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Secret Base in Central Florida...Ft. Lonesome.

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posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 03:19 AM
Anybody know of this place called Fort Lonesome in central Florida. I'm wondering because of a event that heppened to a me and a couple friends. Ok heres the story. When i was 17 a couple buddies of mine said they were partying under a bridge in Fort Lonesome which is in the middle of knowhere in Central Florida, well they decided to go walking and jumped a gate and agout a hour into the walk came across some fascinating things....they told me they think it was a militart i wanted to go investigate this myself, but they didnt want to take me, they said they were to scared...but i convinced them. So one night we frive to the bridge, which is a heavly built concrete bridge thats wide but on both sides theres dirt rd. Well we started walking down these dirt rd's. Now all these rd's are in the wide open and we are on dykes since we were on phosphate mine we thought. We had a CB radio and also someone back at the bridge with a CB radio, just in case we had a problem. Not one time did we talk on the radio and we kept it off just in case we were being tracked, only if something happened were we gonna radio our buddy to go tell someone. Any as we walk we come upon this strange box on the side of the rd, in the middle of nowhere...just a square box about 2 feet tall and about 2 feet wide. Didnt think much of it. As we get further we can see this radio tower and what appeared to be we kept getting closer. Well we decided to turn the CB on while we approached a fork in the RD. So we turned left towards the so called base. Well as we approched we seen a green light in the woods to our left, i noticed it fist. As we passed it the light turned rd. Just a littlefaint light. Well when it turned red something came across the CB but we couldnt understand it. We were getting scared but wanted to press on. As he got even close we could see more buildings and also 2 hangers.....but no runway, we could also see black vehicles along with a couple helicopters. There cars were surburbans and also trucks and Humvees. The humvees were camo though. As we got closer we came across this field of ponds that the water was crystal clear and no dirt in them, just a greenish tint to the water. Very strange. Well as we were trying to get close we could see guys at the gate in BDU's camo ones. Well then as we decided to leave we get maybe about almost a mile away and hell breaks loose, around the corner we see a truck, so we jumped into a swamp and hid while guys was looking for us. We were so scared, these were def. military guys and they had big guns and dogs. We were lucky once they left we waited at least 2 hours before we got the nerve to leave. When we finally did leave we hauled butt and i never ran so hard and fast in my life. Well anyway my ? is what was that box on the side of the rd and the reflotor things, motion detectors, also the reason i think we didnt get caught was becasue there are cows everywhere and maybe they thought a cow somehow set off the alarms i guess. Also what do u think the round clear ponds were, they were about 30 ft in diameter and about 20 of them or so i guess. Anway, it was a very interesting and scary trip and i want to do it again, so if anyone is up for it let me know. Thanks guys for reading my book. LOL.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:04 AM
I need some tylenol for me and some hooked on phonics for my friend here.

Meh, sounds fishy. Could be a prison. Or nothing at all.

But...something is not right about this...

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:22 AM
Guys im sorry about my grammer and such, im just tired and need to go to bed. I know it isnt a prison, i have friends that are very familier with that area.

Does it help at all that they were and maybe still are mining some kind of crystal. A buddy of mine was working for the contractor that was doin it. Dont know what kind of crystal it was, maybe some type of radioactive stuff, like crystal uranium or plutonium....idk. But there is something there. Hangers in the middle of nowhere and no airport. Sounds strange to me. I looked at my sectional and all it shows is open field....not even the tower. Idk, but maybe it is something maybe it isnt.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:54 AM
Interesting. That seems very...odd. The story you have told seems to not add up though. Why didn't you mention the crystals before? Maybe it's a nuclear silo. Or maybe it's a bomb manufactoring facility. I'll look into some things for you, see if I can find anything.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 05:02 AM
The reason why i didnt say anything about the crystal looking stuff is because it was a year or so after the initial story, that my friend told me about this stuff they were mining out of pipes, and its kinda in the vicinity of that area. And also it was bein mined at other phosphate mines in the area, from what he said.....I thought at the time that it probably had nothing to do with the initial story, but maybe. What i saw was there. Its time to make a trip back....anyone wanna go.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 05:29 AM
Interesting. Just from what I've concluded, it's not a military base.

