Most Mysterious Government Facilities in the US

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HAARP – Playing God with the Ionsphere
A surviving remnant of Reagan’s “Star Wars” initiative, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Gakona, Alaska is one of the more controversial and mysterious military projects in recent history. The official objectives of this Air Force/Navy lovechild is to shoot high frequency beams through the ionosphere for scientific research purposes (meaning there are no military applications).

However, a litany of conspiracy theories, as well as some actual solid evidence, suggest more is going on there than mere adult science fair projects. Fringe theories range from the facility being used to test electromagnetic “mind control” signals to it being the homebase of geoengineering and weather modifying technology. Others claim they are working on holographic technology that can be used to beam images into the sky. A rash of mysterious humming and booming sounds in the region have also been attributed to HAARP activity.

All that can be said for certain about HAARP is that there is some very strange “research” going on there that is directly applicable to defense systems, which falls under the category of “military,” which HAARP denies it’s a part of. Last year, reports began to surface that HAARP was being shut down. Others claimed HAARP as we know it has always been a front for the real facility, which is located in Poker Flats, North of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Chemical Warfare Testing at The Dugway Proving Grounds
The Dugway Proving Grounds in Tooele, Utah is a testing facility for military hardware. It is the size of Rhode Island, and there’s every indication that anything you can imagine going on in Area 51 goes on here. Initiated within two months of Pearl Harbor, there have been 60 years of reports suggesting this is the home of next-generation weapons systems, secret aircraft, particle beams, chemical and biological weapons and much more.

Perhaps the most salient feature of this site is the 48,000-square-foot Reginald Kendall Combined Chemical Test Facility, where chemical warfare detection devices and protective clothing are tested – on what or whom, we don’t know.

Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Home of NORAD
The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is a hollowed out mountain in Colorado Springs that keeps track of everything in outer space and all planes in the North American airspace. Yes, this is the home of NORAD. Monolithic backlit screens provide a constant stream of information, including the 24/7 whereabouts of the President and Vice President.

In the event of a nuclear war, 800 personnel could survive in the Cheyenne Mountain Complex for 30 days completely cut off from the outside world. Twenty five-ton blast doors and over 1,319 thousand pound springs remain anchored within 1,700 feet of granite.

Raven Rock – Site R – WWIII Hideaway
The Raven Rock Alternate Command Center, or “Site R,” is the location from which U.S. forces would be commanded in the event of World War III or a nuclear war. Like Cheyenne, it is designed to be self-sufficient for 30 days after a nuclear attack.

There are some reports that a 6 mile tunnel connects it to Camp David. It is also worth noting that cell phones and GPS devices do not work near Site R, which suggests there is a blocking mechanism in use to prevent people from coordinating or communicating in the vicinity.

Area 51
Area 51 is simultaneously one of the most cliched and most enigmatic subjects in American popular culture and has been since the Roswell incidents in the late forties. It begs the question: how could so little be known about something that is talked about so much? And the even more haunting question: if our government was secretly creating an atomic bomb in an underground city (the Manhattan Project) over 50 years ago, what epic deviousness could they be up to today?

Whether it’s in Area 51 itself or a different military installation, such as the nebulous Dulce base, it’s almost a certainty that the U.S. government is engaged in some high-level covert technological experiments. Therefore, when I say Area 51, I mean wherever the hell they’re doing whatever the hell they’re doing it.

Ostensibly, this includes any of the following: alien experimentation, reverse engineering of alien spaceships recovered from Roswell, alien interbreeding, quantum teleportation, advanced artificial intelligence, high tech propulsion systems, time travel. The most recent theory supposes that whatever was taken to Area 51 from Roswell actually concerned a failed Soviet experiment.

Mount Weather and the Underground Continuity of Government
Mount Weather is another “above top secret” military base that is cocooned within a hollowed out mountain, this time in Berryville, Virginia. There was a time when this facility was the biggest secret since the Manhattan Project. Like many other top secret military bases, Mount Weather is tasked with protecting military elite in the event of a major disaster. This one is perhaps the ultimate bomb shelter. During the September 11, 2001 attacks, many high level officials, including Vice President Cheney, took refuge here.

In addition to its numerous living quarters and recreational facilities, Mount Weather also has a crematorium and a radio and television station.

It has long been rumored that this military base hosts officials and commanders from an alternate chain of command, a parallel government so to speak, that would take over in the unlikely event that the entire presidential line of command is killed or turned into zombies.

Bohemian Grove
Every July, some of the richest and most powerful men in the world gather at a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif., for two weeks of heavy drinking, super-secret talks, druid worship (the group insists they are simply “revering the Redwoods”), and other rituals.

Their purpose: to escape the “frontier culture,” or uncivilized interests, of common men.

The people that gather at Bohemian Grove — who have included prominent business leaders, former U.S. presidents, musicians, and oil barons — are told that “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here,” meaning business deals are to be left outside. One exception was in 1942, when a planning for the Manhattan Project took place at the grove, leading to the creation of the atom bomb.

A spokesperson for Bohemian Grove say the people that gather there “share a passion for the outdoors, music, and theater.”

The club is so hush-hush that little can be definitively said about it, but much of what we know today is from those who have infiltrated the camp, including Texas-based filmmaker Alex Jones. In 2000, Jones and his cameraman entered the camp with a hidden camera and were able to film a Bohemian Grove ceremony, Cremation of the Care. During the ceremony, members wear costumes and cremate a coffin effigy called “Care” before a 40-foot-owl, in deference to the surrounding Redwood trees.

Bohemian Grove’s spokesperson calls the ceremony “a traditional musical drama celebrating nature and summertime.” The spokesperson also said that while Jones’ comments are inaccurate, the footage is real.

Pyramid on the Prairie
According to various people on the Internet, the Pyramid on the Prairie was built by the Illuminati. It was modeled on an ancient Mayan burial temple. The government ran top-secret human experiments inside it. It was the property of a pacifist religious sect who bought it for a large sum of money.
Only the last is true and not completely. The Pyramid is part of the Stanley R Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, a long decommissioned military base in the middle of practically nowhere. Once armed with dozens of nuclear warheads, it’s been sitting abandoned for 40 years, now a place of interest mainly to Cold War tourists, urban explorers and conspiracy theorists.

If tensions between the U.S. and Russia had continued to escalate in the 1970s, fifteen of these uncanny structures would have dotted the country, forming the largest defensive nuclear complex in the world. But thanks to the SALT Treaty between the U.S. and Russia, Safeguard would turn out to be the only one ever completed.

A forgotten relic of the nuclear arms race might seem just a strange curio from the distant past. But the threat posed by nuclear arms never truly went away, not even in the wake of non-proliferation. In 2016, presidential nominee Donald Trump is talking about deploying nuclear weapons, advocating for countries including Japan and South Korea to be armed, and hinting that the U.S. might drop nukes on ISIS strongholds.

Forget the past, as it goes, and we are condemned to repeat it.

Nekoma is in Cavalier County (population: 3896) in the heart of North Dakota’s lush farmlands. A quiet, agrarian community with harsh winters and brutally hot summers prone to tornados, not a whole lot out of the ordinary happened there until April of 1970. That’s when the U.S. government decided it was the best place from which to defend America from Russian nuclear attack.