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Japenese cult experimenting in doomsday weapons and the huge explosion in the Australian outback..

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:04 PM
March 20th 1995 Five men...

-Ikuo Hayashi.. A former senior medical doctor who graduated from Keio University
-Kenichi Hirose.. Holder of a postgraduate degree in Physics from prestigious Waseda University.
-Yasuo Hayashi... A graduated from Kogakuin University in artificial intelligence
-Masoto Yokoyama.. A graduate in Applied Physics from Tokai University's Engineering Department.
-Toru Toyoda.. Graduated with honours in Physics at University of Tokyo's Science Department. He also holds a masters degree

In five coordinated attacks released the nerve gas sarin A volatile nerve agent created in Nazi Germany, on the metro system in Tokyo, Japan. Sarin is 500 times more toxic than cyanide and a drop the size of a pin head is enough to kill an adult.

The Attacks killed thirteen people and injured 6252 others (ranging from lightly to seriously injured)
The trains targeted were all passing through Kasumigaseki and Nagatachō, which is the home of the Japanese government.

In total 10 people were involved in the attacks. The five perpetrators and five getaway drivers.. Most of the men were captured and sentenced to death.

They were members of a Japanese doomsday cult called Aum Shinrikyo (supreme truth). The group was founded in 1984 in a one bedroom apartment by Shoko Asahara in a Tokyo. It started as a Yoga and meditation class.
During the time of the attacks the group claimed 9,000 members in Japan and up to 40,000 worldwide and was said to be worth 1.5 billion dollars.
Their beliefs combined bits of Yoga, Hinduism, end of times Christianity, the writings of Nostradamus and doomsday prophecies.

In 1992 Asahara published a book, in which he declared himself "Christ"

After the attacks..

On 10 October 1995, Aum Shinrikyo was ordered to be stripped of its official status as a "religious legal entity" and was declared bankrupt in early 1996. However the group continues to operate under the constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion, funded by a successful computer business and donations, and under strict surveillance.

The group heavily experimented with chemical and biological weapons including botulin toxin, anthrax, cholera, Q fever and the Ebola virus they are also thought to have attempted previous attacks to the 1995 Tokyo subway attack.

Operatives tried to release botulin near the Diet in 1990, and near the imperial palace in 1993. An anthrax release from its Tokyo office building in 1993 caused foul smells, brown steam, pet deaths and stains on cars and sidewalks. None of these attacks is known to have caused death or injury.


A few years before the Sarin attacks, In march 1993, the group purchased the remote Banjawarn sheep station in Western Australia. It is located 500 miles (800km) N.E of Perth very close to the Great Victorian Desert. It covers a massive area of 500,000 acres (780 sq miles) Roughly the size of Greater London.

It is worth noting this area is one of the most isolated places on earth, surrounded by Australian outback/desert, with a very few people for hundreds of miles.

According to the Australian Federal Police report, the cult travelled to Australia and paid over $20,000 dollars in excess baggage fees. Items included in the baggage were mining equipment, a mechanical digger, picks, generators, gas masks, respirators and shovels. They were also carrying chemicals. A custom duty of over $15,000 was paid to import the items.
Alerted by the huge amount of excess baggage Australian Customs searched the group and checked the equipment. They found hydrochloric acid, ammonium chloride, sodium sulphate, perchloric acid and ammonium water. Some of these were wrongly labelled and were all confiscated by Australian officials. Some of the equipment was also seized.

Soon after the cult had established advanced research facility at the remote location. This is where the cult produced the deadly Sarin gas among other things..

(Cult leader Shoko Asahara)

Members of the cult that worked at the station included two former Soviet nuclear scientists and the property was also said to contain huge uranium deposits.

At approx 11am (local time) on May 28, 1993, a large seismic event occurred, measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the disturbance was said to be located near the Banjawarn sheep station.

