The People Wake Up To HAARP
"This project has nothing to
do with musical instruments or the natural aurora."
former accountant for ARCO,
and HAARP researcher.
"Tesla appeared as a real-life sorcerer, depicting...the ability to
tame mysterious natural phenomena to the will of the human species."
Marc J.Seifer, Ph.D.
THE SORCERERS APPRENTICES
Lightning flickered and thunder crashed through the mountain air as
if cued up to open the International Tesla Society's July 1986
symposium. A woman admired the jagged streaks of light as she walked
from downtown Colorado Springs to the College of the Canyon.
The display of light and sound seemed to have a life of its own, and
triggered thoughts about Earth's life-protecting layers. The layers
appear immensely deep to a human looking up from a sidewalk. But the
few hundred miles of depth of the atmospheric layers are, to the
planet, as a film of paint is to a student's desk globe.26 Unlike
layers of paint, however, the atmospheric veils swirl and flow and
She found comfort in thinking that surely no one could tame Earth's
dynamic atmosphere. Granted, nature is under siege elsewhere.
Engineers straighten undulating wild rivers and slap them into
concrete flood-control channels. They shave Earth's forests and
drain unruly tidal marshes. But who is arrogant enough to say that
they own the sky?
After a brief downpour, the storm curtain opened to an electric blue
sky, and the air sparkled with vitality.
"No wonder Tesla did his
most dramatic experiments here," Jeane Manning thought.
As a freelance journalist, she was in Colorado to learn more about
the work of some maverick engineers and their hero, the electrical
genius Nikola Tesla. In her research into non-conventional energy
technologies, she had encountered more than a few books about Tesla,
and thought it strange that mainstream textbooks ignore such a
In the nineteenth century he patented the
alternating current (AC) system now used to generate and send
electrical power to every home along this avenue, every building on
the campus ahead and factories all over the world. His genius did
not stop there, however, and before he died in 1943 he had
discovered more radical inventions - apparently more than the tycoons
of the early years of the twentieth century wanted to see developed.
Manning was curious about the stories. Did Tesla really send
electricity more than twenty miles without wires? There was also the
legend that Tesla invented a "space energy receiver" and powered a
Pierce-Arrow car in a demonstration of the receiver. Yet he died
penniless in 1943.
She expected this conference would give a broader picture of Tesla
than her impression of a would-be God of Lightning, a view that came
from seeing photographs of Tesla with bolts of light streaming from
26 Hans J. Lugt. Vortex Flow in Nature and Technology, p. 150, John
Wiley and Sons, NY 1978.
In front of audiences of New York's
cultural elite in his laboratory, he had allowed hundreds of
thousands of volts to pass over his body and light up lamps, melt
metal and explode small light bulbs. It was a don't try this at home
scene, with the slender inventor sprayed with crackling electrical
current as he stood stork like on insulated shoes. Manning was
fascinated at the thought of the elegant Tesla showing off for his
cultured friends, in his laboratory lit with dazzling, pulsating
waves of light in unearthly warm hues.27, 28
In the college where the conference was held, she picked up a press
pass, then joined two hundred or so spectators in Armstrong
auditorium. Onstage, man-made lightning sizzled through the air,
zig-zagging from a giant electrical device called a Tesla coil which
dwarfed three technicians. Blue light streaked along the paths of
fried air and members of the audience covered their ears against the
deafening electric buzz.
It looked lethal, but the demonstrator explained that although Tesla
used high voltage (electrical pressure) current, it was of such a
high-frequency that it danced over his skin instead of zapping his
internal organs. A man sat on top of the apparatus before the coil
was turned on with a deafening roar, then long sparks jumped from
In other meeting rooms, would-be Gods of Lightning told about their
research. One of those speakers was Robert Golka, a sturdily built
man with the cocky personality of a lone adventurer. He prided
himself on making fireballs by whatever means - even from a circuit
breaker in a railroad engine when he had slammed the engine into
reverse. A fireball, or ball lightning, is a glowing sphere of what
looks like gases. The speaker said that
Nikola Tesla's "wireless
power" experiments near Colorado Springs made 30 second golfball-sized
ball lightning in 1899.
Why would anyone want to play with lightning, in any shape?
was explaining; ball lightning might hold the secrets of
thermonuclear fusion and eventually cheap power. He had rented an
empty hangar in Wendover, Utah - the hangar where the atomic bomb was
loaded into a bomber for its death-drop debut and built a Tesla coil
that was 51 feet wide for experiments. Golka spoke of voltages of 15
million volts and lightning-like discharges forty feet long. He
hinted that the technology could be used as an "ultra-high megavolt
source for particle beam weaponry".
