Illustration: Steven L. Fornal

Boiling the Sky

By Steven L. Fornal

Research & Inspiration by Jennifer Wilkes Christian

"It is perfectly practicable to transmit electrical energy without wires and produce destructive effects at a distance. I have already constructed a wireless transmitter which makes this possible, and have described it in my technical publications, among which I refer to my patent number 1,119,732 recently granted."

ONE OF THE YEAR'S ten most censored stories involves a potential doomsday mechanism of such awesome scale and dimension that human existence could very well be threatened via weather disruption, selective disablement of electronic components, new and more insidious weaponry, mass mind control, not to mention a possible cataclysmic cascade causing an ionospheric runaway effect that would be the equivalent of poking the delicate fabric of our space-time continuum with a sharp instrument.

Sound way too dramatic? Just another wacky conspiracy theory? You be the judge.

In Gakona, Alaska under the auspices of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), jointly managed by the US Air Force and US Navy, a phased array antenna facility has, according to its website, been constructed to conduct scientific research in the geospace sciences. This research station studies solar-terrestrial, ionospheric and atmospheric phenomena. This installation is the centerpiece of America's High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP).

"ARCO Power Technologies Incorporated (APTI), a subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Company, one of the biggest oil companies in the world...was the contractor that built the HAARP facility. ARCO sold this subsidiary, the patents and the second phase construction contract to E-Systems in June 1994.

"E-Systems is one of the biggest intelligence contractors in the world -- doing work for the CIA, defense intelligence organizations and others. $1.8 billion of their annual sales are to these organizations, with $800 million for black projects -- projects so secret that even the United States Congress isn't told how the money is being spent.

"E-Systems was bought out by Raytheon, which is one of the largest defense contractors in the world. In 1994 Raytheon was listed as number forty-two on the Fortune 500 list of companies. Raytheon has thousands of patents, some of which will be valuable in the HAARP project." [1] Vandalism In The Sky; Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane Manning; Earthpulse Press

What HAARP does is boil the upper atmosphere by way of a finely focused and maneuverable electromagnetic beam; a virtual ionospheric heating device.

The ionosphere, which varies in thickness from 40 to 600 miles above the Earth's surface, is an electrically charged buffer against the perils of solar wind blown cosmic rays. "HAARP zaps the ionosphere where it is relatively unstable. A point to remember is that the ionosphere is an active electrical shield protecting the planet from the constant bombardment of high-energy particles from space. This conducting plasma, along with Earth's magnetic field, traps the electrical plasma of space and holds it back from going directly to the earth's surface, says Charles Yost of Dynamic Systems, Leicester, North Carolina. 'If the ionosphere is greatly disturbed, the atmosphere below is subsequently disturbed.'." [2] ibid

HAARP's own Executive Summary states, "A key goal of the program is the identification and investigation of those ionospheric processes and phenomena that can be exploited for DOD purposes, such as those outlined below...Generation of ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) waves in the 70-150 Hz band to provide communications to deeply submerged submarines...Generation of ionospheric lenses to focus large amounts of HF (High Frequency) energy at high altitudes in the ionosphere, thus providing a means for triggering ionospheric processes that potentially could be exploited for DOD purposes...create additional ionization in selected regions of the ionosphere that could be used to control radio wave-propagation properties...Generation of geomagnetic-field aligned ionization to control the reflection/scattering properties of radio waves...Oblique heating to produce effects on radio wave propagation at great distances from a HF heater, thus broadening the potential military applications of ionospheric enhancement technology...Generation of ionization layers below 90 km to provide, radio wave reflectors (mirrors) which can be exploited for long range, over-the-horizon, HF/VHF/UHF surveillance purposes, including the detection of cruise missiles and other low observables." [3] HAARP HF ACTIVE AURORAL RESEARCH PROGRAM JOINT SERVICES PROGRAM PLANS AND ACTIVITIES AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LABORATORY NAVY OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH

The fear of those in the know about this project is well warranted. As early as the turn of the 20th Century, The New York Times wrote, "Nikola Tesla, the inventor, has filed patent applications on the essential parts of a machine, possibilities which test a layman's imagination and promise a parallel of Thor's shooting thunderbolts from the sky to punish those who had angered the gods...Suffice it to say that the invention will go through space with a speed of 300 miles a second, a manless ship without propelling engine or wings sent by electricity to any desired point on the globe on its errand of destruction, if destruction its manipulator wishes to effect.

