IUFO: How High Can You Jump? -Attack on Antarctica How High Can You Jump?

 
The United States, Germany and ET at the South Pole... Operation
"Highjump" and the UFO Connection...
 
by
 
 James L. Choron
 
 
In 1947, Admiral Richard E. Byrd led 4,000 military troops from the U.S.,
Britain and Australia in an invasion of Antarctica called "Operation
Highjump", and at least one follow-up expedition. That is fact. It is
undeniable. But... the part of the story that is seldom told, at least in
"official" circles, is that Byrd and his forces encountered heavy
resistance to their Antarctic venture from "flying saucers" and had to
call off the invasion. This aspect of the story was pushed forward,
again, a few years ago, when a retired Rear Admiral, allegedly living in
Texas, who had been involved in the "invasion" said he was "shocked" when
he read material from a documentary, entitled "Fire From The Sky". He
allegedly claimed that he knew there had been "a lot of aircraft and
rocket shoot-downs", but did not realize the situation was as serious as
the documentary presented it. Operation "High Jump", which was, basically
an invasion of the Antarctic, consisted of three Naval battle groups,
which departed Norfolk, VA, on 2 December, 1946. They were led by Admiral
Richard E. Byrd's command ship, the ice-breaker "Northwind," and
consisted of the catapult ship "Pine Island," the destroyer "Brownsen,"
the aircraft-carrier "Phillipines Sea," the U.S. submarine "Sennet," two
support vessels "Yankee" and "Merrick," and two tankers "Canisted" and
"Capacan," the destroyer "Henderson" and a floatplane ship "Currituck." A
British-Norwegian force and a Russian force, and I believe some
Australian and Canadian forces were also involved.
Interestingly, the Pine Island (AV-12) , one of the seaplane tenders
involved in the expedition, has a rather colorful history. The USS Pine
Island, a Currituck Class Seaplane Tender, was laid down, 16 November
1942, at Todd Shipyard Corporation, in San Pedro, California. It was
launched, 26 February 1944, and given the commissioned name, "USS Pine
Island" on 26 April 1945. The ship served through the final months of the
Second World War, and the immediate post-war period, but was
decommissioned on 1 May 1950 When the Korean War broke out, the ship was
recommissioned, on 7 October 1950, at Alameda, California. She was
finally decommissioned, for good, on 16 June 1967 and laid up in the
Reserve Fleet.
But... here's where the story gets interesting... The USS Pine Island was
struck from the Naval Register, on an unknown date... Her title was
transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National
Defense Reserve Fleet... on an unknown date... and... the ship's final
disposition is unknown...
Now... how does one go about "losing" a major surface ship, over 640 feet
long, almost seventy feet wide, with a displacement of over 15,000 tons?
The story, of course, gets stranger, still. The Pine Island is not the
only ship involved in "Antarctic Research" or "exploration" to have
disappeared. There were numerous others. The question is not so much "how
many", that is fairly well established. The question is "how and why"...
particularly "why"...
On 5 March, 1947 the "El Mercurio" newspaper of Santiago, Chile, had a
headline article "On Board the Mount Olympus on the High Seas" which
quoted Byrd in an interview with Lee van Atta: "Adm. Byrd declared today
that it was imperative for the United States to initiate immediate
defense measures against hostile regions. Furthermore, Byrd stated that
he "didn't want to frighten anyone unduly" but that it was "a bitter
reality that in case of a new war the continental United States would be
attacked by flying objects which could fly from pole to pole at
incredible speeds". Interestingly, not long before he made these
comments, the Admiral had recommended defense bases AT the North Pole.
These were not "isolated" remarks... Admiral Byrd later repeated the each
of these points of view, resulting from he described as his "personal
knowledge" gathered both at the north and south poles, before a news
conference held for International News Service.
So... who was the enemy that owned or flew these flying objects? Germany
was apparently defeated, and there was no evidence that the new emerging
enemy, Russia, certainly had such superior technologies. They were, like
the United States, only on the verge of the "rocket age", and totally
dependent upon technology, and expertise captured from Germany at the end
of the War. There was no other known threat could that could account for
the United States' invasion of Antarctica nor for the development of any
craft that could fly "fly from Pole to pole with incredible speeds." Of
course, the Roswell Incident had been in the news the past summer, but..
it had been "officially" explained, and hushed up by the time Highjump
began.
Rumors began to circulate that even though Germany had been defeated, a
selection of military personnel and scientists had fled the fatherland as
Allied troops swept across mainland Europe and established themselves at
a base on Antarctica from where they continued to develop advanced
aircraft based on extraterrestrial technologies. It is interesting to
note that at the end of the war the Allies determined that there were
250,000 Germans unaccounted for, even taking into account casualties and
deaths. This would be quite a population base for a fledgling colony, and
provide the essential degree of skill, expertise, and pure manpower for
an industrial base of any sort, let alone the production of, even by
today's standards, extremely high technology
Not surprisingly, when Byrd returned to the States, he was hospitalized
and was not allowed to hold any more press conferences. Still, in March
1955, he was placed in charge of Operation Deepfreeze which was part of
the International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958, exploration of the
Antarctic. He died, shortly thereafter... in 1957... many have suggested
he was murdered...
Of course, it would not be the first time that a person involved in the
Unidentified Flying Object cover-up had been murdered, died under
"mysterious" circumstances or of a "sudden" illness. The death of Byrd's
old boss. Secretary of Defense James Forrestall comes instantly to
mind... Forrestall, a man of unquestioned ability, was hospitalized,
suddenly, in the mental wing of Bethesda Naval Hospital, and leapt to his
death through a barred window... committing "suicide" in one of the most
closely supervised and secure places on earth...
All Unidentified Flying Object researchers are, of course, aware of the
multitude of reports concerning sightings of 'flying saucers' with
swastikas or iron crosses on them, 'aliens' speaking German, etc. Most
have also heard of abductees who have been taken to underground bases
with swastika emblems on the walls, or as in the case of noted abductee
Alex Christopher, have seen "Reptiloids" and "Nazis" working together
aboard antigravity craft or within underground bases. Barney Hill was
apparently, not the ONLY one to describe the so-called "Nazi" connection
to Unidentified Flying Object abductions. However, reports such as
Christopher's and Hill's must be taken with a rather large grain of
salt... There is a far more plausible explanation than the so-called
"reptiloids".
Another noted example is the American Reinhold Schmidt, a man whose
father was born in Germany, and who tells in his book "Incident At
Kearney", that he was taken on a 'flying saucer' on several occasions.
Schmidt states that "the crew spoke German and acted like German
soldiers". He also stated that they took him to the "Polar" region. Now,
one must admit that if a person were making up such a story, why would
they claim to be taken, of all places, to the pole? Of course, one must
also realize that at the time of Schmidt's comments, the rumors of
"secret Nazi bases" at the poles were already fairly common... After
returning he was allegedly subjected to persecution by the U.S.
Government. In his defense, it must be noted that his description of the
aerial discs, as he called them, matched pictures captured from the
Germans in the final days of the Second World War.
In 1959, three large newspapers in CHILE reported front page articles
about Unidentified Flying Object encounters in which the crew members
appeared to be German soldiers. In the early 1960s there were reports in
New York, and New Jersey, of flying saucer 'aliens' who spoke German, or
English with a German accent. Nor, can it be neglected to mention that in
one of the most spectacular legal cases of the Twentieth Century... the
"atomic espionage" trials... Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spoke of
"warships of space." Since they had access to top secret information,
and, at that point, no reason to lie, what was it, exactly, that they
meant?
