Hi Byrd. No, what I'm running into in my research is a lot of worldwide covert underwater exploration beginning in the sixties, under the auspices of
black budget contractors. Such as Howard Hughes' Glomar, Inc.
Doc Edgerton's EG&G, Inc.- Doc even got grant money from National Geographic for some of the Atlantis expeditions- imagine if you and I put in a
grant to 'search for Atlantis'
The fact that they were drilling core samples and making side-looking sonar maps of objects under the seafloor is not surprising; the open admission
that they were searching for Atlantis is. You see, Byrd, I am like you- skeptical of claims of Atlantis. We only have Plato, and some Indian legends.
Nothing concrete. But I want to believe.
Now we know that Hughes was busy salvaging wrecked Russian subs, lost atomic bombs and so on under the cover of Glomar (Global Marine). Admiral Inman
(Bobby Ray Inman of JPL) oversaw the operations. Super black ops.
Was Edgerton looking for Atlantis? For real? Or was this a cover for some kind of op? Don't tell me, I don't want to know.
A lot of the Glomar and Edgerton stuff still has not seen the light of day.
A geologist friend at USGS has seen tons of stuff that he still can't discuss from back then; research on asteroid impact, catastrophism, the
georeactor, even stuff off-planet (USGS has a planetary research division).
My point is, there is classified geology. We know that. Of course, many of the sciences do classified research, but I had never thought seriously
about classified archaeology.
I can see two possibilities for black budget archaeology.
First, (and most innocent), if construction of a black facility is begun- and artifacts are found- would a team be called in to catalog the site
before construction continued, as happens in road construction? I could see some branch of Army History Command showing up, for example. Data gathered
might never reach open scientific journals.
Second, if Doc was really looking for Atlantis, there might be a deeper interest in catastrophist legends in the black world than we realize.
And if there is, what we believe about the history of the human race may be all wrong.
Such black data could be a few Shoshone arrowheads from Area 51, or fossilized Vimana from Roswell. In either case, what we know may not be all there
is to know. Why keep it hushed up? I can think of three reasons: first, if you find arrowheads at a facility that doesn't exist, well, you can't
talk about it; if you find Atlantis- and it is advanced- then you maintain technological advantage and limit social implications (Brookings) by
I would never have considered the possibility seriously if I had not discovered Doc's links to Atlantis.
If you're digging, and the Air Force shows up and whisks you off to Cheyenne Mountain, smile when you remember I told you so.
[edit on 3-3-2005 by Chakotay]