Weather Modification & The China Lake Connection

Part 1 – The Secret City  by Anthony Etienne Jaime

“Neither the Bible nor the prophets; neither Freud nor research; neither the revelations of God nor man can take precedence over my own direct experience” Carl Rogers

An Introduction

For those who are aware of the Chemtrail phenomenon and are actively involved in researching the aerosol spraying programs in an effort to ascertain their purpose and determine the agencies involved, there are two main schools of thought that have come into existence.  Just as America has been divided into Red states and Blue states, the Chemtrail movement has become just as divided. On one hand, there are those who ardently wave the geo-engineering banner declaring that the aerosol spraying programs fall under the guise of solar radiation mediation.  And on the other hand, there are those who just as firmly believe that the purpose of the chemtrails are more sinister in nature and are the result of exotic space based weaponry developed under the far reaching umbrella of the military industrial complex.  And to a lesser extent, there are some who believe in an alien and UFO connection to the Chemtrail phenomenon and some who believe that the Chemtrails are a part of Project Bluebeam, that fabled conspiracy theory that says the world governments will fake an alien invasion with holograms as a pretext to imposing martial law and a one world order.  Some believe that the Chemtrails are preventing us from seeing the approach of Niburu or a second dwarf star.  The possible explanations are wide-ranging and often speculative but there is no doubt in my mind that the aerosol spraying programs and chemtrails are real for I see them everyday. Like the X-Files, the truth is out there somewhere. The cold hard reality is that we need to assemble enough clues and evidence to piece together that puzzle that is the truth into the bigger picture that may just include many of the aforementioned puzzle pieces.

My particular puzzle pieces are the result of experience, much research and amassing a fairly large body of photographic evidence in addition to having undergone what I can only say were extremely profound experiences that shook me to my very core and forever altered my perceptions of the world.  It is often said that “the truth is stranger than fiction” and since I began my journey down this particular rabbit hole, the lines between empirical truth and science fiction have become extremely blurred at times.  As you journey with me through this strange and complex narrative, it is my sincere hope that that the factual details I provide will connect and support the anecdotal portions of my narrative and that this article will help encourage others to speak up and provide whatever information or knowledge they may have.

As with any narrative, there needs to be an introduction, the narrative itself, and an end or conclusion.  As many of my college professors were fond of informing me, essays, articles, and speeches should be all be assembled on Lincoln’s three part model for a speech: First, tell them what you’re going to tell them; Second, tell them; Third, tell them what you told them.  With that thought in mind, let me introduce myself and “tell you what I’m going to tell you” and then lay out the factual and historical background because much of what I am about to relate to you borders upon the surreal.

Since this article is primarily about China Lake, I will start by informing you that I am a former employee of the China Lake Naval Weapons Center (NWC) as it was known when I worked there.  During my time there, which spanned nearly 9 years beginning in 1973 and ending in 1982, I was employed in several different capacities.  I started off as an apprentice electrician in the Public Works Department in 1973 and after completing the program and making journeyman, I wound up transferring to the Range Department and the Supersonic Naval Ordinance Research Track or SNORT, as it is commonly known.

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Fig. 1 – The Track Crew (1978) at SNORT w the Sierras in the background – L to R: Anthony Etienne Jaime , Dan Krausman, Cleve Warren, Eddie Mierta, Raphael Alvarado, Billy Brown. ~The Truth Denied


After leaving the base for a brief time in 1979, I returned to the Public Works Department as a power lineman in the high-voltage shop before leaving civil service again for good in 1982.  All of these jobs afforded me plenty of opportunities to travel all over the base in the performance of my duties.  In addition, I spent nearly 30 years working out of I.B.E.W. Local 428 in Bakersfield, Ca., including many DoD projects at China Lake, Edwards AFBFTC, Vandenberg, and spent several months working in the extremely secret and much speculated upon Northrup Tejon Ranch RCS facility located in the Tehachapi Mountains west of Rosamond, Ca.

For those interested, the following video provides an interesting look at the Tejon facility.

In addition to my civil service and construction time at China Lake, many of the construction projects I have worked on at Edwards include the B-1/B-2 hanger complex, the SR-71 hanger re-model at the NASA Dryden facility, the large Anechoic Chamber, the rocket stands and the Ridge Project at Boron (rumored to be the facility that produces fuel for the Aurora), the Airborne Laser Project, the bombing ranges, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter hanger.  The last projects I worked on in my career were at China Lake, refurbishing the HVAC controls in several facilities and on the construction of lab facilities at Hanger 5.  While by no means do I consider myself to be a scientist or engineer, my background is such that I have fairly good grasp of what facilities are designed and used for.  Moreover, as a long time resident of the China Lake area and employee at the China Lake/Edwards base complexes, I am very familiar with military aircraft and weaponry and have watched them fly through the skies here since my childhood.  It is therefore an understatement when I say that the sights I have been seeing for nearly the last two and a half years were and continue to be incredibly disturbing to say the least.

My journey began in the early morning hours of July 30th, 2012 with a UFO sighting that took place over the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in California that lasted for several hours and led to continued UFO sightings and other strange sights in the sky for the next three days, including witnessing what I now believe to have been a full on holographic demonstration of Project Bluebeam.  After overcoming my initial sense of shock and disbelief, I became completely engrossed in a search to find rational explanations for the strange sights I was seeing in the sky.  At that particular point in time I had never heard of a chemtrail or many of the other terms I was to become so familiar with but that was rapidly to change.  For the next couple of months, I was much like the Richard Dreyfuss character in Close Encounters and chased strange lights in the sky around the countryside at night and observed strange and unnatural cloud formations during the day as well as pursuing research on the Internet.

