by Ron Schmidt


from TheLivingMoon Website



  • Part 1 - Lunar Strip Mine Operation

  • Part 2 - Mining Connections

  • Part 3 - More Afoot in Antarctica

  • Part 4 - The Walt Disney-Werner Von Braun Collaboration














Part 1

Lunar Strip Mine Operation

"Those who Know Don't Speak, Those Who Speak Don't Know".

Unknown Vril Society member

Copernicus 1-2 from Lunar Orbiter 2 H-162 (1965-1966)
The above photo is part of a set under discussion at Above Top Secret, provided by John Lear.

John Lear's Moon Pictures on ATS

The direction and purpose of this article is to show the events leading up to the discovery of the Mining Operation actively in progress on the Moon.


Though Pegasus Research Consortium has been researching these matters, this collection was assembled on the basis of photographic evidence presented by John Lear at Above Top Secret.


We will include information on,

  • When did it start?

  • Where are they doing it from?

  • Who is doing it?

  • Why are they doing it?

  • What are the economics?

  • What are they mining?

  • How are they doing it?

These are the key points, but other issues will be addressed as well, mainly the repercussions of this.


The information has been pieced together from a variety of sources and will continue to grow as more people add information, evidence and opinions. We offer this information freely in an effort to show what is and has been happening, and leave the reader to form his/her/its own conclusions.

This page covers "When did it start"; "Where are they doing it from"; "Who is doing it" and a beginning hint of "How are they doing it"


We had our Chance and Threw it Away!

In the 50 years or so building up to the Second World War, the world was teeming with bright scientists coming up with an amazingly diverse amount of discoveries and projects.


In fact most major discoveries of our century originated from that time period, from Penicillin to DNA, from A-bombs to Rockets and even delving into controversial ideas and laying the ground work for such concepts as anti-gravity, zero point energy and electric space propulsion.

If ever there was a pivotal time in Human History, this was it.


We had all the thinkers, the ideas and the models that could have directed society along the path leading to free energy and interstellar space travel. Societies abounded who tried to do this, including the Rosicrucians who created the USA through Ben Franklin, George Washington and others. The intent was to create a nation of free thinkers, were citizens were free from government oppression. We could have had it made.

But the human race chose war, they turned the new science into killing machines and worked to suppress any knowledge and concepts that would foster such ideas as "free energy" Scientists and innovative engineers died or disappeared, (the ones not working for the governments), or they were ridiculed and ruined.


Labs and projects destroyed, documents vanish... till all that is left of the ideas is carried by "crackpots and lunatics". We threw it all away.

The list below is just some of the really important discoveries beginning and ending, appropriately, with Nikola Tesla, a man who gave us the ignition coil for our cars and alternating current to power our lives.


Only now are his ideas resurfacing. Perhaps we are approaching another pivotal point. Perhaps that is what is meant for the change due in 2012. Maybe we will have another shot.


Let's hope we don't miss this one.

See list here...



In The Beginning...

From the listing above it is clear to see that science was off to a running start on improving the human condition in all fields.


A scientist could follow his ideas without fear of government intervention, though then as now the free thinkers were subjected to ridicule by their piers. But in thousands of labs around the world, the ideas, the inventions and the patents emerged.


Just check the Swiss Patent Library for the time period and you will see the amazing works that were contemplated and granted patents for.

So what happened? The Nazi's
The second World War has been well documented and there is no need to go into main stream details.


However there is an overwhelming collection of evidence showing research and activity on a different path. This path involved research into Ancient Gods and the origins of man, much as we are doing today, though the purpose was sinister and the intent was to use that knowledge for control.


At the same time the German scientist began a huge campaign to research all kinds of alternate technology.


We all know the rocket programs and what happened to the scientists after the war... but there were other scientists involved in other black projects that did not get the media attention of the rocket scientists...

The Nazi Scientists of America


After the war, 118 German rocket scientists worked together at Fort Bliss, Texas.



The front page of The New York Times on November 17, 1945, bore a curiously vague headline: “88 German Scientists Reach Here, Reputedly With Top War Secrets.”


The scientists had arrived on a converted ocean liner the day before - 60 years ago today - and been immediately “whisked away” aboard a fleet of buses.

“Unusual precautions were taken to keep the arrival secret, and reporters who went on board the ship and found the eighty eight men waiting to land … were warned away,” the Times reported.

The paper speculated that the group's arrival was the result of a program announced weeks earlier by the War Department to bring German scientists to America, and in spite of the secrecy, the Times guessed right.


Men who just seven months earlier had been at war with the United States were being ushered onto our shores by the government. The purpose: to jump start American high tech industry.

And they weren't the first. The ink was barely dry on the surrender documents before a German missile expert was working 12 hour days under military guard in Washington, D.C.


He was followed in the coming decades by as many as 1,600 experts in biological and chemical warfare, submarines, rockets, and aviation. These men and women were in essence spoils of war, taken by the victor to benefit from the vanquished foes history of scientific achievement.


The majority of Nobel prizes up to 1939 had gone to Germans, and Hitler had been quick to exploit his talented countrymen.


Intelligence and government officials faced a delicate moral quandary in 1945 - whether it was worth it to give American homes to men who had invented weapons to kill American soldiers, men who in some cases subscribed to beliefs that hundreds of thousands Americans had died to eradicate.


In the end they decided it was, if these men could help the United States defeat the Soviets.
Christine Gibson is a former editor at American Heritage magazine.

And so it begins...

Source: American Heritage Events Posted Wednesday November 16, 2005 07:00 AM EST



The Nazi Era
1930 - 1945

There is no way to discuss this dark event in human history without stirring memories of horrors and atrocities, but we would like to put that aside for now and look at the Era in regards to the advanced technology that was being researched, explored, and tested at the time.


Had we not stopped them when we did, who knows were it would have led..

There are many conspiracy sites and UFO research websites that have dealt with this topic over the years, and as new evidence comes out due to the release of 50 plus year old documents that are being declassified, the evidence is to big to ignore. Since so much work has been done already, we will simply pick some better examples to direct you too for more research.


It is not necessary for the purpose of this paper to cover all the details, merely show the sequence of events.


But before we continue, there is a one hour long video that is so far the best summary of the evidence and it is put together into an amazing and informative presentation.


Take the time to watch this, or review it now in context with this article "The Secrets of the Third Reich". This is a must see for anyone interested in the UFO phenomena as well as those looking into the Sumerian Anunnaki and Nibiru aspect of our past.

There is much discussion in the film about the alien contact that certain factors of the Regime claimed, particularly pertaining to the Alderbaran system. One of the interesting points in the film is the connection to Alderbaran and the girls in the Parade that look like "Princess Leia" in Star Wars...


The "Black Sun Organization" is featured in the film series as a shadowy criminal syndicate that permeates the entire galactic underworld.

The film covers the events leading up to Hitler's rise to power. The esoteric secret societies were all involved at the beginning, thinking this was the coming of the "New Golden Age".


The Masons, the Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians and many others, but soon withdrew when they saw the direction it was going in. At the end only the Thule-Gesellschaft (Thule Society) Hitler and other Nazi officials were members of this society.


The Vril Society and the SS Black Sun Organization were off shoots of the Thule Society...

The film then goes into the research into alternate energy and flying disc designs. There are many live interviews with witnesses. The British new about these secret projects as early as 1941. There are many descriptions and reports by allied pilots of "foo fighters" that were buzzing around their airplanes.

The next section is about the design, building and testing these flying disks...

For those who can read German here is a fantastic site with pictures of all sorts of projects.

The Haunebu and Vril Plans
Due to 50 years having passed, these documents have been declassified recently. They show the order form and plans for the Nazi saucers.



The Antarctica Connection
1924 -1947

Shortly before the end of the war, rumors abounded of three Nazi U-Boats that fled to a secret base in Antarctica, taking with them as much of the disassembled Saucer technology and supposedly the most important flying saucer the larger Haunebu III.


There are many such stories and one must sort through them, however there is one tangible clue that is documented. The Allied forces mounted a large expedition to the Antarctic in 1947 under the leadership of Admiral Byrd.


On May 19, 1943 the Allied Forces suspected something unusual was going on in a secret German Antarctica base because of the great "movement" of submarines in direction to the South Atlantic.

Below are all the links from It's overkill, sure... but perhaps someone will gather all the photos from these links. It's amazing: through all the Vostok anomaly, Schwabenland was never suggested. It's amazing this topic was lost to "UFO mystery" websites. Perhaps someone wrote a book about this.


I think the public should really study this, and admit what the Germans were shown. It appears that Hitler was not a part of this secret German group that went to Antarctica after WWII.



Editors Note: Unfortunately it appears some of the links at the above site have been removed. We will try to track them down.


U-boats of Antarctica



Background Information

First German Antarctic Expedition 1924-27



Second German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39
SOURCE: Nazistützpunkt in der Antarktis

Editors Note: This website report is in German, but has a very precise time line with details and important names of those involved. A translation is necessary and I will attempt to post one soon. However this and many other documents show major activity by the Germans in Antarctica before and during the War.




Britain's Secret War in Antarctica
1938 - 1945
Admiral Byrd Expedition... Antarctica 1947
Operation Highjump
Britain's Secret War


In 1938, Nazi Germany sent an expedition to Antarctica with a mission to investigate sites for a possible base and to make formal claims in the name of the Third Reich.


To prepare them for their mission, they invited the great polar explorer Richard E. Byrd to lecture them on what to expect. The following year, a month after hostilities had commenced in Europe, the Germans returned to Neuschwabenland to finish what had been started, with many suggesting that a base was being constructed.

Nine years later, Richard E. Byrd, who by now had become an Admiral in the United States Navy, was sent to Antarctica with the largest task force ever assembled for a polar mission. In Admiral Byrd's own words, the mission (code named Highjump) was "primarily of a military nature".


Many claim that the task force was sent to eradicate a secret Nazi base in Queen Maud Land, which the Nazis had renamed Neuschwabenland and which had never been explored as profoundly as the rest of the Antarctic. But, and the big but is, the fact that Admiral Byrd spoke of "flying objects that could fly from pole to pole at incredible speeds" and with well documented German activity before, during and in the immediate aftermath of World War II, one can't help but wonder whether there is some truth in the Nazi Antarctica myth.


Even so, could Operation Highjump and Byrd's quotes have overshadowed the truth about British excursions in Antarctica by way of misinformation, bringing attention to his mission and, by doing so, making sure that history only remembered one mysterious Antarctic mission?