So... now we get to the point... in late 1947, only months after the
famous Roswell Incident, then Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal (see
above) sent a naval task force to Antarctic including Admiral Nimitz,
Admiral Krusen and Admiral Byrd, called "Operation Highjump". It was
touted to be an expedition to find "coal deposits" and other valuable
resources, but... the facts indicate otherwise... In actuality they were
apparently trying to locate an immense underground base constructed by
the Germans, before, during and immediately after the Second World War,
with the aid of Alien Entities which were described as "Aryans". This
base was allegedly located in Neuschwabenlandt, an area of Antarctica
which Germany explored, and claimed, before the outbreak of the Second
World War... In fact, Germany had done a very detailed study of Antarctic
and were alleged to have built a small underground base there before the
War.
At this point, one must ask why, exactly, the United States, and, in
fact, her allies, suspected that German activity at the pole was
continuing, after the conclusion of the Second World War... The answer,
quite honestly, has nothing at all to do with Unidentified Flying
Objects... That part of the story came to light from a completely
different set of sources... The fact is that there was plenty of
evidence, at the time, to indicate that as late as 1947, elements of the
Kriegsmarine, or German Navy, were still very much active in the South
Atlantic, operating either out of South America, or some base, previously
unsuspected, in the Antarctic. Many stories were circulating at the
time... One of which even has a German U-boat stopping an Icelandic
whaler named Juliana in Antarctic waters, in 1947 and insisting that its
captain, named Hekla, sell the U-boat crew supplies from her available
stores. In exchange for the supplies (which had been paid for in U.S.
dollars, along with a ten dollar bonus to each member of Juliana's
crew... ) the U-boat commander told the whaler where a large school of
whales were to be found. Hekla and his crew, later found the whales in
the exact position claimed by the U-boat commander.
The presence of such boats, all late construction Type XXI and Type XXIII
U-Boats, with the "snorkel" that allowed them to make the entire passage
from Germany submerged... was no secret. Many were thought to be
operating out of Argentina, possibly under the Argentine flag, but crewed
by German crew as... The fact that in the dying moments of the Second
World War, ten U-Boats, based in Oslofjord, Hamburg and Flensburg, were
made available to transport several hundred German officers and officials
to Argentina to found a new Reich is widely accepted. These officers,
mostly involved in "secret" projects, and many of whom were members of
the SS and Kriegsmarine, itself, sought to escape the "vengeance" of the
Allies, and continue their work, abroad. The U-boats were filled with
their luggage, documents and, more than likely, gold bullion, to finance
their efforts. All the U-boats departed their home ports between 3 and 8
May 1945. They were to proceed to Argentina where they would be welcomed
by the friendly regime of Juan Peron and his charismatic wife Eva Peron.
Seven of the ten of the U-Boats, based on the German/Danish border, set
off for Argentina through the Kattegat and Skagerrak. None were ever seen
again... "officially". It has been, however, documented that three of the
boats did, in fact, arrive in Argentina... These were U-530, U-977 and
U-1238. U-530 and U-977 surrendered to the Argentine Navy at Mar del
Plata in early July and August, 1945... U-1238 was scuttled, by her crew,
in the waters of San Matias Gulf, off Northern Patagonia. Seven boats are
as yet unaccounted for... and... Kriegsmarine archives, recently
discovered, indicate that a total of more than forty boats are completely
unaccounted for... all of which were late construction, state-of-the-art
craft, and could have made either Argentina or Antarctica, completely
submerged... and completely unnoticed by existing "allied" technology of
the time... for the entire duration of their crossing.
The question arises, of course, why these men would make such a perilous
crossing. It must surely be seen as a act of either desperation or
fanaticism, or both... and such men as crewed U-Boats were neither. Nor,
were the scientists and military officers who were their passengers. The
fact is, it would seem that most of those who fled the ruin of Germany to
the far South, were scientists and engineers, and their dedication sprang
from the project on which they were working... To understand this
dedication, it is necessary to go back, before the outbreak of the Second
World War, to an isolated section of the Bavarian Alps, It was there, in
the summer of 1938, that an Unidentified Flying Object, crewed by a
distinctly human, and Aryan appearing race, made a forced landing, very
similar to the one which was to occur, some ten years later, in the
desert, near Roswell, New Mexico, in the United States. While the
occupants of the two craft were completely unrelated, the technology
involved, seems to have been strikingly similar. Also, the outcome of the
recovery effort, undertaken by Germany, just as a similar recovery effort
was undertaken by the United States, had strikingly different results.
The Bavarian crash of 1938, seems to have yielded an functioning, or
almost functioning and repairable (with the technology of the time) power
plant, and a nearly completely destroyed, or unrepairable airframe. The
Roswell crash resulted in exactly the opposite... a nearly intact
airframe and a ruined power plant. Because of this, the German research,
which was to follow, took a vastly different turn from that which was
undertaken in the United States, some ten years later... Germany needed
an airframe which was capable of supporting the "engine" (for lack of a
better term), while the United States would eventually need an "engine"
capable of giving maximum performance to the airframe.
This, of course, would explain the vast array of "experimental"
aircraft... of extremely "unique" design... to literally pour out of the
design bureaus of Messerschmidt, Foke Wulf, Fokker and a multitude of
smaller firms in the period between 1939 and 1945. The most notable, of
course, is the Sanger "Flying Wing" which was later copied by the United
States, and is, of course, the ancestor of today's "stealth" bomber and
fighter designs... notably, the B-2 Heavy Bomber.
It is also beyond doubt that both Unidentified Flying Object recoveries
are the initial impetus for the long standing and ongoing research in
"anti-gravity" propulsion seen in work of current aircraft manufacturers
such as Boeing and Lockheed in the United States, and PanAvia in Europe.
In any case, it was the work on "reverse engineering" the downed Bavarian
Unidentified Flying Object that was the catalyst for the "exodus" to the
South in the final days of the Second World War. Germany was in ruins,
and the research was viewed, by those conducting it, as vital... vital
enough to risk packing up all that they had and risking a perilous
submerged crossing of the Atlantic.. to an isolated experimental and
research base on a frozen continent... Granted, by modern standards...
even by the standards of the day... U-Boats were small and cramped. They
had very little cargo capacity. Still, a tiny fleet of them... ten to
twelve boats... could easily transport the essential equipment, making
several "runs", and serve to supply and, later re-supply the Antarctic
bastion of the research.
Speculation exists, with much to support it, that at least one of the
boats in the valiant little fleet contained the biggest prize of all...
at least one living survivor of the 1938 crash... an Extraterrestrial...
a literal Human Being... not a "Grey"... born on a distant planet. The
best evidence indicates that there were several survivors of the crash,
and that they worked, and are most likely still working, with the
original German scientists and engineers, or their descendants, in an
effort to construct a viable "flying disc".
These are not the "Gray Aliens" of Roswell. These beings, biologically,
completely human, are described as "Aryan" in appearance, and completely
human, although at least two to three generations more advanced,
technologically than Earth born Human Beings. While their technology is
similar to that of the Grays in general theory, it is somewhat different,
apparently, in application. This would tend to indicate that Earth
technology and science is, at most, only one "major breakthrough" away
from parity with the extraterrestrial cultures in question, and also
explain the "urgency" of the project, as viewed by the German (and
undoubtedly United States, as well...) scientists and engineers involved
in such research.
In any case, Operation Highjump, began... The task force of OVER 40
SHIPS, included the flagship "Mount Olympus", the aircraft carrier
"Philippine Sea", the seaplane tender "Pine Sea" (see above), the
submarine "Senate", the destroyer "Bronson", the ice breaker "Northwind",
and other tanker and supply ships. An armed contingent of 1400 sailors,
and three dog sled teams were also on board. The expedition was filmed by
the Navy and brought to Hollywood to be made into a commercial film
called "The Secret Land". It was narrated by Hollywood actor Robert
Montgomery, father of "Bewitched" star, Elizabeth Montgomery, who was,
himself, an officer in the Naval Reserve.
