnification approx. 10,000x.  Please allow sufficient time for all videos to load as well as for sufficient bandwidth.

Another view  in a live mode at HIGH magnification of the newly developing cultural growth in direct response to providing a source of ferrous ions within the red wine culture medium.
Magnification approx. 10,000x.

LIVE BLOOD CELL ANALYSIS :

 

A live view of a blood sample that demonstrates the frequent, if not ubiquitous occurrence of the chlamydia-like organism.  This finding has been extensively reported on, and additional information can be found in the paper entitled A Mechanism of Blood Damage from Dec 2009.  In this specific case, the two organisms that appear to be within the central cell may actually be underneath or on the top of the cell as opposed to within it.  These blood cells appear to be of reasonable integrity and at this  time do not demonstrate the breach of the cell wall that commonly occurs in more severe cases.  One of the important findings (please see referenced paper above) is that large numbers of the organism can often be found within the serum of the blood even if the red blood cells themselves remain intact.  It has also been determined that red blood cell integrity can change quickly, i.e., both deteriorate or improve, within a three week period.  It is surmised that the state of the immune system is a critical factor in the changes or progressions that can take place.  Careful observation of this video will reveal the existence of additional live organisms in the blood external to the cells.  Magnification approx. 10,000x.

Another live view of the blood sample.  Careful observation of this video will reveal numerous instances of the chlamydia-like organism external to the cell walls.  Motility is apparent.  Magnification approx. 10,000x.

MORGELLONS : AN ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCE

MORGELLONS :
AN ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCE

Clifford E Carnicom
Dec 14 2009

I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information. I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident.

An environmental source, at least in part, for specific biological organisms that are under scrutiny in association with the so-called “Morgellons” condition, has been identified.   This source is the unusual airborne filament sample that was sent in June of 2000 to the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for identification on behalf of the public welfare.  The United States EPA refused to acknowledge the existence of the sample for a period of one and one-half years, and subsequently returned the sample without identification after a Freedom of Information Act request for accounting was submitted by a third party.  

Upon return in 2001, the EPA stated that it was not the policy of the Agency to “test, or otherwise analyze any unsolicited samples of material or matter.

The mission of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is to “protect human health and the environment.”1

This particular and same sample that was sent to the EPA has been successfully cultured and reproduced, and the culture growth exhibits the identical biological organisms, structure and chemistry of certain biological filaments that are under extensive study in association with the Morgellons condition.  The sample has been held in custody for more than ten years to await opportunities for proper identification.  This particular form of material has been observed, gathered, reported and documented on numerous occasions by independent citizens during the last decade.  The filament samples have been considered by many to be a potential health hazard due to the sustained lack of proper identification and the airborne nature.  Previous documentation of the events surrounding the original requests for identification are available through this site.

An incomplete (or false) report by a private laboratory, at cost, was received shortly after the EPA refusal of identification.  A meeting held to confront and dispute the findings of the private laboratory was abruptly canceled while in process when evidence was presented that contradicted the report using numerous independent methods of observation and analyses.  No further progress in formal analytical or biological identification has been made since that time.

The method of culturing is identical to that which has been developed for certain dental filament samples, and it involves the application of an alkali in solution to the filaments, heat, and subsequently an introduction into a wine medium for growth.  The culture has taken approximately four to six weeks to develop.  This method has been briefly described on numerous occasions with respect to the dental sample analyses, and it will not be repeated here.

The specific cultured structures that have been identified are the chlamydia-like organism, the mycoplasma-like organism (pleomorphic), and the encasing filament structure.  The erthyrocytic form within the EPA culture has not been identified at this time.  The recent set represents three out of four primary forms that continue to be under examination from a multitude of analyses viewpoints.  Erythrocytic forms were identified by an independent medical professional in the original sample that was submitted to the EPA, and that has been reported on in detail within this site during the early part of this decade.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

cultured fiber

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An example of more mature development within the culture medium.  Comprised of an encasing filament and internal structures of both chlamydia-like (red arrows) and the pleomorphic (ribbon-like) forms.  Magnification approx. 10,000x.

A digital close-up of the chlamydia-like organisms (red arrows) that have developed in solution from the cultured EPA filament sample.  Magnification approx 30,000x.

pleomorphic structures

encasing filament

What appears to be an example of the pleomorphic structure (red arrows)  that is under examination in addition to the chlamydia-like organism.  These two forms appear first in growth at the bottom of the petri dish.  They slowly coalesce into linear formations that eventually form as separating filaments in solution.  Magnification approx. 10,000x.

An example of the encasing filament structure with little internal detail at this particular location.  The general process of culturing is  to subject the EPA filament to an alkali solution (sodium hydroxide) and then heat the solution to the boiling point.  Temperature is maintained at this level just beneath boiling for several minutes.  The resulting solution and remaining  filaments are placed into the wine medium for examination within a petri dish.  The process of culturing here has taken approximately 6 to 8 weeks to reach the stages shown. Magnification approx. 10,000x.

emerging filament

filament 2

A photograph of an emerging filament and surrounding early growth within the wine culture medium.  This culture process has taken approximately 4-6 weeks to reach this stage of development.  The chlamydia-like and pleomorphic structures develop at the bottom of the petri dish and slowly continue to develop until they reach a filamentous form which eventually separates from the bottom of the petri dish.  Magnification approx 300x.