When the Antarctica mystery is mentioned, Britain is never given more than a footnote.


That fact is surprising in itself, especially as British forces were active in Antarctica throughout the war and quite possibly took the initiative in dealing with the Antarctic Nazi threat a whole 12 months before Operation Highjump was initiated.

Britain's activities on Antarctica, though less documented and more clandestine, are just as intriguing as the supposed much vaunted Operation Highjump. Unfortunately for Britain, though victorious in the War, it was bankrupted and humiliated by the two new superpowers.


But Britain was in a position to regain some pride and surreptitiously upset its supposed allies with the final, decisive battle against the surviving Nazis:

  • a battle that would never be recorded in the history books

  • a battle that would make its claims on the continent more legitimate

  • most importantly, a battle that ended the war that it had been compelled to wage


Key Excerpts from the Above Article

Excerpt One
What does help substantiate their story is the little known fact (which Pravda reported on 16 January 2003) that, in 1983, Special Services seized a confidential letter that Captain Scheffer wrote to Captain Bernhard, and in the letter Scheffer pleads to Bernhard not to publish his memoirs in too profound a detail and, in fact, states his intent for the world not to know the truth:

"We all made an oath to keep the secret; we did nothing wrong: we just obeyed orders and fought for our loved Germany and its survival.


Please think again; isn't it better to picture everything as a fable? What results do you plan to achieve with your revelations? Think about it, please."

Excerpt Two
The missing U-boats were part of the Antarctic jigsaw puzzle that Britain had been putting together since the Nazis first sent Admiral Ritscher on his Thule sponsored polar mission.


And with Britain's Intelligence network - the SOE (Special Operations Executive) and the SIS (Secret Intelligence Service) providing virtually all the information to the Allied Forces via the Enigma machine and its immense European spy network during the War, the picture was appearing slowly.

One prime example of Britain's Intelligence excelling was in how much Britain knew about the Nazi's secret atomic weapons programs which, in turn, helped the RAF bomb the Nazi's secret research station at Peenemünde in the Baltic Sea.


The Germans were at a loss to how the British had even heard about it, let alone been able to bomb it.

Excerpt Three

"Antarctica was a secret but rumors persisted, and only for the most dedicated was it a haven. Most of those with any intimate knowledge of Neuschwabenland did not see the end of the war, and of those who did, the majority were executed, committed suicide or were sent to the Russian gulags...


Only those captured by the British forces fared better, but after interrogation were forbidden to mention their wartime exploits again. The threat of having damaging wartime links brought up kept the Germans silent and helped the Allies suppress the truth."

Excerpt Four
Whilst researching Third Reich mysteries, I encountered an East German source who had served in the Kriegsmarine and has first-hand accounts about Neuschwabenland.


He claimed:

"Neuschwabenland, after Europe, was in ruins and Norway, completely in German hands, became the only viable base of operations. When it was decided that for the German nation surrender was best, those who could, left, and took their chances in the U-boat convoys.

"Antarctica was a secret but rumors persisted, and only for the most dedicated was it a haven. Most of those with any intimate knowledge of Neuschwabenland did not see the end of the war, and of those who did, the majority were executed, committed suicide or were sent to the Russian gulags...


Only those captured by the British forces fared better, but after interrogation were forbidden to mention their wartime exploits again. The threat of having damaging wartime links brought up kept the Germans silent and helped the Allies suppress the truth."

Excerpt Five
From 1941 until the start of the British/Swedish/Norwegian Expedition of 1949 - 52, Britain sent at least 12 official missions to Antarctica, half of them between the end of the war and the beginning of Operation Highjump, led by Admiral Byrd, starting in December 1946.


Even more intriguingly, Britain sent no missions from the commencement of Highjump until 1948, during which time the US had Antarctica all to itself. Britain nonetheless was more active in Antarctica during the 1940s than any other nation, yet the only Antarctic mission mentioned in depth by historians is Admiral Byrd's.


His mission still overshadows every other mission and is the main focus of attention for many conspiracy theorists. Britain's exertions were and still are totally overlooked; and with Admiral Byrd spreading misinformation, the true conspiracy concerning Antarctica as a Nazi haven was forgotten.

Excerpt Six
In the UK, British Intelligence unearthed more of Norway's secrets but suppressed them; Antarctica was no exception.


When the Norwegian Government returned to a liberated Norway, Antarctica soon returned to their consciousness, though the Norwegians would have to wait several years to go back there, lest the rumors of a Nazi base were true.

On the other hand, Britain decided it had collated enough knowledge about Antarctica to initiate an intense investigation, one that had to dispel all fears and hide all evidence, for it could not tolerate any more technology or personnel being acquired by the wrong hands, namely, the USSR and the USA.

Britain had helped liberate Norway and, as 1945 was drawing to a close, was in the process of "liberating" Queen Maud Land (the new atlas of the post-war world no longer recognized Neuschwabenland). However, the mysterious wartime expeditions conducted by all the combatant countries, especially Germany, were not entered into the World War II history books.


A travesty of history had occurred.

Excerpt Seven
As discussed in part one, the Nazi "Shangri-La" did exist.


Of unknown size, it was set up during the 1938-39 Deutsche Antarktische Expedition. The existence of a Nazi Antarctic base hidden in vast caverns was considered feasible enough for the British to set up bases in many parts of Antarctica during the war in response to the threat.


And whilst the officially recorded British expeditions mainly concentrated around the Antarctic Peninsula, those not recorded were those that concentrated on investigating Queen Maud Land, so named by Norwegian whalers prior to 1939 in honor of Queen Maud of Norway (1869 - 1938), consort of King Haakon VII and formerly Princess Maud of the United Kingdom, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Excerpt Eight
Britain's arrogance in committing troops to Antarctica, independent of the United States, and in celebrating the feat with the release in February 1946 of a provocative stamp set, would inevitably lead to Britain's claims on Antarctica being contested, even though the stamps commemorated Britain's final fight with Nazism rather than being a statement of its Antarctic claims.


And even though Britain expressed outrage publicly when Highjump was launched, it was just a pretense: privately, Britain knew that the USA's newfound superpower status meant that it would not permit Antarctica to be utilized by other nations for financial gain.




The United States Enters the Picture

The USA, distracted by the war against Japan and the brewing Cold War, had been caught short by Britain's Antarctic exertions and humbled by its aggressive stance.


So the Americans soon adopted a policy, dreamt up during the war, that would destroy Britain's imperial aspirations, hinder every attempt by Britain to exert any influence around the world and make the country an "ally" in name only.


However, as early as 1942, Britain and British identity were suffering as a result of the United States' globalization agenda.


It must be remembered that Britain was denied its own atomic bomb, despite the fact that the bomb could have not been created without British expertise. Furthermore, the British people faced worse rationing than any other Western nation, lasting direfully until the 1950s, and Britain was also pressured into giving full independence or self government to most of the territories in its Empire.

So, whilst Britain went into World War II a superpower, by the end of the war and by the actions of American foreign policy, especially Operation Highjump, it had been put firmly in its place. The United States became the only country that could successfully influence Britain, as the 1956 Suez crisis proved.


Even now, 60 years after the end of World War II, British blood is still being shed on behalf of US foreign policy.

Excerpt One
Britain halted its Antarctic flights and operations for two years, giving the United States a free hand in Antarctica with the commencement of Operation Highjump.


With the Nazi haven destroyed, there was little need for the British to return: the Americans would not discover anything that had not already been discovered. Or would they?

In the two years they had to discover as much about Antarctica as possible, the Americans found dry areas and warm water lakes that provoked immense media interest, but Operation Highjump, which they'd planned to last for six months, ended after just eight weeks.


They received a hostile reaction from other nations, but it was only after the mission's return that the rumors and theories began to abound and the enigma surrounding Highjump really began.

Excerpt Two
In the years prior to the June 1961 ratification, the USA, UK and USSR had all used Antarctica for military purposes and all three nations were rumored to have tested nuclear bombs on the continent.


On 27 and 30 August and 6 September 1958, at least three such bombs were detonated in Antarctica, allegedly by the Americans. Rumor has it that they were set off in the area of Queen Maud Land and were triggered 300 meters above the target, with the initial aim being to "recover" frozen areas.


The locations of other bomb detonation sites have been firmly suppressed, but it is believed that the areas reconnoitered by the Germans in 1939 and 1940 were targeted.

With the Germans and Americans officially claiming to have found warm water lakes on their expeditions, it was only a matter of time before more were discovered. One such lake, discovered by the Russians, is Lake Vostok, which is 4,000 meters below the surface and curiously is located under the Russian base camp of Vostok.


News of the discovery was not released to the world until 1989, so had the Soviets found the subterranean lake years earlier and was this their main reason for refusing to leave its base?


The lake has still not been investigated, mainly out of fear of what could be unleashed and to avoid contamination of the lake, although a huge magnetic anomaly has been identified.

Excerpt Three
Subterranean lakes with signs of life, geothermally warmed lakes in dry valleys in a supposed frozen wasteland, viruses that threaten mankind, mysterious holes in the atmosphere allied with suppressed military ventures may seem the work of fiction, and yet they are all fact!


Antarctica is a truly mysterious place, and that is why it is inconceivable that the Nazis would claim an area and leave it unoccupied and undefended...

...Whether the British mission did destroy the Nazi base, with any remaining Nazis finally being expunged by the atomic force of the wartime allies, is not the question that needs asking.


What is, though, is just how much of Antarctica's past, present and, indeed, its future has been, is being and will be suppressed?






Operation Highjump
November 1946
RADM Richard E. Byrd (USN Ret.) - Officer in Charge TASK FORCE 68
RADM Richard H. Cruzen, USN, Commander TASK FORCE 68

This website proves through postage stamps and associated true history that the expedition occurred.


There are several pages of detailed information and pictures of the ships, though this article constitutes the "official" version, the size and scope of the operation and from Admiral Byrd's own words, the purpose of the mission is definitely not exploration, but military.

List of the ships involved in the expedition.


