5 Great Sci-Fi movies you may have missed

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Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Synopsis: In late 1990’s Los Angeles, Hannon Fuller (Armin Mueller-Stahl) is the owner of a multi-billion dollar computer enterprise and the inventor of a newly completed virtual reality simulation (VR) of 1937 Los Angeles…

Why you may have missed it: The title screams “horror flick” but it’s nothing of the sort. It’s actually great, stylish, expensive looking sci-fi. It also sported some of the best scenic CGI of its day and its aging very well.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtYdZkPmFoU

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Upside Down (2012)

Synopsis: Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach…

Why you may have missed it: Again, the title doesn’t do a lot for the movie unless you know what’s about. This is fantasy sci-fi, with some of the best visuals I’ve ever seen – and great acting by all involved.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtixqUXid9A

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Strange Days (1995)

Synopsis: A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.

Why you may have missed it: By its movie poster, I don’t get a clue as to what it’s about. A “strange” movie that builds around a neurological gadget, with a superb cast and a riveting story, written by James Cameron.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yaXPx6xWEQ

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Dark City (1998)

Synopsis: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Why you may have missed it: Trailer looks a tad weird. Dystopian in nature, with several memorable settings and a surprising ending. A young(er) Jennifer Connolly in a charming role.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt9HkO-cGGo

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Moon (2009)

Synopsis: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.

Why you may have missed it: Its movie poster seems evocative of the 1970s but doesn’t do a lot for this great solo movie. One of the best actors of his generation, Sam Rockwell, stars in a character-driven story on the moon surface. Some of the best FX until “Gravity”.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twuScTcDP_

Odd Birds

November 25, 2003. The sky is cloudless. It’s been like that all morning, allowing the Hudson River to show off its many shades of of deep greens and dark browns. An old barge moves slowly upriver. Perched on it like a sleek bird on a branch is a Concorde, the only supersonic airliner ever to go into service. The river’s dull surroundings bringing out the white aircraft’s silhouette even more, allowing it to be seen from miles away. Its destination is the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. Hundreds of New Yorkers and tourists lining the shores contemplate the unusual cargo.

With his nose pressed to a fence, Vincent hopes to see it one last time, before the jetliner reaches its resting place. He can’t shake the frustration of never having gotten around to taking a flight in one. The tickets cost an absurd amount, but he never thought they’d be retired in such a hurry after decades of flawless service. A single accident seemed a paltry justification for impoverishing the skies forever.

Gazing at the airliner in the distance, still a quarter-mile away, Vincent thinks, There’s something else to this picture. More than meets the eye. But what?

He looks around at the people next to him, wondering what their motivations could be. Some are little more than curious by- standers, but others look excited to be in the right place at the right time to see the historic event.

This isn’t a parade, guys. It’s the closest it gets to a funeral procession.

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“A tribute to classic Sci-Fi writers, their concepts and their expectations for the future.”

About Future Man

 

Today is “Future Day”

October 21st, 2015. The future is today. Another important date has arrived, much like Kubrick’s “2001” and “2010” had and “Space 1999” before that. Soon it’ll be Blade Runner’s “2019” turn.

Back of the Future II has anticipated interesting things for 2015, some of them, in some way, are now a reality. But there’s two of them that would surely be interesting to have today but are nowhere to be found: flying cars and hoverboards. There are approximations, sure, but – for example – the anti-gravity-like tech, as it’s portrayed in the film, we never even came close to developing it.

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But let’s be realistic: would “flying cars” have a place in our world? Probably not.

So who cares, right? Perhaps you should.

Please indulge me in a little parable of sorts. Let’s call it a honest attempt in showing you why we should all care.

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The young Mayan engineer and the wiser man of their times

There was once a young Mayan engineer who asked his elders: “Don’t you think we have enough pyramids? What about investing resources in exploring the huge mass of water that surrounds us? Shouldn’t we labor to find a way to navigate it and see what lies beyond it?”

The leading elder, the wiser man of their times, answered: “We’ve journeyed far enough. There’s nothing out there! Our resources will be put to better use in building a new pyramid, 10 feet higher than the last one.”

“Seriously? But it took us like a decade to build the last one!” The engineer said in dismay. “What will a pyramid that’s only 10 feet higher than the last one do for us?”