To be continued. The photographs within this are taken while the filaments remain in solution.  An emerging filament structure and surrounding earlier growth stages.  Magnification approx. 300x.

EPA fibrous sample

EPA 2000

The original EPA fibrous sample material, as sent to the EPA in 2000. What might be viewed as a single filament in this photograph at low  magnification is actually comprised of hundreds to thousands of sub-micron fibers.  Please refer to early reports on this site for the original studies on the EPA filament samples.  Magnification approx. 300x.

A larger segment of the original EPA filament sample as sent to the EPA in the year 2000.  Magnification approx. 300x.


Reference:

1. EPA Mission Statement, http://www.epa.gov/epahome/aboutepa.htm#mission

ARTIFICIAL BLOOD (?)

ARTIFICIAL BLOOD (?)
Clifford E Carnicom
Aug 27 2009

I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information. I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident.

Strong evidence now exists that an artificial or modified blood form is a dominant internal component, if not the dominant component, of dental filament samples that are commonly associated with the Morgellons condition.

A method has been developed that breaks down the external casing of the fibers. A reconstitution process then takes place. The constituents in the resulting solution have been repeatedly examined under the microscope at high power. The method has been replicated numerous times, and on each occasion the same identifiable structures result. The structures indicate that they are a form of erythrocyte, or red blood cell.

It has been repeatedly proposed by this researcher that the condition of the blood appears to be a common denominator of the Morgellons condition; this latest research further substantiates that position. Essentially all individuals tested thus far demonstrate these same blood variations to some degree, regardless of whether certain skin anomalies are present or not.

It has previously been established that cultures developed from the dental samples are also producing erythrocytes, or red blood cells within the culture. This work has been confirmed with two separate forensic level tests. The latest finding of an erythrocytic form directly within original dental filament samples further substantiates this unique aspect of the Morgelllons condition.

The biology of both the culture samples and the erythrocytic forms directly within the filaments is clearly outside the conventional framework of scientific knowledge, and it demonstrates advanced technologies that are beyond public purview and consent. These technologies likely include artificial or modified biological developments, advanced stem cell developments and genetic transfer or programming.

The supposition that the eythrocytic forms are likely artificial, or at least manipulated in some fashion, is based upon the following observations:

1. The cells are essentially perfectly formed, with no visible variation in form or geometry.

2. Reconstitution of the erythrocytes takes place in an extremely hostile environment with respect to chemicals and heat.

3. An additional sub-micron structure often accompanies, or is within the erythrocytic form. These structures are identical by view and size to numerous anomalous human blood samples that have been reported on in conjunction with the Morgellons research through this site.

4. The size of the erythrocytic form within the dental filament varies more than within the human species, and this appears to be a response to the reconstitutive chemical environment. This chemical medium is hostile and adverse to normal biological development, but reconstitution appears to thrive in this same environment.

A series of photographs with captions below describe the essential details of the process and the results that follow:

 artificial 1

Original representative dental sample material in wine base. Essentially all individuals tested thus far produce varying degrees of this dental filament material.  This is the type of material used in this test.

artificial 2

artificial 3

Original representative dental sample material (extracted using a wine-peroxide base)  and placed onto a glass slide. The sample in this procedure has been extracted using only a wine base (no peroxide).

Original representative dental sample material placed onto a glass slide and dried. This dried sample is presented for comparison purposes only and is not used in this test.

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The dental filaments (from wine extraction method only – no peroxide is used for this procedure). are placed into approximately 2-3 ml. of water with one drop of a highly caustic solution (sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide mixture) added. Thus, a highly alkaline solution is at the core of the procedure. The exact concentration level of this solution can be determined at a later time; it does not appear to be required to be highly specific at this point. When the filaments are within the alkaline solution, an initial partial breakdown of the filaments will occur and the solution will turn darker (blackish tone) in color. The filaments do not break down in total at this point. The solution is then heated gradually and cautiously to the boiling point.

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In addition to the highly alkaline environment created for the filament sample, the solution is heated gradually to the boiling point as described above. This heating process appears to a critical addition to the procedure and a significant change of color will then occur. The solution will turn to a dark red color.   The reddish tint that develops can be seen at the upper portion of the photographed solution above.  The color of the solution at this point does indeed appear blood red, and visually does match that of blood in solution. It is possible that a hemoglobin or protein transformation is incited at this point, and the additional heat in combination with the caustic solution produces this final result. Specific tests for hemoglobin are inconclusive at this stage of the research, and a full protein analysis (not restricted to hemoglobin) is required at this point. This combination of heat and strong alkali solution would normally be considered to be detrimental to most  biological processes. It appears that microscopic examination of the solution is facilitated by placing a high concentration of filaments within the solution.

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If a drop of the concentrated solution is placed upon a glass slide with a cover slip and placed under the microscope at sufficient power, numerous erythrocytic forms such as that above have been found in all cases considered. Detailed microscopic examination does indeed satisfy all visual and metric expectations of an erthrocye, or red blood cell, including biconcavity. Examination occurs over approximately a half hour interval after creating the slide. Prolonged exposure(i.e., 1day +) to this chemical environment appears to destroy all recognizable cellular forms.

Please also refer to the previous report entitled “Blood Issues Intensify” of April 2009 that demonstrates the existence of blood and hemoglobin at the forensic level from cultures developed from this same dental material. Detailed protein analysis is a future requirement; such analysis cannot take place without an increased level of support and resources.

