by Dan Eden
A true story
In the early days of our magazine, I was asked to view a secret military
installation just north of Fairbanks, Alaska.
The site contained numerous
antennae that were designed to focus billions of watts of radio energy on
our Earth's ionosphere, heating it and causing it to expand. In the
subsequent years I learned that there were about a dozen other similar
installations under construction at strategic locations around the globe.
At first the significance of this global network was a mystery. The
ionosphere is a layer of atmosphere about 60 miles above the surface of the
planet. It is a highly charged layer that protects the planet from solar
flares and radiation from space. Heating the ionosphere with radio waves is
like pulling on an elastic chord or rubber band. The
new weapon system is
designed to do just that, and then to allow the accumulated energy to "snap"
back at a precise location with more destructive power than any nuclear
The reality of this weapon system was voiced by Secretary of Defense,
William S. Cohen,
under President Clinton. It's time we all knew about this.
Many articles have been written about
What this author
wishes to make clear is that he believes HAARP is not the actual facility
designed to be used as a military system but a "front" or "red herring"
facility which allows the authorities to deny important questions about its
purpose and operation. The real facility is located in Poker Flats, North of
Please read below the Congressional Executive Summary which is
provided in full for the truth.
Albert Einstein's theories of relativity and the development of atomic
energy are seen as the pinnacles of Twentieth Century technology. But
Bernard Eastlund's discoveries, when they are eventually disclosed, will
render many of Einstein's innovations obsolete.
You've probably never heard of Bernard Eastlund. If the US military has
their way, you probably won't. He's a very private physicist with a small
company in Houston. In the mid-80's, Eastlund invented and patented a
technology that will nevertheless reshape our lives, for better or for worse,
whether we like it or not.
Last month, a
photograph was sent to us for identification. We received many wild explanations, from
underground alien bases to ancient city streets. But a handful of anonymous
e-mails were consistent. These described the long, parallel, perfectly
straight lines as part of an antenna complex used to communicate with
submerged submarines. These same e-mails spoke of "death rays" that could
blast distant locations with lethal electromagnetic radiation.
The photograph was eventually believed to be an ELF (an acronym for
Extremely Low Frequency) antenna installation, designed for submarine
communication. There is one almost identical to the photograph in Michigan.
Since our anonymous informants seemed to be so knowledgeable, we were
curious about their claims of a "death ray" installation located somewhere
in Alaska. Our informants directed our attention to something called HAARP (High
Frequency Active Aurora Ionospheric Research Program).
HAARP is a military project based on Eastlund's discoveries. It is a
technically difficult program to discuss with non-scientists and, as such,
it has eluded the spotlight of the popular press. In addition, HAARP has
been maintained partially as a clandestine project, operated by the US Navy.
The information that is made available to the public is carefully worded to
make HAARP appear as a bland, harmless, unclassified, atmospheric research
This public image is maintained, in part, through a
website, complete with a
reassuring, updated, digital photograph, showing dozens of motionless
aluminum dipole antennae at their remote Alaskan base. Public statements
speak about "better understanding the ionosphere," a layer of Earth's
atmosphere about 60-90 Km. high. They are polite when questioned, but stick
to their "harmless research" stories, despite contradictions in the press
and in publicly available documents. In preparation for this article, ViewZone contacted
HAARP. Not only did they deny that the facility was doing
military work, but they also diminished the work of Dr. Eastlund, implying
that he knew very little about his own discovery.
Eventually everyone will know about Bernard Eastlund and his work. It will
someday be taught in schools. His technology will impact every living thing.
But this will have to wait for the military, who own his valuable patents,
to release Eastlund's work for humane applications. For the time being, this
work is buried in the secretive work of HAARP.
To completely understand Eastlund's work, you must first understand how and why HAARP works. This is not an easy task.
But we'll try to keep it simple.
What Is HAARP?
The official HAARP facility is located in Gakuna, Alaska.
The site consists
of a collection of antennae, arranged in a computer-controlled grid, known
as a "phased array." A phased array has the ability to focus radio signals
in a precise direction, without the necessity of turning the antennae.
Modern radar systems no longer use the revolving dish that we have come to
recognize. The new radar antennae, which rely on phased arrays, look more
like the flat screen of a drive-in movie, speckled with small umbrella-like
antennae in neat rows.
