Underground Bases and Tunnels
There are dozens of underground bases and tunnels in the United States with access given only to a select list of the elite. In this section, documented information on numerous proven bases and tunnels will be presented, along with information regarding the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) which have created these elaborate underground fortresses. Most of the documented tunnels and bases are decades old, leading many to speculate on current projects.
The magnitude of constructing such facilities is done largely in secret by the Army Corp of Engineers with an unlimited budget and workforce. With information public about the numerous base and tunnel locations in the country, it is assumed that modern tunnels and bases exceed the imagination in their sophistication. Tunnels which dig miles into the earth, and travel for thousands of miles in length under the Earth’s surface, are most likely a reality kept very secret.
It can be reasonably assumed that Mt. Weather, Mt. Cheyenne, and other popular bases are no more than a diversion for other deeper and more secret bases, or access points to tunnels leading to deeper locations. With Mt. Weather built in the 1950s, we can only begin to imagine what luxuries the secret cities contain today.
It can also be reasonably assumed, as much circum-stantial evidence points, that there are numerous underground cities. They may have elaborate tunnels, reaching thousands of miles in length deep underground, spanning the country, if not the globe.
A 1991 article in Time Magazine titled Doomsday Hideaway, described Mount Weather in detail.(#74) Designed to survive the unthinkable and completed in 1958, Mount Weather is operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (See FEMA) At the time of the article, in FEMA’s international telephone directory, Mount Weather was referred to simply as SF, for Special Facility and on Loudoun County’s tax map covering 434 acres, the property was designated “United States of America.”
The facilities are elaborate, with an on-site sewage-treatment plant with a 90,000 gallon-a-day capacity, and two tanks holding 250,000 gallons of water which could last 200 people more than a month. There are also several underground ponds that were carved from solid rock, some of which are approximately 10 feet deep and 200 feet across. Outside of the entry gate is a control tower and a helicopter landing pad.
In the early 1900s the site was a National Weather Bureau facility where weather balloons were sent up to monitor the Earth’s weather conditions. In 1936 the U.S. Bureau of Mines began to dig an experimental mine into the mountain 250 to 300 ft. below the surface. The tunnel extended a quarter-mile and measured 7 ft. wide by 6 ½ ft. high, and would later be expanded into an underground complex of offices and living quarters.
It was built primarily in response to the Soviet Union’s test of an atomic bomb in 1949, and in the 1950s provisions were made to protect the country’s leaders from a nuclear attack. Due to the rock structure, the government believed it would make an ideal bunker. In 1954 a massive expansion of the mine began to create the most secure shelter and command post that scientific and military minds of the time could imagine.
F. Fowler was foreman of one of the three 40-man shifts and he reported, “That was some rough, tough, dirty work,” he recalls. Between 1953 and 1969, Fowler witnessed the construction of the most elaborate feats of engineering in history. In the tunnels was a cold damp environment of 52 degrees. The Bureau of Mines started the project and the Army Corps of Engineers took it over and finished it. “It was amazing the way they could drive a straight line through solid rock.” In the following months, inside the mountain, the tunnel was expanded into a self sustaining underground complex.
Sleeping quarters were set up to accommodate hundreds of government officials. “Diesel engines were installed to generate electricity in an underground utility plant called the power chamber. Refrigerators were brought in for food storage. A cafeteria became part of the complex, as well as a hospital.”(#75) Because the country’s Emergency Broadcasting System could be obliterated in a nuclear strike, a radio-and-television studio was included so that the president or other key officials could address the nation, providing people with emergency instructions and telling them that at least some units of government were intact and carrying on.
Underground complexes can be sealed to prevent contamination from radiation or other massive attacks. A so-called guillotine gate is used, consisting of a 5 foot thick solid steel door that is 10 feet high and 20 ft. across. The door rests on wheels and can be opened and closed electronically.
Mt. Weather reportedly has more than 240 people who work at the site; some are second generation employees, and most are unwilling to speak about the facility, having been sworn to secrecy. The complex is also home to the National Emergency Coordination Center, which monitors disasters worldwide, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, or a nuclear at-tack.
Tens of millions of dollars have been spent on maintaining and upgrading the Mt. Weather complex as the threat of a nuclear holocaust increases. The man in charge of Mount Weather since 1968 is Bernard “Bud” Gallagher, a former Air Force bomber pilot who was shot down over Denmark and held captive by Germany’s Gestapo during World War II.
