posted on Jan, 18 2007 @ 01:39 PM
I understand that "skunkworks" is now located in the Palmdale area or up at Edwards Air force Base in the Mojave Desert. I just wanted to start a
thread about the exact location(s) of the top secret facility.
My 2 cents: I was born and raised in Burbank CA. My grandfather came to the Burbank area in 1942 from Minnesota. Met his future wife, married, had a
couple of kids (my mother being one), and lived up on the hill of Burbank for over 50 years.
He used to tell me about this story. Every Wednesday night at 10:30PM, a cargo plane (C130, I believe) would come into Burbank and land at this side
field runway adjacent to Burbank airport. (That does not exist any longer) From what he gathered from others in town that once the plane landed, about
a dozen or so armed soldiers would jump out of the cargo bay from the end of the plane. They would have weapons dawn and encircled the plane as they
unloaded and loaded cargo. Assumable top secret aircraft parts and sections and take off again within a couple hour period. No one really knew exactly
what they were doing during these operations, but after skunkworks moved out the stories came out little by little. Apparently this site was the
original skunkworks facility? In about 1987/88/89 or so that facility was dismantled and laid barren for a few years. Just dirt. Then in about 1990 or
so, a few of those construction trailers were erected on that site, and the land there was tilled and tilled and moved out and around. Around this
time I was a teenager and worked part-time for "copy central" kind of like a "Kinko’s" and once a week for about 6 months I would deliver boxes
of photocopies to these construction trailers. One day I asked a lady that worked in one of the trailers, what are you guys doing over here? She told
me that "Lockheed" used to build jets and aircraft on this site and that the fuels and whatnot were toxic and the land had to be cleaned. She even
went as far to say that this land can never be used because it was so toxic. I remember saying to myself and a few friends, dang that site will never
be anything because of the toxins.
Well my friends, do you know what is on that site to today?
That's right, a shopping center with several restaurants that prepare food that we eat. Some of you may have frequented this shopping center before.
I think it just weird that they actually built in this site.
Anyway that is my 2 cents.
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