It seems incredible that so shortly after a war that had decimated most
of Europe and crippled global economies, an expedition to Antarctica was
undertaken with so much haste (it took advantage of the first available
Antarctic summer after the war), at such cost, and with so much military
hardware - unless the operation was absolutely essential to the security
of the United States.
At the time of the operation, the US Navy itself was being taken apart
piece by piece as the battle-tested fleet was decommissioned with its
mostly civilian crew bidding farewell to the seas forever. The Navy was
even reduced to further recruitment to man the few remaining ships in
service.
Tensions across the globe were also mounting as Russia and America edged
into a Cold War, possibly a Third World War that the US would have to
fight with "tragically few ships and tragically half trained men." This
made the sending of nearly 5,000 residual Navy personnel to a remote part
of the planet where so much danger lurked in the form of icebergs,
blizzards and sub-zero temperatures even more of a puzzle. The operation
was also launched with incredible speed, "a matter of weeks." Perhaps it
would not be uncharitable to conclude that the Americans had some
unfinished business connected with the war in the polar region. Indeed
this was later confirmed by other events and the
operationвЂ^s leader, Admiral Richard Byrd, himself.
The official instructions issued by the then Chief of Naval Operations,
Chester W. Nimitz were: to (a) train personnel and test material in the
frigid zones; (b) consolidate and extend American sovereignty over the
largest practical area of the Antarctic continent; (c) to determine the
feasibility of establishing and maintaining bases in the Antarctic and to
investigate possible base sites; (d) to develop techniques for
establishing and maintaining air bases on the ice, (with particular
attention to the later applicability of such techniques to Greenland) and
(e) amplify existing knowledge of hydrographic, geographic, geological,
meteorological and electromagnetic conditions in the area.
Little other information was released to the media about the mission,
although most journalists were suspicious of its true purpose given the
huge amount of military hardware involved. The US Navy also strongly
emphasized that Operation Highjump was going to be a navy show; Admiral
RamseyвЂ^s preliminary orders of 26th August 1946 stated
that "the Chief of Naval Operations only will deal with other
governmental agencies" and that "no diplomatic negotiations are required.
No foreign observers will be accepted." Not exactly an invitation to
scrutiny, even from other arms of the government.
Some facts, however, are well known... There were three divisions of
Operation High Jump: one land group with tractors, explosives, and plenty
of equipment to refurbish "Little America", and make an airstrip to land
the six R-4D's (DC-3's), and two seaplane groups. The R4-D's were fitted
with jet-assist takeoff bottles (JATO) in order to takeoff from the short
runway of the aircraft carrier "Philippine Sea". They also were fitted
with large skis for landing on the ice field prepared for them. The skis
were specially fitted at three inches above the surface of the carrier
deck. When landing on the ice at "Little America" the three inches of
tire in contact with the snow and ice provided just enough and not too
much drag for a smooth landing.
Following its arrival at Antarctica, the force began a reconnaissance of
the continent. Byrd himself was onboard the first of the planes to take
off on 29 January 1947. Rocket propulsion tubes (JATO bottles) had been
attached to the side of the aircraft and the carrier was maneuvered for a
35mph run to help get the planes airborne. "From the vibration of the
great carrier", Byrd later wrote, "I knew when the captain had got the
ship up to about 30 knots (35 mph... maximum, full emergency speed for
such a vessel). We seemed to creep along the deck at first and it looked
as if we would never make it †But when our four JATO
bottles went off along the sides of the plane with a terrific, deafening
noise I could see the deck fall away. I knew we had made it
Admiral Byrd's team of six R4-D's were fitted with the, then, super
secret
"Trimetricon" spy cameras and each plane was trailing a magnetometer. The
aircraft flew over as much of the continent as they could in the short
three month "summer" period, mapping and recording magnetic data. They
also carried magnetometers show anomalies in the Earth's magnetism, i.e.
if there is a "hollow" place under the surface ice or ground, it will
show up on the meter. On the last of many "mapping" flights where all six
planes went
out, each on certain pre-ordained paths to film and "measure" with
magnetometers, Admiral Byrd's plane returned three hours late...
"Officially", it was stated that he had "lost an engine" and had had to
throw
everything overboard except the films themselves and the results of
magnetometer readings in order to maintain altitude long enough to return
to Little America. If we are to believe the published and private
accounts of what actually took place, this is almost certainly the time
when he met with representatives of the "Aryan" Extraterrestrials, and a
contingent of the German scientists working on the reverse engineering
and construction of "flying discs"...
Over the next four weeks the planes spent 220 hours in the air, flying a
total of 22,700 miles and taking some 70,000 aerial photographs. Then the
mission that had been expected to last for between six to eight months,
came to an early and faltering end. The Chilean press reported that the
mission had "run into trouble" and that there had been "many fatalities".
(However... the official record, states that one plane crashed killing
three men; a fourth man had perished on the ice; two helicopters had gone
down although their crews had been rescued and a task force commander was
nearly lost.) It is an indisputable fact that the Central Group of
Operation Highjump were evacuated by the Burton Island ice-breaker from
the Bay of Whales (above) on 22 February 1947; the Western Group headed
home on 1st of March 1947 and the Eastern Group did likewise on 4 March,
a mere eight weeks after arrival.
In the end, the task force came steaming back to the United Sates with
their data, which then, immediately became classified "top secret".
Secretary of the Navy (by this time, Secretary of Defense) James
Forrestal retired... and started to "talk".... not only about Highjump,
but about other things, as well... He was put in Bethesda Naval Hospital
psychiatric ward where he was prevented from seeing or talking to anyone,
including his wife... and... after a short while he was thrown out the
window while trying to hang himself with a bedsheet. So the story goes...
It was, of course, ruled a suicide, case closed. However, some of what he
knew... about Highjump... about Roswell... and other things... did manage
to "leak"... How much is truth, how much is speculation is difficult to
tell. However, in every "myth" there is a grain of truth...
This much is certain... As incredible as it may sound, there is
considerable supporting evidence for these claims about a German base in
Antarctica... On the very eve of the Second World War, the Germans
themselves had invaded part of Antarctica and claimed it for the Third
Reich.
In fact Hitler had authorized several expeditions to the poles shortly
before WWII. Their stated objective was to either to rebuild and enlarge
Germany's whaling fleet or test out weaponry in severely hostile
conditions. Yet, if true, all of this could have been achieved at the
North Pole rather than at both poles and been much closer to home. For
some reason, however, the Germans had long held an interest in the South
Polar region of Antarctica with the first Germanic research of that area
being undertaken in 1873 when Sir Eduard Dallman (1830-1896) discovered
new Antarctic routes with his ship
вЂ^GrГnlandвЂ^ during his expedition for
the German polar Navigation Company of Hamburg. The GrГnland also
achieved the distinction of being the first steamer to operate in the
southern ocean.
A further expedition took place in the early years of the twentieth
century in the ship the Gauss (which became embedded in the ice for 12
months вЂ^ above), and then a further expedition took place
in 1911 under the command of Wilhelm Filchner (left) with his ship the
вЂ^DeutchlandвЂ^.
Between the wars, the Germans made a further voyage in 1925 with a
specially designed ship for the Polar Regions, the
вЂ^MeteorвЂ^ under the command of Dr. Albert
Merz.
Then, in the years directly preceding the Second World War, the Germans
laid claim to parts of Antarctica in order to set up a permanent base
there. Given that no country actually
вЂ^ownedвЂ^ the continent and it
couldnвЂ^t exactly be conquered as no-one lived there during
the winter months at least, it appeared to the Germans that the most
effective way to вЂ^conquerвЂ^ part of the
continent was to physically travel there, claim it, let others know of
their actions and await any disagreements.
