Friday, October 10, 2014

Bright Skies Part 3 by Harry Mason

 Used with permission from Nexus Magazine

By Harry Mason
Copyright (c) June 1997
"All Rights Reserved"


Part 1 of this "Bright Skies" series of articles described an anomalous event consisting of a bright, low altitude flat-trajectory fireball, a huge flash of blue-white light, a major explosion, a red flare rising skywards to a great height, and a 3.6-3.9 Richter-scale earthquake which occurred on the late evening of 28 May 1993 on or close to Banjawarn sheep station (ranch) in the northeastern Goldfields region of Western Australia.

The majority of eyewitness evidence placed the "ground zero" of the one-to-two-kilotonne explosion on the northwestern edge of this Banjawarn property.  A large hemisphere (some two times as large as a half-setting Sun) of opaque orange-red colour with a silver lining then rose from ground level to bob around for two hours before turning off as if a light switch had been thrown.

This sheep station soon became newsworthy due to its purchase and occupation in 1993 by the Japanese sect, the AUM Supreme Truth (AUM Shinrikyo), of Tokyo subway gas-attack fame.  The sect's stated purpose at that time was "to conduct experiments there [at Banjawarn] for the benefit of mankind".  It was reported in the media in 1995 that AUM sect members had experimented there with sarin nerve gas on sheep as a prelude to the Tokyo gas attack on 20 March 1995.

The AUM sect's deputy leader, Kiyohide Hayakawa, visited Perth in April 1993.  Aided by a Perth-based contact helper cum agent (Japanese Mahikari religious cult member and Japanese-born Yasuko Shimada), he hired a light plane and flew with a Perth real estate consultant (Japanese-Australian, Micky Webb) out to the north-eastern Goldfields to view several "for sale" sheep stations.

Interestingly, in his pre-AUM days, Hayakawa had studied for his Masters degree at Osaka University in "Greening Technology". His thesis is marked highly confidential and is under top-secret wraps.  The University authorities originally stated that he studied "Anti-Desertification" in the "Climate Engineering" department. However Japanese investigative journalist Yoichi Shimatsu (see web site has uncovered strong evidence that this department is a cover for secret Japanese electro-magnetic (E/M) weapons research.

More recently, in a response to Shimatsu's published story concerning Hayakawa's true area of study, the Osaka University now insists that Hayakawa studied "Landscape Engineering". The outcome of the deployment of certain types of E/M weapons is, if you like, a higher order of "Landscape Engineering"!
Such E/M weapons system effects may explain the bizarre, severe storms experienced by China and North Korea in recent years.  These weapons systems appear to be candidates, amongst many other examples, for the geophysical environmental warfare weapons originally envisaged by Professor Gordon McDonald in Nigel Calder's 1968 book, "Unless Peace Comes".  Totally unprecedented in historical record, these recent storm systems have, in the case of North Korea, completely devastated her agricultural output and caused widespread famine at a very convenient time for certain powers.

Other Japanese universities also run "Desert Engineering" departments i.e. Tsukuba, and Tokyo (Kobe Steel Chair). These are also believed to conduct modern E/M weapons research as part of a large covert Japanese programme into futuristic weapons systems.

Hayakawa left Osaka University and soon found his way into the Unification Church - the Korean Moonies sect.  The Reverend Moon was a long time friend of the recently deceased North Korean "Great Leader", and is now known as an associate of George Bush in new Moonie ventures in South America. After some years Hayakawa became a high ranking member of the Moonies but broke with this sect under cloudy circumstances in 1987. He left the Moonies (with their permission?) with 20 million dollars of their funds, the deeds to several Tokyo buildings, and the rights to several Moonie businesses, and joined the AUM sect.
According to an analyst for the Japanese Police, Hayakawa was under surveillance at this time - believed to be a possible spy for the North Korean military. He inadvertently led them straight to the relatively unknown AUM sect.  Hayakawa apparently utilised these Moonie assets to buy his way into the AUM sect - to whom he brought some 35 fellow Moonies. He almost immediately rose to the position of deputy leader, and ran a nearly separate organisation, surrounded by his ex-Moonie cadres, in his so-called "AUM Construction Ministry".  Hayakawa reportedly began to use the multi-faceted AUM organisation as a convenient cover for a variety of drugs, arms, and high-tech scientific equipment (of use in weapons manufacture) dealings around the world.

For instance, during the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was included amongst his trading partners. Hayakawa visited Russia 22 times, and North Korea 17 times since 1992, and traded with KGB official Vitaly Masenko - operating under the cover of the Ukraine Ministry of Industry and Trade. Masenko had previously worked closely with the Ukranian chapter of the Unification Church since at least the mid - 1980's.


Yasuko Shimada, Hayakawa's contact and helper in Western Australia, also had an interesting career prior to her 1993 Banjawarn role, according to author Garry Greenwood.  In his 1997 book, "All The Emperor's Men", Greenwood discusses his experiences with the international Japanese cult Mahikari.  He was a devoted member of this "New Civilisation" spiritual healing religion for some 17 years and was their number-two spiritual leader/executive in Australia for about 10 years.  Several years ago Greenwood left this sect upon discovering, on a private visit to Japan to research it's true nature, that its founder, Lt. Col. Yoshikazu Okada (ex-Emperor's bodyguard and Imperial Guards), had been instrumental in planning the Japanese Army's infamous "Rape of Nanking" in China - prior to World War II. He also found out that at the higher Japanese Mahikari command levels the cult was viewed as designed with just one purpose:  to initiate the placement of the current Emperor of Japan back to his "rightful" position as Emperor of Planet Earth within our lifetime.

Apparently these people believe that in an earlier life time, many thousands of years ago, the present Japanese Emperor ruled this entire planet, and that it is now his ordained destiny to rule the Earth again. I have often wondered where the Asian "anti-christ" of Nostradamus's World War III armagedon predictions would surface from !  Greenwood noted that Hayakawa's 1993 Perth contact, Yasuko Shimada, was instrumental in establishing Mahikari in Australia in 1974.  This cult has only some 2,000 members here, but it concentrates on the rich and powerful.  Jo Court, the wife of Western Australian Premier Richard Court, has been a member for some 15 years, and she and her husband celebrated his February 1993 election win nearly all the next day at the Perth Mahikari temple, before leaving a few weeks later on a holiday tour of Japan, reportedly involving many meetings with powerful and influential Mahikari-sponsored Japanese "businessmen".

