I took a trip out to Montauk this week, and visited Camp Hero again, the first time in three and a half, four years. The base has not changed very
much over time. It is a very attractive state park now, with some plain looking buildings. The real attractions are the bunkers and the radar. There
were plenty of new signs, so it is a much friendlier lloking place as well.
The day I went was very cloudy and foggy. I did not spend alot of time at the base, as I have seen it all before and was quickly able to check out a
couple of things that I was interested in. For one thing the signs of vandalism were not there. Whoever had been breaking into the bunkers is no
longer doing so. Also the radar has not pivoted from what I could see, it looks in almost the same exact position it had been in.
Here is a shot of the radar from down the road. It was very eerie. I was by myself and the base was deserted, except for the woman who took my $6 and
gave me a map at the gate.
Here it is a little closer. Sorry that none of this is terribly interesting, but I like taking pictures!
Here is one of the bunkers. As I said, apparently no vandalism. You can see where they have patched it up in the past, but it didn't look too recent.
There was one small hole that I could see. On one hand it looks like it may just be a combination of cheap construction material and water. On the
other hand I wondered if our vandal was tired of chipping at the cement, and was making holes in harder to get places. That is just too much
speculation on my part though.
Here is another bunker. The paint job is fresh. As a side-note it was huge. And it was also a bit unnerving. It was totally deserted, and the fog gave
an air of uncertainty about the place.
Now it was on to the GATR. The GATR (Ground to Air Transmit and Recieve) has eluded me for years. It is an array of directional antenna's, plus one
big antenna that I don't have a clue what it could be. The GATR has been implicated in mind control, time travel, you name it. It is interesting also
that it is located in a different area of Montauk rather than on the base itself. With the help of somebody here I was finally able to locate it. Here
is a screen shot from Google maps. You can see the shadows of the antenna's, as well as the shadow of the square one.
Look at the big road leading right to it. In fact, if you ask Google, they will even give you directions right to the place. Here it is on Google
So I was pretty confident that I was going to be able to get on the ground there, and see if there was any activity of any kind. I was to be
disappointed. The closest I could get was on some peoples property right before the tree line.
Now, I would not be too suspicious if it is being used. I mean, why shouldn't they use it if it is useful?
But I was left with more questions
than answers I am afraid. Here is another shot that I took, again I was on private property. There is that big square antenna? Does anyone know what
it is? Look at the size of the cable running up it. It's huge.
The mystery for me is why they dont want anyone getting close to this place on the ground. Through a process of elimination, I went up every road,
every path that might lead to the array. I was left with only one option, an unmarked road that looked like a driveway. Here is what I found.
I apologize for the reflection. The road is marked private property, no tresspassing. But I have no doubt in my mind that this is the road shown on
the satellite photo. Why is there a private road leading to it? I was disappointed, but also a bit curious. I did not however, trespass on this gate.
My instincts said not to.
Here is a close up of the symbol at the top of the gates.
So thats about it. I am guessing that the GATR is active, and for some reason they do not want people seeing it. I guess you could try and walk
through the forest to get there, but it is a bad deer tick season. Lyme disease isn't a joke. Anyhow, I might try again in the winter, this time
approaching through the state park to the east.