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Monday, December 5, 2005

Atmospheric Control May Not Always Mean More Sunshine Tomorrow: What's That HAARP?

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Among the non mainstream news that passed by in November there was an official story by Continental Electronics Corp. who proudly announced that it had delivered ahead of schedule 132 ultra-low-noise transmitters to U.S. government contractor BAE Systems to use in the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP).


According to Continental, the federal government is constructing the facility to conduct upper-atmospheric and solar-terrestrial research via a phased array transmitter. The official goal is to learn more about the ionosphere, a section of the atmosphere ionized by solar radiation with natural electrical currents that can be modulated with radio signals.

While some call it research, others prefer calling it the creation of an entirely new class of weapons. According to Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane Manning, the United States Navy and Air Force have joined with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, to build a prototype for a ground based "Star Wars" weapon system located in the remote bush country of Alaska.

Begich and Manning believe HAARP will zap the upper atmosphere with a focused and moveable electromagnetic beam, calling it an advanced model of an "ionospheric heater". The ionosphere is basically what protects us from the solar energy from the sun and also what bounces back radio waves so that we can send signals around the planet.

What is HAARP?

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Put simply, the HAARP apparatus is a reversal of a radio telescope; an array of antennas set out to send out concentrated and focused signals into any direction instead of being dedicated to focus and receive signals coming from all directions into on place.

HAARP is the test run for a powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere by focusing a beam and heating those areas.

Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate everything -- living and not. The HAARP system consists of a collection of antennas, arranged in a computer-controlled grid, known as a "phased array" which can send radio signals into any specific direction without having to point its antennas array towards it.

The phased array in HAARP is not a radar, but it uses some of the same extremely high frequencies to focus a powerful radio beam to specific locations in the Earth's ionosphere.

The HAARP Program is jointly managed by the US Air Force and the US Navy, and is based in Gakona, Alaska. And according to them, it is designed to "understand, simulate and control ionospheric processes that might alter the performance of communication and surveillance systems."

The HAARP system can supposedly beam up to 3.6 Gigawatts of effective radiated power of high frequency radio energy into the ionosphere. This is done supposedly to:

  1. Generate extremely low frequency (ELF) waves for communicating with submerged submarines
  2. Conduct geophysical probes to identify and characterize natural ionospheric processes so that techniques can be developed to mitigate or control them
  3. Generate ionospheric lenses to focus large amounts of high frequency energy, thus providing a means of triggering ionospheric processes that potentially could be exploited for Department of Defense purposes
  4. Electron acceleration for infrared (IR) and other optical emissions which could be used to control radio wave propagation properties
  5. Generate geomagnetic field aligned ionization to control the reflection/scattering properties of radio waves
  6. Use oblique heating to produce effects on radio wave propagation, thus broadening the potential military applications of ionospheric enhancement technology.

But how did it all start?

Serbian-born American Nikola Tesla, born in the late 1800's at the turn of the century invented or discovered, the radio, the television, neon lighting, alternating currents, particle beams, and it is believed he was involved with building the world's first flying saucer projects powered by Free-Energy.

Supposedly, Tesla had figured out how to "tap" the abundant electricity generated by the earth's rotation. That is actually the same electricity which causes lightning to strike during a thunderstorm.

Nikola Tesla was also known for having developed ways to use "Scalar Electromagnetics", the use of which could be applied to "good" purposes or "not so good" ones.

Among the many inventions that Tesla came up with there was the "Earthquake Machine". This machine was able to regulate variations depending on the frequency used and the oscillating rate. He claimed a small tremor or huge catastrophe could be produced with a "press of a button".

Tesla-inspired technology was to fuel in great part the development of the US Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), or "Star Wars" system, widely popularized by the Reagan administration in the 1980's.

Tesla himself had expressed some possible military applications in a New York Times article of December 8th 1915 in which he stated,

"It is perfectly practicable to transmit electrical energy without wires and produce destructive effects at a distance. I have already constructed a wireless transmitter which makes this possible..."

On the other hand a large amount of mystery still surrounds the original contracts signed to build the HAARP complex in Alaska. In particular little light has been shed on the use and destiny of some key patents originally presented by Tesla, including those for transmitting power wirelessly, obtaining nuclear-sized explosions without radiation, and methods to directly alter the atmosphere of any region of the earth. There are some 12 patents originated by Tesla which have seen lots of interest being raised around them over time.

Today, the actual technology utilized by HAARP is owned by Raytheon's E-Systems division, patent number 4,686,605, and was originally owned by ARCO Power Technologies Inc. but sold to E-Systems - now owned by Raytheon.

Officially many of these patents were invented by an engineer called Bernard J.Eastlund and owned by a small company called APTI (Arco Power technologies Inc.). Eastlund began thinking as to how these billion watts of power could be put to use and came up with an idea to create the world's biggest "ionospheric heater". With came the realization that by manipulating the ionosphere global communications could be easily controlled. Enemy radios and satellites could become useless, while implementing one's own defense and communication system. One patent describes a technology which can completely disrupt airplanes' and missiles' sophisticated guidance systems. The patent states:

"it is possible not only to interfere with third party communications but to take advantage of one or more such beams to carry out a communications network even though the rest of the world's communications are disrupted.

Put another way, what is used to disrupt another's communications can be employed by one knowledgeable of this invention as a communication network at the same time.

Large regions of the atmosphere could be literally lifted to an unexpectedly high altitude so that missiles encounter unexpected and unplanned drag forces with resultant destruction."

Should we worry?

In recent years, we have witnessed many natural disasters, some we had never really seen before.

In 2002, Europe was devastated by torrential rains, and the last couple of years have been traumatic for places like South East Asia, plagued by earthquakes and tsunamis.

Scientist Paul Schaefer of Kansas City said:

"One might compare the abnormal energetic state of the Earth and its atmosphere to a car battery which has become overcharged with the normal flow of energy jammed up, resulting in hot spots, electrical arcing, physical cracks and general turbulence as the pent-up energy tries to find some place to go."

In a second analogy, Schaefer says

"Unless we desire the death of our planet, we must end the production of unstable particles which are generating the earth's fever. A first priority to prevent this disaster would be to shut down all nuclear power plants and end the testing of atomic weapons, electronic warfare and 'Star Wars'-like systems."

Dr. Begich and Jeanne Manning's book "Angels Don't Play This HAARP: Advances in Tesla Technology" clearly states that it is indeed a US military plan fueling further spending in this direction while manipulating something which supposedly doesn't even belong to the US alone: the ionosphere.


And so quite a number of scientists around the world are not really too relaxed about what is happening around HAARP and one of the key questions they would like to attract public attention to is:
"Can we really afford the risk of tampering with something that we do not yet fully understand, and which belongs to all life (not just human) on this planet?"

To you and me the task of questioning what is really happening with HAARP, and to study and research more whether the money going out of your pocket to pay for this research are really well spent.

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posted by Chiara Moriconi on Monday, December 5 2005, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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