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The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) was initiated as an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It was designed and built by BAE Advanced Technologies. Its original purpose was to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance.

Since 2015 it has been operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The most prominent instrument at HAARP is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high-power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band. The IRI is used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere. Other instruments, such as a VHF and a UHF radar, a fluxgate magnetometer, a digisonde (an ionospheric sounding device), and an induction magnetometer, are used to study the physical processes that occur in the excited region.

Work on the HAARP facility began in 1993. The current working IRI was completed in 2007; its prime contractor was BAE Systems Advanced Technologies. As of 2008, HAARP had incurred around $250 million in tax-funded construction and operating costs.

In May 2014, it was announced that the HAARP program would be permanently shut down later in the year. After discussions between the parties, ownership of the facility and its equipment was transferred to the University of Alaska Fairbanks in August 2015.


HAARP's main goal is basic science research of the uppermost portion of the atmosphere, termed the ionosphere. Essentially a transition between the atmosphere and the magnetosphere, the ionosphere is where the atmosphere is thin enough that the sun's X-rays and UV rays can reach it, but thick enough that there are still enough molecules present to absorb those rays. Consequently, the ionosphere consists of a rapid increase in density of free electrons, beginning at ~70 km, reaching a peak at ~300 km, and then falling off again as the atmosphere disappears entirely by ~1,000 km. Various aspects of HAARP can study all of the main layers of the ionosphere.

The profile of the ionosphere is highly variable, changing constantly on timescales of minutes, hours, days, seasons, and years. This profile becomes even more complex near Earth's magnetic poles, where the nearly vertical alignment and intensity of earth's magnetic field can cause physical effects like aurorae.

The ionosphere is traditionally very difficult to measure. Balloons cannot reach it because the air is too thin, but satellites cannot orbit there because the air is still too thick. Hence, most experiments on the ionosphere give only small pieces of information. HAARP approaches the study of the ionosphere by following in the footsteps of an ionospheric heater called EISCAT near Troms¿, Norway. There, scientists pioneered exploration of the ionosphere by perturbing it with radio waves in the 2Ğ10 MHz range, and studying how the ionosphere reacts. HAARP performs the same functions but with more power and a more flexible and agile HF beam. Continue reading

December 28, 2022 - An Asteroid Is Passing Earth Today, so Scientists Are Shooting It With Radio Waves

HAARP is aiming its antennas at asteroid 2010 XC15, a space rock that's categorized as a near-Earth potentially hazardous asteroid. The effort is a test run to to prepare for a larger object, known as Apophis, that will have a close encounter with our planet in 2029. The test showed the potential of using long wavelength radio signals to probe the interiors of asteroids.

HAARP is a research facility in Gakona, Alaska (one that's been the subject of plenty of conspiracy theories). It's made up of 180 high-frequency antennas, each standing at 72 feet tall and stretched across 33 acres. The facility transmits radio beams toward the ionosphere, the ionized part of the atmosphere that's located about 50 to 400 miles (80 to 600 kilometers) above Earth's surface. HAARP sends radio signals to the ionosphere and waits to see how they return, in an effort to measure the disturbances caused by the Sun, among other things.

The facility launched a science campaign in October with 13 experiments, including one that involved bouncing signals off the Moon. At the time, HAARP researchers were considering sending a radio signal to an asteroid to investigate the interior of the rocky body.

Conspiracy Theories

The unexplained - especially by the government - leaves us to wonder about secret military and research facilities. HAARP presents as one such facility where all sorts of experiments leave much to the imagination - just as they did with Area 51. As with UFO coverups the truth is out there but not presented to the public on the guise that they are not ready to hear it.

Here are some of the main conspiracy theories connected to HAARP which may or may not be true.

HAARP was designed to tap into the ionosphere to control and weaponize weather, climate, and create natural disasters. It has been blamed for triggering floods, droughts, hurricanes, thunderstorms, earthquakes.

A Russian military journal wrote that ionospheric testing would trigger a cascade of electrons that could flip Earth's magnetic poles.

HAARP is thought by some to be responsible for the downing of TWA Flight 800 and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 which I believe got caught up in a time travel experiment/portal and will never be found.

Health concerns take HAARP to Gulf War syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Havana syndrome by sending out microwaves to control people's thoughts and render them unable to function due to fatigue, headaches, nausea, and more.

How wonderful reality would be if the algorithm that creates our existence was not based on conspiracies and lies. There are people who believe the government is hiding things at the HAARP facility and others who believe it's pseudoscience - or perhaps it's a combination of both. What do you think?