EAST GROUP   (Task Group 68.3)
Captain George J. Dufek, USN

USS PINE ISLAND:  Seaplane Tender
USS BROWNSON :  Destroyer

WEST GROUP   (Task Group 68.2)
Captain Charles A. Bond, USN

USS CURRITUCK :  Seaplane Tender
USS HENDERSON :  Destroyer

CENTRAL GROUP   (Task Group 68.1)

USS MOUNT OLYMPUS:  Communications
USS SENNET :  Submarine

CARRIER GROUP   (Task Group 68.4)

USS PHILIPPINE SEA:  Aircraft Carrier

BASE GROUP   (Task Group 68.5)

CDR Clifford M. Campbell, USN, Commander TG68.5, Little America IV 

Meanwhile, as sadness permeated the American naval bases, (from decommissioning of ships, ed.) Admiral D.C. Ramsey, chief of naval operations, was in Washington signing his name to an astounding set of orders addressed to commanders in chief of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.


These orders would establish the Antarctic Developments Project which would be carried out during the forthcoming Antarctic summer (December 1946 - March 1947).


Chief of naval operations, Chester W. Nimitz, code named the project Operation Highjump.


Instructions were for twelve ships and several thousand men to make their way to the Antarctic rim to,

  1. train personnel and test material in the frigid zones

  2. consolidate and extend American sovereignty over the largest practical area of the Antarctic continent

  3. determine the feasibility of establishing and maintaining bases in the Antarctic and to investigate possible base sites

  4. develop techniques for establishing and maintaining air bases on the ice, with particular attention to the later applicability of such techniques to operations in interior Greenland, where, it was claimed, physical and climatic conditions resembled those in Antarctica

  5. amplify existing knowledge of hydrographic, geographic, geological, meteorological and electromagnetic conditions in the area.

Following is a few selected excerpts... visit the site to read the lengthy but informative report...

  1. Although not specifically stated in the August 26, 1946 orders, a central objective of the project was the aerial mapping of as much of Antarctica as possible, particularly the coastline...

  2. Also in January 1947, famous aviator Eddie Rickenbacker was pushing for American exploration in Antarctica, including the use of atomic bombs for mineral research.

  3. November headlines in the New York Times declared a six nation race to Antarctica "set off by reports of uranium deposits". The article went on to charge that the British was leading the race by sending a "secret expedition" to occupy Byrd's 1939-41 "East Base" at Marguerite Bay on the Antarctic peninsula. Actually, the British had been active in Antarctica for a number of years.

  4. The formal American position on the polar regions had always been that they should be open to exploration and research by all concerned but in the wake of Admiral Byrd's formal announcement of OPERATION HIGHJUMP on November 12, 1946, Latin American governments became nervous and suspicious of the notorious American Yankee.

    OPERATION HIGHJUMP was seen as a huge threat to future Latin American claims. After all, thirteen ships with 4,700 men seemed to confirm the notion that the United States had a plan of their own to seize huge chunks of the continent.


    The official press release by Byrd seemed to confirm their anxiety as OPERATION HIGHJUMP was justified as an "extension" of the United States Navy's "policy of developing the ability of naval forces to operate under any and all climatic conditions".


    A publicly stated objective was to "consolidate and develop the results of the US ANTARCTIC SERVICE EXPEDITION 1939-41".


    As it turns out, the Latin suspicions were correct. Initial approval of OPERATION HIGHJUMP was apparently reached at a meeting of the "Committee of Three" (Secretary of State, Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy) on August 7, 1946.

  5. Admiral Marc Mitscher, commander in chief of the Atlantic Fleet, was even more daring in his "Instructions for OPERATION HIGHJUMP " issued on October 15.


    "Objectives" included "Consolidating and extending United States sovereignty over the largest practicable area of the Antarctic continent".


    Perhaps the Departments of State and Navy had wished for major territorial claims, but the fact of the matter is that no formal claims were made by the men of OPERATION HIGHJUMP. It was not launched in a scramble for Antarctica's natural resources nor was it launched for the chief purpose of territorial expansion.


    According to news releases of Admiral Byrd's November 12 press conference announcing OPERATION HIGHJUMP,

    • "The Navy strongly discounted reports that the voyage will be primarily a lap in the race for uranium. 'When this expedition was first talked about, uranium wasn't even mentioned. The statement that this is a uranium race for atomic energy is not correct', Admiral Byrd was quoted as saying.

    However, the basic objectives were not diplomatic, scientific or economic - they were military. OPERATION HIGHJUMP was, and to this day still is, the largest Antarctic expedition ever organized.

  6. Admiral Ramsey's preliminary orders of August 26, 1946, stated that "The Chief of Naval Operations only will deal with other governmental agencies" pertaining to OPERATION HIGHJUMP.

    • "No diplomatic negotiations are required. No foreign observers will be accepted".

    Thus, it seemed there would be little room for civilian scientists and observers.

In the film "The Secrets of the Third Reich" in an interview, Virgil Armstrong, a retired CIA Agent talks about the Byrd expedition and states,

"The later reports indicated that Admiral Byrd was given 8 months and unlimited funding to go in and pull this thing successfully off! But we also know that within 8 weeks he was totally defeated.


Now the supposition at that point was that there was an advanced civilization and technology most probably alien that were with the Third Reich and the SS who was in Antarctica and that those greatly developed technologies were used to defeat Admiral Byrd"

In a television interview after the expedition Admiral Byrd commented,

"...that in the event of another war, the hard facts were that we would have to reckon with an attack from aircraft that could fly from pole to pole."



Mt Rainier Incident
June 1947

The beginning of the modern UFO era is often traced back to June 24, 1947, when businessman Kenneth Arnold sighted "a formation of very bright objects" while flying over the Cascade mountains of Washington State.


He said he sighted nine saucer like aircraft flying in formation at 3. p.m. yesterday, extremely bright - as if they were nickel plated - and flying at an immense rate of speed. He estimated they were at an altitude between 9,500 and 10,000 feet and clocked them from Mt. Rainier to Mt. Adams, arriving at the amazing speed of about 1200 miles an hour.

"It seemed impossible," he said, "but there it is - I must believe my eyes."



Roswell Incident
July 1947

Again the Roswell Incident has been covered continuously for the 50 plus years. The only significant point to our paper right now is the time of the event... A standard report can be read here at the Roswell Museum on the off chance someone has not yet heard about it.

In the summer of 1947, there were a number of UFO sightings in the United States. Sometime during the first week of July 1947, something crashed near Roswell.

The above two famous incidents are mentioned here because they happened within months of Admiral Byrd's Antarctic expedition.


Since then Flying Saucers have been continuously spotted. Though I believe that our government has been using Nazi technology and has been testing such craft, it is not our intent to deny that aliens may or may not be involved.


Virgil Armstrong, the retired CIA Agent said it best,

"...the supposition at that point was that there was an advanced civilization and technology most probably alien..."

The typical "Flying Saucer" shape of the VRIL 1



October 22, 2006

On MAY 2006 the Russians released a 45 minute video about the NAZI UFO enigma.


It contains much of the same saucer images as the previous film above, but it has more photos and briefly shows the drive unit glowing in operation. The film is in Russian and we are awaiting a translation.

What is important in this film is that about 5 minutes into the film the Admiral Byrd expedition to Antarctic is shown on live footage from the time. The story is told by Russian Naval officers. There are several great segments showing the U Boats in Antarctic waters. the size of the fleet of Admiral Byrd and the planes on the deck of the aircraft carrier.


Then they show film footage of the battle!!! The planes being shot down... and the UFO's... One disk flies swiftly between the camera and the smoke stack of the ship... then they capture one slowly crossing the entire scene...

This is amazing footage and we anxiously await the translation...

Near the end of the film they briefly cover the underground fresh water lake that sits below what is now Vostok Station in Antarctica (Lake Vostok) The lake is about the size of Lake Ontario.

Then there are images of HAARP and some views of a seismograph taking readings. They show this in conjunction with describing a wormhole that exists at both poles!!!  Perhaps this is the hole people have talked about at the poles?

Back to the coincidence that Stargate SG-1 found the Ancient's Stargate in Antarctica with the involvement of the Russians. They too covered a battle in Antarctica. There is just way to much correlation to be merely coincidence in my opinion

Russian UFO Documentary May 2006 Secrets of the Third Reich II Nazi Bases in Antarctica...


Adamski Type Flying Saucer

The only importance of this addition is the remarkable resemblance of the Adamski type UFO that was the "standard" of flying saucer sightings all through the fifties and early sixties, to the Nazi Haunebu II.


Though this reference has been made by many, it is relevant to our search. It still remains the most commonly posted image at UFO sites around the world and many people describe this when they see one even today, especially in Japan.


(Ed. Note: Other types of sightings are not relevant to this article and are discussed in other files)

Nazi Design page for the Haunebu II


1953 - George Adamski's photograph of "Venusian" spacecraft

included in his book, "Flying Saucers Have Landed."



Avro's Flying Saucer - Is It a Joke or Will It Fly?
1950 -1959

In the fifties Canadian newspapers got wind of a secret military project to build "flying saucers". This incident is well known in UFO circles, yet the significance has been lost to the public today...


The whole incidence was connected to rumors that as early as 1954, the anonymous European author of one version of the “V-7” or “Nazi saucer” yarn wove the Avro saucer into his tale; he informed his readers that the V-7's creator,

“Dr. Heinrich Richard Miethe,” was at that time in Canada, reconstructing his wonderful craft under the auspices of A. V. Roe (Avro).

Project 1947

The reports caused a lot of fuss at the time... including reports of a huge area in western Canada that was a secret joint Canada/US military base where they were building and testing these "flying saucers"

In late 1954, the Canadian Government withdrew support from the saucer project, because (in the words of Defense Production Minister C. D. Howe),

“it did not seem sufficiently promising to be worth going on with... it did not seem to have any useful purpose."

Manchester Guardian, 12/2/54

A few months later, the U.S. Air Force picked up the tab, and immediately proceeded to shroud the project in its habitual ridiculous secrecy (Toronto Globe and Mail, 8/23/55).


Four years have now passed since the Air Force took over, and yet it appears that Dr. Miethe has still not succeeded in rebuilding the marvelous craft that he developed in wartime Germany in 1945.

News Flash: UPI item by Norman Cornish datelined Washington, 4/14/59:

"The United States will test fly its first “flying saucer” this summer, a defense expert said today..."

Reaction: Lehighton (Pa.) Leader

“The disclosure that the United States has the flying saucer is tremendously significant news,” exclaimed the Lehighton (Pa.) Leader.


“Beyond doubt we had had the flying saucer for years - since the time people started seeing them - but our government did not feel ready to admit it... Some people couldn't help but notice it flying around.


