by Dr Nick
Begich and Jeane Manning
An article from
Nexus Magazine Dec/Jan 1996
Scheduled to be fully
operational by 1998, the US military’s HAARP transmitter is no mere
auroral research project.
Its super-powerful radio-wave beam may irreparably damage the planets
atmosphere and severely disrupt our mental and physical health.
HAARP BOILS THE UPPER
HAARP will zap the upper atmosphere with a focused and steerable
electromagnetic bean. It is an advanced model of an ’ionospheric
heater’. (The ionosphere is the electrically-charged sphere surrounding
the Earth’s upper atmosphere. It ranges between about 40 to 600 miles
above Earth’s surface.)
Put simply, the apparatus for
HAARP is a reversal of a radio telescope:
antennas send out signals instead of receiving. HAARP is the test run
for a super-powerful radio-wave beaming technology that lifts areas of
the ionosphere by focusing a bean and heating those areas.
Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto Earth and penetrate
everything - living and dead.
HAARP publicity gives the
impression that the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is
mainly an academic project with the goal of changing the ionosphere to
improve communications for our own good. However, other US military
documents put it more clearly: HAARP aims to learn how to "exploit the
ionosphere for Department of Defense purposes". Communicating with
submarines is only one of those purposes.
Press releases and other
information from the military on HAARP continually downplay what it
could do. Publicity documents insist that the HAARP project is no
different than other ionospheric heaters operating safely throughout the
world in places such as Arecibo, Puerto Rico; Tromso, Norway; and the
former Soviet Union. However, a 1990 government document document
indicates that the radio frequency (RF) power zap will drive the
ionosphere to unnatural activities:
...at the highest HF powers available in the West, the instabilities
commonly studied are approaching their maximum RF energy disipative
capability, beyond which the plasma processes will ’run away’ until the
next limiting factor is reached.
If the military, in cooperation with the University of Alaska,
can show that this new ground-based "Star Wars" technology is sound,
they both win. The military has a relatively inexpensive defense shield
and the university can brag about the most dramatic geophysical
manipulation since atmospheric explosions of nuclear bombs. After
successful testing, they would have the military megaprojects of the
future and huge markets for Alaska’s North Slope natural gas.
Looking at the other patents
which built on the work of a Texas physicist named Bernard Eastlund, it
becomes clearer how the military intends to use the HAARP transmitter.
It also makes governmental denials less believable. The military knows
how it intends to use this technology, and has made it clear in their
documents. The military has deliberately misled the public through
sophisticated word games, deceit and outright disinformation.
The military says the HAARP system could:
give the military a tool
to replace the electromagnetic pulse effect of atmospheric
thermonuclear devices. - replace the Extremely Low Frequency (ELF)
submarine communication system operating in Michigan and Wisconsin
with a new and more compact technology. - be used to replace the
over-the-horizon radar system that was once planned for the current
location of HAARP, with a more flexible and accurate system; -
provide a way to wipe out communications over an extremely large
area, while keeping the military’s own communications systems
working; - provide a wide-area Earth-penetrating tomography which,
if combined with the computing abilities of EMASS and Cray
computers, would make it possible to verify many parts of nuclear
nonproliferation and peace agreements
be a tool of goephysical
probing to find oil, gas and mineral deposits offer a large area; -
be used to detect incoming low-level planes and cruise missiles,
making other technologies obsolete
The above abilities seem
like a good idea to all who who believe in sound national defence
and to those concerned about cost cutting. However, the possible
uses which the HAARP records do not explain, and which can only be
found in US Air Force, Army, Navy nd other federal agency records,
are alarming. Moreover effects from the reckless use of these power
levels in our natural shield - the ionosphere - could be
cataclysmic, according to some scientists.
One Alaskan puts it bluntly.
A founder of the "NO HAARP" movement, Clare Zickuhr, says: The military
is going to give the ionosphere a big kick and see what happens.
The military failed to tell
the public that they do not know what exactly will happen, but a Penn
State science article brags about that uncertainty. Macho science? The
HAARP project uses the largest energy levels yet played with, by what
Begich and Manning call "the big boys with their new toys". It is an
experiment on the sky and experiments are done to find something that is
not already known. Independent scientists told Begich and Manning that
a HAARP type ’skybuster’ with its unforeseen effects could be an act of
The patents described below were the package of ideas which were
originally controlled by ARCO Power Technologies Incorporated (APTI), a
subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Company, one of the biggest oil
companies in the world. APTI was the contractor that built the HAARP
facility. ARCO sold this subsidiary, the patents and the second phase
construction contract to E-Systems in June 1994.