“It will bring us closer to the Gods!” The leading elder explained, raising his arms “We’ll be able to communicate with them a lot better!”

“But what if there’s another civilization out there, beyond the horizon?” The young engineer asked, “What if they come here and –“

“Silence!” the elder interrupted, “What evidence do you have of that?”

Unable to substantiate his claim, the young engineer gave up and returned to work.

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There’s no “hiding” from the future

The next day – or perhaps 500 years later – a small Mayan party, on their way to carry out their daily fishing duties, arrives at the beach and finds a huge unfamiliar object polluting a rather familiar setting. It looks like a boat but it’s nearly the size of a pyramid (a Spanish caravel / galleon). Soon they would find it carries people, not that different from them.

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Once the hostilities began, the Mayans also found out that these strangely dressed folk (the Spanish “conquistadores”) also brought along an animal they could mount (the horse and the stirrup). On top of this beast and making use of nothing more than a lance, a single foreign warrior could take out 15 of their bravest. This in a single run.

A few years later, the Mayan civilization was no more.

This wasn’t an isolated event. Many civilizations disappeared, seen their people killed or enslaved during the so-called “Age of Discovery”.

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What “tipped the scale”?

It’s easy to think that it was weapons and military technology that were responsible for this. But was it? The Mayan example above hasn’t been chosen at random. The guns in the Spanish ships couldn’t reach the Mayan cities. It was extremely difficult to advance in the jungle, let alone carry military equipment, such as cannons. The bulk of the Spanish victories were achieved with half-equipped “knights” charging Mayan warriors with long lances.

So, what tipped the scale? Was it the weapons or was it the ability to cross the “ocean-sea” and, once on land, the use of the horse and stirrup? In my humble opinion, Transportation technologies tipped the scale. Without them, there would be no “Conquistadores” and no “Age of Discovery”.

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Back to the Future: 2015

So it’s 2015 and there are no flying cars. If you add the fact that the Concorde’s (the supersonic airliner) retirement in 2003 made it impossible for the common folk to cross the Atlantic in under 3 hours – and so, for the first time ever in transportation history, distances have become longer – plus the fact that Apollo 17 remains the most recent manned flight beyond low Earth orbit – That was 1972 … this leads to one conclusion: Transportation technology has not ceased to evolve but it’s not taking us any further or any faster.

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History has showed us, more than once, just how important the development of transportation technologies can be in the long term survival of a civilization. And the extinction-level effects that may – will – arise from neglecting it.

Are we and everything we know at risk? What do you think?

Thank God, “Future Man” came along.

It’s not the novel. It’s the man. Meet Vincent De Marcos in “Future Man”.

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Future Man – A new novel explores the potential of the technological advances imagined in science fiction classics

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Are we forfeiting the future?

A new novel from author Bruno de Marques explores the potential of the technological advances imagined in science fiction classics

What happened to the future? We live in 2015 and yet we have little to show for it – no flying cars, no humanoid robots, no manned space exploration. When did those dreams die?

Future Man, the new novel from author Bruno de Marques, seeks to revive that once-promising vision of the future. The tightly wound plot follows Vincent, an average, middle-aged man from Delaware, who is disillusioned by the unfulfilled promises of the science fiction of his youth.

Determined to usher in a new era of technological advances, Vincent searches the world for scientists who can help turn his vision to reality. What follows is an adventurous journey across the globe – and the Cosmos – as Vincent seeks to develop the technology that will create more interesting and fulfilling lives for people all over the world.

Source: excerpt from the novel’s US Press release

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Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man as “Highly imaginative” … “Action packed book” … “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.”

“A tribute to classic Sci-Fi writers, their concepts and their expectations for the future.”

About Future Man

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Availability

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Russian documentary on the possibility of a III Reich base in Antarctica

Presenting a Russian documentary on the possibility of a III Reich base in Antarctica and the German Nazi regime’s interest in the occult.

It’s nearly 44 minutes long, granted there are minor issues with a couple of pictures in it but it goes to show how widespread this hypothesis actually is. It should prove especially interesting to those who are beginning to get acquainted with the notion.

It mentions the German Expedition to Antarctica in 1939 and Operation High Jump in 1946, both subjects of previous posts.

This is the only place where you’ll find the actual documents and reports that substantiate these claims.

For your consideration.