Directions to Mount Weather
48 air miles from Washington in Virginia
Go on County Route 601
Past Heart Trouble Lane
Past flashing yellow light and 10 m.p.h. sign
Surrounded by 10 ft. high barbed wire fence 6 strands
Armed guards patrol perimeter
Warning signs forbid drawing diagrams or sketches
In 1949 the Air Force started digging in the foothills of the Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque New Mexico. A miner reported to Richard Sauder, Ph.D., author of Under Ground Bases and Tunnels (1995) that the facility was used as a nuclear weapons plant upon it’s completion.
In 1989 U.S. News & World Report ran an article that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had approximately 50 different underground command posts in the country. In 1992 the Air Force completed construction of another underground facility near the Manzano Base. (Sauder, Richard - Underground Bases and Tunnels p. 43)
These kinds of bases could be almost anywhere. They could be under a military base, under prominent government buildings, under major hotels, and even in small towns or on national parks, and most likely are.
Site R (Raven Rock or the Richie Facility) The “Underground Pentagon” is located in the hills of southern Pennsylvania near the town of Blue Ridge Summit. 265,000 square foot facility contains five buildings and is staffed by several hundred people. Contains: Barbershop, dining facilities, exercise equipment and millions of gallons of water in a reservoir. Rumors persist that Site R is connected to Camp David by an underground tunnel.
The White House, Washington D.C. There is a large bunker under the basement of the White House which reportedly dates back to the Eisenhower administration.
Kaneohe, Hawaii. Underground base connected with U.S. Pacific Fleet operations.
Omaha, Nebraska. Offutt Air force Base is underground command post for the Strategic Air Command.
Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) 4.5 acres and contains 15 buildings. Operational since 1966. Jointly staffed by Canadian and American military personnel. Monitors all space traffic, missile launches, submarine movements, and is Warning Center for FEMA.
Ontario, Canada. North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) 200 miles north of Toronto. Jointly staffed by Canadians and Americans. Operational since 1963. 142,000 sq feet of floor space filled with offices and equipment. Kitchen and dining facilities that can accommodate 400 people. Hospital, infirmary, showers.
Bluemont, Virginia. Mount Weather in northern Virginia. Hub of FEMA.
Culpeper, Virginia. Mount Pony. Off of Rt. 3 in northern part of state. 140,000 sq feet. Several facilities exist in the “Federal Arc” area. The Federal Reserve monitors all major financial transactions in the U.S. from this location using an electrical system called the “Fed Wire”
West Virginia, White Sulphur Springs. The Greenbriar Hotel Located approximately 250 miles southwest of Washington D.C. in the Allegheny Mountains. Large enough to house 800 people. Also has a crematorium for getting rid of the bodies of people who may die inside.
Onley, Maryland. FEMA facility off Rt. 108, between Olney and Laytonsville, MD.
Fort Meade, Maryland. National Security Agency NSA headquarters. It is said that there are more than ten acres of underground computer systems located here. This system could be a part of Echelon (See Echelon)
Camp David, Maryland. Underground base at presidential retreat.
Amherst, Massachusetts In 1992 a decommissioned Strategic Air Command bunker in Amherst Massachusetts was put up for sale. The facility is three stories high and 44,000 square feet. The asking price was $ 250,000.
Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs)
Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are mechanical boring machines which can bore a hole up to 35 feet in diameter into solid rock. The head of such machines are covered with numerous cutting blades, and the front unit of the machine spins around, grinding and chipping stone away where the small pieces are then taken away by a conveyor belt system.
TBMs can be 100 feet long or more and tower over the workers below. These machines have been used to create highways and subways for decades by creating passages through mountainous terrain.
There are numerous companies who manufacture such machines. One leading manufacture of TBMs is the Robbins Company of Kent, Washington. A United States Patent was issued on September 26, 1972 for a nuclear powered tun-neling machine for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
The design would allow the device to melt stone as it bores a tunnel, leaving behind a smooth lining for the tunnel. It is not known if such devices have actually been built, as of 2005, but their existence is most likely a reality.
Resist Exclusion to the Underground Cities
We must maintain awareness of the locations of these bases and entrances to the tunnels. It is important with the building threat of nuclear war, that members of The Re-sistance know where access points are to this vast cavernous system of bunkers and cities. With the probability of nuclear TBMs creating tunnels, the network of tunnels and bases most likely spans the country, if not the globe.
In the event of a nuclear emergency, and numerous officials are evacuated to these tunnels, then The Resistance must also flood to the entrances to gain shelter. Our tax dollars paid for these creations, and the government is supposed to protect the interests of the people, therefore it is our right as American citizens to have free access to the under ground cities. Power to The Resistance!
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Published on: 2005-07-21