The phased array in HAARP is not a radar, but it uses
some of the same extremely high frequencies to focus a powerful radio beam
to specific locations in the Earth's ionosphere.
The ionosphere is a layer of charged particles (or "ions") located about
60-90 kilometers above the Earth's surface.
It is the layer which reflects
short wave radio waves and makes it possible for a transmitter in New York
to send a signal to Tokyo. Short waves may be good enough to send The Voice
of America broadcasts, but they are subject to noise and static. Short wave
signals lose much of their power as they travel and can even be blocked by
the weather and sunspot activity.
Extremely High Frequency waves, on the other hand, are much shorter than
short waves. They travel in compact, narrowly focused, beams. They do not
encounter static or deteriorate from rain or clouds. Since they retain their
strength over long distances, they are preferred for most point-to-point
communications. Unfortunately, though, EHF waves (including microwaves) do
not naturally reflect and bounce off of the ionosphere.
For this reason,
high frequency waves are said to propagate along the "line of sight." If you
own a satellite television dish, you know that it is important for your
antenna to be pointed in the direction of the satellite.
This is because you
are receiving extremely high frequency waves.
Eastlund's discovery involved beaming High Frequency (HF) and
Frequency (EHF) waves, of extremely high power (over a billion watts),
directly at a point on the ionosphere.
When this was done, the ionosphere
became heated from the accumulating electrical energy. You might think of it
as "cooking" the atmosphere.
The heated portion of the ionosphere expands like heated plastic and is
raised to a higher altitude, causing an atmospheric "bulge." Eastlund
discovered that this bulge was highly reflective to radio waves, and,
because of its altitude, it could bounce high frequency radio signals to
points well beyond the horizon. Even efficient ELF and microwaves signals,
which normally would pass through the ionosphere into space, could be
deflected without much loss of strength. He called this heated "bulge" the
Eastlund's first patent (US #4,686,605) was for a "method and apparatus for
altering a region in the Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, and or
magnetosphere." His second patent described the reflection of a second
signal, using the ionospheric bulge, to distant locations on the Earth's
surface. Eastlund had been working with the Atlantic Richfield Company
holders of a massive reserve of natural gas under Alaska's north slope.
bought Eastlund's first two patents with the understanding that this new
technology would make it possible for their natural gas reserves, too
expensive to be piped from Alaska, to be converted to electrical energy on
the north slope, and then bounced off the heated ionosphere to customers in
remote locations around the globe.
Also, because Eastlund's "heaters" could
elevate the Earth's ionosphere, his discovery provided the ability to
control weather! Jet streams could be altered, tornadoes could be zapped and
rain could be made-- anywhere and anytime-- right here and right now! But
the military had other plans.
Eastlund's patents were sealed under a US Secrecy Order. The military
realized that his first patent outlined the recipe for an over-the-horizon
radar apparatus, capable of detecting Soviet launched ICBM's within seconds
of their launch. His second patent was even more appetizing. President
Ronald Regan's infamous Star Wars program had challenged the military with
tall order. Their complex laser systems, nuke satellites and rail-guns
didn't work. The military were years from meeting Pentagon goals.
unexpectedly, their prayers had been answered. Eastlund's "energy
transmission system" would be turned into the ultimate "death ray."
The US military was not the only investigator of "ionospheric heaters." The
Russians conducted their own research with similar systems, based on Eastlund's technology. Other heaters also conducted research in Norway,
Brazil and Puerto Rico. Russian "bigger is better" programs, however, beamed
huge amounts of electromagnetic power at the ionosphere, successfully
bouncing volleys of electromagnetic energy back to the Earth's surface.
these higher power levels, the heated ionosphere acted like a powerful
battery, storing, amplifying and discharging
destructive beams of energy
that could devastate a distant target on demand, in seconds. At that time,
the Russians (USSR) lacked the powerful computing facilities that were
required to direct and control this energy beam.
To be precise, calculations for bouncing these energy beams must take into
account the rotation of the Earth, the angle of reflectance, and a variety
of complex, dynamic factors. The US had the power of CRAY and EMASS computer
systems, but lacked the power output capabilities of the Russian heaters.
HAARP would change that.