Improved microscopy methods and equipment have been developed to permit viewing of the structures at this level; the magnification of this image is approximately 8000x and the structure measures approximately 6-8 microns in diameter. Conventional microscopy will peak at approximately 1000-2000x. The availability of an electron microscope would be expected to provide greater detail.

There are several interesting observations that can be made of these particular erythrocytic forms, however. The first of these, as itemized above, is the extreme geometric regularity of the forms of the cells. They appear to be essentially of regular and flawless geometric form; no human blood samples examined thus far demonstrate this level of uniformity.  It is this observation which asks us to consider the existence of an artificial blood form here, or at the very least the consideration of a manipulated or altered cell of some fashion.

A second observation is that more variation of size (not form, however) will occur than within human samples observed. This appears to be a result of the chemical environment that allows this reconstitution process to take place. The cells will change in size during observation on the microscope stage, and some of them will reach abnormally large diameters estimated up to approximately 20-25 microns. In addition, some of the cells will reconstitute to a smaller diameter than a human cell, down to a level of approximately 4 microns in diameter. The average size of the cells appears to coincide closely with that of the human species, on the order of 6-8 microns in diameter.

It does appear to be a remarkable event of discovery that this particular combination of chemical and thermal environments causes this apparent reconstitution to take place; such conditions would not be anticipated for most normal biological processes. This is another factor in the consideration of an artificial or altered biological form. It is relevant to note that previous research efforts that first uncovered dessicated erythrocytic forms also included the boiling of the solution within some of the procedures. It was at that earlier time that an understanding of hostile and adverse environmental effects upon the unique erythrocytic structures identified was reached.

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artificial 8

An equally important and additional observation must be considered. If the research of this site is reviewed over the past several years, it will be seen that special attention has been drawn to the existence of a sub-micron spherical structure commonly being observed within numerous human blood samples.

For instance, please refer to the paper entitled “Morgellons: 5th, 6th & 7th Match“, January 2008 with special attention to the Gram stained blood cell samples as is repeated on the right side of the two images above.  Further information on this particular structure has been limited by the technology available to this researcher. Further progress on this matter has long required additional resources, such as electron microscopy. This researcher has maintained a strong and particular interest in this specific structure since it was first reported. No subsequent progress on identification of this structure has been made, beyond the initial proposal that Chlamydia-like forms should be considered. This structure must be identified; further support and resources are required to accomplish this task.

It is now of tremendous interest and of high importance that similar, if not identical structures, are being observed within the current reconstituted samples which are the subject of this report. The arrow on the left photograph shows such a sub-micron structure that has now identified within a dental sample that has been chemically broken down.  These structures are commonly associated with the erythrocytic forms that have been discovered, both internal and external to the cells. The particular example shown also appears to be an intracellular form, as in the paper referenced above.

This finding is highly suggestive that this alteration of the erythrocytic form is deliberate, and that it can produce a similar result within the general bloodstream of the human body. Again, the geometric regularity is also indicative of an artificial process that has been developed to produce this result. It also strongly indicates the likelihood of genetic transfer or manipulation in the process chain.

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Additional examples of intracellular structures within the erythrocytic forms reconstituted from within the filament samples.

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Another of many examples of geometrically smooth erythrocytic forms reconstituted from within the dental filament sample. The sub-micron structure is this example is external to the cell, as indicated by the arrow.

This paper presents the results of further extraordinary biological observations and events that are in association with the so called “Morgellons” condition. The sample set of this report is relatively small and it must be extended.  There is a remarkable consistency in the detailed observations and reports that have been made over a period of several years. This paper reaffirms the position of this researcher that blood conditions and or alterations appear to be at the crux of this situation. It is quite clear what type of work must be done to address the gravity of this situation, but additional resources must become available for this to take place. The current work now introduces the very real prospect or consideration that an artificial, or deliberately modified, process of the blood may have been introduced into the human condition. Elevated levels of research, aggressive involvement and appropriate resources must be dedicated and allocated to initiate progress on the many serious issues that have been disclosed.

Clifford E Carnicom
Aug 27 2009

Note : This paper remains subject to additional edits.

MORGELLONS: GROWTH CAPTURED

MORGELLONS: GROWTH CAPTURED
Clifford E Carnicom
Aug 21 2008
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A time lapse video under the microscope has been developed which demonstrates the cultured growth pattern and behavior of a primary pathogenic form that is in direct association with the so-called “Morgellons” condition.  The general public appears to be subject to the conditions that are shown in this report.

 

I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information.  I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident.

 

(Please refer to the recent articles on this site, Culture Breakthrough (?) and Culture Work Confirmed  for the prerequisites to this report).

 

 

time lapse
Six hour to one minute time lapse microscope video of primary pathogenic form under culture.  Magnification approx. 450x.
This video is of a cultured growth which takes place on top of a dental sample placed within an bouillon agar medium.
Please see additional images below and the recent reports on the culture work for additional information.

 

The time lapse video covers a period of approximately six hours and compresses the time into approximately one minute with 30 frames.  The video images are time stamped in the lower right hand corner.  The time interval between successive images is approximately 12 minutes.  At approximately one hour into the sequence, extending filaments can be clearly seen (left center) to emerge from a primary filament.   The network continues to densify from that point forward.  The width of the primary filament (larger size) is approximately 12 microns in thickness, which is in accord with previous measurements for the encasing or bounding filament from direct biological samples.  A reasonable estimate of the narrow filaments is on the order of sub-micron to micron range, also in accordance with previous measurements of the sub-micron internal filament network.

