Ancient Boat Effigy Artefact Found by the Navy in San Diego

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Archaeologists have discovered an ancient boat effigy artefact on San Clemente Island (SCI) off the coast of San Diego at a newly discovered archaeological site. The prehistoric artefact made of submarine volcano lava was found by archaeologists working for the Navy in San Diego during an archaeology survey.

"Boat effigies like the one found are exceedingly rare in the archaeological record, with this being my first one recovered during my 30 year tenure with SCI," said Dr. Andy Yatsko, Senior Archaeologist and Region Southwest Archaeologist for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego. "Finding artefacts on the surface of archaeological sites at the island is not unusual, but a rare one like this is always exciting to come across."

The boat effigy represents a type of boat used by the Native American Indians who occupied the California Channels and mainland at the time of the Spanish arrival in the 1500s. The discovery adds to knowledge about the Native Americans which once inhabited San Clemente Island.

However, in a paradoxical statement made by the Naval Base that it takes great pride in “protecting the natural and man-made treasures entrusted to our care”, the island is effectively used as target practice for drills and training. SCI has the last remaining shore bombardment range, in and out of the continental U.S., where Navy ships can qualify for naval gunfire support by actually shooting from ships to targets on land.

So while the Navy is happy to announce its commissioning of archaeologists to protect the “rare gems” on San Clemente Island, the actions of the Navy suggest otherwise.


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    Quick Note – Staying safe in San Diego

    San Diego is generally a safe city to visit, with a crime rate that is lower than the national average. Furthermore, the number of violent crimes is relatively low. That said, there are some neighbourhoods that are safer than others when visiting San Diego. Areas where you should be particularly vigilant include Pacific Beach, North Park, East Village, Mission Valley East, San Ysidro, Mira Mesa, and Midway.

    Be wary of pickpockets in touristy and crowded areas and, as with most places, avoid walking alone in poorly lit and quiet places in the dark. Don’t carry excessive amounts of cash and keep important documents and valuables locked up safe in your hotel. In the event of a mugging, don’t resist. Take care when swimming in the sea, know how to escape a rip current, and always pay attention to safety notices. Don’t go in the sea if under the influence of alcohol.

    While the local seals and sea lions generally aren’t a threat you shouldn’t directly approach them as they are still wild animals. Be sure to stay hydrated (it’s safe to drink the tap water in San Diego), wear sun screen, and take measures to avoid heat stroke and sunburn. Make yourself aware of common scams and try to avoid beggars. Natural hazards can include earthquakes and wildfires.

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    A beautiful and scenic place to check out in San Diego

    Take a walk along Point Loma’s cliffs | source: Nathalie Speliers Ufermann (Shutterstock)
    • Hilly seaside community
    • Historical significance
    • Interesting landmarks
    • Wildlife spotting opportunities.

    Why it’s awesome: Point Loma was the first place where Europeans went ashore in California and the hilly coastal peninsula has a rich history. The rugged cliffs offer terrific views and there are stunning natural sights along the coast. It’s also sometimes possible to spot whales swimming off the coast. There are also significant and attractive landmarks. The marina has varied boat trips and there’s a cool artist area close to hand. Diverse activities in the area include fishing, surfing, photography, and diving.

    What to do there: Take a walk along the craggy cliffs and enjoy the views and the sounds of the waves crashing beneath you. See an abundance of aquatic life in the tide pools and join a whale-watching boat trip. Admire Point Loma Lighthouse, a major landmark in San Diego, and see the historic Cabrillo National Monument. Soak up the arty vibe around Liberty Station and see the diverse architecture and visit Humphreys Concerts by the Bay to watch live entertainment right on the waterfront. Stick around until the early evening to witness a stunning sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

    #9 – Petco Park

    Cool place to see in San Diego with friends!

    • Major baseball park
    • Concert venue
    • Great views
    • Interesting architecture.

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    #10 – SeaWorld San Diego

    Certainly one of the most exotic places to see in San Diego!

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    • Home to a large array of aquatic animals
    • Exciting shows
    • Thrilling rides
    • Family-friendly attraction.

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    A fascinating educational place to visit in San Diego

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    • Delve deeper into human behaviours
    • Excellent cultural attraction
    • Beautiful architecture.

    Why it’s awesome: Located in Balboa Park, the Museum of Man is not only an educational and fascinating museum, but it’s also one of the most unusual things to do in San Diego. A top place for fans of cultural anthropology, the Museum of Man gives insights into anything and everything related to human beings. There’s a wide selection of artefacts, photographs, and historic objects accompanied by comprehensive information. The buildings themselves are striking, dating back to the early 1900s, with the distinctive California Tower that really catches the eye. It is normally possible to go to the top of the tower to enjoy splendid views over Balboa Park and beyond.

    What to do there: Explore the museum’s various exhibits and displays, learning more about human beings, behaviours, ancient and modern civilisations, myths, connections and emotions, and more. You can even learn about the history of beer! Ponder race and whether people really are that different to each other, feel a shudder as you learn more about cannibalism (and dispel common myths), enter the world of monsters, and see the connections between humans and animals and the bonds that the different species can make with one another. Travel back in time to delve into ancient civilisations, including the ancient Egyptians and Mayans, Don’t miss seeing the rare painted wooden coffins and burial masks. Art lovers shouldn’t miss the Facing Artifacts and Graffiti Art Murals displays.

    #12 – Mission Beach

    Easily one of the most fun places to check out in San Diego

    • Community built on a sandbar
    • Something for all ages
    • Lovely sandy beach
    • Diverse activities.

    Why it’s awesome: When you travel to San Diego, Mission Beach is one of those top places you should visit at least once (although, you’ll probably find yourself being drawn back many times during your San Diego vacation!). The atmosphere is jovial and lively and it’s a great place to enjoy the sunshine. The beach is appealing for families, couples, and friends of all ages. There’s a long boardwalk and diverse activities to suit all interests and tastes. From amusement park rides and mini golf to a fabulous selection of restaurants, boat trips, and kids’ play areas, you’re sure to find plenty to keep you amused and busy at Mission Bay.

    What to do there: Relax on the sandy beach and join in with activities like sailing, beach volleyball, diving, surfing, and boogie boarding. Swim in the sea and cool down in the refreshing waters. Take boat rides to look for whales in the wild. Unwind in green and leafy parks, complete with lots of space for children to run and let off steam, play areas, and picnic areas.

    Have fun on the rides at Belmont Park, home to a cool restored roller coaster from the mid-1920s, tackle the rock climbing course, go wild in the bumper cars, and play a game of miniature golf. Stroll along the boardwalk and admire the views, or rent a bicycle to explore under peddle power. If you’re looking for a sizzling nightlife be sure to return to Mission Beach in the evening.

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    23 Annex 23 – Evidence of the Chinese Fleets visiting California

    1. Maps
    · California is accurately depicted on the Waldseemueller map (1507) drawn before the first Europeans reached that coast.