These people were ridiculed... America owes an apology to everyone who saw a flying saucer... It is good to know that we were not being observed by space after all...”

So what we have here is a story of two governments working on NAZI flying saucer technology, in a country still under British Dominion at the time with the support and co-operation of the US Air Force.


The press and hence the public gets wind of the rumors and interest flares, especially in the light of Mt Rainier and Roswell incidents, still fresh on everyone's mind..

If you read the accounts of the officials it really sounds like a lot of double talk and misdirection:

  • Canadian Defense Production Minister C. D. Howe) “it did not seem sufficiently promising to be worth going on with... it did not seem to have any useful purpose“

  • A few months later, the U.S. Air Force picked up the tab, and immediately proceeded to shroud the project in its habitual ridiculous secrecy...

  • In Washington, top defense officials indicated they had pretty well given up hope the company's experiment would come to anything. “So far, we can't see any great hope for the future,” said one official, “but we may continue the contract in case the company can turn up something.”

  • Brig. Gen. Frank H. Britton, director of development for Army research, said the new craft is the result of a joint Army/Air Force program carried out by Avro Aircraft, Ltd., of Canada” (AP dispatch, 4/14/59).

  • A former Cabinet minister [probably Howe - CSI Eds.] who was directly involved in the Liberal government's decision to withdraw support of the project in 1955, said the saucer “was of no use to Canada whatsoever, either commercially or militarily.”

  • Yet the USAF spent 7 years and countless dollars funding this project.


After the Air Force released the Avro Saucer, which was nothing more than a glorified hovercraft driven by a turbine engine... everyone had a good laugh... called it a joke or a hoax... and went away.


People forgot about it... and UFO hunters went back to looking for Aliens... though the public never did trust the USAF after that... If you wanted to hide a secret project, what better way than this to befuddled the minds of the press and the people?


Seems it worked for many years....


The Real Story

The Avro Canada VZ-9AV "Avrocar" designed by company Chief Designer John Frost was a true flying saucer that was produced for the USAF and U.S. Army in the period 1958-1959.


In earlier research, Frost had discovered the "Coanda Effect" provided a powerful ground cushion envisioned as being the basis for a vehicle that could have both have VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) capabilities and could still operate as a high performance aircraft. Avro Canada and the Canadian government provided the initial funding for Frost's work 1952- 1953.


He combined all of his innovative technology into a disc shape which had been chosen as the most efficient aerodynamic shape and to simplify structural requirements for a circular hovering platform.

SOURCE: "The Avrocar Story"

In other words, this was a working prototype, and early stage that operated on the principles of a true flying saucer.


What is the Coanda Effect? It was discovered by Henry Coanda and is best explained here at JLN Labs, a private group doing research into this sort of technology.


They have working models and can show you how to make one. Now before you run away, have a look at the modern day flying saucer built by them. It is turbine driven. Also keep in mind that air is a "fluid" as is plasma... (the key to all saucer technology)

Have a look at the video below, they decide if the technology of the Avro Saucer is "useless", then ask yourself,

"If this can be made in a home tinker shop for a few hundred dollars, what has the Air Force been able to do with this technology over the last 50 years?"

While it is true that research on the air powered turbine forms were discontinued in 1961, there is much material available on plasma experiments that would indeed be more suited to a space capable saucer design.


As a side reference, here is a link to current plasma technology from the Air Force Research Laboratory... this is public information... remember those triangle UFO's that have been spotted?



Do yourself a favor and go see the other technology being explored by school projects and home scientists.


Visit JLN Labs. Now isn't it sad that the Avro story comes from Canadian news media? And that this backyard Tech is from France? This ought to make you take notice...

And the NAZI Saucers were said to use anti-gravity drive systems. You can look this up yourself to see how far research has come along this line, but in particular look at the "Searl Effect". This device was tested in England in the 1960's! Look at the generator closely, and compare it to the sketches of the Vril VII drive mechanism of the Nazi plans above... (the picture is not a good copy but you will get the point) and the Searl Effect Generator, or SEG.

Now for any of you that still doubt that we also understand anti gravity, I direct you to "Project Lifter".


Again by JLN Labs, this is a simple antigravity experiment that not only works, but can be duplicated in college classrooms. People will say this model has no real lifting power... true it IS a demo model, but the principle is the same, you just need a powerful portable electric source.


Rest assured our government has such a device.


Below are links to actual anti gravity lifter test videos, on even has a mouse as passenger, proving both that lift capacity can be increases and that live animals suffer no ill effects...



British Antarctic Survey Mystery - Back to Antarctica

After the first part of Britain's Secret War in Antarctica was published in the August/September edition of NEXUS (vol. 12, no. 5), I was inundated with people and specialists in their field with more substantiating information.


However, by far the most intriguing and exciting was an email sent to me by Miles Johnston who investigated a strange story about Antarctica with Danny Wilson whilst with the Irish UFO Research Center. The center was contacted by an Eric Wilkinson in 1975, who had reported a strange incident in 1966 when he was with the British Antarctic Survey.


An even stranger photo backs up the story (see above).


In Miles Johnston's own words, he explains:

"In 1975 I investigated a UFO/Strange Black Ray Cloud formation, taken by a Belfast member of the British Antarctic Survey. He gave me some images of a pulsing cloud formation firing a black ray into the ice, which bounced off and reflected further away from him.


Who knows... maybe someone down there is using negative energy beam weapons? Or was... since the images were taken in 1966."

The photo [above] is indeed enigmatic and substantiates the fact

that Antarctica and Britain's role there are shrouded in mystery.

About the Author
James Robert is a civil servant with an agency of the UK Ministry of Defense, as well as a World War II historian and writer. He has traveled extensively throughout North Africa and Europe to investigate mysteries of Britain's secret wars.

With a family from a military background and with German sources giving many so-called "myths" credence, he has set a personal mission to delve deeper into the strange, suppressed, little known and anomalous activities that were conducted before, during and after the war against Germany.


"Britain's Secret War in Antarctica" has been excerpted from his forthcoming book that will document some of his investigations.


The above collection of facts has been gathered to show a sequence of events that the general public has not been aware of. Most of the material is well documented and references can easily be found.


It is our opinion at Pegasus that our government has been involved in activities in Antarctica that involve Nazi technology and perhaps Alien involvement and have been going on since after the second world war.

If there is a secret base or mining operation on the moon, that is in fact being conducted by parties from Earth, with or without Alien participation or help, what better place than Antarctica from which to conduct operations?

For this to be the case, that such a major operation is taking place, it would be argued that there would be some trace of this... This is a reasonable question. We have shown above the major activity in the area after the war, and the most plausible reason for it from actual historical facts...

Now review the notes that follow...


Pegasus Field - Antarctica
1956 - Present

While doing research on the use of the name "Pegasus" we happened across Pegasus Field in Antarctica. Naturally curious we wanted to see what this place was about...

That's when we found many peculiar activities.


The results of our research are below, taken from official sources that are available to the public. Though they do NOT say they are running off world operations... the question posed above was "evidence of major activity..."

Report #1 Images of Antarctica, Pegasus Field Photos

2002 Seth White

This was our first exposure to Pegasus Field...


This is downtown Pegasus.


Pegasus Field is out on the Ross Ice Shelf, about 15 miles from McMurdo. It sits directly between Ross Island and Antarctica Proper, about 1/4 of the way to the continent. This is where we land wheeled aircraft after the Sea Ice Runway gets closed down in mid-summer. Although it is on the ice shelf like Williams Field (which only supports ski equipped aircraft), there is not nearly as much snow accumulation here.


So, you don't have to dig very far down to find solid ice capable of supporting the high pressures underneath wheeled aircraft.

I came out to Pegasus as a somewhat unauthorized visitor one day late in the summer season. Pegasus is not like Willy Field - it only grinds into action when a plane is coming. There are no shuttles running here, so unless you have a reason to be here (i.e. part of the flight ops crew, fire crew, or a passenger coming or going), you can't really tag along.


But I was able to snag a ride out for one of the last flights of the season anyway. I wanted to check out the field in operation, since it would not be functioning by the time I leave in October. On this day, a C-141 was landing. Three airporter buses and Ivan the Terrabus were used to bring the passengers out. I tagged along with one of the shuttle drivers in a van containing the flight lunches for the passengers.


Here is a pic of the various shuttles parked outside the passenger terminal.

This is the passenger terminal, or PAX terminal per the local slang. It is just a little hut on skis that is dragged out here for the summer season.


The bald guy in the front is Dave Havner, who I didn't know at the time. He is one of the ATS crew and I have gotten to know him over the winter. Since he was staying the winter, he was headed out to Christchurch for a week of R&R on this particular day. The regular McMurdo staff used to get this, but not any more. However, the ATS guys still do.

This is where the C 141 came to rest. First order of business: get the cargo off and start refueling.

Here are a couple Deltas and a loader, used to get the cargo off and transport it back to town.

So why is Pegasus Field named Pegasus Field? Well, many years ago a Navy Super Constellation aircraft named Pegasus crash landed near here (1970, I think). It had a rough time coming in due to severe weather, but the skill and experience of the pilots allowed the plane to land with only bumps and bruises on the passengers.


The plane was not so lucky... its starboard wing was broken off. The passengers and crew waited out the storm after landing, and all was well (or at least as far as plane crashes are concerned). The Navy salvaged all they could, but they did not want to leave this wreck sitting near Williams Field where it crash landed. Bad for morale, you know, to see a wrecked aircraft right near the airstrip as you're flying in.


So they dragged it out farther on the ice shelf and left it, as was the usual practice in those days. As an aside, the Navy crews left a LOT of crap around in this area. Winter Quarters Bay, where the various ships dock at McMurdo (and where Scott originally moored the Discovery) is still extremely polluted. The Navy simply bulldozed their trash into this bay.


They would also send out old dozers and equipment on ice floes and dynamite them, leaving the wreckage to sink to the bottom of McMurdo Sound.


Hut Point Peninsula and the nearby areas of McMurdo Sound are probably the most polluted bits of land and sea in Antarctica! Nowadays, spills and contamination are closely monitored and contained. But there are still a lot of things left over from the old days that nobody really wants to deal with, and are more or less ignored.

Excerpts from Seth Whites trip to Pegasus Field. This report is essentially from a "tourist" point of view, someone who had a chance to go up there.


