The Tom Bearden

Fer de Lance



This briefing presents the basic concepts of Soviet scalar electromagnetic weapons, some of the major types available, and evidence of their widespread testing.

- Scalar Electromagnetics is Electrogravitation -

Scalar electromagnetics is an extension of present electromagnetics (EM) to include gravitation. That is, it is a unified, and, what is more important, it is a unified engineering theory. Its basis was initially discovered by Nikola Tesla.

In the scalar EM extension, EM field energy can be turned into gravitational field energy and vice versa. This exchange can be patterned and localized. in specific areas or objects. Such a controlled change of electromagnetics to gravitation is not possible in the normal EM or physics presently taught in Western textbooks. However, the bits and pieces of the theory have been scattered through the physics literature for some time, but no orthodox Western scientist seems to have realized that these anomalous portions could be integrated into a startling new physics. Unorthodox experimenters, inventors, and scientists have made discoveries in this arena for several decades, but again have not realized the exact implications or the precise manner in which their results could be combined with present electrical physics.

- Fer-de-Lance -

Such sluggishness is certainly not present in the Soviet Union. For over three decades, the Soviet Union has been developing electrogravitation and applying it to develop strange new secret weapons of incredible power and capability. They have sustained the largest weapons development program ever launched by any nation, and they have kept it effectively hidden from prying Western eyes. I have called this program "Fer-de-Lance," after the deadly South American pit viper of that name.

The dreaded fer-de-lance is a snake of great agility and lethal effect. It often ambushes its hapless prey, and strikes unexpectedly and without warning. Its first sudden strike is usually lethal to its victim, which promptly expires in writhing agony. Since the Soviet development of scalar EM weapons has been designed for the same purpose, the name seems appropriate.

The equivalent effort of about seven Manhattan projects has been poured into Fer-de-Lance by the Soviets, and the program has been successful almost beyond imagination. The eery weapons are now developed, deployed, and tested. The ambush has been completed; Fer-de-Lance is coiled and ready to strike.

- Energetics and Directed-Energy Weapons (DEWs) -

The ordinary Soviet name for this type of weapons science is energetics.  In the West, that term is believed to be associated with conventional directed-energy weapons (DEWs) such as particle beam weapons, lasers, radio frequency (RF) directed-energy devices, etc.  The Soviets do not limit the term in this way.

Western scientists are familiar only with directed-energy weapons where fragments, masses, photons, or particles travel through space and contact the target to deliver their effects.  Hence in their thinking they limit the Soviet term "energetics" to the type of weapons they themselves understand -- exotic but normal weapons using energy or mass traveling through space to impact a target.

However, it is possible to focus the potential for the effects of a weapon through spacetime itself, in a manner so that mass and energy do not "travel through space" from the transmitter to the target at all.  Instead, ripples and patterns in the fabric of spacetime itself are manipulated to meet and interfere in and at the local spacetime of some distant target.  There interference of these ripple patterns creates the desired energetic effect (hence the term energetics) directly in and through the target itself, emerging from the very spacetime (vacuum) in which the target is imbedded at its distant location. As used by the Soviets, energetics refers to these eerie new superweapons, as well as to the more mundane DEWs known to the West.

As a consequence of the Soviet breakthrough and decades of feverish development, monstrous strategic weapons undreamed of in the West are already in Soviet hands. A noose is slowly and steadily being tightened about our throats, and it is already the 11th hour.

- The Soviets Use a Deception Plan -

Concomitant with this supersecret development program, the Soviets developed and implemented an elaborate deception plan to conceal these startling weapons and their nature from Western eyes until it is too late. Soviet deception has been so successful that even when Western scientists are confronted with the actual Soviet tests of these weapons directly over their heads, they do not recognize the weaponry nor the nature of the effects produced.

As early as January 1960, Nikita Khrushchev announced the Soviet development of a new, fantastic weapon. On May 1, 1960 Soviet defensive radars -- rigged as prototype weapons of this new kind -- probably downed Francis Gary Powers's high-flying U-2 reconnaissance plane over the Soviet Union, precipitating a major diplomatic incident.

On April 10, 1963 one of the first new superweapons operationally deployed was used to destroy the U.S.S. Thresher atomic submarine underwater, off the east coast of the U.S. The next day, April 11, 1963 the same deployed superweapon was utilized in a different mode to produce a giant underwater explosion in the ocean over the Puerto Rican Trench, 100 miles north of Puerto Rico.

Over the years, various aircraft were interfered with or downed as tests of these Soviet weapons. A particular case involved the mysterious loss of F-111s in the Vietnam conflict. At least one downed F-111 crew was recovered in the subsequent prisoner-of-war exchange. On that aircraft, all electrical systems suddenly were in difficulty simultaneously.  All emergency indicator lamps were lit up, like a Christmas tree."   This was probably due to special Soviet teams converting some North Vietnamese SA-2 missile system radars to the scalar EM mode, and employing "scalar beam" interference to produce spurious EM noise throughout the electrical and electronic systems of the aircraft.