" 'It is not a time,' said Dr. Tesla yesterday, 'to go into the details of this thing. It is founded upon a principle that means great things in peace; it can be used for great things in war. But I repeat, this is no time to talk of such things.'

" 'It is perfectly practicable to transmit electrical energy without wires and produce destructive effects at a distance. I have already constructed a wireless transmitter which makes this possible, and have described it in my technical publications, among which I refer to my patent number 1,119,732 recently granted. With transmitters of this kind we are enabled to project electrical energy in any amount to any distance and apply it for innumerable purposes, both in war and peace. Through the universal adoption of this system, ideal conditions for the maintenance of law and order will be realized, for then the energy necessary to the enforcement of right and justice will be normally productive, yet potential, and in any moment available, for attack and defense. The power transmitted need not be necessarily destructive, for, if distance is made to depend upon it, its withdrawal or supply will bring about the same results as those now accomplished by force of arms'." [4] New York Times, December 8, 1915.

Twenty five years later a second article appeared in the New York Times, "Nikola Tesla, one of the truly great inventors, who celebrated his eighty-fourth birthday on July 10, tells the writer that he stands ready to divulge to the United States government the secret of his 'teleforce', with which, he said, airplane motors would be melted at a distance of 250 miles, so that an invisible Chinese Wall of Defense would be built around the country...

"This 'teleforce', he said, is based upon an entirely new principle of physics that 'no one has ever dreamed about', different from the principle embodied in his inventions relating to the transmission of electrical power from a distance, for which he has received a number of basic patents. This new type of force, Mr. Tesla said, would operate through a beam one one hundred-millionth of a square centimeter in diameter, and could be generated from a special plant that would cost no more than $2,000,000 and would take only about three months to construct.

"The beam, he states, involves four new inventions, two of which already have been tested. One of these is a method and apparatus for producing rays 'and other manifestations of energy' in free air, eliminating the necessity for a high vacuum; a second is a method and process for producing 'very great electrical force'; the third is a method for amplifying this force and the fourth is a new method for producing 'a tremendous electrical repelling force'. This would be the projector, or gun, of the system. The voltage for propelling the beam to its objective, according to the inventor, will attain a potential of 50,000,000 volts." [5] New York Times, September 22, 1940

"With this enormous voltage, (Tesla said), microscopic electrical particles of matter will be catapulted on their mission of defensive destruction." [6] HAARP Updates By Dr. Nick Begich Reprinted from, Earthpulse Flashpoints, Series 1 Volume 1.

Nikola Tesla was an enigmatic genius. It has been proposed that Tesla's work was responsible for the so-called Philadelphia Experiment during World War II during which the US Navy ship U.S.S. Eldridge (a Destroyer Escort class, #173),was cloaked in an electrical field generated by Tesla generators, disappeared from the then current time and space midst a green fog and remanifested some time later. A final test on the USS Eldridge was performed on 28 October 1943. Moments after the generators were activated, the ship grew very faint then a blue-white flash occurred and the Eldridge disappeared completely. Yet, miles away in Norfolk, Virginia it was reportedly observed only to disappear from that location and reappear back in the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Most crew members were violently ill. Some were reported missing and never were found. Five crew members were said to have been fused into the ship's metal structure. All surviving crew members were said to have been discharged for mental unfitness. Further, there was supposedly an observer to one of these tests. His name was Carlos Allende, a.k.a. Carl Allen who served on a Merchant Marine ship, the S.S. Andrew Furuseth which was in the Philadelphia port at the time of the experiment. Allende wrote a number of letters describing what took place and mailed them to Dr. Morris K. Jessup author of The Case for UFO's. This project, of course, has carried the highest security classification ever since and, therefore has never been confirmed.