    2. Chinese Records and Claims
    Further research needed

    3. Accounts of Contemporary European Historians and Explorers

    · Antonio Galvão reports Chinese claims to be ‘lords’ of the Pacific coast of America.
    · Stephen Powers describes a Chinese colony between the Russian and Sacramento Rivers.
    · Drake chased a Chinese junk.
    · Father Luis Sales OP finds Chinese colony at Santa Barbara 1772-1790.
    · Gregorio Garcia – El Reino de Anian – Chinese came to Pacific coast pre Europeans
    · Cabrillo/Bartholemew Ferreiro, Nave de Cataio, ship of China wrecked at Oregon
    · Le Page du Pratz describes Chinese junks loading slaves in 1720s
    · Friar Luco – report (1573) of large white ships with square sails arriving from Mexico (Culican).
    · Chinese in Barstow California from 1100 A.D – Silver mines dug by ancient Chinese at a site near Barstow, as well as what could possibly be Chinese petroglyphs. These Chinese were tall (7 feet) and many spoke, or at least wrote Latin. Only the tall were permitted to have wives. They were Catholic Christians. They wrote by scratching on the desert varnish with seashells and the dates were translated from Latin. An orphan that was brought up by Jesuits and taught Latin shorthand translated these writings to English in the 1940s and we have a copy. Father Azura de Amata, a third order Franciscan who traveled with the Chinese, provided much of the history that was scratched into the desert varnish. It appears that the settlement began in 1102 (according to Amata’s history). There are some writings from 1222. It appears that Tenachee Matikki was also there before Columbus in 1466. The Chinese returned in 1530 – a Ling Foo Ming. The last writings are from 1910 mentioning Arch-Bishop Aloysius Stanislaus, 3rd Rev. We will begin a diligent search for definitive proof of the Chinese community that started in 1102 A.D. in one month – Bob Cribbs
    · A reader, anon, talks of Donald Cutter’s The California Coast. At the end, Document 19, there is mention of a journal by Father Crespi about a Spanish sailing ship going up the California coast, trying to land to get water in the vicinity of Monterey. The ship was stuck offshore due to unfavourable breezes and poor visibility caused by fog. The journal, written in 1774, on dates July 20-22, gives a lengthy description of people who canoed over to the ship. Among other things mentioned, these people wore copper and iron rings. Their hats were conical, and brimmed. They brought fine woven mats like those the sailors had seen in China and the Philippines over to the ship and some of them had beards.

    4. Accounts of Local People

    · Shastika tribe knew of horses ‘sa-to-watts’ before Spanish (J McBride).
    · Local tradition among the Yuroks of northern California – they say that “our people have been here for centuries. We were here before the Chinese came.”
    · Chinese people were there in the Klamath River area of Northern California well before the white people came. (George Ellis)
    · San Francisco Chinese can trace ancestry to before Europeans (R Ohlsen)
    · Founder of LA was a Chinese (Sylia).
    · “Dragon ships before Columbus” – (Theodore Bainbridge).

    5. Linguistics

    · Similarity between Gallinomero (people of Russian River) words and phrases and Chinese.
    · Similarity between Concow people of Chico words and phases with Chinese. 4. Shastika tribe already know of horses (very small) ‘sa-to-wats’ before arrival of Spaniards (J P McBride).
    · Navajo elders understand Chinese (Jim Tanner and John Ting)
    · Zuni understand Japanese (Jim Tanner and Nancy Yaw Davis).
    Similarities between Zuni and Jomon of Japan (F Lizuka)
    · Lake Tahoe. “Ta Ho” is Chinese for “Big Lake.” (Jeff Spira and KK Tan)
    · Native American people of the Klamath River region can still identify Chinese words and intonations (Michael Pincus)
    · Yosemite – Yo Se Mi Te taken together in Chinese means magnificent mountain, beautiful place. It’s now a national park in Northern California
    Suisan Bay – Sui is water & San is hill taken together Suisan is ‘Water & Hill Bay’. Located in Northern California near Sacramento – Ben Young
    · On the arrival of the Europeans to the east coast of American they heard the local Indians speak of ‘moccocine’ being the skin stiched foot wear. The Mongolian word for their foot wear is ‘managocine’ which translated into English means “ Our foot wear” (Dorsha Unkow)
    · Our attention was drawn by one reader to the following extract:
    “… The Tartar Chinese speak the dialect of the Apaches. The Apaches bear a striking resemblance to the Tartar. In about the year 1885, W. B. Horton, who had served as County Superintendent of Schools, at Tucson, was appointed Post Trader at Camp Apache, and went to San Francisco to purchase his stock, where he hired a Chinese cook. His kitchen adjoined his sleeping apartment, and one evening while in his room he heard in the kitchen some Indians talking. Wondering what they were doing there at that hour of the night, he opened the door and found his cook conversing with an Apache. He asked his cook where he had acquired the Indian language. The cook said: “He speak all same me. I Tartar Chinese he speak same me, little different, not much.” At Williams, in Navajo County, is another Tartar Chinaman, Gee Jim, who converses freely with the Apaches in his native language. From these facts it would seem that the Apache is of Tartar origin. From the fact that the Apache language was practically the same as that of the Tartar Chinese, colour is given to the theory advanced by Bancroft in his “Native Races,” Volume 5, p. 33, et seq., that Western America was “originally peopled by the Chinese, or, at least, that the greater part of the new world civilization may be attributed to these people…” Reference Source: The University of Arizona Library “Books of the South West” Chapter 1, Indians of Arizona:
    http://southwest.library.arizona.edu/hav7/body.1_div.1.html

    8. Pre-Columbian Chinese Jade found in the wake of the Chinese Fleet
    Further research needed

    9. Artefacts, gems, votive offerings, coins and funerary urns

    Artefact found on beach in San Clemente, embedded in the sandstone cliff with a portion exposed. Carbon testing could not get an exact date but the item was deemed to be very ancient. There are Mesoamerican type markings (square spiral) and a Demon/Deity face with slanted eyes and a wide grin – it appear to have been cast in three parts (3 cast lines 3 faces etc.) from a Bronze alloy – Haze B. Robinson III
    The markings on a bronze artifact found in San Clemente, C.A. look similar to some marking patterns for bronze artifacts of the Shang Dynasty in China. (KC Mak)

    10. Stone: Walls/ Engravings

    · Professor Fryer describes Chinese as the builders of the stone walls on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay (Clayton Roberts, Andy Asp) For more information please visit this link: http://www.forteantimes.com/exclusive/caliwalls.shtml.
    · Further investigation of the strange Californian walls – these walls are all up and down the hills behind the East Bay going from San Jose all the way to the Carquinez Straits They also continue north over by Sonoma mountain up through the wine country. The walls form neither animal pens nor do they appear to be fort-like, but, if must be said, resemble a mini version of the wall of China! We have looked at the original land records of the Spanish land owners (Peralta, Vallejo, etc) and found they lay no claim to having built them. In fact they asked the local “Indians” about them and the tribes there said the walls were there when they got there. The standard story is that the walls got built by the original white settlers in this area to clear fields for grazing and farming. These walls run in the most impractical of places as well as along some of the hill tops. Some run up ravines you can hardly walk up, let alone build a wall on! – Ed Criss
    · Chinese carved stone (Steve Elkins) – raised ink characters.
    · Carved stone about 6″ long, scaled down copy of the Easter Island statues found in California. The owner, Dr. Archibald Rutledge, says it was made from a type of stone indigenous to China. (Charles F. Marschner)
    · Susanville – on side of canyon by railroad there were seen several large “runic” inscriptions running across the canyon wall. They were all parallel to each other and extended for about 1/4 mile or so. There was also a concrete ditch running down the centre of the canyon. It was obviously man-made. (Roberta Palmer)