Captain Alfred Ritscher was chosen to lead the proposed strike. He had
already led expeditions to the North Pole and had proved himself in
adverse and critical situations. For the mission Ritscher was given the
вЂ^SchwabenlandвЂ^ (below); a German aircraft
carrier that had been used for transatlantic mail deliveries by special
flightboats, the famous 10 ton Dornier Super
вЂ^WalsвЂ^ since 1934.
These вЂ^WalsвЂ^ were launched by catapult from
the Schwabenland and had to be accelerated to 93mph before they could
become airborne. At the end of each flight a crane on the ship lifted the
aircraft back on board after they landed in the sea.
The ship was refitted for the expedition in the shipyards of Hamburg, and
around one million Reichmark вЂ^ nearly a third of the
entire expedition budget - was spent on this refit alone.
The crew was prepared for the mission by the German Society of Polar
Research and as these preparations neared completion, the organization
invited Admiral Byrd to address them, which he did.
The Schwabenland left the port of Hamburg on 17 December 1938 and
followed a precisely planned and determined route towards the southern
continent. In little over a month the ship arrived at the ice covered
Antarctica, dropping anchor at 4В 30Вў W and
69В 14Вў S on January 201939..
The expedition then spent three weeks off Princess Astrid Coast and
Princess Martha Coast off Queen Maud Land. During these weeks, the two
Schwabenland aircraft, the вЂ^PassatвЂ^ and
вЂ^BoreasвЂ^, flew 15 missions across some
600,000 square kilometers of Antarctica, taking more than 11,000 pictures
of the area with their specially designed вЂ^Zeiss
Reihenmess-bildkameras RMK 38вЂ^.
Nearly one fifth of Antarctica was reconnoitered in this way and, for the
first time, ice-free areas with lakes and signs of vegetation were
discovered. This area was then declared to be under the control of the
German expedition, renamed
вЂ^Neu-SchwabenlandвЂ^ and hundreds of small
stakes, carrying the swastika, were dumped on the snow-covered ground
from the вЂ^WalsвЂ^ to signal the new
ownership. Ritscher and the Schwabenland left their newly claimed
territory in the middle of February 1939 and returned to Hamburg two
months later, complete with photographs and maps of the new German
acquisition.
Now bear in mind that all of this took place before the recovery of the
Unidentified Flying Object, in the Bavarian Alps, in 1938... There is no
conceivable reason, at least on the surface, for such an intense interest
in the South Polar regions... unless something else had already
transpired to make such an investigation worthwhile... The true purpose
of this expedition has never been satisfactorily explained; there is
merely a series of puzzles, related reports and snippets of information
that are no longer open to verification. What is not open to doubt
however, is that in the decade preceding the Second World War, the
Germans did almost nothing that did not put the entire structure of the
country on a war footing.
This activity affected all aspects of German life; military, civilian,
economic, social and foreign policies, engineering, industry etc. Given
that the seizing of Neu-Schwabenland occurred on the very eve of the war,
it can only be concluded that that the polar expedition was of major
importance and significance to the goals and development of the German
nation.
Nor did activity end with the outbreak of the war... In fact, it
intensified... The South Atlantic, including South Polar waters became
quite active...
Between 1939 and 1941, well after the outbreak of war in Europe, Captain
Bernhard Rogge of the commerce raider
вЂ^AtlantisвЂ^ made an extended voyage in the
South Atlantic, Indian and South Pacific Oceans, and visited the Iles
Kerguelen between December 1940 to January 1941.
The Atlantis is known to have been visited by an RFC-2 (the
вЂ^UFOвЂ^ style craft which had served as a
reconnaissance aircraft since late 1940.) The ship then adopted a new
disguise as Tamesis before being sunk by HMS Devonshire near Ascension
Island, on 22 November 1941.
Although the activities of the German ship Erlangen, under the captaincy
of Alfred Grams, do not appear to be of consequence during 1939-40, the
same cannot be said of the Komet which was commanded by Captain Robert
Eyssen. Following her passage along the Northern Sea Route in 1940, this
commerce raider operated in the Pacific and Indian oceans, including a
voyage along the Antarctic coastline from Cape Adare to the Shackleton
Ice Shelf in search of whaling vessels during February 1941. There she
met the Pinguin and supply vessels Alstertor and Adjutant. (Komet was
sunk off Cherbourg in 1942.)
The Pinguin itself under the command of Captain Ernst-Felix Kruder was a
commerce raider that operated chiefly in the Indian Ocean. In January
1941 she captured a Norwegian whaling fleet (factory ships Ole Wegger and
Pelagos, supply ship Solglimt and eleven whale catchers) in about
59В S, 02В 30W. One of these catchers (renamed Adjutant)
remained as a tender and the rest were sent to France. This ship also
made anchorages at the Iles Kerguelen and may have landed a party on
Marion Island. (Pinguin was sunk off the Persian Gulf by HMS Cornwall0 on
8 May 1941 after she had captured 136,550 tons of British and allied
shipping.
This island of Kerguelen (named the вЂ^Most Useless Island
In the WorldвЂ^ in 1995) continued to feature prominently in
Nazi plans. For example, in 1942 the German Navy planned to establish a
meteorological station there. In May of that year the ship Michel
transferred a meteorologist and two radio operators with full equipment
to a supply vessel Charlotte Schlieman that went on to the island,
however the orders for the station were later counter-manned. It is
interesting to note that Kerguelen Island was also the center of a mid
19th Century mystery. Then entirely uninhabited, except for seals and
seabirds, British Captain Sir James Clark Ross landed there in May 1840.
He found in the snow unidentifiable "traces †of the
singular footprints of a pony, or ass, being 3 inches in length and
2ВЅ inches in breadth, having a small deeper depression in
either side, and shaped like a horseshoe." Similar markings appeared
overnight in the Devon area of England fifteen years later and have also
defied adequate explanation.
Then in 1942 Captain Gerlach in his ship the
вЂ^StierвЂ^ investigated nearby Gough Island as
a possible temporary base for raiders and a camp for prisoners.
This ship activity does not appear considerable, however the level of
U-boat activity in the South Atlantic was much higher. The exact nature
and extent of how high will probably never be known, however some insight
might be gleaned from the fact that between October 1942 and September
1944 16 German U-boats were sunk in the South Atlantic area. And... some
of these submarines did appear to be engaged in covert activities.
A fine example of this would be that of U-859 which, on 4 April 1944 at
04.40hrs, left on a mission carrying 67 men and 33 tons of mercury sealed
in glass bottles in watertight tin crates. The submarine was later sunk
on 23 September by a British submarine (HMS Trenchant) in the Straits of
Malacca and although 47 of the crew died, 20 survived. Some 30 years
later one of these survivors spoke openly about the cargo and divers
later confirmed the story on rediscovering the mercury. The significance
being that mercury is usable as a fuel source for certain types of
aerospace propulsion. Why would a German submarine be transporting such a
cargo so far from home? It is not odd, at all, if one considers the fact
that aviation/avionics construction is what the Polar Base seems to be
all about...
Although Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, on 8 May,
1945, events after that date suggested something was happening that did
not form a part of recognized world history. Something fuelled by a
statement made by German Grand Admiral Karl DГnitz...
DГnitz (16 September 1891 вЂ^ 24 December 1980) had
become Commander of the German Kriegsmarine (Navy), on 31 January 1943
and he led the German U-Boat fleet until the end of the Second World War.
He also has the distinction of briefly becoming head of the German state
for 20 days after HitlerвЂ^s death until his own capture by
the Allies on 23 May 1945. His contribution to the mystery of post-war
Antarctic activity came in a statement he made in 1943 when he declared
that a substantial portion of the German submarine fleet had rebuilt "in
another part of the world a Shangri-La land... an impregnable fortress."
Could he have been referring to the alleged base in Antarctica?