It is instructive to note that the PNAC (Project for a New American Century; of which Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush Administration officials are members) calls for controlling space for defensive and offensive purposes. To that end, a new invention seems particularly sinister. "The invention relates generally to transmission of pulses of energy, and more particularly to the propagation of localized pulses of electromagnetic or acoustic energy over long distances without divergence." [7] U.S. Patent #4,959,559; "Electromagnetic or Other Directed Energy Pulse Launcher"; Inventor: Richard W. Ziolkowski; Assigned to the United States of America as represented by the U.S.Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

Its patent describes the effect as "electromagnetic missiles or bullets" which would be equivalent to the Enterprise's (of Star Trek fame) photon torpedoes that could virtually destroy any object with which they come in contact.

A Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross discussed at length microwave frequencies developed for use in weapons against machines and people. This report was rather concerned with the shift from weapons of war to police tools which they called "riot control agents". [8] "Expert Meeting on Certain Weapon Systems and on Implementation Mechanisms in International Law", Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland, May 30 - June 1, 1994. Issued July 1994.

Recently released highly classified documents from the Soviet Union's KGB indicate that successful experiments were conducted involving the use of electromagnetic pulses to transmit information directly into human brains. The United States Armed Forces certainly concurs. "One can envision the development of electromagnetic energy sources, the output of which can be pulsed, shaped, and focused, that can couple with the human body in a fashion that will allow one to prevent voluntary muscular movements, control emotions (and thus actions), produce sleep, transmit suggestions, interfere with both short-term and long-term memory, produce an experience set, and delete an experience set." [9] New World Vistas: Air and Space Power for the 21st Century - Ancillary Volume; Scientific Advisory Board (Air Force), Washington, D.C.; Document #19960618040; 1996; pages 89-90.

Further, "It would also appear possible to create high fidelity speech in the human body, raising the possibility of covert suggestion and psychological direction. When a high power microwave pulse in the gigahertz range strikes the human body, a very small temperature perturbation occurs. This is associated with a sudden expansion of the slightly heated tissue. This expansion is fast enough to produce an acoustic wave. If a pulse stream is used, it should be possible to create an internal acoustic field in the 5-15 kilohertz range, which is audible. Thus, it may be possible to "talk" to selected adversaries in a fashion that would be most disturbing to them." [10] ibid

In another section of the above mentioned Red Cross report, "Future Weapons Using High Power Microwaves" an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon is described as having the same ability to wipe out electronic circuits as a nuclear blast would provide but without violating nuclear weapons treaties. [11] ibid. Thus, the United States could wipe out all computer systems in selected areas as large as nations; even as American troops would have the benefit of unaffected computer technology.

As for possible effectuation on climate, "In 1966, Professor Gordon J. F. MacDonald was associate director of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles, a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee, and later a member of the President's Council on Environmental Quality. He published papers on the use of environmental-control technologies for military purposes. MacDonald made a revealing comment: 'The key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy'." [12] Vandalism In The Sky; Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane Manning; Earthpulse Press. Precisely what HAARP is designed to do. Small initial amounts of applied energy can unleash manyfold factors more energy in the upper atmosphere. Some scientists are concerned that not enough is known about the ionosphere and that it may, in fact, have some sort of critical mass threshold that could be violated by HAARP experimentation.

In a related story, "The huge Xs being traced by formations of tanker jets in the sky can be tracked by satellite and coordinated with the crossed-beams of ionospheric heaters to heat the upper atmosphere - changing its temperature and density and enhancing the storm's effects...In a U.S. Air Force research study, 'Weather as a Force Multiplier' issued in August, 1996, seven U.S. military officers outlined how HAARP and aerial cloud-seeding from tankers could allow U.S. aerospace forces to 'own the weather' by the year 2025. Among the desired objectives were 'Storm Enhancement,' 'Storm Modification' and 'Induce Drought.'

"According to the Air Force report, 'In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications.'