In 1995, the US military sought congressional funding for a "super-heater,"
a world class HAARP installation that would be capable of exceeding the
Russian power outputs many times over. But there was a snag. The American
public had been told that the Star Wars program was a "defensive" weapon.
President Regan had even offered to share this technology with other
countries to establish a "shield of peace" that would forever inhibit
But would the American public fund a "death ray"
which could deliver "first strike" capabilities to any point on the globe
Even the military doubted that this would be an easy sale.
At first, the military attempted to describe the HAARP as a substitute for
the controversial ELF (low frequency) transmitters.
Eastlund's research had
demonstrated that the heated "lens" could generate and reflect ELF radio
signals if the applied HF power source was pulsed. The large ELF antenna
systems in Wisconsin and Michigan could be replaced by the smaller, more
efficient HAARP arrays.
Since their installation in America's dairyland, ELF signals were becoming a
sensitive topic. Research was showing that ELF radiation was extremely
Dr. Cletus Kanavy, chief of the biological effects group of the
Phillips Laboratory's Electromagnetic Effects Division at Kirkland Air Force
Base in New Mexico, stated that,
"the entire issue of human interaction with
electromagnetic (RF & microwave) radiation is... a major national population
(Biological Effects of Microwave Radiation: A White Paper,
Microwave News at 12, September/October 1993).
Dr. Kanavy noted the,
"large amount of data, both animal experimental and
human clinical, to support the existence of chronic, non-thermal effects."
These effects include behavioral aberrations, neural network perturbations,
fetal (embryonic) tissue damage (inducing birth defects), cataractogenesis
(cataracts), altered blood chemistry, metabolic changes and suppression of
the endocrine and immune systems. There were also cases of sudden and
unexplained mutations in frogs and wildlife in the radiation paths of ELF
It was only a matter of time before the public outcry would
prohibit ELF transmitters.
Superimposing Spatially Coherent Electromagnetic Noise Inhibits Field
Induced Abnormalities In Chick Embryos, Journal Bioelectromagnetics, Vol.
15, No.2 at 105-113, 1994;
Adey, Whispering Between Cells: Electromagnetic
Fields And Regulatory Mechanisms In Tissue, Frontier Perspectives, Vol. 3,
No. 2, Fall 1993;
Smith, Best, Electromagnetic Man, Chapter 10, St. Martin's
Press, N.Y. 1989;
Electromagnetic Fields" in Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 51:140 at 410-411, 1993
Someone in Congress realized the public safety implications of
ELF waves -
even if they were to be generated by HAARP.
The funding for HAARP was
delayed while the Pentagon quickly assured the congressional committees that
the ELF programs would be scuttled and replaced by HAARP's "high
frequencies" which were, after all, "harmless." Congress thereby
appropriated 16 million dollars for HAARP's initial expansion. But was the HAARP really doing away with ELF radiation? Not at all.
(see 104th Congress,
1st session, Report 104-24 at 190, July 28, 1995)
The military's own
Executive Summary of the HAARP program
their reliance on ELF waves. Instead of transmitting these waves from ground
based transmitters, HAARP created these waves through the use of "pulse"
transmissions of their HF energy beams. Or, to put it another way, HAARP
duplicated the ELF signals by turning their signal on and off at rates (30
to 3000 cycles per second) within the ELF range.
The result was that ELF
radiation could be directed to a specific area on the surface of the planet,
"The potential exists for generating such waves by ground-based heating of
the ionosphere. The heater is used to modulate the conductivity of the lower
ionosphere, which in turn modulates ionospheric currents. This modulated
current, in effect, produces a virtual antenna in the ionosphere for the
radiation of radio waves. The technique has already been used to generate
ELF/VLF signals at a number of vertical HF heating facilities in the West
and the Soviet Union.
To date, however, these efforts have been confined to
essentially basic research studies, and few attempts have been made to
investigate ways to increase the efficiency of such ELF/VLF generation to
make it attractive for communications applications. In this regard, heater
generated ELF would be attractive if it could provide significantly stronger
signals than those available from the Navy's existing antenna systems in
Wisconsin and Michigan."
"Recent theoretical research suggests that this may be possible, provided
the appropriate HF heating facility was available. Because this area of
research appears especially promising, and because of existing Department of
Defense requirements for ELF and VLF, it is already a primary driver of the
proposed research program."
