Did a Secret Military Experiment Cause the 2003 Blackout?
[Editor's Note: It's hard to know for sure what happened on
August 14, but I never felt that it was a natural occurence. Was the grid
shut down by
friendly aliens or elementals trying to abort some nefarious plans of
the Illuminati and their alien overlords? Was Montauk part of the mix because
of the closeness
to August 12 and the phaselock of the Earth's biorhythms? Did
the Illuminati rig the event in order to justify further government
intervention/regulations designed to ultimately jack up the cost of electricity
for consumers (and yet greater profits for corporate Illuminati fatcats),
as was done here in California two years ago with the full coopertion and
complicity of the soon-to-be-booted-out-of-office Govenor Gray Davis? Davis,
by the way, in a pathetically desperate attempt to save his duplcitous political
butt, has just signed into 'law', a new gubenatorial fiat that allows (indeed,
encourages) illegal aliens to obtain a driver's licence in California!
(Believe me when I say: Louise J. Carroll, Alice, and that Rabbit, have
nothing over California in 2003!)
The piece below may be genuine or it may be pure CIA/NSA disinformation
designed to lead you in the wrong direction. I could argue it either way.
It's more important to just read it and weigh it, rather than swallow it.
On August 14, 2003, just a few minutes after the stock market closed
for the day, a nine-minute 'event' had brought the entire Northeastern power
grid down. It is believed that over fifty million people lost power that
afternoon. Since this unprecedented event, blame games have flown back and
forth, but no real answers have been provided. It is believed that the event
originated in an area in the power grid where there is a bottleneck of power
transmission between the eastern U.S. and the Midwest. But what has caused
this mess? Outdated equipment, irresponsible power companies, and politicians
have all been blamed without any solid evidence to support the accusations.
What hasn't been suggested is the possibility that this was a secret government
test that served the purpose of fulfilling requirements for sophisticated
warfare and security response mechanisms.
Here are the facts. The power grid that was affected was the northeast
grid. Not the vulnerable California grid, or the southeastern grid that
Washington DC relies upon, and not that strangely isolated Texas oil grid.
It was the grid that the northeast U.S. and southeast Canada rely on. A
region that a large scale outage would not have a really devastating effect
on the economy or military control centers. The event conveniently began
a few minutes after the closing bell on Wall Street as to not effect the
day's trading, but while power usage in the northeast on that hot day was
still at peak. The event began in a bottleneck region where only a few percent
increase in power flow could cause such a critical failure of the entire
grid. The physical cause of the event such as the classic squirrel shorting
out a transformer, has not been found; there were no indications of any
lightning being present; nor was there any significant solar activity to
cause an unexpected surge in the grid. Finally, the HAARP (High Frequency
Active Auroral Research Project) was turned on just after 4:00 PM EST on
that fateful day.
The question is 'Could a secret HAARP experiment have caused the blackout?'
Interesting ionospheric effects occurred on 8/14/2003 that would have made
the conditions for such a secret military test ideal, including a widespread,
highly reflective ionospheric layer being expected (and was likely created
by the electron event seen in figure 1), which would allow ideal conditions
for signal propagation over long distances. Unfortunately, the ionosonde
data that would help show where the effects of HAARP were directed by providing
a picture of the ionosphere were not posted on the day of the blackout.
The Gakona Ionosonde data is frequently not posted when classified HAARP
experiments take place.
What we do know is that HAARP was turned on at or just after
4:00 pm EST; it would take a few minutes for the target area to respond
(say around 4:05 pm) which would allow a nine minute event to knock the
power out at 4:14 pm EST.
