Loring AFB in
has quite a past; SAC base with nuclear armed B52s all ready to go @ a moment's notice, now a superfund site.. Nearly
closed in the late 70s, it was deemed too strategic an asset to close, and congress in the early 80s pumped in hundreds of millions of $$ renovations
and upgrades. Well, the base was officially closed Sept30, 1994, yet the base's land was not entirely retired. This is where things get a big
I had a relative stationed there and he told me a few curious stories of the place. Let me also add, that while researching Roswell back in the
mid-90s, I had heard that a portion of some debris (not necessarily ufo) was buried in remote lands on Loring AFB, debris which was too hot to contain
- was buried far below ground and encased in cement. Well, my relative, an avid hunter went deer hunting and fishing on the expansive base often.
The story he told me, was that he got the required paperwork to go deer hunting in the remote section of the base, and off he went by himself in the
back-country of the base... and he ended up following an iced-over stream, and he followed it farther than he had ever gone, and he ended up finding a
building out in the midst of the woods, which he thought was really odd.. There was no road to it, and it looked deserted, tho it was surrounded by a
serious razor-wire fence - but especially odd about it all, there was no snow surrounding the building in a perfect circle
. This was in late
November, and there was 3'+ drifts of snow on the ground everywhere else.
I asked him many years later about Loring, and about that building, and he didn't want to talk about it really. But he did offer this tidbit of
information, knowing that I was into researching this kinda stuff, "You know they decommissioned the base in '94 - but much of the base's land is
now a restricted nature preserve.. In Maine
. In northern-Maine
- the whole friggin state is a nature preserve, yet (the space
where the mysterious snow-less building) is still off-limits."
Well, I guess he was talking about the Aroostook National wildlife refuge
- tho I
can't find any mention of any restricted areas there, maybe by definition it's all off-limits? here's a
Of course all the satellite imagery of the base/nature refuge area are low-rez, tho just outside the base's perimeter is higher-rez imagery.