 

From the discovery shown here, it would appear that the encasing filament serves to provide feeder or extension filaments which serve to extend the growth of the pathogen.  The estimated growth rate of the extension filaments on this particular culture is on the order of 50 microns per hour, or roughly the width of a thin human hair per hour.

 

Over the course of the six hours, it can be seen that the network becomes both dense and complex.

 

Developing a non-toxic method of visibly impeding this growth process should be at least one priority consideration for researchers of this topic.

 

The lighting varies due to surrounding reflection and refraction from the growth of the surrounding network.  It also varies from the densification of the immediate network state.  The depth of field for the photography is quite shallow due to the magnification, and occasionally the image requires refocusing to keep the primary filament in view.  The lighting is from above and oblique.

 

This report continues to add valuable knowledge on the morphology, characteristics and behavior of at least some of the pathogenic forms that are strongly associated with the so-called “Morgellons” condition.

 


The following images are excerpted from the previous paper entitled “Culture Breakthrough (?), dated July 12, 2008
and Culture Work Confirmed, dated August 18, 2008.

 

growth 1
Duplicated, isolated and cultured “primary pathogenic form” growing on top of dental filament sample within bouillon agar medium.
Under high magnification, i.e., approx.  7000x, the primary pathogenic form is identical in size, shape and structure
to the expelled dental samples ( see additional photographs at high magnification below).
The time period for independent cultures to emerge from various dental samples has ranged
from a few days to a few months.  The time of development for this propagated culture is approximately one week.
This culture form is not assured to grow on each dental sample, but has occurred thus far in at least three independent cases
over varying time intervals.  A broad variety of molds, fungi and bacterial have formed on most dental samples
in addition to individual instances of the filament culture.. Magnification approx.  3x.

 

 

growth 2
An original DENTAL filament sample under the modified microscope.
Additional dental filament sample microphotographs are
available on this site; uniformity of structure,size and form is apparent.
This is to be considered as the “primary pathogenic form
for the purposes of this report.  Magnification approx.  7000x.

 

growth 3
The filament from a bouillon agar culture medium growth under high magnification.  It appears in all
major respects(size, structure, form) to be identical to the “primary pathogenic form.”(i.e.,the dental sample).
Encasing filament,sub-micron filament network and sub-micron oblate/spherical structures are
each identifiable within this microphotograph.  This sample represents a growth on the culture medium
and it is not the original dental sample.  It develops from, and as a result of the dental filament sample
and it represents a controlled development and duplication of the primary pathogenic form.
Magnification approx.  7000x.

CULTURE WORK IS CONFIRMED

CULTURE WORK IS CONFIRMED
Clifford E Carnicom
Aug 18 2008

I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information.  I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident.

A pathogenic form that appears to be directly associated with the so-called”Morgellon’s”condition has now been successfully, repeatedly and positively cultured from numerous independent dental filament samples over a protracted period of time.

The initial work that establishes the background of this report can be read from the paper entitled Culture Breakthrough (?), dated July 12, 2008.  Confirmation of this result has been postponed until it became clear that the findings could be duplicated; this is now the case.

This work is important in that it provides a basis for the controlled study, observation, examination and modification of a primary pathogenic form that appears to underlie the existence of the so-called “Morgellon’s” condition.  It is reiterated that the general population appears to be subject to the existence of the pathogen, regardless of whether certain skin “anomalies” are present or not.

It is unlikely that I will have the time or resources to conduct the studies that are called for.  I will continue to do what I can when I can; proper resources are a serious issue at this point.  

The public must now share in the responsibility for the progress(or the lack of it) that is dictated by this report.

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A representative original dental sample on beef-bouillon agar medium.  Magnification approx. 2x.

confirmation 2
Duplicated, isolated and cultured “primary pathogenic form” growing on top of dental filament sample within bouillon agar medium.
Under high magnification, i.e., approx.  7000x, the primary pathogenic form is identical in size, shape and structure
to the expelled dental samples ( see additional photographs at high magnification below).
The time period for independent cultures to emerge from various dental samples has ranged
from a few days to a few months.  The tiime of development for this propagated culture is approximately one week.
This culture form is not assured to grow on each dental sample, but has occurred thus far in at least three independent cases
over varying time intervals.  A broad variety of molds, fungi and bacterial have formed on most dental samples
in addition to individual instances of the filament culture.. Magnification approx.  3x.

confirmation 3
This microphotograph demonstrates one method by which the culture appears to extend its growth.
Circular colonies are often found to establish themselves on the agar medium in
a radial fashion around the primary filamentous culture.  It also appears that the circular colonies
are able to withstand more adverse environmental conditions, such as a decrease in moisture.
When conditions are favorable, the filaments often form an interlocking web across and between the spherical colonies.
Individual interconnecting filaments are visible within this photograph at relatively low power.
If the conditions are highly favorable to growth, (i.e., increased moisture, nutrients and a dental sample base),
the filament culture can rapidly increase as in the first photograph of this report.
Once a filament culture has developed, it appears difficult to degrade; no such degradation
has occurred to date even if environmental conditions become more adverse.
Some cultures under study are now approximately 3 months of age.
Magnification approx. 400x.

confirmation 4
Another example of variate culture growth on the dental filament (dark regions) samples.
Bacterial and fungal forms went through several stages of evolution on this culture medium.
The culture has eventually culminated with the appearance and gradual growth of the primary pathogenic
form(white filamentous growth) after a 2-3 month period of sustained observation.  Magnification approx. 2x.