HAARP, Ionospheric Warfare, and Potential
Those of us who work in ionospheric research, and who are concerned
with environment risks associated with ionospheric warfare are familiar
with HAARP. The basic concept that HAARP relies upon is based on work by
N. Tesla when he was attempting to devise a method for the wireless transmission
of electrical power, and subsequently picked up in the early 20th century
for the purpose of finding a way to modify the weather. It is thought that
this technology was used by world leaders such as Stalin, whom during important
outdoor events may have used such technology to prevent unwanted rain or
fog. These claims were often associated with widespread reports of people
feeling mysteriously ill. One of the leading researchers in this field is
Dr. Bernard Eastlund, whom to this day accepts money from organizations
such the European Space Agency to research potential weather modification
applications including the possibility of stopping tornadoes with this type
of technology. HAARP is a phased-array ionospheric heater that is capable
of focusing large quantities of electromagnetic energy into very localized
regions that are very far away from the source. It is entirely possible
that the HAARP heaters were directed at the power grid's bottleneck while
the grid was operating near peak capacity. The sudden presence of electromagnetic
energy could easily force an unexpected increase in the power flow which
could in-turn cause a critical failure such as the one seen on august 14,
Despite the claims of HAARP advocates, ionospheric heaters can use the ionosphere
to reflect their energy at distances several thousand miles away by using
the ionosphere as a 'mirror' much the same way as AM radio signals travel
over vast distances. Unlike an AM radio, HAARP can use phase interference
to focus it's energy on a localized area (such as the weak point on the
power grid). The only requirement to achieve geographic precision is that
geomagnetic activity be minimal such as it was on the day of the blackout.
Also, there was a short duration test about' 20 minutes before the hour.
Such a test would serve the purpose of showing the researchers exactly where
the beam would focus itself given the cur- rent conditions, and would be
a necessary step before executing such an experiment.
So why would the government do this to us? Well, first of.
all, HAARP is sponsored primarily by the Air Force Weather Agency and 'other
agencies', and is known to be used as an ionospheric warfare tool. This
would be an ideal way to test possible military applications of the instrument.
It would be of great military value if :we could cause an entire region
to lose electricity almost instantly without dropping a single bomb. Of
course, this would need to be tested in a controlled environment where the
effects could be thoroughly analyzed (such as on our own soil). It would
be done in an area that could most easily handle such a large-scale power
outage (such as the northeast US). Also, being in a new age of terrorism,
this was an excellent homeland security response test. By having a blackout
that covered one quarter of the country we can now see how people would
respond, what the strengths and weaknesses of our emergency response systems
are, and how quickly we could restore our systems to operating capacity.
If this was a military experiment it would certainly have served multiple
purposes. I also believe it would have been a strong temptation for anyone
with the power to conduct such an experiment to do so.
Conspiracy Theories and Reality
The blame games that have gone on since the blackout have no hard
evidence to back them up. Although it may sound like an episode of the X-files,
the facts are clear; HAARP is an ionospheric warfare tool, it is capable
of focusing it's electromagnetic energy at long distances, it was turned
on right at the time the event began, and such a scenario would serve multiple
national security interests simultaneously with minimal economic impact.
So we must ask ourselves, is considering HAARP as a potential source of
the blackout a ridiculous conspiracy theory, or is it the most reasonable
explanation given the facts?
I am a concerned ionospheric physicist whom has worked with HAARP. I am
concerned with the unknown environmental and military implications of this
device, and the potential abuses thereof. I am not a conspiracy nut, and
I do believe that HAARP is a useful tool that needs to be put into responsible
hands where it is not abused and where the public has full access to it's
experimental capabilities and data. It is an instrument that is paid for
by tax-payers dollars and is currently not in the hands of people who have
earned or deserve our confidence and trust.
So what really happened on August 14? I'm really not sure, but we must ask
ourselves what the most likely scenario's are without ruling out any possibilities;
even those that sound like they have no place other than the sci-fi channel.
"The Truth is out There", so I leave it for you to decide.
Regretfully, because I am a research scientist, and because
I face the possibility of certain repercussions in my field of work for
revealing this information to the public, I cannot reveal my true identity.
I believe the facts I have presented herein are sufficient to speak for
themselves and should convince the public that oversight is needed when
experimenting with aspects of the atmosphere that are not well known. The
data that is presented was accessed from the National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Administration website at www.sec.noaa.gov, and from the HAARP
homepage at www.haarp.alaska.edu .