E-Systems is one of the
biggest intelligence contractors in the world, doing work for the CIA, defence intelligence organisation and others. US$1.8 billion of their
annual sales are to these organisations with US$800 million for black
projects - projects so secret that even the United States Congress isn’t
told how the money is being spent.
E-Systems was bought out by Raytheon which is one of the largest defence
contractors in the world.
Bernard J Eastlund’s
US Patent #4,686,605, "method and Apparatus for
Altering a Region in the Earth’s Atmosphere, Ionosphere, and/or
Magnetosphere", was sealed for a year under a government secrecy order.
The Eastlund ionospheric heater was different: the radio frequency (RF)
radiation was concentrated and focused to a point in the ionosphere.
This difference throws an unprecedented amount of energy into the
ionosphere. The Eastlund device would allow a concentration of one watt
per cubic centimeter, compared to others only able to deliver about one
millionth of one watt.
This huge difference could lift and change the ionosphere in the ways
necessary to creat futuristic effects described in the patent. According
to the patent, the work of Nikola Tesla in the early 1900’s formed the
basis of the research.
What would this technology be worth to ARCO, the owner of the patents?
They could make enormous profits by beaming electrical power, without
wires, from a power-house in the gas fields to the consumer.
Eastlund’s patent said the technology can confuse or completely disrupt
airplanes and missiles sophisticated guidance systems. Further, this
ability to spray large areas of Earth with electromagnetic waves of
varying frequencies - and to control changes in those waves - make it
possible to knock out communications on land or sea as well as in the
air. The patent said:
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 altitudes 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
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 lifted to an unextraordinarily high altitude so that
missiles encounter unexpected drag forces with resultant destruction.
Weather modification is possible
by, for example, altering upper
atmosphere wind patterns by construction one or more plumes of
atmospheric particles which will act as a lens or focusing device.
Molecular modifications of the atmosphere can take place so that
environmental effects can be achieved. Besides actually changing the
molecular composition of an atmospheric region, a particular molecule or
molecules can be chosen for increased presence. For example, ozone,
nitrogen, etc concentrations in the atmosphere could be artificially
Begich found 11 other APTI patents. They told how to make "Nuclear-sized
Explosions without Radiation", power beaming systems, over-the-horizon
radar, detection systems for missiles carrying nuclear warheads,
electromagnetic pulses previously produced by thermonuclear weapons and
other "Star Wars" tricks. This cluster of patents underlay the
Related research by Begich
and Manning uncovered bizarre schemes. For example, US Air Force
documents revealed that a system had been developed for manipulating and
disrupting human mental processes through pulsed radio-frequency
radiation (the stuff of HAARP) over large geographical areas.
The most telling material
about this technology came from writings of Zbigniew Brzezinski (former
National Security Adviser to US President Carter) and J. F. MacDonald
(Science Adviser to US President Johnson and a Professor of Geophysics
at UCLA), as they wrote about use of power beaming transmitters for
geophysical and environmental warfare. The documents showed how these
effects might be caused, and the negative effects on human health and
possibilities for HAARP are the most disturbing. More than 40 pages of
the book, with dozens of footnotes, chronicle the work of Harvard
professors , military planners and scientists as they plan and test this
use of the electromagnetic technology. For example, one of the papers
describing this use was from the International Red Cross in Geneva. It
even gave the frequency ranges where these effects could occur - the
same ranges which HAARP is capable of broadcasting.
The following statement was made more than 25 years ago in a book which
Brzezinski wrote while a professor at Columbia University:
are tempted to exploit research on the brain and human behaviour.
Geophysicist Gordon J. F. MacDonald - specialist in problems of
warfare - says accurately-timed, artificially excited electronic
strokes could lead to a pattern of oscillations that produce
relatively high power levels over certain regions of the Earth. In
this way, one could develop a system that would seriously impair the
brain performance of very large populations in selected regions over
an extended period. No matter how deeply disturbing the thought of
using the environment to manipulate behaviour for national
advantages, to some the technology permitting such use will very
probably develop within the next few decades.
In 1966, MacDonald was a
member of the President’s Science Advisory Committee and later a member
of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality. he published papers
on the use of environmental control technologies for military purposes.