(Executive Summary, Section 2.2)
All of these potentially harmful effects clearly violate the US government's
own Environmental Protection Agency's doctrine.
through NEPA, that it is the policy of the federal government to,
maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive
42 U.S.C. Sec. 4331(a)
To date, there have been eleven other patents derived from Eastlund's
These patents describe the reflective alterations of the
ionosphere for such uses as,
"nuclear scale explosions without radiation"
"over-the-horizon radar systems"
missile detection and destruction systems"
Further, the patents are now
owned by Raytheon, a long-standing defense contractor, and can now be
combined with other military patents and used for battlefield applications.
Eastlund's original research recognized the military uses for his
discoveries. A review of his patent applications shows how this technology
can be used:
"...ability to put unprecedented amounts of power in 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 disrupted.
Put in 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 unexpectedly high
altitude so that missiles encounter unexpected and unplanned drag forces
with resultant destruction."
Additional research indicates that funding was approved to develop a
tomographic scanning apparatus back in 1996.
This ability to penetrate deep
within the Earth, to scan for caves, munitions storage and potential enemy
shelters, is specifically outlined as part of the funding agreement.
same wavelengths used in this tomographic scanning are powerful ELF
radiation. And once located, strategic targets can be destroyed by changing
the frequency and power of the directional beam. In short, the 104th
Congress was duped into funding a "death ray." Recent (FY-1999) budget
requests have included huge appropriations for the Navy, with emphasis on
anti-missile technologies. The Navy is also developing high-altitude manned
and unmanned vehicles at secret locations, such as those in Nevada.
project is called "Aurora," suggesting a link to this new technology. It is
our belief that this electromagnetic beam system is currently on-line.
Perhaps we can justify this dangerous manipulation of nature by convincing
ourselves that America is the only remaining super-power, with morality and
capability to be Earth's police force. Certainly this kind of lethal power
is better controlled by a democracy than, say, a terrorist regime like
Libya, or an unstable government like Iraq.
The potential for building a HAARP type of installation is well within the technology and budget of even
the poorest country. It involves no nuclear fuel and can be constructed
covertly. Computing power is now virtually unlimited. The country that has
such a capability on-line first, and is able to detect and destroy other
such devices, could maintain the balance of power and control of the globe.
HAARP technology is presently under suspicion by a number of scientists
around the world.
The ionosphere has been described as a delicate "bubble"
of charged particles that, much like the ozone layer, serves as a thin skin,
protecting us against high energy particles that regularly stream towards
Earth from the Sun. Even a temporary "hole" or rip in this ion field could
result in the collision of these particles with our genetic and biologic
molecules, causing mutations or death. Some scientists even worry that the
ionosphere could collapse from electrical imbalance.
really afford the risk of tampering with something that we do not yet fully
understand, and which belongs to all life (not just human) on this planet?"
HAARP has even been accused of environmental vandalism.
The Earth has a solid metallic core and a rotating mass of electrical
conducting, liquid rock called the mantle.
This makes the Earth behave like
a giant dynamo, with a strong magnetic field. Not every planet has this. The
magnetic field, or magnetosphere, is important for the existence of life, as
we know it. It effectively diverts the solar wind as it throws charged, high
energy particles towards the Earth. These magnetic fields are furthest from
the Earth at the equator and they actually meet the planet surface in the
The latter phenomenon is the reason for locating ionospheric
"heaters" near the polar regions of Earth, where they are most accessible
and vulnerable to unnatural influences.
Solar Wind is so powerful that it distorts the magnetosphere,
the part facing the Sun to become compressed (left) and the side opposite to
the Sun (right) to have a "tail," similar to the tail of comets.
with the lower ionosphere, these charged atmospheres are essential for
maintaining the radiation-free environment on our planet. Like the ozone
layer, they are fragile but essential to life. The irresponsible damage to
these ecosystems could turn HAARP into a weapon of total destruction.
ViewZone contacted HAARP, through their web site, in the preparation of this
story. At first, our inquiries were treated lightly. We were assured that HAARP was purely a research facility with no classified status. When we
submitted some of the material referenced in this story, we were told that
there was no basis to support such activity at HAARP's Gakona facility. We
were reminded that HAARP has an open web site, with ample pictures and
We were asked,
"Would a classified military operation
act this way?"
