posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:12 AM
You have to always take underground bases for modern aircraft with a grain of salt. In the 70's, there were rumors of the underground complex for
the SR-71's at Kadena AB in Okinawa. It supposedly got started when they were rotating aircraft between Kadena and Beale and one of the returning
aircraft had a maintenance problem and was parked outside the hangars overnight. Up to that time, only 4 aircraft had ever been seen at the base and
were usually kept in hangars. Suddenly, there were 5. So locals began to speculate that there must be more aircraft kept underground.
Of course, some GI's love to start and spread rumors and other GI's who don't know any better, continue them. Several of us were standing around
Beale one rainy day and watching and SR flying a pattern around the base. One guy said he didn't think they could fly the SR in the rain. A TSgt,
in a serious tone said they could, but when it returned to the hangar, they had a bunch of guys wipe down the entire aircraft with towels. None of us
And a guy I worked with at RAF Lakenheath used to tell people that we would use the IR on the Pave Tack Pods to watch the women undress on the top
floor of the Base Hospital. Anyone who knows anything about IR knows that a pane of glass is like looking at a solid wall unless something is
actually pressed up against the glass to change the temperature.
Bottom line, don't trust eveything you hear. But there are underground facilities all over the world. I went into one at the Kuwait International
Airport in 91. There were passages wide enough to drive two vehicles side by side and numerous rooms on either side. The room I went to was being
used as an armory.