As I struggled to wrap my mind around the incredible sights I was seeing in the skies, I compiled a short list of possible causes but I kept coming back to the Navy and the China Lake base as the most likely explanation.  The top three possibilities of that list were: 1) government research with military applications; 2) ET really is here; 3) a combination of 1 & 2, which is still my favorite theory.  Over time, my personal observations and experiences have allowed me, along with a great many other people who were accompanying me, to witness an incredible assortment of extraordinary sights in many different locations.  The one constant throughout my journey to date has been my proximity to the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, California, which in turn is in close proximity to a large number of other related military facilities that I believe also play a role in what we are witnessing in our skies.

While many of us may hear some the names of some bases mentioned frequently, far too few really know or understand what goes on behind those closed gates.  I believe that it is through understanding what role these bases play that we will come to a much fuller understanding of the nature of the Chemtrail phenomenon and what is occurring in the skies.  The majority of activists documenting Chemtrails are looking up in an effort to understand what we are seeing, but let me assure you that there is most definitely a terrestrial connection to ground based facilities.

And it was at this early point in time during my journey and search for answers that a very fortuitous chance event occurred.  While surfing the net, looking for answers to my questions, through sheer luck I tuned into the Roxy Lopez Show while she was interviewing Sean Gautreaux regarding his research into the cloaked craft that are now being detected and seen by so many researchers world-wide.  As I listened in stunned amazement, it quickly struck me that someone else was seeing many of the same things as myself and the realization that I was not alone was an immense relief.  I immediately located Roxy on Facebook and asked her to put me in touch with Sean which she graciously did, and over the course of the next two years have become well acquainted with Roxy, Sean, Jim Kerr, plus a few other of her on air guests and a great many other people worldwide who are active in the movement to rid our once beautiful blue skies from the toxic heavy metal aerosol cocktails being sprayed into our atmosphere as Chemtrails.

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Fig. 2 – Large facial chemtrail apparition that appeared over my home 7/31/2012

A History & Overview of China Lake

China Lake, the very name sounds like a placid tranquil vacation spot for tourists to visit but nothing could be further from the truth.  When it comes to uncovering the truth surrounding the incredibly compartmentalized secret government programs that are being conducted by the military-industrial complex, much can be learned by examining the bases and facilities where such work is carried out.  Understanding the nature of these facilities can provide many clues, especially for those who are seeking to get at the truth surrounding the aerosol spraying and weather modification programs.  The China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station is the Navy’s premier RDAT&E laboratory (Research, Development, Acquisition, Test & Evaluation) and a facility whose role in weather modification has been largely overlooked.  The term “Secret City” comes from a 1993 2-hour video of the same name made by the China Lake Museum Foundation that is a history of the Navy at China Lake that was made in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the base and the unique community that sprang up in the middle of nowhere.  Unlike AREA 51, which in spite of its extremely secret nature is a well-known installation frequently featured on television programs and in UFO circles, those in the know rarely mention China Lake outside of official circles and it receives very little undue publicity on a national level.

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Fig 3 – Location Map

Comprising approximately 1.1 million acres or 1,735 square miles, the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station is an immense installation.  This sprawling complex is spread out across Kern, Inyo, and San Bernardino counties.  The installation is located in the upper reaches of California’s Mojave Desert, approximately two and half hours north east of Los Angeles near the intersections of State Highways 395 and 14 on the way to the eastern Sierra ski resorts at Mammoth Mt.  State Highway 178, which connects Bakersfield to Death Valley, runs through Ridgecrest, the small community outside the gates where the majority of the bases employees reside, including the transient contract work force that keeps the local motels continually filled during the week and emptied out on the week-ends.  With the growth of the Ridgecrest community, it has been easier to attract qualified employees to the base but in the early days, the remoteness of the area and the often-harsh weather conditions, especially the frequent high winds, made keeping employees extremely hard at times.

Constructed during the early 1940’s, the base originally began at the airfield located outside the small town of Inyokern, so named because of its proximity to the boundaries of Kern and Inyo counties, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada range.  After relocating ten miles east, the base was originally known as the Naval Ordinance Test Station or N.O.T.S.  It was during the early days of N.O.T.S. existence that it gained it’s pre-eminent fame in the military-industrial complex environment for the development in 1950 of the AIM 9 Sidewinder heat seeking air-to-air missile, named after the unique Mojave Desert rattlesnake that also targets its prey with heat seeking abilities.

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Fig. 4 – China Lake Main Gate in the early days. ~ The Truth Denied

Fig. 4 – China Lake Main Gate in the early days.

During the its existence, the China Lake base has been known by several different names including the Naval Ordinance Test Station (N.O.T.S.), the Naval Weapons Center (NWC), and today the main base located adjacent to the city of Ridgecrest is known as the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS), China Lake, California.

China Lake is actually a dry lake located on the north range area, named for early Chinese immigrant workers who mined borax from the dry lakebed.  The entire region is dotted with dry lakebeds, including the large underground Searles Lake mining operation in Trona, Ca. located 25 miles to the east.  It is an arid desert region of little rainfall and a very harsh climate located about 100 miles west of Death Valley.  Winters can be bitter cold and summers frequently hit triple digits.  The main base facilities are located in the Indian Wells Valley, surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the west, the Coso range to the north, the Argus range to the east, and the El Paso mountain range to the south.  The terrain of the base is diverse and ranges from flat desert land to volcanic lava flows and rugged mountain ranges.

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Fig. 5 – The recently renovated main gate today. The original gate guard shack is visible on the left hand side of the newly constructed canopy.

Like AREA 51, China Lake was chosen for its remote location far from large population centers in order to safely conduct testing in relative secrecy.  In addition, the clear skies over China Lake affords an extremely good environment for unimpeded flying and to collect the necessary photographic, video, and telemetry data required in order to support the China Lake mission of weapons testing and development for the Navy.  As previously mentioned, China Lake is an enormous facility, most of which is comprised of sparse unpopulated tracts of desolate desert, and in the eyes of the visionaries who chose this location, perfectly suited for testing a wide variety of naval ordinance and weapons, including missiles, propellants, and bombs, with the list growing to include radar cross section testing, electronic counter-measures, laser/optics research and testing, aircraft survivability, ejection seats testing, and also weather modification.