[It is interesting just how many events in this Banjawarn story happened in sequence during early 1993.   In April 1993 yet another Japanese group arrived in W.A. The Japanese Environment Ministry approached the Western Australian Government with a plan to undertake an "Anti-Desertification" study in the Eastern Goldfields area of W.A. This project went silent after the AUM affair exploded into the World news, but after help by Richard Court, deputy premier Hendy Cowan, and the Goldfields and Esperance Development Corporation it is now in full swing around Kalgoorlie and Laverton. Japanese university post graduate students are tending electronic monitoring equipment installed all over these areas of the Eastern Goldfields - "in-order to learn how to Green Third-World Deserts".

Anyone who has seen these actual Goldfields "Semi-Desert" areas over the last few years can attest to the ludicrous nature of this obvious cover story.  Our "Semi-Deserts" are now very green with lush bush vegetation that has experienced enormous and historically anomalous rainfall during the 1990's such that low level mists, high humidity, and lakes of water have persisted during much of the Winter. These regions do not resemble any "Third World Deserts" - and I have seen many in my world resource exploration work in Asia, The Middle East, and Africa. This Goldfields region appears to be undergoing a major "Climate Engineering" change. We cannot be certain if this is of natural or "man-made" (eg. Hayakawa and Osaka University) origin. This entire scenario will be the subject of another article in the near future. However it would appear that the Japanese sensors are there to observe E/M fields and their environmental effects. Joint research by Yoichi Shimatsu in Japan and Garry Greenwood has uncovered a trail of connections between the covert Japanese money-power supporters of both the AUM and Mahikari sects.

These included prominent LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) politicians such as Shintaro Ishihara, co-author with the late Sony chairman Akio Morita of a book entitled "The Japan That Can Say No".  This 1989 book's basic thesis suggested that Japan should ally with Russia, and that by mating Japanese microchips to Russian super-weapons they could put the finger up to the USA and jointly rule the world.  It appears to describe the plan that is currently being followed by a covert money-power group that control the Japanese Government.  Mahikari and the AUM were also connected by major financial and political support from now deceased LDP "kingmaker" Shin Kanemaru. When his home was finally raided by Japanese Police, after the 1995 Tokyo Sub-way gas attack, he was found to have many odd discus shaped gold ingots in his safe, exactly similar to those found in the cellars of a major AUM factory complex. (NB. The US Senate inquiry team into the AUM were never allowed by Japanese Authorities to follow the AUM and Kanemaru money trail - no reason for this was ever offered by either party).

Much evidence suggests that both the Japanese AUM and Mahikari sects are cover for offshoots of covert Japanese God-Emperor worship groups and serve mainly as deniable political (and military technology) action arms intended to aid their particular Japanese brand of world hegemony.  It is unlikely that most international members are aware of this or their dupe roles in this scenario.  Jo Court was informed of this Mahikari-Emperor scenario by her (now ex-) friend Garry Greenwood, but she refused to believe it.  Greenwood also noted the strange adoption by the Mahikari sect of the Jewish "Star of David" emblem - which adorns the roof of their temples, and he uncovered evidence suggesting that Mahikari were following the tenets and indicated action plans of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" in their push for World Dominion.

These "Protocols" first surfaced in Russia in the early 20th. Century and are variously alleged to be (a) fakes and forgeries - put out by the Tsar's Secret Police to link the revolutionary communist movement to a larger, but actually non-existent, plot by Jewish-Zionist groups in a push for World domination (the Jewish viewpoint), and/or (b) a true conspiracy plan of certain Jewish powers to take over the entire World (the non-jewish, largely right wing/fascist viewpoint).  It is intriguing that Hideo Murai's last words made immediately after his fatal knifing in Tokyo 1995 by a North Korean were interpreted as "The Jews got me ......".


In April 1993 Hayakawa, aided by a Perth real estate consultant, and a US geologist spent 12 days examining sheep station properties in the Leonora-Laverton outback region of Western Australia.
Several years of poor wool prices and very high interest rates had caused many station owners in this area to want out - if only they could find buyers to recoup some of their original investments and allow for retirement on the coast - any buyers would do.  Flying in to each station, Hayakawa strangely and openly asked to be shown immediately the uranium prospects that were located there.  Hayakawa took small rock samples away for assay from each uranium prospect that he was shown.  He then requested a station 4WD vehicle to "tour the station alone to view the property potential and make up his mind re purchase".

In the mid 1970's a mini-Uranium boom had led to the discovery in the Leonora - Laverton region of many small uneconomic Uranium mineral "shows", or "prospects", located in young carbonate sediments developed within or adjacent to salt lake depressions. The regional Archaean age granites are often quite "hot" with minor amounts of Uranium mineralisation. This has been leached out and re-deposited as higher concentrations in the recently formed local carbonate sediments. These Uranium occurrences have all received considerable attention by mineral exploration companies in the last few decades and reports about the individual prospects are on open file at the Perth W.A. Mines Department.

None of these Uranium prospects are considered to even approach potentially economic resource status - due to their very small size and very low grade ore.  According to information from the real estate agent, Hayakawa drove to locations within the central areas of the properties; often over the soil- covered granites.  At first he attempted to drill two small holes into the ground with a small portable rock-drill, but the drill soon failed and he had to dig small holes by spade.  He placed an electrode into each of the two ground holes, connected these to a small electrical instrument about the size of a fax machine, and proceeded to record some electrical or electromagnetic variable for several hours at each site.  He did not move the electrodes at all during this process.  Back at the station quarters he would "number-crunch" this data all night long on a powerful portable computer.

Hayakawa was reportedly aided in these field survey endeavours by female US geologist Vicky McNeil. To date no one has been able to locate any information on McNeil or track her down to request further details on Hayakawa's work at these sheep stations.  Hayakawa was rather touchy when the real estate consultant asked him what these procedures were all about, and he mumbled that it was necessary for the AUM's future experiments "for the benefit of mankind" to choose the correct location.  In fact, he carried out these ground geophysical surveys without the knowledge of any of the station owners, who thought the visitors were merely sightseeing around their properties in station 4WD vehicles.  As a geophysicist often involved in geophysical surveys of many types for mineral exploration purposes,  I could not immediately understand or deduce what electrical system Hayakawa was utilising or for what purpose.  Normal electrical and electromagnetic ground surveys involve moving the sensors along lines over the prospective ore-body location, not measuring some parameter for hours at one static location, and never involve number-crunching the measurements all night long. This procedure of uranium sampling, ground geophysics and all-night number-crunching was repeated at each sheep station that Hayakawa visited.

