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posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 02:14 PM
Saw a show on TV last night about this place, which is supposedly an underground storage facility, almost like a city underground similar to maybe Cheyene Mt. They are suposed to be a company who stores records, data, film archives. music archives, any and all kind of data I'd imagine anything you want to store. Looking it up on the internet all I could find was the link to the homepage of the company, basically not much except what they store. Nothing about the facilty or its location and from reading it states they are a global company. Thought it was interesting though, has anyone else ever heard of the company or know anything about it? Is it maybe run by the government, a way to keep tabs on things or company records?

posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 03:49 PM
I don't know if it's the same thing, but here in Australia they had a thing on TV about an underground storage facility where they store companies valuable files and the large computers fill up many rooms and are on nonstop 365 days of the year. Half of the area they weren't allowed to bring the camera too, but yeah. Might be the same thing.

posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 06:39 PM
It's amazing what a bit of searching can turn up, huh?


Iron Mountain has come a long way since the 50's, when a depleted iron ore mine in upstate New York was converted to the United States' first secure underground records storage center designed to protect corporate vital records in the event of a nuclear holocaust. Since that time, while the motivation for records storage and management services has changed, Iron Mountain's commitment to store, manage, and protect records, documents, and electronic data has not wavered. Most recently, the Company earned its spot on the Fortune 1000 list.

The webpage has since been removed.

And a page that supports the underground city theory!

The drive from the Pittsburgh airport to the secret underground facility winds through rolling Pennsylvania farmlands and woods, past quaint old churches and through tiny towns that time has overlooked. The access road to the site is unmarked, but written directions say to turn left just after a certain picnic shelter.
A guard stops the car and searches it. Satisfied that the visitors don't have weapons, cameras or tape recorders, he advises driving forward to the next checkpoint and honking the horn. There, at the mouth of an old limestone mine, a massive metal gate grinds open, admitting the car to an underground guard post for more searches and interrogations.

Just when it seems that every conceivable security measure has been attended to, a guard hands the visitors a fire extinguisher and says it must be carried in their vehicle wherever it might travel in the 20 miles of tunnels that run through the mine.

And I am also very intrested about this one is Aus. Any further information, anyone?

Mod Edit to Trim link text a bit.

[edit on 4-1-2006 by Djarums]

posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 11:34 PM
There used to be a company called Iron Mountain that sounds exactly like this, they specialized in secure document storage and did indeed have underground vaults. They were located off of state route 9 in Southborough or Westborough, MA, as far as I knew. A friend of mine had a relative who worked there. No big secret, their courier trucks were marked and I saw them all the time.

Just checked the local phone book...they are still listed, no address but a Boston phone number.

posted on Apr, 2 2006 @ 06:14 PM
Iron Mountain is indeed a document storage company.

There was also a conspiracy a while back called 'The Report from Iron Mountain" wherein there was supposedly a top level government document that contained theresults ofa study. THe study looked at what happens in a situation of real global peace, and concluded that it was not in the interests of the United States.

Not sure if that is the same Iron Mountain though. The conspiracy radio show "Out There" did an episode on it that was pretty good, and they podcast their stuff through this feed (also available in iTunes):

I think you can get individual episodes here
Its Episode 12

posted on Apr, 2 2006 @ 06:37 PM
it is the same iron mountain

thanks for the links

the interesting thing about the iron mountain report is whether or not you believe it is that it is seemingly coming true

[edit on 2-4-2006 by AdamJ]

posted on Apr, 2 2006 @ 07:06 PM
Thanks for the links Nygdan, looks like some interesting podcasts that are there for listening to, have to check them out.

posted on May, 17 2007 @ 08:26 PM
From, a revised history:

In 1951, Iron Mountain Atomic Storage, Inc. was founded. Mr. Knaust opened the first "vaults" inside Iron Mountain and put a sales office in the Empire State Building. Having a knack for publicity, he persuaded luminaries such as General Douglas MacArthur to visit Iron Mountain.

MacArthur eh? That's a clue that a deal may have been struck to provide the gov with a nuclear shelter in upstate New York.

This is an archived version of the company's history from 2002,

Iron Mountain has a rich and colorful history dating back to 1951, when a depleted iron ore mine in upstate New York was converted to the United States' first secure underground records storage center designed to protect corporate vital records in the event of a nuclear holocaust.

