posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 01:27 PM
So awhile back, I'm talking to a friend. They had a TS clearance on board a US Navy nuclear submarine previously while serving back around the turn
of the century. He was a cook, and I said to him "wow, that must have been fun!". And then he decided to tell me the following...
"Well, yeah...but you get a chance to observe and learn things. Like, take for instance, we were undersea for a good period of time (I think he said
about a week, if I remember correctly), and suddenly we got the signal that we were "docked" over the intercomm. I was desperate to see some
sunshine, so I bolted to go get above deck. One of the other crew grabbed me by the arm and said "look at the depth gauge"...it showed us as being
some 400ft below the surface of the ocean. I thought this was strange, but went on about my duty. The next morning, I noticed that two or three
people who had been on the submarine the entire trip were not in line that morning, and I also noticed two new people onboard, who hadn't reviously
been through the mess hall. I asked if anyone had seen the crew I observed to be missing, and all I got was (and I, the OP am paraphrasing here)
"it's above your paygrade". I kept an eye open, and never saw those two or three folks I'd noticed missing ever come back through the food
My friend went on to tell me that he thinks there is a high chance we have underwater military bases, and that he was part of a team at that time to
perform staff rotation on one particular underwater military base.
I just thought this was rather interesting. I'd always heard about D.U.M.B's, but never underwater military bases.
Anyone have anything they can add to this ?