But as can be seen by the words above in red, it made us more curious to whets going on up there

The approximately 100 passengers on the flight back to New Zealand included a dozen or so Russian researchers who had been at Vostok Station far inland in Antarctica, for 14 months, which is the normal time for Russians to spend at their Vostok Station.


A U.S. LC-130s had flown them from Vostok to McMurdo.

Editors Note: This report is from a "tourist" point of view, yet reveals many interesting facts. Pegasus Field is used to land heavy transports on the ice, and also supplies the Russian Vostok Station. Vostok Station was also mentioned in the 1946 Antarctic activities. Seems the Russians are still as active there as well.



Pegasus Field, Antarctica - Scouring Old Wounds
2000 - 2001
by Kristan Hutchison
Sun staff
Article on


McMurdo has seen cleaner days, and much, much dirtier...

In 1994, soil samples from around the station pinpointed six hot spots with at least 10,000 parts per million of total petroleum hydrocarbons, 100 times the maximum allowed in the United States.


As might be expected, the worst areas at McMurdo were the sites of fuel tanks, pipelines and the helicopter pad...

"There's lots and lots and we've gotten to a few," Gilmore said.

"It's really contaminated," Gilmore muttered, reading the results of soil samples from the playhouse site. "But we knew it would be."

The playhouse was once used as an equipment repair shop, in the days before mechanics worried about fuel and waste oil draining into the ground.


The total petroleum hydrocarbons in the soil samples are as high as 15,000 parts per million. In the United States soil cleanup is mandated if the contamination is above 100 parts per million. The soil from the playhouse site will be removed this season and stored in berms covered with heavy plastic. Eventually Gilmore hopes to bring in equipment to clean the fuel drenched dirt stored near the fuel tanks...

Already the environmental department has removed 2,000 tons of fuel contaminated soil and 697 drums of fuel, ice and soil from McMurdo in the past two seasons. The drums and fuel were shipped north, while the soil was piled into berms...

The garbage and spilled fuel had been accumulating since the station was established in 1956, Gilmore said. Back then nobody thought about the environment. They dumped garbage on the ice in Winter Quarter's Bay or buried it in the nearby hills.

Sewage is a big exception. The station produces 40,000 to 60,000 gallons of sewage a day, depending on the season. The sewage is chopped into sludge, diluted with brine and water from the Crary Lab and released into McMurdo Sound.

Debris was already removed from Marble Point and cleanup continues around Pegasus field. Later this season Gilmore's team will assess an abandoned research station at Cape Hallett in order to plan for its cleanup.


Gilmore suspects hazardous waste lingers among the collapsing buildings and debris, putting the nearby rookery of 180,000 pairs of penguins at risk.

Editors Note: The above major cleanup effort says two things of importance. The first is that major activity has been going on here since 1956; Second, judging by the amount of waste produced daily today there is still ongoing major activity. The sheer quantity of waste, contaminated soil, fuel spills and metal dynamited to the ocean floor is proof of something major taking place. Both these articles mention the Navy as the main players in the region since 1956



Pegasus Field, Antarctica
February 20, 2002
Runway Project Clears the Way for Improved Antarctic Airlift

National Science Foundation
NSF PR 02-14 - February 20, 2002
Media contact: Peter West (703) 292-8070

Editors Note: The links below are to Air Force fact sheets regarding the capacity of the planes landing here.

The U.S. Air Force has certified a newly constructed glacial ice runway near Antarctica's McMurdo Station as capable of handling large military cargo jets.


The certification marks an important improvement in the U.S. Antarctic Program's (USAP) ability to support science research for the National Science Foundation on Earth's southernmost continent.

A U.S. Air Force C-141 Starlifter cargo plane landed safely on the compacted snow pavement of the existing Pegasus runway near the USAP's logistical hub at McMurdo on Jan. 29 (local time). Among the aircraft's 103 passengers was Charles J. Swindells, the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand, on his way to visit USAP installations and field camps. (U.S. Stations in Antarctica keep New Zealand time.)

Preparation of the runway pavement required the use of 100 ton pneumatic tire rollers to compact a thin snow cover, turning the snow into white ice, a material sturdy enough to handle four engine military transport aircraft.

The addition of this white ice pavement allows all season landings of wheeled aircraft in the Antarctic for the first time in history. Currently, ski equipped LC-130 Hercules cargo aircraft flown by the New York Air National Guard transport much of the cargo and many of the passengers to Antarctica. The new runway greatly enhances airlift capabilities to support USAP activities.

The newly developed compaction process protects the runway from sun damage while having the structural strength necessary to withstand the stresses imposed by the landing of large aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy, one of the world's largest aircraft: the C-17 Globemaster, the newest air force cargo plane; and the older C-141s.

Without a cover of snow as protection, the warm temperatures and high sun angles during the height of the Antarctic summer would have damaged the runway.

Prior to the U.S Air Force's certification of the Pegasus runway to handle the larger cargo aircraft, wheeled aircraft were able to land on the continent only very early and very late in the research season on runways that at other times of the year are useable only by ski equipped planes.

The principal austral summer research season begins in October and ends in February.

The National Science Foundation operates the U.S. Antarctic Program, which coordinates almost all U.S. scientific activity on the continent.

Photo Credit USAF


Photo Credit USAF

C-17 Globemaster III

Editors Note: Why do they need to bring in so many giant transport planes? At the very least this is indication of major operations in the area. The other really interesting factor is that the company that runs the cargo operations is Raytheon, a major defense contractor

Raytheon Polar Services Company:

"Raytheon Polar Services exists specifically to meet the needs of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs. The main function of RPSC is to provide support to the United States Antarctic Program, which is dedicated to sustaining the Antarctic environment and funding scientists who conduct research in Antarctica."

Mission Statement

Raytheon Main Company Site - A major defense contractor


Interesting Theories

Many of us at Pegasus Research Consortium have been researching the possible existence of Star Gates and seeking evidence.


All this info is found at The Star Gates. The TV series Stargate SG-1 contains many interesting notions that indicate the writers have "inside" knowledge (covered in those pages), but as a curious side note to our research here, they discovered an Ancient Base beneath Antarctica that lead to Atlantis through a Stargate to another Galaxy.


The premise of Stargate is that the US Air Force has been maintaining off world bases and has been interacting with Aliens for some time, without the knowledge of the public. It is further note worthy that the Russians are prominent players as well.

And a major battle took place between Earth forces and the Aliens OVER ANTARCTICA, littering the area with debris. Pure coincidence perhaps, but the series has advisers from The US Air Force, The Space Command and the Department of Defense listed in their credits. Is it possible that they are using this media to tell us what's really going on to ease the shock of reality when it the truth finally comes out?


It is also interesting that the series did a spoof "Stargate" show themselves, and General Hammond commented that they should leave the program alone, because if anyone ever discovered anything, we can always point to the TV show... It wouldn't be the first time Hollywood has been used for propaganda.

Vladimir Terziski
President, American Academy of Dissident Sciences,
German Bases on the Moon and Mars


Mining the Moon - How could they do it?

A remote location would definitely be required. The evidence above indicates that not only is there activity at such a remote location as Antarctica, but there has been since the second World War...

Signs of heavy equipment moving would seem logical. The evidence above shows such activity, with the addition of adding the largest air transport plane in the world to make flights to and land on the ice at Pegasus Field... There is mention of ATS personnel movement... There is proof positive of 50 plus years of major contamination to the area by military operations...

While there is not yet any proof that they are making covert trips to the moon and back, we have shown that the logistics indicate a huge scale operation taking place.

Mining Machinery... The equipment needed to strip mine on the moon would indeed be massive, as those machines can be enormous indeed...


People have argued,

"How could they ship such machines to the moon?"

First of all lets look at one...

This is the largest digging machine (or trencher or rotating shovel) in the world.

It was built by Krupp and is shown here crossing a road in Germany

on the way to its destination, an open air coal mine.

Although at the mine the treads are unnecessary,

it was cheaper to make the machine self-propelled than to try and move it

with conventional hauling equipment.


Yes they are HUGE, but they start as pieces.


At a recent Mining Equipment Show in Las Vegas I witnessed them build a huge machine, not as big as this one, in the parking lot... it took 12 days to assemble.


The point is shipping to the Moon would have to be done in parts, and assembled there. It is also likely that given the time frame of 50 or so years, that IF such a major operation was happening up there, they would have created a facility to manufacture equipment by now on location, requiring only supplies, parts and man power

As to what mode of transport they are using to GET to the moon, we believe that it would have to be anti gravity related of some type. This is the only plausible way that this would work.


Since it has been shown above that,

  1. The pre-war scientists were already working on the theories (works of Nikola Tesla, Moray, et al)

  2. There is evidence of anti gravity technology in the Nazi secret programs...

  3. There is antigravity experiments that work and can be duplicated by lay people with only a little knowledge and expense (small scale true, but scale is a function of funding)

So in the end it is POSSIBLE that this is taking place.


Proof comes from gathering a wealth of evidence and piecing the puzzle together piece by piece. The picture already is to big to be mere coincidence, and more is coming to light as documents reach declassification dates, participants retire and start to speak out, and more researchers seek the answers. The internet is a powerful tool to gather and disseminate information, but it can also be used equally well to spread disinformation and propaganda.


We must keep our mind and eyes open, check everything twice, but not be too ready to dismiss everything as a hoax or talk by lunatics.

We have shown above that all this is POSSIBLE by using HUMAN ingenuity and technology...

IF you were to factor in outside help from an Alien civilization, the picture naturally changes drastically. If it COULD be done within HUMAN means, imagine the possibilities and how far along they are today with such help. And if indeed they have been around since the second world war or earlier... we better HOPE that it IS our government that is involved, no matter how much you may distrust them, its better US than THEM

It is likely though that some level of knowledge or participation of some other governments is likely, the best case going with Russia. It is our belief that Russia has actually been a behind the scenes ally for some time. In the public on both sides we are "enemies" yet I bet that secretly they are, and have been since the cold war started, friendlier than admitted.


Hollywood movies like James Bond hint at that, Stargate directly says it...

Just look at the current space program... I have heard a lot of Russian on NASA TV lately... Pizza Hut, Radio Shack and Lego advertize with the Russian Space program.


That and tourism have helped pay Russia's way to space, and don't forget who took those back side of the moon pictures. Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas went to launch in Russia when NASA said they couldn't (or wouldn't) do it...

So... sit back and enjoy the chat rooms... go work so you can pay your taxes... and everything will be fine... everything is under control....


