The players are supposed to be members of an underground resistence movement, fighting against some aliens who have invaded earth and are suposed to be controlling political leaders, or some such scenario. The leaders under the control of the aliens are suposed to be intentionally polluting the atmosphere by spraying something out of airplanes for some unknown reason, and the players are suposed to be trying to stop them by pointing their home-made weapons at the sky.
The whole thing belongs on a playground at a kindergarden, but, amazingly, there are actually adults who not only play it, but get so involved in it that they become furious at anyone who does not pretend to believe it is real. This limits them to hearing only re-inforcement of their ideas and not listening to criticisms.
Well, each to his own. But the props they use in their fantasy-game do resemble real cloudbusters, at least superficially, and they call them that, at least some of the time, so some people have expressed concern that these devices might be affecting the atmosphere, at least to some limited degree, even if not as much as a real cloudbuster would.
The Croft Devices point straight up and stay in that position on a permanent basis. So, if they really are doing anything, what would you expect them to be doing?
Try this experiment: Lie on your back, and breath slowly and deeply. Do not cross your legs. Let your hands lie at your sides, not folded on your stomach. Now, stop breathing. Do not suck air in first, just stop in the expansion phase of a breath. Then resume breathing again, but this time, stop in the contraction part of the cycle. Hold it for as long as you can. How does it make you feel?
The atmosphere breathes too. It expands and contracts.- If a cloudbuster is aimed straight up, it causes a contraction, forcing the atmosphere to "hold it's breath". The normal pulsation is held back and the expansion phase of the cycle is prevented.
A contraction will produce rain. An expansion will produce clear, dry weather. If an expansion goes on long enough, it will be called a drought.
So if the Croft devices are pointed up, there would be a flood, or at least excessive rain, if they were drawing as a cloudbuster does, and a drought if they were emitting energy.
If you hold your breath long enough, when you stop holding it, you breath faster than normal. The atmosphere does the same. After a vertical draw is held for a time, there will be a sudden, sharp series of rapidly alternating pulsations, so there will be a series of heavy rains in rapid succesion. The result will be flooding, not a return to normal amounts of rainfall at normal intervals.
If the Croft gadgets were drawing, as they would if grounded into water, they would cause a prolonged series of heavy rains, with a likihood of flood problems, as the atmosphere reacted with rapidly alternating expansions and contractions.
But the Croft devices are not connected to water, which attracts orgone and creates a draw, they are instead connected into a bucket filled with a mixture of metal fragments and a resinous compound. This mixture is alleged to accumulate an orgone field, although there is no real evidence for that claim. If it really does accumulate any detectable field, it is highly unlikely to be a strong enough one to draw energy from the atmosphere under normal atmospheric conditions.
If a drawpipe is connected into a small orgone accumulator and directed at the sky, it might attract energy from a very weak field such as the contrail of a jet aircraft, but the stronger field of even a small cloud would be stronger than the draw of the small accumulator and so there would be a draw going the other way, toward the cloud, and the cloud will grow.
If the end of a pipe connected into a small accumulator is aimed at a clear sky, and the clear sky is more highly charged than the accumulator, there would also be a flow of energy through the pipe toward the area of sky it was aimed at, and the result will naturally be to expand the atmosphere, as extra energy is added to it.
The added expansion tendency would intensify and prolong a clear, dry weather condition, which, since the Croft devices are left in one position for a long time, would amount to a drought.
However, since the atmosphere usually becomes accustomed to a cloudbuster and stops responding to it after a short time, there would probably not be too much danger of a really bad drought from these useless gadgets. I know some people do worry about it, but my impression, always subject to change upon further information, of course, is that the Croft devices do not do much of anything. They are props in a childish role-playing game, nothing more.
But there is a very real danger that many of these devices are placed near to inhabited dwellings, and during periods when the constantly-shifting potential of the atmosphere was weak enough that the device could draw from it, could cause a build-up of stagnated toxic energy, properly known as DOR, in their immediate vicinity, as documented in the book, A New Method Of Weather Control, Charles Kelley, 1961.
Due to their ignorance of how orgone energy behaves, the players in this game are endangering themselves and their families by indulging in this hobby.
And they will no doubt call me an extraterrestrial for saying so.