US government experiment, HAARP (wtf is HAARP anyway lol)
igh Frequency A
rogram) is a project with funding from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), University of Alaska, The US Navy, and the US Airforce. It is a program which studies ways to modify/"enhance" the ionosphere for communication, weapons detection, and tampering with its natural electrical properties in order to bounce signals off of patches of the ionosphere (kind of like turning parts of the sky into a nearly undetectable spy satelite). The public face of the project is HAARP Research Station in Gakona, Alaska http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/
with two lesser known sites: one near Fairbanks, Alaska called HIPAS, and the other at the Arecibo Observatory. There are rumors of more secretive and powerful military installations of this technology but I have no way of confirming this. Other groups around the world also use this sort of "ionosphere heating technology" the most prominent I know of being EISCAT (sorry atm I can not remember what this stands for and am too lazy to look it up) which fires beams or radio waves into the ionoshere around 1 GW ERP.
Conspiracy theories abound as to this project. Some claiming that the high power output could be directed towards land based objects to create earthquakes, that it is used for mind control, weather control (due to the atmospheric heating properties of this project there could be some validity to this one) and interesting ones about creating high altitude holograms to simulate an alien invasion which would allow the world governments to enact martial law with little resistance
The reason for the belief that it can cause earthquakes is that HAARP and HIPAS can produce earth penetrating ELF waves for searching for oil and mineral deposits. The concern is that if their frequency gets too close to that of the resonant frequency of the area it could cause the ground to vibrate. Think Angers Bridge in France- it collapsed due to the marching of soldiers- each unified vibration built on the last until the bridge began wobbling and fell or a glass vibrating then shattering due to the frequency of the opera singer's voice.
My main concern is what modifying the ionosphere does to its ability to keep us relatively safe from the sun's radiation.
On a lighter note I felt this post could use some humor. http://www.msnbc.msn...ld_news-europe/