There are suspicions among some members of the anti-5G movement that the ultrafast satellite network may be connected to a mysterious military facility that can control the weather.
The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a transmitter facility used to study the properties and behaviour of the ionosphere, located in Alaska.
Its military-funded construction was completed in 2007, but just seven years later the programme was shut down and ownership of HAARP and its capabilities were transferred to the University of Alaska.
For years conspiracy theorists have speculated that the US government is using HAARP to control the weather, an allegation that’s been repeatedly denied by officials and scientists.
Some people believe HAARP’s powers go beyond weather, claiming it’s capable of mass mind control through its emission of extremely low frequency radar, with ionospheric heaters (powerful radio wave transmitters) targeting people more specifically.
There’s renewed interest in HAARP because of the mounting tensions between Iran and the US, and some say the programme is not only active, but is being strengthened by the rollout of 5G.
HAARP operates within the ionosphere, the layer of our atmosphere that lies 75 – 1000km above the surface of the Earth.
It’s also where 5G satellites roam in increasing numbers, as SpaceX plans to launch 1,400 more by the end of 2020 as part of its Starlink fleet. The company has applied to launch up to 30,000 more, and other tech giants like Amazon and Facebook are also planning to send up their own 5G satellites.
Air Force 2025, the 3,300 page report published in 2008 that identified future challenges for the US military, contained this intriguing paragraph:
“A Spacebased High-Energy Laser System is seen as a multimegawatt chemical laser that can zap ground, air, or space targets. At lower power settings, it could disable enemy optics, perform passive sensing missions, actively illuminate a target with a laser, or even modify the weather. Between fifteen and twenty such satellites could provide global coverage.”
There are considerably more than twenty satellites orbiting the Earth at present, with thousands more to follow.
US activist and author Arthur Firstenberg is one of many 5G critics that says the Starlink fleet will damage the Earth’s electromagnetic environment, posing “an immediate threat of extinction to all life on Earth”, he told Daily Star Online.
“The Starlink satellites are located in the lowest layer of the magnetosphere, which is called the ionosphere. The ionosphere, which is the source of energy for all life on earth, will be exposed to the full power of the satellite radiation instead of just a tiny fraction of the energy that goes through power lines located on the ground.”
However he doesn’t believe the satellites would be used in HAARP-style technology, and says controlling the weather is far less feasible than some seem to believe.
Makia Freeman of Global Research has connected the growing 5G network with HAARP, claiming the technologies are part of a wider conspiracy of surveillance and domination.
“It is vital to understand the bigger picture of the grand conspiracy here,” she writes.
“All these disruptive and hazardous technologies – 5G, wi-fi, wireless radiation, HAARP, ionospheric heating, geoengineering, GMOs, etc – are going to be woven into one giant integrated system of surveillance, command and control.”
She cites chemtrails “loaded with metal particulates which 5G can use” as one example of the interconnected nature of these technologies.
Other conspiracy theorists believe 5G is continuing the atmospheric control that was being done by HAARP until its closure in 2014.
A 2017 plan to install 50,000 5G cell towers across the state of California was met with mass protests by locals, some of whom claimed it was part of a “geoengineering” plot of surveillance and weather control.