In late April/early May of 1985, the entire armada of Soviet strategic scalar EM superweapons was activated as a special celebration of the 40th anniversary of the end of WWII.  Activation of this armada (which probably contained over 100 giant weapons), together with 27 giant power systems and a large number of command and control transmissions, was monitored on an advanced, proprietary detection system by Frank Golden. After the giant strategic exercise, which lasted several days, most of the weapons and power sources were once again stood down to "standby."

The NASA shuttle launches provided a convenient opportunity for Soviet testing of these superweapons in a Launch Phase ABM mode, where a launched missile can be detected and destroyed shortly after liftoff. At first, electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bursts on the early shuttle trajectory were deliberately delayed in time, to prevent actual destruction of the target and avoid alerting the U.S. that something unusual was happening.

The shuttle launch of November 26, 1985 saw a particularly significant-test of this kind. In this case, a very loud "sonic boom" or explosion occurred over the launch site 12 minutes after shuttle liftoff, when the shuttle was already away and downrange. At least two previous shuttle launches had also been used as pseudotargets, with delayed booms occurring over the launch site well behind the vehicles.

After the lack of U.S. reaction to these three tests showed that the U.S. still had no knowledge of the new technology and did not even recognize its employment, the Soviets apparently decided to proceed with tests where the target vehicles would actually be destroyed.

On December 12, 1985 the same Soviet weapon tested against the NASA shuttle launches may have deliberately interfered with the controls of an Arrow DC-8 taking off from Gander Air Force Base, Newfoundland. At an altitude of 100 feet, the aircraft -- carrying over 250 U.S. soldiers and civilian crew members -- lost power and sank into the ground tail-low, killing everyone on board. Three Canadian witnesses to the crash were interviewed over the Canadian Broadcast Corporation's television news on April 8, 1986 at 10 p.m. No flame or smoke issued from the plane before its descent and crash. However, the aircraft was seen to be mysteriously glowing with a yellow glow.  That is a signature of the use of a scalar howitzer in the "continuous EM emergence" mode, similar to the manner in which the F-111s were downed in Vietnam. In short, the DC-8's electrical systems were interfered with by electromagnetic noise created throughout each increment of spacetime occupied by the aircraft. The powerful charge created in and on the aircraft also apparently caused the loss of two engines, one after the other. With its controls ineffective and power drastically reduced, the aircraft sank to earth, still in its "tail down" configuration from takeoff, and crashed and burned. The "yellow glow" was a corona due to the acquisition of a high electrical charge by the skin of the aircraft.

Other factors contributing to the crash may have been reduced lift due to poor engine maintenance, increased weight of the aircraft due to icing, and heavy loading. Still, no one has recognized the significance of the "yellow glow" or what it implies, or the possible connection between loss of the aircraft and previous Soviet testing of-a Launch Phase ABM system against U.S. shuttle launches.

As this book goes to press, the last two U.S. Air Force Titan 34-D missiles fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California have blown up shortly after launch. The first one blew up on Aug. 28, 1985 just after lift-off. That loss has been attributed to failure of a high-powered fuel pump, causing a massive oxidizer leak and a smaller fuel leak. The second Titan loss occurred on April 18, 1986 when the missile blew up 5 seconds after lift-off. Its loss is still under investigation and no determination of cause has been made. Apparently the shuttle and the Titan presently provide the only viable launch vehicles for launching U.S. "spy" satellites. The loss of these sensitive satellites -- if indeed they constituted the payloads -- cannot help but be damaging to our strategic surveillance capability. According to the Los Angeles Times, the single remaining KH-11 satellite was launched in December 1984 and, with an expected life of two to three years, it could stop functioning later this year.

Whether or not significant Woodpecker grid activity existed in the vicinity of the Titan launch of August 1985 is unknown at this time. However, significant activity in the grid definitely occurred before the April 18 Titan disaster and on the same day.

On Easter Sunday, Mar. 30, 1986 engineer Ron Cole observed significant cloud signatures of grid pattern activity, correlated with Soviet Woodpecker measurements. On April 18, the present author observed traces of a cloud radial over Huntsville, Alabama and took photographs of it. Preliminary reports from Thousand Oaks, California indicate extensive grid activity again on April 18, the day the second Titan exploded.

At least the second of these two missile destructions shortly after launch is suspicious, since the grid positively was active during that time. Also, a clear trail of Launch Phase A8M system indicators exists back to the massive scalar exercise of April/May 1985. The first Titan explosion in Aug. 1985 thus falls within the Soviets' "now let s test them against U.S. launch vehicles" period. The second Titan loss follows highly suspicious losses of the Arrow DC-8 on Dec -T7 1985 and the Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986. The same Soviet weapon system that destroyed those targets may also have destroyed one or both of the critical Titans.

