The Circle of HOPE (2018): "Mixing DTMF Tones in Space, Illuminating the Aurora with Giant Cat Pics, and Other True Stories About HAARP" (Download)
Sunday, July 22, 2018: 3:00 pm (Vaughan): Internet theories abound that the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) ionospheric research facility in Alaska is used for sensational and nefarious purposes such as conducting mass mind control, triggering earthquakes, causing hurricanes, spraying chemtrails, and even making local caribou walk backward in circles. Peer-reviewed journal papers postulate that scientists use the HAARP transmitter to conduct ionosphere radio modification experiments including enhanced airglow (i.e., "fake aurora"), artificial magnetic field-aligned irregularities, stimulated electromagnetic emissions, plasma wave instabilities resulting from electromagnetic pump wave decay, cross modulation effects, and ELF/VLF radio wave generation. This talk will explore recent experiments, including the first modern recreation of the Luxembourg effect which featured DTMF tones and musical compositions written to take advantage of cross modulation, the first crowd-funded HAARP experiment, and the first SSTV image broadcast simultaneously with transmissions that also created fake aurora. Additionally, the HAARP facility and the software that runs the main HF transmitter will be discussed, as will small elements of truth to some of the conspiracy theories. Finally, this talk will suggest how you can participate in future experiments.