Certainly there are records of continued German naval activity in the
area after the war had apparently ended. For example, on 10 July 1945,
more than two months after the cessation of known hostilities, the German
submarine U-530 surrendered to Argentine authorities. The background to
this event is puzzling. It is known that the boat had left Lorient in
France on 22nd May 1944 under the captaincy of Otto Wermuth for
operations in the Trinidad area, and after successfully rendezvousing
with the incoming Japanese submarine I-52, it headed for Trinidad before
finally returning to base after 133 days at sea.
The boatвЂ^s official record states that between October
1944 and May 1945 it formed part of the 33rd Flotilla and on
GermanyвЂ^s surrender Otto WermuthвЂ^s
captaincy and the submarineвЂ^s career came to an end. Yet
two months later it arrived in Rio de la Plata in Argentina and
surrendered to the authorities there on 10 July 1945.
The future may well reveal that fate of more of these submarines, however
given the French and South American reports, and the number of missing
U-boats, it may not be unreasonable to conclude that at least some of
them relocated to the South Polar area.
History also gives us further clues as to a German-Antarctica connection,
for it records that Hans-Ulrich Rudel of the German Luftwaffe was being
groomed by Hitler to be his successor. It is known that Rudel made
frequent trips to Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America nearest
Antarctica. And... one of Martin BormannвЂ^s last messages
from the bunker in Berlin to DГnitz also mentioned Tierra del
Fuego.
Then there are also claims about Rudolph Hess, HitlerвЂ^s
best friend who went to England and was arrested as a war criminal on 10
May 1941. Following his arrest, Hess was held in Spandau Prison in
isolation until his death. Such unique treatment is suggestive that he
had information that the Allies considered dangerous. Indeed, in his book
вЂ^Secret Nazi Polar ExpeditionsвЂ^ Christof
Friedrich states Hess "was entrusted with the all-important Antarctic
file †Hess, himself, kept the Polar fileвЂ"
Now, granted, such information as Hess possessed, if any, would have been
complete only to the time that he took off on his solo flight to
England... but... that period... prior to 1941... would have covered the
initial recovery of the Bavarian "flying disc", and at the very least,
the early stages of any project or projects arising from such a recovery.
It would also contain any information with regard to any survivors of the
crash, and their eventual fate(s). Many believe that Hess, who had no
part in any of the so-called "war crimes" was deliberately kept in
Spandau Prison, for life, in an attempt to keep him quiet. It has also
been speculated that the man who died, in Spandau Prison, was, in fact,
not Hess at all... that Hess had been murdered, years before, in an
effort to keep the truth... on several highly embarassing matters... from
getting out.
For the moment, however, let's return to Operation Highjump... which
seems to have been an attempt to ferret out a remaining German base on
the Antarctic continent, and perhaps, to determine where, exactly the
sudden rash of Unidentified Flying Object activity of the past eighteen
months, had originated, and, exactly who/what was behind it... There
would have, of necessity, been two prerequisites for a mission of this
type. Firstly, Operation Highjump would have to provide evidence that the
mission included a reconnaissance of Neu-Swabenland and secondly, there
would have to be an area of the frozen continent that could allow such a
base to exist throughout the year.
Both of these criteria were met...
Both the Eastern and Western Groups of Operation Highjump had been active
around Neu-Schwabenland. So was a Russian boat that "proved to be
unfriendly".The Eastern group were frustrated in their efforts to make a
reconnaissance of the area, despite incredible efforts to secure
photographs for later examination. However by then "it was very late in
the season ... The sun had only been briefly glimpsed in the past few
weeks, but everyone could tell that the continually grey skies and clouds
were darkening daily. In another month all light would be gone from
AntarcticaвЂ. The waters girdling the continent would begin
to freeze rapidly, binding unwary ships in a crushing embrace
†Dufek [the commander] was loath to surrender. He ordered
his ships northwards away from the pack. Perhaps one or two more flights
might be possible. But on the morning of 3 March †virgin
ice was seen to be forming on the waterвЂ^s surface [and
the] Eastern group steamed out of Antarctica."
The Western Group, however, were to make a remarkable discovery. At the
end of January 1947 a PBM piloted by Lieutenant Commander David Bunger of
Coronado, California, flew from his ship, the Currituck and headed
towards the continentвЂ^s Queen Mary Coast. On reaching
land, Bunger flew west for a time, then, coming up over the featureless,
white horizon, he saw a dark, bare area which Byrd later described as "a
land of blue and green lakes and brown hills in an otherwise limitless
expanse of ice".
Bunger and his men carefully reconnoitred the area before racing back to
the Currituck with news of their find. The
вЂ^oasisвЂ^ they had discovered covered an area
of some three hundred square miles of the continent and contained three
large, open water lakes along with a number of smaller lakes. These lakes
were separated by masses of barren, reddish-brown rocks possibly
indicating the presence of iron ore.
Several days later, Bunger returned to the area, and found that the water
was warm to the touch and the lake itself was filled with red, blue and
green algae giving it a distinctive colour. Bunger filled a bottle with
the water which later "turned out to be brackish, a clue to the fact that
the вЂ^lakeвЂ^ was actually an arm of the open
sea".
This is important for two reasons; warm, inland lakes connected to the
surrounding oceans would be perfect for submarines to hide within, and
similar lakes have been noted in Neu-Schwabenland, the site of the
alleged German (and suspected Alien) base.
While there is, still, no conclusive evidence of a German/Alien base on
Antarctica, It is beyond doubt that something highly unusual was
happening on, or around, the frozen continent. In general, it appears
that the probabilitiy for such a base to have existed... and perhaps
continue to exist, to this day, are rather high... The evidence, a large
volume of it, is there for all to see...
1. The Germans explored and claimed part of Antarctica on the very eve of
the war when the vast majority of their activity was geared towards the
rebuilding of the German economy and military infrastructure.This
activity began shortly before the recovery of the Bavarian "flying disc",
in 1938, but picked up pace immediately afterward.
2. There was ongoing ship and submarine activity in the South Atlantic
and polar regions throughout and after the war had apparently ended. This
activity continued well into the 1950s., and if some accounts are to be
believed, continues to this day, with what can only be considered U-Boat
sightings, and a very high incidence of Unidentified Flying Object
sightings in the South Atlantic and South Polar regions, including the
Southern portions of South America.
3. The US literally invaded the continent of Antarctica, itself, with
considerable naval resources leaving mainland America exposed and
vulnerable as the world edged into the Cold War. The task force limped
home as if defeated only weeks later, and the local South American press
wrote of such a defeat. This coincided with a substantial increase in
Unidentified Flying Object activity... generally attributed to the first
major "wave" of such activity in modern times, with an inordinate amount
of this activity taking place in the Southern Hemisphere, particularly in
South America.
4. Admiral Byrd spoke of objects that could fly from pole to pole at
incredible speeds being based on Antarctica.
5. Hundreds of thousands of Germans and a minimum of forty (40) U-boats
were missing at the end of the war. Documentation and eye-witness
accounts prove that at least a portion of these craft made it as far as
South America, in some cases, several months after the end of the war in
Europe.
The connection between Antarctica and the UFO phenomenon was sealed with
claims made by one Albert K. Bender who stated that he "went into the
fantastic and came up with an answer †I know what the
saucers are."
Bender ran an organization called the вЂ^International
Flying Saucer BureauвЂ^ a small UFO organization based in
Connecticut, USA and he also edited a publication known as the
вЂ^Space ReviewвЂ^ which was committed to the
dissemination of news about UFOs. In truth, the organization had only a
small membership and the publication circulated amongst hundreds rather
than thousands, but that its members and readers valued it was in little
doubt. The publication itself advocated that flying saucers were
spacecraft of extraterrestrial origin.
