posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 08:48 AM
I won’t say how i know this, because nobody will believe me..... but trust me.... I can say the following:
1) From either entrance from 375 it takes approx 15-20 min to get to the 1st checkpoint. So they know you're coming many at least 10 min. before
you get there. (ive driven on the road many times. Not going to say why. But you cannot drive 100 MPH on these roads. Even though they are very
good as far as gravel roads go)
2) as you are driving up the roads to the 1st checkpoints, long range cameras scan the vehicle for heat signatures, and get a “body count” of how
many occupants are in the vehicle. Its not always possible at this range to get license plate data. But sometimes they try. All data is liked to
all base security. They also have long range microphones which is used to hear conversations of campers and hikers. However it is not used for
vehicles (for obvious reasons as the sound of gravel makes it difficult to hear conversations) although Checkpoints uses it as the vehicle approaches
the security areas. I was told that the microphones can travel up to 10 miles through desert as there is not a great deal of ambient noise. (other
than wind hitting objects on the ground)
3) The 1st checkpoint is in charge of performing the following tasks: they confirm the vehicle information (such as license plate, and how many
occupants are in the vehicle. Also they check the vehicle for any items such as weapons, and electronic devices) if the guest passes 1st checkpoint,
they are granted access to checkpoint 2
4) Once they pass checkpoint #1, data is sent to all security. Radio communication between checkpoint 1 and checkpoint 2 is noted.
5) Checkpoint 2 starts its procedure for incoming “guest”--- many checks are preformed here. At the 10 min mark, the checkpoint watches for the
vehicle. If at the 15 min mark, no vehicle has been deteched at the 2nd checkpoint, a high alert is noted. But this normally never happens, as the
video cameras and road sensors detect the vehicle speed. If the vehicle stops between checkpoint 1 and 2, an alert sounds to all 3 checkpoints
noting that the vehicle has stopped.
6) Checkpoint 3 is close to the base.
7) The idea of "lock down" does not happen. The base commander and heads of security see people "camping out" and walking around on public land
near the base all the time. They have radar and can track thermal body signatures many miles away. They also have long range video (used to track
The base is so secure, they don’t need to do "lock down".... because nobody has ever been close enough to see anything. Most of the testing is
done at night.
8) they don’t use rubber bullets and water cannons. If you breach the "invisible" fence in the desert, you will get arrested.
9) if you try to storm the gate like an idiot, they will either arrest you, or if they deem you a threat, they will shoot you. Anybody who is out
there knows why they are there. You cannot "accidently" drive past any security checkpoint. they make it obvious this is not a good idea. If you
chose to “run” the gate with a vehicle, not only could you be shot by checkpoint #1, but before you physically got from the checkpoint 1 to #2,
the base would have dispatched a Blackhawk. And at that point, you would not be a happy “camper”