In a bizarre case out of Southern Georgia, two men were arrested after allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility. HAARP, otherwise known as the High Frequency Active Aural Research Facility, was formerly owned by the U.S. Air Force but is now University of Alaska Fairbanks property. Additionally, Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility has long been a target of bizarre conspiracy theories. Just days ago, it was the target of alleged domestic terrorism.
For example, many conspiracy theorists believe that HAARP is used to control the weather and to control minds using targeted high-frequency sound waves. Because Alaska’s HAARP facility is often touted by conspiracy nuts as being somehow weaponized, many believe that the research conducted by the facility is for nefarious purposes.
Former Governor Jesse Ventura even devoted one of the episodes of his now-defunct TV show Conspiracy Theory to the rumors surrounding HAARP.
Last week, two Georgia men took their distrust of Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility to a whole new level, reports Alaska Dispatch News. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office reportedly arrested two men, 30-year-old Michael Mancil and 22-year-old James Dryden Jr., last Thursday. The pair had allegedly amassed a small arsenal and had plotted to use the weapons, which investigators said, “looked like something out of a movie, one where a small army was headed to war,” to destroy the HAARP facility in Alaska.
The reason? According to the pair, they believe that the HAARP Research Facility controls minds and even traps human souls. They allegedly admitted their plans to destroy HAARP, adding that they wanted to free the souls stuck there. They also reportedly told Georgia investigators that God told them to carry out the destructive act of domestic terrorism.
“God told them to go and blow this machine up that kept souls, so souls could be released.”
According to Michael Vickers, a Coffee County investigator, the men were incredibly well-armed, in possession of drugs, and had a vague plan to gain entry to Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility. Had local law enforcement not already been investigating suspect Mancil for suspected drug dealing, it’s possible that the men would have done some serious damage.
“All I can tell you is they were planning on blowing up the machine. Going to try to find a scientist, to steal his car and ID badge to gain access. Any scientist.”
According to KXXV 25, the men allegedly planning a terrorist attack on Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility were found with four assault rifles, four handguns, one R rifle, and thousands of rounds of ammo when they were picked up. Additionally, the arresting officer confiscated radios, thousands of dollars in cash, two flack jackets, and marijuana.
“We were really, really concerned about all the arsenal that they were piling up.”
In addition to investigating Mancil’s alleged drug sales, local Coffee County police had been alerted that he had been attempting to purchase large numbers of weapons at a local gun store.
This isn’t the first time that Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility has faced a significant threat due to the conspiracy theories have been swirling around HAARP for over two decades. In fact, the HAARP facility has more security than your average University property to protect against potential violence. The notoriety of Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility is so pervasive that after ownership of HAARP was transferred to the University of Alaska Fairbanks last year, the school hosted an open house for the curious in August.
Despite the effort to dispel the rumors that Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility is at the center of a massive mind-control conspiracy, the stigma still looms.
According to officials, the facility is simply used to study the atmosphere. Also according to officials from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, this was the biggest threat that HAARP has ever faced.
“[We] are really grateful to the law enforcement agencies there in Georgia for following up on this tip and their work in making these arrests.”
Since last Thursday’s arrests, the two men who allegedly plotted to attack Alaska’s HAARP facility have been charged with possession of marijuana, the sale of meth, and the possession of weapons while committing a crime.
Additionally, Mancil has been charged with using a communications device while committing or facilitating a felony.
Both men are expected to face additional charges related to their alleged plot to free human souls and minds from the clutches of Alaska’s HAARP Research Facility.
[Featured Image by Coffee County Sheriff’s Department]