Atlantis. Lemuria. Mu. Eden.
These famous names always bring to mind fantastic images of sprawling,
idealized civilizations and idyllic, utopian climes. But did they exist? The
established archeological community would be quick to respond with an emphatic
no. But more and more experts are coming forward now—in addition to those who
have been fighting to make their voices heard for decades—declaring that, yes,
these places did in fact exist in some form.
The world is forever and always
changing. Ocean levels have risen and fallen innumerable times over the
millennia. We are just now realizing how even a seemingly miniscule change in
sea level can completely alter the way we live. So why is it so difficult to
believe that there once existed vast and glorious cultures that, along with
their knowledge and histories, were lost to the sands of time or the depthless
waters of a Great Flood? Most people cite a lack of any tangible evidence to
support this idea, but what they don’t know (or refuse to know) is that there is evidence.
Exposed, Uncovered and Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past delves into many questions
concerning these lost civilizations, including their sometimes gigantic and
otherworldly inhabitants, their possible contact with advanced beings and
aliens, their religions, and other lost knowledge of a past we all share.
With no past, we can have no
future. There is more to history if you know how to look at it and where to
Area 51, Hangar 18,
Montauk, and the Dulce Base: these are just a handful of the many and varied
select, highly-classified installations about which the governments of the
United States, Australia, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere
prefer we, the general public, remain steadfastly ignorant. And those same
governments have extremely good reasons for wishing us to remain in the dark.
It is at these very
same secret facilities that, for decades, clandestine research is said to have
been undertaken into lethal viruses, genetic manipulation, crashed UFOs and
deceased alien entities, biological-warfare, mind-control experimentation,
futuristic aircraft and spacecraft, teleportation, weather-modification,
invisibility, time-travel, and much, much more of a conspiratorial and cosmic
deep under the oceans, far below the ground, or within the heart of hidden,
remote desert locales, these and many other super-secret places are guarded
with a paranoid zeal by those in power who wish to keep their secrets buried
and locked far away from prying-eyes. Sometimes, however, the huge, steel,
near-impenetrable vault-like doors that help to hide the shocking truths open
wide – or are forced open - and the shocking secrets within are revealed…
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The idea that one
of the world's most famous monsters - Bigfoot - might be tied to the domain of
secret bases and deep and dark conspiracy sounds absurd. Isn’t such a scenario
just too outlandish to warrant even a solitary comment? Not everyone thinks so.
One of those who offered commentary on such matters was the late Gabe Valdez, a
former New Mexico State Police officer who spent a great deal of time digging
into rumors that there existed deep below the New Mexican town of Dulce, a
huge, alien-controlled installation.
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As far as Bigfoot
is concerned, Valdez uncovered information that led him to believe many New
Mexico-based Bigfoot sightings were actually the work of a covert arm of the
U.S. Government possessing the ability to create hologram-style imagery of the
hairy man-beasts. The purpose: to scare and deter people from getting too close
to some of its secret underground installations.
To hear such a theory
coming out of the mouth of a respected police-officer, who had been consulted
by none other than the FBI on matters of a cattle-mutilation nature at Dulce in
the mid-to-late 1970s, is as deeply fascinating as it is truly unusual, and
probably overwhelmingly unique.
Fort Knox Secrets
The saga of the
U.S. Army’s Operation Klondike is a highly strange one. It’s one that has its
beginnings in the Second World War, has a major connection to a secure location
famous for its truly huge gold-reserves, is linked to a priceless ancient
treasure, and even has a tie-in with UFOs. It’s a weird story that has at its
core the Holy Crown of Hungary, or as it is more famously referred: the Crown
of Saint Stephen, the coronation crown used by the Kingdom of Hungary, and which
is believed to have been fashioned at some point during the 1100s.
The crown has a
remarkable history, to say the very least, having been stolen and recovered on
countless occasions, the most recent example of which occurred when Lajos
Kossuth, the Regent-President of Hungary, fled the country with the crown
in-tow – as a result of the collapse of the Hungarian revolution of 1848 - and
summarily buried it in a forested area of Dracula’s home-country of
Transylvania! Fortunately, by 1853, the crown had been successfully recovered
and was returned to Buda Castle, Budapest, from where Kossuth had originally
pilfered it. But, the adventures of the crown were far from over: it was
eventually destined to travel overseas, no less.
As the Second World
War came to a crashing end, for Hitler and Co., at least, and as the Russians
were publicly demonstrating their strength all across Hungary, the crown was
secretly handed over to elements of the U.S. 86th Infantry Division – to ensure
it stayed firmly out of the hands of the high-ups within the Kremlin.
As a consequence, a
secure, heavily-guarded location was chosen to house the priceless, legendary
item: the Kentucky-based Fort Knox, the United States’ Bullion Depository,
which holds approximately two-and-half percent of all the gold known to have
been refined throughout the entirety of human history.
The crown remained
there until January 6, 1978, after which date it was returned to the people of
Hungary, with a wealth of fanfare and gratitude to the United States, and
then-President Jimmy Carter, for ensuring that the Soviets never did succeed in
getting their eager claws into the legendary crown.
