posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 01:19 AM
I'm new here -- in fact, I joined specifically to post on this topic, which I find fascinating.
Last night, my wife and I watched a documentary hosted by Nick Cook, entitled iirc "An Alien History Of Planet Earth." It was, apparently, produced
by and broadcast on BBC3 last year, under a different title. Although I haven't read Cook's book, I surmise that the program was essentially a TV
adaptation of his printed work.
Anyway, I wanted to raise a few points that might be of interest to everyone here, based on my viewing of last night's program.
- Someone asked whether Cook had actually visited the Wenceslas site. In fact, the first half hour of the program had quite a bit of footage of Cook
and Witkowski at the site. This includes a segment where Witkowski shows Cook the "Fly Trap" apparatus and where Cook actually climbs down into the
conduit through which, Cook postulates, power lines ran from the generating plant to the "Nazi Bell" experimental facility deep underground.
In addition, Witkowski takes Cook and his film crew into the Wenceslas Mine. One scene shows Witkowski and Cook in a flat-bottomed boat, paddling
through flooded tunnels "several kilometers" from the mine entrance! Although it is obvious that the tunnels had, indeed, been part of something
more than just a coal mine, none of the shots show anything that suggests just what sort of facility (e.g. manufacturing, reasearch, etc.) might have
existed on the site.
Personally, btw, I don't think you could have paid me enough to wander (by boat!) that far into the Wenceslas site. As Witkowski tells Cook, the
Nazis had blasted the tunnels leading even deeper into the mountain, either destroying or permanently entombing the facilities (and perhaps the people
manning them) within. He does not, however, explain why he considers the remaining tunnels safe enough to venture so far within.
Even more disturbing, at least to me, is the possibility that the Wenceslas site is contaminated with nuclear and/or chemical waste. Even if the
tunnels concealed "just" a Nazi weapons-assembly complex, it seems safe to assume the presence of toxic chemicals -- and probably lots of them. I
guess the fact that Witkowski's paddle didn't dissolve in the flooded tunnel was good enough for him to forge ahead :-)
- Regarding the "cooling tower" issue: During the program, Cook shows a WWII Allied reconnaissance photo of the structure in question. It was,
apparently, Allied intelligence officers who dubbed the structure the "fly trap" upon viewing the photos. Fwiw, the photo doesn't show a steam
plume rising from the structure, which of course is something one would expect to see above an active cooling tower -- although it would not be
surprising if the Germans did not operate the power plant during the day, for precisely this reason.
Perhaps more interesting is the fact that Allied intelligence officers found the structure noteworthy enough to give it the "fly trap" monicker.
Would a cooling tower have rated so much attention, especially since the facility's power plant is also clearly visible, some distance away from it?
In any case, it seems to me that a third-party, expert analysis of this photo would settle the matter, especially given the digital photo-enhancement
methods that are now available.
- Someone already noted this, but I think it's important enough to reiterate: Neither Cook nor Witkowski allege that the above-ground structure
contained the "Nazi bell" device itself. The conduit leading from the power plant, however, turns deep underground not far from the structure; as a
result, Cook suggests that *something* requiring a lot of electricity was going on directly below. Of course, Cook's conjectures continue a long,
long way past this point, to say the least...
If anyone who saw the program thinks I'm misrepresenting or missing anything, btw, I would welcome corrections/comments to my take on it. Thanks!