However... in the October 1953 edition of вЂ^Space
ReviewвЂ^, there were two major announcements. The first was
headed вЂ^Late BulletinвЂ^ and stated "A source
which the IFSB considers very reliable has informed us that the
investigation of the flying saucer mystery and the solution is
approaching final stages. This same source to whom we had referred data,
which had come into our possession, suggested that it was not the proper
method and time to publish the data in Space Review."
The second announcement read "Statement of Importance: The mystery of the
flying saucers is no longer a mystery. The source is already known, but
any information about this is being withheld by order from a higher
source. We would like to print the full story in Space Review, but
because of the nature of the information we are very sorry that we have
been advised in the negative." The statement ended in the sentence "We
advise those engaged in saucer work to please be very cautious."
These announcements were of little significance in and of themselves.
Bender's publication was considered "fringe", at best, even at the
time... However... what gained them wider attention was the fact that
immediately after publishing this October 1953 issue, Bender suspended
further publication of the magazine and closed the IFSB down without any
further explanation. This is completely consistent with the "prudent"
approach, shown by many who have been "gently" warned to "cease
operations" by the Majestic 12 Group and other agencies involved in
"keeping a lid" on any real investigation into the Unidentified Flying
Object phenomenon.
Bender might very well have known "what the flying saucers" were, at
least a portion of them... but he later revealed in a local newspaper
interview that he was keeping his knowledge a secret following a visit by
three men who apparently confirmed he was right about his Unidentified
Flying Object theory, but put him in sufficient fear to immediately close
down his organization and cease publication of the journal.
It has been argued that the story of being visited by three strangers and
being вЂwarned offвЂ^ was a front to close a
publication that was losing money, however the fact that Bender had been
"scared to death" and "actually couldnвЂ^t eat for a couple
of days" was verified by his friends and associates. It is also widely
known that such "stories" are often spread by the United States, and
other governments to discredit those who might just have the truth, or at
least a portion of it.
In 1963, a full decade after his visit from the three strangers, Bender
was seemingly prepared to reveal more of his story in a largely
unreadable book entitled вЂ^Flying Saucers and the Three Men
in Black.вЂ^ The book was scant on facts, however, it
described extraterrestrial spacecraft that had bases in Antarctica. This
was apparently the truth Bender was terrorized into not revealing. Bender
also provided images of the saucers he was aware of. He produced drawings
of Unidentified Flying Objects that he was aware of... Not saucers, as
were the common depictions of the time, but rather "flying wings" which
showed three bubble-like protrusions on the underside, reminiscent of the
German designed Haunebu II (which was allegedly only in the "design
stage" at the end of the Second World War) alongside a cylindrical, cigar
shaped object.
Ernst Zundel, a German scientist turned author (known for his internet
"ZGrams") who had entered the US under Operation Paperclip (a United
States Army/CIA program to bring German scientific talent into the United
States in spite of any so-called "war crimes" which they were alleged to
have committed.. at the end of the war and who worked at Wright Field
(later Wright Patterson AFB where the Roswell debris were eventually
housed), also made claims about the nature of the activity in Antarctica.
In the 1970s Zundel's book вЂ^UFOs: Nazi Secret
Weapons?вЂ^ made the claim that at least some Unidentified
Flying Objects were German secret Weapons which were developed during the
Second World War, and that some of them had been shipped out towards the
end of the war and hidden at the poles. Publication of the book coincided
with a tidal wave of renewed interest in all things paranormal... coming
on the heel of what was to be the last major Unidentified Flying Object
"wave" of the Twentieth Century, and Zundel was a guest on to countless
talk shows where he shared his views on spaceships, free energies,
electromagnetism, emergent technologies and some of the positive
contributions made by the Germans in these fields.
Zundel, who was one of the first of the "revisionist" historians of the
Second World War, was actually only really interested in promoting his
holocaust theory, described in his book вЂ^Did Six Million
Really Die?вЂ^ However, he found that his Unidentified
Flying Object and вЂ^Hollow EarthвЂ^ ideas
proved a greater attraction to television producers. The idea seized hold
of the popular imagination and took on a life of its own.
ZundelвЂ^s publishing company,
вЂ^SamisdatвЂ^, started to make a name for
itself by issuing newsletters and books on the subject. An expedition to
Antarctica itself was even proposed to seek out
вЂ^HitlerвЂ^s UFO basesвЂ^ there.
The fact is, that such claims would have died out had they not been based
on at least some real events...
Now, keep in mind that South America has always been a "hotbed" of
Unidentified Flying Object activity. Many of the reports coming out of
the area are unverified, and unverifiable... However, many have credence.
The claims that something extremely unusual was taking place around the
foreboding reaches of the frozen continent took a major leap forward in
the 1960s when the Argentine Navy was charged with the official
investigation into strange sightings in the sky.
A 1965 official report prepared by Captain Sanchez Moreno of the Naval
Air Station Comandante Espora in Bahia Blanca stated that "Between 1950
and 1965, personnel of ArgentinaвЂ^s Navy alone made 22
sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects that were not airplanes,
satellites, weather balloons or any type of known (aerial) vehicles.
These 22 cases served as precedents for intensifying that investigation
of the subject by the Navy." Following a series of sightings at Argentine
and Chilean meteorological stations on Deception Island, Antarctica, in
June and July 1965, Captain Engineer Omar Pagani disclosed at a press
conference that "Unidentified Flying Objects do exist. Their presence in
Argentine airspace is proven". The report went on to state, however, that
"their nature and origin are unknown and no judgment is made about them".
More details of these UFO sightings were given in a report in the
Brazilian newspaper вЂ^O Estado de Sao PauloвЂ^
in its 8th July 1965 edition. "For the first time in history, an official
communiquГ has been published by a government about the flying
saucers. It is a document from the Argentine Navy, based on the
statements of a large number of Argentine, Chilean and British sailors
stationed in the naval base in Antarctica.
The communiquГ declared that the personnel of Deception Island
(left) naval base saw, at nineteen hours forty minutes on 3 July, a
flying object of lenticular shape, with a solid appearance and a
colouring in which red and green prevailed and, for a few moments,
yellow. The machine was flying in a zig-zag fashion, and in a generally
western direction, but it changed course several times and changed speed,
having an inclination of about forty-five degrees above the horizon. The
craft also remained stationary for about twenty minutes at a height of
approximately 5,000 meters, producing no sound.
The communiquГ states moreover that the prevailing meteorological
conditions when the phenomenon was observed can be considered excellent
for the region in question and the time of year. The sky was clear and
quite a lot of stars were visible. The Secretariat of the Argentine Navy
also states in its communiquГ that the occurrence was witnessed by
scientists of the three naval bases and that the facts described by these
people agree completely."
Practically everyone in the "UFO Community" is aware taht in March 1950
Commodore Augusto Vars Orrego of the Chilean Navy shot still pictures and
8mm movie footage of a very large cigar shaped flying object that hovered
over and manoeuvred about in the frigid skies above the Chilean
Antarctic. The photos and the report of Orrego's sighting have, quite
literally, been seen by millions over the half century since he saw, and
photographed the objects. Orrego stated "during the bright Antarctic
night, we saw flying saucers, one above the other, turning at tremendous
speeds. We have photographs to prove what we saw ." There have, of
course, been numerous other Chilean sightings.
During January 1956 another major Unidentified Flying Object "event" was
witnessed by a group of Chilean scientists who had been flown by
helicopter to Robertson Island in the Wendell Sea to study geology, fauna
and other features. This experience was the subject of a later article
entitled вЂ^A Cigar-Shaped UFO over
Antarctica.вЂ^ "At the beginning of January 1956, during a
period of stormy weather, the party suddenly became aware of something
which, in other circumstances, could have been very grave for them. This
was that their radio had mysteriously ceased to function. This was not
too worrying a disaster in so much as it was firmly settled that the
helicopter would return to take them off again on January 20."