The Soviets have also been able to significantly engineer the weather over North America for more than a decade without being found out. They have tested a fantastic range of anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defense weapons for over two decades, and no one is the wiser in the West.

As previously stated, prior to the end of November, 1985, at least three "wet-run" tests of a Soviet "launch phase ABM system" against actual U.S. shuttle launches were made directly over Cape Canaveral itself, and still no one recognized what was happening or what sort of weapon was being tested. On December 12, destruction of the Arrow DC-8 in Newfoundland produced no indications that the Americans and Canadians knew anything about the nature of the weapon possibly used.

Accordingly, after a sufficient wait to test our reactions (if any), the Soviets prepared to actually destroy a shuttle after its launch.

- Destruction of the Challenger in January 1986 -

As the whole world knows, on January 28, 1986 the shuttle Challenger was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida after exposure to undesirable weather conditions, and disastrously exploded shortly after launch. The evidence seems to indicate that, as the rising vehicle was stressed, one end of its right booster broke loose, twisting away and into the main fuel tank, causing rupture, spillage of the fuel and catastrophic explosion. Several other anomalies still exist, however, and it is clear that a problem existed with at least one of the booster seals. All seven astronauts aboard the flight were killed in the fiery destruction of the vehicle.

Of course no one had recognized that the Soviets had already tested a launch-phase anti-ballistic missile (LPABM) system against three of our previous shuttle launches. These "wet-runs" used a deliberate "time offset" to delay the explosive emergence of electromagnetic energy in a launched shuttle's location along its trajectory. The delayed test shots resulted in very large "booms" above the launch site after the shuttle was safely out of the area, but did not destroy the shuttle vehicles themselves. For example, the delayed-shot boom occurred 12 minutes after the evening launch of Nov. 26, 1985. Even a marker beacon (large light in the sky) was utilized on that launch shortly after lift-off. The marker beacon was photographed. In addition, another photograph taken in a time sequence shows another sudden streak of light coming down and ending in a burst of light. This was probably a spatially-offset test of the "pulse" mode for destroying the shuttle. The "light burst" would have been detected in the Soviet Union and scored against its intended offset position. However, another mechanism may have been used to cause destruction of the shuttle itself.

On Jan. 1, 1986 the presence of a metal-softening signal added on to the Soviet LPABM system's scalar EM transmissions was detected by a surprised Frank Golden. The metal-softening ability of the detected signal was experimentally verified by him. Golden also locally nullified the action of the scalar EM signal in a test, rather conclusively establishing (1) that it existed and (2) what it was. The signal was apparently being prepared for use against an upcoming U.S. shuttle launch.

Just prior to the launch of the shuttle in late January, 1986, the Soviets accomplished significant weather engineering over the U.S. The jet stream was severely bent southward in the middle of the U.S., bending rightward again to move across the Florida panhandle. Icy cold air from Canada was drawn far down, into Florida and onto the Challenger sitting on its launch pad. This exposure to cold outside its tested range was probably an additional factor contributing to the Challenger's failure.  Positive signatures of the Soviet weather engineering and jet stream manipulation were observed and photographed by several persons, particularly in Alabama and California.

On January 28, 1986, the Soviet scalar EM weapon system effects were sharply localized in the launch zone. Localization involved higher frequencies being present; these are quite painful to small brains -- whose hemispheres act as a scalar interferometer and detector -- such as in birds.  As commented upon by national news commentators, strangely the birds were not flying that morning.  Indeed, they were staying down on the ground or avoiding the area, since the sky over the area was painful to them.

As the Challenger rose, the metal-softening signal would have been experienced in and around the boosters shortly after ignition, since the booster flame acts as a special "ion-plasma" turner/detector for the scalar signal. (Certain plasmas have a unique characteristic: they transform an input transverse wave to a longitudinal wave, or an input longitudinal wave to a transverse wave.) The effect of such a local signal is to "change mass in the immediate vicinity" with the particular scalar resonance signal. (Mass acts as a capacitance or accumulator for scalar resonance).

The ill-fated Challenger was doomed. After ignition, the booster flame acted as a ionic plasma detector/amplifier for the scalar metal-softening signal on the Soviet Woodpecker grid. The metal in and around the booster flame was slowly and steadily weakening due to charge-up with the metal-softening pattern. This contributed to booster leakage from the already cold-damaged seal. The leaking booster poured out smoke and later flame, contributing to the impending disaster.

Substantial winds and air turbulence over the site increased the stress on the Challenger as it rose through this region. This also contributed to the impending disaster and may have been deliberately created there by Soviet weather engineering.

