I was quite intrigued by this story which was shared by a few of you, but I'm going to use the version of the story that was shared with me by Mr. J.E.H. I think, once you read it, you'll see why I am intrigued, and focusing on it for today' very high octane speculation:

Scientists look at communicating with hypersonic vehicles using plasma resonance

Now the article has conventialy provided a handy picture of the Apollo command module capsule during re-entry to fuel my speculation. I want to draw your attention to the implications - high octane and speculative, to be sure - of the following paragraphs:

Returning spacecraft hit the atmosphere at over five times the speed of sound, generating a sheath of superheated ionized plasma that blocks radio communications during the critical minutes of reentry. It's a problem that's vexed space agencies for decades, but researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology are developing a new method of piercing the plasma and maintaining communications.

According to physicists Xiaotian Gao and Binhao Jiang of the Habin Institute, by redesigning the spacecraft antenna, it may be possible to maintain communications by setting up resonance in the plasma sheath. Essentially, this involves turning the layer between the spacecraft and the sheath into a capacitor in the antenna circuit. This causes the sheath to act as an inductor. Together, they create a resonant circuit.

"Once the resonance is reached, the energy can be exchanged between them steadily and losslessly, like real capacitance and inductance do in a circuit," says Gao. "As a result, the electromagnetic radiation can propagate through the matched layer and the plasma sheath like they do not exist." (Emphasis added)

And herewith my high octane speculation: suppose, for a moment, that this method, a relatively simple approach and within the means of conceptualization and perhaps of technology in the 1960s, was known, and suppose a technology had been developed to utilize these features of plasma resonance to "close the circuit" and allow communications through the plasma sheath at that time. Recall, in this respect, that Dr. Ronald Richter in Argentina, during his "fusion" experiments, referred often to the phenomenon of resonance. The implication is that during the Apollo (and perhaps, other earlier manned space flights) communications were covertly maintained between ground control and re-entering space capsules, during which time any sensitive or secret information could be communicated between the two, while the public was being told the story that communication was impossible during this period. There's an even larger implication here about plasma sheaths and resonance-based communication through it, and that's the Sun itself, for such a technology and understanding of resonance would be needed in any attempt to "tickle" the Sun via "closing the circuit" in this fashion.

So what might China be up to here? Perhaps they are signaling the relatively simple concepts involved here to draw attention to these possibilities. In the wake of the Russian calls for an investigation into the destruction of NASA archival Apollo footage and artifacts, this is a rather large story indeed.

See you on the flip side...


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. James on June 24, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I wonder what Dr. John Brandenberg would say pondering the below quote and what he hypothesized regarding the demise of a Mars civilization if the circuit were interplanetary between the Sun and Mars……
    “Once the resonance is reached, the energy can be exchanged between them steadily and losslessly, like real capacitance and inductance do in a circuit,” says Gao. “As a result, the electromagnetic radiation can propagate through the matched layer and the plasma sheath like they do not exist.” (Emphasis added) makes one go huuuummmm……

  2. James on June 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Dr. Farrell,
    It is excellent high octane speculation that it may very well be an innocent albeit very public admission that China and Russia are on same page. It Is intriguiging given the long standing EE prowess of many countries that it has been known for some time plasma can act as an antenna….. My guess it was posted to raise eyebrows for all academics that China not only knows the EE science, it is prepared to share what has historically been “sheathed” in secrecy. Article as a metaphor. For good or bad, time will tell…. What a tangled web one weaves……… Is this a shot over the bow for the US for economics of energy systems or weapon systems? Possibly this is open admitting China is able to assist to modulate large scale plasma phenomenon with consequences unknown except to the hyper elite. It will be fascinating to see what more than unveiling moon and space travel secrets will come of this to be sure.

  3. puckles on June 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Dr. Farrell,

    The following comment is only related to the post in a general manner, in the sense that it relates to universe, and the manner in which the TPTB may have arranged matters that may affect us quite deeply. This is a very brief video, which purports to show the very recent unmasking by Google of an extremely strange celestial object, apparently headed towards the direction of the camera, at an increasing rate. I would be delighted to have your comments.

  4. basta on June 24, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Regarding the Apollo transmissions, I think it’s well-documented to the point of fact that Houston had dual communications channels, open and closed, and sensitive communications were always done on the closed channel. You can hear numerous examples of prompts to use the closed channel on many recordings, and various compilations of them have been made and posted to YouTube and elsewhere. So I don’t really see the need for a secret download during re-entry; closed channels were used throughout the missions.

    However, using the plasma sheath for communications is very interesting, and as many UFOs are reported to glow in auroral colors, this indicates that they are generating their own plasma sheaths as a an element of thier means of propulsion. This makes me believe that the Chinese are in reality looking into anti-gravity propulsion, not just communication during re-entry with what is in essence a crude man-made asteroid plummeting to earth.

    • marcos toledo on June 24, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Yes basta you took the words out of my mouth UFOs would use more advance means. To maintain communications between other ships in their feet and their main vessels in orbit deep space and underwater. Which brings up the question how advance is technology we a really using to explore space and is China letting the cat out of the bag finally.

      • Robert Barricklow on June 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

        Excellent points Basta & marcos Toledo.

    • puckles on June 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      You are quite correct on count one, and likely on count two. Any government agency dealing with material that is at all sensitive routinely, and obsessively, separates the two, which is why I remain dumbfounded that OPM apparently left all those files on an unclassified system. Really bad behavior, and it looks as though their head will fry, as well she should.

  5. Lost on June 24, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Given 1960s data storage it is unlikely that much secret information could be communicated during the short period of re-entry.

    Why not just hold on to the data until splashdown and retrieval?

    Then in the 1960s some party at NASA very likely new how to build subspace communications systems, transmission and reception; the US military has likely had this tech since the teen years of the 20th century. And it comes out of work that predates Tesla. It’s not real hard to build and takes very little power to run.

    Now there’s plenty of note in resonating plasma, Bohm, Farnsworth, Richter, and likely some Soviet types, but in this case plasma is a distraction from subspace communications systems. Though yes, if one wanted to build an inefficient subspace system one could also use plasma.

    • kitona on June 24, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      “Given 1960s data storage…”
      Are you assuming what was publicly known data storage at that time? Because what was public was likely much less than what was actually achievable with the cutting edge tech at that time.

      “Why not just hold on to the data until splashdown and retrieval?”
      I am no space engineer but even so, simple logic would dictate that you would want to recover the information as quickly as possible. Moreover, it is not as if “splashdown” is a low risk event. Would you really risk spending untold millions of $$$ on a space mission only to lose the data because the return ship hit an ocean wave at the wrong angle & disintegrated?

      • Lost on June 26, 2015 at 6:01 am


        In the 1960s there weren’t data storage devices capable of holding terabytes of data in a space the size of a cigarette pack.

        Digital photography was still a dream.

        “Secret technology” may very well have existed, but data storage took up space, was heavy, and required power.

        Right, landing a capsule is not a low risk event.

        And anyhow, I already more than suggested a method of getting data from the Apollo lander on the moon to earth, and in secret, and it’s gear that’s been know about for at least 100 years. It’s is not radio, and doesn’t involve working some fancy plasma transmission device within a few minutes time during re-entry.

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