Lately, as you can tell, I've been blogging about Sudden Animal Deaths, the decline of insect populations, and so on. And I've been entertaining the idea  for some time that these deaths might be due to the unintended consequences of increased environmental ambient electromagnetic radiation, or in some cases, as the deliberate result of the tests of electromagnetically based exotic weaponry. With respect to the latter hypothesis, I've entertained it with regard to the sudden deaths of whole flights of birds in mid-air, and - in an entirely different context - with respect to some of the anomalous photos and videos witnesses have gathered from fires in Australia and California. In regard to the latter, I've even gone so far as to suggest that the power grid itself might have been weaponized as the broadcast antenna for the fires by simply sending transients through the wires and into homes. With respect to the recent sudden death of a herd of elephants in Africa, I've entertained the idea of a lightning weapons test.

Yea, I know all this sounds nutty, and it probably is.

But the nuttiness isn't mine. It belongs to "them", you know, the guys that sit around and dream all this stuff up. "N." found this article and passed it along (our thanks!), and it's worth absorbing, because it's not coming from an "alternative media" source, but from Forbes magazine:

When The CIA Considered Weaponizing Lightning

Here's what has leaped out at me:

Thunderbolts are traditionally the weapon of the gods, but in 1967 the CIA were wondering whether they, too, could call down bolts of lightning from the heavens at will.

The idea is contained in a proposal from a scientist, sent to the CIA’s Deputy for Research ‘Special Activities’ and passed on to the chief of the Air Systems division. The scientist’s name has been redacted in the declassified document from the CIA’s archive, but the proposal mentions a previous discussion with the CIA, indicating they were being taken seriously.

The guided lightning concept is based on the observation that lightning follows a path of ionized air known as a step leader. Once the leader stroke reaches the ground and makes a circuit, the lightning proper is formed and a current flow, typically around 300 million Volts at 30,000 Amps.

The scientist suggests that artificial leaders could “cause discharges to occur when and where we want them.” The artificial leader would be a wire a few thousandths of an inch in diameter and several miles long. Wires would be inserted into storms by aircraft or rockets on a spool, and unrolled by a drogue parachute, and lightning would follow them down to the ground.

“This method is possible because the main discharge will occur through ionized surrounding the wire,” notes the scientist. The wire, like the leader, is only needed to get the lightning going, and would still work even if it broke.

Now let's dive into today's high octane speculation. If you've been following the phenomenon of "chemtrails" and the spraying being conducted, one of the things you'll have come across is the claim that much of the material being sprayed is particulate heavy metals. Sometimes the composition of this spray varies, but among the metals most often mentioned in this regard are aluminum, and barium. Sometimes there are others. In some examinations, the spraying began during the Reagan era as a secretive effort to increase the electrical conductivity of the atmosphere for his Strategic Defense Initiative project. This needed a "cover story," so in some versions, the spraying was being done to "save the environment" or to "combat climate change" (which explanation in itself is intriguing, because that implied the ability to manipulate weather on a planetary scale).

As the article itself notes, the use of wires was intended to provide a channel for lightning to close the circuit between the atmosphere and the ground, but that it "would still work even if it broke." In other words, you do not need a long wire, but several short ones in close proximity to each other to provide a channel or circuit for the lightning. Like particulate aerosolized heavy metals...

The next thing one needs is the ability to create the large charge differentials to be able to cause lightning to strike, otherwise that sheath of heavy metals might function to block such strikes like a big Faraday cage, though in my opinion this possibility is unlikely for a variety of reasons. In any case, one needs an ability to ionize the atmosphere sufficiently to build up these enormous charges, or to take a naturally occurring storm, and load more energy into it. Enter the ionosphere heaters like HAARP. Indeed, when this technology was being dreamed up and patented - incidentally, during Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative era - some of the uses claimed for it were weather modification and steering, missile defense, and some analysts also made good cases that it could be used to cause lightning strikes.

In other words, the USA had, and has had, this capability since at least the 1980s, and probably now many other nations as well. Put the two together - the spraying and the heaters - and one would have the equivalent, perhaps, of the ability to bombard a region or  area with lightning, a kind of "carpet bombing with lightning", and to coin a pun, a true and proper Blitz.