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Part 2

Mining Connections


Mining Connection #001
What Are They Mining?

  • Titanium - Iron - Ilmenite: A sample obtained from the Mare Tranquillitatis lunar region by Apollo 11 astronauts "Buzz" Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. This basaltic lava sample is high in iron and titanium.

    A sample collected from the Oceanus Procellarum mare region by Apollo 12 astronauts. Studies conducted on this sample indicate that this is a low titanium, medium grained, olivine basalt that possesses an exceptionally high magnesium content.


    Large pyroxene oikocrysts surround numerous rounded olivine crystallites, and patches of glomerophric olivine are present in some areas. The sample is composed primarily of the minerals olivine, plagioclase and pyroxene with a trace amount of opaque material.


    Chemically, the rock is about 42% silicon dioxide, 22% ferrous oxide, with the rest being mainly magnesium, calcium, and aluminum oxides.



  • Limonite - Chemical Formula: FeTiO3, Iron Titanium Oxide. In the processing of this ore free oxygen that can be used for breathing and rocket fuel manufacture is released as a byproduct. The ore yields iron and titanium



  • Iron - in the form Ferrous Oxide - yields Iron and releases free oxygen.



  • Glass - Quartz - Silicon Dioxide: Quartz - Chemistry: SiO2, Silicon dioxide - used in glass making and releases free oxygen in processing. (LUNAR AND MARTIAN FIBERGLASS AS A VERSATILE FAMILY OF ISRU VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS)


  • Water - H2O: Though generally not referred to as a Mineral, water is in fact just that. The solid form being ice, water is the liquid state of the mineral, in the same way mercury exists as an element in liquid form at normal temperatures.

    The initial estimate of the amount, to be determined more accurately with later observations, is 30 to 300 million metric tons (recent thinking has raised the upper limit to perhaps as high as 3 billion tons). If melted, this larger number would fill a "lake" 10 square kilometers in area (3.1 x 3.1 km) to a depth of 10 meters.



  • Zinc: The orange soil was brought back from the Taurus-Littrow landing site by the Apollo 17 crewmen. Scientist/Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt discovered the orange soil at Shorty Crater. Like those samples, it is rich in titanium (8%) and iron oxide (22%). But unlike the Apollo 11 samples, the orange soil is unexplainably rich in zinc.


    Note: Gravity Shielding Experiments at Los Alamos National Laboratory Using ZnS (A Gravitational Shielding Based upon ZnS: Ag Phosphor)

    Note: ISRU means In Situ Resource Utilization, in other words what is on the Moon stays on he Moon. Mining operations to support a Base or Colony on he Moon would require materials for construction Etc. Most of the mining, colonization, and base construction plans at LPI talk in terms of ISRU, NOT returning the minerals to Earth. Many people following our mining on the moon theory argue that it would be too costly and to difficult to transport to Earth. Seems they don't intend to.


  • That brings up Helium 3.


    Any operations on the Moon and Mars plus transport to and from would require a good source of power. Helium 3 is that source... clean, relatively safe and in abundance on the moon. While 25 tons could supply the entire US power needs for one year, this too will most likely be ISRU, making new Helium Barons on the Moon...

    Helium 3 - He3: In their 1988 paper, Kulcinski, et al. (see ref note below), estimate a total of 1,100,000 metric tonnes of He3 have been deposited by the solar wind in the lunar regolith. Since the regolith has been stirred up by collisions with meteorites, we'll probably find He3 down to depths of several meters.

    That amount of He3 would produce approximately 20,000 terra watt years of thermal energy, about 10 times the amount if we burned all the fossil fuels on Earth. without the pollution. Another way to state it, 25 tons would power the United States for 1 year, which is about the maximum size of the payload of a Space Shuttle.


    How can they use the Helium 3? MIT is working on a model for a Helium 3 powered Levitated Dipole Fusion Reactor.

    Researchers find new source of coherent light: A "Wheel within a wheel..." (Levitated Dipole Fusion Confinement Concept - MIT Plasma Science & Fusion Center)


  • Thorium: Thorium as a nuclear fuel. Thorium, as well as uranium and plutonium, can be used as fuel in a nuclear reactor. Although not fissile itself, 232Th will absorb slow neutrons to produce uranium 233 (233U), which is fissile. Hence, like 238U, it is fertile.


    In one significant respect 233U is better than the other two fissile isotopes used for nuclear fuel, 235U and plutonium 239 (239Pu), because of its higher neutron yield per neutron absorbed.


The interesting thing is that the majority of these valuable Minerals are found in the heaviest concentrations around Copernicus Crater.

Mining Connection #002
Who Owns the Mineral Rights?

Three people!!! However, a loophole in Space Law allows individuals and companies to hold Mineral Rights on the Moon, Mars and other celestial bodies.


Growing concern from Scientists that these rights may be held hostage have been alleviated by a three man North American team:

  • Dr. Joseph Resnick

  • Dr. Timothy R. O'Neill

  • Guy Cramer (ROC-Resnick/O'Neill/Cramer team),

...who have acquired the mineral rights for 95% of the side of the moon that faces Earth, the polar regions and 50% of the far side of the moon. - Source

Dr. Resnick found the loophole in Space Law 25 years ago that allowed him ownership of all planetary bodies outside the "Third Planet from the Sun"... submitted this to the World Court at the Hague, and to the United Nations in New York City.


In 25+ years no one has ever disputed Dr. Resnick's claimed ownership.



Mining Connection #003

In 1960, the USGS established an astrogeology program on behalf of NASA to support lunar and planetary exploration.


A prime activity of the program is the systematic mapping of the stratigraphy and structure of the Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, and the moons of the outer planets.

Many USGS maps of the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn are now available for purchase by the public. These maps are in the Miscellaneous Investigations (I) Series. The maps include geologic, topographic, photo mosaic, and shaded relief maps.


The scales, projections, and sheet sizes of these maps vary widely.


So 9 years BEFORE Apollo the USGS was already creating topographical and mining maps of the Moon - Zorgon




Mining Connection #004

USGS 1967
After some intensive searching I have found the full scale original USGS Lunar topographical and mining maps of the Moon. The one specific to Copernicus crater is below.



What is most significant about these maps is the size and detail... and the fact that they were created in 1967, two years before we landed on the moon. The other interesting thing to note is the names of the creators of the map...


Mining Connection #005
Ancient or Alien Technology

Since it is our position that the mining operation on the moon was an exiting operation that we merely took over, it would be logical to assume that there would be technology in place that we have "discovered" and in that case would in effect be "mining for technology".


The fact that the moon would preserve anything for a long period of time that isn't left exposed on the surface, could mean that we would find a lot of invaluable equipment and technology from either an Ancient Race or from some Alien Civilization that was here before...

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Part 3

More Afoot in Antarctica

The items on this page are a collection of various interesting activities in Antarctica. Though they have been included because they are relevant to our research, they have not yet been classified nor "painted into the big picture"



Antarctica Connection #001


South Pole Death Mystery - Who killed Dr Rodney Marks?
Sunday Star Times, Auckland, New Zealand
Sunday, 21 January 2007

Image Courtesy of The University of Iowa Department of Physics & Astronomy


Scientist Rodney Marks died at the South Pole in May 2000.


Months later, tests showed he had been poisoned by a lethal dose of methanol.


Dogged efforts by New Zealand authorities to investigate his puzzling death have been stonewalled by Marks' American employers. Now documents obtained under America's Freedom of Information Act suggest diplomatic heat is being brought to bear on the NZ inquiry, Andrea Hotere reports.

An American government department appears to be applying diplomatic pressure to the New Zealand police investigation into the mysterious death of an Australian scientist poisoned at the South Pole.

Police have said Dr Rodney Marks, a brilliant young astrophysicist who died in 2000 from a lethal dose of methanol, may have been murdered. They said suicide was "the least likely scenario" to explain his death.

But New Zealand investigators have been frustrated by a lack of co-operation from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US body that runs the US Antarctic program and for whom Marks, 32, worked.

The death is being investigated in New Zealand with the agreement of American and Australian authorities, and Christchurch coroner Richard McElrea has adjourned his inquest.

Documents obtained by the Sunday Star-Times under America's Freedom of Information Act include a letter sent last month by Christchurch investigating officer, detective senior sergeant Grant Wormald, to the NSF.

Wormald wrote:

"I am aware that Mr Blum (actually Bloom) of the United States State Department has written to Mr Trevor Hughes from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) questioning my perseverance in the conducting of this enquiry."

Wormald had earlier told the inquest into Marks' death that police had spent four years trying to get information from the American authorities that appeared to have investigated the death, but it was unclear how far their inquiries went.

No significant reports from NSF, or its contractor, Raytheon Polar Services, who ran the South Pole station, were available. Raytheon Polar Services is an offshoot of the multi-billion-dollar Raytheon Company Ltd, a US defense and aerospace systems supplier.

Any information would have helped police and consequently the coroner's inquiry, Wormald said.

Last week, Wormald would not comment on why he had written in those terms to NSF, but Green Party foreign affairs spokesman Keith Locke said the letter's content appeared to indicate diplomatic pressure.

He said whatever doubts American authorities had about jurisdiction issues, they had a moral obligation to,

"offer the fullest cooperation and encourage full investigation, especially when a person dies in strange circumstances".

MFAT's policy unit head Trevor Hughes said the letter expressed Wormald's interpretation, which he said was incorrect.


Hughes said the NSF had done more than it was obliged to do to co-operate with the New Zealand police investigation; his legal advice was that the NSF only had to cooperate voluntarily.

The Freedom of Information Act documents add to the police's confusion about what investigations were done into Marks' death by the US organizations.

NSF spokesman Jeff Nesbit last week told the Star-Times that the NSF had not investigated Marks' death; the only investigation done was medical.

But a letter dated June 15, 2005, by Dr Karl Erb, Director of the Office of Polar Programs, states:

"A great deal of time and effort has gone into the analysis (of Marks' death)."

Another letter, dated December 1, 2006 from Wormald to the NSF, suggests his most recent inquiries from people at the station when Marks died revealed that all ethanol bottles and a still for producing alcohol of some sort had been found and repatriated to the US by the NSF.

The documents also include the police survey sent to the 50 people at the Pole when Marks died. It includes questions about intravenous drug use (at the inquest in December, it was reported Marks had three needle marks in his right arm) and drinking games at the station.

