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"But afterwards there occurred violent
earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all
your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of
Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea."
- Plato in Timaeus
Two devastating earthquakes in the month of September 1999 again focused
the world's attention on one of nature's most terrifying and destructive
forces. Earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan took the lives of thousands and
left even more people homeless and in fear of returning to their
The death and devastation caused by major earthquakes around the world
can only worsen in years to come, as growing urban development and
unprecedented population growth compound the lethal effects of natural
and, as some researchers claim, man-made seismic hazards. With the
world's population estimated to pass the 6 billion mark this year, there
are fewer unpopulated places for quakes to strike.
And with ever more people to accommodate, there is more multistoried
construction in vulnerable fault zones. As a result, destructive
earthquakes "are the wave of the future," seismic expert Kerry Sieh of
the California Institute of Technology says. "There are 40 cities of a
million or more people within 100 kilometres of a major plate boundary,
and all those are good candidates for a large event."
What Are Earthquakes?
Natural earthquakes are caused by the movement of tectonic plates over
the Earth's mantle. Sandwiched between Earth's crust and molten outer
core, the vast mantle accounts for 83 percent of the planet's volume. It
is filled with solid rock but, heated by the core and by its own
radioactive decay, it circulates like a pot of impenetrable soup. That
circulation is the driving force behind the surface motion of tectonic
plates, which builds mountains and causes earthquakes.
The destructive power of an earthquake comes from the momentum gathered
when two opposing "faults" or tectonic plates, that may have been locked
together for decades, suddenly move apart. The result is that solid rock
which normally moves only with the passing of geological ages
accelerates briefly to 5,000mph, unleashing huge quantities of energy
and creating a shaking movement of up to a metre a second.
Most people consider earthquakes to be natural in origin, but what if
there was such a thing as man-made earthquakes?
Well, there are. There is the official version of what constitutes a
man-made earthquake, and then there is a body of suppressed research
pointing to a more insidious agenda.
Officially, there is such an area of research devoted to man-made
earthquakes. Geologists and seismologists agree that humans can induce
earthquakes in five major ways: fluid injection into the Earth, fluid
extraction from the Earth, mining or quarrying, nuclear testing and
through the construction of dams and reservoirs.
In fact, there are officially recorded instances of earthquakes caused
by human activity.
Geologists discovered that disposal of waste fluids by means of
injecting them deep into the earth could trigger earthquakes after a
series of earthquakes in the Denver area occurred from 1962-1965; the
periods and amounts of injected waste coincided with the frequency and
magnitude of earthquakes in the Denver area. The earthquakes were
triggered because the liquid, which was injected under very high
pressure, released stored strain energy in the rocks.
Man-made earthquakes may seem like something out of the X-Files, and
it's probably only a matter of time before the idea is picked up by
Hollywood. This year, best-selling thriller author Ken Follett released
his latest book, Hammer of Eden, about a terrorist group threatening to
level San Francisco with a man-made earthquake. When asked by Salon
Magazine how real is the idea of a man-made earthquake, Follett replied
that "Some of the seismologists told me, 'There's no way this could
happen.' But others gave sad little shrugs and said, 'It's hard to say.
Who knows? Maybe. It's within the realm of possibly.'"
Suppressed Research: Tesla Technologies
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Nicola Tesla is one of this century's
greatest scientists. A prodigious inventor of electronic devices and
pioneer of free energy, Tesla never gained the recognition he deserved
because his scientific breakthroughs were deemed to 'sensitive' by the
ruling corporate and government powers of the day. Thus much of his
research was suppressed and stolen.
In a book entitled Tesla - The Lost Inventions, a section is titled
"Man-Made Earthquake". It discloses Tesla's fascination with the power
of resonance and he experimented with it not only electrically but on
the mechanical plane as well. In his Manhattan, USA lab, Tesla built
mechanical vibrators and tested their powers. One experiment got out of
Tesla attached a powerful little vibrator driven by compressed air to a
steel pillar. Leaving it there, he went about his business. Meanwhile,
down the street, a violent quaking built up, shaking down plaster,
bursting plumbing, cracking windows, and breaking heavy machinery off
Tesla's vibrator had found the resonant frequency of a deep sandy layer
of subsoil beneath his building, setting off a small earthquake. Soon
Tesla's own building began to quake. It is reported that just as the
police broke into his lab, Tesla was seen smashing the device with a
sledge hammer, the only way he could promptly stop it.
In a similar experiment, on an evening walk through the city, Tesla
attached a battery powered vibrator, described as being the size of an
alarm clock, to the steel framework of a building under construction. He
adjusted it to a suitable frequency and set the structure into resonant
The structure shook, and so did the earth under his feet. Tesla later
boasted he could shake down the Empire State Building with such a
device. If this claim was not extravagant enough, he went on to say a
large-scale resonant vibration was capable of splitting the earth in
An article from the 11 July, 1935 issue of the New York American
entitled 'Tesla's Controlled Earthquakes', stated Tesla's "experiments
in transmitting mechanical vibrations through the earth - called by him
'the art of telegeodynamics' - were roughly described by the scientists
as a sort of controlled earthquake."
The article quotes Tesla as stating:
"The rhythmical vibrations pass through the earth with almost no loss of
energy. It becomes possible to convey mechanical effects to the greatest
terrestrial distances and produce all kinds of unique effects. The
invention could be used with destructive effect in war."
Several UFO researchers speculate many UFO sightings might actually be
"earthquake lights" caused by 'piezoelectric' phenomena.
Piezoelectricity is believed to be caused by crystals found in certain
rocks giving off a flow of electricity when subjected to high pressure,
as in an earthquake. Lights leaping away from mountain peaks have been
seen and recorded since ancient times.