This would be just
another story of political intrigue, were it not for one very strange, and
previously secret fact: according to a collection of State Department memoranda
of 1956 and 1957, at one point in the 1950s – and as a specific means to ensure
that the true and sensitive nature of what they were guarding remained a very
murky and questionable issue - the soldiers at Fort Knox were first told that
the crate containing the crown actually held both the wings and engine of a
Vampires and Secret Bases
Puerto Rico, or to
give it its correct title, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is what is known as
an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the Caribbean Sea.
And according to some, it may very well be the one place – possibly more than
any other on the planet - that is home to not just one secret base, but to an
overwhelming plethora of classified locations, certainly of a governmental
nature, and maybe even of an alien nature, too.
Over the course of
the last twenty-years or so, the people of Puerto Rico have been swamped by a
multitude of UFO encounters, sightings of strange and unearthly-looking craft
surfacing from both mountainous, cavernous lairs and undersea installations,
and run-ins with strange, vampire-style creatures that one might accurately
describe as the distinctly evil-twin to Steven Spielberg’s benign E.T. Its name
is the Chupacabra.
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On one of my
several expeditions to Puerto Rico, a number of residents suggested it would be
a very good idea for me to focus my attention upon the links between the beast
and a former U.S. Naval base called Roosevelt Roads, located in the town of
Ceiba, but which is today the José Aponte de la Torre Airport.
As far back as
1944, when the base was inaugurated, it was rightly perceived as being a place
of prime, strategic importance – and particularly so if the island became the
site of hostilities with unfriendly nations. And by 1957, Roosevelt Roads had
been officially designated as a Naval-Station.
To demonstrate its
importance from a military perspective, the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command
(USNAVSO), had its base of operations at Roosevelt Roads. In January 2004,
however, the Navy elected to relocate USNAVSO to Naval Station Mayport,
Florida. When the Navy finally moved out of the base – specifically, on March
31, 2004 – it was seen as a victory for those on the island seeking
independence. But: what about the link between Roosevelt Roads and the
According to the
stories, which were coming from all across Puerto Rico, a number of captured,
and very vicious, Chupacabra had supposedly been briefly held within a secure,
secret facility at Roosevelt Roads at some point in the early-1990s, before
being secretly shipped to the States – probably to Area 51, or to some similar
desert locale. And that, in various incarnations and to varying degrees, this
was the story told to me by numerous individuals on the island only makes it
even more intriguing.
The 2012 Bunkers
For a number of
years, dark rumors have circulated to the effect that government agencies – all
around the world – are secretly working to build or revamp huge, underground
realms to house senior, elite elements of the establishment who are aware that
a worldwide, planetary upheaval will cause massive devastation on December 21,
2012, as gloomily predicted, many assert, centuries ago by the Mayans.
Sounds too bizarre
to be true? Or might those same paranoia-filled and conspiracy-saturated souls
actually be correct? Let’s take a look at what we know, what we think we know,
and what they may not be telling us, or preparing us for.
Some say that
Russia is pulling out all the stops to complete the construction of a multitude
of underground survival facilities before 2012 hits us, particularly so in some
of the more hard-to-access, remote areas of the land. Two such bases are buried
deep within the Yamantau and Kosvinsky Mountains in the Urals. And, make no
mistake: the installations are very real ones.
construction at both sites was confirmed in the late-1970s by National
Reconnaissance Office-controlled spy-satellites. Today, matters have progressed
significantly, and data recently collected by further U.S. satellites suggests
additional expansion of both places in the last few years has been widespread
The Kosvinsky site,
for example, is now protected by around 1,000-feet of granite. It is a
self-contained hub capable – rumor has it - of comfortably housing in excess of
50,000 individuals. As for the Yamantau base, well, one U.S. intelligence
source has suggested, it is equal the size of the Washington area within the
Then there is
Kapustin Yar, a secret Russian site dedicated to the research, development and
deployment of rocket-based technologies, which, having been established in 1946
is located in Astrakhan Oblast, between Volgograd and Astrakhan. Rumors coming
out of Russia and via data collected from NRO spy-satellites, points towards
continued massive, underground digging and construction at Kapustin Yar. Why?
To further advance Russian rocket research? Or in which to hide out when the
People once sang:
“The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” Maybe, today, it’s the turn
of the Russians to sing another song: “2012 is coming! 2012 is coming!”
all of the above represents just the merest fraction of what is secretly going
on around us and below us at a multitude of worldwide, classified installations
to which only a select few are deemed worthy of entry. The words “Keep Out!”
have never been as ominous as they are today…
Keep Out! Top Secret Places Governments Don't Want You to Know About
will be in stores the end of this month.
Nick Redfern works full-time as an author, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of subjects including Bigfoot, UFOs and paranormal phenomena.
Redfern is a regular contributor to UFO Magazine, Fate, and Fortean Times. He has appeared on many television shows, including History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and the National Geographic Channel's Paranatural; and the SyFy Channel's Proof Positive.