For a good look at the capabilities of China Lake, this video provides a concise overall summary of the base mission and facilities available.

Heavily modernized after over 73 years of existence, the China Lake installation today is far removed from its austere beginnings when the fledgling rocketry program at Cal Tech was looking for a more suitable location in which to carry out the testing necessary for the development of the its rocketry program.

According to the official NAWS site, “In the midst of World War II, adequate facilities were needed by the California Institute of Technology for test and evaluation of rockets. At the same time, the Navy needed a new proving ground for aviation ordinance. Cal Tech’s Dr. Charles C. Lauritsen and then Cmdr. Sherman E. Burroughs met and formed a pact to find a site that would meet both their needs.”1

Thus began a long collaboration and partnership between the civilian sector, comprised of research scientists, engineers, technicians, and many skilled craftsmen and military personnel and defense contractors that led to a unique culture of civilians and military personnel working side by side.  It also led to the formulation of a policy known as the China Lake Way that established that the civilian scientists were working as equal partners and not subordinates to the military.2

Fig. 6 – The sign at the visitor center at the main gate.

“China Lake is the United States Navy largest single landholding, representing 85 percent of the Navy’s land for weapons and armaments research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E) use and 38 percent of the Navy’s land holding’s worldwide.  In total, its two ranges and main site cover more than 1.1 million acres, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.  As of 2010, at least 95 percent of that land has been left undeveloped. The roughly $3 billion infrastructure of the installation is comprised of 2,132 buildings and facilities, 329 miles of paved roads and 1,801 miles of unpaved roads.  The 19,600 square miles of restricted and controlled airspace at China Lake makes up 12 percent of California’s total airspace and provides an unprecedented venue for integrated testing and training of today’s warfighter.  The workforce at China Lake is a mixture of military, civilians and contractors that are employed across multiple tenant commands.  There are currently 620 active duty military, 4,166 civilian employees and 1,734 contractors employees that work onboard the installation.”3

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Fig. 7 – Security admonition entering China Lake

As one might expect from a unique laboratory installation like China Lake, the ratio of civilian employees to military personnel is structured far more in favor of a civilian work force that handles the bulk of the research and development workload while the military personnel are primarily assigned as aviation and ordinance support personnel.  Despite the majority of personnel being civilians, security is a high priority at China Lake and rigidly enforced by N.C.I.S. and other agencies.  That fact I can attest to personally since I once had occasion to intervene in altercation in a local establishment located just across the street from the main gate. As an employee of the base at that time, I quickly ascertained that a breach of security had occurred between a contract employee of Hughes Aircraft and some local patrons with an exchange of money and a hand drawn schematic involved.  After securing the drawing and the combatants, I phoned base security and within two minutes the establishment was completely surrounded by local and base law enforcement vehicles.  Within a couple more minutes, two N.I.S. agents (pre-Gibbs it was the Naval Investigative Service) in suits entered and I explained the situation, handed over the drawing and the Hughes employee who was immediately taken into custody and ushered out the door. I was later called into the N.I.S. office for further de-briefing and was informed that while no criminal charges had been pursued, the Hughes employee had been discharged and his security clearance revoked.  It bears noting that while foreign espionage is always a concern at military installations, at an installation like China Lake industrial espionage between competing defense contractors is also a concern.

Divided into two major sections, there is the main base, which contains the North Range area and the South Range area formerly known as the Randsburg Wash Test Range and currently known as the Electronic Combat Range or ECR. The ECR also is home to the Navy’s Foreign Technology Branch that reverse engineers acquired foreign technology, which are primarily radars.

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Fig. 8. – This is a file photo of China Lake’s North & South Ranges plus R-2508 Complex & Nellis*  AFB – All are in close proximity. (Nellis*  AFB is otherwise known as Area-51)

Edwards AFBFTC is only an hour away; the Ft. Irwin National Training Center and NASA Goldstone adjoin the NAWS ECR on the south range, Nellis AFB, AREA 51, the Nevada Test Site, Tonopah Test Range, Pacific Missile Test Range, NAS Lemoore, and Top Gun at Fallon, Nv. are also located fairly close to China Lake in a large, intricately linked zone of military influence, research, and testing.  One of the many advances made at China Lake since my days there is the Integrated Battlespace Arena simulation facility through which “Facilities are linked worldwide with multiple fiber optic networks including SIPRNET, DREN, and range microwave telecommunication capabilities.”4

Located on the main site adjacent to Ridgecrest are an incredible assortment of laboratories and Armitage Field N.A.F. which is home to two different squadron commands, the VX-9 Vampires located in Hanger 1 and the VX-31 Dust Devils Test and Evaluation Squadron located in Hanger 3.  Hanger 2 over the years has housed visiting transient foreign commands from the R.A.F. and also the remotely piloted QF-86 and QF-4 drone program, which were re-built Korean War F-86 and Vietnam era F-4 Phantom aircraft designed as targets for missile testing.  Hanger 5 or the Advanced Warfare Lab whose construction was finished in 2007, houses China Lake’s F-18 program and the nearby Hanger 4, “the so-called “Black Hangar” that may or may not host the developmental (later cancelled) A-12 WSSA, was completed during 1990; the building is officially nonexistent for many years, prompting the long-standing canard, “What hangar?”5  This is where the Navy houses it’s version of the stealth aircraft that can occasionally be seen flying in the skies here.  I have performed work at both facilities but can tell you very little about Hanger 4 since the level of security was extremely high and escorts were with us at all times and the Hanger 5 AWL project that I worked on was primarily lab space and fenced off from the rest of complex.  That is quite different from the original three hangers at the airfield where access to the hanger decks was virtually unfettered and it was possible to walk right up to jet aircraft and helicopters.  As a member of the China Lake high voltage shop, I spent a lot of time at the airfield since it was also our responsibility to maintain the runway lighting.

