As fun as the idea is, that folks built UFOs, and inhabited Antarctica, it’s only a fictional story, similar to the hollow earth stories. If you
want, you can go work in Antarctica yourself, and check out what is down there. Raytheon Polar
run the main US bases that do exist there, and anyone can go work for them if you meet certain physical and psychological requirements.
I considered going there myself, as many of the jobs they have I am qualified to perform, so I know a fair amount about the place from researching
The Antarctic Sun
is their local paper, and in a previous issue, on the
anniversary of Byrds expedition, they had an excellent article about
, his many expeditions, and the bases
founded by him and his men. I believe that one of Birds men drove a construction vehicle into a crevasse to his death, and they lost a plane do to its
fuel freezing or its running out of gas. I highly recommend searching the site and looking that article up, also take some time to peruse the photo
albums of the folks who have worked there already, (here)
; there are some of the most incredible pictures you
will ever see in that archive. The actual
” which Essan is talking about is a well known feature, and every year it is the location of the famous
“Race Around the World
”, in which the participants race around the “South Pole” entering
each time zone in a circuit around the Pole.
Antarctica is about the closest that you can come, on this earth, to living on another planet. The environment there is extremely harsh and there is
no surviving without outside supplies, especially fuel for generators and heat. As I already mentioned, if you go for the Winter Term, you have to
pass a very stringent physical and psychological evaluation, this is because it is not possible to get any help to folks down there during the winter
term. The hydraulic fluid and fuel in aircraft simply freeze mid-flight and the aircraft crash, plus most of the winter time is
the classic example of how impossible it is to traverse that area for the majority of the year. She ended up trapped there with cancer, and had to
treat herself with supplies dropped by aircraft which were flown over by military volunteers. They had to volunteer because it was so dangerous to fly
down there at that time of the year. They finally managed to rescue her, again at high risk to the flight crew, toward the end of the season.
When she became increasingly sick and weak, Nielsen agreed to a heroic Air National Guard crew''s offer to fly in a replacement and bring her
back to the US for treatment. At the time, it was the coldest and earliest landing of the season at the South Pole, according to Nielsen. The recent
rescue of Dr. Ronald S. Shemenski now holds that record.
To believe that anyone is running a base down there without outside support is utterly insane, doubly so if you think they have been doing it since
the 40’s. In addition, as Essan mentioned, much of the land is covered in constantly moving glaciers, making it impossible for a base, on the
glacier, to have a life span of more then so many years before it is kicked out into the ocean. The reason your not going to find a lot of Satellite
pictures of Antarctica is because the folks who make these maps don’t have those kind of satellites down there, they have them around the equatorial
regions where there is something useful to map. Many of the things stated by Byrd in these theories are misquotes, or quotes taken out of context,
such as this:
A report in the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio of Santiago on 5 March 1947 sheds some possible light onto the strategic importance of polar
reconnaissance. The article by Lee van Atta entitled "Admiral Richard E Byrd refers to the Strategic Importance of the Poles" had been sent from
"On Board Mount Olympus on the High Seas". It is often misquoted in translation by occult enthusiasts, the usual interpolations in the text being of
"flying objects" having the ability "to fly from pole to pole at incredible speeds", but a better translation is:
"Admiral Byrd declared today that it was imperative for the United States to initiate defence measures against the possible invasion of the country
by hostile aircraft operating from the polar regions. The Admiral stated, "I don't want to frighten anyone unduly but it is a bitter reality that in
the case of a new war the continental United States will be attacked by aircraft flying in from one or both poles." As regards the recently
terminated expedition, Byrd said that the most important result of the observations and discoveries made is the current potential effect which they
will have on the security of the United States."
This is a true statement, as to this day, our bombers fly polar routes to Russia and back, as do the Russians. Taken out of context though, it sounds
as though someone is planning to invade us from the poles.
Anyway, to sum up, here are a few Pictures from Polar Org, just to give you an idea of how well covered that area is, how impossible to survive
without support, and how beautiful:
[edit on 5/22/2007 by defcon5]