The most profound comment he made as a geophysicist was:
The key to geophysical
warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to
which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly
greater amounts of energy.
geophysicists predicted today’s advances, are HAARP program managers
delivering on the vision? The geophysicists recognized that adding
energy to the environmental soup could have large effects. However,
humankind has already added substantial amounts of electromagnetic
energy into our environment without understanding what might constitute
critical mass. The book by Begich and Manning raises questions. Have
these additions been without effect, or is there a cumulative amount
beyond which irreparable damage can be done? Is HAARP another step in a
journey from which we cannot turn back? Are we about to embark on
another energy experiment which unleashes another set of demons from
As early as 1970, Zbigniew Brzezinski predicted a "more controlled and
directed society" would gradually appear, linked to technology. This
society would be dominated by an elite group which impresses voters by
allegedly superior scientific know-how. Angels Don’t Play This HAARP
further quotes Brzeziski: Unhindered by the restraints of traditional
liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political
ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public
behaviour and keeping society under close surveillance and control.
Technical and scientific momentum would then feed on the situation it
His forecasts proved accurate. Today, a number of new tools for the
"elite" are emerging, and the temptation to use them increases steadily.
The policies to permit the tools to be used are already in place. How
could the USA be changed bit by bit, into the predicted,
highly-controlled techno-society? Among the ’stepping stones’ Brzezinski
expected were persisting social crises and use of the mass media to gain
the public’s confidence.
In another document prepared by the government, the US Air Force claims:
"The potential applications of artificial electromagnetic fields are
wide-ranging and can be used in many military of quasi-military
situations... Some of these potential uses include dealing with
terrorist groups, crowd control, controlling breaches of security at
military installations, and antipersonnel techniques in tactical
warfare. In all of these cases the EM (electromagnetic) systems would be
used to produce mild to severe physiological disruption or perceptual
distortion or disorientation. In addition, the ability of individuals to
function could be degraded to such a point that they would be
Another advantage of electro-magnetic systems is
that they can provide coverage over large areas with a single system.
They are silent, and countermeasures to them may be difficult to
develop... One last area where electro-magnetic radiation may prove of
some value is in enhancing abilities of individuals for anomalous
Do these comments point to uses already somewhat developed? The author
of the government report refers to an earlier Air Force document about
the uses of the radio-frequency radiation in combat situations.
The United States congressional record deals with the use of HAARP for
penetrating the earth with signals bounced off the ionosphere. These
signals are used to look inside the planet to a depth of many kilometers
in order to locate underground munitions, minerals and tunnels. For
1996, the US Senate has set aside US$15 million to develop this ability
alone: Earth penetrating tomography.
The problem is that the frequency
needed for Earth-penetrating radiations is within the frequency range
most cited for disruption of human mental functions. It may also have
profound effects on migration patterns of fish and wild animals which
rely on an undisturbed energy field to find their routes. As if
electromagnetic pulses in the sky and mental disruption were not enough, Eastlund bragged that the super powerful ionospheric heater could
Begich and Manning brought to light government documents indicating that
the military has weather-control technology. When HAARP is eventually
built to its full power level, it could create weather effects over
entire hemispheres. If one government experiments with the world’s
weather patterns, what is done in one place will impact everyone else on
Angels Don’t Play This HAARP explains a principle behind
Nikola Tesla’s inventions - resonance -
which affects planetary
BUBBLE OF ELECTRIC
Angels... includes interviews with independent scientists such as
Elizabeth Rauscher. She has a PhD, a long and impressive career in
high-energy physics, and has been published in prestigious science
journals and books. Rauscher commented on HAARP:
tremendous energy into an extremely delicate molecular configuration
that comprises these multi-layers we call the ionosphere"
The ionosphere is prone to
catalytic reactions, she explained: if a small part is changed, a major
change in the ionosphere can happen. In describing the ionosphere as a
delicately balanced system, Dr Rauscher shared her mental picture of it:
a soap bubble like sphere surrounding Earth’s atmosphere, with movements
swirling over the surface of the bubble. If a big enough hole is punched
through it, she predicts it could pop.
Daniel Winter, PhD of Waynesville, North Carolina, says HAARP
high-frequency emissions can couple with the long-wave pulses the Earth
grid uses to distribute information as vibrations to synchronize dances
of life in the biosphere. Dan terms this geomagnetic action "Earth’s
information bloodstream", and says it is likely that coupling of HAARP,
HF with natural ELF can cause unplanned, unsuspected side-effects.
