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Gamma Rays - Not 'Thor' - Killed The Nordic Reindeer
By Yoichi Shimatsu
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The sudden deaths of a herd of reindeer in Norway’s Telemark region is another puzzling incident in a string of Arctic region die-offs that cannot be attributed to conventional causes such as an epidemic or mass poisoning. Due to their categorical exclusion of effects of radioactivity on the atmosphere as a probable cause, the scientific establishment and news media have resorted to pinning the blame on an lightning strike, despite the absence of a grass fire or cracks in the ground around an impact point, known as a Litchenberg figure. (An English translation by AFP from the Norwegian NRK press release is posted at rense.com/general96/reindeer.htm )
For the defense, I argue here that the Norse deity of lightning and thunder, called Thor, is innocent of charges.
These noble creatures, associated with the benevolent figure of Santa Claus, are the victims of a gamma-ray surge primarily from radioactive isotopes from Fukushima, accelerated by cosmic rays. This is a second-generation tragedy caused by the nuclear power industry, since the herd’s predecessors had to be destroyed en masse due to fallout from Chernobyl.
The continuing threat of intermittent fallout from Japan and also from the Leningrad nuclear plant on the Baltic over the past five years is being amplified by a long-term trend of increased flows of cosmic rays streaming through the newly formed Arctic ozone hole that rapidly expanded in spring 2011 following the March 2011 Fukushima airborne radioactivity releases. (See graphics on expansion of the Arctic ozone hole at theozonehole.com/arcticozone.htm and my article critical of the NASA cover-up www.rense.com/general96/arctic.html)
Radioactivity escaping from reactor containment into the global environment acts in strange ways unforeseen by physicists and nuclear engineers. The Fukushima effects on the Arctic region are on a magnitude beyond the imagination of those nuclear physicists who assured the world public of the safety of atomic power. Since the 2011 meltdowns in Japan, flows of tritium have fragmented the polar icecap, transforming that once solid sheet into a vast puddle of ice cubes that is destabilizing weather patterns over a Northern Hemisphere, wreaking havoc with winter tornadoes and temperature extremes. (my fly-over photos and analysis: www.rense.com/general96/arctic.html )
Ever since Fukushima radioactive drift eliminated the protective shield of ozone over the Arctic, cosmic gamma rays have been streaming down in ever-greater concentration. Some of these high-energy protons from deep space collide with clusters of man-made nuclear isotopes (from Fukushima and other nuclear facilities) trapped in the moisture of clouds and fog, resulting in a process called cosmic-ray spallation. These collisions split the nuclei of reactor-sourced isotopes to release fast high-energy particles. Due to cosmic origins of cosmic rays (primarily comprised of gamma rays), these split particles are called cosmogenic nuclides. The colliding cosmic rays can also break apart the nuclei of atmospheric gases to create life-threatening radiation, including alpha, beta and gamma rays.
Lighting flashes between clouds also generate gamma-ray bursts, which are flows of positive-charged protons. These atmospheric bursts are powerful enough to create antimatter. These different sources of gamma radiation, along with other types of radiation, can be released in lethal cascades of radioactivity onto the tundra and steppes, and even further southward to the temperate forests and plains.
Since many wildlife species are already at a tipping point due to constant dietary intake of radioactive contamination carried to their natural habitat by the wind from Fukushima, the combination of cosmic gamma rays, cosmogenic nuclides and cloud-sourced gamma burst is the final blow to the defenseless wildlife.
Surges of gamma rays and cloud-born isotopes onto radioactive habitat are what has been exterminating full-grown mammals, northern birds and insects from the Arctic region to the temperate zones of North America and the Eurasian continent, while harming the reproductive health of survivors. Contrary to blanket of official censorship, what we are witnessing is the fast start of a global extinction event.
To protect the privileged nuclear physics establishment in the energy industry and academia, environmental research institutes are in stubborn denial of the role of radioactivity in destabilizing the global climate and perpetrating species extermination. By their silence, biologists and environmentalists have allowed themselves to be accessories to the greatest crime on the human record of environmental destruction.
