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Date: February 15, 2014
To: Interested Lay People
From: Margaret Davis
Re: The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program(HAARP) is a program jointly funded by
the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska, and the Defense Advanced Research
Project Agency also known as DRAPA. HAARP was created to analyze the ionosphere which is
the upper level of the atmosphere interesting to scientists for its importance in short wave radio
communication and because it’s a place where plasma forms naturally. HAARP also investigate
the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and
surveillance. HAARP is located on an Air Force
owned site near Gakona, Alaska in a sub-arctic facility.
HAARP was founded in 1990 in Alaska. Former
Alaska state senator Ted Stevens was behind this
program. HAARP sits in the middle of nowhere where
it is guarded every day and all day. The main facility
sits behind a barbed wire fence that stretches as far as
the eye can see and have hundreds of oversized
antennas that are one foot thick, seventy-two feet tall,
and spaced precisely 80 feet apart. HAARP saw its
financial peak when Senator Ted Stevens was at the
height of his power in the mid-2000s.
Figure 1: HAARP main facility
Courtesy of: alaskadispatch.com
The technology behind HAARP is designed to manipulate the environment among other things
like jamming global communications, disrupt weather systems, interfere with migration patterns,
disrupt human processes, affect your health negatively and even disrupt the upper atmosphere.
The most prominent instrument at the HAARP station is the IRI. The IRI is the ionospheric
research instrument. This instrument is a high power radio frequency transmitter operating in the
high frequency band. The IRI is used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere.
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HAARP went full operational after 15 years of preparations in 2007. The current working IRI
was completed in 2007 and its prime contractor was BAE Systems Advanced Technologies.
Major aspects of the program are kept secret for alleged reasons of national security.
Discuss how HAARP affects people and their health and how the program can make
modifications to the weather
Discuss how HAARP has been a main target of conspiracies
Discuss the temporary shutdown of HAARP
How HAARP affects people
People should be concerned with the experimental testing that HAARP performs. HAARP’s
experimental testing involves electromagnetic pollution and chemtrails. Chemtrails received its
name for the term condensation trails. Condensation trails are an artificial cloud created by an
aircraft caused by water vapor in the engine exhaust. These trails usually dissipate after ten
minutes, but a chemtrail is a cloud like projection, created by chemicals, often the length of the
sky floating for hours after their release. These chemtrails can contain barium, ethylene
dibromide, and aluminum oxide and polymer fibers. These chemicals hold a risk of neurological
disturbances, heart problems, and breathing problems. HAARP testing also involved ozone
depletion where the ionosphere is disturbed and as they continue to increase power levels beyond
their current levels, the health and safety risks become much greater and we start to enter into an
area with which no one has really experimented.(Sterritt,
Figure 2: Condensation Trails
Courtesy of: education-portal.com
HAARP researchers believed that manipulating weather systems would be advantageous in
terms of drought control and producing rainfall where needed. HAARP had the ability to alter
the course of jet streams by creating a column-shaped hole with a diameter of 30 miles that rises
a couple hundred kilometers through the atmosphere then moves up the column to fill in that
space, and it changes pressure systems below. In the April/May 2000 issue of Scientific
American there is an article about a jet stream having a slight bend. The slight bend happened
right above the HAARP facility. That specific little movement caused a storm front 4,000 miles
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away in east Texas and Louisiana to move into central Florida where there was a couple of
It is believed that HAARP is the cause of numerous major disasters that has happened in the past.
Eric Dubay, a conspiracy blogger, lives in Thailand and he believes that HAARP caused the 8.9
magnitude earthquake that rocked northern Japan in March 2011. He believes that the waves
generated by HAARP antennas are focused on a specific part of the ionosphere with enough
force to make the entire thing buckle into space.(Baird, 2011)
There is a storied tradition of blaming devastating hurricanes on HAARP. The conspiracy gained
momentum in 2005 when there was three hurricanes back to back. There was hurricane Katrina,
hurricane Rita, and hurricane Wilma. It is also believed that the government is using shortwave
radio communication generated in Gakona to control minds of unsuspecting Americans.(Baird,
Researchers think HAARP is a prototype for a Stars Wars weapons system or it might be used to
disrupt enemy radio communications. These abilities are all described in the original patents that
the HAARP antenna array is based on. The people who runs HAARP deny any connection
between HAARP and those patents however.(Smith, n.d.)
HAARP does not open its doors the same way as other federally-funded research facilities
around the country to explain their research to the public. This is another reason HAARP is
subject to the numerous conspiracies.
In May of 2013 HAARP was shut down. According to the director of the program, Dr. James
Keeney there is not enough money to operate. When Dr. Keeney was asked about the shutdown
of HAARP he responded by saying “Currently the site is abandoned,” “It comes down to money,
and we don’t have any.” HAARP put out a notice two years ago that it would be shutting down
and did not submit a budget request.
The cause of the shutdown was less fiscal than environmental. The diesel generators on site no
longer passed the Clean Air Act requirements and to repair them to EPA
standards will run $800,000.00. It costs $300,000.00 a month just to keep
the facility open and $500,000 to run it at a full capacity for ten days. It has
been reported that HAARP is closed temporarily due to a change in
contractors. DRAPA is expected as a client to finish up some research this
fall and winter. (Radio, 2013)
Figure 3: Diesel generator
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HAARP is the subject of a lot of conspiracies and have been blamed for numerous things, but
some of the things that have been said is the cause of HAARP’s research is a little farfetched.
HAARP may not be the subject of these things if there wasn’t a level of unnecessary secrecy that
is involved in HAARP. When you don’t open your doors to the public or if you don’t make an
effort to explain your research to the public then that leaves the public no choice to assume
things about the program. I’m pretty sure that HAARP did not cause any of the things that they
have been blamed for. I also do not support the fact that this program was even started in the first
place. It took them 15 years to even become fully operational and that’s a long time. This
program is also not as important if you compared it to more pressing matters like war, healthcare,
and the state of the economy. The money that was spent on this program while the facility was
open could have been spent elsewhere.
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