Nesbit said Raytheon Polar Services, as the NSF's contractor for Antarctic services, assumed all "audit, accounting and responsibility" and was responsible for medical care that Marks received.

Comments: The article has been removed from the original source.


Antarctica Connection #002

Training in Antarctica for Mars Missions

European Space Agency
Mission to Mars via Antarctica
21 December 2005

The Concordia Station is a scientific base built in Antarctica

by the French Polar Institute (IPEV) and the Italian Antarctic Programme (PNRA)

A few weeks before leaving for the Antarctic Concordia Station, the Italian-French crew that will spend over one year in one of the harshest, isolated environments on Earth, attended two days of preparatory training at ESA's Headquarters in Paris, France.


During their stay at the research station the crew will participate in a number of ESA experiments - the outcome of which will help prepare for long-term missions to Mars.

As part of the Aurora Exploration Program, ESA is considering participating in a human mission to Mars by the year 2030. Research projects are planned or are already underway to develop the technology and knowledge needed.


By being involved in programs that have requirements similar to those of a mission to Mars, ESA will gain experience on how best to prepare for such a challenging mission.

"The Concordia Station is an ideal location as it replicates certain aspects of a Mars mission," explains Oliver Angerer, ESA's coordinator for the Concordia research program.


"The crew lives in an extreme environment in one of the most remote places on Earth. During the winter the base is completely cut off with no visitors and no chance for rescue. In such an isolated location, the crew has to learn to be fully self-sufficient."

Built and operated jointly by the French Polar Institute (Institut Paul Emile Victor, IPEV) and the Italian Antarctic Program (Consorzio per l’attuazione del Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide, PNRA SCrl), the Concordia Station was completed in 2004.


A letter of intent was signed with IPEV and PNRA in 2002 that enabled ESA to cooperate on some aspects of the project.

Capable of providing home to up to 16 crewmembers in the winter, the station consists of three buildings, which are interlinked by enclosed walkways. Two large cylindrical three-storey buildings provide the station's main living and working quarters, whilst the third building houses technical equipment, like the electrical power plant and boiler room.

Last November, the first crew finished their winter-over which was dedicated to the technical qualification of the station. The summer season sees a swelling in the number of inhabitants as short-stay scientists take advantage of the less extreme weather (however, mean air temperature is about -30°C during this time!).


With the second crew now starting to gather at the remote research station, the summer season also marks a change over of the crew.

Map of Antarctica showing Dome-C (red square) and location of Concordia Station (star).
Credits: Mark Drinkwater, ESA



Three scientists who are part of the next Concordia winter-over crew have already made the long journey to Antarctica.


The rest of the crew, who will leave for the Antarctic research station during December, gathered at ESA's Headquarters in Paris for two days of pre-departure training. They received briefings about life at Concordia, including aspects such as safety and the implications of the Antarctic Treaty for activities at the station.

The seven crewmembers also heard about research at the station, including two special experiments for which they will act as subjects during their stay. In 2003, ESA coordinated together with the Concordia partners a Research Announcement for medical and psychological research, from which six proposals were selected.

The two experiments, which are the first to be implemented in the coming season, look at psychological adaptation to the environment and the process of developing group identity; issues that will also be important factors for humans travelling to Mars. For this research the crew will complete questionnaires at regular intervals throughout their stay.

ESA's Mistacoba experiment, which already started a year ago when the first crew started living at the station, will also continue after the crew rotation. Starting from a newly built clean environment, samples are taken from fixed locations in the base as well as from crewmembers themselves.


The Mistacoba experiment will provide a profile of how microbes spread and evolve in the station - an isolated and confined environment - over time.

To protect the Antarctic environment, all waste materials must be removed from the Continent. For the Concordia Station, this means that all waste materials have to be appropriately treated. Regarding water, based on ESA life support technologies, ESA developed, together with PNRA and IPEV, a system to recycle the so-called 'grey water' collected from showers, laundry and dishwashing, which has been operating for a year in line with the requirements of the Concordia partners.

Other ESA activities for Concordia include the ongoing development of a system to monitor the health and well being of the crew, part of the Long Term Medical Survey (LMTS). Physiological parameters, collected using a vest-like item of clothing, will provide valuable data about the health and fitness of crew during long-term stays in harsh environments.

Real environment
In mid-February the last plane of summer visitors will depart from Concordia leaving the crew to their own devices.

"For those nine winter months the crew will experience extreme isolation," adds Oliver Angerer. "Concordia is a real operational environment, something we would never be able to simulate in a laboratory. This will enhance and complement our research and give us valuable insight we need to prepare for Mars."





Antarctica Connection #003
Malin Space Systems Antarctic Research

Mike Malin, MSSS President, began research in Antarctica during the 1982-1983 austral summer, while a member of the faculty in the Department of Geology at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.


This page, and references within, illustrate aspects of this research effort.


The Antarctic environment is particularly harsh, but recent studies suggest that the absence of significant amounts of liquid water allow landscapes to be preserved for significantly longer than found elsewhere on Earth, and indeed longer than previously thought.


Malin's study is designed to establish, over a timescale relatively long for human activity (~50 years), the effects of chemical and physical weathering on naturally occuring materials in many different microenvironments in the Antarctic ice-free valleys.

Eleven sites were established ten years ago by deploying over 6000 individual samples of well characterized rock materials ranging in physical properties from soft non-welded pyroclastic tuff to extremely hard, fine-grained dolerite and coarse-grained granite.


Samples were deployed on racks above the surface, on the surface, and beneath the surface, to accumulate the effects of chemical and physical processes over many years. Included are 2.5 cm diameter, 0.5 thick disks of rocks deployed at 7, 14, 21, 35, and 70 cm above the surface and facing N, E, S, and W, 8 cm cubes, and 5 cm long by 2.5 cm diameter cylinders.

Samples have been returned after one year exposure and five years exposure. The purpose of 1994's effort was to recover materials that have been exposed for ten years. Samples remain in place that can be recovered later, nominally after 15, 20, 30, 40, and 50 years.

This research was and is supported by the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Program.


Papers Reporting Results of Antarctic Research Program

  • 1983 - Preliminary abrasion rate observations in Victoria Valley, Antarctica

  • 1984 - Abrasion rate observations in Victoria Valley, Antarctica: 340-day experiment

  • 1985 - Rates of geomorphic modification in ice-free areas southern Victoria Land, Antarctica

  • 1986 - Solution etch pits in dolerite from the Allan Hills

  • 1987 - Abrasion in Ice-Free Areas of southern Victoria Land, Antarctica

  • 1991 - Short-term Variations in the Rate of Eolian Processes, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica

  • 1994 - 30 Years of Measurements of Sand Wedge Growth in Lower Wright Valley, Antarctica




Antarctica Connection #004


Snow Cruiser
U. S. Antarctic Service under Admiral Byrd's Command


The immediate purpose of the Snow Cruiser, however, as part of the U. S. Antarctic Service under Admiral Byrd's command, is to speed up exploration work and scientific investigation as well as to claim the continent as a United States possession by maintaining colonies there for three years as required by international agreement.


Assisted by a five-passenger airplane, it is believed that the Snow Cruiser will add as much to the knowledge of the South Polar regions in two or three months as all previous expeditions combined.


This plane, along with others, is expected to map most of the South Polar Continent by means of aerial cameras.


The Snow Cruiser, world's newest and largest automobile, has almost nothing in common with conventional cars except that it runs on four pneumatic tires, but even this comparison is not exact because the tires are so large and soft that a spring suspension is unnecessary.


Unlike an ordinary car, it has two engines instead of one, four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering by two levers instead of a steering wheel, two accelerator pedals, two brake pedals, a built-in hydraulic jack on each wheel, enough Diesel fuel for a 5000-mile run (2500 gallons), 1000 gallons of airplane gasoline, bunks for four men and food for a year.



Antarctica Connection #005

Glass Dome in Antarctica - A Photo Tour


"A New Research Station at the South Pole"
(Text and Photos Copied from the March/April 1975 Issue of the Antarctic Journal)
Written By Guy G. Guthridge


Artist’s concept of the new station’s design:

  1. Garage, mechanical shop, and gymnasium

  2. Helium storage

  3. Weather balloon inflation and launching tower

  4. Diesel-electric generators and maintenance shop

  5. Biomedical and medical facilities

  6. Fuel storage

  7. "Skylab" tower for all-sky photography and other atmospheric studies

  8. Geodesic dome enclosing three buildings:

    1. building 1 - (clockwise from the top) science facilities and quarters

    2. building 2 - communications equipment, store, lounge, and library

    3. building 3 - kitchen, dining hall, post office, photographic laboratory, and meeting hall





Antarctica Connection #006

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Aerial view, January 2005.

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is a U.S. research station at the South Pole, in Antarctica.

Description and history
It is the southernmost continually inhabited place on the planet. Its name honors Roald Amundsen and Robert F. Scott, who reached the South Pole in 1911 and 1912.

It was constructed in November 1956 to support the International Geophysical Year in 1957, and has been continuously occupied since then. It currently lies within 100 meters (330 feet) of the Geographic South Pole, and drifts towards the pole at the rate of about 10 meters per year.


Although the US has continuously maintained an installation at the South Pole since 1957, the central berthing, galley, and communications units have been constructed and relocated several times. Each of the installations containing these central units has been named the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Snow accumulation is about 60-80 millimeters (water equivalent) per year (3 in/yr). The station stands at an elevation of 2,835 meters (9,301 ft) on interior Antarctica's nearly featureless ice sheet, about 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) thick at that location. Recorded temperature has varied between -13.6°C (7.52 °F) and -82.8°C (-117°F).


Annual mean is -49°C (-56°F); monthly means vary from -28°C (-18°F) in December to -60°C (-76°F) in July.


Average wind is 5.5 m/s (12 mph); peak gust recorded was 24 m/s (54 mph).

Original station (1957 - 1975)
The original South Pole station, now referred to as "Old Pole", was constructed by an 18-man United States Navy crew during 1956 - 1957.


The crew landed on site in October 1956 and was the first group to winter-over at the South Pole, during 1957. Since the winter conditions at the South Pole had never been measured, the station was built partially underground in order to protect it from the worst imaginable weather. The low temperature recorded during 1957 was -74°C (-102°F).


These temperatures, combined with low humidity and low air pressure, are only manageable with proper protection.