Obviously, carpet bombing with lightning isn't exactly "assassination" in any classical sense. For that, one would need some means for precision strikes, not just an aerosolized region and lightning strikes to start forest fires. One would need some means to be able to dial someone up, or at least, locate them, and use whatever such device that might be providing that location, to pulse it and them.

Yea... I know. It sounds nutty. And probably is.

But... while you're reading this on your ipad, remember that the first two essential requirements have been around since the 1980s at least, and the weaponized lightning idea since at least 1967, if not long before that, with the lightning bolts of the gods, who may not have been gods at all, but just people with an extraordinarily sophisticated science. After all, the ability to call down lightning strikes at a specific point would certainly impress a bunch of hairless monkeys who were still using bows and arrows to accomplish their mischief.

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. cursichella on October 10, 2020 at 6:31 am

    I’ve lived in CA most of my life. I don’t remember EVER having lightning in the summer. This summer we had it, OUT OF THE BLUE, setting off our first series of fires.

  2. cmyers78 on October 8, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    This is far from a nutty concept. In fact, 6 years ago I read the article below about using lasers to divert lightning being studied by the University of Arizona. They frame it in the article, of course, as the ability to divert lightning “away from buildings” but obviously diverting it away FROM something and TOWARD something else isn’t really a big leap to take.!CExHB

  3. goshawks on September 25, 2020 at 12:45 am

    “[Small near-Earth asteroid] 2020 SW, discovered by Catalina Sky Survey, is about 15 to 30 ft. wide… CNEOS expects the asteroid to zoom past Earth at a distance of about 13,000 miles over the Southeastern Pacific Ocean around 0712 ET on Thursday, Sept. 24.”

  4. Sandygirl on September 24, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Aug. 12, 2016 · Greece’s Culture Ministry said Wednesday that the skeleton, probably of an adolescent boy, was found in the ash altar of The Temple of Zeus next to a man-made stone platform.
    Also found, what they believe to be a fulgurite, which is petrified lightning. Fulgurites also have fullerenes C60 and C70.
    Here’s a picture of a very cool fulgurite.

  5. Pierre on September 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    that presents me with a dilemma… that you have more chance of dying from being struck by lightning, twice , than dying from COVID….. it makes me feel like balaam’s mule, or stuck between two thor hammers , not that I would have a choice in the matters.

    thru zerohedge today, Belgium open letter – doctors and others make a stand. let’s hope more of them break out, in clusters for Clusters last stand, oops Dr Clusters. and the clusterf*ers last ‘extradition’.
    (go less gentle into the bad night.)

  6. marcos toledo on September 24, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Never underestimate our elites’ willingness to commit evil acts. I put no evil desire or act beyond them if they have the technology they will use it.

  7. Kelly Em on September 24, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Or use a maser, which would be out of the visible range near a storm…

  8. Robert Barricklow on September 24, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    I’ve been partial to the CIA’s bevy of nasty biodegradable darts; from the flesh eating headline variety, to the ubiquitous lineup of the of cancer suspects. Just open your attache case with dart gun and assorted poisons, bacterias, parasites, etc., etc.
    Lightning strikes really stand out and can move unexpectedly out of the target zone. What’s really cool is when you fire up the sky w/countless strikes; stoking fires all over hell. So, you’ve got the direct power smart meter strike, conveniently masked by the “natural” lightening strikes.
    I hear, an upcoming “Lightening 5G” is going to be a real killer ap.
    If the slow contact tracing aps doesn’t kill you,
    there’s always the quicker lightening trace aps.

  9. Thorny on September 24, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Can’t help but notice this is right in Thomas Townsend Brown’s ballbark, and bailiwick!

    In 1967 Townsend Brown was working on electromagnetic weapons for the military and CIA, and it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if his is the deleted name in the proposal. It was common for him to circulate such proposals.

    He was a member of the Caroline Group, who it seems, practically established the modern Deep State with William Stephenson and Eldridge Johnson. They supported Brown’s work throughout his life, and almost all of it remains deeply classified. Some of it has even been destroyed.

    While there is no evidence he worked on the notorious Philadelphia Experiment (he was with Vega Aircraft in Los Angeles at the time), there is an amazing coincidence that he did something with the USS Cutlass in Phildelphia in 1966.

