THERMONUCLEAR WEAPONS REPLACED BY ELECTROPULSE
Patent number 4,686,605, issued August 11, 1987 to
Bernard J. Eastlund and assigned to APTI. is one of three related patents by
the same inventor. The primary patent, once demonstrated to be
effective to the satisfaction of the patent examiner, was sealed
under a National Security Order for a year in the late 1980's.
patent is quoted as follows:
"In the past several years, substantial effort has been made to
understand and explain the phenomena involved In belts of trapped
electrons and ions, and to explore the possible ways to control and
use these phenomena for beneficial purposes. For example, in the
late 1950's and early 1960's both the United States and the U.S.S.R.
detonated a series of nuclear devices of various yields to generate
large numbers of charged particles at various altitudes, e.g. 200
kilometers or greater." 176
The Eastlund patented technology effectively replaced the
electromagnetic pulse effects which were previously created by
atmospheric thermonuclear detonations. This particular Eastlund
ionospheric heater application took the concept to a new level of
control and manipulation not previously possible. To gain the
ability to "control" the processes with a non-radioactive producing
technology is viewed as highly favorable for military planners.
Radio frequency radiation (RFR) can produce
negative health effects,
the mechanism by which these effects occur is not well understood
enough to raise the same level of concerns as thermonuclear fallout
eventually did. However, the effects of RFR can have serious health
consequences as indicated in numerous studies conducted by the
military. These health effects have never been adequately disclosed
to the American public or international community by the HAARP
The Eastlund patent went on;
"This can cause confusion of or interference with or even complete
disruption of guidance systems employed by even the most
sophisticated of airplanes and missiles. The ability to employ and
transmit over very wide areas of the earth a plurality of
electromagnetic waves of varying frequencies and to change same at
will in a random manner, provides a unique ability to interfere with
all modes of communication, land, sea, and/or air, at the same time.
Because of the unique juxtaposition of usable fuel source at the
point where desirable field lines intersect the earth's surface,
such wide ranging and complete communication interference can be
achieved in a reasonably short period of time... Thus, this invention
provides the ability to put unprecedented amounts of power in the
earth's atmosphere at strategic locations and to maintain the power
injection level, particularly if random pulsing is employed, in a
manner far more precise and better controlled than heretofore
accomplished by the prior art, particularly by detonation of nuclear
devices of various yields at various
Further, by knowing the frequencies of various
electromagnetic beams employed in the practice of this invention 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. In addition, once one's own communication network is
established, the far-reaching extent of the effects of this
invention could be employed to pick up communication signals of
others for intelligence purposes." 177
"This invention has a phenomenal variety of possible ramifications
and potential future developments. As alluded to earlier, missile or
aircraft destruction, deflection, or confusion could result,
particularly when relativistic particles are employed. Also, large
regions of the atmosphere could be lifted to an unexpectedly high
altitude so that missiles encounter unexpected and unplanned drag
forces with resultant destruction or deflection of same. Weather
modification is possible by, for example, altering upper atmosphere
wind patterns by constructing one or more plumes of atmospheric
particles which will act as a lens or focusing device. "178
176 U.S. Patent #4,686,605.
177 U.S. Patent #4,686,605.
It should be pointed out that the device invented by Eastlund would
be ideally employed where there were large sources of natural gas
and that it had to be erected in the most northern latitudes
possible, to take advantage of the location where the earth's
naturally occurring lines of force intersect the planet. In the
patents, he recommended the North Slope of Alaska, where the largest
reserves of natural gas in the United States are found and where
these lines intersect the planet.
Moreover, Atlantic Richfield
Company (ARCO) was the parent company of APTI, the assigned owner of
the Eastlund patents, and the owner of trillions of cubic feet of
natural gas on the North Slope. 179 APTI became the initial HAARP
In 1987 Dr. Edward Teller described a new component of Star Wars
technology, a laser like weapon for the North Slope of Alaska. Could HAARP be part of the Star Wars weapons system being promoted in 1987
by Dr. Teller?
