A "Nobel Torsion Message"
By Richard C. Hoagland
© 2009 The Enterprise Mission
The spectacular aerial display appearing in the skies
of northern Norway a few days ago -- still receiving incredulous reactions
from around the world -- has generated a tidal wave of speculation:
"Was it a failed Russian missile?"
"Or ... another clandestine test of HAARP (the High
Altitude Auroral Research Project which, it turns out, has several not-so-well-known
facilities scattered across northern Scandinavia -- a Project steeped
its own multi-layered technology, mysteries and speculations ...)?"
delayed Russian admission that it had, indeed, conducted another routine
missile test on Wednesday morning (when the mysterious "light spiral
from Heaven," as papers in Norway are now referring to it, appeared),
did nothing to quell this "speculation explosion"; in fact,
it only added fuel ....
As we reported in Part
I, when initially queried by Norwegian media, the Russian Navy, and
the Russian Embassy in Norway, denied all knowledge of the phenomenon
-- as well as any rumored "missile tests" they may have been
conducting in the same time frame and area.
Only a day later did an AP story finally appear -- quoting
the Russian Defense Ministry's eventual, official statement
that, indeed "a Bulava missile was launched Wednesday by a nuclear
submarine submerged in the White Sea ... and its third stage suffered
an unspecified failure ...." (below). The story
underscored, however, that this "limited offical Ministry acknowledgement"
did NOT directly link that missile failure with the
growing "Norwegian Spiral" story.
"... the ministry did not confirm the lights
were the result of the failed launch ... but [independent] military analysts
said they clearly came from the Bulava explosion [emphasis added] ...."
This very carefully-worded official Defense Ministry admission
(which has been misinterpretated by America media as "confirming
that the Spiral was caused by their errant missile" ...),
also accurately reported by Norwegian
Television, raises serious new questions about the underlying facts
and context surrounding this entire, extraordinary display ....
But -- perhaps not quite as many as the sudden appearance
even more obvious "anomalous aerial phenomenon" (below) ....
(MYFOX NATIONAL) - It's a bird? It's
a plane? Media reports indicate that hundreds of people spotted what
appeared to be a triangular-shaped UFO flying in the skies above the
Red Square in Moscow.
Daily Mail reports that two separate amateur videos were shot,
one during the day and one at night, that show the same object in
the sky. The UFO made its appearance on Dec. 9, the same night
mysterious lights were spotted in Norwegian skies [emphasis added]
The same night ....
* * *
The simultaneous appearance of two
"UFOs" ... the still mysterious "spiral light over Norway"
-- and that same day/night -- a "massive flying
triangle," floating serenely over the heart of downtown Moscow--
Both obviously linked to Mother Russia--
Can hardly be treated as "a mere coincidence"
However, in the meantime, back in Norway
Below are the official
parameters of the Bulava (Russian for "Mace") ICBM (also
known as the "SS-NX-30" in NATO parlance); as can be seen, it
is a three-stage, solid propellant launcher, carrying as many as ten independently
targetable nuclear warheads (MIRVS). The latter are housed in a "maneuverable
liquid-fueled canister" (or "bus") attached to the third
stage -- which separates after burnout and, by maneuvering with small
thrusters, positions each warhead during coast for its own reentry ...
to its own designated target.
It is the liquid fuel carried in
this MIRV "bus" (atop the three-stage solid fueled missile underneath)
which is the focus of attention for those now totally believing that the
amazing Norway display was simply caused by "this liquid fuel ...
being sprayed out in a dramatic spiral into space, as the out-of-control
third stage of the Bulava missile spun out of control across the Norwgian
Manufacturer: MITT. Launches: 9. Failures: 4. Success Rate: 55.56%.
First Launch Date: 2004-09-23. Last Launch Date: 2007-11-10. Launch
data is: continuing. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Liftoff Thrust: 0
N ( lbf). Total Mass: 36,800 kg (81,100 lb). Core Diameter: 2.00 m
(6.50 ft). Total Length: 12.10 m (39.60 ft). Maximum range: 10,500
km (6,500 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 10. Boost Propulsion: Solid
rocket. Cruise Propulsion: Solid rocket. Stage 3 Propellants: Solid
rocket. Guidance: Inertial + Stellar.
