been able to find the same info I did a while back about the NASA funding
for that bigass MASER I clued you in on
BARDSQUILL: send your recollections. I'll toss it out as a sleuth.
BARDSQUILL: anon of course
BARDSQUILL: something, meteor, or other, has come down in small mountain town, PA
BARDSQUILL: Date: 7/23/01 8:13:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Kent: The local TV station is now running a newscast (11PM EST). Apparently the meteor landed in Jersey Shore, PA. If you are looking at a map, find Williamsport, then go 12 miles north. It's a small town in the middle of nowhere, in the mountains. However here's what they did say. There has been property damage, (wouldn't specify), apparently some roads are blocked off, they think it landed in a cornfield.
CORESEARCHER: Well, here's what info I had gleaned from talking with a few people about it (others that had noticed it on the expense report) as well as one guy that claimed to have worked for them (couldn't verify that claim) -- Basic overview I've been able to gather is this:
BARDSQUILL: what was the power and reach of the device as you recollect?
CORESEARCHER: Extremely high wattage chemical maser; On the order of 4.5 terawatts... Cooled by two 6500 gallon liquid helium tanks... Those liquid helium tanks ALONE are expensive as hell to maintain..
BARDSQUILL: reach was 2 AUs?
CORESEARCHER: 4.5 terawatts is ungodly; My best guess of effective range (which would pretty much only be limited by atmospheric dispersal of the beam) would be around 1.8 - 2.0 AU
BARDSQUILL: trouble is the pentagon has closed all military websites, research is difficult
CORESEARCHER: That's assuming they could sap or generate enough power to actually fire it. The one guy I chatted with (can't recall his nickname) said he watched them test-fire it in a controlled environment
CORESEARCHER: Aye, that it is
CORESEARCHER: He said that standing 50 feet from the thing, you could feel an attraction from the magnetic coils that were around it, and as it charged all the dust raised up off the ground and the entire building shook
CORESEARCHER: Impressive story, but unless it's verifiable, it's all hearsay :|
BARDSQUILL: so would you guess it has weapons potential, communications????
CORESEARCHER: My guess is ground based defense
CORESEARCHER: Think about it; You mount it on a rotating platform, on a high peak...
BARDSQUILL: knock out a comet? We've seen two comets mysteriously explode this last year.
CORESEARCHER: With a sufficient power source...You've got an incredible view...You could cover a good portion of a hemisphere with it
CORESEARCHER: punch stuff out of the sky
CORESEARCHER: Yeah, not only that, but it would literally vaporize smaller stuff (...enemy satellites/etc)
CORESEARCHER: I don't think an orbital weapons platform is a viable use for it, considering the ludicrous amount of power the thing would eat up
CORESEARCHER: Hell; 4.5tw? You could power L.A. on that for a freaking day
CORESEARCHER: I think of it like this; The perfect application would be to have a colorless beam, and disguise it as an observatory (or, mount it in a government controlled observatory)
CORESEARCHER: Where there's no public access
CORESEARCHER: You've got a 360 degree, un-bridled view of the sky, out of public reach...
CORESEARCHER: Best way to hide something is in plain sight, right? :P
CORESEARCHER: (excuse spelling mistakes, my fingers are freezing)
BARDSQUILL: comet linear s4 looked like it was blasted by something
CORESEARCHER: Aye, that it did
CORESEARCHER: I'm still struggling with the power consumption/output and heat output
CORESEARCHER: I mean, realistically; How often could you fire the thing? Two 6500 gallon liquid helium tanks? Those would take days if not weeks to refill, unless they have a really efficient way of cooling the stuff back down...
CORESEARCHER: Otherwise you're going to get a massive release of superheated gas that's going to need to vent
BARDSQUILL: searching here
The use of maser amplifiers in NASA's Deep Space Network
Ruby Masers for Maximum G/Top
CORESEARCHER: (checking it out right now)
BARDSQUILL: The HMC Project astrophysicists The Hydrogen Maser Clock Project astrophysicists>
CORESEARCHER: This is what really caught my eye:
CORESEARCHER: He has worked on the design, construction and testing of three generations of hydrogen masers, and has been instrumental in the development of innovative maser systems and electronics. His research includes investigations of properties of structural materials and hydrogen maser storage surface coatings, research on cryogenic hydrogen masers, and development of a laser-pumped rubidium maser.
