I have just become an official ATS member so I can start posting. I have been looking around for a while now.
I live in Indianapolis. I am in the military and have been for over 2 years. I have an aircraft maintenance background. I am a licensed pilot. I
have been an amateur radio operator since 1992. I use to work as a correctional officer back in 2000-2001
I decided to check out the Beechgrove (FEMA) camp. I grabbed my camera to get some pics for everyone. So about a 10 min drive on 465 and I arrive at
the Emerson Ave exit.. Beechgrove.
The Amtrak facility is surrounded by a fence that looks to be 30 years old or so. 99% of it it rusted except for a few newer patches. The facility
is still doing a very limited amount of locomotive car repairs of some type. There are several Amtrak passenger cars sitting on tracks in various
stages of disrepair. No automotive transports were anywhere to be seen.
There is nothing there that even hints to military or government involvement. No military vehicles, personnel, signs, aircraft.. nothing. The
"guard tower" in the youtube video is simply a light tower that looks about 50 years old. On top of it is an old ground plane antenna. You would
not catch me climbing that death trap anytime soon. Oh, did I mention it is about to rust apart.
The only office type building I saw there was a Amtrak police office that controlled access to the facility. Scary isn't it.
A "prison" is surrounded by several(3 I think) barb wired perimeter fences. There is also RAZOR wire between the fence lines. All prison fences
look no more than 5 years old... very shiny. You could shave with the razor wire. A "prison" has guard towers. Guard towers in the military are
designed to hold people with gear and weapons for long "shifts" in all types of weather day and night. Guard towers are not rusty 50 year old
towers with a single ladder going straight up.
"prisons" have a vast network of communications antenna and equipment. Nothing at the Amtrak site would suggest any type of state of the art
communications. The place is so NOT
a FEMA prison that I only took one picture and it was of a locomotive car that looked like it was in an
I was followed by an unknown vehicle.... It turned out to be a middle aged women in a mini van eating french fries. Those homeland security agents
It a Amtrak repair facility that is operating on a very limited scale. I remember when it was busy and it was quite the place to get a job. The
grounds are full of old buildings and rusty fences. One part of the "yard" has old train parts laid out in it. Basically it is a mess. If we (I
mean you.. I am in the military they need me lol)are going to be living there the government needs to hurry up and do some remolding. Maybe they can
can that tv show "Flip That Prison Camp" to do it over a weekend.
I would like to believe everything I read on the internet but I simply not that gullible. This is NO FEMA CAMP. If I get military orders to report
to duty at a FEMA camp I will let all of you know.