Stage1: 1 x Topol'-M-1. Gross Mass: 26,000 kg (57,000 lb). Empty
Mass: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb). Motor: 1 x 15Zh58A. Thrust (vac): 980.000
kN (220,310 lbf). Burn time: 60 sec. Length: 8.50 m (27.80 ft). Diameter:
1.80 m (5.90 ft). Propellants: Solid.
Stage2: 1 x Topol'-M-2. Gross Mass: 13,000 kg (28,000 lb). Empty Mass:
1,500 kg (3,300 lb). Motor: 1 x 15Zh58B. Thrust (vac): 490.000 kN
(110,150 lbf). Burn time: 64 sec. Length: 6.00 m (19.60 ft). Diameter:
1.55 m (5.08 ft). Propellants: Solid.
Stage3: 1 x Topol'-M-3. Gross Mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb). Empty Mass:
1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Motor: 1 x 15Zh58V. Thrust (vac): 245.000 kN
(55,078 lbf). Burn time: 56 sec. Length: 3.10 m (10.10 ft). Diameter:
1.34 m (4.39 ft). Propellants: Solid.
Apart from whether this Russian rocket caused the amazing
Norwegian light show, given these parameters of the Bulava ICBM, the
timing of its latest test raises some extremely serious political
questions re the real relationship between the leadership of the Russian
Federation ... and the Obama Administration.
"Why would the Russian government conduct another
launch of a new, offensive missile system -- and in
the immediate vicinity of Norway -- on the literal eve of the
President of the United States arriving in Oslo to accept his Nobel
"How would that Russian missile ... from a submarine
supposedly located some 600 miles away from northern Norway
(in the White Sea region - see below) ... even be visible (according
to all reports ...) from only the comparatively tiny geographical
region in western, northern Norway ..?!; if a missile caused
the Spiral, why wasn't it also seen in Sweden ... Finland
... even in some western sections of northern Russia itself -- in those,
... pre-dawn skies?!"
A quick look at a polar projection of this nominal "Russian
arctic missile range" reveals exactly why these are distinctly "non-trivial"
As can be seen, if the first and second solid-rocket stages
of this three-stage, sea-launched ballistic missile each fired successfully
(as the Russians staunchly now maintain ...), the thrust from the first
two stages would have taken the rising 38-ton Bulava several hundred
miles to the northeast ... and to an altitude in those first 2 minutes
of flight (check the burn times for stages 1 & 2) approaching 100
miles -- more than high enough to be seen by anyone (weather
permitting) over an area of literally millions of square miles ...
covering northern Norway, Sweden, Finland ... AND Russia!
Why then -- if the "spiral" was simply the product
of nothing more exotic than "a spectacular failure of the Bulava's
third stage bus ..." -- wasn't it reported and photographed by literally
tens of thousands of folks scattered across these northern nations
... home to potentially millions of curious on lookers ...?
Most (these days) equipped with inexpensive, ubiquitous
cell phone cameras ..?!
A better to way to see this profound contradiction --
between the official military "explanation" (Russian and
Norwegian ... with Sweden and Finland's military being deafeningly
quiet ...) is to refer to a helpful 3-D visualization (below).
This is the northern hemisphere, as seen from a point
in space located roughly over the latitude of Tromso, Norway (site of
many of the original reports) -- at ~70 degrees N.
As can easily be seen in this projection, any Russian
intercontinental ballistic missile fired from a submerged submarine located
at the coordinates provided by the Russians would be visible at second
stage burnout (~100 miles altitude) over a HUGE surface area underneath
its trajectory (the yellowish circle) ... which would have then shifted
... northeast ... following the intended flight path toward Kamchatka
... an instaneous viewing area spanning over 1000 miles in radius!