The following images are excerpted from the previous paper entitled “Culture Breakthrough (?), dated July 12, 2008.

confirmation 5
An original DENTAL filament sample under the modified microscope.
Additional dental filament sample microphotographs are
available on this site; uniformity of structure,size and form is apparent.
This is to be considered as the “primary pathogenic form
for the purposes of this report.  Magnification approx.  7000x.

confirmation 6
The filament from a bouillon agar culture medium growth under high magnification.  It appears in all
major respects(size, structure, form) to be identical to the “primary pathogenic form.”(i.e.,the dental sample).
Encasing filament,sub-micron filament network and sub-micron oblate/spherical structures are
each identifiable within this microphotograph.  This sample represents a growth on the culture medium
and it is not the original dental sample.  It develops from, and as a result of the dental filament sample
and it represents a controlled development and duplication of the primary pathogenic form.
Magnification approx.  7000x.

confirmation 7
Additional microphotograph of a culture medium filament sample.
Similarity, if not identity, to the primary pathogenic form is apparent.
This pathogenic form has been identified in ALL humans that have
subjected themselves to the dental testing process.
Magnification approx.  7000x.

confirmation 8
Additional microphotograph of a culture medium filament sample.
Similarity, if not identity, to the primary pathogenic form is apparent.
Magnification approx.  7000x.

Additional information will be made available if and as time and circumstances permit.

CULTURE BREAKTHROUGH(?)

CULTURE BREAKTHROUGH(?)
Clifford E Carnicom
Jul 12 2008

I have no medical expertise and I claim none.  I am not offering any medical advice or diagnosis with the presentation of this information.  I am acting solely as an independent researcher providing the results of extended observation and analysis of unusual biological conditions that are evident.  This paper is, nevertheless, provocative in its intent.  

Work has been conducted over the past one to two months that appears to be important and it may have significant impact.  It appears as though a primary pathogenic form under evaluation that is assocated with the so-called “Morgellons” condition may have been successfully cultured.  If this proves to be the case, it offers the potential to begin very serious research on the methods to control, inhibit, reduce or eliminate the pathogenic forms within the human body.  My opportunities to conduct such research are quite limited due to additional demands, and this information is offered for the public benefit so that this process can begin without delay.  I will continue to do what I can.  Unknown pathogens are difficult to identify, treat and remove if they exist only within the body; there is tremendous benefit if such pathogens can be grown or developed in a culture medium under controlled conditions.  This report may offer a pathway to that process.

There can be no excuse at this point by anyone for the failure to conduct the necessary research that this report prompts.  The responsibility for this action and any potential progress from it now rests with each of us.

Before continuing, let us briefly summarize salient findings by this researcher over the past couple of years on the “Morgellons” and Aerosol issues; the basis for these statements will be found within the body of research that exists on this site:

1. Five recurring, specific identical physical forms, all apparently of a pathogenic nature, are under continuous identification across the major systems of the human body.  These include:

a) A bounding,or encasing, filament form, approximately 12-20 microns in thickness.
b) A sub-micron network of filaments within the bounding filament.
c) Sub-micron oblate to spherical structures, potentially identiable as a Chlamydia pneumoniae intra-cellurlar bacterial form.
d) A “hybrid” from, usually of a ribbon-like nature.  Mycoplasma (pleoforms) have been suggested as a topic for further research with this item.
e) A “budding” form, which appears to emerge from the encasing filament, which further contains both items b and c on this list.

2. Airborne filament environmental samples have been matched, to the degree possible with available equipment, with items a, b, and c of Item 1 on this list.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency has refused to identify these airborne samples.

3. There has been no adequate or appropriate response, either by government, public or private resources to address the findings of Items 1 and 2 for approximately 10 years.  The aerosol issue emerged as a controversial topic at approximately that same time, to be followed gradually over the following years with the emergence of the “Morgellons ” issue as another controversial topic.  There is now sufficient evidence to consider the aerosol issue and the Morgellon’s issue as linked with the common denominators of physical form and delivery method.  The EPA and the Center for Disease Control(CDC) are both culpable in this regard, along with other public service agencies.

4. The perception that the “Morgellon’s issue affects a only a relatively small group of individuals appears to be patently false, based upon the findings of this researcher.  The skin symptoms (lesions, filaments, etc.) that are often called to attention as evidence of the condition appear to be only one restricted manifestation of more general conditions that appear to affect the entire population.  Any individual that has provided biological samples(blood, dental) for observation demonstrates, to some degree, the pathogenic forms listed in Item 1.  To date, no individual is exempt from this assessment.  It is repeated that I am providing no medical diagnosis or determination with this statement; it is simply a point of fact of observation from this researcher.  