"Within 30 years, the Air Force foresees using Weather Force support Elements with 'the necessary sensor and communication capabilities to observe, detect, and act on weather-modification requirements to support U.S. military objectives' by using 'airborne cloud generation and seeding' techniques being developed today, the 1996 Air Force report says."

That report goes on to say that other weather tampering missions will use "cirrus shields" created by the contrails of high altitude aircraft to "deny enemy visual and infrared surveillance."

"When it is completed, the HAARP antenna array will consist of 180 antennas on a total land area of about 33 acres...the transmitter will be able to produce approximately 3.6 million watts of radio frequency power." [13] Contrails Mystify, Sicken Americans; William Thomas; 8 January 1999; Environmental News Service

"While there is no concrete evidence of HAARP having been used, scientific findings suggest that it is fully operational. What this means is that HAARP could potentially be applied by the US military to selectively modify the climate of an 'unfriendly nation' or 'rogue state' with a view to destabilizing its national economy. Agricultural systems in both developed and developing countries are already in crisis as a result of...documented IMF and World Bank 'economic medicine' imposed on the third World and the countries of the former Soviet block...In turn, the provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have supported the interests of a handful of Western agri-biotech conglomerates in their quest to impose genetically modified (GMO) seeds on farmers throughout the world...In the above context, climatic manipulations under the HAARP program (whether accidental or deliberate) would inevitably exacerbate these changes by weakening national economies, destroying infrastructure and potentially triggering the bankruptcy of farmers over vast areas." [14] Our Climate: Dead Or Alive? Schumann's Resonances and Vision 2020; Earth Rainbow Network

Some see HAARP already in action around the globe. "The United States is using its growing expertise in virtual spelunking to search Afghanistan's maze of caves for Osama bin experimental underground mapping program hidden away in rural Alaska...HAARP heats -- some would say it boils -- the ionosphere to create a 'mirror' so that Extremely Long Frequency/Very Long Frequency radio waves can bounce off and penetrate the Earth. By measuring anomalies in the return signal, the military has had some success in creating 'images' of underground facilities, including human-made tunnels and natural cavities. Once identified, tunnel entrances can be more easily spotted by satellites or spy planes, communications from the complexes can be more easily intercepted by antennae in space or on the ground, and underground facilities can be more easily targeted. Such signals, according to the HAARP website, 'can penetrate deeply beneath the surface and interact with the geological structure of the Earth...The research called for in this effort is to assess the viability of exploiting the concept of electromagnetic induction to detect and image subterranean features tunnels, bunkers and other potential military targets'." [15] The High Tech Hunt For Terrorist Lairs; Robert Windrem; Investigative Producer for NBC's "Nightly News"

As HAARP is being operated for over-the-horizon communication with submarines, there is growing concern that while perhaps not causing the abnormal beaching behaviors of whales, dolphins and porpoises, such technologies as HAARP may be contributing some kind of electromagnetic interference within the aquatic mammals' brains impairing navigation.

But, as usual, the US government is way ahead of the curve. The House Resources Committee approved a bill that would grant the military exemptions from the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Rodger Schlickeisen, president of the Defenders of Wildlife, claims that such exemptions from environmental laws, "is a cynical bid to put the Pentagon and all federal agencies above the law. They are laying down a bogus smokescreen about national security to launch a sneak attack on the Endangered Species Act and other laws that protect wildlife and people." Schlickeisen mentioned the fact that a General Accounting Office report (June 2002) "found the Pentagon had failed to show any evidence that environmental laws had compromised military readiness." [16 ] Environment News Service; 7 May 2003.

In conclusion, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is cloaked in secrecy. Repeated inquiries to Scientific American magazine (as well as to its on-line editor) requesting some explanation for the highly respected magazine's total absence of coverage of such an important scientific endeavor, have gone unanswered.

And, so it is: America's penchant for world domination via global empire, a HAARP-type project without oversight, held to no law nor to the standard of providing for the health, safety and welfare of the citizenry, acting on hallucinations arising from a paranoid dementia that grips our leadership (neoColdWarriors fearing "terrorists" behind every shadow), could well turn into a true weapon of mass destruction; one that could literally boil the sky. ++

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