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Fig. 9. – This is a file photo of the Northrup Grumman X-47A at N.A.F., China Lake. Note the purple & pink chemtrail haze in background.

The laboratories at China Lake present some of the finest facilities of their type in the world from the huge Michelson Lab, with its over 9 ½ square acres of floor space which “is equipped for basic and applied research in physics, chemistry, aerophysics, metallurgy and ballistics, and for development work in propulsion, fire-control, and guidance systems for rockets and other missiles”6 to nearby Lauritsen Lab which “features a 56,000 square-foot structure that incorporates special features in three well-equipped wings with a focus on laser and optical work.  Specialized facilities include an 8-by 100-foot room designed for optical experiments; a rooftop facility provided for outdoor tests to the horizon; and provisions for lasing from inside the building to a 500 – meter eye-safe outdoor laser test range.”7   These two facilities are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cutting edge state-of-the-art research labs at China Lake but suffice it to say that the technological abilities present on the base are nothing short of phenomenal.

As I conclude the first part in this series, there are a few additional, relevant facts about China Lake that are important to note.  The first concerns the electrical power grid that supplies the base.  Since it’s inception, there have been three separate transmission lines from Southern California Edison that feed the base any two of which can go down and the installation still can function.  In addition, there are four separate geo-thermal power plants located on the north ranges, two that fall under the management of the Navy, (known as Navy 1 & Navy 2) and two that are under the management of the Bureau of Land Management (known as BLM 1 & BLM 2).  I also worked on the construction of Navy 1.  Between the four plants, there is approximately 260 megawatts of power produced aboard the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station8.   The reason I point out these facts about the electrical grid system is that very few military installations are this energy independent.  Since China Lake is not a deployment or otherwise strategic base but rather a research and development installation, this fact alone gives some emphasis to the importance of the Naval Air Weapons Station.

Fig. 10. – This is a file photo of Navy 1 Coso Geothermal Plant.

One other aspect of the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station that I would like to call attention to is the cultural and historical background associated with the lands comprising the installation.   Also located in the Coso region of the base is one of the largest known locations of petroglyphs left by indigenous Native American people in North America.   While the Coso rock art may seem to be a superfluous issue to what occurs at the China Lake base, it is my personal belief that there could possibly be a connection to some of the many anomalies I have discovered during my research.   As I said from the outset, this is to be a strange and complex journey down the rabbit hole in search of answers so it is first necessary to lay the groundwork of facts before continuing further down the road.  It is also necessary to be able to switch perspectives from the general to the specific and vice versa.  As can be seen in the following photograph (Fig. 10), there are at least a couple of figures that have heads that resemble other ancient rock art depictions worldwide of what are thought by many to be alien life forms.   Given that there is ‘some’ UFO lore surrounding areas of China Lake, notwithstanding my own personal experiences, it is a coincidence worthy of consideration and further exploration.

Fig. 11 – This is a file photo of the petroglyphs at China Lake (scanned from my personal album that was presented when I left NWC).

For those interested in further exploration of the Coso Petroglyphs rock art:


Before you say to yourself, “wait a minute, this guy is all over the place”, talking about weather modification and chemtrails, UFOs, airfields, laboratories, electrical power, and petroglyphs, recall my comment about being able to shift from the general to the specific and then back from the specific to the general.  This article is about the China Lake Naval Weapons Station in general but along the way, I have ventured into specific areas of interest that will be further explored and I will develop and document the many connections and anomalies I have discovered through my research and observation.

Summary & Conclusion

Thus far, it has been my purpose to provide you with a partial background that demonstrates my work history and background at China Lake.  In addition, a factual history and overview of the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station has also been provided, complete with photos and links to sources and videos.  From all of the foregoing information, what should become clear is that China Lake is a top secret base where not only weapons testing takes place but also much technological innovation, research, and development.  Given the size and location of the installation, it should be readily apparent that many secretive programs can and are taking place behind the security of the base perimeter.  Although what is presented here barely scratches the surface of the activities going on at N.A.W.S., my next installment on China Lake will begin the process of connecting the dots and start to fill in some of the blanks regarding “what is in our skies” as well as explore the ties to other installations and there are many.

Another facet to consider is that while many people have their attention focused on bases like AREA 51, there are activities occurring at China Lake, hidden in plain sight, which go unnoticed because of that fact.  Additionally, there is the BLM, which has closed off large tracts of public lands from vehicle traffic ostensibly to preserve wilderness areas from encroachment by the public. However, from my experience, it is my opinion that the BLM serves as a plausibly benign first line of security by keeping prying public eyes to a minimum since foot traffic only is allowed in some of the rugged areas of public land adjacent to the base where I believe testing or other activities are occurring.  It is important to know and understand that the government and its many agencies are very good at sleight-of-hand, just like any good magician, and the object in many instances is to make us focus on one object being displayed to divert our attention while the object being concealed is often in plain sight while we are being tricked.  The tactic is known as spreading disinformation or dissimilar information.

These are all activities that I will delve into in the next installment, but as I bring this one to conclusion I would like to bring the focus back to chemtrails and weather modification programs.  It is hard to believe now that I failed to make the connections but so many things that seemed to just be loose threads with no connectivity were right there in front of me for a long time.  The first big indicator for me was the regular increase in lightning storms during the summer months of July and August beginning around 1998.  And they always occurred over the base in the northeastern mountain ranges surrounding the valley here and much of it was point to point lighting and not ground strikes.  In addition, while there was a lot of lightning, there was very little thunder or rainfall.  During the early years of my life, earthquakes were far more common here than lighting storms and these lightning storms were something new.  The odd storm or two might have gone unnoticed but when they began to occur with such frequency over a long period of time I began to notice the change.  The weather seemed to be just a little out of the ordinary but nothing I could really put my finger on and the words “climate change” had not yet gained much traction in the public’s or my own perception.