This simple geometric reality can be confirmed by anyone
equipped with a small calculator and a basic knowledge of the openly published
Bulava flight parameters.
Or, if you're too lazy for that ... simply refer to this
handy graphic (below) on Wikipedia:
And, for those who have trouble believing that a rocket
launch several hundred miles away could be seen at all, here's an actual
photograph (below) -- taken of a White Sand's "pre-dawn, solid-rocket
missile test" ... from over 300 miles!
And here's another (below) -- a post-sunset launch from
Vandenberg AFB, seen from
San Diego, CA (about 250 miles away). The rocket here is a Boeing
Delta 4 (with 4 strap-on solids for extra thrust, that burn for the
first 78 seconds before dropping away).
Note how the contrail is initially dark (below the shadowed
clouds), before the upwardly accelerating rocket bursts into sunlight
... still shining several thousand feet above the darkened launch pad
... and the contrail suddenly turns bright.
Note further how narrow the contrail appears,
compared to the visible width of the crescent Moon (approximate 0.5 degrees
across); a little trig, and one can easily calculate the contrail's own
physical width ... even though it's also ~250 miles away.
The key, of course, is having that critical angular comparison
... and knowing the distance and direction to the launch -- three key
parameters missing in all the early Norwegian reports ....
A closer comparison of the same launch (below) ....
After a few minutes, this initially thin contrail expands
... twisting itself into exotic and highly colorful geometries (caused
by light-refracting ice crystals at high altitude - below) -- as it is
also blown around by strong upper atmospheric winds.
One of the first solid (sorry ...) scientific
confirmations that the "missile theory" for Norway might, in
fact, be correct ... is contained in the series of published Norway images
taken after the Spiral itself had disappeared--
Leaving only a strange "blue mist" hanging in
the sky ... "aimed" at a brilliant white, twisted linear
formation ... hovering just over the pre-dawn Norwegian horizon--
Looking exactly like the expected contrail of
a solid-fueled rocket launch (closer view, circled - below)!
Here's a striking ultra-close-up (below)
Sure looks like the aftermath of a missile launch ....
The next test of "the missile theory" would
be to determine the actual azimuth of this
tell-tale contrail ... and compare that against the known azimuth
of the White Sea launch site (according to the Russians) as seen from
northern Norway, for the Wednesday "Bulava problem" ....
After countless hours of searching the Internet, finally
... a breakthrough--
An anonymous poster on one of the (many) Internet chat
rooms that erupted after the Spiral's appearance -- someone actually doing
some real science -- had managed to track down the geographical
location of perhaps the most spectacular published image of this
early morning apparition (below)--
Using Google Earth, this anonymous individual had then
gone on to locate several daytime, matching surface shots of
the unique "sawtooth range" seen prominently directly under
the Spiral in the photograph ... obviously, taken from very near the Spiral
photographer's location (below).
And, a Sawtooth Range close-up:
When composited together (below), the evidence was compelling:
This spectacular, time-lapse "Norway Spiral"
image was NOT (as the
original press reports led everyone to believe ...) taken from Tromso.
Instead, the widely-circulated "Spiral Photograph" had actually,
it turns out, been photographed from a location even farther north
... from a tiny fishing camp called "Skjervoy" -- located about
55 miles ("as the crow flies ...") northeast of Tromso
Armed with this vital additional information, it was then
a simple matter to go to back Google Maps, and plot the precise azimuth
to the top of this suspicious contrail -- peaking over the "sawtooth
range" of mountains seen across the fiord ... to Skjervoy's southeast
The next step was to compare this result -- which
read "about 21.5 degrees south of east ..."-- with the azimuth
direction (~23 degrees ...) of the Russian's claimed launch-site for the
Bulava ... "in
the southern end of the White Sea, near Arkhangel" (below) ....