    One project of his was picked up by the nefarious Rand Corporation and passed onto Northrop in 1967, something that was based on electromagneticism. Go figure.

    Just a curious coincidence, That’s all I’m saying.

  10. Katie B on September 24, 2020 at 9:29 am

    With a smart phone you could target people specifically. Also, before I did a lot of detoxing I would constantly be getting electrical charges and static – I don’t get it anymore. When I did have a hair mineral analysis I had high levels of:


  11. FiatLux on September 24, 2020 at 6:10 am

    These speculations are the furthest thing from nutty, IMHO.

  12. goshawks on September 24, 2020 at 6:01 am

    One has to look at effort-expended versus rewards. It is kind of like lighting a forest fire by orbital lasers versus sending someone out with a match. So, we have to look at what might be ‘gained’ to justify such a multi-billion dollar investment. To me, that leads towards countering a peer or beyond-peer foe…

    The other side of this is that the ‘spender’ may not be thinking in terms of money. If it is the descendants of long-ago Cosmic War or such, a money-based system may only be for control, not because it is of interest to them. In which case, the ‘progression’ may make no sense to well-conditioned monkey-minds. One would have to throw-out preconceived notions of purpose, and simply collect ‘evidence’ until the motivations became clear – although they might seem nonsensical to us…

    “The Earth is a farm. We are someone else’s property.”
    ~ Charles Fort

    • FiatLux on September 24, 2020 at 6:24 am

      I’d guess a giant technology project such as required here would be multipurpose. Weather manipulation, weaponry, population surveillance, EMF-generated epidemics, disaster capitalism, and once the infrastructure is fully built out, the ability to target individuals. None of which precludes the possibility of its being a defense system against whoever might be “out there.”

      On the money thing, I think the earthlings involved have an unlimited supply. They’ve got a printing press at the Fed, after all, and a U.S. budget that allows them to disappear trillions with no sweat. And that’s just the stuff we know about…

    • Randy on September 24, 2020 at 10:14 am

      g, it feels to me the ?”property” IS looking/planning ta fight back ? …against …..both sides ? ….this time ?¿?

    • Arpit Kanodia on September 24, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      We might be someone else property, but we do not go gentle into the good night.

      • Arpit Kanodia on September 24, 2020 at 12:32 pm

        Might be ET not able to do a psychological analysis of us till now, that’s why they made themselves an enemy.

        WW2 was decided when Germany captured Rhineland. Similar to Rhineland, Aliens sealed the fate by doing recce missions on earth.

        Whatever the case, they were benevolent or not, that doesn’t matter now. USSR didn’t consider U2 missions as the benevolence of the US.

        ET played a gamble and it backfired, and it’s on them not on us. They did not understood the human psyche, even after thousands of years which you seeing it as your potential future rivals, you become lazy its on you.

        And might be they should read the history of humanity, human species always was rebellious one against authority.

        We never accepted it in past, I don’t think we do it in the future, even if that means the extinction of humankind, that’s our intrinsic nature. But also one thing history tells us, the table always turns.

        But again, as someone far more wise man said we don’t go gentle into the goodnight.

    • Alex on September 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      Bold view, thanks for sharing Goshawks. I don’t fear other species, descendants of long-ago Cosmic War or such. Somehow, we play by the same rules and we’re all supposedly conscious beings, hoping to make a better living 🙂 or at least a meaningful existence. It’s the same game, just a different level, and Life is the winner.
      I feel more concerned about the absence of some attributes that I usually associate to my vision of Life ( at least the way I know it), such as empathy or at least respect of other life forms. I sense a shift in our ( lack of) humanity and wonder if we are conscious that what’s going on right now, is a process I might call “dissociation”. I once wrote about the experiences I had with Shipibo Indians. One of their cosmogony refers to the idea that humans were once part of a so-called “house of spirits”, being able to speak with other animals and plants. Collectively and culturally we’re engaged on a very different path, but individually we’re still free to choose our path. And – fortunately- nothing can limit this freedom as long as we remember.

  13. anakephalaiosis on September 24, 2020 at 5:46 am


    Marshall found great satisfaction,
    and pure heartfelt emotion,
    when counting foe
    at à la Mo,
    running towards his position.

    Luke 23:45

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