Reports coming out of Turkey during the recent 17 August earthquake
mention mysterious lights over the west of the country. The following
intriguing eyewitness report was forwarded to Mutual UFO Network Eastern
USA from Turkey:
"They are incredibly clear, circular or triangular in shape, white,
yellow, red and blue coloured, remain visible in the sky for 5 to 20
minutes, following a materialising-dematerialising pattern. The funny
thing is it became a routine thing as they have been showing up two or
three times a week. They became an inevitable component of the TV news
Furthermore, just before the quake, the bottom of the sea in Izmit went
red and the sea temperature went up to 40-45 degrees C. However, there
are no underwater volcanos in the Sea of Marmara! Starting two days
before the quake, hundreds of fish, crabs and other sea life forms died
and not naturally! Somehow, they were burned! The fish nets of the
fishermen were burned and we have several rock and stone samples from
the sea, which went black in colour. TUVPO (Turkish UFO and Paranormal
Organisation) is cooperating with the Smithsonian Institute and a few
universities in the US. We already sent them some rock and burned
fishnet samples, upon their request. Folks at TUVPO will hopefully run a
spectrum analysis on the video tapes. Some fishermen are also saying
that they witnessed an explosion under the sea. Fireballs, strange
lights, sightings never ended in Turkey.3
Compare this information with what happened in the destructive 1977
earthquake that hit China. The 5 June, 1977 New York Times described the
great earthquake which destroyed Tangshan, China on July 28, 1976,
killing over 650,000 people:
Just before the first tremor at 3:42 am, the sky lit up like daylight.
The multi-hued lights, mainly white and red, were seen up to 200 miles
away. Leaves on many trees were burned to a crisp and growing vegetables
were scorched on one side, as if by a fireball.
Some investigators believe these electrical effects were associated with
electromagnetic plasma and ball lightning and the strange array of
that result from Tesla-style technology. Was this brilliant flash of
light what Tesla talked about in 1935 when he mentioned "all kinds of
unique effects"? Was this earthquake an early test of the system,
on the unsuspecting people of China? It certainly does not appear it was
natural earthquake. Was the same technology tried out on Turkey?
Andrija Puharich, MD, LL.D. in January 1978, issued a detailed research
titled, "Global Magnetic Warfare - A Layman's View of Certain
Induced Unusual Effects on the Planet Earth During 1976 and 1977". He
primarily looking into Soviet experiments with Tesla technology and
controlled earthquakes were part and parcel of that work. Of them he
"Of the many great earthquakes of 1976, there is one that demands
attention - the July 28, 1976 Tangshan, China earthquake."
The January 1978 edition of Specula magazine ran an article describing
an incredibly profound phenomenon that could be produced within the
Earth by what is called the 'Tesla Effect.' According to the article,
electromagnetic signals of certain frequencies can be transmitted
through the Earth to form standing waves in the Earth itself. In certain
cases, coherence to this standing wave can be induced wherein a fraction
of the vast, surging electromagnetic current of the Earth itself feeds
into and augments the induced standing wave. In other words, "much more
energy is now present in the standing wave than the ...amount being fed
in from the Earth's surface." By interferometer techniques, giant
standing waves can be combined to produce a focused beam of very great
energy. This can then be used to produce earthquakes induced at distant
Tesla expressed grave concerns about the effects of this technology
because it is exactly the type of thing that could easily get out of
control once it begins vibrating within the Earth - and it could
actually cause the Earth to vibrate to pieces. Could the use of this
technique have been responsible for the great earthquake in Tangshan,
China in 1976?
Another leading Tesla researcher and nuclear engineer, Lt. Col. Thomas
Bearden, lecturing at a Symposium of the US Psychotronics Association (USPA)
in 1981 stated:
Tesla found that he could set up standing waves. in the earth (the
molten core), or, just set it up through the rocks - the telluric
activity in the rocks would furnish activity into these waves and one
would get more potential energy in those waves than he put in. He called
the concept the Tesla Magnifying Transmitter (TMT).
Bearden goes on to explain how TMTs worked:
They will go through anything. What you do is that you set up a standing
wave through the earth and the molten core of the earth begins to feed
that wave (we are talking Tesla now). When you have that standing wave,
you have set up a triode.
What you've done is that the molten core of the earth is feeding the
energy and it's like your signal - that you are putting in - is gating
the grid of a triode. Then what you do is that you change the frequency.
If you change the frequency one way (start to dephase it), you dump the
energy up in the atmosphere beyond the point on the other side of the
earth that you focused upon. You start ionising the air, you can change
the weather flow patterns (jet streams etc) - you can change all that -
if you dump it gradually, real gradually - you influence the heck out of
the weather. It's a great weather machine. If you dump it sharply, you
don't get little ionisation like that. You will get flashes and
fireballs (plasma) that will come down on the surfaces of the earth. you
can cause enormous weather changes over entire regions by playing that
thing back and forth.
HAARP: The Pentagon's Ultimate Weapon
In an Arctic compound 450 kilometres east of Anchorage, Alaska, the
Pentagon has erected a powerful transmitter designed to beam more than a
gigawatt of energy into the upper reaches of the atmosphere. Known as
Project HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program), the $30
million experiment involves the world's largest "ionospheric heater," a
prototype device designed to zap the skies hundreds of kilometres above
the earth with high-frequency radio waves.
Why irradiate the charged particles of the ionosphere (which when
energised by natural processes make up the lovely and famous phenomenon
known as the Northern Lights)?
According to the US Navy and Air Force, co-sponsors of the project, "to
observe the complex natural variations of Alaska's ionosphere." As well,
admit the Pentagon, to develop new forms of communications and
surveillance technologies to enable the military to send signals to
nuclear submarines and to peer deep underground.
Jason Jeffrey (New Dawn No. 57, Nov-Dec.1999)