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He’s undertaken some of the most dangerous missions in the world as a Navy SEAL. He’s body-slammed giants in the wrestling ring as a WWE superstar. He’s even conquered politics as the governor of Minnesota. Now, Jesse Ventura is about to face his greatest challenge yet: uncovering the most compelling, modern-day conspiracy theories. CONSPIRACY THEORY is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions (Hell’s Kitchen, I Survived a Japanese Game Show, Kitchen Nightmares, Trading Spaces) and will appear on truTV (formerly CourtTV) in the fall 2009 season line-up.

Ventura will travel the country, investigating cases and getting input from believers and skeptics before passing judgment on a theory's validity.

"Ventura will hunt down answers, plunging viewers into a world of secret meetings, midnight surveillance, shifty characters and dark forces," truTV said in a statement.

"I've been a mayor, I've been a governor," Ventura said. "Now, I get to be a detective and seek the truth." A pilot for the show, on 9/11, was shot in October. Several episodes have since been taped, including one with Jerry E. Smith on the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), which is expected to air in November 2009.

"Jesse is a savvy, high-energy and highly intellectual person," TruTV executive vice president Marc Juris said in a statement. "Above all, he's someone who is as real as they come." - Richard Huff

Ventura, a former pro wrestler and Minnesota governor, hosted a weekly talk show that lasted two months on MSNBC in 2003. He was also a TV commentator for the XFL, an alternative football league that folded after airing for one season on NBC in 2000. Elected governor in 1998, he did not run for re-election in 2002. The former Navy Seal has been extremely vocal in his support for the 9/11 Truth Movement. Ventura spoke passionately on the subject in front of 10,000 strong and millions watching on C-Span during an appearance at Ron Paul's Rally For The Republic.

During an appearance on the Alex Jones show, Ventura hit out at a now entrenched culture that "cannot handle the truth" when it comes to the events of 9/11, the war in Iraq, the devastation that has been wrought on the economy and the "failed political leadership" of the last administration.

TruTv currently reaches 91 million U.S. households, meaning Ventura’s show could potentially reach millions of viewers.

Jerry E. Smith appears on the Premiere episode, set to air on December 2, 2009 at 10 PM, to invite former governor Ventura to investigate HAARP.

News Release
27 Jun 2007 | Ref. 209/2007

GAKONA, Alaska — BAE Systems has completed work on the world’s largest and most capable ionospheric research facility. The facility will be used to study interactions between high-power radio signals and the earth's ionosphere.

As the prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Department’s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) research station, BAE Systems designed and built the facility, operating software, and controls under a series of contracts valued at more than $250 million from the Office of Naval Research.

The research station was dedicated on June 27 in a ceremony held at the Gakona site. Construction of the station was jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

It includes 360 radio transmitters with a combined power of 3.6 megawatts; 180, 68-foot-tall antennas covering an area of 40 acres; and five large generators providing more than 16 megawatts of power.

“HAARP is a scientific project to study the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with emphasis on using the ionosphere to improve communications and surveillance systems for civilian and defense purposes,” said Rob Jacobsen, HAARP program director for BAE Systems in Washington, D.C.

The ionosphere is the part of the atmosphere between space and the earth in which electrically charged atoms, or ions, reflect radio waves, making long-distance radio communication possible.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $25 billion.

For further information, please contact:

Larry Stone, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 607 770 3944   Mobile: +1 607 759 2545

Shannon Smith, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703 907 8257   Mobile: +1 703 967 3854

The above would lead one to believe that HAARP was completed in 2007, yet DARPA announced its completion in 2006 (see stories below). Why the delay?


Amateur Radio Operators Asked To Tune Into Lunar Radar Bounce

Compiled by Anthony Cutler, KE7HQY
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 18, 2008

Scientists at the Air Force/Navy High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Alaska and the Long Wavelength Array (LWA) in New Mexico back in October, 2007 received what is believed to be the lowest
frequency RF echo off the lunar surface.

They are set to best that this weekend with yet another lunar echo experiment, and they are asking help from Amateur Radio operators the world over to tune in.

In the previous experiment they utilized the LWA to receive the signals bounced off the moon. In the experiment which begins January 19th at 0500 UTC, HAARP scientists are asking Amateur Radio operators to listen in and send signal reports as to what they hear, or do not hear whatever the case may be.

They concur that Hams equipped with a simple 40-meter dipole and basic HF radio should be able to receive the signal.

The test will be ran January 19th on 6.7925 MHz from 0500-0600 UTC, and on 7.4075 MHz from 0600-0700 UTC. It will once again be ran January 20th on 6.7925 MHz from 0630-0730 UTC, and on 7.4075 MHz from 0730-0830 UTC.

In the previous lunar echo experiment (more properly called a lunar bistatic radar experiment) conducted on Oct. 28 and 29, 2007, the HAARP high power transmitter, located near Gakona, Alaska, launched high power radio waves toward the moon. The reflected signal, weakened because of the long distance to the moon and back, was detected by receiving antennas in New Mexico.

HAARP's full total power capability, about 3.6 MW, was used to transmit pulses two seconds in length every five seconds over a period of two hours each day, one hour at each frequency.