"Several reported seeing a large fireball streak across the sky and disappear beyond the horizon, followed by a near-blinding burst of light accompanied by a loud blast, a massive seismic ground wave, and a huge red flare that shot into the sky. This in turn was followed by "a deep red-orange coloured hemisphere of opaque light" that hovered above the apparent explosion site for hours, then suddenly disappeared; another fireball an hour after the first one; and possibly a third one still later (or earlier--the observers didn't remember).


a “huge red coloured flare” shot vertically skyward into the dark night sky. Immediately afterwards the ground shook, so violently apparently, that some of the few witnesses in the remote area reported being knocked to the ground while standing around a campfire. A loud explosive blast was then heard over a massive 250 km x 150 km area and some “minor quake damage” was reported as far as 150 km south east of what would later be pinpointed as “ground zero” – an area within or adjacent to Banjawarn Station!


According to the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

“170 times larger than the largest mining explosion ever recorded in the Australian region”

“the force of a small nuclear explosion, perhaps equal to up to 2,000 tons of high explosives”

The Hiroshima bomb was equal to 15,000 tons of high explosives.

The incorporated Research Institute for Seismology also concluded that it was consistent with the impact of an iron meteorite with a radius of between 0.5 and 1.6 m.
A small plane was sent to search the area for the impact site. A 300 foot (90m) crater would be expected but even though this is sparse barren land, a crater was never found.

The event was then swept under the rug until the Sarin attacks took place and suddenly people started becoming interested in the Banjawan station occurance again.

A Senate investigation was launched which concluded that the blast was likely “natural in origin”.

When addressing the issue of the cult and links to it..subcommittee senior counsel John Sopko said.

”Eventually, we got information that led us to believe the group was out of the country at the time of the blast,”

”That pretty much eliminated the possibility of a weapons test.”


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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:04 PM
Also an Australian geologist and part time UFO investigator Harry Mason heard about the event a few years after it occured and decided to investigate. He interviewed everyone within a 300 km radius of the Banjawan.
(some of the witness reports quoted above are from his investigation)

He wrote a report connecting the supreme truth cult to the 'explosion'. In 1995, Mr Mason claims he was informed by the chief council of the US Senate inquiry that the doomsday cult had an interest in Tesla weaponry, especially the electromagnetic earthquake-inducing technology.

The New York Times reported on the cult’s interest in the work of Tesla in an article published in January 1997. “The cult apparently sent a party of its members to the former Yugoslavia to study the work of Nikola Tesla, the discoverer of alternating current who toyed with the theory of seismic weapons before he died in 1943. At the Tesla Museum in Belgrade, the members seem to have reviewed Tesla’s thesis and other research papers concerning such [electromagnetic] weapons.


Aums interest in weapons of mass destruction including sophisticated earthquake, weather and plasma weapons, were considered so serious, the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations launched an investigation.
Their findings were published in the 100 page Nunn report in October 1995..

The Nunn report, in addition to outlining Aum’s large international membership and massive finances of over US$1 billion, also revealed the cult’s fascination for Tesla weapons.

The Senate report describes Aum’s visits to the New York based International Tesla Society (ITS), where they sought to obtain a number of his books, patents and papers.

A representative of the ITS told Senate investigators that Aum’s interest focused on Tesla’s experiments with "resonating frequencies," in connection with artificially "creating earthquakes." Significantly, the report also states that Tesla claimed "...with his technology he could ’split the world’ in two."


They also researched and studied the Telsla coil at the Tesla museum, Belgrade.

Also they are thought to have uncovered Tesla's...

"high energy voltage transmission and on wave amplification, which Tesla asserted could be used to create seismological disturbances."

It is also believed the cult leader and his deputies made some powerful connections with high ranking officials in the Soviet Union.

Over several years the cult had deeply penetrated Russia’s military, intelligence, and political establishment. High level contacts included Oleg Lobov, a close confidante of Premier Boris Yeltsin. Lobov later became chairman of Russia’s Security Council - the nation’s highest decision making body.

