posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 07:16 AM
Two climbers found a body frozen into a glacier on Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park. The body is believed to be a crewman who is missing
from a crash in 1942. An effort is underway to recover the body and identify him.
FRESNO, California (AP) -- Two climbers on a Sierra Nevada glacier discovered an ice-encased body believed to be that of an airman whose plane
crashed in 1942.
The man was wearing a World War II-era Army-issued parachute when his frozen head, shoulder and arm were spotted Sunday on 13,710-foot Mount Mendel in
Kings Canyon National Park, park spokeswoman Alex Picavet said.
Park rangers and specialists camped on the remote mountainside in freezing weather for an excavation. The body was 80 percent encased in ice, Picavet
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Considering that there are still over 88,000 US Military personel still listed as missing this is an amazing find. I have to wonder with the ice
caps receeding because of so called "Global Warming" what other secrets will be revealed by the ice. Remember the P-38 aircraft that was recovered
in the 90's from under 200 feet of Arctic ice was able to be restored to flying condition.
In the Arctic regions alone there has to be hundreds if not thousands of human remains and pieces of lost equipment.
Some of these could go back thousands of years. What if some of these remains are released from the ice and still have viable bacteria and viruses
that we no longer have immunity from. These coulsd make the Avian Flu look like a common cold, because they would already be adapted to humans.
[edit on 10/20/05 by FredT]