Eventually, after further aerial surveying of Banjawarn, Hayakawa decided that this station was ideal for the AUM's purposes.  It appears that he chose Banjawarn due to its isolation rather than its contained uranium prospects which, if anything, were much smaller and lower in grade than those located on the other stations he had inspected.  Banjawarn is arguably the most isolated sheep station in the Eastern Goldfields, and the area lying along its northern, northeastern and eastern perimeter is even more isolated sand-dune/ spinifex country linked to the edges of the Gibson Desert.  The entire area is almost totally devoid of inhabitants (the nearest neighbours in 1993, if any were in residence that night, being 100 kilometres or more distant), and it contains very limited infrastructure such as a few generally quite poor-quality bush access tracks and one entry road.  Hayakawa attempted to purchase the station then and there in mid-April 1993, showing the owner a briefcase full of Australian paper money notes.  The owner, being a prudent man and well aware of colour ink-jet printers, refused to deal in that manner and requested a properly signed legal purchase document coupled with the exchange of a reputable W.A. bank cheque.

Obviously Hayakawa was keen for the AUM to own the Banjawarn station right away, in mid-April 1993 - which suggests he was operating to a tight time schedule.  Hayakawa then immediately returned to Perth and departed for Tokyo, but in early May 1993 he travelled to the Soviet naval base at Cam Rahn Bay in Vietnam - according to Japanese Police inspection of his travel agent's ticket stub lists.  Later in April 1993 two other AUM personnel arrived in Perth from Tokyo, whereupon they utilised the services of a firm of solicitors to establish a W.A. company and draw up a legal purchase document which would be satisfactory to the owners of Banjawarn station.

These AUM representatives had a poor command of English and were quite agitated at the slow and lengthy legal process necessary to effect the purchase agreement - which again suggests a tight timetable for their agenda.  This Banjawarn purchase agreement was signed on 23 April 1993.  Yasuko Shimada, being an Australian resident, was co-signatory on the AUM's W.A. company (Mahaposya Pty. Ltd.), and on the Banjawarn ownership papers, in order to help the AUM get past Australian land ownership regulations.  Without her "Mahikari" help the AUM would have had severe problems in gaining title to Banjawarn and conducting their experiments there "for the benefit of mankind".  I find it interesting that the Mahikari sect includes amongst its members the wife of the Premier of Western Australia. The same Premier who had an investigation conducted into the AUM sect's activities in connection with the "Banjawarn Bang". He was prompted by my 1995 report to him regarding the early fireball/explosion/quake data that suggested this event could have been nuclear in nature and was certainly suspicious enough to warrant a full scientific investigation.  Premier Court stated in a letter to me (dated 15 May 1996) that this W.A. Police inquiry had established that the Banjawarn event was natural in origin.

Yet not one of the eyewitnesses (whose testimony and contact details were detailed in my report) was ever approached by the WA Police (or anyone else) during the alleged investigation. It appears there is room here for some interesting scenarios and, at least, a few important questions require answering.  The exchange of the AUM's bank cheque to the owner of Banjawarn took place on 1 June 1993.  Thus, actual ownership of Banjawarn station was in the hands of the AUM sect via a front company (Mayaposa Pty. Ltd.) only three days after the fireball event of 28 May 1993, though this had been guaranteed by signed agreement some 35 days before the Banjawarn fireball event.  The WA Government's Pastoral Board finally registered the official change of ownership on 1 September 1993; this slowness was presumably a combination of 'speedy' lawyers' paperwork, postal services and typical government bureaucratic 'efficiency'.


In mid-1995 the chief council of the US Senate inquiry into the AUM sect informed this author of the AUM's great interest in Nikola Tesla's E/M earthquake-inducing weapons technology.  This suggested an interesting line of research and posed the question of whether there was a connection between the bizarre fireball-explosion-earthquake events of the night of 28 May 1993 and the interest shown by Hayakawa and the AUM sect in Banjawarn station.  On 26 May 1993 a party of Australian and Japanese amateur astronomers was touring the Goldfields en route from Leonora to Meekatharra when they encountered a group of several Japanese people camped in the bush north of Leonora.  The Japanese astronomers remarked to their companions that these people were quite strange in their demeanour and conversation, and they were seen to be very oddly attired.

It is quite possible they were a group of AUM sect members - who were reknown in Japan for strange dress and behaviour.  From where they were camped it was only about one hour by 4WD vehicle on bush roads to the 28 May event's ground-zero location near or on  Banjawarn station.  These people were ideally placed to cover the fireball events that occurred just two days later.  Japanese tourists are very rare in this region which is well off the beaten track.  The Australian Federal Police informed me in April 1995 that AUM sect personnel, including their science minister Hideo Murai (a nuclear physicist, regarded as "the most intelligent living Japanese"), were at Banjawarn on 28 May 1993, having arrived in Australia in mid-May [Interestingly Hideo Murai also had a pre - AUM background in E/M technology. He had worked at Kobe Steel researching micro-wave and other E/M ray/wave technology applications for cold moulding of steel, having graduated as an astrophysicist specialising in cosmic X-ray analysis. His Kobe Steel laboratory was at the exact epi-centre of the great 17-01-1995 Kobe earthquake.  Amazingly this quake was predicted by Asahara some 9 days before the event. He stated in a Tokyo radio broadcast on the 8th. of January 1995 that "a foreign power" would initiate a quake at Kobe by means of an E/M weapons system. He was possibly forewarned by Russian "KGB" intelligence operatives ? Murai stated at the Foreign Press Correspondents Club in Tokyo on the 7th. of April 1995 that "There is a possibility that the Great Hanshin (Kobe) Earthquake was activated by electromagnetic power or some other device that exerts energy into the ground"].