So it is indeed a nuclear shelter.

This is off of Forbe's article of Iron Mountain, :

What does "Einstein Sticking His Tongue Out," the famous photograph, have in common with flags and other memorabilia left at the crash site of Flight 93, which went down on Sept. 11, 2001? Both are locked in a Pennsylvania storage facility 220 feet below the ground, which is owned by Boston-based Iron Mountain.

911 evidence being stored at the very site in which the subversive world government plan was formulated?

From Epoch Times,

A documentary entitled “Frozen in Time”—produced in 2004 by Terence Smith, Media Correspondent and Senior Producer of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer—told of the Bettmann Archives, the world’s most renowned private collection of historical photographic and graphic images, which is stored at Iron Mountain.

“With its imposing name and military-tight security,” says Smith, “you might think that the Iron Mountain National Underground Storage Facility is one of those forbidding places where presidents and generals huddled during the Cold War."

Smith reminisced, “Iron Mountain is a city unto itself. In the 1950s, it was advertised as a blast-proofed nuclear bunker, complete with all the comforts of home.

Well, I'm convinced that the facility mentioned in the Iron Mountain Report is Iron Mountain Corporation's first facility.

posted on May, 18 2007 @ 02:36 PM
Its a secure place to store things, I used to work for an insurance company that used to send a lot of important documents to Iron Mountain. I would rather have the Flight 93 memoribilia there than anywhere else. The chances of it getting stolen or destroyed are slim to none.

posted on May, 18 2007 @ 06:17 PM
This doesn't really sound too 'conspiratorial' to me. The security certainly makes sense. If you're storing things that are valuable and / or confidential, particularly small things (computer disks, documents, etc), tight physical security is a must. Likewise, if you're storing documents, the 'no cameras' thing also makes good sense...why steal it if you can photograph it? Even the fire extinguisher an underground facility, a vehicle fire, and the associated toxic smoke (on top of the other, normal hazards) would be a disaster. Thus, you make sure that there's an extinguisher with *every* vehicle in the area.

As an aside, what evidence is there that a "subversive world government plan" was formulated at this facility? I thought that's what the Bohemian Grove was for?

posted on May, 19 2007 @ 12:56 AM
The plan that was formulated at that site was the Iron Mountain Report. It's a report that was commissioned under Kennedy's administration. It analyzes the effects that world peace would have on the United States and if it is desirable. What is so compelling about the report is that correlates with world events since it's publication in 1963. I see it as a unifying theory for conspiracy theorists.

Link to the Iron Mountain Report

posted on May, 19 2007 @ 09:16 AM
Followed your link to the "Iron Mountain Report", and read it with great interest. Maybe I'm too skeptical for my own good (maybe I can get a "Resident Skeptic" tag?), but it doesn't look right. I worked as a financial analyst in a nursing home management company for eight years, and as part of that job, I had to wade through literally thousands of government reports, publications, and rules. On top of that, one of my hobbies is military history, which means burrowing through even more government reports, memoranda, and general paperwork.

Based on my exposure to other government documents, I can only specu-late that the person who wrote up the draft of the Iron Mountain Report was ei-ther intoxi-cated, or hadn't yet mastered English. There are far too many errors in grammar (Phrases such as "Men, like all other animals, is subject to....") and punctuation (the examples of odd hyphenation of words are too numerous to cite on an individual me, any government clerk who used "inter-national" or "re-strict" would be out of a job before he / she knew what happ-ened) for this to be a legitimate government document, or even a serious presentation document. Add in some really creative speculation (the assertion that the lawn mower was derived from a da Vinci sketch, or the claim that the laws of motion were a side effect of weapon-driven research), and you have a document that, to me at least, has the scent of phogna bologna somewhat beyond its sell-by date.

If this *was* the actual work of some 'shadow government' organization, I'm suddenly a lot less worried about their influence on society. If they can't manage to find competent writers and editors, they're probably short of competent people in other fields as well.

posted on May, 19 2007 @ 10:06 AM
The Iron Mountian Report is considered a hoax by the mainstream,but of coarse today anything mainstream is disinfo.