    · The book “Shipwrecks,Smugglers and Maritime Mysteries” (ISBN0-934793-03-4) by Wheeler and Kallman, page 6 states: “After discovering Chumas Indian drawings of Chinese junks in caves along the coast, some historians think the Chinese may have visited the Santa Barbara Channel before the Spanish did.” (Russ Taylor)

    11. Mining Operations found by the Europeans when they reached the New World
    Further research needed

    12. Advanced Technologies found by first Europeans on their arrival
    · Miners who came before the Concow Maidu mystery of Kokoni charms (Donald Jewell)

    13. Plants found indigenous to another continent

    · Chinese roses and hibiscus (Rosa sinensis) found by first Europeans (Dr Tan Koolin).
    · Maize exported to China before Columbus set sail
    · Monterey Pines (indigenous to China (Bruce Tickell Taylor, Sandy Lydon).
    · Californian sequia 600 years old found in China
    · The Torrey Pine – this tree that grows in the San Diego area, CA, also, grows on a Santa Rosa Island off the coast of California and in China.
    · Everyone knows that the China Rose we call ‘Old Blush’ has been grown for centuries in California. It has been supposed that it was brought to the Spanish missions by Chinese traders. However, there is another Chinese rose, ‘Chi Long Han Zhu,’ (‘White Pearl in Red Dragon’s Mouth’) which was only imported from China in the last few years of the 20th Century. ‘Chi Long Han Zhu’ is now obtainable from several sources in the United States. It was NOT known in the United States prior to its 20th-Century importation from China. HOWEVER, the very knowledgeable Horticulturist Fred Boutin has found what appears to be ‘Chi Long Han Zhu’ growing as a feral plant in the Sierra Foothills of California – Jeri Jennings

    14. Animals found indigenous to another continent

    · Chinese chickens, which cannot fly or swim, found by first Europeans (Acosta).
    · Turkeys exported to China before Columbus set sail.
    · Shastika tribe knew of horses ‘sa-to-watts’ before Spanish (J McBride).
    · The changes in appearance, as shown in art, in both Chinese horses and native western North American horses could be used as further evidence to support the presence of early Chinese in North America. The so-called “leopard spot” Appaloosa horse is commonly thought to be of North American provenance – however, this horse with distinctive color pattern and body shape is also shown in Chinese art thousands of years old and the same horse also appears in early European art. (Miss Jan)

    15. Art: Stone/ Bronze

    · Chinese stone sculpture (C Marschner).
    · Early Ming bronze plate buried at Susanville (A D Palmer)

    16. Chinese Customs, Games, Clothes and Legends

    · Same method of burying the dead in an upright position observed by Gallinomero-speaking people of lower Russian River.
    · The same festivals of burning paper observed by the Concow people and Chinese (refer to para 16).
    · Shastika tribe knew of horses ‘sa-to-watts’ before Spanish (J McBride)
    · Miners who came before the Concow Maidu mystery of Kokoni charms (Donald Jewell)

    17. Armour, metal weapons, cannons and implements found
    Further research needed

    18. Diseases of Indian peoples otherwise found in China and S E Asia

    · Hookworm
    · Roundworm

    19. DNA
    · Chinese DNA of Navajo and Zuni peoples (Professor Novick and colleagues).

    20. Meteorological events and weather
    Further research needed


    Ancient Boat Effigy Artefact Found by the Navy in San Diego - History

    United States Underground Cities, Bases and Tunnels Systems
    GOVERNMENT MAP OF UNDERGROUND TUNNELS

    These areas were found off a government map showing just some of the underground bases in the United States.

    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE :From Edwards a tunnel goes to Vandenberg Air Force Base From Vandenberg you back up to Edwards and go Southeast to subterranean base at a place that the map designates as Cat., which
    probably means Catalina Island, showing a flying saucer there so alien space crafts are probably seen there. The map shows an underground base and a tunnel going into it at a place called 29 palms.
    The next place on the map where an underground base is, is the Chocolate Mts.
    There appears to be a site in Nevada at Tonopah, Area 51 at Groom Lake, and a place designated as COG AFB.
    In Arizona we have sites at Wickiup and Page.
    Utah there is one at Salt Lake City (R&D AFB).
    There is one in Riverton "M", Denver, Colorado, Colorado Springs, COG Creedo and Delta.
    In New Mexico they are at Dulce, Taos, Los Alanos, ALB, AFB, Datil and Carlsbad.
    In Texas there is one at Lubbock. Denton "908" (C.O.G) seems to have an isolated one, Ft. Stockton and in Old Mexico there is one at Chihuahua.
    Tulsa Oklahoma has one and just NE of there we appear to have one with a saucer coming out of it.
    Hutchison AFB Kansas has one.

    Arizona Tunnels and Caves

    GRAND CANYON - Cave[s] near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. Hopi legends say that their ancestors once lived underground with a friendly race of "ant people" [not to be confused with the sinister
    "mantis" people described by several abductees], but some of their kind turned to sorcery and made an alliance with lizard or serpent men known as the "two hearts", which dwelt in still deeper caverns below. The "flood" of evil
    and violence forced the peaceful Hopi's to the surface world. An explorer named G. E. Kincaid claimed to have found "one of" the ancient caves, in which were reportedly discovered Oriental, Egyptian & Central American type
    artifacts. Smithsonian archaeologists S. A. Jordan and associates also explored the man-made cavern with hundreds of rooms, enough to hold over 50 thousand people. The underground city is about 42 miles up river from El
    Tovar Crystal Canyon and Crystal Creek, and about 2000 feet above the river bed on the east wall. John Rhodes after 3 years of field research reportedly discovered the Grand Canyon city, which is now being used as a
    museum for elitist groups and has lower levels that are being used by "super secret black book operatives", which can only be entered via a stainless steel door at the bottom of a stairwell deep within the "city" that is "guarded
    by a very lonely soldier staring into the darkness. dressed in a white jumpsuit and armed only with an M16 assault rifle to ward off his imagination." source: ARIZONA GAZETTE, March 12, 1909 & April 5, 1909 Robert Morning
    Sky John Rhodes
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    SEDONA - Famous for it's massive vortexs,is claimed to be an ancient colony of the Lemurians.

