Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HAARP is the culprit... NOT!

According to the stories that are spread over the internet every day, the HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is some sort of secret weapon managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research for many obscure reasons, the most popular ones are: Earthquakes, Volcanoes eruptions, Sudden climate changes, and even mind control!

Let's start with saying that the HAARP is not secret at all, most of its studies and datas can be found online on the official website of the facility, only a little part of the data is secret (which is obvious considering that no one is going to reveal new technologies around the world like nothing).

The installation is so secret that a journalist of Wired jumped into his car and went to visit it personally, you can find the article

The HAARP's reason of existence, is to study the ionosphere and how it reacts to radio waves. This is done to develop new radio communication systems that are able to send radio waves all over the world by literally bouncing the waves on the ionosphere which reflects them back into the ground. The world is spherical, so the only way to send radio waves DIRECTLY from two different sides of the world with the current technology is to make them bounce on the ionosphere, so that they get reflected on the other side of the world. According to some people, though, the HAARP is capable of much more: EMP strikes, finding objects all over the world (even underground), ectetera.

These claims go against all the basic laws of physics and electromagnetism, let's see why.

First of all, the maximum power of HAARP makes it so that in an area of 55 square kilometers (around 34 miles) 3.6 millions of Watt are released, which might seem big at first, but since it is spread in such a big area (1/10 watt per square meter) the effects cannot be in any possible way dangerous. Oh by the way, an average radio station emits around 3.0 MegaWatts.With that said, the actual power of the waves after they are reflected by the ionosphere is a millionth of watts per meter square, even the common eletric devices that we use every day in our houses emit more power!

Now let's try (read: obviously success) to prove wrong the most famous and believed conspiracies about the HAARP.

- Ultra sophisticated RADAR of some sort:
After the waves bounce on the ionosphere which is very turbolent, they cannot provide a nitid image of the sorroundings. That happens because the reflected radio waves lose an extremely high amount of power and because of the turbolent nature of the ionosphere, which widely spreads the waves across the area. The reflected waves are so weak and spread out that it's hard to even disturb the most delicate receiver, for the same reason, HAARP cannot be used in any way as an EMP weapon.As we already stated, the power of the HAARP is not even remotely close to what an earthquake requires, which is a humongous amount of power. The main reason why these people state that the HAARP can generate earthquakes is by emitting some sort of radio waves that change the Earth's magnetic field, but that is impossible as well, for two main reasons:

- The Earth's magnetic field is generated in the nucleus of the planet, the HAARP waves have no possible way of reaching the nucleus.- Even the smallest magnetic tempest generated by the solar wind has energies that are thousand of times stronger than what the HAARP can do, and they have no relations to earthquakes.

- Climate changes all over the world

These claims make even less sense than the others, the ionosphere has almost no correlation to the climate changes, because it has no relations with the troposphere. Even if the HAARP happened to send waves at full power on top of the facility (to lower the wave dispersion) it wouldn't be able to influence even a single little cloud.There is nothing "super" about the HAARP, there are no plans to use it against humanity for who knows what obscure reason, there are no inducted earthquakes and no secret EMP strikes, simply because the HAARP has no ways of making it happen, plain and simple.

For any other questions, the HAARP is so secret that it even has its own public relations office, you can find it here: Office of Public Affairs - Air Force Research Laboratory - 3550 Aberdeen Ave S.E. - Kirtland AFB NM 87117-5776


  1. Interesting post. Sounds a bit supervillainy to have a device capable of causing Earthquakes. maybe one day an evil scientist will create something that does what some people, falsely, say the HAARP does.

  2. Sounds like something straight out of a comic book, definitely, haha.

  3. Very interesting indeed good read!

  4. Seriously man, creative post dude keep it up :)

  5. Very interesting theories there. =p


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