Due to the presence of radioactive isotopes and cosmic rays, the term “lightning” needs to be completely redefined. Natural lighting is a rebalancing of negative-charged electrons between the ground and the air. In contrast, gamma ray bursts are composed of extremely high-powered positive-charged protons.
Gamma-ray surges of 30 Gy (grays, each equivalent to one Sievert a second in passage) can quickly shut down the nervous system and cardiovascular function in mammals, without leaving traces such as burns (as from a nuclear bomb blast), scarring, internal trauma wounds and not even detectable radioactivity in the flesh any higher than background level. A millisecond burst of gamma rays can shutdown the body like switching off a light bulb. Another analogy is to be killed by a ghost that leaves no telltale evidence and disappears though the wall.
That said, the instantaneous deaths of the reindeer herd in Hardangervidda national park in the Telemark region of central Norway calls for rigorous analysis. There are striking similarities between this Norwegian reindeer incident and the die-off of saiga antelope on the Kazakhstan steppe. Some 120,000 wild antelope, approximately half of the national herd, keeled over in May from a mysterious cause, variously attributed to infectious diseases, poisoning by toxic vegetation, and chemical pollutants from rocket launches.
None of these suggestions can explain the widespread area of antelope mortality and therefore are unconvincing. The Kazakh steppes kill-off was preceded by unusually heavy rainfall, which led to evaporation that lifted radioactive salts from the ground into the fog and clouds. What are the sources of radioactive isotopes in Kazahkstan? These include the former Soviet nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk and the uranium mines in the Tianshan mountain range. Cosmic rays passing through the new Arctic ozone hole would trigger these cloud-borne isotopes, resulting in deadly avalanches of gamma rays down to the antelopes. (The process is explained in steps further down this essay.)
Herd Reductions in Canada and Alaska
The suggestion that lightning can fell a herd of ruminants is based on a 1972 finding in Alaska’s Brooks Range. That case for lightning was not watertight, since the bodies of the 50 dead caribou had started to decompose. In addition, the asterisk-shaped cracks in the rocky surface could have been made by an unauthorized air-to-ground missile firing from a fighter jet. (Asians who lived near U.S. military bases in Japan and Vietnam in those days are familiar with casual shootings by USAF “jet jockeys”, often with lethal consequences for playfully targeted water buffaloes and farmers.)
Following up on the grisly discovery of caribou carcasses by an Army helicopter pilot, meteorologist Glenn Shaw from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks suggested that a powerful lighting bolt was the likeliest cause of the Litchenberg figure, the cracks branching outward from a central strike point. This precedent-setting theory, which features in the Norway reindeer kill-off. (see http://www.gi.alaska.edu/alaska-science-forum/mystery-dead-caribou )
A forgotten factor behind wildlife die-offs that demands recognition was the U.S. military’s massive nuclear bomb tests on Amchitka island, at the far end of the Aleutians archipelago. Simultaneously, the U.S. military was also conducting Operation Hard Tack, which was a series of high-altitude nuclear explosions in the upper atmosphere over the Pacific with the aim of artificially charging the ionosphere to improve global radio communications. (Radio signals are bounced off the electromagnetic field amplified by radioactive isotopes. Those explosions, however, may have harmed the atmosphere’s natural capability to generate replacement ions.)
The Brooks Range death site far inland from the coast is at a higher elevation than the recent Norwegian die-off, and therefore closer to radioactivity-laced clouds that may have increased the killing power of normal lightning. However, isotope from nearby nuclear testing may well have caused gamma-ray based positive-charge lightning, even in those early days.
Steep population declines in caribou herds across Canada and Alaska over the past four decades are probably linked to a combination of isotope-poisoning in radioactive pastures and death from gamma-ray bursts, stemming from fallout from the U.S. military’s powerful nuclear-bomb tests at Amchitka. The tests codenamed Long Shot, Milrow and Canniken included the biggest thermonuclear blast in American history.
Native Alaskan residents today claim the Pentagon also conducted one or more shallow underwater test blasts off the Aleutians to create artificial tsunami and that those records are still classified as top secret due to the massive amount of radioactivity released into the atmosphere and Pacific Ocean. Is it any wonder that the once-magnificent caribou herds are gone forever? Or that scientists ignore these events when doing field research by failing to use geiger counters or dosimeters?