Figure 1. Sattelite environment shows that an enhanced flux
of high energy electrons which would create preferable reflection conditions
for HAARP were present at the time of the event, and geomagnetic activity
that could cause problems with the power-grid were non-existent
Figure 2. The waterfall chart indicates HAARP was turned on
just after 4:00 pm EST on 8/14/2003. The chart shows that frequencies of
5, 10, 15, and 29 Mega- hertz are present for nearly an hour. The 5 mHz
broad- cast frequency is the strongest, and the others are likely to be
(Editor: for archived HAARP waterfall charts and more info
about them see http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/mm/wf.html
For HAARP Fluxgate Magnetometer http://22.214.171.124/cgi-bin/magnetometer/gak-mag.cgi
Article courtesy of Lydia at Barium Blues.com: http://www.bariumblues.com/haarpblack2.htm
Comments & Feedback:
----- Original Message -----
From: Z Livingstone
To: Ken Adachi
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 12:36 AM
Subject: Dear Concerned Ionospheric Physicist
Dear Concerned Ionospheric Physicist,
Thank you for the research you did regarding HAARP. There
are reasons for concern. The use of phased-array broadcasts as ionospheric
heaters against people and property is a crime and your letter shows how
incensed you are. I do not know if a billion watts at 5 megahertz will induce
an electromagnetic pulse in electrical transmission lines. I have a difficult
time believing that HAARP could generate a 800 megawatt current reversal
as that would mean 80% efficency of conversion of EM pulse into A/C electricity...a
technical miracle of the highest order. I suspect 5 mHz would heat metals
including the transformers and power lines increasing electrical resistance
and decreasing current loads. In such situations circuit breakers would
trip in a well understood way. This type of shutdown was not reported.
There are indications that anomalous events happened at many
locations of the New York/Ohio/Ontario electrical grid. This means that
HAARP had to be re-targeted many times in a period of a few minutes in order
to shut down the transmission system and the generators. Phased-array radars
are very flexible systems as proven by the Aegis Class of Missile Destroyers
which use such solid state systems. Is phased-array HAARP just as flexible?
The fly in the ointment on this argument is the ionosphere itself. You wrote
that a weaker acquisition signal was broadcast minutes before the outage
to test the "firmness" of the ionosphere. Once it was determined
that the signal was going where it was intended then someone hit the "maximum-fry-switch".
The complexity of sending a high energy signal from Alaska to Ohio and targeting
a nexus of powerlines is mind boggling. The signal would bounce from the
ground to the ionosphere three to six times depending on the initial angle
of broadcast. The ionosphere is not a perfect mirror, neither is the ground.
It would be amazing if one/one hundredth of the signal reached Ohio. HAARP
has proven that it can heat clouds because pilots can accurately lay chemtrails
but a laser-like targeting of a small part of Ohio less than a square mile
in area would be another technical miracle. It would be easier to aim masers
at the powerlines from a mile away.
As you have written, HAARP has proven itself, especially
this year in preventing tornados. There have been few tornados in the places
that normally get them.
There are three components to the creation of a tornado:
A cold wet low pressure cyclonic system; a hot high pressure front; and
the jet stream. When all three come together a tornado results. HAARP has
been steering the jet stream remarkably well. Chemtrail spraying of 5 micron
aluminum particles at 15 to 20,000 feet below a jet stream (33,000 feet)
and then zapping the cloud with HAARP causes an updraft which can push the
jet stream in desired directions. Also by steering the jet stream, weather
fronts can be moved. The computer programs regarding HAARP and tornados
must be accurate and detailed. As an ionospheric physicist you must be proud
of this achievement...but at what cost?
Virtually unreported during this success over tornados, the
west coast of Canada has seen no rain since May. 2002 was a horrible year
for forest fires in Montana. 2003 has been the worst year for forest fires
in British Columbia. British Columbia is where the effort to steer the jet
streams starts. BC has had over 2000 fires this year. At this moment there
are over 700 still burning. The town of Louis Creek has been totally destroyed.
The nearby town of Barriere lost 80 homes. 15,000 were evacuated for two
weeks. At the end of August Kelowna a town of 100,000 had one/third of its
citizens evacuated. Over 250 homes were destroyed. These fires are not measured
in acres but in square kilometers. The Kelowna fire is over 200 square kilometers
and still burning. Cranbrook faced a major fire. Chase, Kamloops, Williams
Lake, Oliver, and many more towns are threatened and are still threatened.
I am not blaming HAARP for the lack of rain as weather is a complex subject
but someone high up in the command structure of HAARP thinks that BC's problems
are caused by HAARP! How do I determined this?
Among other reasons, THERE HAS BEEN NO REPORTAGE OF THIS
IN THE US MEDIA! NADA!
It has been reported in Europe and Asia but not in America.