If it is in fact phosphate, it's a weapons devleopment facility. Not military, but a contractor. Hired most likely by the government to make weapons such as phopherous grenades.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 05:41 AM
Well, i guess that could be. Man i was getting my hopes up. Oh well. The crystal stuff they were mining was out of pipes.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 06:59 AM
Out of pipes? What do you mean out of pipes? Like that's got me thinking a whole different direction...not sue where to place this one after hearing that if I am indeed hearing(seeing) it correctly.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 07:39 AM
I live close to that area. Can you explain how to get there so we can look it up on Google Earth? I wouldn't mind taking a trip up there to see if what you say is true. And to see if Google is hiding something. I looked around that area on GE and couldn't find any hangers or small round ponds, maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot?

Google Map

Then again they do mine phosphate up there, here's the mine.


[edit on 28-8-2007 by Quasar]

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 07:41 AM
this is an interesting story. but i have an idea. why dont you go to google earth and view the fort lonesome. once you do that copy down the coordinates and share them with us so we can see what your talking about.
also, your requesting that you want someone to go back with you. why?
also since you said that there was helicopters, thats probably what the hangars were for, if not for the humvees. so if they were retrieving some sort of crystal or chemical out of pipes, then who put the stuff in the pipes to begin with? your best bet is to do the google earth thinng and get some aerial pics before you go back so you at least have some sort of directions to go on. but please post coordinates. if you dont have google earth then u2u one of us with the closest intersecting roads, and town in florida.

edit to add: quasar you beat me to it....

[edit on 8/28/2007 by agent violet]

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 07:52 AM
Here's some additional info on Ft. Lonesome:

Google Search "Ft + Lonesome"

Google Maps showing the mine and surrounding area

I'm not seeing the 20 or so ponds that you mentioned. (?)

What are some of the nearby roads leading to where you strted out?


posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 08:20 AM
That is the heart of phosphate mining country in Florida. Those square / rectangle ponds are reclamation ponds. Once companies mine the phosphate they are required by law to reclaim the land to a better condition than it once was. My father worked for Mobil (now Agrifos) and his office was right in that area off of SR 39.

If you look here you will see a mining operation in process. If you look here you get a good idea of just how much of the area has been mined in the past.

As for armed guards, not at a phosphate facility. There is typically one guard at a guard shack at the entrance. Dad retired in 2000 though, so it's possible security has changed; but certainly not to the extent the OP described.

The fishing is great in those reclaimed areas. The water is beautiful and clear (until bottom vegetation returns).

If you ever get a chance to walk the area (under escort or once operations are done) look for shark's teeth. There are teeth from prehistoric sharks everywhere in those mines. Yes, shark's teeth -- Florida was once underwater.

[EDIT]Spelling and grammer. Still on first cup of coffee.

[edit on 8/28/2007 by titian]

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 08:33 AM
Here's some supporting information on the shark teeth.

Fossil collector's site

Florida shark tooth catalog

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 01:45 PM
Well guys, the crytsal stuff they were mining was some kind of chemical that was crstalizing and growing in the big pipes that were on the mine. Goole earth reveled nothing, but it was 8 years ago so maybe its gone. I semm helicopters and there were armed gurds....i remember that crystal clear, we hid in a swamp, so we wouldnt get caught. IDK, but the reason i want someone to go with me is because im to big of a chicken to go bymyself and i want someone to back up my story. I know what i seen and maybe it was nothing but maybe it was something.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:10 PM
Cool story.

One thought is that maybe they were using that location for a short time as a temporary staging area for some kind of drug raid and you stumbled onto it when they were there. After the raid (or whatever) they would have broken down the camp or base ops and depending on the security level, may have done a trace wipe.

Heck, LOL, it could even have been a movie set that they were doing some remote location filming. You never know.

Thanks for sharing the story.

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 12:18 PM
i would love to go except the fact i live nowhere neer there lol

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 06:51 PM
i'm confused? How can you ask people to go with you to visit the location again yet you yourself cant even find it on a map (google earth). ?

posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 04:42 PM
Yes the ultimate trace wipe, Hurricane Charlie lol.

posted on Sep, 1 2007 @ 10:12 PM
well, i searched it on google and all that came up was some ghost town stuff, not much
this whole story doesn't seem right.

posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 11:25 AM
i live near this "town".. never heard of it before.. but got some google maps to it so..... but i think i'll visit it within the month... will post pictures......

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