SCIENTISTS ARE CONCERNED
"Some of these (electromagnetic) emissions may be reaping
irreparable damage to the
ionosphere and earth, which threatens our very existence."
WHO CAN STOP THE BIG ZAPPER?
seek 'return to sanity'
William van Bise of Nevada is a scientist who is passionate about
the safety of his children and grandchildren, and he can't
understand why some high level military planners seemingly are not.
According to documents about the HAARP, the military's disrespect
for dynamic natural systems hasn't changed much in the decades since
nuclear bombs were the favored research tool for studying Earth's
Van Bise, an electronics and biomedical engineer, says bluntly
"They're suicidal!" He made the comment after reading about HAARP,
the military's plan to pump unprecedented levels of radio frequency
power up through the upper atmosphere to heat parts of the
unpredictable ionosphere. His concern is that the experimenters
admit they do not know what the outcome might be.72
Surprisingly few scientists know about ionospheric heaters.
the world would anyone want to heat up the ionosphere? It's already
hot enough," said one head of a large university's physics
Co-author Manning gave him the benefit of the doubt, but
as it turned out, he was not joking. Other department heads at
universities with sizable atmospheric physics departments had heard
about ionospheric heaters but said their knowledge of the research
The University of Alaska's geophysical department knows what an
ionospheric research instrument is, because their university is
directly involved in HAARP funding. But although "auroral research"
involvement of the University of Alaska is played up in press
releases, HAARP's internal documents say the goal of the experiments
is to control ionospheric processes so that they can be exploited by
the Department of Defense.
Concerned scientists such as van Bise are doubly discouraged,
because the people who want to control the electrojet or make
"nuclear-sized explosions"73 or an "artificial cyclotron"74 in the
upper atmosphere are the most difficult to stop. Traditionally they
have held the biggest handfuls of taxpayers' money. Their power base
includes mega-corporation defense contractors and their lobbyists.
Few physicists are willing to risk their livelihood (government
contracts) by contradicting these people.
72 Telephone conversations
Between William van Bise and co-author of Angels Don't Play This
HAARP Jeane Manning, May 1995.
U.S. Patent No. 4,873,928 "Nuclear-sized Explosions without
U.S. Patent No.4,712,155, "Method and Apparatus for Creating an Artificial Electron Cyclotron",
among patents assigned to APTI.
Elizabeth Rauscher has a Ph.D., a long and impressive career in high
energy physics, and has been published in prestigious science
journals and books.75 Yet her warnings apparently go unheeded. For
example, in 1984 she presented scientific findings at a Pentagon
briefing and then tried to address the colonels and generals person
to person about global environmental issues.
They refused to respond
to her blunt question,
"Don't you worry about your children and
Seven years ago Rauscher and her partner
William van Bise wrote a
paper76 that discussed the earth's magnetic field emanations in
technical language, but ended with a strongly worded warning.
Earth and life forms on it vibrate and resonate in harmony, they
noted; radiant energy from the sun and materials and vibrations of
the earth support life.
"Is there a symbiosis between the earth and
the life forms upon it?"
After mentioning chemical and radioactive
pollution of our life support systems, they injected a
"some of the electromagnetic waves
generated by man may have global significance..."
DAMAGE TO IONOSPHERE
The paper had discussed natural sources of electromagnetic waves
Earth's mechanical rotation, earthquake and volcanic activities,
solar wind and solar
"broadband noise activity". Manmade sources, the two experts said,
"Some of these emissions may be reaping irreparable
damage to the ionosphere and earth which, in turn, threatens our
Societies and nations must examine what we are doing and develop a
new awareness, the two scientists warned, or destruction of life
will inevitably result.
As if predicting the goals of HAARP, they
noted that most recent technologies have been aimed at shielding
people from nature,
"to 'conquer' and control her, while designing
ever more dangerous weapons systems with which to more efficiently
strip all life from the planet."
Rauscher and van Bise ended the paper with a suggestion that society
examine why we have moved toward such insane motivation, and then go
forward to again pursue mutual life enhancement and sanity.
75 Relevant publications include, "Application of Soliton Physics to
Plasma-MHD and Superconductivity - BCS: Theoretical Implications for
Primary Energy" report prepared for Primary Energy Technology LA;
"Ambient Electromagnetic Fields as Possible Seismic and Volcanic
Precursors', by W.L., Van Bise and E.A. Rauscher, in Electromagnetic
Phenomena Related to Earthquake Prediction edited by M. Hayakawa and
Y Fujinawa, Terra Scientific Publishing Co. Tokyo; "ELF Signatures
Arising from Space Vehicle Disturbances of the Ionosphere" by E.A.
