CHARGED PARTICLE RAIN CRITICAL OMISSION
An article in Science News in 1982 said joint research carried out
by scientists from Lockheed Space Sciences Laboratory in Palo Alto,
California and Stanford University had found that very low frequency
transmitters (HAARP will produce emissions in these ranges in some
applications) caused streams of particles to rain down from the
outermost regions of the atmosphere.
The research was funded by the
Office of Naval Research (one of the project controllers of HAARP).
Their experiments confirmed that,
"even low frequency radio waves
leak into the magnetosphere, causing the phenomenon. There the radio
signals are amplified as much as 1,000 times, altering the motion of
free electrons thousands of miles out in space."185
Even though one
of the scientists involved in HAARP, Dr. Amran Iman, was quoted in
the article, none of this information was in the Environmental
Impact Statement on HAARP.
This scientist's involvement in the
current project was confirmed by John Heckscher, HAARP Program
Manager, in a letter responding to a request for information.186 Dr.
Iman, at the time of the Stanford University research, saw this as
an opportunity to use the magnetic lines of force in the upper
atmosphere to enhance communications and to be able to conduct
controlled experiments in the ionosphere (which later became an
expressed area of interest for the HAARP program).
As mentioned in Chapter Nine, Stanford University's work goes back
even further, to the research efforts of Robert Helliwell, who
revealed in 1975 that we were already inadvertently altering the
ionosphere with Very Low Frequency (VLF) radio waves from power
lines. While working in Antarctica, he discovered that these energy
signals could be multiplied by up to 1000 times by a coherent
interaction with particles in the radiation belts.
These radio waves
cause an "electronic rain in the ionosphere, and this inevitably
alters weather patterns in the lower atmosphere." 187 It turned out
that the Department of Defense (DoD) was working on this concept
before 1976.188 The use of "coherent VLF" was also discussed with
John Heckscher, HAARP Program Manager189, regarding geophysical
probing for earth-penetrating tomography applications of HAARP. In
that discussion, he did not mention this multiplying factor (which
happens when the signal in the VLF range reaches the ionosphere).
This 1000-times multiplying factor creates a huge question, a big
hole in the Environmental Impact Statement, and maybe disruption in
normal weather patterns. This "coherent signal" is also mentioned in
a communication from Paul C. Roosa, Jr., Chairman of the United
States Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and
Information Administration, Inter-department Radio
Advisory Committee, Spectrum Planning Committee which oversees
frequency assignments and reviews interactions of broadcasters.
185 "VLF: Getting Particles Excited", Science News, December 18 and
25, 1982, pg.392.
186 Letter From John Heckscher, HAARP Program Manager, Department of the AirForce, Phillips
Laboratory, to Dr. Arther Grey, Secretary, Spectrum planning
Telecommunications Information Administration, United States
Department of Commerce, November
187 The Cooling, by Lowell Ponte, 1976, pg 169.
189 Interview with John Heckscher by Jeane Manning, 2-21-95.
This multiplying factor was either ignored by Roosa's group, or they
lacked the understanding of this upper atmospheric interaction. 190
The research into "charged particle rain" started in the Antarctic,
moved to Stanford and then to Alaska from the bottom of the globe to
the top of the world.
The problem with this being omitted from HAARP
documents is that these energy/atmospheric interactions, at current
levels of man-induced radiations, are already causing possible
weather and other environmental hazards. Increasing the energy
deliberately transferred to the upper atmosphere through ionospheric
heaters becomes a horrendous act of bad judgment. In fact, in the
early 1990's it was reported by Dr. W. Volkrodt of Bad Neustadt,
West Germany, that these low frequency radio radiations might be
responsible for both environmental and human health problems.191
190 Letter To Mr. Larry D. Gondek from Paul C, Roosa, Jr., Chairman
of the United States
Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information
Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee, Spectrum Planning
Committee, December 15, 1994.
191 American/European magazine, Raum & Zeit, Vol. 1 No. 2, 1989,
Throughout the press releases and "fact sheets" spewed out by the
military representatives on the project, the focus is on the
innocuous academic/scientific research inquires made via HAARP. This
is a deception, and deflection from the real "heart" of the program
as described in the early planning sessions on the project. A full
list of the participants in the planning session was released, and
it includes all of the principal players from the universities,
APTI, and the military. These same individuals worked together, over
the next several years, deflected public attention away from the
How much these people individually knew of the project's real intent
is unknown. Following the standard military approach to these types
of efforts, we assume that participants were only given the pieces
of information they needed to do their jobs. The research shows that
APTI was a Star Wars subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Corporation
(ARCO), and some of the "key personnel" assigned by APTI to the
project were the inventors of some of the patents eventually
discussed in the military records on the HAARP project.
The HAARP system is a tool, a radio frequency transmitter and
broadcasting system of immense power. From the perspective of the
geophysicist, it has certain applications, but to the physiologist
and behaviorist perhaps it offers a much different set of
Regard-less of the public relations proclamations by
Heckscher and others, the record says it all,
"The heart of the program will be the development of a unique
ionospheric heating capability to conduct the pioneering experiments
required to adequately assess the potential for exploiting
ionospheric enhancement technology for DoD purposes."
Are these DoD purposes for innocuous scientific research or for
someone's vision of high-tech hardware for enhancing the warfare
capability of the United States? 192
192 HAARP HF Active Auroral Research Program, Joint Program Plans
and Activities, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, Navy Office of Naval
Research, February 1990.