Second concept: As Earth rotates, HAARP will slice across geomagnetic
flux... a donut shaped spool of magnetic strings - like longitude
meridians on maps. HAARP may not ’cut’ these strings in Gaia’s magnetic
mantle, but will pulse each thread with harsh, out-of-harmony high
frequencies. These noisy impulses will vibrate goemagnetic flux lines,
sending vibrations all through the geomagnetic web. Effects of this
interference with symphonies of Gaia’s geomagnetic harp are unknown, and
I suspect barely thought of. Even if thought of, the intent is to learn
to exploit any effects, not to play in tune with global symphonies.
Among other researchers quoted is Paul Schaefer of Kansas City. His
degree is in electrical engineering and he spent four years building
nuclear weapons. He says: But most of the theories that we have been
taught by scientists to believe in seem to be falling apart.
Schaefer talks about imbalances already caused by the industrial and
atomic age, especially by radiation of large numbers of tiny,
high-velocity particles "like very small spinning tops" into our
environment. The unnatural level of motion of highly energetic particles
in the atmosphere and in radiation belts surrounding Earth is the
villain in weather disruptions, according to this model which describes
Earth discharging its build-up of heat, relieving stress and regaining a
balanced condition through earthquakes and volcanic action
FROM THE SKY
The military has published papers about electron precipitation from the
magnetosphere caused by manmade very-low-frequency electromagnetic
waves. Two Stanford University radio scientists offer evidence of what
technology can do to affect the sky by making waves on Earth. They
showed that very-low-frequency radio waves can vibrate the magnetosphere
and cause high-energy particles to cascade into the Earth’s atmosphere.
By turning the signal on or off, they could stop the flow of energetic
Avalanches of energy dislodged by such radio waves could hit us hard.
Their work suggests that technicians could control global weather by
sending relatively small ’signals’ into the Van Allen belts (radiation
belts around the earth). Thus Tesla’s resonance effects can control
enormous energies by tiny triggering signals. The Begich/Manning book
asks whether that knowledge will be used by war-orientated or
The military has had about 20 years to work on weather warfare methods,
which it euphemistically calls weather modification. For example,
rainmaking technology was taken for a few test rides in Vietnam. The US
Department of Defense sampled lightning and hurricane manipulation
studies in Project Skyfire and Project Stormfury. And they looked at
some complicated technologies that would give big effects.
Play This HAARP cites an expert who says the military studied both
lasers and chemicals which they figured could damage the ozone layer
over an enemy. Looking at ways to cause earthquakes, as well as to
detect them, was part of the project named Prime Argus, decades ago. The
money for that came from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA,
now under the acronym ARPA).
In 1994 the US Air Force revealed its
Spacecast 2020 master plan which
includes weather control since the 1940s, but Spacecast 2020 noted that
"using environmental modification techniques to destroy, damage or
injure another state is prohibited". Having said that, the Air Force
claimed that technological advance "compels a re-examination of this
sensitive and potentially risky topic".
FORTY YEARS OF
ZAPPING THE SKY
As far back as 1958, the chief White House adviser on weather
modification, Captain Howard T. Orville, said the US Department of
Defense was studying "ways to manipulate the the charges of the Earth
and sky and so affect the weather" by using an electronic beam to
or de-ionize the atmosphere over a given area.
In 1966, Professor Gordon
J. F. MacDonald was Associate Director of the Institute of Geophysics
and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles, was
a member of the President’s Science Advisory Committee, and later a
member of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality. He published
papers on the use of environmental control technologies for military
MacDonald made a revealing comment:
"The key to geophysical
warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to
which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly
greater amounts of energy."
World recognized scientist
MacDonald had a number of ideas for using the environment as a weapon
system and he contributed to what was, at the time, the dream of a
futurist. When he wrote his chapter, "How to wreck the Environment", for
the book Unless Peace Comes, he was not kidding around.
In it he
describes the use of weather manipulation, climate modification, polar
ice-cap melting or destabilization, ozone depletion techniques,
earthquake engineering, ocean wave control and brain-wave manipulation
using the planet’s energy fields. He also said that these types of
weapons would be developed and, when used, would be virtually
undetectable by their victims. Is HAARP that weapon? The military’s
intention to do environmental engineering is well-documented.
