posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 11:49 AM
I'm reviving an old thread here to comment on the escape hatch in Cheyenne. If all main exits are compromised, there is a tunnel leading out. The
question I have: where does it lead?
ETA: Consider, first of all, the size. It's a crawling tunnel by the size of that door. That's not to say it couldn't be bigger on the inside. If it
really is an escape hatch, I would imagine it angles slightly downward, then probably levels out. If we also consider the nature of the facility--that
it was designed as a nuclear shelter--then it's probably got some decontamination facility at the other end, and a way for those at the end to know
someone's in the tunnel.
Fort Carson is essentially across the street from the main entrance, but in the event of a nuclear attack, Fort Carson and much of Colorado Springs
would likely be contaminated. I doubt the tunnel is designed in a way that would force evacuees to crawl a significant distance, but I would think it
leads to a point a safe distance away from the mountain.
If you've hit the facility hard enough to block all the main tunnels, you've likely knocked out the power to the facility, so I doubt there's any kind
of vehicle-- like a train or what have you--in the tunnel. My theory based on these assumptions would be the tunnel opens up to allow evacuees to run
through it to perhaps Peterson AFB, about 11 miles away.
Assuming the mountain was the main target (it'd have to be to cause that much damage), 11 miles seems a relatively safe distance from the blast. It
has the added benefit of being connected to a base where government officials/military operatives could land and enter the bunker through the tunnel
in an emergency. On second thought, maybe there is a vehicle of some sort, along with a walkway.
edit on 23 10 2017 by Sclavus because: (no reason given)