About one month later the Federal Police retracted this "AUM at Banjawarn on 28-05-93" story, stating that there was no evidence of any AUM members being at Banjawarn (or in Australia) at the time of the fireball event, therefore the AUM could not have been involved in the events of the 28th. of  May 1993. The amateur astronomers' information suggests that the Federal Police were at best mistaken.  Unknown AUM members could have easily arrived in eastern Australia posing as Japanese tourists and thus would have been missed by Australian immigration authorities. The Australian Federal Police also claimed later that ownership of the Banjawarn station was only transferred to the AUM sect as late as September 1993, hence there was no possible tie-up with the fireball events.  Technically this is correct, since this was when the WA Pastoral Board registered the change of ownership.  However, this claim is very misleading since an agreement to sell the station was signed by both parties on 23 April 1993, and the AUM handed over the bank cheque on 1 June 1993.

At the time of the "fireball" event at 23.03 hours on Friday evening 28th. May 1993, the AUM knew that Banjawarn was theirs by legally enforceable right.  They also knew that there was rarely anyone in residence at the station buildings during weekends from Friday to Monday when, typically, the station owner and his wife would drive 100 kilometres to the south-west to stay with relatives.  The party of strangely dressed Japanese persons (AUM?) could easily have checked that all tracks in the event ground-zero were devoid of personnel - if such was even considered necessary.  They could certainly have filmed the events of 28 May and/or carried out monitoring of field scientific parameters.

In late September 1993 Shoko Asahara, the bearded guru-leader of the AUM sect, arrived in Perth with deputy leader Hayakawa and several group members (including young teenage girls) carrying excess air freight baggage reportedly costing some A$330,000.  This "baggage" included laboratory and "mining equipment" in the cargo hold, as well as dangerous chemicals (hydrochloric acid) concealed in toiletry containers and sake bottles in personal luggage. Many of these items were confiscated by Australian Customs, and two AUM members spent time in detention over their infringement of air safety regulations.  The AUM entourage hired a couple of twin-engined planes to fly them out to Banjawarn. They later utilised the planes for low-level aerial recce around the entire station area as well as examination of areas outside the station to the east, south and north.

The Australian Federal Police alleges that the AUM members tested sarin nerve gas on sheep at Banjawarn station during their September 1993 occupation.  The evidence for this is slim and would probably fall down if ever tested in court.  However, this is unlikely to happen as AUM leader Asahara is being tried in a Tokyo court, and the Banjawarn evidence has not been sought from the Australian Federal Police in his case.  Moreover, there is copious published evidence that sarin was not the gas used in the Tokyo subway gas attack.

Nerve, and other type, gas attacks on the Japanese railway system and strange (possibly terrorist initiated) "accidents " to Japanese nuclear power station plants have continued well after Asahara's incarceration.  There is some evidence pointing to North Korean terrorist activities being the source of all of these incidents - including the original Tokyo sub-way gas attack. Immediately after the 1995 Tokyo gas attack half of the Japanese cabinet flew to North Korea for urgent talks. Tensions have remained high for some time in this region where North Korea has developed IRBM's capable of hitting Tokyo with "home grown" nukes, or biological and/or gas filled warheads.

Today, Asahara is generally being vilified in the Japanese/world media and is kept in a cold cell; but Hayakawa is hardly ever heard of - whilst held under "house arrest" where his 'warders' call him "Sir"!
 It appears likely that the AUM were simply nominated as the source of the gas attack to shut down a compromised intelligence asset and hide the true state of affairs between Japan and North Korea.


The eyewitness observations of the Banjawarn explosion of 28 May 1993 resemble a description of a night time nuclear blast. Calculations utilising the seismic signals received around W.A. suggested that the energies involved in the explosion were at least 1 - 2 kilotonnes of TNT equivalent i.e. similar to a small nuclear bomb.  Following mid-1995 press and radio reports that linked the AUM to attempts to procure nuclear weapons, I decided that this possibility was serious enough to alert the US Senate inquiry and the Australian authorities.

However, a lack of radioactive dust particles in Australian radiation laboratory dust collectors for that month, as well as intelligence information and other considerations, soon led me to discount the nuclear bomb theory. However the US Senate are still researching this possibility.

During their brief one-month major occupation of Banjawarn station in September-October 1993, the AUM entourage established a field chemical laboratory in one of the Banjawarn station houses.  They also built a new graded track down to the edge of the large salt lake south of the station buildings - presumably to allow better access for uranium sampling .  There is solid evidence from Australian Federal Police sources that the AUM re-sampled many uranium mineral shows in the district and air-freighted a trunk load of local uranium ore back to Japan. Samples of this ore left in the Banjawarn laboratory and found by the Federal Police have been analysed by the W.A. Government Laboratory in Perth.  These rocks contained such low levels of uranium that the chemists and Police laughed at the AUM's apparent stupidity in attempting to use these ores for the purpose of nuclear bomb-making.  There is no other evidence of any illegal uranium mining or large-scale sampling by the AUM at or near Banjawarn.  Thus Hayakawa had undertaken geochemical sampling of the local uranium shows before and after the 28 May '93 Banjawarn fireball event with its associated explosion, earthquake, and two-hour orange-red hemispherical structure.  Later news reports, originating from an AUM prisoner in Tokyo, suggested that the AUM had attempted to extract the fissionable 235U isotope from the Banjawarn ore.

This nuclear technology story fitted the earlier press releases of US Senator Sam Nunn, who, as senior member of the US Senate inquiry into the AUM sect and Weapons of Mass Destruction (October-November 1995), had argued that there was evidence the AUM had attempted to acquire nuclear weapons from their Russian contacts, and had also attempted to develop their own nuclear weapons in AUM factories.  On the available evidence, Nunn was worried that the AUM may have succeeded in either endeavour and had therefore acquired nuclear weapons.  His worry was justified, given media information suggesting that AUM leader Asahara was not only predicting a future major nuclear war between Japan and the USA, but was also plotting to initiate such a war by detonating a clandestine nuclear weapon within the continental USA.