5. The “dental test”, as reported on this site, continues to be a viable form of production of biological samples for further study.  Such samples form the basis for this report.  The filament dental form has been produced, thus far, by any and all individuals that have participated in the testing process.  Some individuals have now been conducting this test for several months on a daily basis; there remains a continuous daily production of the filaments from the dental region of these individuals.  There is no known exception to this statement as this time; if and when it is found it will be stated as such.  Continuous gratitude and recognition is given to Gwen Scott, N.D. for the discovery and development of this test method; it exists as a crucial link in the subsequent work outlined in this report.  The connections that have been made are a good example of how research often requires collaborative effort and resources, especially as the complexity of the situation increases.  The aerosol and “Morgellons” issues have been deliberately constrained in progress due to their covert natures, and the work is years behind the state of healing that is eventually required.

6. The majority of the information on this page is available through various modifications that have been made to conventional microscopy equipment.  The relatively high magnifications that have been achieved permit the detection of structure and form that would otherwise be invisible with conventional equipment.  Cumulative image processing techniques have also been used to improve structure determination.

culture 1
Original dental  sample on agar sample.  Magnification approx. 2x.

culture 2
Original  dental  sample under the modified microscope.  Additional dental filament sample microphotographs
are available on this site; uniformity of structure, size and form is apparent.
This is to be considered as the “primary pathogenic form” for the purposes of this report..
Magnification approx. 7000x.

culture 3
Broad variety of fungal and bacterial forms that develop from the dental
filament samples upon the agar culture medium.
Time of development approximately 2 weeks.  Magnification approx. 5x.

culture 4
Close-up of pathogenic forms that appear on the filament dental samples on the
agar culture medium after approximately two weeks of development.
The black circle encloses what appears to be a black mold species(Stachybotrys?)
Numerous species of fungi and bacteria develop from the dental samples on the agar medium.
The red circle encloses what appears to a separate genesis of the “primary pathogenic form“,
i.e., the subject of this report.  Magnification approx. 8x.

culture 5
Isolated culture developed from the pathogens that have developed from the dental filament samples.
This filament culture appears, under high magnification,  to be absolutely equivalent to the “primary pathogenic form“,
i.e, the dental filament form shown at the beginning of this report.  This pathogen grows freely, broadly
and quickly upon the agar culture medium used here(beef bouillon). The culture is easily propagated from one
medium to another identical medium.  It remains unclear at this point what specific conditions are required to
create the culture form.  Time of development approximately 1 1/2 weeks.
No match found to an existing species at this time.   Magnification approx. 2x.

culture 6
The filament  from the agar culture medium growth under high magnification.  It appears in all
major respects(size, structure, form) to be identical to the “primary pathogenic form.” (i.e., the dental sample).   Encasing filament, sub-micron filament network and sub-micron oblate/spherical structures are
each identifiable within this microphotograph.   This sample represents a growth on the culture medium
and it is not the original dental sample.  It appears that it develops from, and as a result of the dental filament sample.
If this proves to be the case, it represents a controlled development and duplication
of the primary pathogenic form.  Magnification approx. 7000x.

culture 7
Additional microphotograph of the culture medium filament sample.
Similarity, if not identity, to the primary pathogenic form is apparent.
This pathogenic form has been identified in ALL humans that have
subjected themselves to the dental testing process.
Magnification approx. 7000x.

culture 8
Additional microphotograph of the culture medium filament sample.
Similarity, if not identity, to the primary pathogenic form is apparent.
Magnification approx. 7000x.


Additional Photographs:
(to be captioned)

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culture 10

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Instructions for Boosting Your Microscope’s Power to Examine Your Own Samples

Instructions for Boosting Your
Microscope’s Power
to Examine Your Own Samples

Editor’s Note: This page has been prepared by a citizen for the benefit of the public and it is subject to further editing.  The purpose is to introduce the readership to the general technology being used.   Magnifications of approximately 8000x and the detection of biological components to approximately 0.2-0.3 microns have been achieved with the general methods described on this page.  My appreciation is extended to the author of this paper for his extended efforts and for the service that has been provided to the public.
CE Carnicom Jun 24 2008
Edited Sep 08 2008
Edited Nov 17 2008
Edited Aug 23 2009

This page introduces a modification that can produce up to
4,000x magnification with an ordinary digital microscope and a webcam’s CCD chip.

microscope 1

Analog microscope adapted with a webcam’s CCD chip
(plus, in this case, a telescope’s ‘Barlow’ lens).

THE CHALLENGE: VERIFYING THE FINDINGS

If Mr. Carnicom’s findings of blood and other abnormalities are shown to be replicable by any interested person with a microscope, it would indicate that widespread blood infection and air contamination by unknown agents are most likely a reality. If such blood and air abnormalities are the reality, then having as many independent verifications as possible of the facts involved would be a very good way to convince the general public of that reality. Once that reality is generally accepted, the urgent priority hopefully would then become determining how we can best engage with that reality as quickly, effectively, and as healthfully as possible.

Thus it is now essential to have as many independent verifications of the findings as soon as possible and to have the evidence of those verifications posted on the Web and shared widely with these ends in mind.

THE SOLUTION: BOOSTING YOUR MICROSCOPE’S POWER

The magnification needed to view the abnormalities in blood and other samples, however, is high to very high—from 1,000 to 7,000 times (x)—with powers over 1,500x usually being too high for normal unmodified optical microscopes. But due to the ingenuity of some amateur astronomers and

Mr. Carnicom, there now exist at least two relatively simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself methods by which interested members of the public can modify their own microscopes and directly image their own samples to 4,000x and even higher. Both methods adapt a simple web camera’s ‘charge-coupled device’ (CCD) chip to microphotography—replacing the eyepiece of the microscope with the webcam’s CCD sensor is the key. You will be replacing the webcam lens with your microscope lens.

