High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) was initiated as an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It was designed and built by BAE Advanced Technologies (BAEAT). Its original purpose was to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance. As a university-owned facility HAARP is a high-power, high-frequency transmitter used for study of the ionosphere.
The most prominent instrument at HAARP is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high-power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band. The IRI is used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere. Other instruments, such as a VHF and a UHF radar, a fluxgate magnetometer, a digisonde (an ionospheric sounding device), and an induction magnetometer, are used to study the physical processes that occur in the excited region.
Work on the HAARP facility began in 1993. The current working IRI was completed in 2007; its prime contractor was BAE Systems Advanced Technologies. As of 2008, HAARP had incurred around $250 million in tax-funded construction and operating costs. In May 2014, it was announced that the HAARP program would be permanently shut down later in the year. After discussions between the parties, ownership of the facility and its equipment was transferred to the University of Alaska Fairbanks in August 2015.
HAARP is a target of conspiracy theorists, who claim that it is capable of “weaponizing” weather. Commentators and scientists say that advocates of this theory are uninformed, as claims made fall well outside the abilities of the facility, if not the scope of natural science.
The HAARP project directs a 3.6 MW signal, in the 2.8–10 MHz region of the HF (high-frequency) band, into the ionosphere. The signal may be pulsed or continuous. Effects of the transmission and any recovery period can be examined using associated instrumentation, including VHF and UHF radars, HF receivers, and optical cameras. According to the HAARP team, this will advance the study of basic natural processes that occur in the ionosphere under the natural but much stronger influence of solar interaction. HAARP also enables studies of how the natural ionosphere affects radio signals.
The insights gleaned at HAARP will enable scientists to develop methods to mitigate these effects to improve the reliability or performance of communication and navigation systems which would have a wide range of both civilian and military uses, such as an increased accuracy of GPS navigation and advances in underwater and underground research and applications. This may lead, among other things, to improved methods for submarine communication or an ability to remotely sense and map the mineral content of the terrestrial subsurface, and perhaps underground complexes, of regions or countries. The current facility lacks range to be used in regions like the oil-rich Middle East, according to one of the researchers involved, but the technology could be put on a mobile platform.
The project was originally funded by the Office of Naval Research and jointly managed by the ONR and Air Force Research Laboratory, with principal involvement of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Many other US universities and educational institutions were involved in the development of the project and its instruments, namely the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Stanford University, Penn State University (ARL), Boston College, UCLA, Clemson University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MIT, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Virginia Tech and the University of Tulsa. The project’s specifications were developed by the universities, who continued to play a major role in the design of future research efforts.
According to HAARP’s original management, the project strove for openness, and all activities were logged and publicly available, a practice which continues under the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Scientists without security clearances, even foreign nationals, were routinely allowed on site, which also continues today. HAARP hosts an open house annually, during which time any civilian can tour the entire facility. In addition, scientific results obtained using HAARP are routinely published in major research journals (such as Geophysical Research Letters, or Journal of Geophysical Research), written both by university scientists (American and foreign) and by U.S. Department of Defense research lab scientists.
HAARP – Weather Altering, Earthquake Making Machine?
What Is HAARP?
The official story is; “The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its purpose is to analyse the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes”.
But as you will see from the below videos, HAARP does a lot more than communication and surveillance. HAARP works most effectively with the presence of chemtrails.
The largest legal AM radio antenna in North America is 50000 watts. HARRP is 72000 x 50000 AM radio antennas!
What do they need all this power for?
Find out in the below videos.
The History Channel Exposes HAARP’s Abilities
Russian Tech Designer Saw The Japanese Earthquake Coming 7 Hours Before It Occurred.
How? They were monitoring the ionosphere and saw the changes happening over Japan!
Bizarre conspiracy theory blames mysterious US government project HAARP for the torrent of dangerous weather sweeping the globe
They claim that a decades-old project aiming to ‘weaponize weather’ is causing havoc, as well as weather manipulation tactic cloud seeding
CONSPIRACY theorists are convinced that mother nature isn’t to blame for the US’ current spate of nightmare weather – it’s a shady government programme known as HAARP.
