10 years of Scientific research of the Hessdalen phenomena
Assistant professor Bjørn Gitle Hauge
Østfold University College Norway
The author has for the last decade been a member of the Hessdalen project research team, and participated in the development of the Hessdalen interactive observatory, also called "blue box". The author has a master degree in electronics and specializes in electromagnetic transmission. The author has long experience with radar and radio transmission from the royal Norwegian Navy. Assistant professor Erling Strand, the founder of the Hessdalen project, conducted together with the author the first international congress of the Hessdalen phenomena in 1994. This congress attracted scientists from all over the world and boosted the scientific research in Hessdalen. Statements from the congress indicated that explanation of the phenomena could lead to new concepts in physics. This congress also started the collaboration between Østfold University College in Norway and CNR in Italy. Together with Dr. Stelio Montebugnoli the author started the EMBLA project, with the purpose of studying the electromagnetic radiation and behavior of the Hessdalen phenomena in 1999. The author has participated in a number of investigations in Hessdalen, and last in the CIPH winter mission in Hessdalen 2004. Several students form Italy and Norway has also been involved. Since 1998 automatic surveillance of the valley has been done by the "Hessdalen interactive observatory". Despite of 24 hr. surveillance and well manned and equipped research campaigns in the EMBLA project, now mayor breakthrough has been done. Spectacular pictures and video recordings have been obtained, but correlation with other scientific measurements is hard to find. No "fingerprint" of electromagnetic radiation from the phenomena has been obtained which can identify an unknown light source as the real Hessdalen phenomena. The research has so far demonstrated that the Hessdalen phenomena is difficult to investigate, and explanations hard to find. Despite of this, the EMBLA/CIPH team has gained significant experience in this kind of scientific study, and is possible the most competent team to carry out such investigations in the world. The key to the solution lies in scientific knowledge and economic resources, and this solution may show us the way to a new storing mechanism for energy.