Originally posted by Brother Stormhammer
If this *was* the actual work of some 'shadow government' organization, I'm suddenly a lot less worried about their influence on society. If they can't manage to find competent writers and editors, they're probably short of competent people in other fields as well.

Came to the same conclusion as you Brother Stormhammer,if this is the best they can produce,i'm not to worried.

[edit on 19-5-2007 by FreeSpeaker]

posted on May, 20 2007 @ 09:07 PM
To my knowledge, the link I posted is a transcription of the document. It's difficult to find a good copy of the document on the web. I wouldn't count it out because of grammatical oddities as we can't be certain that this copy is verbatim. I'll look through my local libraries to try to find a copy, if I do I'll run it through OCR and make it available online.

posted on May, 21 2007 @ 08:33 AM
That would be appreciated. You do see why, in that form, it's not a very convincing exhibit? On the other hand, I did take a certain amount of comfort from that proves that somewhere out there, there's a worse typist than myself!!!! Where's the 'cheer' emoticon?

Edited, fittingly enough, to fix a typo.

[edit on 21-5-2007 by Brother Stormhammer]

posted on May, 21 2007 @ 08:51 AM
Wow, never thought I'd see this on ATS. As my username may tell you, I work for Iron Mountain and I have worked in the underground facility "near Pittsburgh" for over 9 years. I'm not permitted to give any specific information since I signed an agreement stating as such when I was hired, but I can tell you firsthand that there is nothing conspiracy related going on down here. Iron Mountain is simply a thriving business and there is a ton of room down here to store documents. I'm also not a government employee of any kind. I got my initial position at Iron Mountain through a temp agency in the area and have been a full-time employee since around 6 months after my hire date. I have been literally from corner to corner of the mine while working in various positions I've held down here. While it is very neat and I have seen some very interesting things, there's simply "nothing to see here" that's conspiracy related.

[edit on 21-5-2007 by BlueTriangle]

posted on May, 29 2007 @ 09:46 PM
Inside Iron Mountain - Secret Government Facility

Here is a very interesting videos of a reporter getting a guided tour. Very nice clip.


posted on May, 30 2007 @ 03:43 PM

Originally posted by Rhain
Inside Iron Mountain - Secret Government Facility

Here is a very interesting videos of a reporter getting a guided tour. Very nice clip.


That's interesting. I've never seen that one, I guess because it was shown in Seattle. The title is very misleading though. If it's a secret government did a camera crew and reporter get in? LOL.

If you're interested in seeing video, the mines were featured in a recent show called "Underground Pittsburgh" which aired on PBS. The DVD is for sale on the internet at several places. In addition, it was featured on the discovery channel a few years back on a show called "Buried Treasures" or something like that. I also remember a show on TLC maybe 5 years back that featured the mines.

posted on Jun, 2 2007 @ 05:18 PM
I am a day to day worker; that means as a skilled and reliable worker my agent calls me up and I go out and do the job what ever it is;

So I have worked for Iron Mountain for a day even getting to wear and Itrom Mountain T shirt and when i write now i write with an Iron Mountain pen the nice lady supervisor let me take home.

Here in New Zealand the afroementioned international company has either taken over or purchase part of a compant called Allied Pickfords an office relocation and office storage specialist.
Without searching the company files it has probably brought the storage part of Allied as there used to be an Allied Workforce and I haven't seen that around for a year or so in my travels.

The work I did invovlved picking up boxes of office files and taking them back to storage and taking back to the company any files out of storage that they wanted to look at.
The customers are the same as Pickfords had and maybe they have picked a few new customers by being an international company so forexample I went to one amazing insurance company based out of Bemuda who have a daily pickup of their files and i think that this will be one such new contract due to the nature of the business while the existing companies using the system are either hospitals with extensive medical files going into storage or one of our SOE (State owned enterprises) and in that pickup it was documents relating to the day to day running of post shops.

And no we aren't underground in an abandoned mine- but rather a small nondescript buiding in the back of an industrial area. Security wise- i have seen worse but the company does have a security culture.

posted on Jun, 2 2007 @ 09:56 PM
There's likely no conspiracy occurring within the ranks of Iron Mountain Corporation, they simply have many government agencies as clients. I do believe that the facility in New York was used to host the meetings of the special report committee, but surely that only lasted for six to twelve months.

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