Some members of the anti-5G movement have suspicions that the ultra-fast satellite network may be connected to a mysterious military facility that can control the weather.
The HAARP (High-Frequency Ionospheric Scattering Research Program) is a transmitting device used to study the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, located in Alaska. Its construction, funded by the military, was completed in 2007, but just seven years later, the program was closed and ownership of the HAARP and its capabilities were transferred to the University of Alaska.
For many years, conspiracy theorists have argued that the US government uses HAARP to control the weather, a statement repeatedly denied by officials and scientists. Some believe that the power of HAARP is beyond the scope of weather manipulation, claiming that it is capable of mass control of the mind through the emission of extremely powerful low-frequency signals, with ionospheric heaters (powerful radio waves) specifically targeted at people. Interest in HAARP has resumed due to growing tensions between Iran and the US, and some say the program is not only active, but also strengthened by the deployment of 5G. HAARP operates in the ionosphere, a layer of our atmosphere that is located at an altitude of 75 – 1000 km above the Earth’s surface.
In addition, an increasing number of 5G satellites are being launched into orbit, SpaceX plans to launch another 1,400 as part of its Starlink fleet by the end of 2020. The company has applied to launch another 30,000, while other technology giants such as Amazon and Facebook are also planning to send their own 5G satellites into space. The US Air Force Report 2025, published in 2008 with a 3,300-page report identifying future challenges for the US military, contains this intriguing paragraph: “The high-energy space laser system is considered a multi-megawatt chemical laser capable of hitting ground, air or space targets With lower power settings, it can turn off the enemy’s optics, perform passive sensing tasks, actively highlight the target with a laser, or even change the weather.
American activist and author Arthur Firstenberg is one of many 5G critics who believes that the Starlink fleet will harm the Earth’s electromagnetic environment, creating an “imminent threat to the extinction of all life on Earth,” he told the Daily Star. “Starlink satellites are located in the lowest layer of the magnetosphere called the ionosphere. The ionosphere, which is the source of energy for all life on Earth, will be exposed to the full power of satellite radiation instead of just a negligible fraction of the energy that goes through power lines located on the ground.”
However, he does not believe that satellites will be used in technology like HAARP, and believes that weather control is much less feasible than some people think. Global Research’s Makia Freeman has linked the growing 5G network with HAARP, claiming technology is part of a broader plot of surveillance and domination. “It is vital to understand the big picture of a grand conspiracy,” she writes. “All of these destructive and dangerous technologies – 5G, Wi-Fi, wireless radiation, HAARP, ionospheric heating, geoengineering, GMOs, etc. – are going to be woven into one giant integrated monitoring, command and control system.”
As one example of the interconnectedness of these technologies, she cites chemtrails (chemical trails), “filled with metal particles that 5G can use.” Other conspiracy theorists believe that 5G continues to control the atmosphere that HAARP produced prior to its closure in 2014. A 2017 plan to install 50,000 5G cell towers across California was met with massive protests from local residents, some of whom claimed to be part of a “geo-engineering” weather observation and control storyline.