posted on Mar, 11 2005 @ 11:05 AM
NASA is a large organization. There are NASA plumbers, electricians, truck drivers, carpenters and janitors. The fact that this guy works for NASA
Not trying to pick a fight here, just pointing out facts...
"#1: Desert soil is usually very compacted! this makes it VERY hard to dig into. "
Yeah, but...NTS, right next door, has a zillion tunnels and shafts. Most dug in volcanic tuff, but some in basalt. They have found gold in there, but
they shotkrete over it and move on...
"#3: Area 51 was built on a dry lake bed (Yes, Groom Lake really was a Lake at one time) "
Geologists call it a playa. The "dry lake bed" is the silt from the lake. Compressed into the former lake bottom as the water evaporated.The actual
lake was much bigger, shoreline is probably a hundred feet up. The way you find the former shoreline: Look for the creosote bushes. Former lake bed is
very alkaline, creosote bushes don't like that. Where the creosote bush count goes way up, that was dry land way back when.
"#4: Most Dry Lake beds have a soil consistency simular to concrete. This is almost impossible to dig through (you would need vast quanities of high
explosive and it would cost a fortune)"
Wrong. When dry, superfine dust. Drive around on a dry lake bed, get your car all dusty, you will NEVER get all that stuff off. Wash it, wait a week,
it's back. Drive around on a wet lake bed, it's like Louisiana gumbo.
"#5: Digging creates dirt. If they really dug out such a huge facility, were did the hide all the dirt and rock they pulled out of the ground? (I've
seen many Russian Spy Satellite photos of the area, and not one of them shows large amounts of dirt or rock being mined in the area)"
Exactly. Next door, at NTS, they build flat mesas outside the tunnels with the dirt from inside. And ventilation - you need vast blowers to get fresh
air in, nasty air out. Dirt, vent fans, and mining equipment are things that are hard to hide.
The government admitted Area 51 exists about ten years ago, so we can drop that subject.