As the Challenger stressed, eventually one or more weakened metal mounts gave way, partially freeing the end of the right booster. The booster oscillated, rotating into the tank and rupturing it. Contact of the escaping liquid fuel and the flame resulted in a fiery explosion, destroying the vehicle.

Even so another anomalous flame or light was observed on the vehicle, and may have represented a very small additional "pulse mode energy form" produced by the Soviet weapon that was attacking the Challenger. The shock of the explosion probably killed the astronauts instantly, although the cabin appears to have remained essentially intact while it plunged several miles to the ocean below.

By creating excess cold exposure to the shuttle, inducing metal-softening in and around the ignited booster, and possible adding a deliberate "intensely hot spot", the Soviets caused the Challenger to weaken and destroy itself shortly after launch, in so subtle a fashion that NASA scientists would not suspect what had actually caused the mishap. The Soviets also had previously withdrawn all their trawlers and ships which normally shadow a shuttle launch. to prevent any suggestion of Soviet presence near or involvement in the catastrophic accident.

A few days later, sporadically intense "high frequency localization signals" were still present on the grid, at least at one hinge-point at Birmingham, Alabama. From 1-4 February 1986, many birds inadvertently flew into the zone when an intense breakout of these components occurred, and dead birds fell from the sky in substantial numbers.

* According to an Urgentgram sent out by General D. Graham, on the evening of the Challenger's loss, KGB headquarters held a party to celebrate 'success of their active measure against the shuttle.' Note that all Soviet scalar EM weapons -- development, testing, deployment, and usage -- is under command and control of the KGB.

Among other things, this briefing details the bizarre series of indicators that showed the Soviet intention to destroy the vehicle, and documents the accidental discovery of the signal with which they intended to cause the shuttle to fail and destroy itself.

- Technological Surprise and a New Hiroshima -

Sadly, the bureaucratic smugness of orthodox Western scientists has materially assisted the Soviet deception process. Most Western managerial scientists -- particularly in weapons development activities -- have continued to view the Soviets as ignorant peasants, still trying to clean the mud off their boots. This view, of course, is totally untrue and unwarranted.

It takes only a few examples to refute this attitude. In nonlinear mathematics, engineering and science, the Soviets have led their Western counterparts since the beginning. The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effect of a nuclear explosion appeared in the ordinary Soviet scientific literature before Western scientists were even aware that the effect existed. The Soviets continue to lead the world in explosive welding, titanium forming and welding, etc. While the Soviet scientists exhibit little inclination to build good washing machines, they certainly do produce state-of-the-art technology -- and beyond -- in any area in which they focus their main efforts. (We do lead the Soviets in some areas such as computers, computer software, miniaturization, etc.)

Once before, a modern nation -- the United States -- developed a mighty weapon in secrecy and used it to force a powerful foe -- Japan -- to its knees. The mindbending atomic blows to Hiroshima, and shortly after to Nagasaki, showed once and for all that in the modern age technological surprise can prove instantly disastrous. Yet in our scientific arrogance, we have assumed that no one else will ever do such a thing. We have assumed that it certainly could never happen to us, and that the "secret weapon" scenario will never be repeated. On the contrary, it has happened again, someone else has done it, and it has happened to us.

It has also become fashionable in the West to believe that all the laws of physics are already discovered. We assume we already know all of them. While we have been pridefully crowing this tune, the Soviets have been steadily discovering new laws in secret, as well as new ways to circumvent the old laws.

- We Have Given Up Defense in the Larger Sense -

Meanwhile, to defend ourselves strategically , we have chosen to forego "defense" and rely almost totally on building a powerful strategic offense that is capable (we think!) of destroying our would-be enemies anywhere in the world. Our offensive striking power is based mostly on a triad of deterrent forces -- land-based ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and strategic bombers. The cruise missile is presently being added to the triad. If this 4-part offense were nullified or destroyed by Soviet secret weapons, we would be powerless to prevent our own destruction and Soviet domination of the world.

We have been viewing ourselves as Samson, confident in the strength of our locks.

Yet literally our locks have been secretly shorn and the Philistines are already upon us. Indeed, Soviet energetics weapons are now capable of destroying both our triad shield, our homeland, our armed forces in the field, and our population, quickly and efficiently. We have a new "gap" of monumental proportions: not a missile gap, not a submarine or bomber gap, and not even a particle beam or laser gap. We have a scalar electromagnetics or electrogravitation gap.

In this briefing, it is my purpose to show a portion of the Soviet weapons developments that have lead me to such dire conclusions. The Fer-de-Lance briefing is also an attempt to galvanize our leaders and scientists into action, for our present total vulnerability to the Soviet Fer-de-Lance weapons is intolerable and unacceptable.

Unless we achieve defenses -- and quickly -- our own demise in a fashion similar to the Hiroshima-Nagasaki scenario is inevitable and imminent.

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