Lobov, who was also the chairman of the Russia-Japan College, is believed to have been paid upwards of US$ 100 million for services rendered to Aum Shinrikyo.


There are also conspiracies connecting them to a major earthquake in January 1995, which devastated the City of Kobe in Japan.

So to summarise.. A seriously rich cult obsessed on the end of the world, death and destruction, with major connections in the Soviet Union.. Research weapons of mass destruction.. Buy a remote sheep station in the Australian outback with vast uranium supplies.. bring two Soviet nuclear scientists and mining equipment.. An unexplained 'explosion' occurs which causes a seismic event registered on the Richter scale and they later committed a horrific attack on a packed subway..

Did the supreme truth cult really build and test a weapon of mass destruction in the Australian outback in 1993?

From Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country..

"This is a country . . . so vast and empty that a band of amateur enthusiasts could conceivably set off the world's first nongovernmental atomic bomb on its mainland and almost four years would pass before anyone noticed."

A credit also has to go to Mysterious Universe who covered this story in their podcast episode 618

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:12 PM
Now there's a potential real conspiracy. This goes way beyond what I read in the news about them. Good job

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:19 PM

Originally posted by Skyfloating
Now there's a potential real conspiracy. This goes way beyond what I read in the news about them. Good job


It certainly does seem to be a strange series of events..

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:52 PM
That sounds like something worthy of a hollywood movie.
Quick we need a script!

Start and flag for you.

I guess when you have a billion dollars you can do alot.
I wonder if they are doing research on sharks with lasers.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 04:19 PM
So I got to ask then; why didn't he use it if he succeded in creating it? If he did make it; it would have been for someone else to use at an approtiate time since he didn't use it? Either that or TPTB were really worried he might just eff their whole situation off and their the only ones that get to do that apprently lol...

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 04:31 PM
reply to post by agentofchaos

Maybe the Sarin attack was a test run for them..? I dont think they intended on getting caught. It has also been speculated that they were planning to move on to something bigger after this attack.

If this cult actually did make a WMD and test it under their noses on Australian soil.. You can be certain that would be covered up by the various governments..
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 04:37 PM
reply to post by Misterlondon

Great work buddy. This is the first time in a while I have read a thread this long from start to finish, without skipping or going

The cult come across like super villains, building mad death rays and holding the world to ransom.


posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 04:39 PM
reply to post by Misterlondon

I was on that train in Tokyo at the time of the sarin attack, on my way to see my mother, father and sister off to Narita Airport. The trains were stopped and people began falling to the floor. Paramedics were there for hours treating victims on the platform. Quite the memory.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 04:42 PM
Seems the cult changed it's name in 2000 to 'Aleph'. I can't seem to find much on that name though.


posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 04:48 PM

Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
Seems the cult changed it's name in 2000 to 'Aleph'. I can't seem to find much on that name though.


Think I found them.

The ultimate objective of this website is to make ourselves understood and accepted by the society. And for that purpose we have been reforming our system and have been disclosing, through many channels including this website, the internal information of Aleph as much as possible.

I'm still going over the site.


ETA: Yep this is defiantly them.

Dec. 1, 1999 Aum Shinrikyo makes an official comment
Jan. 18, 2000 Aum Shinrikyo announces "The Outline of its Comprehensive Views on the Aum Incidents and its Drastic Reforms."
Mar. 20, 2000 Aleph apologizes to the victims and bereaved families of the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin gas attack.
Jun. 27, 2000 Aleph apologizes to the victims and bereaved families of the 1994 Matsumoto sarin gas attack.
Aleph has been struggling to step forward in making more apologies and more compensation.

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 05:10 PM
Nice find ALS...

This is from the wiki article on Aum Shinrikyo..

At the end of July 2011, the cult reported its membership as 1,030. The group was reportedly active in trying to recruit new members among Japan's youth via social media websites and proselytizing on college campuses.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 05:18 PM
Maybe they are preparing right now to stage something big on 21/12/2012??

Who knows...

