Operation " Highjump " To Antarctica

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    That this actually happened is recorded history; but what happened, and why it happened at all, is the object of much speculation.
    What is known , is that in the late 1930's, the German Nazi's went to Antarctica, and apparently established some kind of an underground base there. Some researchers think that thouands of the Germans (men, women, and even children) were taken down there.
    In any case, after Admiral Richard Byrd had been to Antarctica and explored it somewhat, he came back with glowing reports of both coal and oil to be found there, and that there was enough to be a major supply of both fuels.
    However, when he went back, and went with a whole Naval expedition, he lost airplanes, and had other problems that were so serious that the whole mission was abandoned.

    Exactly what happened to cause the airplanes to disappear is not known for sure. Some speculation is that there were some kind of UFO's found down there, and possibly that they even attacked the expedition.
    Other possibilities include fights with the Germans that were down there.
    All in all, much is still not known about Antarctica, and the Operation Highjump expedition; but there are a lot of interesting theories and videos that speculate about that exactly happened, and why we were there in the first place.
    Shortly after that, the Antarctic Treaty was drawn up and signed by over 50 nations, preventing any further explorations in the area to try and extract any of the coal or oil that is known to be there.
    It is amazing that with all of the shortages of fuel that we have had in the years since then, that the treaty was never changed to allow commercial exploitation of the valuable fuels found there.

     
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    well that is interesting. Maybe the history channel will do something on it sometime. I have watched that series from time to time about finding Hitler. Since Hitler's remain's were never positively identified, there are some compelling theories he may have escaped to South America. Many of the former Nazi's did end up there. It would be really amazing if they ended up with conclusive evidence he did. Anartica seems a stretch, but the Germans got around apparently.
     
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    If I remember right, the Hollow Earth theory was from Admiral Byrd's expedition to the Arctic region, although I might be mistaken, and will look that part up to see what I can find. Just was listening to your video, and looked online, and I guess that what my mother remembers hearing in the news must have been one of the Antarctic missions after all.
    My mom listened to the expedition on the radio, and she said they had news from Admiral Byrd telling where he was at and what he was finding every day.
    As he got closer to the pole region, he started finding and reporting green branches in the water, and other signs of a warmer climate.
    She said that once he started to report that, the whole broadcast was discontinued, and the only updates they received were from news broadcasts, and not the ones from Admiral Byrd himself.
    My mom bought the Hollow Earth book when it first came out in the 60's (I think), and I remember reading it back then, too.
    I have had and lost several copies since that time; but the theory has always intrigued me a lot.

    Since most of what NASA releases as photographs are actually just paintings and composites, we really do not have anything that shows what the earth looks like from space.
    As an example, look at these two pictures of the earth.
    Not only is the coloring and green vegetation different; but look at how much larger the state of Florida looks in the picture on the right.
    The size of both pictures is the same, yet the North American continent is much larger on the second picture. Even taking into consideration that the view is just a little different, there are size anomalies that should not be there in two actual photos.
    Either Florida changed size, or the picture is not accurate.
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