Also, during my early years I can remember the Navy’s Hurricane Hunter Squadron flying in and out of China Lake on a fairly frequent basis which would seem to be a little out of their normal area of operation.  And from my years of employment aboard China Lake, I can remember the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, which was headed up by Dr. Pierre St. Amand, an individual whose name is frequently mentioned in regard to the development of military weather modification efforts, most notably Project Popeye and Operation Stormfury which explains the Hurricane Hunters coming to China Lake since that project involved attempting to lessen the strength of hurricanes.  Project Popeye, the first wartime military weather modification operation took place during the Vietnam War and was Dr. St. Amand’s brainchild and really began the pursuit of weather modification as a weapon by the military.  And ironically enough, in both 1982 and 1984, there was some extremely bad flooding that occurred at China Lake that did some major damage to the facilities there.  Since I was working there in 1982, and was the temporary foreman of the high voltage shop, my hands were full directing crews that were restoring power to facilities all over the base that had been damaged by the flooding. In the years since then, I have been informed by more than a few friends is that the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department was experimenting with cloud seeding and it got away from them causing those floods.

Another individual that played an integral role in China Lake’s development of Project Popeye was Ben Livingston, whose interview with Alex Jones regarding weather modification can be viewed in this video, The Father of Weaponized Weather.

As with many government military programs, compartmentalization and secrecy rule the day, and weather modification is no different.  In fact, it may be more compartmentalized and secret than others for several reason.  First and foremost, would be the environmental modification treaties making weather modification illegal but when have treaties ever stopped the US government from doing what it wants to do.  The government’s history of breaking its treaties is well known and a quick look at the track record of broken treaties with the Native Americans illustrates that.  Second, if knowledge of weather modification programs ever became accepted widespread information, the financial repercussions and impact would be catastrophic for the disaster capitalists on Wall St., especially the insurance companies and the commodities traders who trade in weather-based derivatives.  Third, there are indications that not only are chemicals being dispersed through the aerosol spraying programs but that biological pathogens are also being sprayed upon an unsuspecting populace as well.  And the United States government’s track record of experimenting upon it’s own citizens is as deplorable as the manner in which it has treated Native Americans.
In conclusion, let me say that the unchecked proliferation of weather modification efforts by the military-industrial complex in all of it’s many forms and different programs in an effort to achieve “full spectrum dominance” may be the single greatest threat to the planet since the development of the atomic bomb.  China Lake also played a minor role in that world-changing event as it has in many other significant military operations carried out during the course of its history.  As the movement to end the ongoing spraying programs in our skies and atmosphere grows, it is vitally important that the locations of the installations involved and the people carrying out the work are identified.  The China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station is one such installation with a verifiable historical connection to weather modification programs.  That fact is acknowledged by the U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology in their website article about The Secret City which states, “From weather modification to satellite-delivery systems, the contributions of NAWS have not stopped with armament.”9  Knowledge is power and only by becoming knowledgeable about the issues will people be able to decisively have an impact in ending the ongoing aerial assault occurring in our skies.

Next:  Weather Modification & The China Lake Connection: Pt.2 Connecting the Dots.

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Anthony Etienne Jaime

About the Author:  Anthony Etienne Jaime is a long time resident of Southern California in the China Lake area. He is a graduate of Cerro Coso Community College & Cal State Bakersfield and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Sociology. Mr. Jaime also spent nearly 30 years as a member of I.B.E.W. Local 428, Bakersfield, Ca., where he performed electrical construction work on many DoD projects and also worked for the China Lake Naval Weapons Center. Mr. Jaime is an honorably discharged Marine Corps veteran where he received training in communications-electronics and is a long time citizen activist in the area of motorcycle rights where he served for several years on the Board of Directors of ABATE of California. A well-rounded individual, Mr. Jaime is a published poet, writer and self-taught musician who has shared the stage with many performers including the Doobie Brothers, Gino Matteo, Harmonica Red, & Hotel California. For the past two and a half years, Mr. Jaime has been immersed in researching the chemtrail phenomenon and “what is in our skies.”

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Photo Accreditations:

Fig. 1: Scanned US Navy unclassified photo from the author’s personal album presented to him upon his resignation from employment at NWC, China Lake 1979.

Fig. 2: Copyrighted photo by the author.

Fig. 3: Southern California Recreation Areas,

Fig. 4: Unattributable – author believes this photo may have come from a scanned postcard in his personal collection.

Fig. 5: Copyrighted photo by the author.

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Fig. 7: Photo provided by the author

Fig. 8: US Navy Energy, Environment and Climate Change China Lake Ranges Compatibility,

Fig. 9: Northrup Grumman X-47A,


Fig. 11: Scanned US Navy unclassified photo from the author’s personal album presented to him upon his resignation from employment at NWC, China Lake 1979.

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63 thoughts on “Weather Mod & China Lake Connection: Part 1 – The Secret City”
  1. Jorge or Jorge as your name suggest your an obvious Troll Master. Its known as of today that CAL Tech and The Military and any other Space Lab is connected to the China Lake site. Its a Fucking fact that NASA has admitted that the CHEMICAL Spraying its Citizens is true and contains all kinds of nasty particulate of Borium, Sulfates and Aluminium, not too mention the ADHD anti depressants drugs you know to tranqulize the populace from basically grabbing our weapons and coming to shut all your installations down and destroy you devils. The Chemicals Arent working and we are still itching to destroy all your wicked deeds.

    1. Particles in chemtrails, among other toxins, contain aluminum, barium and other metals that act as a reflective mirror and trap the heat in the lower atmosphere and not allow it to escape. It’s the REAL cause of global warming and nefarious “not fully human” entities are behind the geoengineering of the planet for evil intention. They truly despise humanity and are literally the “serpent seed” reptoids mentioned in the bible. Air force is controlled by satanic pedophiles.

    1. These tests are naturally going to fuel plenty of conspiracy theories about mind control, weather modification, and aliens—especially with China Lake’s proximity to both large population centers like LA and Las Vegas, and the fact that Area 51 is practically just down the road. But it doesn’t take a conspiracy theorist to tell us we shouldn’t make it a habit of jamming GPS signals for everybody.