“If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America.” Stephen Hawking 25-09-2015

If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach. To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.” Stephen Hawking 25-09-2015

Full article: http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/09/25/inenglish/1443171082_956639.html

That’s exactly what our previous post The Next Great World War advocates.

The future has finally arrived.

The wait is over. Future Man has arrived.

Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man as a “Highly imaginative” and “Action packed book”, adding “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.”

Get it from Amazon

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In this adventure epic, with sci-fi archetypes at its center, Vincent De Marcos learns of the existence of a forgotten Jewish community composed of elite, scientific thinkers that have been hiding in Antarctica since World War II.

Disappointed at the reality of the “future”—the 21st century is nothing like classic sci-fi writers had foreseen—and fed up with the world around him, Vincent decides to go searching for the community despite the overwhelming odds.

If he finds it, he’ll have to decide whether or not the scientists can be trusted to help the world live up to its promise in “Future Man”.

“Will Vincent be able to successfully export such technology to the world at large or will such an attempt merely end in a disaster for him, as well as humanity?” (Kirkus Reviews)

Analysis | German Expedition to Antarctica 1938/39 – Part 2

In the four previous posts of this series, we have established that there’s a reasonable chance that there was – and may still be – a III Reich facility of some kind in Antarctica. Either energy or research related. But WHERE could it be?

BOOK ANALYSIS / “Die Deutsche Antarktische expedition 1938/39 – Volume II: Erster Band | Bilder | Und Kartenteil”, by Alfred Ritscher

Introduction

In this last post of the series III Reich in Antarctica: The key to unlocking ‘the Future’?, we’re going to formulate a hypothesis as to where the III Reich facility may be. The sort you see in movies and books that could justify a full-fledged expedition by an interested party.

Disclaimer Before you read any further, bear in mind that Antarctica is probably the most dangerous region in the world. So dangerous that even your own sweat can kill you. As you’ve seen, even military expeditions had to retreat in a hurry duo to harsh climate changes – and they went in during the Austral Summer, the supposedly “milder” season. Not to mention that if, in fact, you were to find a III Reich base there, there’s no reason to believe they’d be “friendly”. Quite the contrary. For these and several other reasons, I do not recommend individuals, even with Artic or Antarctic experience, to embark in such an endeavor by themselves. I hereby decline any responsibility in such actions. Proceed at your own risk.

“X” doesn’t mark the spot

Does the “X marks the spot”? Unfortunately, no. But, quoting Indiana Jones, it hardly ever does. Still, you’ll surely notice that this will be a very short post, when compared to previous ones and that is because, well how can I put it? – There’s not a lot to say.

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About this book

There’s a few things you should know about this book:

  • This second book (or “volume II”) is actually some sort of “Images and Maps” appendix for the main volume, addressed and analyzed in the second post of this series.
  • It has come to my attention that the US Government might not know of the existence of this “volume II” or appendix.
  • It would be easy to mistake the appendix for the main book as the cover is nearly identical, both with the Schwabenland (the ship) in the background, expect for the footer (Fig. 1 and 1.a. below) Still, this book is a lot slimmer than volume I.

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  • Rainer Daehnhardt bought the two books at an auction, in the 1990s. The auction was for items ceased by the III Reich during WW2, that once belonged to Jewish families, but to which the original owners could not be located. The proceedings from the auction would go to a Jewish organization helping victims from the holocaust.

Additionally, Rainer also told me that:

  1. He had been looking for these books for decades and never expected to find them in such an auction;
  2. Unexpectedly, he had to bid and pay a small fortune to get the two books;
  3. Before shipping the books, the auction house tried to void the sale, saying that the items had vanished and willing to return more money than he had paid – But Rainer insisted, “pulled some strings” and, eventually, finally got them. Why all this trouble? “Speculation time” anyone?

The Azores

The Azores were one of the most important ports of call to the German expedition to Antarctica in 1938 (the main book showed plenty of evidence, although I’m not sure I’ve shown pictures of it as it’s not very relevant. Still …). There’re many stories regarding secret operations in Azores by the III Reich during and after WW2, involving submarines, underwater bases and even German “UFO” sightings – most of these even got published in local newspapers. And then there’s the permanent American base there. “Base das Lajes” it’s called. A story of in-and-out black suits and underwater explosions at sea is popular among the personnel stationed there. Some like to link that event to the demolition of an abandoned III Reich submarine base. A few boats got to approach the blast site and found floating debris, described as very light metal (probably aluminum). Huge chunks of it could be lifted up easily by a single person.