Besides using a CCD chip, the more involved method—which gives the highest magnification power—also involves adapting a telescope’s ‘Barlow’ lens to the microscope, and is not covered by this how-to document.

The simpler method—which, although it gives less magnification power, still magnifies samples much more than do unadapted microscopes—uses only the CCD chip and will be the focus of this paper. Below are the step-by-step instructions needed for this simpler method, which provides a maximum magnification of approximately 4,000x and can be built in one afternoon for as little as $35.

(PLEASE NOTE: Opening the webcam case will void the webcam’s warranty. Also, implementing the following modifications and procedures are done at your own risk, and so you will be solely responsible for any damages that might occur to your webcam.)

WARNING: For your own safety, any attempts to replicate the micrography techniques mentioned on this website must include observing samples by way of one’s computer’s monitor only and NOT directly through one’s microscope. This is absolutely mandatory when working with any LASER light, which can cause serious eye injury and blindness. Serious precautions must always be taken when working with any operating LASER.

MATERIALS

The homemade CCD imager is based on the Logitech QuickCam (two versions shown below) from Connectix (www.logitech.com). These can often be purchased affordably on eBay.com

webcam 1webcam 2

Parts needed:

  • One QuickCam webcam (any model)

  • One black, plastic, 35mm film canister (Kodak cans recommended for their protruding ‘lip’)

  • Silicone adhesive

Tools needed:

  • Digital microscope (best quality possible)*

  • Personal computer + monitor

  • QuickCam imaging software

  • Small regular-head screwdriver

  • Small Phillips-head screwdriver

  • Small Allen-head screwdriver

  • Small paper clip (or small jeweler’s screwdriver)

  • Fine-tooth coping saw or hacksaw

  • Grounding strap

* Mr. Carnicom states that the best microscope he has is called the “Ultimate Home Microscope” (also known as the “Ultimate Digital Microscope”) from Home Science Tools (www.hometrainingtools.com).

OBJECTIVE 1: Open Up the Webcam

a) Remember to not leave the webcam interior open to the air for too long (as dust could get on the CCD chip), so have your film-canister eyepiece adapter ready. Before opening up the webcam and in preparation for mounting, take the plastic (Kodak) film canister, remove its cap, and cut out the bottom with either a fine-tooth coping saw or a hacksaw. Be sure to remove all debris and dust from it and the immediate work area. Extreme cleanliness is vital, as even a tiny dust/debris particle on the CCD chip will interfere with your microscope imaging later.

b) Look at the QuickCam’s ball-shaped housing where the two halves meet and find a tiny hole about the diameter of a paper-clip wire. (NOTE: Depending on the model, this may be hidden behind a small sticker, which can be easily peeled back.)

c1) Insert the end of a small jeweler’s screwdriver or a paper-clip wire into the hole and gently press it in until you feel a snap. You have just unlocked one of the three retaining clips that hold the ball together.

webcam 3

c2) Alternatively, if there is a screw visible, insert the appropriate small screwdriver into the hole and unscrew it.

d) Carefully pry the ball apart with a small regular-head screwdriver, taking EXTREME care not to damage or dirty the QuickCam’s internal components.

OBJECTIVE 2: Alter the Webcam for Microscope Use

For the next several steps, you should be properly grounded to prevent the buildup of static electricity, which can damage the camera’s sensitive electronics. (Most computer supply stores sell tiny “grounding straps” with which one can connect one’s body to a plumbing pipe or some other grounded structure prior to doing the following steps.)

In addition, it is extremely important to keep the CCD chip clean! Even a tiny fleck of dust on the CCD chip can interfere with later imaging.

a) Inside the QuickCam, you will find several pieces, including the lens, lens mounting, a metal spacer adjacent to the lens, and a metal counterweight that doubles as a tri-pod. Remove the lens by simply unscrewing it.

webcam open

b) If there is an LED visible in the webcam, tape a small piece of black tape over it to prevent excess light interference when the webcam is turned on.

c)   Identify the CCD chip and the lens mounting as two separate objects within the webcam.  REMOVE THE LENS FROM THE LENS MOUNTING BUT LEAVE THE ACTUAL LENS MOUNTING IN PLACE.  THE REMOVAL OF THE WEBCAM LENS IS A CRITICAL STEP.  THE CCD WILL BE EXPOSED TO THE AIR WHEN THE MODIFICATION IS COMPLETE AND YOU MUST KEEP THE CCD CHIP AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE FROM THIS POINT FORWARD.  ANY DUST OR DIRT OF ANY KIND ON THE CCD CHIP WILL INTERFERE SIGNIFICANTLY WITH THE RESULTS THAT WILL BE ATTAINED.

CCD 1

QuickCam circuit board with lens mount still attached.

CCD 2

QuickCam circuit board with lens
mount removed and CCD chip exposed.

d) Reassemble the webcam’s body, now minus the lens (and possibly the lens mounting).

e) With the silicone adhesive, CAREFULLY glue the top of the film canister (now with its bottom cut off) directly over the top of the hole in the webcam where the lens once was. The CCD light-sensing chip remains in the webcam’s circuit board in its original state and form.