Anyway, very interesting.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 05:24 PM

Originally posted by 1nOne
reply to post by Misterlondon

I was on that train in Tokyo at the time of the sarin attack, on my way to see my mother, father and sister off to Narita Airport. The trains were stopped and people began falling to the floor. Paramedics were there for hours treating victims on the platform. Quite the memory.

It must have been awful..

I read an article whilst researching this which stated one of the trains continued to run for something like 1 hour and 40 minutes after the attack.
Apparently the spores were spreading everywhere around the city, with every station the trains stopped at..

It was a really nasty and underhanded attack.. They dropped plastic bags of Sarin on the trains and pierced them with an umbrella as they stepped off the train and escaped. People just started to get sick everywhere around the city and with the confusion, it took along time for emergency services to work out what had happened..

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 06:57 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo

That day would be ripe for them to stage an attack or.....for them to be blamed for an attack!

Hmmm The juices drip from the tin foil.


posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:25 PM
reply to post by Misterlondon

Or did the military blame the cult for there own weapons testing ?, interesting read here

bright skies

Why were aboriginal people moved away from the area? why were these ( yes 3 ) fireballs seen by many including police officers across vast amounts of land and towns
( coastal) across N/W Australia

Yes this is a very interesting read indeed, something that always got my attention


posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:32 PM
I read a book about them once. I think it was called "The Cult at the End of the World" or something similar.
I believe they also attempted another sarin attack before the subway where, from a van, they released a cloud of it down the street. I don't think it had much effect though. Interesting stuff.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:33 PM
Just bumping this back up for the night owls, sorry I have nothing to add at this point but am enjoying reading the thread.

posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:42 PM

All residents were shocked by what they had observed, eventually believing that someone deliberately wanted them to see these fireballs as some sort of test over an isolated outback town. They confirm that the object appeared to have no solid mass when seen close up, but from a distance many thought they were seeing an aircraft on fire - but the second and third fireballs disabused them of this idea. No one could align their sighting with anything within their experiential memory. Some thought that "it was like the end of the world" - that same expression yet again!

The two policemen were taken the next day to a point halfway to the Paraburdoo townsite (residents there also saw the fireballs to their north that night), located some 50 km south of Tom Price. The policemen were briefed by "officials" on what had occurred and thereafter refused to discuss the evening’s events with their friends in Tom Price. Being a small town with few inhabitants, and pretty lonely if the other residents cold-shoulder you, one policeman later admitted that he would like to say what it was all about but had been ordered to keep his mouth shut and it was more than his job and life were worth to say more.

The residents of Tom Price discussed these events for days, but attempts to go public on Perth TV were met with ridicule and loony epithets. They noticed that the fireballs had flown from the direction of the Exmouth Peninsula "US radio communications base" and knew that, in spite of recent newspaper publicity claiming that "this base has been deserted by the USA and handed over to the Australian government", there were still many Americans to be seen in the town of Exmouth who continued to live and work at the base (as is the case even now, in early 1997). Many suspect that there is a secret underground part to this base which contains peculiar, large aerial systems at ground level.

It was later discovered that the Dampier power station, further northeast, went off line at the time of the Tom Price fireballs due to a huge overvoltage pulse on the transmission lines. Residents of this district have commonly seen or even been followed by bright white lights whilst traversing roads at night near the coast and adjacent to the Exmouth base area. They report that these lights move at low or high speed, at low or high altitude and commonly alter their courses. Very bright white glows have been observed at night emanating from uninhabited bushland just to the east of Tom Price. Fireballs have been reported on several occasions in the period 1973 to 1994 as flying from Exmouth towards the east and the Great Sandy Desert.

Source bright skies part 1


posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:18 PM
If a private group would make Australia some small tactical nukes they likely would turn a blind eye and let them build them/test them there.

Australia's boom right now where they are all living like King's and their currency is worth alot is because of something.....wise to secure themselves from the Global Bankers.

Don't be surprised if Australia helped Japan build tactical nukes. And research into new realms of weapons.

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