Chapter Eighteen

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.


The 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 project planners.

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 altitudes...


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.

178 Ibid.

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 contractor.

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. 180

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 controlled.


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.


At closer 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 considered...


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.

182 Interview with Dr. Eastlund by Jeane Manning, February 20, 1995.

183 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.

184 Ibid. pages 245-246.

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 research tool.

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