    According to Commander X, there are reports of a joint-operational underground city and facility under the Enchantment Resort in Boyton Canyon, where clone-like men in black have been seen, along with unusual
    electromagnetic vortex phenomena. source
    David Icke, Children of the Matrix notes that Sedona is associated to ufo activities with a reptilian underground bse where members of the reptilian race work with their human or part-human puppets in the Illuminati on the
    scintific and genetic agenda. The base would appear to be under Boynton Canyon in Sedona. This is not far from the reservation of the Hopi tribe, which has Lemurian connections.

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    ARIZONA, SUPERSTITION MTS. - Several people claim to have had experiences with all types of alien beings inhabiting underground levels below the superstitution Mts. east of Phoenix. Early reports speak of humans and
    human-dwarfs inhabiting the caverns of the region, although in the 20th century reports of reptilian and grey type aliens have increased. Some encounters involve white-greys from Epsilon Bootes, humanoid or reptiloid "deros"
    in black hooded cloaks using abducted/programmed humans above and below as mind slaves or worse reptilian humanoids with integrated human DNA abducting and raping women and various other regressive
    underground scenarios. source: Kaye Kiziar Commander X Brian Scott Steve Brodie Hank Krastman
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    FORT HUACHUCA, ARIZONA - Had and possibly still does have a large underground and tunnel system that is occupied by a Top Secret communications and cryptography unit. NSA either commands or has peripheral use of
    the facility. The Arizona military site is also one of the many designated detainment (concentration) camps authorized by our government, under the homeland security act, is martial law is necessarily declared.

    CUSHMAN - Caverns west and west-north-west of the town are legendary for stories of deep cavern systems, encounters with hairy humanoids with an attitude, giant serpents and insects, deadly gas pockets, strange
    electro-magnetic phenomena and unexplained disappearances. One of these is "Blowing Cave" which lies in the mining area NW of Cushman and is located 1/4 mile north of a road leading west from Cushman, one of
    several caverns in the area, some of them possibly connecting at the deeper levels. Between the large entrance and an underground lake far back in the cave is a trail that winds through an area of rubble or "breakdown". The
    trail is intersected by a crack in the earth [between the entrance and the lake] that, if followed into the breakdown, widens enough to enter. This chasm is reportedly an entrance to the endless networks of the alien underworld.
    source: Charles Marcoux - - George Wight - D. A. Lopez TRIP TO A CUSHMAN CAVERN

    Indian Legends of California

    The Modoc tribe tell that ' thousands of snows ago, there was a great storm over Mt. Shasta. The Great Spirit, who lived within the mountain, sent his youngest daughter out to speak to the storm and tell it to stop blowing so
    hard, or else the mountain might blow over. He also told her not to stick her head out the top of the mountain, or the wind could catch her long, red hair, and blow her away. The girl, however, having never seen the sea, was
    overcome with curiosity and stuck her head out of the top of the mountain to see it. As her father the Great Spirit had warned, her long, red hair caught the mighty wind, and she was blown away. Fortunately a group of Grizzly
    bears found her and took her in. These Grizzly bears were not like modern Grizzlies, however, they were more like humans, walking on two feet, and when the Great Spirit's daughter came of age, she married the oldest Grizzly's
    son. Their children were then a combination of spirit and animal, having the nature of both they were the first Modocs.'

    There have been tales of strange-looking, robed persons emerging from the forests and coming into nearby towns surround Mt. Shasta to trade gold nuggets for supplies: 'These odd looking persons were not only peculiar in
    their dress and different in attire from any costume ever seen on the American Indian, and especially in the California Indian, but distinctive in features and complexion tall, graceful and agile, having the appearance of being
    quite old and yet exceedingly virile.' A protrusion in the center of their very high foreheads was said to be a special organ enabling them to communicate by telepathy. When approached by townspeople, the Lemurians would
    apparently vanish into thin air.

    According to the Brotherhood of the White Temple in Sedalia, Colorado entitled Mysteries of Mount Shasta, that it is Atlanteans, not Lemurians, who inhabit Mt. Shasta. Though the Lemurians had indeed created vast,
    underground pleasure palaces beneath the mountain, they had lost their freedom in a great war with the Atlanteans, and remain imprisoned by the Atlanteans in their pleasure palaces even today. "After their retreat, the
    Atlantean victors sealed the entrance and established an elaborate guard system which prohibits the Lemurians to ever escape their bondage. The Atlanteans, Dr. Doreal states, still reside in their colony beneath Mt. Shasta
    and commute every three months by strange cigar-shaped airships to an area in the South Pacific in order to check the sealed entrance of the imprisoned Lemurians." It is these aircraft, some say, that accounts for the
    occasional appearances of UFOs above Mt. Shasta.

    The Paihute Indians of the southwest USA claim that a Greek or Egyptian-like race first colonized the massive caverns within the Panamint Mts. thousands of years ago [one source claims the base was established around
    2500 B.C., which is incidentally about 600 years following the beginnings of the rise of Egyptian intellectual culture] when Death Valley was part of an inland sea connected to the Pacific Ocean. When the sea dried up these
    people -- who were described as wearing flowing robes draped over one shoulder, head-bands holding back their long dark hair, and bronze-golden skin -- out of necessity began to develop their collective knowledge and
    intellect and soon afterwards began to construct "silvery flying canoes". At first these flying machines possessed wings, were relatively small, and flew with a dipping movement and a loud 'whirring' noise. As time passed the
    ships became wingless, grew larger in size, and flew ever more smoothly and silently. Eventually these people, the HAV-MUSUVS moved their civilization into still deeper caverns which they had discovered farther underground,
    and commenced to explore the nearby planets and eventually other star systems as their own technological explosion began to refine every aspect of their society. These Hav-musuvs have apparently had interplanetary or
    interstellar travel for 3000-4000 years since they first developed their flying machines. Could they have been one of the many native-terranian "ancient astronaut" civilizations which apparently had colonized Lyra and other
    systems? The story of the Panamints was related by a Navaho Indian by the name of Oga-Make, who in turn heard it from an old Paihute medicine man

