a reply to: peter_kandra
Glad the thread has been resurrected.
I use to be on ATS back in 2011 until I lost my password when my computer crashed.
I was fascinated with this thread and the facility it mentioned
I happened to be living briefly with a friend in the Charlottesville area during fall of 2015 and decided to track down the location of its entrance.
It really wasn't that hard using google maps I managed to figure out which road its main entrance was on I wrote down the directions to get there and
took off in my car.
It was about a thirty minute drive along some mountain roads and over a tiny mountain along a dirt road.
Im telling you this place was secluded.
I noted along the road there were multiple ground markers that were indicating the location of a buried fiber optic cable.
The dirt road eventually became paved again.
As I drove along I realized I saw the entrance on my left. Further up the road I saw that there were several Estates with large grazing areas for
animals. I wanted to see if I could see the facility on the mountain by driving down the road.
The base is well hidden in the tree line on top of the mountain. I think I recall seeing some antennas sticking up but they are well hidden by the
I turned around and headed back to the entrance. On the left side of the road there was a pull off next to a pasture on what I assume was public
land. To my right was the entrance that went up into the woods to the mountain facility.
There was a pole with about three possibly more cameras aimed out towards the road and on the pole was a red and white sign that said no trespassing
that the road was a private residential area which is a nice cover story. I would hate to be a pizza guy called out here on a prank though I doubt any
pizza place would deliver to somewhere so rural.
I managed to snap some pictures from inside my car. I know the motto on ATS pics or it didn’t happen. I took these pictures around the end of summer
2015 on a old phone and I need to find which media they are stored on now…………..hopefully they are not lost because if I find them I plan on
The pictures themselves are not any more remarkable than what other people have managed to take of the entrance who have bothered to track it down.
I had no intention of exiting my vehicle with all the cameras pointed in my direction.
My heart skipped a couple of beats when a white truck came down the private road I thought it was someone coming to talk to me.
No I did not take a picture of the truck I was too freaked at that point I was worried that I might be followed back to town and several other
paranoid thoughts were racing through my mind.
To my relief the truck turned as it was leaving the entrance and headed down the paved road in the opposite direction of the way that would take me
Seeing the truck was definite proof that this place was still active.
I figured I had pressed my luck and decided to get out of there. I managed to show the pictures to my friend and went back to check it out at
nighttime the conditions were not good for taking pictures on phones and nothing that remarkable happened except the thrill of a night time drive to
a weird place.
I can say this about the entrance if someone was not intentionally looking for this place and was passing by they would not give it a second thought.
They would probably just assume it was just some private Neighborhood that wanted to be left alone. I guess this would be an example of hidden in
Im sure there are many other things hidden around those mountains given how close to DC it is. I know there are military bases in the area and every
day I would drive pass a Northrop building on my way to work. So the area seems pretty steeped in this sort of stuff.
There was one more place I discovered on google maps that looked fishy I could actually see it on top of one of the mountains looking towards
downtown. My friend and I tried to make an expedition to find out what it was but there were to many sketchy private roads that stood in the way of
One more adventure we made was to Swannanoa Palace at night but that is for another thread.
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