  2. Dude…those UFO’s you saw were kids rigging candles under paper bags and letting them float into the air……..Lame. lmao

      1. I lived in Ridgegrest from ’79 – ’84. My dad worked for LTV Aerospace (vought) on the ASAT/A-7E projects during his time there. We traveled Mt. Whitney on many occasions, and spent quite a bit of time visiting ghost towns. Calico comes to mind, before it was labeled a tourist destination. best friend’s Dad owned John’s Pizza. I also remember the floods and also snow. I have a lot of great memories, some not so great and one that baffles me to this day. I have never been able to find any info on what we saw, and I never asked my dad about it before his death in ’93. I was 8 or 9 at the time, so it would have been ’82 or ’83. I don’t even remember why we went outside, or if it was my dad who called us out that night to see what was in the sky. It was a bright blue fog or plasma that was brightly colored against the night sky. it expanded and grew from a small circle to a very large undefined cloud shape. I noted that my dad was visibly upset and left to make a phone call, but said nothing to us. It stayed in the sky for a while and faded out/disappeared eventually. The next day, no one I had asked, from teachers to classmates said they had seen anything.

        Do you happen to remember this or have any info on what it may have been?

        1. Hi Elaine, thanks for your comments. It’s hard to speculate just exactly what it was that you saw and the possibilities are many, as there are a great many tests that are conducted in the skies over the Ridgecrest / China Lake area. Back on November 7, 2015, there skies here were lit by a Trident missile launch that occurred off Pt Mugu. I have also photographed purplish plasma clouds in the vicinity of Walker’s Pass and if one pays close attention to the night skies here, one can detect and see some subtle hue changes in the night sky that change from red to bluish purple to green and an off orange and you can see the intensity of the sky being turned up and down just like if it were on a giant dimmer. It is a lot easier to see this effect if you are away from the city lights. One possible explanation for this are what are known as “spoofer sprays” which are likely specific combinations of chemicals that are sprayed with the objective of camouflaging our aircraft and preventing their detection by hostile forces. And it should be noted that most researchers into the chemtrail & HAARP combination are of the opinion that the system functions are a giant “spray and zap” exotic weapons platform that is part of the Star Wars strategic defense system. Chemtrails composed of nano-particulates are sprayed into the atmosphere and then through a fusion process using HAARP, lasers or other sources of heat and energy that turn the particulate into a plasma which is then able to be used to propagate directed energy weapons. I would refer you to an easily found publication on the Internet known as Owning the Weather by 2025, which is an Air Force planning guide to be able to use the weather and atmospheric conditions as weapons of war to secure a major advantage over the military forces of any nations we might find ourselves at conflict with. Thank you for visiting The Truth Denied. Regards, AEJ

  3. FACT: I’m not a journalist or writer. Again, I simply happen to have the same name as this popular figure, which Mr. Jaime has incorrectly accused me to be.
    FACT: Mr. Jaime is not currently employed at China Lake.
    FACT: Mr. Jaime does not have access to get aboard China Lake.
    FACT: Mr. Jaime does not have current information about China Lake.
    FACT: Mr. Jaime does have a criminal record.
    FACT: If the Department of the Navy chooses to issue a crease and desist against Mr. Jaime, from utilizing Navy images and content, he will lose that battle, as he has no significant monetary funds to pay legal fees.

    1. RAMOS. you are panicking… grasping at straws. I can’t tell if you’re just one BIG IGNORANT minion of this vile system of corporate totalitarianism to which the military is secondary–yes the military is the “bitch” of corporate society) or if you have some personal interest (financial/political both) in keeping this information hidden. I don’t care if you’re a journalist or not, your arguments are weak and your thoughts, words, energy are as poisonous as the crap the government, Wall Street and their global partners are spraying on us.

      About criminal records–that’s a cheap card to pull whether it’s true or not. It’s very easy to get a criminal record, especially in the last 20 years or so. All you have to do is be in the vicinity of some cowardly, angry, bored cop, be a protestor, or really anger the powers that be by revealing “sensitive” information to the public via a widely visible platform. Go talk to your beloved government about criminals; start with the fact that they smuggled hundreds of Nazi war criminals into our country towards the end of WWII and afterwards so that we could develop and perfect our own techniques of terror, mind control, torture and world dominance.

      The gig is up for all the psychotic powers behind the curtain and their minions who are so twisted they don’t even care if their actions kill them or their families because they are loveless creatures–except perhaps in a twisted, cognitively dissonant way. So now that you got your poisonous gas bag filled, why don’t you fly away!

  4. Dear Mr. Jaime ~
    Do you have any idea why, beginning today, the Naval Air Weapons Station is testing devices to possibly “jam” aircraft GPS, 5,000 to 40,000 ft., above sea level, 6 hours a day (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., pst) on days June 7, 9, 21, 23, 28, and 30th, centered on China Lake, and encircling the proximal air space of 505 nautical miles, including both California & Southern Oregon, but suggested & effected bandwidth (could?) reach outward as far as Missouri??? The FAA has warned airline pilots to avoid entering said airspace. Hope to her your thoughts! Barbara

    1. Barbara, thank you for sharing your concern regarding the GPS testing. While I have no available information other than the articles posted in this thread, the most reasonable educated guess i can offer is that the testing is likely two-fold in nature. Since the advent of smart bomb and guided munitions technology, much of which relies upon GPS satellite locators, one large concern for the military has been that a foreign adversary such as China could develop the technology to disable our GPS systems thus putting our military at a disadvantage. I would therefore think that one part of the testing is dedicated to seeing how GPS systems could be jammed and at the same time looking at methods and technology to defeat such jamming. Often, that is the nature of electronic weapons and counter measures testing, one side playing friend and one side playing foe, with data from both sides collected during the test event, which is then collated and examined with the results eventually being put to use in by troops in the field.