US Congress’s subcommittee hearings on Oceans and International
Environment looked into military weather and climate modification
conducted in the early 1970’s.
"What emerged was an awesome picture of
far-ranging research and experimentation by the Department of Defense
into ways environmental tampering could be used as a weapon" said
another author cited in the book.
The revealed secrets surprised
legislators. Would an inquiry into the state of the art of
electromagnetic manipulation surprise lawmakers today? They may find out
that technologies developed out of the HAARP experiments in Alaska could
deliver on Gordon MacDonald’s vision, because leading-edge scientists
are describing global weather as not only air pressure and thermal
systems but also as an
SMALL INPUT, BIG
HAARP zaps the ionosphere where it is relatively unstable. A point to
remember is that the ionosphere is an active electrical shield
protecting the planet from the constant bombardment of high-energy
particles from space. This conducting-plasma, along with Earth’s
magnetic field, traps the electrical plasma of space and holds it back
from going directly to the Earth’s surface, says Charles Yost of
Systems, Leicester, North Carolina:
"If the ionosphere is
greatly disturbed, the atmosphere below is subsequently disturbed."
interviewed said there is a super-powerful electrical connection between
the ionosphere and the part of the atmosphere where our weather comes
onstage: the lower atmosphere. One manmade electrical effect - powerline
harmonic resonance - causes fallout of charged particles from the Van
Allen belts, and the falling ions cause ice crystals which precipitate
rain clouds. What about HAARP?
Energy blasted upward from an ionospheric
heater is not much compared to the total in the ionosphere, but HAARP
documents admit that thousand fold greater amounts of energy can be
released in the ionosphere than injected. As with MacDonald’s "key to
geophysical warfare", "nonlinear" effects mean small input and large
output. Astrophysicist Adam Trombly told Manning that an acupuncture
model is one way to look at the possible effect of multi-gigawatt
pulsing of the ionosphere. If HAARP hits certain points, those parts of
the ionosphere could react in surprising ways.
heaters such as the one at Arecibo are underneath relatively placid
regions of the ionosphere compared to the dynamic movements nearer
Earth’s magnetic poles. That adds another uncertainty to HAARP: the
unpredictable and lively upper atmosphere near the North Pole. HAARP
experimenters do not impress common-sense Alaskans such as Barbara Zickuhr, who says:
"They’re like boys
playing with a sharp stick, finding a sleeping bear and poking it in
the butt to see what’s going to happen".
COULD THEY SHORT-CIRCUIT
Earth as a spherical electrical system is a fairly well-accepted model.
However, these experimenters who want to make unnatural power
connections between parts of this system might not be thinking of
possible consequences. Electrical motors and generators can be caused to
wobble when their circuits are affected. Could human activities cause a
significant change in a planet’s electrical circuit or electrical field?
A paper in the respected journal
Science deals with manmade ionization
from radioactive material, but perhaps it could also be studied with HAARP type
skybusters in mind: For example, while changes in the Earth’s
electric field resulting from a solar flare modulating conductivity may
have only a barely detectable effect on meteorology, the situation may
be different in regard to electric field changes caused by manmade
Meteorology of course is the study of the atmosphere and weather.
Ionization is what happens when a higher level of power is zapped into
atoms and knocks electrons off the atoms. The resulting charge particles
are the stuff of HAARP. Paul Schaefer, commenting on HAARP-type
technologies says: One look at the weather should tell us that we are on
the wrong path
Angels Don’t Play..... is about the military’s plan to manipulate that
which belongs to the world: the ionosphere. The arrogance of the United
States Government in this is not without precedent. Atmospheric nuclear
tests had similar goals. More recently, China and France put their
people’s money to destructive use in underground nuclear tests.
recently reported that the US Government spent US $3 trillion on its
nuclear program since its beginnings in the 1940s. What new
breakthroughs in life science could have been made with all the money
spent on death?
Begich, Manning and others
believe that democracies need to be founded on openness rather than the
secrecy which surrounds so much military science. Knowledge used in
developing revolutionary weapons could be used for healing and helping
mankind. Because they are used in new weapons, discoveries are
classified and suppressed.
When they do appear in the work of other
independent scientists, the new ideas are often frustrated or ridiculed,
while military research laboratories continue to build their new
machines for the killing fields.
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