HAARP – which stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program – was set up by the US government in 1993.
Officially it was established to “analyse the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance” – but for decades, it’s been regarded in some circles as an experiment in ‘weaponizing weather’.
HAARP itself is based in a remote part of Alaska on a US Air Force base – and far from prying, civilian eyes.
Photos of HAARP reveal reveal hundreds of pylons creating an ‘antenna field’ where interlinking wires create a net of electricity just below the clouds, with the potential to send energy beneath the ground, too.
The location was also chosen as there are huge amounts of natural gas in Alaska which can be used to power turbines to keep the web of trasmittors and receivers working at full steam.
It is believed that HAARP could pump 1.7 gigawatts of radiated power in to the sky – with researchers unsure if it could potentially damage the Earth’s atmosphere or irreparably change it.
In the early 90s, Popular Science magazine printed what it claimed to be a leaked document from the radiophysics project – and it didn’t seem to confirm that HAARP was simply weather investigation.
They claim that the project was also able to “inject high-frequency radio energy into the ionosphere to create huge, extremely low frequency (ELF) virtual antennas used for earth-penetrating tomography peering deep beneath the surface of the ground by collecting and analyzing reflected ELF waves beamed down from above.
“Heating regions of the lower and upper ionosphere to form virtual ‘lenses’ and ‘mirrors’ that can reflect a broad range of radio frequencies far over the horizon to detect stealthy cruise missiles and aircraft.
“Generating ELF radio waves in the ionosphere to communicate across large distances with deeply submerged submarines.”
They also claimed that the military applications of this ionospheric technology would include “Creating a ‘full global shield’ that would destroy ballistic missiles by overheating their electronic guidance systems as they fly through a powerful radio-energy field.
“Distinguishing nuclear warheads from decoys by sensing their elemental composition.”
And most crucially, “manipulating local weather.
“[By] differential heating of areas of the atmosphere could induce local weather conditions, such as floods or droughts, useful to the military.”
“Smooth seas might suddenly be raked by treacherous squalls, creating or denying a tactical advantage.”
So with three storms in as many days lashing the Caribbean and now the US, it’s no surprise that people are pointing the finger firmly at HAARP. (more)
NEW HISTORY OF DARPA REVEALS WACKY, TERRIFYING SCHEMES
The story of science in the service of war could start just about anywhere in human history, from Persia with Alexander the Great to Egypt with Napoleon. In her book about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. government’s defense science agency, Sharon Weinberger selects as her starting point Nagasaki and the point of view of a 6-year-old boy waking up in a city of rubble and seared flesh after the second, and (so far) last, atomic bomb ever used on Earth.
That cataclysmic moment is indeed the right place to begin the story of DARPA, because it was that agency’s scientists who were tasked with applying their genius to a dark, new reality. “The atomic bomb had proved that knowledge was power and whatever nation had the most knowledge would have an edge in the next war,” Weinberger writes.
She tells of an aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s secretary of defense, who had formerly been in charge of Procter & Gamble, who wrote after his first “doomsday tour” of America’s nuclear Armageddon machine—around the time DARPA began—that he had entered a world “where horror is as much a part of the scene as manufacturing cost is in the soap business.”
One of the agency’s first jobs was to arrange putting the first U.S. rocket-launched capsule into outer space, a project hastily pulled together in order to catch up with the Soviets, who were already sending dogs aloft. The space race was “a propaganda war” and—hard to imagine today—the U.S. was losing. But NASA soon took over the space projects—even as the Defense Department was proposing moon bases—and the DARPA scientists turned to another big job in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
In Vietnam in 1950, the U.S. Embassy in Saigon didn’t have a single officer who spoke Vietnamese. What they lacked in cultural understanding, though, the Americans made up for with science. By 1961, the U.S. was moving closer to war, as the scientists’ psy-ops schemes weren’t working to deter the Viet Cong. One plan was to play on local superstitions. (In the Philippines, an American adman-turned-CIA-officer had persuaded the anti-communist government to capture a rebel, drain his blood and leave two puncture holes in his neck, to play on villagers’ fear of vampires.) DARPA men also proposed herding pro-U.S. peasants into “strategic hamlets.”