One of the scientists, a doctor, was in the habit of getting up in the
night to observe anything of meteorological interest, but another of the
group, a professor, did not like to be disturbed. However on the night of
8 January 1956, the Doctor decided to wake the professor. He "pointed
upwards, almost overhead. Still in a bad temper due to being disturbed,
the professor looked as directed, and beheld two "metallic, cigar-shaped
objects in verticular positions, perfectly still and silent, and flashing
vividly the reflected rays of the sun". Just after 7.00am, two other
members of the party, an assistant and a medical orderly joined the two
men. The group watched the two craft. "At about 9.00am object No. 1 (the
nearest to the zenith) suddenly assumed a horizontal posture and shot
away like a flash towards the west. It had now lost its metallic
brightness and had taken on the whole gamut of visible colors of the
spectrum, from infrared to ultra-violet.
The report of the sighting went on to say... "Without slowing down it
performed an incredible acute-angle change of direction, shot off across
another section of the sky and then did another sharp turn as before.
These vertiginous maneuvers, the zig-zagging, abrupt stopping,
instantaneous accelerating, went on for some time right overhead, the
object always following tangential trajectories in respect to the Earth
and all in the most absolute silence".
The demonstration lasted about five minutes. Then, according to the
witnesses, the object returned and took up position beside its companion
in almost the same area of the sky as before. Then, it was the turn of
No. 2 to show its paces and do a convoluted, zigzagging dance across the
sky. Shooting off towards the east, it performed a series of ten
dispointed bursts of flight, broken by abrupt changes of direction, and
marked by the pronounced color changes when accelerating or stopping.
After about three minutes, object No. 2 was observed to resume its
station near its companion, and return to its original solid and metallic
appearance.
Due to the nature of their mission, the group had with them two
Geiger-Miller counters of high sensitivity, one of the auditory and the
other of the flash-type. When the two objects had finished their dance
and reassumed their stations in the sky, someone discovered that the
flash-type Geiger counter now showed that radioactivity around them had
suddenly increased 40 times... far more than enough to kill any organism
subjected long enough to it. The discovery greatly increased the anxiety
felt by the four men вЂ
Although they had no telescopic lens, they did have cameras with them,
and managed to take numerous photographs of the objects, both in color
and black and white. The report does not state what became of these
photographs, but it is safe to assume that they are in the possession of
the Chilean Government, and there is no reason to assume that they have
not been shared with that of the United States, as well as others.
Of course... no names are given in this report, but... it has the ring of
truth, and is consistent with any number of similar sightings... Would
that we knew their names! It is one of the exasperating facts of
Unidentified Flying Object research that so many of the South American
and South Atlantic sightings are attributed to "anonymous sources" or the
names of the witnesses involved, have been expunged from the "official"
records. So many of the witnesses being cited would be, with reference to
their stated credentials, credible sources, but because of the practice
of expunging names from records which might fall into "public hands" are
practically impossible to trace. The absence of names... in many, if not
most cases deliberately expunged from official reports... simply lends to
an aura of "unblievability", even though it is a common practice,
especially in most countries.
Yet another documented account of a UFO sighting over Antarctica is by
Rubens Junqueira Villela, a meteorologist and the first Brazilian
scientist to participate in an expedition to the South Polar region, and
now, a veteran of eleven expeditions to Antarctica (two with the US Navy,
eight with the Brazilian Antarctic Programme and another on the sailing
ship Rapa Nui). While on board the US Navy icebreaker Glacier, which had
set sail from New Zealand at the end of January 1961, Villela claims that
he witnessed a UFO event in the skies over Antarctica which he
immediately recorded in his diary, even including the emotions felt by
all those involved. On 16 March 1961, after a fierce storm had forced the
expedition to retreat to Admiralty Bay in the King George Isles, "a
strange light suddenly crossed the sky, and everyone started to shout".
Speculation went wild. Some thought the object to be an incoming missile.
Others thought it to be a meteor. The excitement was wide-spread and
growing. "Trying to describe the light which appeared over Almirantado
Bay" he told interviewers, later, "wasnвЂ^t easy
†I wrote in my diary: вЂ^Positively the
colors, the configuration and contours of the object, as a bodied light,
with geometric forms, did not seem to be from this world, and I did not
know what could possibly reproduce it".
The object, he went on to report, was "multi-colored", and had a
luminous, oval-shaped body. It left, behind it, a "long tube-like
orange/red trail". Allegedly, it split into two pieces, as if it had
exploded. Then, each part shone even more intensively, with white, blue
and red colors projecting вЂ^VвЂ^ shaped rays
behind it. They quickly moved away and could be seen 200 meters above the
ground †According to the witnesses, the entire display was
completely silent.
The US Navy officially registered the incident as "a meteor or some other
natural luminous phenomenon" according to the report submitted by the
GlacierвЂ^s captain, Captain Porter. However, this is a
common practice, and has been, ever since the inception of the
Unidentified Flying Object cover-up, under the auspices of the Majestic
12 group. This policy of "official denial" and "logical explanation" no
matter how far fetched, would seem, has been followed by all branches of
the United States Government since the first days after the Roswell
Incident, in July, 1947. It certainly applies to any sightings or alleged
sightings in and around Antarctica...
Villela, on the other hand, easily dismissed the official line. "How
could they mistake a meteor with an object carrying antennae, completely
symmetrical and followed by a tail without any sight of atmospheric
disturbance?"
According to most "official" sources... and certainly according to world
renowned skeptic and self-styled debunker, Phillip Klaus, this particular
episode is a classic example of вЂ^plasmaвЂ^,
however the late meteorologist, James McDonald argued that the highly
structured nature of the object and the low cloud overcast present at
about 1500 feet were not compatible with KlassвЂ^s
hypothesis.
The list of sightings in the South Atlantic area is practically endless.
It is, and has been, particularly since the end of the Second World War,
one of the most active areas on earth with respect to Unidentified Flying
Object activity. Another classic sighting took place on 16 January 1958
when the Brazilian naval vessel Almirante Salddanha was escorting a team
of scientists to a weather station on Trindade Island. As the ship
approach the island (or rather an outcrop of rock) an Unidentified Flying
Object reportedly flew low, over the water, past the ship, circled the
island, then flew off in front of dozens of witnesses.
One of the witnesses to this particular event, the expedition
photographer, took a number of photographs of the object. Later, the film
was handed over to the military by the Captain. Amazingly, after the
initial analysis, the Brazilian government released the film stating that
they were unable to account for the images.
Why did the United States Government, in late 1947, only months after the
famous Roswell Incident, send a naval task force to Antarctic including
Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Krusen and Admiral Byrd, called "Operation
Highjump". As we observed earlier, the operation was said to be an
expedition to find "coal deposits" and other valuable resources, but...
the facts indicate otherwise... In actuality, there seems to be no doubt
that they were trying to locate an immense underground base constructed
by the Germans, before, during and immediately after the Second World
War, with the aid of Alien Entities which were described as "Aryans".
This base, allegedly located in an area that the Germans called
"Neuschwabenlandt"... an area of Antarctica which Germany explored, and
claimed, before the outbreak of the Second World War... was thought to
hold "flying objects which could fly from Pole to Pole in a matter of
minutes"...
For years, rumors have circulated as to why German submarines...