There’s also an odd story about ancient Jewish scrolls found hidden in a beach cave in Azores. This one story is actually true – Rainer got to examine a sample of these scrolls – But how did they get there? The local Jewish community couldn’t explain their existence or why they were hidden in a beach cave.

Speculation time: The “Nazis in Antartica” lore

Those who follow the “Nazis in Antarctica” lore – those who did not need these posts and the evidence they contain to believe in the existence of a III Reich facility in Antarctica – will surely be aware of the rumors that:

  • In November 1944, the III Reich research base in Antarctica severed all bonds with Nazi Germany;
  • The reason why German submarines started “popping up” pretty much everywhere in 1945 was because they were serviced and refueled but denied entrance in Neu-Schwabenland (the German “state” in Antarctica);
  • The reason why part of the German surface fleet and several U-boats never turned up was because there was a confrontation over the latter;
  • The reason Wernher von Braun – the scientist whose research and oversight would put mankind on the moon 24 years later – stayed behind and did not board the submarines headed to Antarctica was because he had broken his arm and would have trouble moving around the submarine and probably wouldn’t survive the trip and/or the cold. And – get this – because he was a “lesser mind” and was not worth the hassle.

To ludicrous to believe, huh? Here are some pictures of Von Braun and part of his rocket team when they turned themselves over to the Americans in Reutte, Austria on 3 May 1945.

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Back to analyzing the book: German Expedition to Antarctica, “volume II” (or the “Images and Maps” appendix from Volume I)

Would you believe if I was to say that you would not need to know a word of German to reasonably formulate a hypothesis where the German base in Antarctica could be? It looks like something out of a movie, right? But it’s the truth.

Answer: what would be your conclusion if:

  • In the only recorded German expedition to Antarctica, that took place in 1939, the same year WW2 started
  • Where the German claimed an area of more than 250,000 km2 which they named Neu-Schwabenland
  • In the “Images and Maps” appendix of the expedition logs …
  • There was a recurring region that kept coming up, in the form of maps and pictures? (Fig. 3 to 7)

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It’s called the Wohlthat Massiv, about 80 miles inland.

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Do you want to know what it looks like, if you were standing right next to it? Here it is:

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What if …

  • Disappointed at the reality of the “future”—the 21st century is nothing like classic sci-fi writers had foreseen—and fed up with the world around him, someone decides to go there?
  • Against all odds, he finds a forgotten Jewish community composed of elite, scientific thinkers?
  • Knowing that a handful of the so-called “lesser minds” in the German III Reich were responsible for putting us on the moon, what awe-inspiring wonders could be accomplished with most of its “greatest minds”?

What do you think would happen?

Something wonderful,

 Future Man.

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_ About the information in Future Man_

What you’ve seen in this 5-post series is evidence based in documents that have been, at some point, declassified. You probably noticed the wooden floor over which these pictures were taken. It’s the floor of an embassy’s library. There were many other documents, to which I wasn’t aloud to take pictures – for my own safety – but from which, at the time, I took extensive notes. Namely interviews to captured German Scientists and reports about their lives during the 40s, up until the 70s. Surprisingly enough, some of them are Jewish or half-Jewish (mostly), revealing the technology being developed at the time. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire”. Let’s leave it at that.

In a few weeks, an “extra” post will come out for this series. It will show, beyond the shadow of doubt, the kind of tech research the “brightest minds” of the III Reich were up to – no speculation – an actual myth-shattering document.

Since most of this information remains classified to this day, although romanticized in Future Man, there’s truth behind every claim, behind every aspect of their technology.

After reviewing the existing material extensively, I strongly believe that whatever is left in Antarctica is not a “Nazi base” but rather a scientific research facility. When you check the origins of those who might be involved, it’s very easy to reach the conclusion – or, at least, formulate an hypothesis – that its members (today) would be Jewish and half-Jewish scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, astronomers ... and their families.

Future Man is what I expected to find there, what I hoped to find, had I gone to Antarctica in the late 1990s/early 2000s – an idea I entertained for at least 5 years, before getting married. Although slightly better than winning the lottery, the odds of actually finding anything would be slim and, let’s face it: it’s a one way ticket.