In contrast to reports from the Brook Range incident, photos of the Norway reindeer kill show no Litchenberg rupture patterns on the ground associated with a lightning strike. Nor are there any charred spots from lightning-ignited grass fires in the late summer season. The visual evidence suggests a electrical variant of greater complexity and more powerful than a natural lightning bolt. The suspect instrument of destruction is something more powerful than Thor’s hammer.
Contrary to statements from government experts dispatched to the site, the Norwegian herd was not huddled together out of fear of thunder and lightning. The images clearly show that subgroups were marching in long lines toward the lower part of the slope between the ridge and the waterline, that part of the terrain safest from a lightning strike. The herd was spread over a distance of more than 80 meters. The big bellwether, or alpha male, was leading the way about 20 meters ahead of his followers, indicating past experience in escaping lightning storms due to his ability to detect the warning signs of a rising current along tingling limbs and the spine, which raises the fur on the neck. (Wildlife intelligence is often far better than human knowledge or scientific instruments,, as recurrently proven in earthquake prediction.)
Compounding the error, the on-site expert (who shall go unnamed so as to spare him the shame of being exposed without Asgard) suggested the long-legged creatures were killed by lightning-caused ground current that flowed up one leg and down another. He did not specify whether the electron charge went from front legs to back or left to right, or in the reverse.
The problem here is that ground current, even from a nearby lightning strike, is not steady as is for example direct current (DC) through two wires into welding equipment. The slope is a mixture of boulders, water runoff channels and grass-covered soil, and so the ground current would be unevenly distributed, which would have left alive some or much of the herd. If one thinks of hikers struck by lighting, in most cases one or a few individual might be struck while others on the same path behind and ahead of them would be shaken but spared.
To kill 323 reindeer over an area nearly the size of football field, an unprecedented jolt of ground current would have left huge cracks centered on the major discharge points or at least caused grass fires. No such cleavage patterns nor burns were apparent on site, and therefore a standard negative-charged bolt of lightning, even at close proximity, is ruled out as the probable cause of death. The actual cause, gamma-ray surge, is dangerous enough to be a priority concern for public safety and animal welfare, and should be given research priority.
Cosmic Rays Trigger Radioactive Isotopes
So what killed the reindeer? The answer is found across the Bifrost, the fiery Rainbow Bridge to the other side of the Cosmos, as well as closer on our home planet in the nuclear bonfires of Fukushima.
The likeliest cause is gamma radiation released in the interaction of two sources: cosmic rays and gamma radiation released by nuclear plants, especially the TEPCO Fukushima No.1 facility. Clouds and fog containing radionuclides are the kettles where cosmic rays collide with radioactive fallout, generating cascades of high-energy gamma rays another deadly particles.
To quote a 2005 article by Maggie McKee in The New Scientist journal: “Gamma rays that flash briefly in Earth’s atmosphere during lightning storms are much more frequent and powerful than previously thought, a new study reveals. The rays, which are comprised of high-energy protons, exceed the energies (that reach Earth) of those from cosmic sources such as the explosive births of black holes. The new observations support a phenomenon predicted in 1925.”
In science fiction literature and early sci-fi movies, these gamma-ray bursts are called “death rays” shot out from ray guns. This discussion is unfortunately relevant to weapons development since the aerospace forces of the major powers have developed lethal ray technology for their secret arsenals, as if the planet is not already lethally radioactive.
How Gamma Rays Are Improved
For introductory purposes the following points summarize how cosmic rays can synergize with radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere to create a large-scale gamma-ray pulse with radioactivity levels high enough to instantaneously kill herd animals and presumably humans caught outdoors in inclement weather.
- A cyclical trend of reduced solar flare activity is promoting ever more powerful streams of cosmic rays, comprised of high-energy protons, to enter our planet’s atmosphere.
- Solar flares escaping the Sun divert harmful cosmic rays (much of that being gamma rays) from approaching the Earth. Therefore diminished sunspot activity results in an increase of cosmic rays heading toward this planet.
