The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) was closed down in May due to budget cuts, and the site in Gakona, Alaska has been abandoned. The site was closed down in May. Nobody is on site, buildings are locked and the power is turned off. HAARP’s official website is no longer available. In the next two months, a government contractor will be assigned to the facility, but the reason for this remains unclear. Either it will be to dismantle it, or to run it for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) which has a program scheduled to run on it in the fall.

Conspiracy theorists have blamed everything from riots to violent weather on HAARP. Unknowncountry has been unable to find news of the shutdown on any of the HAARP conspiracy websites, which continue to warn that HAARP is used to create things like Superstorm Sandy and large tornado outbreaks.

The site’s closing became a certainty when it developed that the diesel generators that power it could no longer pass Clean Air Act standards, and replacing them proved too costly. Whether or not DARPA plans to replace the generators and re-open the facility is not clear.

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