We believe that this is the case, and that what HAARP
represents is a first stage "proof-of concept" undertaking which, if
proven valid, will expand to a full-blown military program. The idea
of a ground-based versus a satellite-based defense shield is an
important consideration in that satellites arc significantly more
vulnerable and costly to repair once launched into orbit. Moreover,
to stop a United States ground based system would require a
terrorist attack or invasion. That would be an overt act of war on
the part of an adversary. If deployed from ground based locations in
the United States, or within the territorial boundaries of our
allies, the shield has distinct military advantages.
While the currently constructed and planned future expansion of
HAARP may not be large enough to create all of the Eastlund effects,
it is of sufficient size to test many of the ideas in the patents.
179 United States Patent No.
4,686,605 issued August 11, 1987 to Bernard J. Eastlund and
assigned to APTI, Inc.
Military spokesmen deny that they are using any of
the Eastlund ideas; however, careful review of the materials lead to
the inescapable conclusion that the military is misleading the
public again. Moreover, it was reported by Dr. Eastlund in a
National Public Radio broadcast in 1988181 that the military had
tested some of the ideas in the patents before removing the secrecy
orders. In a more recent interview, this fact was again confirmed by
Dr. Eastlund. 182
A review of the other nine patents originally held
by APTI, when overlain on the military planning documents, leaves
researchers with an understanding of this new weapon system
experiment - clearly countering the military's public pronouncements.
Going back to 1984, the United States Air Force's Major Norman H. Ruotanen, wrote a paper which became a chapter in a most interesting
publication. "Nuclear and Electromagnetic Warfare in Low-Intensity
Conflict". The chapter considered the use of nuclear weapons for
creating electromagnetic pulses (EMP) in order to disable electronic
systems of adversaries.
The Major went on to discuss a less
intrusive method and perhaps a method which could be better
He describes the system:
"Nuclear EMP devices are not the only way to create damaging
electromagnetic pulses. Electrical power supply, power conditioning,
and microwave source device technologies have advanced to the point
where one could feasibly generate electromagnetic pulses in the
radio frequency regime by conventional means that are powerful
enough to disrupt, damage, or destroy systems utilizing the highly
susceptible electrical components. "183
"A conventional EMP weapon would somewhat resemble a very powerful
radar system. It could be deployed on a space platform, in an
aircraft, or on a truck or ship. Unlike the nuclear EMP devices that
illuminate large areas with damaging EMP, the conventional system
would be used against specific point targets. At long ranges, the
EMP could disrupt or upset target electrical systems.
ranges, electrical components in the target would be burned out and
permanently damaged. Both aggressor and the defender in the
low-intensity conflict would have many uses for such conventional EMP weapons. This type of electromagnetic warfare is quite bloodless
and, therefore, quite appealing when international opinions are
Although this electromagnetic warfare is a relatively
benign form of combat that generally kills systems, not people, some
antipersonnel applications are currently being considered, such as
the use of the very powerful microwave devices to confuse, disable,
or even kill the enemy. The use of these advancing technologies for
intelligence gathering, disinformation, and enemy interrogation is
even speculated.. "184
The military planners and strategists of the
early-to-middle 1980's were convinced of the long predicted
possibilities of radio frequency radiation weapons systems.
180 Interview with Dr. Eastlund by Jeane Manning, February 20,1995.
181 Interview with Dr. Eastlund by National Pubic Radio, 1988.
Interview with Dr. Eastlund by Jeane Manning, February 20, 1995.
Low-Intensity Conflict and Modern Technology, Lt Col. David J. Dean USAF, Editor, Air
University Press, Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and
Education, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, June 1986.
Given this interest, it becomes obvious why the military
was so quick to develop the Eastlund technology. His ideas were the
missing link which stimulated the series of other patents needed for
the HAARP program. The HAARP system, with its collection of
technological breakthroughs, would provide a tool for performing its
disruptive tasks over a wide geographical area and perhaps
eventually over the entire planet.
Obviously these concepts were already well understood by the
military in 1984. The HAARP system is the largest concept-delivery
system ever built by the military for this technology. The use of
HAARP for these applications is spoken about throughout the
government records, excluding the uses against humans. This is where
the information and military disinformation becomes cloudy. What is
clear is that HAARP can be used for these purposes.
Meanwhile, it is
still being misrepresented by the military as only a scientific