Microwave weapons known as High-energy Radio Frequency (HERF) weapons are the new threat to farmers and their animals in South Africa. Farmers in the Natal Midlands, who are experiencing new crises, have spoken about the new problem they are charged with. The farmers insist on remaining anonymous for fear of retaliation.
The microwave weapon, or HERF is a direct energy weapon used against micro-electronics and fuel vapor. The technology required to create these weapons is inexpensive and generally easy to construct.
A microwave oven operates at 2.45 GHz using a tube called a magnetron. The magnetron tube is used as a weapon. It is a simple transmitter used to shoot out 1000 watts with a wave gun and a horn.
The magnetron is not a new weapon, and research began after World War II on the development of the firearm. The use of electromagnetic waves as a potential weapon was tested in the US on rats at short range and successfully induced nausea, tumors and other symptoms. Although Russia is known to have a greater knowledge in this weapon, they called for a total ban in this field.
Research has discovered the microwave weapon is intended to cause severe pain and not leave any lasting damage. Testing has resulted in the affect on the central nervous system of humans and long-term damage. The effects on humans can be lethal. Some of the known effects of the electromagnetic weapon include difficulty with breathing, nausea and disorientation. The most dangerous is the breathing problems that pose a deadly threat to life.
The technology and the way people use the microwave weapon raised a concern. The responsibility and damage caused when reverting to this weapon leads to untold misery of the farmers in South Africa. The damage and interference of their equipment are daunting. The long-term effects and the pressure placed on farmers to protect their livelihood are enormous.
A farmer who fearfully lives in Natal Midlands refuses to leave his farm for fear of being victimized. He told the story of going to town for provisions and upon his return found one of his cow’s dead, with no indication of a wound or a gunshot. The cow was swollen, and upon inspection, it was found the microwave weapon was the cause of death. Now he remains inside his house to scared to venture out for fear of losing his life. He reported that the alleged killers hid in the surrounding hills firing their homemade microwave guns from a distance and often experience turbulent disturbances with is computers and other electronic items within his house.
The microwave weapon leaves permanent effects on any system through the destruction of circuits and components. It is found to have the same impact if electrical items or switched off or on. A direct or indirect entry is effective, and the destruction occurs from the within. Thus, visible damage is not easily detected. The gun can be aimed in any direction and will transfer energy to a target for desired effect to happen.
Depending on the power of the microwave weapon, a long-range sequence can be fatal. The weapon is insensitive to weather and does not influence differently during rain or sunshine. The damage is dangerous for electronic components, as repairs remain extremely difficult. The size of the microwave gun influences the damage done, and generally, these instruments are only a few pounds in weight. The technology used has proved to stop or disable moving cars, and electronic devices such as mobile phones. The microwave weapon can be used discreetly and because of the high rate at which the frequency travels, the human eye cannot detect an attempted attack.
To protect against the microwave weapon, an entire system must be hardened against the microwave frequencies. Microwave frequencies cannot pass through steel or aluminum. Radio frequencies pass through metal. The human body emits the same type of frequencies from the life force energy field around it and the location can be imaged through walls with the right equipment.
Aluminum or steel will shield you from attacks. Surrounding your entire house with a solid sheet of metal or aluminum would be effective. Aluminum window screens will help but will not guarantee to stop an attack from the weapon.
Farm attacks in South Africa are not uncommon; it is a daily occurrence for most. The tragic number of deaths resulting from attacks by intruders remains a constant source of concern. Now with the use of a microwave weapon, the killers have discovered another form of attack. The life of a farmer remains more fearful than before because microwave weapons are the new threat.
Editorial by Laura Oneale