posted on Oct, 30 2016 @ 03:13 PM
Interesting thread. I was lucky enough to work at USAF Burtonwood, around 2002-04ish, just before it was demolished and became a housing estate. At
that time, the single remaining warehouse was split into sections, (BA, BB, BC, BD and so on). Each section was walled off but had access to each
other by a single roller door in the centre of each wall. In my memory I believe each section was about the size of a football pitch, but in reality
they were probably a little smaller than that, but still being very big.
Now I was about 18/19 and worked as an FLT driver for a storage and distribution company. I can't remember exactly but I think the sections my company
had were BE, BI and BJ, and they formed an L shape, BE and BI were behind each other and BJ was to the left of BI as you walked towards the back.
During my time there, which was approximately 18 months, twice we were told to leave the building, everybody including bosses and owners, stop working
and stand in the car park while a group of about 15-20 men, some in suits and some in military uniform went inside for about 30 minutes, before coming
back out and going in the next sections along, where the same would happen to them, everyone out, before they went in. I have no idea what they did
once inside, but they didn't want anyone seeing.
Now regarding underground facilities and tunnels underneath the warehouses, In the BI section, the was an area of floor covered in newer concrete
compared to the rest of the floor, which I believe was the original concrete. This newer concrete was around 10 x 10 meters square, but what always
interested me was a large sign that had been painted on the wall behind it, in Red and white paint, which had flaked away quite badly from the brick
work, but still clearly read "Max limit 8 tonnes". Make of that what you will, but in my mind, that newer patch of concrete was once a lift shaft of
some kind, which could only go down.
Something else of interest, in the last couple of weeks I worked there, the company also leased out what I think was Section BL or BM, which was odd
as we had to drive the FLT's out the door of BJ, down the road and then in to BL or BM, as they wasn't joined by an internal door, but the section or
sections in between were empty and not in use. Inside either BL or BM, I can't remember which it was, there was a small brick building, about 10 x
20ft and about 10ft high, built within the warehouse. It had an iron gate which was locked, and it also had a thick steel door inside the gate, that
had a combination lock dial on the front, and a massive keyhole next to the handle. I have no idea what purpose this little building has, but I always
thought it was strange.
Now fast forward a few years, and Im working for a Piling company, and Burtonwood Airbase comes up in conversation, and in turn underground cities and
tunnels. Now from an engineering point of view it is near impossible for any kind of underground structure to exist now that houses are now built on
that site. The initial problem, when creating this underground space, what did they do with the earth they dug out?, Ive heard there is a city down
there, and a rail tunnel that stretches to Liverpool Docks, about 16 miles I believe. Either of those structures would create a massive amount of
excess earth that would need to go somewhere, and there really isn't anywhere you could say is a spoil heap for quite a distance.
Something else to consider is, the whole site is now a housing estate, complete with a supermarket and a popular pub, now would you be able to build
so many houses and buildings on what would have to be a supported empty space below, especially when you consider quite a lot of the buildings are 3
story, which require deeper foundations to be built on, and we are talking around 3-4 meters deep, possibly deeper. Also when people have bought
houses on the site, any survey provided by the building company would have to have underground workings listed, so it wouldn't be such a secret
Also 1 last thing about the Rail tunnel to Liverpool, why would you spend a fortune building a tunnel to Liverpool Docks, and then secretly hide the
spoil, when there is already an above ground rail line, that goes directly into the site anyway?
So do I believe there was underground workings underneath USAF Burtonwood, yes I do, but they wasn't particularly deep, or big. 1 story below ground
sounds plausible, but underground city, nope I doubt it, Underground rail tunnel to Liverpool, definitely not. Also there is no evidence at all to
suggest Nuclear Weapons were ever stored at Burtonwood. I don't believe Burtonwood had the facilities to store them as it was basically a maintenance
and warehousing depot.