The ore available to the AUM at Banjawarn was very low in grade, and, in common with all uranium ore, consisted of 99.999% 238U with only very minuscule amounts of 235U - the highly reactive, fissionable bomb-making uranium isotope.  Until the recent development of a laser extraction technology, it would take years to acquire useful amounts of this isotope, using large centrifuge and gas extraction industrial plants operating on huge amounts of ore with massive electrical power requirements.  It still takes large amounts of ore but can now be achieved in months rather than years.  It was obviously impossible for the AUM to effect recovery of sufficient 235U for a standard uranium nuclear bomb in their field laboratory and with their limited mining actions at Banjawarn.  But a "dirty" low-power bomb (238U-cased, non-nuclear normal explosive) or a "dirty" high-power bomb (238U-cased tactical or micro-nuke, as acquired from Russia?) could possibly have been achieved by the AUM's actions.

However, Hayakawa had expended a great deal of effort in his geophysical all-night-long number-crunching surveys and in his geochemical sampling of the local uranium shows.  What was his purpose, and was there a link with the events of 28 May 1993?

The possible links between the AUM sect and the Banjawarn events can be summarised as:
(1) The AUM's interest in the same piece of Planet Earth as the strange "fireball" and its associated events, and at approximately the same time;
(2) Hayakawa's earlier "Landscape Engineering" work, i.e., E/M weapons studies at Osaka University, and Murai's E/M work at Kobe Steel;
(3) The US Senate inquiry chief lawyer's comments re the AUM's interest in Nikola Tesla's earthquake-inducing EM weapons system;
(4)  The intel links between the AUM and Soviet E/M weapons systems in 1991.
(5) The strange nature of the multiple "fireball" events, as reported by eyewitnesses, apparently not fitting a normal and natural meteorite scenario, but resembling sentient controlled events.


Japanese seismologist's first inkling of E/M earthquake inducing weapons technology came at a joint meeting between them and Soviet seismologists after the large Armenian earthquake of 1988.
Strongly supportive evidence about these weapons came from a Moscow source developed by Japanese investigative journalists.  This person was present during a conference in Moscow (January 1990) when a top Japanese delegation led by Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe met with USSR President Gorbachev and his aide and Politburo member Alexander Yakovlev. Their intent was to establish "bilateral co-operation".  At further meetings in January 1991 Gorbachev via Yakovlev offered the Japanese the USSR's super-secret intercontinental range E/M weapons technology - capable of producing earthquakes - for US$900 million. This E/M weapons system had been on active service in the USSR since the early 1960s.

The Yomiuri Shimbun reported on the 4th. of May 1991 in an article titled "Earthquake Weapons in the Latest Stage of Development" that Russian press reports indicated Russia was on the verge of producing an earthquake inducing weapon that artificially triggers large quakes in enemy territory by making use of the movement of the Earth's crust; and that such a weapon system was being offered for sale to Japan. This Russian weapon was alleged to consist of developed technology involving the detonation of a small nuclear bomb at a specific highly stressed plate boundary thus initiating a strong earthquake at the desired target location many thousands of miles away. This explanation was probably a plausible lie to hide knowledge of the true nature of the E/M weapon mechanism from the public. It is a known documented fact that nukes do initiate quakes at plate boundary locations.

[NB. In 1993 Zherinovsky  (the Russian Presidential, KGB supported candidate ?) made belicose statements about a new Russian weapons system - termed the Ellipton Bomb - that could strike and destroy entire cities over intercontinental range - with no defense possible.]  Gorbachev also agreed with Japanese Diet member Toshio Yamaguchi to the setting up of a joint Japan-Russia University in Moscow that would be tasked with co-opting  the brightest young nuclear physicist minds of both countries to develop new second- and third-generation E/M super-weapons by mating Japanese microchip and electronics know-how to Russian first- generation weapons technology. Note the scenario similarity to the book "The Japan That Can Say No" ! This university was soon formed, and under the cover of "Cultural Studies" was administered by the AUM sect and one Lobov. Lobov became Yeltsin's head of The Security Council - after the late 1991 coup that removed Gorbachov. The AUM cadres first arrived in Moscow in late 1991. Under the support of Lobov,  given many hours free time on Radio Moscow and access to the Russian army, the AUM soon had more Russian members (> than 50,000) than Japanese (some 30,000).  The AUM were utilised to effect many covert arms purchases in Russia as cover for the Japanese Government - who had covertly begun to rearm with Russian weapons.

[Recently Japan went overt on arms purchases from Russia with press announcements of orders for large numbers of the latest Mig and Shukoi fighters and bombers - all presumably fitted with Russian scalar E/M radar systems (operation of such scalar radars is undetectable by western radar emission monitors) and also fitted with valve electronic systems (capable of surviving plasma weapon EMP bursts), such news being released co-incidently with their stated intentions of joint "communications" exercises. These exercises may indicate joint scalar E/M weapon transmissions ?]

Yakovlev still managed the Japanese/AUM relationship - but from behind Lobov - due to his close association with the now tainted Gorbachov. Both met Hayakawa repeatedly over the next few years.
The asking price for this E/M weapons technology exchange was US$900 million - but it was not destined for the USSR exchequer.  The US Senate inquiry into the AUM found evidence that very large sums of money had indeed been transferred to Lobov's Swiss account, but did not know why! Several persons ended up very dead in Russia whilst attempting to research this scenario.  This intelligence raises the possibility that a test site would be required for demonstrating the intercontinental range and effectiveness of said E/M weapons system to the purchaser.  The weapon would need to be 'fired' from an existing KGB transmitter (Tx) site somewhere inside Russia, and/or from a KGB-controlled naval vessel.  (Remember, Hayakawa visited the Russian Navy at Cam Ranh Bay soon after his April 1993 visit to W.A.)

Probably two or three actual transmitters would be required to effect the fireball and associated events.  This test site could not be in highly populated Japan for obvious reasons; neither could it be inside Russia's borders, where the Russians totally controlled the target site, since the purchaser might suspect a sham - set up to extract their money.  Western Australia demonstrates a similar intercontinental test-range distance from, say, the Siberian Kamchatka Peninsula to that from Japan to the eastern seaboard cities of the USA.  Kamchatka contains a huge 30km diameter circular E/M weapons Tx site, on which the infamous flight KAL 007 was attempting to gain intelligence before being shot down by Soviet forces on 31 August 1983.  Obviously one or several test-firing demonstrations of the E/M weapon system's many capabilities would be in order before any US$900 million could be handed over for the weapon.  What better way than to purchase an isolated Australian outback station to act as the independent Japanese target and test range? Practically no one lives in this desert to notice the tests. If someone did, they would obviously dismiss them as natural meteorites.  And the biggest and most explosive test, and the one involving major earthquake initiation, was best conducted prior to the AUM's official residency there.