    29 PALMS MARINE BASE - Underground facilities involved with recovered alien technology and research. Also a geological anomaly in the area created by sea water rushing in to underlying caverns when the area was under
    water, creating a tunnel-like structure from which UFO's have been seen to emerge. Attempts of Army personnel to send cameras down resulted in the camera cables being "cut", and and attempts to send military speleonauts
    down on ropes resulted in the explorers being exposed to a noxious blue gas which had apparently been released from below to prevent them from descending. source: Val Valerian 29 PALMS MARINE BASE
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    ANAHEIM - On Nov. 3, 1989, radio talk show host Ken Hudnell announced his intention to take a group to visit an ancient underground city 60 miles from Anaheim. source: THE LEADING EDGE KEN HUDNELL
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    BAKERSFIELD - In 1972 Wanda Lockwood of Bakersfield reported that in 1970 she was playing with her son in his bedroom when what sounded like a large steel hammer struck the concrete basement floor 3 times. Her child
    Danny was so surprised that he began to cry. Having heard a similar noise several months earlier beneath her living room, Wanda was curious and put her ear to the bedroom floor and clearly heard "the roar of machinery".
    She took a hammer and began to pound the bedroom [basement?] floor in a 1-2-3, 1-2-3 manner until 5 minutes later a "being" beneath the floor began to tap back in the same 1-2-3, 1-2-3 manner. She could hear a series of
    noises and knocks and then she faintly heard MEN talking to each other, but the voices were too muffled to understand. In later months she would again hear the machinery when placing her ear to the floor, but never again the
    men's voices. source: FATE Magazine, April, 1972
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    BARSTOW - Camp Irwin. Reports of several tunnels below the Camp Irwin area, one of which is an abandoned mine at the bottom of which is an "earth crack" which leads to a tunnel that connects with a massive underground
    river about a quarter of a mile wide, one of at least five subterranean rivers which rise and fall with the tides, suggesting the source of origin being a large underground sea below the dry basins of Utah and Nevada. One of
    these reportedly runs below Kokoweef and Dorr peaks near the SW flank of the Ivanpah Mts. NW of Needles, California. These underground rivers are said to empty into the Pacific or Gulf of California via large aqua caves near
    the base of the continental slopes. source: DEPTHS OF THE EARTH, by William R. Halliday Leon Davidson Richard Toronto FORT IRWIN CALIFORNIA'S UNDERGROUND RIVER CANYONS

    Leon Davidson, in an early issue of Flying Saucers Magazine, spoke of a large network of "underground tunnels in the California desert, at Camp Irwin, near Barstow." This may tie-in with an item related by a Los Angeles
    municipal water director, as related in an early issue of Richard Toronto's Shavertron letter-zine, stating that this water director knew of 5 large underground rivers which ran beneath the Mojave desert, and that die-traces
    showed that at least one of these emptied into the Pacific ocean through openings in the continental slopes (One source stated that such a river exited in the Gulf of California).

    Other sources speak of a "Kokoweef" river-system which is alleged to lie below Kokoweef peak just east of Fort Irwin, which looked- -according to it's alleged discoverer, a Mr. Earl Dorr, and a few "Indians" who also claimed to
    have been in it--like a "Grand Canyon" underground. It allegedly consists of a river chasm generally 500 ft. wide and over a thousand feet high-deep, sided by steep tiered-shelved underground cliffs, huge stalactites and
    cataracts. Also, the alluvial sands on the 'beaches' along the river, which allegedly hold a large percentage of gold dust, are said to be several feet deep. The entrance to this cavern was allegedly dynamited shut by Mr. Dorr to
    protect anyone else from getting to "his" gold. There is in fact evidence that Dorr did dynamite shut the lower level of 'Kin Sabe' cave in Kokoweef Peak, and there are present-day attempts to break through into this underground
    system. The water of the river allegedly rose and fell with the tides, suggesting that a very large body of water might exist upstream, that is if Dorr's account as well as the accounts of the Indians were not fabricated).