As with all structures at the South Pole, the original station caused wind-blown snow to build up in the surrounding area. This snow accumulation resulted in the structure being further buried by about four feet of snow per year. The station, abandoned since 1975, is now deeply buried, and the pressure has caused the mostly wooden roof to cave in.


The site is therefore a hazardous area and off-limits to all visitors.


An aerial view of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station taken circa 1983.

The central dome is shown along with the arches, and various storage containers and support structures.


Dome (1975 - 2003)
An aerial view of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station taken circa 1983. The central dome is shown along with the arches, and various storage containers and support structures.

The station was relocated and rebuilt in 1975 as a geodesic dome 50 meters wide and 16 meters high that, with 14 m × 24 m steel archways, covers modular buildings, fuel bladders, and equipment. Detached buildings within the dome house instruments for monitoring the upper and lower atmosphere and for numerous and complex projects in astronomy and astrophysics.


The station also included the skylab, a box-shaped tower slightly taller than the dome and accessible by tunnel. The skylab housed atmospheric sensor equipment and later a music room.

During the 1970-1974 summers, the dome construction workers were housed in Korean War tents, or "jamesways".


These tents consist of a wooden frame with a raised platform covered by canvas. A double-doored exit is at each end. Although the tents are heated, the heating power is not sufficient to keep them at room temperature during the winter. After several jamesways burnt down during the 1976-1977 summer, the construction camp was abandoned and later removed.

However, starting in the 1981-1982 summer, extra seasonal personnel have been housed in a group of jamesways known as "summer camp". Initially consisting of only two jamesways, summer camp now has 11 berthing tents housing about 10 people each, two recreational tents and bathroom and gym structures. In addition, a number of science and berthing structures, such as the hypertats and elevated dorm, were added in the 1990s, particularly for astronomy and astrophysics.

During the period in which the dome served as the main station, many changes to US South Pole operation took place.


From the 1990s on, astrophysical research conducted at the South Pole took advantage of its favorable atmospheric conditions and began to produce important scientific results. Such experiments include the Python, Viper, and DASI telescopes, as well as the planned 10 m South Pole Telescope. The AMANDA / IceCube experiment makes use of the two-mile-thick ice sheet to detect neutrinos which have passed through the earth.


The importance of these projects changed the priorities in station operation, increasing the status of scientific cargo and personnel.

The 1998/1999 summer season was the last year that the US Navy operated the five to six LC-130 Hercules service fleet.


Beginning in 1999/2000, the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing took responsibility for the daily cargo and passenger ("PAX") flights between McMurdo Station and the South Pole during the summer.

A full moon and 25 second exposure allowed sufficient light into this photo taken at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station during the long Antarctic night.

The new station can be seen at far left, power plant in the center and the old mechanic's garage in the lower right.

Red lights are used outside during the winter darkness as their spectrum does not pollute the sky, allowing scientists to conduct astrophysical studies without artificial light interference.

There is a background of green light.

This is the Aurora Australis, which dances thorugh the sky virtually all the time during the long Antarctic night (winter)

The photo's surreal appearance makes the station look like a futuristic Mars Station.

(Date of Image: July 2005)


Elevated station (2003 - present)
Construction of a new station, adjacent to the Dome, began in 1999. Features of the new station included a modular design, to accommodate an increasing station population, and an adjustable elevation, in order to prevent the station from being buried in snow.


The building faces into the wind with a sloping lower portion of wall. This angled wall increases the speed of the wind as it passes underneath, causing the snow to be scoured away and keeping the building from being quickly buried. Wind tunnel tests show that scouring will continue to occur until the snow level reaches the second floor.

In a location that receives about 20 cm (8 inches) of snow every year without ever thawing, the building's rounded corners and edges help reduce snow drifts. Because snow gradually settles over time under its own weight, the foundations of the building were designed to accommodate substantial differential settlements over any one wing, any one line, or any one column. If differential settlement continues, the supported structure will need to be jacked and leveled.

The facility was designed to be jacked up an entire story, so the primary building columns are outboard of the walls.


During jacking, a new height of column will be added over the existing columns, and jacks will pull the building up to the higher elevation.

During the summer the station population is typically over 200.


Most personnel leave by the middle of February, leaving several dozen (127 in 2005) "winter-overs", mostly support staff plus a few scientists, who keep the station functional through the months of Antarctic night. The winter personnel are isolated between mid-February and late October. Wintering-over offers notorious dangers and stresses, as the station population is almost totally isolated. The station is completely self-sufficient, and powered by three generators running on JP-8 jet fuel.

Between October and February, there are several flights per day of ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft from McMurdo to supply the station. Dimensional cargo capacity of the Hercules aircraft must be considered for all of the station's logistical support. Large scientific experiments and structures such as the new station are broken down into modular pieces and reassembled on-site.


Limitations of the Hercules aircraft have been cited by the National Science Foundation as one of the main reasons for the proposed development of an over-ice ground supply route.

Research at the station includes glaciology, geophysics, meteorology, upper atmosphere physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and biomedical studies.


Most of the scientists work in low-frequency astronomy; the low moisture content of the polar air, combined with the altitude of over 2743 m (9,000 feet), causes the air to be far more transparent on some frequencies than is typical elsewhere, and the months of darkness permit sensitive equipment to run constantly.



Mars On Earth - NASA at the North Pole

Haughton Crater, Nunavut, NWT, Canada

The Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) is an international interdisciplinary field research project centered on the scientific study of the Haughton impact structure and surrounding terrain, Devon Island, High Arctic, viewed as a terrestrial analog for Mars.


The rocky polar desert setting, geologic features and biological attributes of the site offer unique insights into the possible evolution of Mars - in particular the history of water and of past climates on Mars, the effects of impacts on Earth and on other planets, and the possibilities and limits of life in extreme environments.


In parallel with its Science program, the HMP supports an Exploration program aimed at developing new technologies, strategies, humans factors experience, and field-based operational know-how key to planning the future exploration of the Moon, Mars and other planets by robots and humans.

The HMP is managed and operated by the Mars Institute with support from the SETI Institute.


HMP-2007 is the 11th field season of the HMP.


Mars-like rocky polar desert

of Devon Island


The terrain in the crater and surrounding area bears a remarkable resemblance to Mars and with the cold temperatures, make this an ideal place to study systems and human responses in a harsh environment.


More Information


A modified High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle - or Humvee for short - has been added to the technological tool kit at the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP), stationed on Devon Island, Nunavut, in the Canadian high Arctic.

Tagged the "MARS-1", the Humvee rover is a powerful addition to scientific studies on Devon.


The vehicle serves as a long-distance roving field lab. It also doubles as a test bed for studying the design and operation of future large pressurized rovers for the human exploration of the Moon and Mars.
Mars Institute


MARS-1 Humvee en route to Devon Island
from Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Canada.

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Part 4

The Walt Disney -Werner Von Braun Collaboration
...and Its Influence on Space Exploration


Walt Disney and Dr. Wernher von Braun

Dr. Werhner von Braun, then Chief, Guided Missile Development Operation Division at Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, was visited by Walt Disney in 1954.


In the 1950's, von Braun worked with Disney Studio as a technical director, making three films about space exploration for television.


A model of the V-2 rocket is in background.


Disney, who would become an international icon, opened Disneyland the same year that von Braun worked as a technical director on three Disney TV programs about space.

The first, "Man in Space," aired on ABC on March 9, 1955. The second, "Man and the Moon," aired the same year, and the final film, "Mars and Beyond," was televised on Dec. 4, 1957.


Moon Base Shown on Many Websites



This animation (click above image) created by XXXXXX, a member of Post ID clearly shows that the Moon Base image is in fact a still from the Disney TV image.


What better way to hide a Moon Base project than to release a Science Fiction film at the same time...



Testing the Public's Reactions to UFO's

On the weekend of 18th-19th March 1995, the Disney Corporation conducted a sneak telecast of a UFO documentary without any prior announcement in five TV viewing areas (Connecticut, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and California).


This amazing documentary, featuring Disney Chief Executive Officer Michael Eisner, put the reputation of the Disney Corporation behind the documentary's many startling statements, such as the following:

  • "Mankind is in the midst of the most profound event in history: actual contact with intelligent life from other planets."

  • "Intelligent life from distant galaxies is now attempting to make open contact with the human race, and tonight we'll show you the evidence."

  • "From beyond the boundaries of our perceptions, intelligent beings are beckoning mankind to join the galactic community. It's an invitation which is both wondrous and terrifying."

  • "Alien ships seem to arrive in waves, and if the last few years are any indication, planet Earth is experiencing a tsunami of sightings."

  • "As early as 1947, the large alien ships began to arrive, navigated by living creatures. Their advanced physics allowed them to traverse the galaxy and pierce Earth's atmosphere with amazing speed."

  • "More than one alien craft crashed and was recovered for secret US military research."

  • "This is the actual site [Roswell, New Mexico] where the Roswell saucer was discovered, along with the bodies of three extraterrestrial missionaries who didn't survive the collision. The debris and the dead were impounded and taken away for top-secret study, while a classified investigative committee, called the Majestic Twelve, was organized by President Truman, and a government cover-up was initiated with a calculated disinformation campaign."

  • "For governments determined to maintain their authority, extraterrestrial contact is pure dynamite."

  • "When [Jimmy Carter] assumed the office of President of the United States, his staff attempted to explore the availability of official investigations into alien contact. As this internal government memo illustrates, there are some security secrets outside the jurisdiction of the White House."

  • "In November of 1975, essentially every SAC [Strategic Air Command] base in the United States was visited by UFOs."

  • "Indications are that government, military and scientific leaders will soon release nearly a half-century of official documentation of ongoing alien encounters on Earth."

  • "Statistics indicate a greater probability that you'll experience extraterrestrial contact in the next five years, than the chances that you will win a state lottery."

  • "Most Americans will likely explore outer space aboard crafts of alien origin."

Some UFO researchers feel that these 'stealth' Disney documentary broadcasts were a test of the public's ability to handle the revelation of UFO reality and the government cover-up.


Exploring Antarctica (1967)

Credit: NASA

Intrigued by exploration in space and on Earth, Dr. Von Braun participated in an expedition to Antarctica. This above photo was made on or about January 7, 1967.

See more about Wernher von Braun and his Antarctica Expedition.



Disney Works with Lockheed Martin

Walt Disney Presents "Roving Mars"
Presented as a Public Service by Lockheed Martin

Maas Digital created this dramatic, scientifically accurate computer animation to illustrate NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.


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