Using such a pulse pattern makes the echo, which arrives back from the moon 2.4 seconds later, immediately recognizable, allowing the scientists to distinguish the moon's echo signal from the HAARP signal. This same pattern will be used in this weekend's experiment.

The HARRP team is asking Hams to include their callsign, location, antenna type and receiving equipment in the report and to email them to < mbreport (AT) >


DARPA announced the completion of HAARP in March of 2006, within 13 months HAARP was returned to Air Force/Navy control and the HAARP project manager left DARPA for...

System Planning Corporation Names Dr. Sheldon Meth Chief Technology Officer

By: Aaron Reed
Apr. 23, 2007 07:53 PM

ARLINGTON, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- System Planning Corporation (SPC) today announced that distinguished scientist and researcher, Dr. Sheldon Z. Meth, will join the company as Chief Technology Officer.

Dr. Meth comes to SPC from duties as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he was responsible for the development of new generations
of advanced strategic and tactical warfare and military space technologies to enhance U.S. defense capabilities against emerging national security challenges.

The announcement represents SPC's continuing commitment to providing world-class technology, system engineering and support services to government and industry clients.

"Sheldon Meth brings to SPC a wealth of experience in conceiving, developing and delivering advanced high-impact military and intelligence prototype systems," said Roy Smith, SPC's Executive Vice President for Technical Operations. "He will help SPC develop and bring to the marketplace the best advanced technology ideas and products."

At DARPA's Tactical Technology Office, Meth's program responsibilities included research and development in advanced directed and kinetic energy weapon technology, femtosecond ultrashort pulse laser technology, counterterrorism, counter MANPADS, mitigation of enhanced particle belts, and classified military space programs, which enable the U.S. military to incorporate maturing technology.

Prior to his DARPA experience, Meth held chief scientist positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for nearly 15 years.

Dr. Meth earned his undergraduate and advanced degrees in Physics at Columbia University in New York City. He is a senior member of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and also is affiliated with the Directed Energy Professional Society, the American Physical Society, the Association of Old Crows, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Optical Society of America, and Sigma Xi.

About System Planning Corporation

Founded in 1970, System Planning Corporation (SPC) has established a national reputation as a leader in technology development and national security planning and support for both government and industry clients.

SPC is headquartered in Arlington, VA. For more information, visit the company's web site at

CONTACT: James M. Kudla of System Planning Corporation, +1-703-351-8238


This was my Press Release from April of 2006 when I discovered the announcement that HAARP had been completed (posted on the now-deleted page for HAARP on the DARPA website).

HAARP Build-Out To 3.6 Million Watt Broadcasting Capacity Completed


By Jerry E. Smith



The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), a much debated Department of Defense (DoD) facility in Southeastern Alaska, is now the world’s largest radio frequency broadcaster with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 3.6 megawatts. This is more than 72,000 times greater that the most powerful legal AM radio stations in the US (with ERPs of 50,000 watts).


HAARP is one of the most controversial projects ever undertaken by the US government. It has been the subject of several books, TV shows and Hollywood films; as well as thousands of Internet postings and blogs and hundreds of hours of talk radio commentary. It has been investigated by the Parliament of the European Union and denounced by the Russian State Duma (their version of Congress) as a geophysical weapon. Although it claims to be a civilian science project operated out of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, many researchers believe it is an out-growth of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI, the so-called “Star Wars” weapons program of the Reagan years) and may have many potential covert military applications, including destruction of enemy spy satellites and ICBMs, weather manipulation and mind control.


HAARP has been managed for the last four years by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Officially described as an Interactive Ionospheric Research Observatory, the HAARP project has been under construction since the early 1990s. As of March 9, 2006 the official DARPA webpage for HAARP states that the program’s high frequency transmitting array, called the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI) has been completed and management of the program is being returned to a joint Navy-Air Force committee.


The program’s high power, high-frequency (HF) phased array radio transmitter (the IRI) uses a unique patented ability to focus the energy coming out of the antenna field, injecting it into the ionosphere, a region at the very top of the atmosphere, 50 to 90 miles above our heads. The IRI is a field of 180 towers, each 72 feet tall with two crossed dipole antennas at the top of each tower. Slung beneath the towers is a wire grid for reflecting upward any radio emissions from the antennas that heads toward the ground. The HAARP facility also has many other radio frequency and optical research instruments to observe and monitor the auroral ionosphere and what effects using the IRI has on it.


DARPA says they have used HAARP to “conduct investigations to characterize the physical processes that can be initiated and controlled in the ionosphere and space, via interactions with high power radio waves. Among these were: (1) the generation of extremely low frequency/very low frequency radio waves for submarine and other subsurface communication, and the reduction of charged particle populations in the radiation belts to ensure safe spacecraft systems operations; (2) the control of electron density gradients and the refractive properties in selected regions of the ionosphere to create radio wave propagation channels; and (3) the generation of optical and infrared emissions in space to calibrate space sensors.”


Per DARPA the purpose of HAARP is to “exploit emerging ionosphere and radio science technologies related to advanced defense applications.” Simply put, with HAARP the DoD intends to weaponize the atmosphere. Has Gaia been drafted?


Official DARPA graphic depicting what they planned to do with HAARP