A review of the Congressional appropriations indicates that the proposed
HAARP facility was to be located in Alaska's Poker Flat rocket range (see
Executive Summary parts 4.3 and 4.2.1) a flat, spacious and remote facility
about 30 miles north of Fairbanks.
The Executive Summary states any number
of reasons why this tundra location is ideal. However, Gakona, the site
depicted on HAARP's web site, is located 260 miles south of Poker Flats, in
the rugged mountain country of the Alaska Range. Was there some mistake, or
was the "public" HAARP program built in Gakona, while the classified
projects were being constructed at Poker Flats, as planned? (See
We put this question bluntly to HAARP. Rather than answer with their usual
candor, we received the following reply:
Viewzone: Can you comment on the wording of the appropriations statement
that was submitted to the 104th Congress, as quoted in my e-mail?
HAARP: "No I can't. As an editor, I'm sure you realize that NO government
employee ever comments on other branches of the government. This is a
long-standing protocol courtesy and it is not ever trifled with. It is
unfortunate that there are people who will twist this policy into some
"As I have mentioned to you numerous times, this e-mail account is for the
purpose of answering "technical" questions about the HAARP program. The
anti-HAARP claims are easily refuted on a technical basis alone and I have
given you the technical facts which do exactly that. The bottom line is that
HAARP is technically capable of operating as an ionospheric observatory
capable only, of conducting limited ionospheric studies which will yield
enormous knowledge that will be useful in the design of reliable, high
performance communication and navigation systems for the DoD as well as the
private sector. It has about as much value as a weapon as the Keck
Observatory in Hawaii or the Very Large Array in New Mexico."
Viewzone also asked the inventor,
Dr. Bernard Eastlund, about his
Dr. Eastlund informed us that the patents he transferred are
capable of doing everything that he stated. We asked him to comment on the
fact that his discoveries had been acquired for military, rather than humane
"With some funding from the
European Space Agency I have
been able to address some of the issues you raised. In particular, I have
continued to develop concepts that speak to the civilian (or humane) issues
rather than the military.
I have taken a hard look at the potential beneficial effects of the root
technology and have developed a new concept for prevention of tornado
formation in mesocylones based on heating cold downdrafts within the storm
with microwave radiation from a satellite based source.
The concept is
called the Thunderstorm Solar Power Satellite. I presented a paper entitled,
"Systems Considerations of Weather Modification Experiments Using High Power
electromagnetic Radiation" at the "Workshop on Space Exploration and
Resources Exploitation-Explospace 20-22 October, 1998, Cagliari, Sardinia,
Italy. The Systems Study indicates a possibility it might work, but raises
issues of safety and the ability of diagnostics and numerical simulation
capabilities to monitor and predict behavior of a storm.
If successful, it might be possible to prevent the formation of destructive
tornadoes. This could be a very positive outgrowth of my original work.
Further extrapolations of the technology may also be useful in hurricane
Regarding safety. I believe it is the paramount issue. Unless these
applications can be shown to be safe no experimentation should be initiated.
My Company has adopted safety guidelines which include guidelines prepared
by the NAS for global warming mitigation experiments and a few that were
added to ensure that the systems are not used for military purposes.
guidelines are included in a paper I gave yesterday at a conference on "The
Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS for Disaster Management." held
January 19-21, 1999 at the George Washington University. Copy attached. Note
in the guidelines I have made a strong recommendation for international
In the future, Dr. Eastlund's technologies will change our planet.
Electrical energy will be available everywhere, without the need for
transmission lines. Disasters from severe thunderstorms and tornadoes will
be minimized, climates will be made milder, and food production will be
enhanced by illuminated skies and ample rainfall. Global communication will
be inexpensive. Critical ozone will be replenished.
And, most importantly,
nuclear weapons will have been made obsolete by the abilities to detect and
destroy enemy installations. Terrorism will also be made much more
difficult. In short, Eastlund's discoveries provide inexpensive energy and
an end to draught and hunger-- the major causes of human violence.
But these humane applications are still in the future. Eastlund's patents
remain under the control of the military industrial complex.
We are more
likely to see an instantaneous "death ray," or mass "mind control"
mechanisms, before Eastlund's discoveries make the planet a better place to
"And he performed great and
miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to Earth in
full view of men"