    The municipal water director, according to the Shavertron article, spoke with a man who claimed that he was hired several years ago by the government to look for water sources for Ft. Irwin. He alleged to have explored an old
    mine in the area and found that deep down, the shaft intersected with an ancient earth fault or chasm- like cave which continued horizontally for a considerable distance. This government employee followed the chasm and
    allegedly emerged onto the bank of a huge underground river-cave over a quarter of a mile wide! The tremendous water flow-- possibly originating from the waters that apparently disappear beneath the Great Basin, the Nevada
    and Mojave deserts?--could have 'fed' the water needs of all of Southern California.
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    DEEP SPRINGS - Deeps Springs, due east of San Jose and next to the California-Nevada border, is named after a small spring fed lake, within which government divers have reportedly discovered an underground river which
    they have followed for approximately 27 miles in the direction of Las Vegas, although it is uncertain whether or how much of this is walkable. Deep Springs, according to an agent who was part of a secret CIA paramilitary force
    called "Yellow Fruit" or "YF" based at the Nevada Test Site [where they are working with "blond" humanoid aliens in an effort to fight the Greys at deep springs], is the basing area of a large nest of grey aliens and communist -
    homosexual human collaborators who are using the "National Resources Defense Council" as a front for their agency, and who are involved in an electromagnetic war with the "benevolent ones" who have made allies within
    the Nevada Test Site, who serve as advisors to intelligence agencies that are turning against the greys as a result of betrayals of joint-operation treaties. However there are still intelligence agencies under alien control working
    at the Nevada Test Site and especially within the deeper underground levels [the benevolent ones and their allies essentially having gained the "upper ground"], however the whole scenario is a mess and "out of control",
    largely because of the military-industrial "machine" itself which has become so compartmentalized and secretive [even to the exclusion of Congressional oversight] that the true patriots don't have the freedom or backup to do
    much damage against their underground nemesis, mainly because of the limitations imposed upon them by fraternal oaths, mental programming, and military security clearances. It is basically every man for himself, UNTIL at
    least the PUBLIC and CONGRESS gets involved and adds their support to the patriots who are literally dying on the front lines in this battle with an alien nemesis which has infiltrated the very core of the military-industrial
    complex. Men In Black, by the way, have also been seen at Deep Springs. Also several "stand-offs" allegedly exist throughout the world, the Deep Springs - Nevada Test Site stand-off being possibly the largest and most critical.
    Gravity anomaly maps also suggest the existence of massive caverns beneath the area. Agent "YF" cited the following coordinates as locations of Deep Springs extension facilities, in most cases near the bases of mountains
    near which portals to the underground installations exist: N 37 22 30 - E 117 58 0 N 38 21 0 - E 115 35 0 N 35 39 0 - E 114 51 0 and also Yucca Lake: N 37 0 30 - E 116 7 0. source: John Lear LEADING EDGE Newsletter,
    Dec. 1989 - Jan. 1990
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    , CADIZ - The late Earl Gambrel tells how he was transported by an alien craft one night from the outskirts of Barstow to an area just 2 miles NW of Bonanza Springs, some 13 miles from Cadiz and just south of the Clipper
    mountain area. He found [or was shown] a cave or tunnel in the side of a hill near a natural rock arch and a peak which looks like it has "a black railroad car on top of it." After considerable travel underground at a 30 degree
    descent, he reached an underground city with streets and houses filled with large crystals, now abandoned. He also heard of another man who reportedly found the cave and told others about it, but who was killed shortly
    thereafter. source: John Winston Map Location of Cadiz
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    CHINA LAKE - A woman names "Diane" claimed that she has had numerous alien encounters since childhood. During one encounter she was taken to a joint alien-military facility deep beneath the China Lake Naval Weapons
    Test Center via magnetic a elevator to a huge facility where she observed numerous humans and animals in cages who had been bio-genetically altered. Also, possible massive underground facilities beneath Argus and/or
    Southeast Peaks NW of Trona in the China Lake Reserve. source: ALIEN MAGIC, by William F. Hamilton III UNDERGROUND BASES AND TUNNELS, by Richard Sauder
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    CLEAR LAKE - According to Robert K. Newkirk, northern California's "Clear Lake has many underground caverns [leading under Mt. Konocti?] that we know have no endings and others that run to San Francisco Bay." source:
    AMAZING STORIES Mt. Konocti
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    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE - The "Haystack" bluff or butte near the launch area reportedly holds underground levels and surface pylons where pulse beam and stealth research is being carried out. Haystack Butte is
    reportedly the central hub of massive underground activity, with underground connections to other facilities. Witnesses who have described alien activity there have died under mysterious circumstances. Also reports of a 50
    mile underground tube-shuttle linking Edwards AFB with the Tahachapi facility, and an ongoing excavation below the base down past 9000 feet, with underground facilities being monitored by hovering remote-controlled
    basketball sized metallic spheres capable of electromagnetically monitoring the encephalographic waves of base workers and visitors and thus anticipate their intents. source: B.S.R.F. Newsletter, Dec. 1990 The LEADING
    EDGE Newsletter, May 1989 William F. Hamilton, III
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    EL PASO MOUNTAINS - Below Iron canyon and Gofer, NW of Garlock [over a dozen miles north of Mojave, California near the El Paso Mountains], there have been reports of alien beings who control deadly "manchines" which
    stalk the surface, especially near Iron canyon, at night. Also reports of secret government monitoring activity and also a major electromagnetic 'vortex' energy field in the area. source: UFO ANNUAL magazine [year uncertain] El
    Paso Mts. Garlock Fault Zone
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    ESSEX - Jack Mitchell, founder of Mitchell Caverns [18 miles north of Essex, which is 28 miles west of Needles and 111 miles east of Barstow on Route 66] claimed that while exploring a shaft called "The Cave of the Winding
    Stair" in or near Mitchell Caverns, he was lowered down a ledge 500 feet, from where he set fire to a gasoline soaked sock with a rock in it, and watched it disappear into the shaft without seeing it hit anything. source:
    CAVEMAN, the autobiography of Jack Mitchell Mitchell's Caverns
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    , HELENDALE - SW of Barstow. A Lockheed facility known as the RCS [Radar Cross Section] test range, and also known as the "Helendale" facility. A massive underground base site and C.O.G. [Continuity Of Government]
    facility, located 6 miles north of Helendale auxiliary airport. Several underground openings, especially in the northern end. Also a 100 foot pylon for testing antigravity prototypes. Some of these pylons are retractable and rise
    from or sink into openings in the ground. source: HUFON REPORT, Nov. 1992 Helendale Facility
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    BETWEEN HOPLAND & LAKEPORT - Edward John spoke of an area midway between the two cities [in the area of the Krishna temple] and somewhat south, where the following has been reported: space-time distortions,
    attempted attacks by alien creatures at night, an atmosphere of terror covering a 30 mile area, black automobiles disappearing into clifs, strange voices in an unknown language coming out of thin air, cars mysteriously stalling
    and starting, rumors of a "bottomless cave" with a stone staircase leading downward, unexplained disappearances of "government vehicles" along the Hopland - Lakeport road, and mysterious deaths among residents of a
    nearby valley. Also a 1990 magnetic survey identified a large gap in the magnetic field near Lakeport and Mt. Konocti, suggesting a large cavernous expanse below. source: AMAZING STORIES magazine, May 1946 - Dec. 1946
    Route from Hopland[*star] to Lakeport
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    JUNE LAKE - Jack Peterson reported an encounter near June Lake where he reportedly observed a small humanoid being exiting from a cone-shaped machine which had emerged from the depths of the earth, and which
    disappeared into the earth after the "alien" had re-entered the craft. source: SHAVERTRON, issue No.14 June Lake, California
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    LANCASTER - A collaboration between Northrup, McDonnel-Douglas and Lockheed is developing and testing antigravity air and/or space craft in massive underground facilities. Abductees report being taken to these elaborate
    multi-billion dollar underground complexes where they have seen human military personnel working with grey aliens and in some cases reptilian humanoids. Glowing discs, triangles, boomerangs, elongated shapes,
    spheres and other types of antigravity craft have been seen flying or hovering in the area, as well as black unmarked helicopters. source: HUFON REPORT, Nov. 1992 Michael Lindemann & Michael Riconosciuto
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    CALIFORNIA, LANDERS. About a dozen miles north of Yucca Valley is Giant Rock, thought to be the largest free-standing boulder in the world. It covers 5800 sq. ft. and is 7 stories high. It was used in ancient times for seances
    by native American chiefs. Frank Critzer was the first modern individual to excavate rooms from beneath Giant Rock. According to Hank Krastman, Frank stated that in the process of his excavations he "had stumbled onto some
    unusual glass-lined tunnels under ground which went down real deep". Critzer hollowed out 400 square feet of rooms from under the north side. Deputies from Riverside county [Giant Rock is in San Bernardino county] during
    WWII tried to apprehend Frank for questioning as a possible German spy [there were several in the area at the time] but when Frank baracaded himself in his "home" the deputies threw in a tear gas grenade, which ignited a
    pile of dynamite under his table that was used for excavation. The deep "glass" tunnels may have been buried in that explosion. Frank was killed, and newspapers held with the spy story even though the FBI told George Van
    Tassel it was not true. George restored some of the rooms under the rock, where he claimed to have had meetings with human ET's who claimed to be members of a Sol-ar system Tribunal on one of the moons of Saturn. Van
    Tassel was instructed to build the domed "Integratron" near the Giant Rock, with the belief that the weight of the rock pressing down on the sand-quartz below created an electromagnetic field similar to the one created about 7
    feet above the apex of the Great pyramid, generated by the massive weight pressing down on the quartz-laden stones. After George passed away the "government" blew up the underground chamber. source: INTERNATIONAL
    UFO Magazine, article by Hank Krastman Giant Rock & the Integratron
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    CALIFORNIA, MT. LASSEN - Two young men reported the discovery of a glazed tunnel behind an outcropping of rock at about the 7500 ft. level on the slopes of Mt. Lassen. They explored the cavern using a strange tunnel
    vehicle and were captured by men dressed as surface people who were known as the "horlocks", humans under the total mind-control of some alien force, only to be rescued by an underground resistance force. Others have
    reported abductions near Lassen by a human - reptilian collaboration. source: AMAZING STORIES magazine, Dec. 1946 Mt. Lassen Natl. Park
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    CALIFORNIA, LLANO - A large McDonnel-Douglass facility based at the old Grey Butte Airport, about 6 miles SW of El Mirage dry lake and 9 miles NE of Llano. Also contains pylons upon which various aerodynamic hulls are
    placed for stealth and other design tests. Often the objects atop the pylons have been seen to glow at various intensities. source: HUFON REPORT, Nov. 1992 Map of Llano, California the Yano [sic/i.e. Llano] Facility & Aliens
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    CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES - On Feb. 12, 1953, witnesses observed an automobile enter the throat of a storm drain near Willowbrook and Greenleaf Avenues. Police followed the fresh tire-tred marks into the tunnel for 7
    miles, while other police & flood control workers continued the search by dropping through manhole covers. The search continued until midnight, until 7 miles up the drain the tracks VANISHED. "In the muddy silt covering the
    floor of the drain, the tire-tred marks were sharp and fresh. then no more tracks." source: STRANGE DISAPPEARANCES, by Brad Steiger
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    CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES - A legendary underground city, now flooded, is said to lie below the Los Angeles Public Library and surrounding areas. Patterned after the shape of a lizard, the city is said to be connected to Mt.
    Shasta, and was built by an ancient race that revered reptiles. Although filled with gold, parts of the ancient city has become flooded. source: QUEST FOR THE LOST CITY, article by Sanford M. Cleveland in AMAZING STORIES
    magazine, July 1947 see also THE LIZARD PEOPLE UNDER LOS ANGELES
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    CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES - In the old Spanish Garavanza district, where Avenue 64 and York Boulevard now lie, there used to be a ranch owned by Ralph Rodgers who had employed several Mexican and Chinese workers.
    In early 1900 Andrew C. Smith and Charles A. Elder, discovered a rumored tunnel entrance in the area and reported it to the local newspaper, whose editor confirmed their story. They explored the tunnel to some depth. They
    also learned from a Mexican elder of a native American village that existed on the banks of the Arroyo Seco River. When the Spanish entered the area this man, Juan Dominquez, had explored the tunnel "leading to a gigantic
    cave and then still going further down", spreading under the entire village of Garavanza and connecting to the Spanish Church of the Angels on North Avenue 64. One entrance was reportedly located along the west bluff of
    Arroyo Seco River about 300 feet south of the former Pasadena Ave. Rail Bridge, and about 20 feet above the stream, but the city "blew up" the entrance after children were hurt in the cave, and a Freeway exists now in the area,
    however a secret opening still exists in the basement of the Spanish church mentioned above. Early visitors to the cave had reported "many caverns and tunnels going deep down, with eerie voices coming from them." The cave
    used to be used by natives for ritual purposes. source: Article by Hank Krastman in THE HOLLOW HASSLE INSIDER, Vol.3, No.1 The Church of the Angels - Los Angeles
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    CALIFORNIA, MOJAVE - Stories of underground pits and shafts [some natural, others artificial mine-shafts] leading to underground caverns below Iron Canyon near the El Paso Mts. NE of Mojave. Reports of underground alien
    activity, automatons, and electromagnetic vortexes, all of which are carefully monitored by secret government agents. [see also: CALIFORNIA, EL PASO MOUNTAINS]
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    CALIFORNIA, OAKVILLE - Just east of Santa Rosa, there is a secret government facility that has been constructed near the Oakville Grade, which will reportedly consolidate many of the C.O.G. [Continuity Of Government]
    operations of the Military-Industrial Complex. Black "mystery helicopters" have been seen leaving and entering the facility on a constant basis. source: Several issues of the NAPA SENTINEL Newspaper
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    CALIFORNIA, PALMDALE - Reports of a multi-layered technology center over 8 levels in depth and the size of a massive city. Many of the workers being "synthetics" and humans with "ultra top secret" security clearances.
    source: THE PHOENIX LIBERATOR, July 7, 1992 The Skunk Works - Palmdale
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    CALIFORNIA, QUINCY - Cossette Willoughby tells about an experience that she and her husband Ken had while staying at a turnout about 20 miles from Quincy, in a heavily wooded area. She saw an "old man" with white hair,
    white shirt and dark trousers who "swung his head from side to side like a lizard as he walked, he had a reptilian appearance [and] carried a very elaborate cane [with] a large ball carved on top with four cobras wound around
    the stick." When she tried to get his attention the "man" ignored her, walking across the road from one patch of woods to another, in an area where the turnout was the closest sign of civilization for several miles around. source:
    Cossette Willoughby of Fairacres, New Mexico Quincy, California map
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    CALIFORNIA, SALTON SEA - Mountains adjacent to the Salton sea of S. California have been the site of reports of subterranean rock slides, and also legends concerning the ancient "seven caves" of the Aztecs which some
    believe lie below the area. source: Penny Harper Salton Sea Naval facility
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    CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO - The COMTRAPAC submarine base reportedly maintains several underground levels. The 6th sub-level containing a terminal to a sub-shuttle transit system capable of subterraneous hi-speed
    transit to other U.S. underground bases as far away as Washington D.C. source: UFO JOURNAL OF FACTS, Spring, 1991 [a MUFON research journal], article by Forest Crawford of Illinois-Missouri MUFON San Diego
    Sub-Base
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    CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO - There is a report of a demolition crew who, several years ago, broke into a subterranean tunnel while demolishing a building. Workers followed the tunnel for a while until they came face to face
    with hair animal-men whose eyes reflected their lights back at them with a reddish glow. source: NEW ATLANTEAN JOURNAL[?] a Related Site?
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    CALIFORNIA, TEHACHAPI MTS. [NW of Los Angeles] - Several accounts suggest that the military-industrial complex had entered in to a collaboration with a parasitical alien race. In exchange for advanced technology the
    industrialists have allowed the aliens to have access to the multi-trillion dollar military-industrial underground network in order to carry out "genetic experiments" on earth. Those who received the new "Trojan horse" technology
    also received major alien mind-control programming, and as a result the underground networks are quickly being assimilated by the alien collective, effectively controlling the minds of those earth people who pose the greatest
    threat to alien imperialism, i.e. those who have access to interplanetary technology. Tehachapi is also called the "Anthill", there are open silos where laser light systems are tested and hovering basket-ball sized cosmodrones
    or "spybees" monitor all activity above and below ground, where "ground-scrapers" descend at least 2 miles and 42 sub-levels, connecting to other facilities via tunnels and mag-lev shuttles and also to more ancient alien
    cavern domains [natural and artificial] deep beneath the earth. There are also reportedly cloned humans with cybernetic minds and assimilated reptilian/alien DNA which work in these facilities known as the 'Orange' because
    of their 'stalky' yellowish or reddish hair, along with Grey aliens, Reptiloids, Military Industrial Black Ops, and others. This site is also known as the Tejon or Tahachapi "Ranch", and is located at the mouth of Little Oak Canyon,
    about 25 miles NW of Lancaster. It is partially powered by the Kern River hydroelectric project, where there is also a mountain that has been "hollowed out". One can reportedly drive underground [with required security
    clearance] from California City to Palmdale to George AFB/Victorville through underground cities and tunnels where aliens have been seen "all over the place", having free access to the underground network, yet these aliens
    have been known to abduct or even kill some who have reported their presence there, because the aliens operate "inside our government" [via the Military-Industrial Trojan horse which operates largely outside of
    Congressional oversight] and do not want their subversive activities to be discovered by the masses or by more benevolent space forces who are at war with these "regressive" alien forces. These regressive aliens attempt to
    create a facade of benevolence towards those "programmed" humans who work in the underground facilities, or use fear and intimidation towards those who are aware of their true intentions. Reports of abductions and
    dissections of humans abound, reportedly with the purpose of "finding our weaknesses and learning how to control us" through controlling the social infrastructure upon which most have become dependent. source: THE
    PHOENIX LIBERATOR, July, 1992 Val Valerian Michael Lindemann "High Strangeness in the Antelope Valley", by William F. Hamilton III
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    CALIFORNIA, YUCCA MOUNTAIN - Reports of underground tunnels descending several miles beneath the mountain. source: THE PHOENIX LIBERATOR, July 7, 1992 the Los Alamos Labs - Yucca Mountain Project
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    CALIFORNIA, SANTA ROSA - Underground FEMA facility. source: Richard Sauder
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    A very active UFO base exists beneath Mt. Ranier. There are also said to be underground "vaults" containing records of the ancient Lemurians. (Note: F.L. Boschke wrote the book "The Unexplained" about the mysteries
    surrounding Mt. Ranier.) The ice cap of Mt. Ranier contains a maze of corridors and caves. In August of 1970, scientists climbed to the top of Mt. Ranier, and entered these caverns and tunnels. Evidence was found indicating
    that a small lake exists deep beneath the ice cap. It is possible that one could find a way to get beneath Mt. Ranier through these tunnels.
    The Mt. Lassen Entrance Mt. Lassen in Tehama County, California is an entrance to a large underground city. Near the foot of Mt. Lassen is a town called Manten. A man named "Ralph B. Fields" lived (lives?) there, and found
    the entrance to the underground city. His friend "Joe" was with him. The cave entrance is in the side of the mountain, at a little over 7,000 feet above sea level, and is near a rock outcropping suitable for camping under.