USA nuclear physicist and former US Army Lt.Col. Tom Bearden has researched Soviet E/M weapons systems for over twenty years. He has documented many eye-witness accounts from around the world of "Tesla Fireballs" and large spherical or hemi-spherical shaped orange-red "Tesla Shields". Bearden believes that the Banjawarn incident and associated events fit perfectly to known Soviet E/M weapons technology. These weapons effects are created by the interaction of  ground, sea, or satellite based transmitters. They involve several variants utilising high frequency, micro-wave, or gamma ray longitudinal Tesla waves - scalar waves as they are termed in the USA, or "energetics" as they are known in Russia.

Tom Bearden believes that certain E/M weapon variants called "Tesla Howitzers" project plasma fireballs containing enormous amounts of infolded E/M energy for explosive action release over or within targets at intercontinental range. Smaller versions can project fireballs at aircraft to effect electrical overvoltage and disruptive demolition in flight.  Certain high power "E/M" energy densities within the defensive "Tesla shield" can even cause catastrophic failure to incoming missile structures.  Tom Bearden's general Soviet E/M weapons thesis is supported by Dr. Stefan T. Possony - a former US Defence Department Intelligence officer who wrote in Defence & Foreign Affairs magazine that " Tesla weapons (could) mean a military transformation whose magnitude would exceed that of the nuclear and electronic space revolutions".

Dr. John Colman - a former British Intelligence operative - has also written a detailed manuscript about these Soviet Tesla "E/M" weapon systems. The topic was also covered by mid 1970's articles in a British electronics journal.  The Tesla fireballs are created by three or more transmitters broadcasting Tesla rays to create by ray interference a slug of very high "infolded" E/M energy that is moved across 3D space by manipulation of the ray Tx parameters. When over, or in, the target their contained E/M energy is released in micro seconds to create nuclear bomb sized explosions, or large earthquakes.  The Tesla shields consist of highly charged scalar E/M field generated plasmas capable of blowing electrical circuits in missiles or aircraft thus downing them or removing their threat potential for accurate weapons delivery. These shields are also believed to be capable of engineering changes within the atomic nucleus such that slow application of low level E/M energy can be designed to transmutes the nuclear isotopes within a warhead from say 235U to 238U.

Thus this technology can dud nuclear warheads in their silos or in flight. Alternatively rapid application of high E/M energy levels allows warheads to be prematurely detonated - where ever they are ..............
Therefore the nuclear bomb and the ICBM etc. are heading for the junk heap and will soon be as relevant militarily as the Polish cavalry charges against the Nazi tanks in World War II.


So why was Hayakawa carrying out a recce field geophysical survey on the sheep stations around Banjawarn in April 1993?  The following scenario is considered plausible :  Hayakawa needed to know the Earth's local "infolded" E/M (Tesla ray) Earth telluric or magneto-telluric  parameters. [Tom Bearden believes that to obtain the specific inner harmonic data required would necessitate measurement of these parameters over several hours and would require a powerful computer number crunching that data for several more hours].

This data would allow for accurate targeting of the Russian E/M weapon and allow for a study to detect changes induced during and after the actual fireball-explosion-quake weapon test.  Obviously the Japanese powers wanted to know all they could about the technology.

For test purposes Hayakawa also required knowledge of the 235U/238U ratio in the local uranium ore shows around the district.  Repeating these analyses after the tests would allow an assessment of the nuclear warhead "dudding" ability of the Tesla rays within the huge orange-red hemisphere that formed north of Banjawarn on the night of 28 May '93. Thus, the simple AUM Banjawarn field laboratory could easily handle analysis to determine the 235-U/238U isotope ratios of the local uranium ore samples. Any changes in these ratios would demonstrate the Russian claims re transmutation of radioactive warhead material. Such a scenario appears more plausible than the impossibility of the AUM attempting to extract 235U from the Banjawarn ores in their small field laboratory.  A second fireball was reportedly seen at Banjawarn that night, at 24.00 hours. It appeared to arc up from ground level, high over Banjawarn, before crashing to Earth inside the orange-red hemisphere structure.  Was this a small test missile, with electronic navigation and a payload of uranium ore, designed to aid testing of this Tesla shield's ability to dud both electronic and radioactive nuclei?


A third large fireball was seen over Banjawarn at 5.00 am by truck drivers in May or June of '93.  It flew a nearly identical low-level nap-of-the-Earth trajectory and track to the first fireball of 28 May '93.  It was similar in all respects, except we do not know if it made a Diesel-engine roaring noise in flight.  Another low-level, large roaring fireball was observed by a dogger (dingo trapper) flying this same track from Laverton to Banjawarn in about 1988-89.  Other "Tesla Shield" structures consisting of orange-red hemispheres and spheres were seen north of Banjawarn much earlier in the 1980s, and in late 1988-89 and during 1992.  This data suggests that either a very strange natural Earth E/M system is operational in this region , or possibly "alien" activity has been occurring in this area for some time. Or perhaps a group other than the Japanese/AUM have been utilising the area as their private space vehicle, or E/M weapons system testing ground for some years.  Certainly I and several witnesses experienced odd effects just west of this area in 1988 whilst engaged in a gold exploration project.  Three HF radio systems, a computer, and three 4WD vehicles all suffered burnt-out electrical circuits at 11.00 am one morning.  All of these systems were isolated from each other and spread apart by distances varying from 10 to 50 kilometres.  At the time we joked about nuclear EMP blasts or UFOs (none seen!).

