The project to study the ionosphere was a favorite scapegoat for all things weird that occurred on earth. They will have to find a new bugaboo now. Lack of money has shuttered HAARP.
Conspiracy theorists concerned with intentional weather modification will have to find someone else to blame, because HAARP (the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) has closed.
The 35-acre ionospheric research facility in remote Gakona, Alaska – 200 miles north of Anchorage – shut down in early May 2013.
From the press release:
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) — a subject of fascination for many hams and the target of conspiracy theorists and anti-government activists — has closed down. HAARP’s program manager, Dr James Keeney at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, told ARRL that the sprawling 35-acre ionospheric research facility in remote Gakona, Alaska, has been shuttered since early May.
“Currently the site is abandoned,” he said. “It comes down to money. We don’t have any.” Keeney said no one is on site, access roads are blocked, buildings are chained and the power turned off. HAARP’s website through the University of Alaska no longer is available; Keeney said the program can’t afford to pay for the service. “Everything is in secure mode,” he said, adding that it will stay that way at least for another 4 to 6 weeks. In the meantime a new prime contractor will be coming on board to run the government owned-contractor operated (GOCO) facility.
Of course “they” will say “that’s what they WANT you to think”. Yeah… I think it didn’t have anything to do with all the crazy shit attributed to it before. I suspect it might take a while for this most convenient of excuses to be purged from the forum threads. It will certainly not be long before another government project ascends to the place of honor as the sooper secret mind-weather control death machine.
As for actual weather modification? It looks like it didn’t work.