But “history” only accounts for about a quarter of Future Man. This novel is about a man’s struggle, Vincent De Marcos, in bringing the “Future” – as it was once envisioned by 20th century classic sci-fi authors – to fruition. A future, he believes, where everybody would have a chance at a different kind of life.

Are you ready for Future Man?

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Previous posts on the subject:

Thank you.

Bruno De Marques

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Analysis | Operation Argus, nuclear weapons tests 1958

REPORT ANALYSIS / “Operation Argus” – US atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, 1958. Nuclear test personnel review, 1982” by the Defense Nuclear Agency as Executive Agency for the Department of Defense.

Introduction

The reason why Operation Argus is under discussion here is due to the hypothesis we’ve been persuing that:

  • There was some sort of facility from the III Reich left in Antarctica after WW2
  • Operation Highjump was launched by the US to investigate that claim
  • There was a confrontation with an unknown force during operation Highjump and, possibly, during follow-up operations in the region

Also that Operation Argus here – allegedly, a series of US atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, in 1958 – was the best way the allies could find to neutralize such a threat from a distance, in a swiftly and decisively fashion.

More information on this in previous posts (links on the bottom). All the documents and figures are gathered in the bottom, along with aditional pages

Here, today, we’re going to check out a classified “Operation Argus” report and take a brief look at the treaty that would regulate nuclear tests in Antarctica.

Operation Argus

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Argus was a series of United States nuclear weapons tests and missile tests secretly conducted during August and September 1958 over the South Atlantic Ocean. It consisted of three very high altitude test shots – three modified X-17A missiles armed with 1.7 kt W-25 nuclear warheads (below) to investigate the effects of nuclear explosions outside the atmosphere (bursts between 120 and 300 miles).

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In particular, how the charged particles and radioactive isotopes released would interact with the Earth’s magnetic field, which could potentially interfere with radar tracking, communications, and the electronics of satellites and ballistic missiles (Fig. 6.b. e 6.c.)

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Interesting facts in Operation Argus

  • It was (again) “the greatest scientific experiment ever conducted” Fig. 6.b. (above – a direct quote from the New York Times). Organization diagram (Fig. 7.l. – bottom). 9 ships and 4,500 men (Fig. 2.b., 7.i. e 7.j. – bottom):

– Aircraft carrier USS Tarawa (CV-40)

– Destroyer USS Bearss (DD-654)

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– Destroyer USS Warrington (DD-843)

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– Destroyer USS Courtney (DE-1021)

– Destroyer USS Hammerberg (DE-1015)

– Tanker/oiler USS Neosho (AO-143)

– Tanker/oiler USS Salamonie (AO-26)

Guided missile ship USS Norton Sound (AVM-1) – below

– Seaplane-tender USS Albemarle (AV-5)

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  • Operation Argus was the only clandestine test series in the 17-year history of atmospheric testing (Fig. 6.a.)

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  • Between 1945 and 1962, Operation Argus was the only atmospheric nuclear weapon test in the South Atlantic (Fig.2.a.). There were 235 tests during this period.

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  • The first shipboard launch of ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead (Fig. 6.a. and 14)

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  • 3 missiles with nuclear warheads were launched (2.b.) plus another 4 with telemetry heads (fig. 7.l.)

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  • Approved by US president Dwight D. Eisenhower (Fig. 7.a.), the operation and tests were suggested by Nicholas Christofilos (6.b.), an American raised in Greece, a former elevator repairman in WW2 who studied physics in his spare time (source: Wikipedia and other specialized sites – not this report)

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  • Although “expected (nuclear) fallout was not a consideration for the high burst altitudes“ (Fig. 7.r.), Task Force 88”, created specifically for this operation showed higher-than-normal number of leukemia claims (Fig.2.a.), more than the troops who had been exposed – within 6 miles – of low yield nuclear bombs on the ground.

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So, basically, what this report’s saying is that:

  • US president Dwight D. Eisenhower has approved Argus, a huge operation apparently meant (almost) exclusively to test the theories of a former elevator repairman who studied physics in his spare time
  • In 235 tests between 1945 and 1962, Argus was the only one to take place in the South Atlantic and the only to be kept secret in 17 years
  • An “atmospheric experiment” that involved an unparalleled combination of means at the time (9 ships and 4,500 men) and involved the first shipboard launch of ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead
  • The missiles were detonated between 120 and 300 miles up in the air (actually, in space) – still, military personal on the ships developed the same illness, leukemia, as soldiers that were only within 6 miles of low yield nuclear bomb testing on the ground did.