Social engineering took second place to designing new hardware and weapons. For Vietnam, DARPA men dreamed up a fuel-efficient “airborne Volkswagen,” land mines disguised as rocks, thermobaric weapons and hormone-based plant killers to defoliate communist hideouts. The chemical defoliant Agent Orange was one of the agency’s Vietnam legacies.
The bizarre and crazy plans cooked up by DARPA’s mad scientists over the years could fill many books, and Weinberger was spoiled for choice. A physicist named Nicholas Christofilos wanted to build a planetary force field to protect America from nuclear weapons. When that didn’t prove feasible, he came up with “Project Seesaw,” which involved drilling tunnels under the continent through which particle beams could be accelerated and aimed at incoming missiles. He solved the problem of the colossal expense of drilling such tunnels by proposing to nuke the holes.
“Think of it like a suppository,” Christofilos told skeptical fellow scientists. “As it goes through the rock, it creates a perfect tube.”
An effective particle beam would also drain the entire U.S. electrical grid, so he proposed nuking another vast hole next to the Great Lakes and draining them in just 15 minutes to power vast generators. A scientist who was there for that presentation said it went over well. The scientists in the room “all nodded their head and said, ‘My God, Nick, that may work.’” Project Seesaw was never funded at the requested $300 million, but it was, Weinberger writes, the longest-lasting project the agency ever planned, still on the table the mid-’70s.
Even though they were working for the war machine, DARPA’s scientists did incidentally improve civilian technology. The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), a computer communications system for the nuclear program, was a prototype for the internet. And DARPA’s desperate efforts to distinguish between aboveground nuclear weapons tests and earthquakes led to advances and standards in seismology worldwide.
After John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the agency looked for ways to protect future presidents. Privately, they code-named the project Operation Barn Door—as in what you close after the horse escapes. Among the ideas: create a “mirage producing system” to heat air or gas around the speaking president to foil marksmen. Also, putting a fake, bulletproof sunshade on his head, an idea, the scientists suggested, that might also require “spreading fake weather reports” to justify its use.
Notoriously, they spent tens of millions of dollars on psychics to test ESP. In this effort, they didn’t go quite as far as the Russians, who were intrigued by a theory of parapsychology that proposed a link between mothers and children in which mothers might sense an offspring’s death over long distances. The Soviets tested it using mother and baby bunnies, and, according to Weinberger, it worked so well the Soviets considered bunnies a possible communications tool for submarines.
DARPA’s greatest accomplishment was probably stealth technology for aircraft. Memories of the tests it ran out of Area 51 continue to fuel UFO lore. But the agency’s relevance was on the wane even before the end of the Cold War.
DARPA was not directly involved when President Ronald Reagan approved the Star Wars missile defense initiative. But after 9/11, the agency did help the government harvest information via the internet and satellites. After Congress voted to end that Total Information Awareness program in 2002, the effort didn’t really die; it just went to black agencies. In the government’s crafting of a total surveillance state, the legacy of DARPA “ran much deeper” than any single program, Weinberger writes.
Her book introduces a cast of men—some actual mad scientists; others the kind of government bureaucrats who differ from each other over the years only in whether they wore suit and tie, bell-bottoms and tie dye, or leisure suits—the operative word being men. The agency had been around for five decades when President Barack Obama appointed the first female director. By that time, DARPA was holding competitions for self-driving cars in the Mojave Desert and inventing a ridiculous handheld device called the “Phraselator” that U.S. warfighters could hold up to interrogate Afghans in the field. It turned out the Afghans were more likely to tell the truth to a human than a handheld device.
The relevance of the federal agency in the creation of futuristic civilian-used devices currently pales in comparison with what’s going on in the private sector, where Silicon Valley and Elon Musk have taken the lead. Ultimately, this story is a sad one: scientists in the service of a war machine who left lifetime legacies both laughable and terrifying.