    Death Valley, CA. Entrance.
    Local Indian legends speak of a tunnel that runs beneath the desert. (Note: The book "Death Valley Men," tells the story of 3 people who are supposed to have found an underground city connected with this tunnel, and who
    actually took treasures from it. The entrance to the Death Valley Tunnel is in the Panamint Mountains down on the lower edge of the range near Wingate Pass, in the bottom of an old abandoned shaft. The bottom of the shaft is
    collapsed, opening an entrance into a large tunnel system containing much treasure. These tunnels connect with the surface also through arches (like large windows) in the side of the mountain and they look down on Death
    Valley. They're high above the valley now, but they were once on the edge of the water, and were accessed by boats. The "windows" in the Death Valley side of the Panamint Mountains are about 4,500-5,000 feet above the
    bottom of Death Valley, and are across from Furnace Creek Ranch. From these openings you can see the green of the ranch below you and Furnace Creek Wash across the valley. (So, with high-powered binoculars or a
    telescope, you should be able to see the openings from the Furnace Creek Ranch, or Wash.) You can drive down Emigrant Canyon towards Death Valley. You can then park beside the road between Furnace Creek Ranch and
    the Salt Bed. (From here, the windows should be visible through binoculars.) Indian legends of the Paiutes Indians speak of the people who used to live in the Panamint's caverns.

    The Mt. Shasta, CA Entrance
    There are tunnels beneath Mt. Shasta that lead to a UFO base there, as well as tunnels that connect with the vast world-wide tunnel network. The Lemurian city "Telos" is said to exist beneath Mt. Shasta. William Hamilton has
    done much research on Mt. Shasta and the tunnels. He has privately published a book entitled "Alien Magic" 249 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 651 Glendale, CA 91203

    BLANCA PEAK - Mt. Blanca [Massif] is located in the mysterious San Luis Valley of Colorado, which has been a "hot spot" for UFO sightings and animal mutilations. Also Southwestern tribes have legends involving caverns
    below the Mt. Blanca, San Luis Lakes, and Great Sand Dunes National Monument region, through which their ancestors migrated during a time of surface natural disasters before emerging onto the surface once again. There
    have been some rumors of an attempted government attack upon an underground alien [Grey] base beneath Mt. Blanca, using a deadly nerve agent, which backfired or failed. Blanca peak is located between Alamosa and
    Walsenberg.


    A fine exhibit and publication about model ship building!

    An amazing ship model by artist Joe Frangiosa, Jr. One of many fantastic examples in an extensive, special exhibition at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

    The Maritime Museum of San Diego currently has an exhibit that’s a lot of fun. It concerns collecting model ships and model ship building! Anyone interested in the hobby or nautical history in general should check it out!

    I took a few photos to provide just a taste of what you’ll see. Bring your kids! They’ll love it!

    Detailed model of a 74 gun two-decker British Ship of the Line, circa 1800. By artist Joe Frangiosa, Jr.

    Half a dozen ship models in different scales of the San Salvador, historic galleon of explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who discovered San Diego Bay for Spain in 1542.

    Tiny models of classic cruise ships, including the famous Titanic.

    A Native American ancient ship model. This pecked stone boat effigy was found in 2012 on San Clemente Island. It’s at least 1000 years old.

    Just a few of the many ships in bottles on display now at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

    Tiny model ships recreate the Battle of Trafalgar between the British Royal Navy and the Spanish fleet in 1805. Outnumbered, British Admiral Nelson sailed two columns directly into the opposing line of ships.

    The Cutter Bear, by famous ship modeler Dr. William Brown, a local artist. His amazing work appears in prestigious museums around the world, including Mystic Seaport and the Smithsonian Institution.

    A Model-Maker and His Art. The collected works of Dr. William Brown. Any serious model ship maker, collector or hobbyist must have this fine publication.

    As a member of the Maritime Museum I recently received the latest publication of Mains’l Haul, titled A Model-Maker and His Art. It features the collected works of one of the world’s most famous model ship builders: Dr. William Brown. It’s really amazing! Any serious model ship hobbyist must have a copy of this fine publication in their library. The many photos are extremely detailed–much better than my few, which were taken in dim light through glass!

    Hopefully you’ll soon be able to buy A Model-Maker and His Art online here. Or look for it at the museum’s gift shop!

    Dr. William Brown produced models of ordinary working boats and ships, as well as historically important vessels. This is L.A. Fire Boat No. 2 which was launched in 1925.

    Close look at Orizaba, a merchant vessel instrumental in San Diego’s early history. Dr. William Brown has produced dozens of models specifically for the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

    I live in downtown San Diego and love to walk around with my camera! You can follow Cool San Diego Sights via Facebook or Twitter!

    You can easily explore Cool San Diego Sights by using the search box on my blog’s sidebar. Or click a tag! There are thousands upon thousands of fun photos for you to share and enjoy!

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    Sifting sand

    As the Underwater Recovery Team excavated the ocean floor, Military Sealift Command mariners with the U.S. Navy helped above water. The mariners operated cranes that moved the lift salvage baskets, and some archaeologist-trained crew members looked for World War II remains by sifting through the sand.

    "It&rsquos [a] very meticulous process," civilian mariner Jean Marien, chief mate of the USNS Salvor, said in the statement. "There was a lot of sand &mdash a never ending supply."

    It took about 5 hours to sift through each basket, which measured 4 feet by 8 feet (1.2 by 2.4 meters) and 4.5 feet (1.3 m) tall.

    "It took multiple dives to fill a sifting basket. Each dive lasted about an hour and the baskets took 5 [hours] to 6 hours to fill,&rdquo Marien said. "Sometimes we had two baskets going at the same time."


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