Do powerful Tesla-type earthquake weapons really exist? According to conventional scientific wisdom, the answer is a categorical no. Yet, there are many who harbor simmering doubts, and still others who maintain that "conventional wisdom" inside the scientific community merely reflects a mind-set rusted closed by prolonged conservative values.

Despite this, electromagnetic pulse and plasma weapon R & D is rapidly occurring behind the misnomer of "Non Lethality," and clearly parallel Teslaís work. Major US defense contractors and leading government weapon research laboratories are intensely interested in "Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)."


Research includes,

  • "Radio Frequency and Particle Beam Weapons"

  • "Air and Space Based Directed Energy Weapons"

  • and, among many others, "DEW Weapons Effects on Personnel" 10

Of interest too, is a paper written by Australian defense analyst, Carlo Kopp, which outlines in considerable detail an "Electromagnetic Bomb." The "E-Bomb," Kopp says, has the ability to inflict damage "... not unlike the experience through exposure to close proximity lightning strikes." 11  In a broadcast dated 27 February 1996, Beijing radio outlined advances in particle beam energy technology and alluded to a "weapon even more powerful than the ídeath ray.í"


The broadcast likened the weapon to a "Thunderbolt," adding that the moment it struck itís target (vaporizing it), a temperature of 8000 degrees Celsius would be produced.12 Not least are the comments of Boris Belitsky, a leading Russian Science and Engineering correspondent, broadcast on Voice of Russia, 24 February 1997. Belitsky in replying to a question on Russian military applications of microwave generators, stated "they can be used to fire a plasmoid, that is, a blob of plasma..." 13  Despite the uncanny similarity of these latter-day lightning and directed energy weapons to his own published research almost 100 years ago, the name Tesla remains unuttered. Tesla, clearly has become an Orwellian "non person" in the scientific and weapon research community. His classified research papers, however, may well have been dusted down and quietly re-cycled ...

A brief foray into the literature of Tesla reveal an ingenious inventor years ahead of his time. Born in Serbo-Croatia in the former Yugoslavia, Nikola Tesla settled in the USA where he received citizenship. Today, his work - at least that part which is not hidden under national security wraps - is undergoing a marked, although unofficial revival. He is belatedly credited with the discovery of alternating AC/DC currents, fluorescent lighting, free energy and remote-controlled robots. However, his inquiring mind carried him into far wider realms.

During the late 1890ís, Tesla built a "lightning bolt machine" at Shoreham, Long Island, NY. Funding for the project, dubbed "Wydenclyffe" was provided by banker-entrepreneur, J. P. Morgan. The construction consisted of an enormous 187 foot high tower, capped by a 55 ton, 68 foot metal dome. Tesla was confident his machine would work as envisaged - following previous experiments in Colorado where he had accidentally destroyed the generating station at Colorado Springís Electric Company.

Former US Army Colonel and missile specialist, T. E. Bearden, credits Tesla with the invention of what he calls the "Tesla Howitzer." This, Bearden maintains was able to transmit electric energy over vast distances wire-lessly. Tesla himself argued that this device could destroy entire armies and thousands of airplanes at a distance of hundreds of miles.14 It is this device, using Scalar waves, that lays at the heart of discussions of an earthquake weapon. Beardenís work, however, is generally regarded as being theoretical rather than practical. Non-the-less, Tesla claimed his inventions were not only possible but fairly straight-forward. The fact that many of his more exotic weapons concepts arose at the turn of the last century is, of course, remarkable. Nor should we loose sight of the fact - which I have repeated because of its significance - that his work papers remain veiled behind US national security classification.

If such weapons do, indeed, exist, and covert testing is taking place - as cited by Archipelago journalists and others tracking this story- then we would expect solid evidence of unusual earthquakes and related events to surface. The Kobe earthquake, though interesting, must be viewed with caution. Aum guru Asaharaís prediction could just as easily be predicated on known geological forecasting. This rationale, however, does not appear to fit the facts regarding a large number of powerful quakes and other curious energy events that peppered Western Australia over the last few years.


In 1995, British born Geologist/Geophysicist, Harry Mason, stumbled across a strange, unaccountable earthquake which rumbled across the vast open spaces of Western Australia two years earlier. The event took place at 11.03 p.m., on 28 May 1993 with an epicenter close to Banjawarn sheep station in the Leonora-Laverton area - North-East of Perth. The event registered 3.7 on the Richter scale and was assumed to have been the first ever recorded quake in that part of Australia. Mason, who was very familiar with the region and itís geological composition, was intrigued. Initially believing the tremor was the result of a meteorite impact, he set about gathering detailed data.15