Regardless of which method is used, after gluing on the film canister, wrap one-inch masking tape around the microscope’s trinocular port or around the second eyepiece tube on a binocular viewing head so that the proper diameter makes a snug fit of the film canister over the tape.

microscope 2

Here is how one possible end result will look.
In this case, the webcam body has been reassembled
and the film canister glued onto it.

OBJECTIVE 3: Connect the Webcam to the Computer and Microscope

a) Depending on your computer model, either attach the QuickCam to the keyboard/mouse-jack of your computer or plug it directly into your computer’s USB port.

b) Remove the eyepiece from your microscope.

c) Insert the film canister tube—with part of the QuickCam now attached—into the microscope’s eyepiece holder.

OBJECTIVE 4: Test the Imaging Ability

a) If you have not already done so, install the webcam’s imaging software before using the camera, following the instructions that came with it. Once the webcam software is installed, go to the Logitech downloads web page at
(http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/support_downloads/downloads/&cl=us,en) and download the latest drivers and software.

b) Focus the microscope onto a test target and look for its image to appear on your computer monitor. The webcam will produce real-time images, meaning that you can adjust the ‘aim’ of your microscope and see the results on your screen at the same time. Adjust the focus control until the image is at its sharpest.

c) If the image is not evenly sharp across the field, that means the CCD in the QuickCam housing is tilted a little. Open up the camera again and shift one side of the CCD chip to even things out. Then put it back onto the eyepiece holder and try the test target again.

d) To take a photograph with the imager, simply click the QuickCam’s program screen with your computer’s mouse cursor. When photos are taken, save them so you can adjust their quality with QuickCam’s software or another imaging software program, such as Adobe Photoshop.

You can also use the webcam’s digital zoom feature to increase image magnification, if necessary. The webcam’s software allows you to increase the image magnification by 2x in 10 increments. There will be a loss of resolution, since the webcam’s software records fewer pixels and uses interpolation algorithms.

OBJECTIVE 5: Obtain Samples to Examine

Before going straight to blood samples, you’ll probably want to start with somewhat simpler things.

Any objects examined must be extremely thin and only about one cell width in thickness. Some examples include:

  • Cheek cells swabbed from one’s mouth with a toothpick.

  • Onion skin. Perfect practice material; an onion skin is one cell in width and has large, easy-to-see cells. It also allows light through, is thin, and is easy acquire.

  • Epsom salts can be dissolved in water and then dried, resulting in interesting crystals to examine.

  • Relevant samples can include blood, the material resulting from swishing various liquids in the mouth, and airborne samples, among others.

  • According to Mr. Carnicom, not every blood cell seems to be infected, at least in healthy people. But usually every microscope slide blood sample will contain some cells with signs of it.

If you aren’t already familiar with using a microscope and basic microscope techniques, Clifford recommends The Microscope Book by Shar Levine.

Amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/080694899X/ref=asc_df_080694899X4030504?smid=A1505AP5HMQ6QA&tag=shopz0d-20&ascsubtag=shopzilla_mp_1573-20;14499677614663721771810060301008005&linkCode=df0&creative=395105&creativeASIN=080694899X

A couple of the larger science-oriented suppliers for microscope supplies—including slides, etc.:

OBJECTIVE 6: Capture High Quality Images of Samples

Tips

  • Refer to a good introduction to microscope technique, such as the previously mentioned The Microscope Book by Levine.

  • Samples should be adjustable on the microscope’s stage.

  • It’s important to remember that light has to get through the sample in order to be able to really see it. The more transparent a sample is, the more can be seen. The higher the magnification power, the more light is required.

  • You’ll need very fine focusing ability at these magnification levels, one reason why acquiring the best microscope you can is important.

  • Experiment with imaging often.

  • Spend some time in observing and become familiar with what you’re looking at.

  • Proficiency comes over time, so having patience is also important.

Again, the more involved method—adapting a telescope’s ‘Barlow’ lens to the microscope, in addition to using a CCD chip—gives the highest magnification power. Perhaps others will undertake another instruction set for that project.

OBJECTIVE 7: Post and Forward Image Results

a) Once you have imaged and photographed blood, air, and/or mouth samples, you can forward the images with relevant commentary to Mr. Carnicom at info@carnicominstitute.org.

He will consider post high quality photos of interest that are sent to him on his website:

http://www.carnicom.com/contrails.htm

b) Independent verifiers are also encouraged to create websites of their own with which to present their results, along with a link to this page for instructions on how to replicate the procedures used that obtained those results.

OBJECTIVE 8: “Name the Demon” and Work Together

a) Although this subject of mass infection is (understandably) a difficult subject for many, “naming the demon”—concretely identifying a previously vague or nebulous threat—can be very useful in engaging difficult-to-handle issues. This is because it defines the threat, thus limiting its scope. In the case of Mr. Carnicom’s findings, “naming the demon” would mean perceiving and describing the actual physical parameters of the strange infection-causing agents and their activities. This knowledge will allow people to better understand the situation as it actually exists so that they can then engage with it effectively and ultimately overcome it.

b) This situation also might have a true ‘silver lining’ if it prods us to find effective means by which we can work well together for the good of all of us, in spite of different outlooks we might have on other matters. If Mr. Carnicom’s findings are fact, working well together may be our only way through.