UPDATED: March 24, 2011
Thanks to an old friend, we ask Who was Jonathan Moyle and why was he murdered a few days after Gerald Bull? (photo of Jonathan Moyle above)
On the evening of March 22, 1990, Dr. Gerald Bull got out of a car in Brussels, Belgium and headed back to his apartment.
Gerald Bull got out of the elevator and walked toward his apartment. From the shadows another shadow stepped, holding a silenced pistol. Three shots were fired into the back of Gerald Bull and, after he fell, two more into his head for good measure. Gerald Bull was dead.
… from the blog Today’s History Lesson: Supergun no Bull to Somebody
“Super Gun” Inventor Felled By Assassins – Were They American, Israeli or Others?
In the mid-sixties, the Government of Barbados allowed the Space Research Corporation (SRC) to use Barbados as a base for it’s High Altitude Research Project (HARP) in exchange for the installation and maintenance of an advanced Radar system at the Seawell Airport (now the Grantley Adams International Airport).
Officially, the purpose of HARP was to develop an alternative method to launching payloads into space. The scientists were exploring the possibility of using large guns to fire objects into space… instead of the conventional method of using rockets.
The large gun could be heard over most of the island… and just a few miles away, our house began to crack in the walls from the shockwaves…
(Thanks to Stephen Mendes and his excellent photo documentation of the HARP project in Barbados.)
Further BFP Reading About Gerald Bull & HARP Supergun