- Under normal conditions, much of those high-energy protons (gamma rays) would strike the ozone layer over the North Pole and be nullified in reaction with the ozone, with a concomitant energy loss, thereby reducing the threat to life on Earth.
- Radioactive releases from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, however, destroyed that protective layer and vastly expanded the ozone hole over the Arctic region since April 2011.
- Terrestrial (atmospheric as opposed to cosmic) gamma rays occur in lightning flashes between clouds, and carry a positive charge as opposed to normal lighting that releases negative charged electrons.
- The cosmic rays passing through clouds and fog strike and shatter the isotopes in nuclear fallout (from Fukushima or nearby nuclear plants), unleashing a cascade of powerful gamma rays and other types of radiation. The gamma-ray bursts, which last only a millisecond, are powerful enough to create antimatter and therefore are intense enough to instantaneously kill reindeer and antelope and whatever is down below.
Titans of the Cosmos
Whenever the cascade of gamma rays reaches a level of 30 grays (30 Sieverts per second), any living creature impacted will be killed by electroshock to its nerve system resulting in the shutdown of its cardiovascular function. Anything that manages to escape destruction will suffer genetic mutation from ruptured DNA.
Gamma rays released by radioactive decay and nuclear reactions are a reminder of cosmic origins. Various possible origins have been suggested as to their creation, including the collision of neutron stars or powerful electromagnetic fields left by collapsed super-nova stars that act as particle accelerators, pushing gamma protons to speeds rivaling light.
The gamma-emitting uranium deposits on Earth are alien to this solar system, having een deposited by radioactive meteors from a single exploded uranium star about 2 billion years ago. These ores are the remnant of serpentine titans in deep space, possessing hypnotic power over the weak minds of the governing elite, as they rise from the lower depths to strangle the infant in our planetary cradle. Human-refined radioactive isotopes refreshed by cosmic rays, are emerging as the ultimate weapon that will end human existence forever. Meanwhile, nuclear energy, that luciferian illumination based on that exotic alien substance drives men mad with delusions and blinds them to the mutation of their children into doomed monsters. Nuclear power is a curse on humanity.
Life Versus Death
Before going over the details, one question begs to be answered: How is it possible that bears, foxes, field mice did not suffer the same mass death of the reindeer and the antelope?
It is because these species burrow much of the time, especially during bad weather. Gamma rays can easily penetrate concrete, stone, steel and glass, rendering human shelters defenseless. However the speedy protons are neutralized by bonding with organic matter whenever they strike the long molecules such as DNA and proteins. Life is highly vulnerable to radioactivity, yet as living matter it defends itself from the most formidable threat. Thus, the moss roofs on old Viking homes and the layers of pelts swaddling the Inuit people provide the only practical defense against gamma radiation.
Life-forms have developed clever defenses against radioactive threats in their long evolution through eons of catastrophe. One of those protective measures is the telomere protein wrapped around the chromosomes in your cells. Yet there is a finite limit to natural defenses against cascades of gamma rays. The only certain guarantee for the suvival of life on Earth is an end to nuclear power, a halt to uranium mining and a total ban on nuclear weapons. The scientific establishment and the political class adamantly spurn this imperative, and therefore has themselves become a most serious foe of humankind and all other species. Simply put, preventative action is required because humanity must not be ruled by their executioners.
Opening the New Arctic Ozone Hole
The following sections provide background information on gamma ray flows consequent to the Fukushima meltdowns.
The Fukushima nuclear disaster released ionizing radiation on a never-before seen scale, far surpassing the Cherbobyl crisis and the nuclear-bomb tests during the Cold War. Official estimates grossly underestimate the total amount, since an unaccounted-for amount of plutonium was sea-dumped from secret nuclear-weapons labs in the larger nuclear complex surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plants. The effect on the Northern Hemisphere was magnified by location of the TEPCO reactors on the Pacific, with the jet stream and typhoons transporting radioactive isotopes in a northeasterly direction across the Arctic Circle and Greenland into northern Europe.
