by William H. Hamilton III
from Watcher Website
One of the earliest American underground facilities was built at Raven Rock in Pennsylvania.
The military refer to it as "Site R." Sounds like "Section D." Raven Rock was picked because it is made of greenstone, a type of granite that is the fourth hardest rock on earth. Construction started in 1950, and engineers had completed a series of tunnels and a three-story building by 1953.
Two more three-story buildings were completed by 1963. The complex lies 650 feet beneath the 1,529-foot-high summit of Raven Rock and can be entered through four portals.
The mountain has everything needed to survive a catastrophe:
Remember, this is one of the early underground
sites, and probably does not compare with some of the new
underground cities that have been constructed in more recent years.
Mount Weather was equipped with such amenities as private apartments and dormitories, streets and sidewalks, cafeterias and hospitals, a water purification system, power plant, and general office buildings.
The site includes a small lake fed by fresh water from
underground springs. It even has its own mass transit system--small
electric cars that run on rechargeable batteries and make regular
shuttle runs throughout the city.
The hideaway Capitol was built under the fashionable Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, about 250 miles from Washington.
Its location was known only to a relative handful of the nation's highest- ranking officials. From 1958 on, the very existence of this facility was a closely guarded secret. Very few in Congress or the executive branch knew of the program. The rumors that an underground city exists under the Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon in Sedona, Arizona may not be so far fetched after all.
Eggs cannot be put in one
basket. The Greenbrier bunker has living quarters and work space for
800 people as well as separate meeting halls for the House and
It was described as an underground city about 500 acres in
size, built at several levels from 230 feet to 395 feet. This bunker
could shelter as many as 120,000 people! That is the size of a
moderate American city.
flights have been seen going into and out of the area. Supposedly,
the secret government site is replacing other installations and
combining them into one underground center.
The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project took a first step in November, 1993 when it started construction on the entrance pad for its Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF). This pad is the launching point for 14 miles of tunnels that will be drilled directly under Yucca Mountain. The tunnels will measure 24-30 feet in diameter for some and 16-18 feet in diameter for others.
This project will eventually cover some 70
acres of surface and underground facilities. This DOE project will
contain alcoves for experiments located along the tunnels.
Of course, the rejoinder should be "Keep off the Grass signs prevent them." One of the new methods of tunneling that have been under study is "nuclear tunnel boring." U.S. Patent No. 3,693,731 dated Sept. 26, 1972 describes a method and apparatus for tunneling by melting.
The melted rock is forced into cracks wherein heat is given up to the crack surfaces and freezes as a glass at some distance from the penetrator.
This amazing boring
device is capable of drilling at depths totally inaccessible with
previous drilling techniques, even, according to the patent claims,
down to 30,000 meters.
They called their new machine, the "Subterrene."
In 1975, a cost comparison was done between the Subterrene and other tunneling methods by A. A. Mathews, Inc. This report reveals that the initial experiments utilizing this technology were done in the early 1960s.
This study reveals that the Subterrene performs its job rapidly and economically. The report states that the economy comes from "the formation of a glass lining bonded to the ground and capable of providing initial and final ground support without the delay and cost of separate installations.
The use of a nuclear reactor and heat pipes to provide power for kerf penetration within the tunneling machine itself contributes to the overall economy of the system and is considered exclusively in this study.
Nuclear power is not,
however, a requirement for Subterrene tunneling. In fact a Los
Alamos symposium held in Atlantic City in 1986 proposed the
construction of a Subselene for tunnel melting for high-speed lunar
subsurface transportation tunnels.
Salter describes the Planetran as an ultraspeed, electromagnetically propelled and levitated transportation system of the future. Such a system could carry passengers across the United States in less than an hour in a quiet, economical, fuel-conservative, and nonpolluting manner.
would require a tunnel over 2,500 miles in length, perhaps assembled
from 100 25-mile long segments.
were skeptics that never believed we would reach the moon, and
certainly not by rocket. Skeptics do not believe in alien
visitations. It is even more difficult for them to accept the idea
that aliens have inhabited the earth for a long time and like to
live underground and out of sight.
There are an increasing number of abductees who report being taken to underground bases. Some of these abductees have described seeing things that really exist in documented underground facilities. Perhaps ancient underground facilities will eventually reveal the truth.
and mystery of these dark places continues.
Building such a train presents no special technological problems, but the cost of tunneling from coast to coast would. To be economically feasible, engineers would have to develop a new way to dig.
The federal government's Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, in
New Mexico, however, may have an answer to this challenge.
For power, the Subterrene can use a built-in
nuclear engine or even a conventional power plant.