High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
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Basic Information

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a ionosphere research project run by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska and DARPA. Its main facility is at Gakona, Alaska.

It has been accused by conspiracy theories to be capable of any of the following:

  • weather manipulation
  • "trigger a cascade of electrons that could flip earth's magnetic poles".
  • trigger earthquakes and turn the upper atmosphere into a giant lens so that "the sky would literally appear to burn".

Installations similar to HAARP include:

Sources

Bibliography
1. Suppressed Transmission 74 - "HAARP of Darkness" by Kenneth Hite
3. Arcana Wiki Map entry - note how the facility is partially obscured on Google Maps!

Game and Story Use

  • Assuming that it _is_ possible to create major disasters with these, a major supervillain might attempt to hijack all "ionosphere research" installations in the world at the same time in order to hold the world hostage… or lay waste to it.
  • This may actually turn out to be a form of defence against UFOs - or, more accurately, against alien spacecraft. Perhaps something that shuts down their propulsion or navigation systems…
  • Haarp seals anyone?
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