Eyewitnesses reported sighting a fireball trailing across the sky just minutes before the subsequent tremor. This was followed by a bright blue flash and shortly afterwards, by an earth tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale. Shortly following this a "large hemisphere of orange light, lined with a silverish glow, rose above the apparent blast site."16  Extraordinarily, the dome of light remained in place for two hours, and then rapidly vanished like "someone turning off a switch."17

Extensive interviews soon revealed to Mason, a number of major inconsistencies with his meteorite theory. For one thing the object was heard before it arrived overhead and clearly was moving at a sub-sonic speed. Aware that meteorites generally have entry speeds of around 25,000 mph, Mason was bemused. In addition the object gave of "no sparks or other drop off fragments, and appeared to arc up over the observers before seeming to plunge down to the North." 18 Moreover, the fireball emitted "a fiery spherical white-blue-yellow light..." and "...flew at relatively low altitude," and "emitted a regular pulsed swooshing roar" similar to a Diesel freight train engine roar 19 Some witnesses told Mason they thought they had observed a jumbo jet or plane crash. Subsequent flights over the estimated impact site revealed no crater or blast damage.

As his detailed investigation continued, Mason became increasingly convinced that the Banjawarn event was not a meteor. 20 In time, his thoughts increasingly turned towards the peculiar group that had purchased the Banjawarn sheep station in late April 1993. Representatives of Aum Shinrikyo had first arrived at the station in early April 1993 and commenced negotiations to buy the property five weeks before the powerful quake. By May 1993, four other Aum members, including a nuclear physicist arrived on site. By September 1993, Guru Shoko Asahara, arrived with his entourage and remained for a few weeks. Throughout, a series of unusual geological investigations by Aum scientists in, and around Banjawarn, were undertaken.

These involved the curious activities of Aumís chief arms dealer, Kiyode Hayakawa. Visiting Banjawarn station, he set about conducting extensive electromagnetic tests with electronic probes. The data he accumulated was fed into a laptop computer. Hayakawa remains central to the story. He had extraordinarily good contacts in Russia, traveling there no less than 21 times and repeatedly meeting with the chief of Russiaís Security Council. It was Hayakawa who decided to purchase the sheep station, just days prior to the energy event and subsequent ground tremor.

In researching part in the Aum story, journalist Jack Amano, is convinced that Hayakawaís sojourns to Russia reaped rewards: "Aumís Russian scientists had provided detailed designs and the theoretical grounding to develop a technology more powerful even than the ultimate weapon predicted by Asahara." 21 Not least in the Aum efforts, was the acquisition of related US weapons data obtained by hacking into "sensitive US databases." 22 This, with the aid of Japanese government funding, Russian technological know-how and advanced equipment provided by major Japanese transnational corporations, a terrifyingly powerful super-weapon was being constructed in secret.

Meanwhile, Geologist Harry Mason, was gathering information that made him pause for thought. Intriguingly, just a few kilometers from Banjawarn, is a military facility located at Laverton. Mason says that press photoís of this facility "are identical" 23 to the Alaskan HAARP (High-frequency Active Aural Research Project) programme. HAARP has received intense media speculation in recent years, due to its Tesla-like research programme. In an early, detailed essay, Mason concludes "One is certainly left with the impression that someone has been utilizing the Leonora-Laverton region as their own private testing ground." 24 In a private telephone conversation with the US Senate Investigations Chief Council, Dan Gerber, Mason was told that Aum had "developed" nuclear bombs and were thought to be conducting a "crash" programme to build an "Earthquake Inducing Weapon." 25

As he continued his research, Mason began to gather a significant amount of additional data relating to what he terms "beam events." These are bright beams of light that hang suspended from the sky, often for prolonged periods. He states that these include "orange beams, small bright white lights and vivid blue-white energy discharges" in the more uninhabited regions of Australia. These also include observations of "diffuse orange energy ícylindersí coming down and striking the ground, whilst clouds overhead light up with exotic colors." These beams, some experts believe, are a clear "signature" of Scalar wave weapons. In addition there have been other unexplained "fireball" events - notably a 1st May 1995 explosion above Perth, estimated to have been in excess of 1 megaton of TNT energy equivalence.


Additional investigation by Mason centered on the South East Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. An area unknown for earthquake activity until 1970, an amazing 173 tremors measuring between 3-0 on the Richter scale occurred between 1970-3, with the majority between March and early October 1970. The epicenters of these events are spaced exactly 10 kilometers apart, along 8 lines each 50-70 km long. Several similar events have occurred subsequently. With the present figure standing at 246 (through 1995), Mason concludes they are "abnormally regular," and believes Australia is being surreptitiously used as a testing ground for advanced "scalar E/M weapons" exercises. Originally, Mason thought these tests may have been of Russian KGB - or more probably French origin." 26 However, recent data points to Scalar EM weapon tests conducted from the top secret US Navy Exmouth Peninsula Tx facility. 27 The US Navy connection is intriguing.


