This is an interesting one to me, as I don't know if anybody else has managed to put the pieces together.
I have lived in Portland for over 10 years now. I lived right downtown until a few years ago. One day, there were a number of construction vehicles
at the power substation right near my old place. The substation was quite normal looking at that time, some transformers behind a chain link fence.
Well, construction on the site proceeded rapidly and a very stout looking steel wall with concrete framing each steel section was put up, and finally
the whole thing was finished off with a brick facade. A large, automatic steel gate was installed after this. There was also a very thick, insulated
cable that was run across the top of the structure. Electric barrier? That's when things got weird.
Firstly, there is an office type building on the north side of the structure. It has an anonymous looking door on the front. I walked by the place
every day or two, as it was on my route downtown. The thing that struck me, was that there was a lady at a desk inside! I was able to look in only
The real weird part is that soon after the building and wall were completed, dump trucks full of dirt and stone rubble started exiting from the gate.
I would estimate that probably 30-40 large dump trucks were leaving this place, day in and day out for about 6 months. That's an incredible amount of
I do know that Portland had the nation's model continuity of government center during the cold war. It was housed only a few thousand yards away, on
the top of Council Crest. There is still an array of large, armored buildings up there, at the bases of some transmission towers.
Here's an aerial view of the structure, which looks innocuous enough at this time:
,-122.691056&spn=0.000554,0.000753&t=h&z=21 and here's a link to a nice video of the operations center in Portland
as of about 50 years ago: www.archive.org...
The other thing that got me thinking, is that about the same time there was a TBM put into the ground to bore a new sewer tunnel for Portland. The
machine was touted as one of the most advanced of its kind, able to dig several hundred yards per day. The damn thing of it is that it was in the
ground for almost two years!
Gotta be a secret base.
edit on 29-1-2012 by HattoriHanzou because: (no reason given)