Manning wondered what the engineer on stage really wanted to do - send electrical energy without wires or get a grant from the
military. Or both. As if in answer to her question, Golka began to
talk about wireless power transmission. Nikola Tesla had claimed to
be able to send electrical energy without wires before the turn of
the century, and he envisioned people all around the globe sticking
rods into the earth to extract that energy - free. He didn't get to
send power to the people, however.
After Tesla admitted to financier
J.P. Morgan that an experimental tower on Long Island was meant to
send power as well as messages, his public career ended.
27 Hesearch by Dr. Marc J. Seifer, p. 1-33, Proceedings of 1988
International Tesla Symposium,
available from International Tesla Society, PO Box 5636, Colorado
Springs, CO 80931.
Although he continued to
invent and to learn, he was kicked out of the spotlight. Corporate
moguls who were interested in creating monopolies and metering
electrical power blackballed him.
Golka spoke about his own "Project Tesla", which involved building a
122-foot resonating tower high in the mountains. Manning struggled
to understand what he meant by his efforts to get "earth resonance".
She could visualize the more familiar resonance in musical
instruments, and that helped to picture the earth vibrating as if
its note was struck, If someone strikes a piano key of the same
pitch as a string on her violin nearby, for example, the string will
The pitch of a note comes from how many times per second
the sound vibrates. Similarly, the earth may have a resonant
frequency; if electrical oscillations pound through the earth at a
certain rate for a long enough time, the small periodic input may
build up to a large vibration. Could Tesla's knowledge about
resonance really be used for advanced technologies?
"We're losing to the Japanese," Golka insisted. "We have the
technology and we're sleeping on it,"
Another short, lively speaker, an engineering professor, said there
is "definite evidence that Nikola Tesla did excite the Schumann
cavity in 1899". (This cavity is the area between the earth and the
A man from Albuquerque, New Mexico, brought the talk down to earth
again with a demonstration of a squat piece of equipment called The
Tesla Earthquake Oscillator. Stroking his beard - a trim gray goatee - he assured onlookers that the oscillator would not be coupled to
the earth during the demonstration and therefore would not cause any
The mechanical device had a frictionless piston in a
"This oscillator pounds the earth and impresses on it
rhythmic vibrations of certain controllable frequencies," he said.
The sound vibrations would bounce back and forth "in a reflection
pattern which produces standing wave overlappings, or nodes, which
act as lenses to propagate waves which set up a resonance
There was that word "resonance" again. The electrical engineers
talked about a buildup of ever more powerful effects. Manning may
have had a puzzled expression on her face, because one man turned to
her and offered to further explain resonance. He gave the example of
a child pushing a larger person on a swing. Small pushes, correctly
timed, gradually increase the distance through which the swing
In other words, small input at regular intervals can produce
big effects. Resonance would turn out to be an important concept,
used deliberately or inadvertently by men who try to tame the sky
and in the process accidentally interfere with our weather, health
and minds. But Manning wouldn't encounter the skybusters until five
In another meeting room, a graduate student from Montana State
University, Kyle Klicker, talked about the hypothesis of William
Hooper, who gave new twists on magnetic theory. In the early 1970's,
Hooper had been showing that not all
electrical fields are the same. What he called a "motional electric
field" was different from the well-known electrostatic fields; the
motional electric field results in a force that passes through lead.
In other words, the field is unshieldable.
Electricity of a different quality?
Manning wasn't ready for that;
she was still studying beginner-level books about standard
electricity whenever she went to a library. Over the previous few
years she had realized that there was a shortage of journalists
looking into this scene. Engineering lectures were a long way from
her university training as a social-worker and job experience as a
reporter, but she would look back on this 1986 conference, and more
than a dozen other energy conferences to follow, as an introduction
to the scene.
They introduced her to the fast growing field of study
called "non-conventional energy technologies". Even the William
Hooper patent would turn up in her life again later, quoted in a
"skybuster" document that would frighten some otherwise-unflappable
In the 1986 meeting, however, she tried to narrow down what she was
learning in order to make sense of it. History; she could easily
grasp history. Next on the Tesla program was a man with a craggy
face and the erect posture of a military officer. Dr. Bill Jones of
Los Angeles was a physicist, retired naval officer and former Top
Gun pilot, who spoke about Nikola Testa's place in history.