This electronics burn-out incident now looks like a strike from an OTHR EMP plasma wave system - such as is currently being deployed at Laverton, WA, Alice Springs, NT, and Longreach, Qld.
Sold to the public as simply "Over-the-Horizon Radar" (OTHR) utilising HF hertzian waves, these systems actually have other, hidden effects.  By utilising pulsed radar beams of high power, they can create and project a charged E/M plasma via waveguide layers in the ionosphere. This can be triggered to cause severe Earth-dielectric induced currents, causing electronic damage, human electrocution, and other collateral damage upon ground targets located thousands of miles distant - a modern on-off switch equivalent of a nuclear bomb EMP blast.  The development of such modern covert E/M weapons (and much more re Tesla and the entire track history of E/M military research) is described by Gerry Vassilatos in his excellent Borderland Sciences 1996 book "Secrets of Cold War Technology - Project Haarp and Beyond".  Over recent years the Laverton district has had a history of strange electrical events involving the burn-out of power station generators, overvoltage blow-out of power lines, interference on microwave telephone links, and radio receivers picking up powerful, sparking current-flow interference at specific times.

It is quite possible that Hayakawa and the AUM were actually eavesdropping on someone else's E/M weapons tests in this area.  If so, the best source candidate for that "someone" is the "ex-US", Harold E. Holt "Communication Base" located on the northwest tip of W.A. at the Exmouth Peninsula. A large series of VLF - HF - Microwave transmitters have been built at this isolated coastal site. This is where so many reported W.A. fireball flights appear to originate.  However, many other fireballs have been seen to fly towards this facility (due to Tx-reversed Tesla wave polarity?). The Banjawarn fireballs appear to have been on a course that would ultimately have lead to Exmouth, as were very recent 1997 major explosive New South Wales (1-05-97), and Victorian (24-06-97) fireballs.

This Exmouth site also contains a large "mushroom farm" (HAARP clone) aerial system - believed to be a prototype experimental OTHR plasma weapon. Presumably this system has been carrying out propagation tests for several years across the outback to target sites located on Australian soil.  Recently eyewitness evidence allowed a connection between the September 1991 Hoagland NASA Space Shuttle video of  a UFO being apparently forewarned by a huge upper atmospheric light flash enabling it to instantly turn 180 degrees at some 14,000 g's and accelerate from 54,000 mph to over 200,000 mph and fly off planet to avoid being hit by two light energy (E/M pulses ?) slugs flying up beams from the Earth's surface, and the Exmouth base.  New Zealand and Australian UFO researchers have long claimed that the Shuttle was over Central Western Australia at the time it took this video and that pulse beam # 1 came from Exmouth whilst pulse beam # 2 came from near Alice Springs (Pine Gap presumably ?).

Onslow residents have contacted this author with details of events they witnessed when hunting Kangaroos one night in September 1991 - whilst about 80 km southeast of Exmouth. A very large and bright green-blue-white "fireball" suddenly lit up - appearing at ground level to their northwest (in the direction of Exmouth) - and blasted into space at a steep angle and at an ever increasing velocity. Several such events were seen over several evenings until they became quite spooked and left the area.  This sighting and much other local intelligence points to the Exmouth transmitter complex as being engaged in very modern and covert E/M research - not to mention actual E/M weapons deployment.  Hayakawa would still have needed to check for the Exmouth Tx infolded Tesla ray-wave, and ordinary E/M hertzian wave, signal strengths - in order to deduce which was the best sheep station area to purchase for eavesdropping on these presumably USA controlled tests.

 The AUM would probably still have wished to test the nuclear dudding ideas by sampling the local uranium ores in an attempt to study the effects of the local Tesla shield developments.  During May 1994 the inhabitants of Deleta station and members of a local Mt. Isa. Mines. Ltd. exploration crew experienced a very loud and very large "snap" or sudden violent explosion that appeared to originate to their south-west i.e. from the direction of Banjawarn station. Two such detonations were heard about two weeks apart just after midday.  All who heard these bangs had experienced mine blasts to the south near Laverton and stated that these explosions were totally unlike mine blast ripple explosions but were much larger and almost instantaneous claps, also that mine blasts are never heard as far north as Deleta. The observers were  "frightened out of their skins" by these blasts and were greatly perturbed by them for some hours - believing that they had experienced a very strange and unknown extremely powerful phenomenon that shook them mentally. No craters or signs of any surface damage were found during my aerial search of this area.
The AUM had two caretakers at Banjawarn during May 1994 and it is possible that these strange blasts were some type of weapons tests of AUM, or another man made, source.

These explosive events remain unexplained as to their origin. However other multiple aerial blasts heard at night from Mulga Queen, Laverton, and later at Broome on the same night in April 97, that correlate in time with the presence of the USS Independence Aircraft Carrier task force in WA waters (also present in Fremantle Harbour on 28-05-93) suggest a possible link to secret testing of a new exotic engine drive US space spy plane or other exotic E/M beam weapons during military manouvers ???  There is anecdotal evidence of possible covert weapons and military craft testing in WA skies and in outback remote areas. This thesis is NOT proven and we may also be looking at either exotic natural events of a very peculiar style or some kind of Alien "off-planet" originated events. Whatever the source of these events they involve extremely powerful energies and they are potentially very dangerous to human life.

On a possibly related note, there is evidence that in April 1993 the Japanese Mitsui Corporation sent a field crew into Australia to study "ground truth" geology obtained by their own Japanese high-definition Earth Resources Satellite. The images produced by this system appear to consist of very high military intelligence resolution definition rather than standard Earth resource exploration resolution. This Japanese team required the services of an Australian prospector to help them survive in the outback.  The prospector was asked to obtain stereo aerial photography over the Exmouth Tx site. This was queried by Canberra, but the sale of these photos was allowed when he notified Canberra they were for oil exploration.  He noted the Japanese interest not only in outback geology but in the Exmouth, Laverton, Alice Springs (Pine Gap facility), and Longreach OTHR Tx sites (planned or constructed).

It would appear that certain powers in Japan viewed these locations as dangerous and in need of urgent covert intelligence gathering.  They were probably alerted to these "OTHR" systems by the Russian KGB.
This intelligence and spying scenario probably explains the many lone Japanese motorcyclists who, from 1990 to the present, have been mapping the entire system of W.A./N.T. outback bush tracks at 1:50,000 scale on Mitsui Corporation satellite imagery (searching for other hidden US-Australian defence bases?). Their mapping is of much higher quality than our own Australian maps which are outdated and vary from 1:250,000 to at best 1:100,000 scale.