  5. Your words stated that you left China Lake 1982. I did not make that up, you did. That appears to be accurate, as the information which you referenced is dated. I highly doubt that you have “current” employment history within China Lake, thus your so called “current knowledge” is obsolete. You may want to exercise some caution about your statement: “I stand by my work”. You posted nine references links, utilizing a significant amount of content from them. After viewing all nine reference links, I did not see your name listed as an author.

    1. Picking apart this article? Why? Why is it so important to discredit this particular individual?
      Are you on the payroll? What did they offer you? Always remember, whatever you take, the debt will never be paid.
      Get out while you still can.

  6. This guy has copied a lot of existing information from other sources, which he provides reference links to. He really hasn’t provided any significant information about China Lake, that isn’t already declassified and available on the net. He has not worked at China Lake in thirty four years, so he is clearly outdated and has to rely on declassified information, from other internet sources. I’m still laughing about the so called, cloud seeding experiment, creating uncontrollable flooding!!

    1. Mr. Ramos, you are entitled to your views as all persons are but the actual facts of the matter are that you are very wrong about about more than a few of the points you attempt to make including my employment history which is far more recent than you imply at not just China Lake but other installations as well. In addition to being a former employee, as a life long resident of the community my observations and current knowledge of the base at China Lake are also far more current than you also imply. Moreover, the large floods of 1982 and 1984 are a matter of historical record, with the flood of 1984 doing severe damage to Michaelson Laboratory, specifically the underground sections containing the electrical distribution transformers and other building utilities. In addition, the cloud seeding experiments are also a matter of historical record, which I also detailed quite in depth in Part II, and those experiments led to Operation Popeye in Vietnam where the objective was to flood out the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the results were good enough that the program continued for five years. Lastly, as an English major, I’m getting a good chuckle out of your taking umbrage with the fact that I have researched and vetted my information rather than just making things up like some of the for-profit entertainment news sources today are so good at doing. As a historical review of China Lake and it’s connection to weather modification programs, I stand by my work. It is impossible to comprehend the present unless one understands the past. Have a nice day!

            1. Explain how this guy can possibly have “current” knowledge as he states about China Lake, when he has not been employed there in thirty four years? Just because he lives adjacent to China Lake and stands at the fence looking in, hardly constitutes him having “current” knowledge. This guy failed to mention that he has a criminal record, thus he is not the good citizen as he claims.

                1. The facts are he is not a current employee of China Lake, nor does he have current knowledge about China Lake. Yes he worked there thirty fours years ago, as an electrician. Any current information that he seeks to obtain, must be done so from second and third hand sources, which no one will do as it is illegal.

                    1. Any individual whom has a security clearance cannot openly discuss any activity that they are directly active with. If an individual chooses to do so, their clearance will be revoked, thus they are now unemployed. Upon determining the type and amount of classified material disclosed, charges can be issued, along a with prison sentence. Therefore, any employee whom provides second hand information about their direct activities or activities taken place within the instillation, is essentially providing information illegally. Mr. Jaime is trying to fool people. He has his opinions as to what he believes occurs at China Lake, however there is a vast difference between facts and opinions. The only facts that Mr. Jaime has provided, are from the nine external links, of declassified information. I doubt the Department of the Navy, granted permission for him to re post images and content from their sites.

                  1. The facts are that Mr Ramos are indisputably wrong in his allegations, to wit – simply because i left the employ of the US Civil Service commission at NWC, China Lake in 1982 does not mean that i did not accept other employment there with private contractors as well as other DOD facilities in the interim. Jumping to conclusions is unacceptable behavior for some who poses as a journalist but instead of engaging in rational, critical thought processes free from fallacies of presumption, they are only concerned with their own narcisstic and solipsistic ego-driven world view. Mr Ramos also accuses me of plagiarism but again, his ignorance of approved methods of MLA and APA citations is put on display, as all my sources were acknowledged and cited sections indicated by an endnote. It is embarrassing that i should have to explain this to an individual claiming to be a journalist AND a writer. And any material gleaned from internet sources were also cited and their use covered under the Fair Use Doctrine which is clearly stated on the website article and holds that: “In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner. In other words, fair use is a defense against a claim of copyright infringement. If your use qualifies as a fair use, then it would not be considered an illegal infringement.” And as far as any other sources i might receive information from, those are mine and mine alone and protected and Mr Ramos clearly does not have a need to know. For someone who claims to be the ” “Star newscaster of Hispanic TV” and “Hispanic TV’s No. 1 correspondent” Mr Ramos displays that conflict inherent to the “entertainment news for profit and ratings mentality” that is in direct conflict with a purely news organization performing a public service. Lastly, it is Mr Ramos that has displayed his lack of knowledge regarding standard journalistic and writing practices associated with scholarly research and writing so it is he who is attempting to fool the public into believing his self-serving claims. And rather than engaging in a reasonable discussion over the facts, Mr Ramos has tried to vilify, unfairly criticize my work, and has engaged in ad hominem personal attacks upon me rather than to engage in critical thought processes. Mr Ramos, while you might have a sore arm from patting your self on the back with your accolades, from my perspective you suffer from delusions of adequacy, hence your need to nit pick minor issues and attempt to turn them into some sort of self-imposed moral and academic purgation as the modern day Mac Flecknoe.

                    1. I never claimed anyone’s identity, nor have I claimed to be a journalist. Again, you are making more false claims. There are numerous people whom share similar names with individuals, whom are of popular status. Talk about jumping to conclusions! Interesting how you failed to expose your criminal record and shame on you for deceiving readers, about your character being one of positive nature. You are displaying an image of a failed geriatric, whom lives on a fixed income, mooching and taking advantage of those whom are financially secure. You have tried to glorify your six years of employment at China Lake, as if you have exclusive information. Lucky for the readers, you have been exposed. You don’t have access to go aboard China Lake. You might want to lay off that crack pipe and alcohol, as it is destroying the final two brain cells, that you have left.

