It has just recently been brought to my attention that Smith island, just west of Whidbey Island, in the Puget Sound near Seattle, is heavily guarded
by armed military in zodiacs. Why would a tiny island that is supposedly used as a lighthouse and salmon recovery need armed guards to keep people
away? Does anyone have any insight into this facility or have one like this near you?
I don't personally know but I will tell you a little story..
A few miles from my home is a "wild life refuge"..now you have to have a sticker to enter the refuge or they WILL ticket you...so needless to say, I
hardly ever go in because I don't have a sticker. (I have been in through there many times when they have "open" to the public day..trying to get
people to buy their stickers)..
My cousin an avid hunter and fisher does have a sticker and goes there quite often to fish. There are nice trails and what not but parts of this
forested area is blocked off with large chainlinked fencing with razor blade wire at the top. My cousin said one time when he was out there fishing
he spied a rabbit walking past and sat and watched this rabbit go through a tiny gap in the fence..within minutes he said a large black SUV pulled up
along with a green rangers truck. My cousin said he was just enough in the brush that the trucks didn't see him or question him but he wonders to
this day what they have going on behind that fence that even a rabbit is detected..he said after they left he took a good look at the fence and
didn't see any kinds of cameras or lines that would have triggered the rabbit entering the fence???
From what i understand, there is more to it than what is shown on the map. This wouldn't surprise me, seeing as how google maps has been know to
alter sky photos of other facilities. Whether or not the photos are altered, why would it be so heavily guarded?
Crab Orchard National Refuge---Apparently there were bases used in the production of explosives for the military during WW2 and they are still in use
today Also it says that some of the buildings are leased to private companies to store "many types of products"
Seems a little odd to me but it looks like part of the refuge is used for military weapons production and private company storage...
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Growing up near Aberdeen Proving Grounds and EPG, an extension of APG (known for mustard gas.) I got to see the Ordnance Museum and even fish with my
Grandfather; even catching huge catfish. Always there was another fence.
When I joined the military it was referred to as 'behind the gate.' I was doing a force protection exercise at APG although not stationed there we
went behind the gate, within 150' there is another gate, but it struck me odd that there was an inflatable dome on the North Side of APG. Just struck
me odd. And I have been to EPG, everyone knows you can't even stick a fork in the ground without EOD clearing it first.
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