Fortunately, Jones ran through his talk at a much slower pace than
the Mach 2 speed at which he had flown fighter planes.
physicist made it clear that he wanted Tesla reinstated in a place
of honor in history. For example, Jones said, Guglielmo Marconi got
recognition for radio, but Tesla had demonstrated a remote-control
boat in Madison Square Gardens several years before Marconi's
announcement. Dr. Jones also told about incidents such as the time
in 1911 when Tesla described how radar could work. Tesla was too far
ahead of his time to be heard. Six years later Tesla had offered his
invention of a particle-beam weapon to the U.S. Department of War,
and was laughed out of the war office. Again, he was too early in
the century to be believed.
With a reporter's habit of taking notes, Manning penned the
speaker's words in a notebook.
"What do we really know about
magnetism?....What do we really know about electrostatics?"
Dr. Jones talked about something described as,
manifested by stress, and not necessarily in the presence of mass."
Some researchers looked at this force potential as being "scalar electromechanics". Mainstream scientists are reluctant to accept
these new and revolutionary ideas, Dr. Jones said, but the ideas
hold promise for clean energy technology.
On the last day of the conference as people flowed out of the
auditorium, the crowd eddied around a man of wiry build, probably in
his late thirties, who was speaking in an abrupt insistent voice
that could be heard at the end of the hall.
"I object to this deliberate build-up of a cult around Tesla - referring to things he never invented, never said, as Tesla
The agitator was having a negative effect on the men arguing with
him about power-beaming inventions. He appeared to feed on their
annoyance. Later in the afternoon Manning again wandered out of the
meeting hall for a mid-lecture break, head throbbing with new
concepts. The same loud-voiced man, whom we will call Gregory Jones,
was talking to another man and the two drew her into conversation.
Gregory had the bouncy energy of someone who was looking for a quick
laugh as well as an argument.
Asked why he insults Nikola Tesla at a
Tesla symposium, he replied, "I like deflating idols."
This iconoclast was a full-time researcher regarding what he said is
a subtle, powerful but little-known dynamic energy which resides in
the atmosphere and nearly everywhere. He said a number of
experiments have proven that a dynamic non-material energy exists in
all living forms.
Manning had enough of wild concepts for one day. However, at a gut
level she felt that it was true. Living people, animals, plants and
even the atmosphere seemed to exude some type of electricity or
vitality when in a healthy state and when free from the effects of
pollution. Was it possible that official science really doesn't know
much about something so basic, because the measuring instruments
hadn't yet been invented to detect it?
Gregory was saying that the coarse form of electricity used in
nineteenth and twentieth-century technologies is an irritant to the
primal form of energy in the air. According to that worldview, if
Tesla had been able to send electricity wirelessly all over the
world, it would have been an ecological disaster.
"Humans. My least-favorite species!" Gregory bellowed, following the
embarrassed journalist toward the door to the meeting hall. "Listen
to this. I just about got myself kicked out of the meeting. I went
up to the speaker; you heard his talk?"
The electrical engineering professor with a Ph.D. that Gregory
mentioned had seemed highly respected by the audience. The scientist
had done much experimenting toward the goal of repeating Tesla's
wireless electricity experiments. He had talked about wanting to
"resonate the Schumann cavity".
But Gregory was no respecter of
academic degrees; he apparently had caused another commotion in the
hallway by confronting this professor.
"I told him that if he tried
to be another Tesla, he could cause the biggest ecological disaster
we've ever had."
In Gregory's view, it was fortunate for the planet that Tesla's
tower on Long Island - intended to broadcast power around the earth - was never completed. After the banker J .P. Morgan withdrew
funding, no other financier would touch the project. It was just as
well; the project would have been insane, Gregory insisted.
they send their electrical power through the air or through the
earth, he said, these experimenters would be playing with our planet
on a big scale.
"So what did the professor say?"
"He said 'well, we'll just have to try it and find out'."
Hearing this, Manning stood in silence. Gregory's concern for his
planet's natural systems felt sincere. He asked for her business
card. To her surprise, he would telephone her occasionally for about
six years, and he would turn out to be ferociously intelligent, and
the most relentless information-seeker she would meet in the coming
years of travels to conferences of inventors and other energy
She was careful to pass on to him only non-confidential
information from published sources, never fully trusting Gregory
because of his extremism. But she did appreciate the long-distance
calls over the next few years to educate her about what he called
"If Tesla's resonance effects, as shown by the Stanford team, can
control enormous energies by minuscule triggering signals,
then... with Godlike arrogance, we someday
may yet direct the stars in their courses. "29