                    2. At this point JORGE, your insults are outside of the discussion of this forum. Debating whether Mr. Jaime’s information is correct or not correct is one thing, but assuming the rest of the insults is another. This is where we draw the line on our forums, you are speculating way beyond the scope of this discussion, as well you are not correct.

                    3. Are you or are you not the “Star newscaster of Hispanic TV” and

                      “Hispanic TV’s No. 1 correspondent”

                      And if so, are you setting out to actually cover CHINA LAKE or discredit it, TTD authors, and TTD website?

  7. The petroglyphs are amazing! I had no idea they are out there. I once flew to New Mexico to see some petroglyphs but had no idea we have so many here in California. Do you know if they are accessible these days?

    1. Greg, my apologies for the delay but i have been on extended travel on just recently returned. The Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest Ca is an excellent place to research the petroglyphs. They have an outstanding photo collection as well as book and even some exhibits. They also run guided tours a couple of times a year up Petroglyph Canyon. You would need to contact them for exact dates. There are also a few limited sites up in the Sierras just west of Ridgecrest that are accessible with a 4WD and a little hiking.

  8. Oh man… You mean I have to wait for part 2? I feel encouraged that someone I’ve known for a long time has both the background and integrity to undertake something as monumentally important as exposing geoengineering..and whatever associated history and current activities are worthy of attention. Thanks, Tony.

    1. Kerry, so this has taken so long … i have been on extended travel and just returned … thank you for the kind words and you and everyone else who is concerned about this issue is most welcome … it is high time that America begins to understand the stakes of the game in play and exactly what the consequences of untrammeled weather modification programs can mean for the entire planet. Best regards my friend.

  9. excellent article Etienne Jaime, a real eye opener, and it needs to be told. I am sharing it in Wake Up America and will keep sharing it.
    Keep up the good work, but please be very careful.

    1. Thank you Laura for letting Anthony know how informative his work is for the world! He is a treasure, and he is someone who has a lot of courage to spell it all out for us. Thank you for your words of encouragement for him as well. Take Care! TTD

    2. Thank you Laura for your comments and concern. At this stage of the game it is time to stand tall and be counted. Failure is not an option as we look at the state of the planet we live on and the feckless pursuit of greedy corporations that place more value upon profit margins than they do on human life. Factor in that the military-industrial has become the major money exchange in America and is carrying out the imperialistic globalist agenda of the elite bankster cabals it is evident that we are in deep kim-chee! Keep the faith and keep them informed in Wake Up America!

    1. Tammy, thanks for your interest and comments. There are many biblical and historical references to extra-terrestrial visitation. My personal belief is that humankind has had a long experience with ‘visitors’ from other worlds. My experience’s have also indicated that this may very well be the case, and there are several famous “conspiracy theories” including the Philadelphia Experiment that suggest that perhaps experimentation into time or dimensional travel has occurred and continues to this day. Until we achieve a breakthrough into the level of transparency and disclosure regarding the tax-payer funded programs run by the military-industrial complex we must continue to chip away at the official wall of secrecy, deception and denial constructed by the disinformation agents of the government.

  10. I can believe it. I have noticed since my eyes have been opened that tornado’s are associated with spaceships entering/exiting

  11. Hey ET!!! Wow, I loved this article…..even though it pissed me off!! You are such a force to reckon with, you should be proud!!!! Someday I’ll find my way to listen to you jam 🙂

    1. Percy, i’m glad you found the article to be worthwhile. there is much more to the the history of weather modification than most realize. in the next segment, i will be bring much of that information to light. it is hard to understand where we are going if we don’t understand where we have been. thanks for the kind words and will look forward to seeing you further down the road.

  12. a comment via Facebook from Craig Stolte: Craig states “Wow Anthony Jaime so much more than the musician i know !!! i am not sure if u knew i was stationed at NWC from 1981 to 1983…. i remember the flooding in 1982 it wiped out all electrial systems for much of the base..i remember they scrambled real hard to get power back to mic lab…we actually worked together without even knowing each other then… i was an ordanaceman for the navy and also did weapons testing on the snort track… my hats of to you my friend a very informitive three and a half hrs now ,,, i will finish this tomarrow for it is now after midnite and i must get up early for work..nice article…again WOW so much truth in it… i also had a secret clearance and i am not sure what statue of limitations govern what i experianced there to what i can revel now…so maybe some day we can catch up…was happy to read your writings…nite my friend….and yes i will share this !!!

  13. Fascinating, as a former truck driver I have seen unexplainable things in the night sky, especially in Nevada and have talked to many people who have seen wilder things; shared on google and will share on bookface again.

    1. Dan, i am amazed that more truck drivers, especially those who traverse the route from Reno to Ridgecrest/China Lake haven’t reported more sightings. Many of the strange phenomena i have seen has been just off of Highway 395, especially near the small community of Pearsonville which is adjacent to the north ranges of China Lake. Much of the activity occurs at night which is probably a factor.

  14. Awesome buddy! I am so proud to call you my friend! Great info! I worked for all the mentioned companies too, but as an engineer. Never actually went to the secret facilities, though I did work on the software for many of the projects you referred to. Can’t wait to meet you when I’m back in Cali!

    1. Thanks Carly! Looking forward to meeting you as well. There is more to come and i am in the middle of putting together the next segment. What a long twisted road this has been but it is in the knowing where and naming those responsible that a major victory is achieved. Taking this from “conspiracy theory” to confirmed fact is the goal.

  15. Well done! I would like to see this area exposed to the max. Enough of this hiding information from us as if we’re children who can’t handle the truth. We are only allowed to fund it. I do not consent.

    1. Thanks Sandra. Secrecy does not beget a free society nor does it speak well of the type of nation we have become. Truth should always be served up in plentiful doses rather than small tidbits.

    1. You idiots are insane. If you did not grow up during the cold war, you really don’t know what you’re talking about. If we make our secret stuff public, the bad guys get ahold of our secret stuff, replicate it and use it against us. Take your heads out of your rear ends, people.

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