Rauscher and W.L. Van Bise, unpublished paper from Electromagnetic
Signal Laboratory, Golden
76 "Fundamental Excitatory Modes of the
Earth and Earth-Ionosphere Resonant Cavity" by Dr.Elizabeth A.
Rauscher and William L. Van Bise of Technic Research Laboratories,
Reno, Nevada, article published in The Proceedings of the 1988
International Tesla Symposium.
BUBBLE OF ELECTRIC PARTICLES
In May of 1995 Dr. Rauscher was asked to comment specifically on
"You're pumping tremendous energy into an extremely delicate
molecular configuration that comprises these multi-layers we call
the ionosphere," she replied.
The ionosphere is prone to catalytic
reactions. In other words, she explained, if a small part is
changed, a major change in the ionosphere can happen.77
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 you've ever watched a large bubble closely, you see these
rainbow-like patterns flowing over it. Then you see a black spot
where the wavelengths of light are so short that they can't show the
bubble. But it hasn't burst yet. Then a hole forms, and then it
Project planners who experiment with the ionosphere do not agree
with her model of what could happen, Rauscher said.
"But I strongly
believe the ionosphere works that way."
When human activities make massive holes in the real ionosphere, the
holes at the north and south poles migrate just like the shapes on
the bubble. This is how a dramatic loss of the ozone layer happens
to appear over Australia, for example. There have even been sun
watches (ozone-hole watches) over high altitude states such as
Nevada, where Rauscher and Van Bise live.
"(Decision makers) know the cause - the SST (supersonic transport)
and the space shuttle and its Russian equivalent. I have the Russian
report that calculates how many space shuttles it will take to
destroy the ionosphere."
In a corresponding situation at a lower altitude, while anyone who
ever used a spray propellant is made to feel guilty about holes in
the ozone layer, scientists continue to send up rockets and launch
satellites to study the ozone layer!
Each bum of rocket fuel
destroys another part of a percent of the ozone layer.
BRAGGING ABOUT PUNCTURES
Returning to the higher altitudes, we see that science journals in
the early 1980's reported openly on the ionospheric disruption
caused by scientists themselves. But how many outside of their
specialty read papers on topics such as the High-Energy
Astrophysical Observatories (HEAO) Hole in the lonosphere78.
77 Jeane Manning's May 1995 interviews with Dr. Elizabeth Rauscher
and William van Btse.
78 Michael Mendilio, Donald Rote and Paul
Bernhardt, "Preliminary Report on the HEAO Hole in theIonosphere"
The American Geophysical Union, 1980.
launch of one of NASA's High-Energy Astrophysical Observatories, on
Sept. 20, 1979, for example, by an Atlas-Centaur rocket "produced an
extraordinary opportunity to monitor a large scale, artificially
induced depletion of the earth' ionosphere" the scientists
exulted. They were being paid to study the impact of repeated rocket
exhaust activity in the ionosphere.
Data showed the,
followed the rocket's ground track, extending at least 2,000 km - and
probably 3,000 km - to the east of Cape Canaveral. It's north-south
extent spanned 600 to 1,000 km, and thus the overall disturbed
region totaled 1 to 3 million km in effective surface area."
about three hours the depleted area centered on the rocket's path,
then moved northward. Within hours, evidence of the hole disappeared
from the "affected region".
SLICING THE IONOSPHERE
David Yarrow of Albany, New York, is a researcher with a background
in electronics, and has spent countless hours exchanging ideas with
Daniel Winter, now of Waynesville, North Carolina.
Yarrow puts Winter's insights into simpler terms:
Winter... explained HAARP high frequency emissions can couple
(heterodyne, in technical terms) with long-wave (low frequency, or
ELF) 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'. Likely,
coupling of HAARP HF (high-frequency) with natural ELF (extremely
low frequency) can cause a dimension of unplanned, unsuspected side
In his own words, David Yarrow described possible interactions of
HAARP radiations with the ionosphere and Earth's magnetic grid:
"HAARP will not burn 'holes' in the ionosphere. That is a dangerous
understatement of what HAARP's giant gigawatt beam will do. Earth is
spinning relative to thin electric shells of the multilayer membrane
of 'ionospheres' that absorb and shield Earth's surface from intense
solar radiation, including charged particle storms in solar winds
erupting from the sun. Earth's axial spin means that HAARP - in a
burst lasting more than a few minutes - will slice through the
ionosphere like a microwave knife. This produces not a 'hole', but a
long tear - an incision." 79
"An acute concern here is Earth's thin shell of ionized molecular
oxygen - the ozone layer..." 80
79 Letter from David Yarrow to Gar Smith, Earth Island Journal,
August 18, 1995,
80 ibid. 81 Ibid.