That makes a lot of sense.

According to the charts (Fig. 7.p. and 9.), the operation took place between 1,400 and 2,200 miles north of the Dronning Maud Land coast – the German III Reich territory in Antarctica – and involved shooting nuclear ballistic missiles “straight up” and, apparently, for rather murky reasons. The Mach-13-capable missiles could easily make the distance. And, accepting the official scenario, people aboard getting contaminated by nuclear fallout is utterly inexplicable. Unless Task Force 88 was much closer than they care to admit.

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But okay. Let’s move on.

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BRIEF TREATY ANALYSIS / “The Antarctic Treaty” – Signed at Washington December 1, 1959

In December 1st, 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed in Washington by the twelve countries. It entered into force in 1961 (Fig. 11 – below).

Article 1 of the Antarctic Treaty reads “Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes only. There shall be prohibited, inter alia, any measures of a military nature, such as the establishment of military bases and fortifications, the carrying out of military maneuvers, as well as the testing of any type of weapons.”

By “weapons”, it means “nuclear weapons”. This is a fact and, therefore, not under discussion here.

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This is funny. Let me ask you a question:

Do you think that there would be a law preventing, say, whale hunting in the South Atlantic, if no one had never hunted whales in that region? Or that metal-detectors would’ve been installed in airports (and schools) if there was never some kind of incident that would legitimate such measures, such laws? I don’t know about you but I’ve never seen it happen. Not once.

Well, this is what’s happening here: The Antarctic Treaty’s first order of business is forbidding something THAT NEVER HAPPENED. “There have never been any nuclear tests conducted over or near the Antarctica”, says a letter from the British Antarctic Survey, confirming this fact (Fig. 13 – below).

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Why would the Treaty mention something specifically, when it never happened? Not even once? That’s easy: BECAUSE IT HAPPENED. I would add that it didn’t happen only once or twice. To be the nº1 topic of a Treaty, it happened often. So often, in fact, that got everyone worried. That’s when laws and treaties emerge. The Antartic Treaty basicaly and euphemistically says “No more nuclear tests in Antarctica.”

Can you guess which are the only nuclear weapons tests that have been acknowledged by a nation in the region? You’ve guessed it! Operation Argus, by the US. But how can that be? Operation Argus didn’t take place in Antarctica. It involved shooting nuclear ballistic missiles “straight up” into space, in the South Atlantic, 1.400 miles away from the alleged III Reich base location. The fact the people aboard the ships developed nuclear fallout illnesses is, apparently, irrelevant.

Speculating time

There are several intriguing facts about Argus. It should be pretty obvious by now that there’s a chance that this operation’s goal was to bomb the region where, supposedly, a III-Reich facility existed. A last resort measure when conventional military approaches had failed in the past, like operation Highjump. The fact that military personnel from Task Force 88 developed  nuclear-burst-close-proximity illnesses, could be an indication that they weren’t exactly where the report says they were. One can only speculate that these people could be on the ground, waiting for the nuclear bursts, to then verify that the target had been destroyed.

The letters

As part of his research, Rainer Daehnhardt sent letters to both the US and British Governments, asking about nuclears tests in the Antarctica or its vicinity. While the US government’s answer to his letter (Fig. 12) would be “Operation Argus”, the British government forward Rainer’s request to the British Antarctic Survey, that categorically denied nuclear tests in the region or its vicinity (Fig. 13).

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This is interesting, not only because of this discrepancy, but also because of the apparent need to not disclose information regarding this issue. As mentioned in my previous Cover Up post, this could mean that there’re ongoing operations in the same context or in the same theatre and disclosing information about past operations – even as old as this one – at this time, might compromise them in some way.

This could mean the “Allies” are still looking for them. To this day.

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Coming next

10-Sep: “The ‘X’ never marks the spot.”

  • Die Deutsche Antarktische expedition 1938/39 – Volume II: Erster Band | Bilder | Und Kartenteil”, by Alfred Ritscher. Book analysis, relevant pages and contextualization.
  • Final conclusions

Previous posts on the subject:

Thank you.

Bruno De Marques

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