Richard Lew Finke, of Rushville, OH, started the chemtrails hoax by posting an email:
"Line In The Sky Identified". Over the years I have tried numerous times to contact him, but shortly after posting the following, he stopped responding.
I went to give him a call today, and found that he had left enough tracks that I could indeed give him a call.
I found that in the ensuing years he had owned a Christian radio broadcasting station in Rushville, Ohio.
From the comments posted by his obituary, he had done some good in his life.
Obituary for Richard Lew Finke:
This was his personal website: