[dropcap]Admiral[/dropcap] Richard E. Byrd was a colorful if not elusive figure when it came to his merits as not only an Antarctic explorer, but a high ranking US naval officer who participated in some highly classified maneuvers on the world’s ocean waters. Having been instrumental in raising awareness over the need for the US Navy to send a task force to the South Pole, Admiral Byrd was able to get Admiral Nimitz’s support for funding from the government as well as the allocation of a sizable force in order to assume command of such a mission. In all this, Admiral Byrd also steps into the shrouded veil of darkened territory we know as the UFO mystery when events surrounding him became highly questionable and indicative of human conflict with a hostile alien force in the furthest reaches of the frigid extremes of Antarctica.
History is never what it seems
Under the allegations of a continuing human conflict against the hostile intentions of another world, we must examine and read between the lines when looking at the official version written in the history books that raises more questions then it answers. We shall take a look at questionable circumstances that seem to indicate a much different set of circumstances than the mundane premises left for us to accept as the truth in light of grievous contradictions to the so-called conventional wisdom that, at times, insults our collective intelligence. Yet, even as we know today, government double speak many times is left to more than one interpretation when we apply critical thinking. Let us delve into an enigma that raised eyebrows from the start.
Bound for the unknown
Once Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s Task Force 68 had embarked on their frigid destination to the furthest point south of that hemisphere, questions were being asked. Why was a supposed peace time exploration fleet searching for minerals and mapping a little known continent, utilizing a curious accompaniment of warships, submarines, an aircraft carrier, warplanes, destroyers, and helicopters, not to mention combined personnel of 4,700 Naval and infantry personnel? Three groups were consolidated into the task force including a land base construction outfit to erect a base on the continent. There would also be three admirals, Chester Nimitz, Byrd, and Cruzen.
At the time the Task Force left the Naval shipyards of the US under orders from Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal, the Roswell crash already occurred and had been explained away as a misidentified weather balloon thanks to General Ramey’s official explanation staged out of Carswell Army Airfield in Ft. Worth, Texas. Little did the American public know that this very issue would be addressed again once Byrd’s fleet reached the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.
A desperate demand for nuclear weapons
Let us first travel ahead in time to the hasty departure of Byrd’s task force from the Antarctic six months ahead of schedule under secret allegations of lost aircraft, fatalities, and hostile actions taken against flying disks equipped with destructive ray weapons. Once the admiral was debriefed by the War Department and US Naval intelligence, he appeared in front of a Congressional committee and testified that there was drastic cause to justify the use of atomic weapons against aggressors based on the Antarctic continent. Admiral Byrd pleaded with Congress to approve the use of the nuclear option in <a class=”StrictlyAutoTagAnchor” title=”View all articles about Antarctica here” href=”http://www.etupdates.com/tag/antarctica”>Antarctica. As a matter of fact, Richard E. Byrd was practically in a bitter rage as he demanded that this tactical approach would be the only way to combat a superior aerial threat that could be launched from Antarctic bases that had the range to strike America in hours!
It is understandable that an Antarctic expeditionary fleet would have to be equipped with a great number of specialized vessels such as sea plane tenders, C-130 transports fitted with skis for landing on ice, tankers, PBY search and rescue aircraft as well as for mapping large regions of frozen land. There would, no doubt, be the need for detachment of CB’s for the construction of a land base and temporary harbor for the deployment of men and material from the fleet ships. Yet, destroyers, an aircraft carrier “Philippine Sea”, specially fitted fighter aircraft, infantry men, and at least 2 submarines seemed more of an offensive battle group than an peace time exploration convoy. When Byrd’s fleet departed from US shores there was an uncharacteristic effort by the Navy to publicly allude to all intentions of a peaceful mission as if to quell public fears that a new war effort was now underway with all the American people had suffered through during World War II which had only ended 18 months earlier.
A series of aerial reconnaissance missions and mapping flights were deployed daily from flight decks of the Philippine Sea aircraft carrier. Admiral Byrd was on one such aerial sortie one day when he failed to report back. A frantic search was conducted when suddenly Admiral Byrd’s aircraft was sighted returning to base two hours behind ETA. Byrd and his crew gave a fantastic story of having found a huge underground entrance that housed a subterranean military base by the Germans. Byrd’s plane was allowed to enter and land in the fantastic facility. This is one of many amazing accounts given by witnesses.
Strange and deadly events begin to transpire
Strange events began almost as soon as the task force landed off the coast of the Antarctica. Reports processed by the fleet as “accident” or “incident” reports, read more like the “after action” bulletins back channeled to high command after war time combat had taken place. In one such ambiguous report a sea plane caught fire, two passengers were burned to death while still strapped into their seats, and the aircraft crashed leaving two crewman to leap from the aircraft before impact into the frozen snow packed landscape below. This incident almost resulted in the loss of a ship’s commander.
Further described incidents seemed much too catastrophic for an exploration mission in view of the loss of life and down airplanes that could only be attributable to freak accidents and weather related mishaps. Project High Jump seemed as plagued with casualties as any war time mission could have expected which contradicted the very precepts of a peaceful mapping, resource identification, and establishment of weather related procedural initiatives originally outlined by Admiral Nimitz prior to their departure from the American mainland.