There are many theories which surround the Ground-Wave Emergency Network (GWEN) towers. Many have speculated that their true purpose is to serve as a government mind control device which can alter moods, feelings, thoughts, etc.
How exactly would they be capable of such? Various scientific studies have been used to prove the link between extremely low frequency (ELF) waves and the state of the human mind. Even since the Cold War, people have alleged that microwaves have been used in covert forms of warfare.
The towers were first implemented back in 1982 as a program from the late Cold War. According to google, they are able to transmit frequencies throughout a 300-mile radius. The entire system consists of anywhere from 58-300 intended transmitters that are spread throughout the country.
The towers are composed of 350-foot copper wires that run underneath the structure into the ground like an umbrella stand. Transmissions sent from the towers can vary between VLF 150 and 175 KHz. Supposedly, their use is to transmit military communications to withstand an attack.
Despite Congress defunding the program in 1990, many of the towers still stand. Many have speculated that the towers could be used for weather manipulation, or to even manipulate behaviors and moods of the citizens of the U.S.
Since the program was implemented it has been surrounded with controversy. Groups of people protested in the streets due to doubts regarding their official purpose.
Nancy Foster, a co-director of an anti-GWEN activist group stated that she attended a public meeting and stated that an early Air Force environmental assessment had made no mention of GWEN being used in the case of nuclear conflict. Later, The Gettysburg Times reported on Gerald Depew’s appearance on BBC against GWEN. During his appearance, Depew stated that the tower network was “not expected to be functional for more than a half-hour after the start of a nuclear barrage.” If the purpose was to transmit emergency information in a state of war, what good would it serve if it didn’t work?
When Congress defunded the program, they scoffed at the idea of nuclear war in modern times. If the towers serve no purpose, then why would $11 million dollars be spent in creating them, and leaving them up? Why have no specific answers been provided to the public regarding their use?
A quick google search of “GWEN towers” can lead you down a million roads, however, none of them provide substantial information backing their emergency use. Instead, what you find is a million other, more heinous reasons behind their existence. Take a look for yourself, and tell us what you think.