Similar reasoning could explain the strange Japanese "Desert Greening Technology" research being conducted in the Eastern Goldfields. Could this work be a cover for field instrumentation emplacement across the region to observe the Laverton OTHR E/M weapon system and any Exmouth Tx field emissions ? Remember Hayakawa's research at Osaka university in Greening Technology i.e. E/M weapons.


The US Senate inquiry under Senator Sam Nunn sent my early 1995 Banjawarn fireball incident report to the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).  IRIS is charged with developing US seismological methods and technology to search for any violations of the United Nations nuclear test-ban treaty using chains of digital seismograph receivers located around the World.  IRIS has published a preliminary report, by Gregory van der Vink et. al., suggesting that although the Banjawarn incident resembles in many ways a clandestine test scenario, it was not caused by an explosion (nuclear or otherwise), or a normal quake, but was probably due to a three-metre iron-nickel meteorite impact.
Van der Vink has been interviewed by (Australian) ABC radio and continues to propagate the meteorite impact theory in spite of the lack of any impact crater discovery, the peculiar evidence from eyewitnesses on the nature of the fireball flight and its other associated events eg. the large orange-red hemisphere structure, and the evidence of multiple fireball flights along the same track at Banjawarn - each occurring on different dates/times and demonstrating very odd, sentient, meteorite behaviour.

Continuing their research, IRIS established the best possible fix on the 28 May '93 earthquake epicentre.  This brilliant work was achieved by studying the seismic energy paths from recent mine blasts at the newly developed Bronzewing gold-mine (located some 50 kilometres west of Banjawarn). IRIS re-computed the Banjawarn quake epicentre utilising new algorythms deduced from this mine blast wave path research - coupled with input from the seismographic record data provided by the chain of AGSO (Australian Geological Survey Organisation) receivers.

AGSO data has always demonstrated that the 3.6-3.9 Richter-scale quake epicentre was south of Banjawarn - but with wildly varying results from three different calculations.  This is probably due to very poor epicentre calculation accuracy (+/- 100km radius errors are demonstrated by earlier Laverton-Leonora mine blasts) caused by a lack of knowledge of regional seismic wave path behaviour, since there has been no incentive to study a region where there are no previous earthquake recordings.  IRIS proudly sent me a map detailing the small rectangular area that, with a 95 per cent confidence, contained the Banjawarn 28 May '93 quake epicentre.  It EXACTLY coincided with the plan outline of the Laverton-Jindalee Rx (receiver) site. IRIS was presumably operating on a "need to know" basis within US Government circles and was unaware of the existence of this Laverton OTHR Rx site. In fact, I supplied IRIS with most of its detailed topographic maps of this area, and I had not included information about the Laverton-Jindalee Rx site as it seemed irrelevant at the time.

This "Jindalee" OTHR system consists of a Tx site located east of Laverton at White Cliffs, and an Rx site west of Laverton, close to the southern boundary of Banjawarn station.  About 5% of eyewitnesses to the "Banjawarn Bang" suggested that this Rx site area, was where the fireball exploded into a huge red flare, and therefore was "ground zero".  Most (95%) eyewitnesses placed "ground zero" much further north - to the northwest of Banjawarn station, so I discounted these few isolated reports, but I searched this location in mid-1995 from the air and on the ground - just in case.  The reason (if other than observational error) for this discrepancy between 95% of the eyewitness evidence of the explosion site and the quake epicentre calculation remains unexplained at this time, (the 5% of eyewitnesses who saw an explosive flare at the Rx site were present that night with the many other witnesses who reportedly saw the explosion well north of that location - on the north-western edge of Banjawarn station). Just possibly we are dealing with multiple events on that day since we now know of multiple Fireball/"Tesla Shield Structures" being observed in this region over several years.

At the time of the 28 May '93 "Banjawarn Bang" the Rx site location was virgin bush and just a planned rectangle noted on the local Mines Department maps - to warn prospectors that no mines could be allowed in this area due to future OTHR developments.  In mid-1995 whilst flying an aerial search for the Banjawarn "meteorite crater", I flew over this site and later visited it on the ground.  Bulldozer clearing of bush scrub was in progress over an area of a few square kilometres.  Unfortunately for IRIS, there was no meteor impact structure there; nor has one been found anywhere else within 300 kilometres of Banjawarn.  The bulldozers were not filling in a crater, either !  However, one is left with the strong impression that this site is a very bad place to install an OTHR military system !

This conclusion is derived from a consideration of the rare but highly accurate "meteorite impacts", or the rapidly evolving exotic "natural" Earth E/M events, or the strangely co-incident earthquakes (in a region where non have ever been recorded since 1900), or from other - possibly "off-planet alien" phenomena.
Or perhaps someone else knows that it is not just a radar system. but also a projective plasma weapon system, and this someone sent one of his own E/M weapon blasts to hit the target fair and square at 23.03 hours on 28 May 1993 with a demonstrated warning:  "I can take out your proposed weapons asset whenever I like."

Perhaps this same someone is responsible for the plus 1000 major fireball events now known to have occurred in Australia over the last four years (right up to June 24th. 1997), with 100 of these involving huge aerial explosions of nuclear bomb force levels, and 10 of these involving huge aerial explosions co-incident with medium power 3.6 - 4.0 Richter scale earthquakes (equivalent to 1-2 kilotonnes of TNT explosive).
Who, (or what), is that "someone" ?

One thing is certain - these fireballs and their other associated phenomenon often demonstrate, by much eyewitness evidence, a very powerful E/M radiative wave field component.  Whatever the source or cause of these fireball incidents it is now obvious that they pose a potentially severe and rapidly evolving threat to human life and property - it is only time before a modern Ñfly by wireâ electronic control airliner is brought down by electrostatic ray-wave field coupling with onboard electronics.  Ground or air-burst explosions or induced earthquakes obviously threaten many "ground zero" deaths if any of these events occur within a habitated built up area.  Unfortunately we appear to have to await a fireball event destroying Canberra before any governmental action will occur ...Given the rapidly evolving nature of these fireball events in 1997, such as the huge fireball-explosion-("impact") quake in Central NSW on 1st. May 1997, and another flying over Central Victoria on 24th. June 1997 exploding as an "airburst" between Ballarat and Ararat, we probably (and hopefully) will not have to wait too long !

HARRY MASON    B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A.I.M.M., M.I.M.M., F.G.S.   (Geologist-Geophysicist)

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