ADMIN NOTE: The Official U.S. Government position on “Orgone Energy” is that it doesn’t exist.
Yet, that didn’t stop the U.S. Government from passing laws against it, Burning all of Wilhelm Reich’s books and Destroying all his equipment and locking him up in Prison, (where he died), for something they say “Doesn’t Exist”.
A cloudbuster (or cloud buster) is a device designed by Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, which Reich said could produce rain by manipulating what he called “orgone energy” present in the atmosphere.
The cloudbuster was intended to be used in a way similar to a lightning rod: focusing it on a location in the sky and grounding it in some material that was presumed to absorb orgone – such as a body of water – would draw the orgone energy out of the atmosphere, causing the formation of clouds and rain.
Reich conducted dozens of experiments with the cloudbuster, calling the research “Cosmic Orgone Engineering.”
A cloudbuster (seen at bottom, right of center, not the sculpture).
A cloudbuster consists of an array of parallel hollow metal tubes which are connected at the rear to a series of flexible metal hoses which are equal or slightly smaller in diameter to the parallel tubes. Alternatively, the rear of the tubes are joined together to a single large diameter pipe and flexible metal hose.
The open end of these hoses are placed in water, which Reich believed to be a natural orgone absorber. The pipes can be aimed into areas of the sky to draw energy to the ground like a lightning rod.
The Maine blueberry experiment
In 1953, a drought threatened Maine’s blueberry crop, and several farmers offered to pay Reich if he could make it rain. The weather bureau had reportedly forecast no rain for several days when Reich began the experiment at 10 a.m. on July 6, 1953. The Bangor Daily News reported on July 24:
Dr. Reich and three assistants set up their “rain-making” device off the shore of Grand Lake, near the Bangor hydro-electric dam … The device, a set of hollow tubes, suspended over a small cylinder, connected by a cable, conducted a “drawing” operation for about an hour and ten minutes …
According to a reliable source in Ellsworth the following climatic changes took place in that city on the night of July 6 and the early morning of July 7: “Rain began to fall shortly after ten o’clock Monday evening, first as a drizzle and then by midnight as a gentle, steady rain. Rain continued throughout the night, and a rainfall of 0.24 inches was recorded in Ellsworth the following morning.”
A puzzled witness to the “rain-making” process said: “The queerest looking clouds you ever saw began to form soon after they got the thing rolling.” And later the same witness said the scientists were able to change the course of the wind by manipulation of the device.
The blueberry crop survived, the farmers declared themselves satisfied, and Reich received his fee.
The Press Man “Rebuilding Wilhelm Reich’s Cloudbuster Rain Machine”
When Wilhelm Reich ordered his work be locked away until 50 years after his death, he must have known someone would rebuild his rainmaking machine. Join Darron Foraday as he does just that with some very interesting results.
Orgone research is put to the test in this video to see if it can effect the weather.
Who is Afraid of Wilhelm Reich