U-Boats... would operate in South American and Antarctic waters long
after the end of the Second World War, in Europe. Some have said that the
boats spirited away such notables as Adolf Hitler and Martin Bormannn...
both of whom can be demonstrated to have died in Berlin at the end of the
war. the death... and physical remains of both men have been verified
beyond doubt, the latter with very recent DNA testing. Thus neither of
them escaped via U-boats to South America. The fact is, Wolfgang
Eisenmenger, a forensic science professor at Munich University, conducted
the DNA testing of Bormann's remains. He seems to have done the work for
the Frankfurt justice officials. He also had Bormann's dental, medical,
and fingerprint records. Bormann's children (or a distant family member,
details a bit fuzzy) provided the blood for the DNA match which was
proven conclusive, i.e. that the body was of Martin Bormann. The cause of
death was deemed to be self inflicted poisoning. Adolf Hitler, of course,
died in his bunker in Berlin, of poison... and a self inflicted gunshot.
Everyone has heard stories of vast amounts of gold or other valuables
being "smuggled" out of Germany in the last days of the war... secreted
away to South America... to support so-called "criminals" abroad. So far,
none of those stories has shown any sign of merit. If they were so, then
men such as Eichman would not have worked on the assembly line in a
Volkswagen plant. Meuller would not have run a chicken farm, and Mengele
would not have been dependent upon the generosity of his wealthy family.
There is a story floating around that this said U-boat commander worked
on some highly classified US National Secrets after the war, and that his
boat was operating in the far South... He was reported to have been a
commander of a VIIC or IXC U-boat in the Atlantic during the war, named
Otto Schneider. This theory is also easy to disprove... There simply was
no U-Boat commander by that name in the Kriegsmarine (German Navy). Only
two commanders with that last name saw service in the war; Herbert
Schneider who died while in command of U-522, and Manfred Schneider only
commander the small XXIII boat U-4706 for the last 3 months of the war,
and never left his home port. This story is just that, a story.
The fact is, Unidentified Flying Obkect researchers are well aware of
strange sightings of 'flying saucers' with swastikas or iron crosses
displayed on them. They are also well aware of 'aliens' speaking German,
and have also heard of abductees who have been taken to underground bases
with swastika emblems on the walls, or as in the case of one abductee...
Alex Christopher... who claims to have seen "Reptiloids" and Germans
working together aboard antigravity craft or within underground bases.
It has been, however, documented that over forty U-Boats are unaccounted
for, and that at least ten departed their ports, allegedly for South
America, in the final days of the war... It is a documented fact that
three of the boats did, in fact, arrive in Argentina... These were U-530,
U-977 and U-1238. U-530 and U-977 surrendered to the Argentine Navy at
Mar del Plata in early July and August, 1945... U-1238 was scuttled, by
her crew, in the waters of San Matias Gulf, off Northern Patagonia. There
is no reason to assume that at least seven other boats, as yet
"officially" unaccounted for, made the crossing to either Argentina or
Antarctica, completely submerged... and completely unnoticed by existing
"allied" technology of the time...
Why, then, would these men would make such a perilous crossing? It must
surely be seen as a act of either desperation or fanaticism, or both...
and such men as crewed U-Boats were neither. Nor, were the scientists and
military officers who were their passengers. The fact is, it would seem
that most of those who fled the ruin of Germany to the far South, were
scientists and engineers, and their dedication sprang from the project on
which they were working... To understand this dedication, it is necessary
to go back, before the outbreak of the Second World War, to an isolated
section of the Bavarian Alps, It was there, in the summer of 1938, that
an Unidentified Flying Object, crewed by a distinctly human, and Aryan
appearing race, made a forced landing, very similar to the one which was
to occur, some ten years later, in the desert, near Roswell, New Mexico,
in the United States. While the occupants of the two craft were
completely unrelated, the technology involved, seems to have been
strikingly similar. Also, the outcome of the recovery effort, undertaken
by Germany, just as a similar recovery effort was undertaken by the
United States, had strikingly different results.
The Bavarian crash of 1938, seems to have yielded an functioning, or
almost functioning and repairable (with the technology of the time) power
plant, and a nearly completely destroyed, or unrepairable airframe. The
Roswell crash resulted in exactly the opposite... a nearly intact
airframe and a ruined power plant. Because of this, the German research,
which was to follow, took a vastly different turn from that which was
undertaken in the United States, some ten years later... Germany needed
an airframe which was capable of supporting the "engine" (for lack of a
better term), while the United States would eventually need an "engine"
capable of giving maximum performance to the airframe.
This, of course, would explain the vast array of "experimental"
aircraft... of extremely "unique" design... to literally pour out of the
design bureaus of Messerschmidt, Foke Wulf, Fokker and a multitude of
smaller firms in the period between 1939 and 1945. The most notable, of
course, is the Sanger "Flying Wing" which was later copied by the United
States, and is, of course, the ancestor of today's "stealth" bomber and
fighter designs... notably, the B-2 Heavy Bomber.
It is also beyond doubt that both Unidentified Flying Object recoveries
are the initial impetus for the long standing and ongoing research in
"anti-gravity" propulsion seen in work of current aircraft manufacturers
such as Boeing and Lockheed in the United States, and PanAvia in Europe.
In any case, it seems to have been the work on "reverse engineering" the
downed Bavarian Unidentified Flying Object that was the catalyst for the
"exodous" to the South in the final days of the Second World War. Germany
was in ruins, and the research was viewed, by those conducting it, as
vital... vital enough to risk packing up all that they had and risking a
perilous submerged crossing of the Atlantic.. to an isolated experimental
and research base on a frozen continent... Granted, by modern
standards... even by the standards of the day... U-Boats were small and
cramped. They had very little cargo capacity. Still, a tiny fleet of
them... ten to twelve boats... could easily transport the essential
equipment, making several "runs", and serve to supply and, later
re-supply the Antarctic bastion of the research.
And... speculation exists, with much to support it, that at least one of
the boats in the valiant little fleet contained the biggest prize of
all... at least one living survivor of the 1938 crash... an
Extraterrestrial... a literal Human Being... not a "Grey"... born on a
distant planet. The best evidence indicates that there were several
survivors of the crash, and that they worked, and are most likely still
working, with the original German scientists and engineers, or their
descendants, in an effort to construct a viable "flying disc".
Is this what America feared? Is it a secret Antarctic facility where
these experiments and developments continued what Operation Highjump was
actually looking for? Is this secret, among others, the one that cost
James Forrestall his life? Did an unrecorded, three hour long meeting
with a group of German scientists and engineers and "Aryan"
Extraterrestrials in the frozen wastelands near the South Pole cost
Admiral Byrd his life? Is this the origin of the "warships of space",
that the Rosenberg's mentioned in the very shadow of the electric chair?
One thing is certain... The United States did not "invade" Antarctica, at
the end of a World War and the very beginning of a Cold War... using a
disproportionate share of it's diminishing fleet... for "exploration"
purposes. If they were looking for something, they surely knew what it
was they were looking for... and... a "scientific" expedition does not go
forth prepared for WAR^
About the Author:
James L. Choron is a journalist and writer living in Mamontovka, a suburb
of Moscow, Russia . Recently retired from the Eastman Kodak Company, he
has resided in the Russian Federation for over sixteen years where he is
owner and Chief Executive of JVProductions, a company dealing in motion
picture and television logistics and properties. He was born in Dallas,
Texas, in December, 1953, and raised in the small East Texas town of
Center, where his parents still reside. He is a graduate of Center High
School, and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas,
where he received a Bachelor's Degree in History, as well as a graduate
of Moscow State University with a Masters Degree and a PhD in the same
subject. Mr. Choron has been involved in Paranormal research for some
twenty-five years, and has published a number of articles on paranormal
encounters, and investigations.
You can also see articles, written by James Choron, on the "Shadowlands"
web site, ( http://theshadowlands.net/home1.htm ) as well as the
"International Ghost Hunters Society" Website, ( http://www.ghostweb.com/
), the "WinterSteel" website (http://www.wintersteel.com)  and many
others.
Dr. Choron conducts extensive research and has endeavored to search out
accuracies of all his writings.