HAARP - An American Weather Weapon?
In their book, Angels Donít Play this HAARP, authors Dr. Nick Begich and Jeanne Manning, reveal details of the HAARP project that the US military preferred remained secret. The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Project was primarily based on the patents of Bernard J. Estlund, who acknowledged they were partly drawn from the earlier experiments of Nikola Tesla. The numerous patents of Eastlund and later HAARP scientists revealed by the authors demonstrate the project is weapon oriented. Weapon systems include massive missile shields, EM pulse weapons, satellite interrogation, weather modification and earthquake induction. Opposing activists claim the project is inherently dangerous and fraught with potential disasters for the planet.

It was the US Navy who were responsible for Project "Prime Argus" - a precursor programme to HAARP. Argus was responsible for exploding three atomic bombs in the Van Allen belts and, thereafter monitoring the resultant effects. Researchers who have recently investigated the son of Argus, project HAARP, maintain this is an advanced weapon system capable of acting as an impenetrable planetary-wide missile shield." 28


Behind the construction of HAARP lay the scientific patents of Bernard J. Eastlund. Previously classified as Secret, Eastlundís patents are now partly available for inspection. They are revealing for the sheer scope of what the HAARP project may be capable of, including "weather modification." Eastlund had in fact used much of Teslaís work to arrive at his concepts, a fact he openly acknowledged. Moreover, the original Prime Argus project was also concerned with looking "at ways to cause earthquakes." 29

Whether Teslaís earthquake inducing devices, and other terrifying weapons of mass destruction are being secretly tested by the major powers is, so far, unproved. But the fact remains that serious military research demonstrates these are within grasp. Who knows, they may even have been grasped - considering the 100 year lead-time of Teslaís inventions?. Those of us closeted outside the secret world of weapons research are left to squint and speculate.


Weapons that can mimic cataclysmic natural disasters open a Pandoraís box of deniability, and are, therefore, of great value in todayís "I didnít do it" doctrine of political survival. The fact that Aum did acquire significant advanced weapons from Russia, and that Japan is presently re-militarizing itself as part of the "China containment" strategy must be of concern - even disregarding the dark visions of the prophet Nichiren and his festering adherents inside Soka Gakkai and the Japanese military, industrial and intelligence complex.

Similarly, one cannot disregard the EM weapon advances of the US, nor forget the touted joint US-Soviet-Japanese missile shield, which might easily switch from defensive to offensive posture? If we are on the brink of a new class of weapons so terrifying in their destructive potential that they prompted Kruschev to sound his warning 36 years ago, should not the public at least be permitted knowledge of what is being done in their name and with their tax dollars? Apparently not. As ever, Joe and Jane citizen are to be left blinking in ignorance - a fact their masters regard as "blissful" - as they are Goose-stepped into a brave new world.

In one experiment in 1896, Tesla accidentally triggered an earthquake across a dozen New York city blocks. This, Tesla later said, was caused "by a little piece of apparatus you could slip in your pocket." As local police stormed his lab, the wily inventor lifted a sledge-hammer and smashed the oscillator to pieces, bringing an end to the pandemonium. 30

That one simple act of common-sense wouldnít go amiss today.



10   Top Secret conference on DEW weapons, hosted by the Association of Old Crows, June 1995.
11   "The Electromagnetic Bomb - A Weapon of Electrical Mass Destruction," Carlo Kopp - available from the US Air Force website.
12   "Nikola Teslaís Long Range Weapon," by Oliver Nichelson. Published paper dated 1989.
13   Published paper dated 5 November 1990 - "The Tesla Howitzer," T.E. Bearden.
14   Private correspondence between Harry Mason and this writer - summer 1995
15   Ibid
16   I am no expert in these matters, however, Harry has provided me with numerous pages of research
material and it is clear, at least to me, that his investigation is as thorough as could be expected.
17   Private correspondence with this writer
18   Ibid
19   Ibid
20   Ibid
21   refer "Angels Donít Play this HAARP" by Dr. Nick Begich and Jane Manning (Earthpulse Press 1995)
22   Ibid
23   recounted in John OíNeillís "Prodigal Genius," (1944). Quote courtesy of Paul Sieveking.
24   Ibid
25   Ibid
26   In recent correspondence, Mason says the KGB hypothesis was only a passing thought.
27   See Harry Masonís recent well documented series of articles in Nexus Magazine (1997 issues) in which he details eyewitness accounts of the Exmouth site which point to the existence of Tower remarkably similar to Teslaís "Wardenclyffe."
28   "Angels Donít Play this HAARP" by Dr. Nick Begich and Jane Manning (Earthpulse Press 1995)
29   Ibid
30   Recounted in John OíNeillís "Prodigal Genius," (1944). Quote courtesy of Paul Sieveking.