By coincidence in spring 2011, an international team of 70 meteorologists from nine countries was conducting field studies on the Arctic atmosphere, using instruments sent aloft hitched to helium balloons. To their great surprise, these weather scientists witnessed a rapid expansion of an ozone hole over the Arctic region starting in April 2011, less than a month after the 311 disaster at Fukushima. Any critical deduction from this field research was negated due to heavy-handed censorship by NASA and the U.S. meteorology agency NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), which were two of the research sponsors. Once again Washington D.C. was flexing its authority as “the first among equals”, even though it earns the low marks for science ethics and truthfulness. (see rense.com/general94/howfu.htm )
The doctored NASA report attributed the dramatic expansion of the new Arctic ozone hole to rising levels of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), chemically destructive aerosols which were banned in the U.S. in 1978 and throughout the rest of the world soon thereafter. In the very same breath, the bureaucrats at NOAA were boasting that the historical Antarctic ozone hole had been shrinking due to the CFC ban and steep declines of those aerosols in the atmosphere. The contradictory claims exposed the official lie about the Arctic ozone hole, yet not one climate scientist dared to speak out against this outrageous deception that doomed polar environmental science.
Gamma Ray Bursts in Past Extinction Events
According to a multidisciplinary research team at Kansas University, a cosmic gamma ray burst was the probable cause of the Ordovician extinction, the second-biggest mass kill-off ever, which took place about 440 million years ago and wiped out about two-thirds of then existing species, which included the first plants to grow on land and the emergence of fish.
To selectively quote from a review of the 2004 research paper found at www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200407/extinction.cfm :
“The intense radiation of a (cosmic) gamma ray burst could have depleted about 40 percent of the ozone layer. The loss of such a large fraction of the protective ozone layer would have allowed harmful ultraviolet radiation to reach Earth. Because ultraviolet flux is attenuated through water, marine organisms that dwelt closest to the surface would have received the most UV radiation. Indeed, geological evidence confirms that species living near the top of the water column were hit hardest in the Ordovician extinction.
“In addition to depleting the ozone layer, a gamma ray burst may have initiated the sudden episode of global cooling that began at about the time of the Ordovician extinction. Gamma rays break up nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the atmosphere and convert them to nitrogen dioxide. Nitrogen dioxide, the brown gas that makes up smog, blocks out sunlight, thereby darkening and cooling Earth, and possibly setting off an ice age.”
This is a stunning revelation about the threat posed by gamma rays. At the start of the Fukushima extinction, why are politicians, government bureaucrats and nuclear physicists still supporting operations at decrepit nuclear power plants and advocating investment in new reactors? The killing fields of Norway and Kazakhstan are the premonition of the coming end of human existence.
Markarian 501 Gamma Ray Controversy
During centuries past, the seafaring Vikings knew full well that the Rainbow Bridge is faster than light and can overtake any barrier of space and time. But how can such profound thought be comprehended by donkeys and professors ? In our present Dark Age, truth tellers who dare challenge the shibboleth of the nuclear cult risk exile and worse.
A decade ago an astronomer group using the MAGIC gamma-ray detection telescopes on the Canary Islands studied intense bursts emitted from the edge of a black hole in a far, far away galaxy called Markarian 501. To their astonishment, the astronomers found that gamma rays were reaching Earth faster than photons (light waves). This cosmic marathon toppled a core tenet of Einstein’s theory of relativity, that nothing can move faster than light.
The disciples of that demigod Albert, those true believers in a closed universe, denounced the heretical gamma-ray researchers, and soon contrives excuses for their cult such as quantum foam, sloppy handling of data, and drunkenness on the job at MAGIC. After an inquisition to silence those blasphemous gamma-ray researchers, the controversy suddenly ended when the high priests of nuclear physics determined that their idol was still standing, in spite of its failed promises that require daily offerings of dark matter, theoretical strings, black holes, antimatter, gravity lenses and other charms from faith healers.
The ultimate weapon of gamma rays doesn’t just fell reindeer and humans; it slays demigods and their high priests. Bring on Ragnarok!
Yochi Shimatsu is a forensic journalist who conducted environmental research in Saami districts of Norway and Finland during the reintroduction of reindeer herds after the Chernobyl fallout. His handle or nickname in the era of CB radio was Loki - See more at: http://rense.com/general96/gammarays.htm#sthash.4l1W1wHC.dpuf