Odd? Pecular? Fodder for conspiracy theories? YES! Some people who are bouncing
billions of watts of power off the ionosphere do not want Americans to know
about a problem north of the border.
If a chunk of Antarctic ice the size of Rhode Island or Delaware
has set sail for Argentina and the whole world knows. Sections of BC forest
covering an area about the size of Los Angeles Basin have burnt and it is
not reported? Very Strange!
You may believe that stopping tornados is a marvelous achievement,
I do not think it is. Especially when there are hundred foot walls of flame
destroying houses. HAARP may have prevented $100 million of tornado damage
in the midwest this year but the damage to BC is over $2 billion and counting.
HAARP is an abomination.
Continue this messing with the weather and you may lose Oregon
or Washington to one massive forest fire. The loss of Seattle could be counted
in the tens of trillions of dollars.
What do you know about the mind control aspect of HAARP?
What about chemtrails?
Chemtrails are a big part of HAARP weather control.
You wrote that the ionosphere is an unsteady mirror for HAARP
radiation...what is the radiation doing to the ionosphere? Are we going
to suffer more holes in the ozone because of certain frequencies and their
New Yorkers should sue HAARP, they had a miserable summer.
Reply from Anonymous Physicist:
I wrote the letter posted on your website. I am trying to
spread awareness of HAARP because as an ionospheric physicist who has worked
with the instrument I believe the atmospheric sciences community needs unrestricted
access to this instrument and I am trying to convince the public of this.
I have read the critique of Zuerrnnavahh-Starr Livingstone and wanted to
address his comments.
Basically, if you have someone who is not a physicist attempt
to debunk physics given by a real physicist, you will have problems. He
is off-base on nearly every point he has made and I would appreciate if
you would foward this to him.
-First of all, HAARP doesnt operate at exactly 1GW, but can
operate well over that capacity. Given the strength of the return from 8/14/03
I would guess it was operating at close to 2GW. Also, yes, HAARP can easily
focus it's energy with efficiency exceeding 50%. This would easily give
the power needed to cause the event referred to. Also, the energy would
not just be absorbed by everything in the area being heated. Rather the
energy would in fact be almost entirely absorbed by the transmission line.
This is because the power line would serve as an antennae to absorb the
radiation as it has a wavelenght greater than 1/4 the wavelength of the
incident radiation enerated by HAARP. This effect is much like what happens
if you put a fork in a microwave... The fork acts as an antennae and results
in a heavy energy sink. Also, the ability to polarize the radiation would
make it easy to align with the power line and maximize efficiency.
Also things would not heat up in the area because the power
would go into accelerate electrons already in the power line. It would make
them move faster and hence increase the current (I=n*e*v). The location
of the event could be isolated by the power companies (as it has been),
but no physical evidence of the cause would be seen (as it has not been).
-Also, AC current is used instead of DC in power transmission because it
has low resistance. The reason for this is because electrons move short
distances before reversing direction. This results in a low frequency of
collisions withing the conductive material, hence low resistance. A 10-20
percent increase in current is not going to have much effect on this. Besides
the grids are designed so that the transmission lines conduct well at currents
well above what would cause the breakers to trip (this is a no-brainer because
it is cheaper to flip a switch than replace miles of expensive high-tension
-Also, NO, you wouldn't have to move it around. Obviously,
Mr. Livingstone did not do any study on the problems with the California
grid. One of the major issues was that a really small event somewhere in
the power grid would cause a massive cascade effect and knock out huge areas.
One common cause was the squirrel stealing insulation from the capacitors
until his body causes a massive short. This is why there are squirrel cages
at all transformers. Any electritian will tell you that it only takes something
happening at one location in your system to cause the entire thing to crash.
In fact, the bottleneck near Erie PA is the one point on the grid where
a small event would knock out the entire grid, instead of other points on
the grid that would only knock out smaller regions. -HAARP is not a phase
array radar! It is a phase array heater. The basic physics 101 is the same,
but the practical applications are totally different, so they really should
not be compared from a cause/effect standpoint. (this is like comparing
the performance of a Yugo to a Formula-1 racer ... not a good comparison)
-HAARP has not been used to prevent tornadoes!!! See Eastlund
Scientific Incorporated report to European Space Agency (I can foward URL
if you need it). Eastlund's conclusions were that a Terrawatt heater would
be needed to stop even a small tornado. He refers to the ARCO NSGP heater
on the north slope of alaska as existing (although it does not officially
exist) and complains that the US gov't will not allow access to it. That
is not to say they have not tried to stop a tornado, but there is absolutely
no evidence to suggest that it has ever been tried in practice. -HAARP is
not believed to be able to cause large scale weather modification. A couple
of Giga watts simply isn't enough energy for a direct modification of macroscale
weather. Stalin supposedly used similar technology to prevent light rain
and fog during outdorr events, but this is only on a very small scale geographically.