CORESEARCHER: (emphasis mine)
CORESEARCHER: Cryogenic = supercooled = 6500 gallon liquid helium tanks
CORESEARCHER: Maybe there's your connection
BARDSQUILL: [C08.04] Operating a Hydrogen Maser as a Polarimeter for a Polarized
Hydrogen Jet Target
Operating a Hydrogen Maser as a Polarimeter for a Polarized Hydrogen Jet Target
CORESEARCHER: Where are you finding these? hehe
BARDSQUILL: MetaCrawler Results | Search Query = cryogenic hydrogen maser
CORESEARCHER: Try http://www.google.com CORESEARCHER: Certainly alot of material on it, but nothing except stuff that barely touches on the subject
CORESEARCHER: DOD/NASA budget summary for 1996 (about the same time your reports dated from)
F. Ramsey Winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics
CORESEARCHER: 1989 to 1996 -- that's plenty of time for implementation of new technology
CORESEARCHER: I heard about this in mid 1998
CORESEARCHER: By that time it was already completed -- They must have started building it waaaay before then
BARDSQUILL: all seems to dovetail back to a deal called the HMC
Hydrogen Maser Clock Project
CORESEARCHER: Oooh wow...Look at this... Hee hee...Quantum Research International, Inc. -- Their clients include the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization which _purchased cryogenic hydrogen maser components)
CORESEARCHER: http://isl-garnet.uah.edu/hitech/hitech6.pdf CORESEARCHER: I found that on this search:
BARDSQUILL: we've seen some apparently high energy anomalies on Satellite at the Dugway Proving Grounds
CORESEARCHER: Hrm I should check that out
CORESEARCHER: Heh; Firing that thing -- Imagine the EM field it would generate? 4.5tw? That's insane
CORESEARCHER: Freaking power of god at the push of a button...What would you guess beam temperature would reach? A couple billion celsius? hahaha
CORESEARCHER: Ooh that's a thought; Question; Any weird weather anomalies in the Dugway area?
CORESEARCHER: Specifically odd clouds?
BARDSQUILL: yep, look at this
Disturbance at Dugway
CORESEARCHER: Oh sweet
CORESEARCHER: There's your key right there; Massive ionization of the surrounding air, close to the test site
BARDSQUILL: Wendover Range, Dugway
CORESEARCHER: The beam would instantly ionize any air it came in contact with...You'd get a massive outrush of superheated air
CORESEARCHER: ...Wow...Good searching
CORESEARCHER: Hrm I guess we know what to look for now, huh
CORESEARCHER: I'm looking at the animation over Wendover Range
CORESEARCHER: 2/10/01 -- Any other events on that day, around that time?
CORESEARCHER: If north is up on that map...
CORESEARCHER: Trajectory is about NNW
BARDSQUILL: also saw a vortex over Fallon NAS, lasted for weeks, scared the poop outta me 11/21/00 RADAR RINGS & EM ENVIRONMENT
CORESEARCHER: utah.gif CORESEARCHER: Hrm -- How high up was the fallon vortex...?
CORESEARCHER: Here's a suggestion;
CORESEARCHER: I think these are some criteria we need to be looking for;
BARDSQUILL: just had internet doppler readouts
CORESEARCHER: All around the same times, rather
CORESEARCHER: 1: Massive EM spike (may or may not be present, depending on if they shield it well)
CORESEARCHER: 2: Weather anomaly (or multiple anomalies) in a trajectory indicating ionization of air
CORESEARCHER: 3: Tertiary event (ie; something odd appearing in other data)
CORESEARCHER: See if we can figure out what they're doing with this
BARDSQUILL: okay, here's the events around the Dugway Disturbance time
CORESEARCHER: Roger that, checking now
CORESEARCHER: Oh boy;
CORESEARCHER: This is good -- Notice, that Malin releases images of the face after the 10th...?
CORESEARCHER: HEE HEE
CORESEARCHER: Dugway disturbance, + collapsed face...?
CORESEARCHER: I was looking at that.
CORESEARCHER: BBIAB -- gotta take care of something; But you've got me on a roll -- talk w/you later
Date: 7/24/01 8:34:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time
A-haa.... I see from your chat post you're on the right track? Using Google, you can get the Text version of the 1st link if it doesn't work. The second link has a cached version in Google.
They talk about femtosecond bursts of energy in the terawatt range. It shouldn't be a problem for you to convert these links into usable info. Thanks.
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Fallon Light Beam
Date: 7/27/01 11:55:18 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Hi Kent, Last spring I was up near Fallon Navel Base visitin an adjacent Native petroglyph site, Hidden Cave. In the pic you've linked at http://www.aechelon.com/products/imagery/images/fallon.jpg I'd say I was atop the brown foothill dead center. So I 'd climbed up to see more of the base, which you can see in the distance at the bottom right of my pic. Anyway after I developed some shots looking toward the base I see this one where a light beam eminates down from the sun (?), and where it meets eye level you can see it against the rocks, a definite pysical image, but of what I'm not sure, two vortexes seem visible in it. It was a clear, hot cloudless day. The black spots visible are just dust from the scanner.
Afterthought: HEX HANGS OVER THE WEST