CRUDELY PLUCKING THE STRINGS
"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
Gala's magnetic mantle, but will pulse each thread with harsh,
out-of-harmony high frequencies. These noisy impulses will vibrate
geomagnetic flux lines, sending vibrations all through the
geomagnetic web, even as a single thunderstorm's lightning flashes
emit pulses felt globally by sensitive sensors. "81
"The image comes to mind of
a spider on its web. An insect lands, and the web's vibrations alert
the spider to possible prey. HAARP will be a man-made microwave
finger poking at the web, sending out confusing signals, if not
tearing holes in the threads. "82
"Effects of this interference with symphonies of Gala's geomagnetic
harp are unknown, and I suspect barely thought of. Even if thought
of, the intent (of HAARP) is to learn to exploit any effects, not to
play in tune to global symphonies. "83
What is the condition of the ionosphere, after the rocket scientists
went ahead with 15 years of burning through it with rocket exhaust
and, puny in comparison, the early generation of ionospheric
heaters? Is it damaged?
Manning found that scientists dislike the word "damaged"; it's too
strong, one ionospheric physicist said.
"We say 'disturbed'... you
know it is going to be the same as it was before. If you lose your
leg, that's damage, but if it is just cut, that's not damage."
The head of his department set the tone for this attitude. Although
there were ionospheric specialists on his staff, he told Manning
that he has neither the interest nor the time to get too deeply
involved in the topic of ionospheric heaters.
"Why are you
interested (in HAARP)?"
The journalist replied that she had some questions about a reported
multiplying effect from the new ionospheric instrument, and the tone
of his reply was amused putdown.
"If you're concerned about the
ionosphere over Vancouver vanishing..."
"I'm not trying to be an alarmist..."
"It sounded like it," he said.
No wonder the media doesn't push environmental topics, the reporter
That department head would not welcome the views of Paul Schaefer,
who sounds an alarm vigorously. His degree is in electrical
engineering and he spent four years building nuclear weapons.
most of the theories that we have been taught by scientists to
believe in seem to be falling apart," he says.84
82 Letter from David Yarrow to Gar Smith, Earth Island Journal,
84 Letter to Jeane Manning from Paul
Schaefer, Feb. 1995.
In a publication titled,
"Energy and Our Earth", he synthesizes research about imbalances
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. These highly energetic particles
radiate into the earth and its atmosphere, disrupting the natural
balance, in a chain reaction fashion as they desperately seek a
balance with their surroundings."
Such particles accumulate in the
polar region during winter.
"When polar spring occurs, the repulsive
effect of the sun's energy causes the entire mass of negatively
charged particles to move toward the earth, creating a hole in the
The unnatural levels of motion of highly energetic particles in the
atmosphere and in radiation belts surrounding Earth is the villain
in the weather disruptions, according to this model, which describes
an Earth discharging its buildup of heat, relieving stress and
regaining a balanced condition through earthquakes and volcanic
Among the technologies which produce clouds of particles - unnaturally elevated in charge - are transmission lines, electronic
warfare systems, command, control and communications systems for
space flights and testing of Star Wars weapon systems.
"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'."
William van Bise and Elizabeth Rauscher note that orbiting hardware
is praised as a way to study the ozone layer, but each time a space
shuttle burns its way through the sky it destroys another increment
of the ionosphere, just as every meteorite does.
Then as if rocket
exhausts have not done enough, space capsules have ejected chemicals
that dramatically interact with charged particles.
"They light up the aurora borealis (artificially), but when they
light it up completely is when they kill off the ionospheric
Meanwhile, the military builds its biggest ionospheric heater yet,
to deliberately create more instabilities in a huge plasma layer - the ionosphere - and to rev up the energy level of charged
85 Information from Paul Schaefer, Kansas City, MO 64110.
"We can artificially
influence the earth's aurora with a relatively small amount of
energy, and we know that outbursts of the northern lights do change
author of The Weather Companion86
"If the ionosphere is greatly disturbed, the atmosphere below is
Charles A. Yost87