Birds or in this case starlings are not the only animals who have suffered from disorientation.
Many unexplained strandings and deaths of marine mammals could be caused by soundwaves from underwater military sonar equipment, zoologists believe.
Deep-diving whales are mostly affected.
Sonar 'may cause whale deaths'
But what about HAARP. I'm very much alarmed by chapter 30 of the Omega-file written by Branton. The military insists that HAARP is a strictly
scientific program to study the aurora borealis or Northern Lights. According to Branton HAARP is a device intended to seriously tweak the ionosphere
for purposes that are less than benign.
HAARP built by ARCO Power Technologies in Alaska. During 1996, a planned $75 million increase to the already multi megabuck project will increase the
output of the system to over 1.7 gigawatts, making HAARP the most powerful emitter in the world. Several smaller sites exist around the world, most
notably in Russia. Though these installations cannot match the ionosphere heating capabilities of HAARP, some experts in the field who wish not to be
quoted suggest that some aberrant weather conditions MAY HAVE been caused by their operation. The weapon-development whiz kids have been interested in
this sort of gizmo for quite some time. Just what in hell does the military want with the world's largest weenie roaster? Here are some possible
EARTH-PENETRATING TOPOGRAPHY: Sort of a CAT scan for the planet. By heating the ionosphere to create a resonant mirror, electronic-beam steering
directs an energy stream to specific coordinates on the planet. This energy penetrates the ground to a depth of a kilometer or more, and the signal
return is received by satellite or aircraft. After computer processing, A RELATIVELY CLEAR PICTURE OF WHAT IS UNDERGROUND emerges. Damn handy when
trying to figure out where those wily North Koreans hide their nukes -- or where YOU keep your stash.
HARD-KILL WEAPON SYSTEM: The output of HAARP would have to be boosted a thousand-fold, but if that is accomplished, a shell of high-speed electrons
can be constructed that encompasses the earth. Any ballistic missile or warhead passing through the shell would explode.
SOFT-KILL WEAPON SYSTEM: By directing enormous amounts of radio-frequency energy at a specific area, HAARP could overload electrical power
distribution grids, fry sensitive microelectronics, detonate weapons that use electronic fuses, scramble missile guidance systems and probably upset
WEATHER MODIFICATION: Heating the upper atmosphere over specific areas could change weather patterns, creating torrential floods, destroying an
enemy's infrastructure or denying an enemy's harvest by drought... Weather as a weapon.
IDENTIFICATION OF SATELLITES: By illuminating orbiting spacecraft with HAARP, the constituent materials and the mission of a satellite can be
COMMUNICATIONS: Possible uses include satellite jamming, satellite communications with submarines and detection of stealth aircraft.