HAARP - The Instrument
"Irresponsible acts of global vandalism."
- By Karal Ayn Barnett
- ©1999 <Karalayn@aol.com>
- In 1988, Star Trek: The Next
Generation aired an episode called, "The Arsenal of
Freedom." The Enterprise was ordered to the Lorenz Cluster to
discover the whereabouts of the USS Drake which was sent there to
determine why all intelligent life had suddenly vanished from the
planet Minos. Captain Picard beamed down and discovered an automated
weapon system with a holographic salesman who claimed that the weapon
system represented the state of the art in dynamic, adaptive design.
"Once unleashed," the salesman proudly said, "the
machine is invincible. It is the perfect killing system."
- As the cold truth of what happened to
the planet's inhabitants struck Picard , he uttered, "Too
perfect, you poor fools. Your own creation destroyed you."
- Fastforward now to Alaska, 1999 where
the worlds of fiction and fact have collided. The U.S. military has
created a Tesla-like device, the High Altitude Auroral Research
Project, known euphemistically as HAARP. But there is no angelic music
emanating from this hellish instrument, a joint Air Force- Navy
venture. In fact, some scientists believe that the mere test of the
transmitter can cause irreversible harm to the environment.
- According to patent applications,
HAARP was created to manipulate the upper atmosphere of earth, to
control the weather, and to disrupt communications over large areas.
It could quite possibly be the prototype for a particle beam weapon
with military applications -- one patent remains classified. HAARP is
also expected to communicate with submarines submerged some 12,000
- At the risk of sounding
Cassandra-like, many people believe that HAARP portends very bad
things, for us and for our world. But how do we know? What evidence is
there that bad things will happen from this scientific venture that
attempts to direct the "highest levels of electromagnetic
radiation ever transmitted on Earth" into the ionosphere,
disrupting the upper atmosphere surrounding our planet? It's just an
experiment, says the Air Force, "pure research." But what
are the repercussions of such research? Nobody knows.
- "What is clear," noted one
study," is that at one gigawatt and above÷a variety of
instability processes are triggered." By any stretch of the
imagination, "instability processes" can only mean that the
outcome is unpredictable. And that has got more than a few people
- A concerned reporter at OMNI magazine
asked HAARP's inventor, MIT physicist Dr. Bernard Eastlund about
HAARP'S destructive capabilities. To many, it is the instability of
the project that poses the greatest threat. But apparently Eastlund
could only foresee the whiz-bang science. "You can virtually lift
part of the atmosphere," he told OMNI. "You can make it
move, do things to it."
- It does things, all right. But not
always the things that the project engineers want it to do. Phase One
of the HAARP Project has already been completed. One- to three-million
volts of electrons were transmitted via an inverted cone into the
ionosphere just "to see what will happen," according to one
engineer. And we are now well into Phase Two.
- None of us know what will happen in
the future because of the HAARP Project, and that's part of the
problem. According to environmental investigative reporter William
Thomas, the previous electromagnetic experiments have already
disrupted the path of the jet stream, resulting in weird weather all
over the globe. Bewildered meteorologists who know nothing of HAARP
and who cannot understand the dramatic weather changes in terms of
traditional meteorology, innocently claim El Nino and La Nina as the
cause. But are they? These weather wizards who spout the El Nino/La
Nina theory could unknowingly be protecting dark projects such as
HAARP from public scrutiny by promoting this seemingly innocent cover
story. Meanwhile, the damage goes on.
- Alaskan pilots fear the electronic
navigation anomalies that will result from the HAARP tests, causing
pilots to become deaf and dumb, if not blind, in the air. Or, they
fear that their planes could suddenly plunge to the ground because of
electrical interference. HAARP's project engineers claim to have
handled that problem. However, after a number of crashes were linked
to electrical interference, the Joint Electromagnetic Interference (JEMI)
investigation revealed that "radio waves at certain frequencies
can bring down an aircraft by putting it into an uncommanded turn or
dive, or by turning off its fuel supply."
- Others fear a disruption in
communications as the power grid overloads, blacking out major cities
-- a logical conclusion that even the U.S. Air Force acknowledges. In
its official HAARP FACT SHEET the Air Force concludes that "ionospheric
disturbances at high latitudes ÷ act to induce large currents in
electric power grids."
- Alaskan residents are concerned about
the carcinogenic emissions from the power lines and generators as even
more powerful transmitters and antennae are added for future
- But people everywhere should fear the
group of scientists, military experts, and corporations like Atlantic
Richfield Company (ARCO), who fund the project, who hold the profit
potentials, and who have authority to decide how HAARP will be used.
Public safety and environmental concerns seem to be last on their list
of agendas. They are experimenting with a device that has the
potential for global destruction, a device that can focus billions of
watts of power into the ionosphere. Apparently, HAARP officials are
willing to take the risks without knowing the full consequences on the
world or its inhabitants. It's insanity.
- Harvard-trained physicist Dr. Richard
Williams, now working at Princeton, calls HAARP tests,
"irresponsible acts of global vandalism." At a conference
addressing fellow physicists, Williams warned that HAARP "might
become a serious threat to the earth's atmosphere. With experiments on
this scale," Williams said, "irreparable damage could be
done in a short time."
- Alaskan physician, Dr. Nick Begich,
concurs. His book, ANGELS DON'T PLAY THIS HAARP, co-written by
investigative reporter Jeane Manning, contends that ever- increasing
electromagnetic pulses could punch a hole in the planet's magnetic
field, leaving us completely vulnerable to intense solar radiation.
- The present hole in the Ozone is
miniscule compared to the devastating potential of a massive rupture,
the authors suggest. Yet there are even now ever-increasing reports of
skin cancer and other carcinomas linked to current ozone depletion.
What horror does the future hold? "Without the ionosphere's
electrical shielding," Manning said, "our own sun would fry
us with gamma radiation, X-rays and short wavelengths of UV light. We
think that the holes in the ozone layer letting in some UV rays is
bad. Wait'll we've got cosmic rays coming through at killing
wavelengths." If HAARP further disrupts the ozone, the
consequences could be dire, and deadly, the authors conclude.
- HAARP has the potential to destroy
virtually all life forms on earth -- not just the
"intelligent" kind. And we have to make that qualified
distinction because the principals involved in the HAARP project seem
astonishingly unconcerned about the negative ramifications of their
invention. Rather, they seem as giddy as children at Christmas time
with their new toys. A "Plans and Activities" report jointly
issued by the U.S. Air Force Geophysics Lab and Naval Research
enthusiastically announced the "exciting and challenging aspect
of ionospheric enhancement" of the HAARP Project.
- It is the cacophony of madness.
- But until the nightmarish dissonance
of HAARP is heard by more people, nothing will change. And we will all
have to ponder the consequence of our inaction÷
- If all life on earth begins to die,
will anyone in space hear our screams?