HAARP may be being used to cause breaking of tropospheric jet-stream over
Alaska. We have observed the operation of HAARP during strange unexpected
breaking patterns which have resulted in anomalous weather in the northwest
US, but do not have any direct physical evidence to back this up.
-Livingstone also asked about chemtrails and mind-control
Because HAARP can generate fundamental frequencies which have an integer
number of wavelengths equal the circumfurence of the ionosphere (such as
8Hz), and because biological organisms probably evolved in accordance with
such fundamental frequencies, there seems to be some aspects of the human
psyche that responds at the same frequencies that are generated by HAARP
(such as the [medula?], which is the emotion sensor, responds at 8Hz). Some
conspiracy theorists believe that HAARP can generate wavelengths that can
excite the [medulla?] and result in people not wanting to engage in certain
activities (like fighting an invading army). This is a pretty wild theory
and is not likely, and I am not into such far-fetched theories .... although
there are probably certain biological responses to alterations made in the
ionosphere, most likely in regions within the auroral oval where geomagnetic
field lines perpindicular to the earth's surface can allow low frequency
waves to propogate toward the ground.
-HAARP cannot cause chemtrails because HAARP does not have
the ability to deposit material in the atmosphere. It is possible, however
that HAARP can cause changes in the composition of the atmosphere near the
mesopause through electromagnetic dissociation of molecules. This can have
an effect on all kinds of things such as the ozone hole. These effects,
however, have not been studied because these studies have been blocked by
the scientists using HAARP. The reason for this is becaue any environmental
implications would need to be thoroughly reviewed and this could result
in the world community shutting down HAARP operations indefinately. So the
guys in charge won't allow such research to take place.
In Fairbanks, we do have chemtrails, but they are not caused
by HAARP. They are military experiments and fall into two main categories.
1) toxic plume dispersal experiments which is where dust is droped from
planes or generated by fires, and the dispersal is studied. This will tell
them what might happen say during a chemical weapon attack. 2) Radar ducting
experiments. The miliatary has certain radar ducting problems (ie: why we
don't want to station fighters in Kuwait). They drop metallic dust such
as alluminum and perform radar experiments with the cloud. These can be
seen regularly from the Pedro Dome radar which is available via www.arh.noaa.gov
I hope this clears up some of the science. I am available for questions
through this e-mail address. I am not a conspiracy theorist, I am only a
scientist trying to help the world community get better access to important
experimental equiptment. We must refrain from making up science because
this is bad practice.
Thank you for posting my paper.
Response from ZS Livingstone:
From: Z Livingstone
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 11:35 AM
Subject: Corrective Optics?
Does the phased array HAARP have "corrective optics"? This is
the computer program which takes the atmospheric distortions out of ground
based optical telescopes. Such a program could send EM energy along many
ionospheric pathways to various intended targets. It would create a tight
If you have read my article
on Aetheric Ice, you will get the sense of what I am going to include
in this first email to you. The drought on the west coast is mainly caused
by a five to ten thousand foot ridge of Aetheric Ice above the Juan da Fuca
Plate subduction zone under the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island.
It was created by the Earth itself and higher dimensional beings to prevent
a 9 Richter earthquake.
It is a "cushion". This creates a high pressure
trough in the open ocean and blocks the cold wet lows. A 9 earthquake would
break containment on nuclear reactors along the west coast. I was told that
possibly four would develop Chernobyl-like conditions poisoning Seattle
and many other cities wherever the wind blows the fall-out. The main threat
to Seattle are the reactors on the Pacific Coast including submarines. Hanford
itself could poison the whole continent. I know that reactors are supposed
to SCRAM in these situations and shutdown, but not all of the west coast
reactors may get the chance.
HAARP weather manipulation may disturb this protective "cushion"
and allow a massive quake.
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