Allowing for the fact that the photographer
was watching the Spiral over the top of the spectacular and jagged "sawtooth
range" -- about 6 miles away from his camera -- and thus physically
couldn't see the base of the inclined 1st-stage contrail on the horizon
... the ~1.5 degree northerly "error" from the actual pre-announced
Russian submarine location is perfectly within the inclined ("depressed
trajectory" is the technical term for the) geometry of a previous
Bulava undersea launch (below)!
Here, from another anonymous post, is a 3-D
recreation of this approximate launch geometry as seen from orbit (below):
While not super accurate, the general geometry is "close
enough for folk music"; if his launch point is moved closer to Arkhangel
(as the Russian pre-launch warnings indicated ...), the launch trajectory
would also take it further east -- over the isthmus ... moving it even
farther away from Skjervoy.
Which is where the observed altitude comes in
Because of the known geometry to those unmistakable mountains
SE of Skjervoy, we can now measure all the critical angular and
scale parameters in the Skjervoy Spiral image -- discovering that the
0.5-degree center of the Spiral (yes, it was about as big as
a Full Moon, as witnesses also reported ...) hung almost 6 degrees above
the mountains ... and was therefore about 12 degrees above the true
Which meant -- if the Bulava launch trajectory was ~600
miles east of Skjervoy -- and the Spiral was (somehow ...) caused by the
malfunctioning third-stage of the rocket, the Spiral would have been about
~125 miles above the Earth when visible in that striking image taken from
Again -- all totally consistent with the Russian's
pre-launch announcement ....
Against all this mounting evidence, however -- that it
was, indeed, the Russian missile that had caused the
Spiral -- was one really major flat-out contradiction:
testimony that "the moving light came up over the mountain ...
and then came to a dead stop ... as it began to spin
out this astonishing blue-white spiral ...."
How can a "rising rocket," coasting upward on
its enormous momentum (imparted by the burning of literally tons of incredibly
Suddenly ... just come to a dead stop!
Answer: it couldn't.
If that behavior, indeed, happened ... it alone would
automatically rule out anything as mundane as "a failing Russian
* * *
To test this "impossibility," Enterprise
had to locate at least one good video from Norway (preferably more ...);
by measuring the spiral's drift -- frame to frame -- across the
sky on this video, we could determine geometrically if the eyewitness
reports were true ....
That ... it didn't move.
We finally located the
right video -- shot by a young Norwegian military serviceman,
Christopher Rakoczy, posted to one of Norway's premiere military bases,
at Skjold, Troms -- which, when analyzed frame by frame, revealed
the unmistakeable motion of the Spiral across Norway's pre-dawn
In complete contradiction to the witnesses!
Here (below) are two sequential frames -- grabbed a few
Notice the motion of the stovepipe exhaust between frames
(image left - above); the motion of the center of the Spiral
is also very obvious (image - center)--
Totally undercutting -- in a stroke -- the misimpressions
of multiple eyewitnesses ... with regards to the most siginificant detail
of this entire amazing apparition ....
That "it stood still."
Here (below) is the overlay composite of these two revealing
This elemental video frame comparison -- by unquestionably
establishing that the Spiral continued to move slowly across
the sky ... even as it rotated -- adds serious additional
weight to the idea that, indeed--
The Spiral had been created by the out-of-control
Bulava rocket ....
* * *
Case closed, right?
Of course not.
While we at Enterprise have independently proven
to our satisfication that the Russians did, indeed, launch a missile from
the White Sea that Wednesday morning ... and, that the tell-tale signs
of that event were unquestionable captured on both Norwegian
images and videos of the Spiral and its aftermath--
What we have not established by this analysis
is any physical evidence that the Bulava was, in fact, directly
involved in the generation of the Spiral.
The only case that we ... that anyone ... is capable of
making at this point -- based only on analysis of the trajectory
of the Bulava -- is completely--
While the Russians, stubbornly -- despite all their [inevitable]
test telemetry -- for some reason ... continue to refuse to officially
link the failed Bulava with the appearance of the Spiral ....
Could they know something we should
Which, again, appeared the same night as the
Spiral ... but over downtown Moscow--
Stay tuned ....
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