It's a pretty place, pretty far away. Founded by an ancient Cossack at the confluence of two powerful rivers bounded by mountain vistas, Siberia's third largest city of 950,000 souls lies two-and-a-half day's travel northeast from Moscow along the Trans-Siberian railway. Here at ´ (Krasnoyarsk), the powerful Enisey flows north to the Arctic Ocean. The towering cliffs on the southern bank of the Yenisey are billed by the Russian tourist bureau as a "mecca for rock-climbers".
Unhappy ghosts haunt this nearly 400 year-old settlement north of the Arctic Circle, where a major gulag once harshly hosted banished exiles - from the time of the failed "Decembrist" revolution through Stalin's paranoid purges.
Happily, secret police no longer prowl the New Russia…
To test this silly supposition, start making inquiries about Krasnoyarsk-26. Long shut down, the three graphite reactors in this 17 square-kilometre underground complex once produced plutonium-239 for nuclear weapons. The converted site now produces microwave ovens and Samsung color TVs.
Or ask about the Radio Frequency ionosphere projects being run at the 54 year-old Kirensky Institute of Physics in collaboration with more than 35,000 personnel in eight other research centers across Siberia (and many more in Russia). The Institute of Physics of the Earth studies how the energy of rock movements transforms into an alternating magnetic field.
Better yet, hire a car and instruct the driver to head out to Abalakova. This late 1970s-vintage Cold War site was eventually dismantled following vigorous American government protests that its giant phased-array radar violated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty by providing warning of a U.S. missile and strategic bomber "first strike".
Moscow kept insisting that their big radar tracked satellites. But instead of pointing south to monitor all orbiting birds, the powerful Siberian array faced northeast - away from satellites tracking west-to-east around the equator.
The first officially acknowledged ionospheric heater in Russia was called Sura. It started operating in 1981 with a power output power of 190 million watts. Similar ionospheric heaters and radars - including the China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (CRIRP) at Xinjiang, and the EISCAT European Incoherent Scatterer facility at Ramfjordmoen, Norway - have been under development since the 1950's, when it was discovered that high-power radio waves change the temperature and density of electrons in the ionosphere.
Acting as an electrically-charged barrier from 30 to approximately 620 miles above the Earth, the ionosphere absorbs energy from high-energy particles streaming in from distant suns, sending them pole-ward in spectacular auroral displays known as the Northern Lights.
Tightly focused Radio Frequency transmitters operating in the 2.8 - 10 megahertz band - and placed where these polar "electrojets" touch down - can tap into unimaginable energies, heating over 100 square-miles of the upper ionosphere. By amplifying their own transmitted power up to 1,000-times, American military scientists hoped that if this energy could be fed back into this already highly unstable region, the resulting "runaway plasma effects" might make a powerful weapon.
If it doesn't wreck our planet.
As HAARP's inventor, Bernard Eastlund told me, ionospheric heaters are primarily intended to alter weather by shifting the jet stream. A report by Pentagon researcher L. Ponte noted, "The Soviets have made advances in bending the all-important jet stream that sweeps across Siberia to set global wind patterns… Scientists are trying to make it dip and rise in a wave that could replace the frigid Siberian winters with milder air from the South." [L. Ponte 1982]
Long before ground was broken for the High Altitude Auroral Research Project (HAARP) in Alaska, the Soviets built a one-gigawatt "ionospheric heater" at Zelenogradskaya near Moscow.
In 1976, in an effort to reverse a prolonged cold trend and save their country's wheat crop, Soviet engineers switched on seven big transmitters around a place called Chernobyl. Soon after a trio of satellites focused these high-frequency pulses in the ionosphere over the North Pacific, the Northern Hemisphere's weather-forming jet stream kinked dramatically. Snow fell for the first time in Miami and the Bahamas, while Alaskans basked in record warmth. After years of repeated crop failures, winter turned out to be remarkably mild in the Soviet Union.
Dubbed the "Woodpecker" by irate amateur radio operators, the signal's rapid chirping was denounced in the UN for obscuring much of the short-wave band.
MUCH MORE THAN ZERO
Following the havoc caused by their "Woodpecker" array near Kiev in the late 1970s, the Russians officially acknowledge only their Sura ionospheric heater in Vasilsursk, near Nizhniy Novgorod. Using blueprints from Nicola Tesla, they sought to exploit the so-called "zero point field" and transmit energy in four dimensions - three dimensional space plus time.
When it comes to energy, "zero is not actually zero," Hank told me. "Zero is the crossover between the positive and the negative side."
"You're talking quantum," I said.
"Events happen faster than they should," Hank agreed, which means they must be happening somewhere and 'somewhen' else. Zero is the most important thing ever discovered. If you ever plug into it, you will get more energy out of it than you put in."
This amplification effect is what makes transmitting enormous bursts of tightly-focused energy into Earth's unstable, electrically-charged ionosphere so dangerous. In 1974, an ionospheric heater activated in the Antarctic by the United States caused "avalanches of energy" to cascade from the ionosphere into Earth's atmosphere at much higher power levels than originally transmitted.
Today, the EU operates ionospheric heaters in Sodankylä, Finland and Kiruna, Sweden. A third EISCAT (European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association) ionospheric heating facility transmits over 1 billion watts of effective radiated power near Tromsø, Norway. Other radio-frequency heaters have been built in the Ukraine, Russia, Tadzhikistan, Germany, Puerto Rico and Fairbanks, Alaska.
Pavel Poluyan calls it "X-War".
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