After a two year hiatus, HAARP (The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) has returned. HAARP is a powerful transmitter array that uses radio waves to slightly heat a bit of the ionosphere so it can be studied. It was previously run by the US Navy, but they completed their work there and closed it down. After some negotiation for funding control of the site was turned over to the University of Alaska, it was refurbished, and is now set to re-open.
On Saturday, August 27, 2016, they will hold an open house, mostly for the locals, as it's in a remote area of Alaska.
HAARP is the source of many conspiracy theories, mostly because it's very complicated, and far beyond the understanding of the majority of people. So it's quite easy to bamboozle people into thinking it is something it is not. In a previous discussion thread on exactly what HAARP does, things very quickly got overly complicated. But one useful thing was this diagram that showed the area that HAARP can affect. Just the bit at the top of this column:
Which is even smaller if you look at it in perspective, and compare it to a weather system:
The university are obviously aware of the conspiracy theories, and have a FAQ that covers the most relevant questions