A little more than a year ago, I learned that one of my favorite musicians, Joni Mitchell, was suffering from a condition called Morgellons disease. Here is a more recent report that mentions Joni Mitchell and a baseball player named Billy Kotch.
The symptoms of Morgellons include sensations of stinging, biting, and itching of the skin, something crawling under one's skin, skin lesions that don't heal and within which red and/or blue and/or white fibres can be found, hair loss if the scalp is involved, lymph-node swelling, fatigue, and joint pain. Upon further research, I learned that people who live with other people who have this disease eventually get the disease themselves, so that whole families can become infected, and that if Morgellons sufferers have lived in a house and sell the house, anyone who later moves into the house can also become infected.
No one knows how this disease began to be transmitted, although there are theories that include chemtrails, aliens, and genetic engineering, probably because the fibers that extrude from the lesions have a composition unrelated to any known substance. The Morgellons pop-up menu at this website has excellent information about laboratory tests which have been conducted privately on Morgellons fibers. I found one site with an article saying that Morgellons has been around since the 1960's.
There is currently no widely-accepted cure, but following are some links to sites with suggestions:
having a Bath with Sun powdered laundry detergent with Colorsafe Bleach PLUS Alfalfa tablets, and other ideas
many personal accounts from Morgellons suffers
I'm afraid to travel to the USA because genetic engineering seems to be going on there without much public outcry so maybe it is in the water and the food there, although possibly Morgellons exists in every country but Iceland, and at least already in the USA and Europe, so I guess I am not really safe where I live now anyway.
Yesterday, in addition to looking for anything new about Morgellons and further truth about 9/11 (another of my favorite topics), I went to Washington's Blog and read a lot about the oil spill, and also read some articles about extra-terrestrials (the link is one of five articles) and, well, everything started intersecting in my head in a weird way. Life really is so random. Maybe there are ETs who have infected the world with this new leprosy. Maybe it is rather evil scientists who are concocting these ills for humanity. Certainly there are greedy corporate executives who care more about further filling their already over-full coffers than whether or not our grandchildren can breathe, and politicians who continue to sell out to them. Maybe there is nothing we can do to prevent pain and destruction and the bleeding of oil on our beautiful planet. Maybe if it all vanishes it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, if we really are anyway so much more than what we are able to perceive. For now, though, since we are all still here and to keep to the point, I hope that a cure will soon be found for Morgellons before it becomes a world-wide plague.