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Secret Places

2005-05-11 20:04:11.485871+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

From a San Francisco Bay Guardian article about taggging along on one of his expeditions: Part of Trevor Paglen's website is a section called Secret Places, Secret Wars, in which he talks about exploring the fringes of the super-secret military presence in the U.S., including things like taking pictures of a fully submersible dry-dock, some notes and history on the "Blackbird" family of aircraft, and a few remarks on extreme telephotography. Nothing cosmically revelatory here (in fact I think I'd be disturbed if there were), but I think it'd be fun to see one of his lectures.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-11 21:03:08.166153+00 by: Dan Lyke

If you like that sort of thing, you'll like The Hunt For 928, about tracking down a 30 year old A-12 crash. From Bluefire, lots of cool stuff about Area 51[Wiki].

And http://www.desertsecrets.com/ and http://www.lazygranch.com/

My dad used to work for a company called "ESL", and might be interested in some notes on an ESL antenna test site.

And maybe I can convince the hiking crowd to find http://www.lazygranch.com/mtcrash1.htm or http://www.lazygranch.com/mtcrash2.htm on Mount Tam

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-12 11:14:28.88721+00 by: meuon

As I look at all of these pics and stories, They are all the things I have known about for years, in some cases, since childhood. So I have to wonder, what is really going on that is secret. Hmm...

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-12 12:36:59.788558+00 by: petronius

I've always wondered if the Feds encourage interest in Area 51 to distract attention from Area 52, just up the road, where the REAL secret stuff goes on, like warp-drive studies, chrono-synplastic infidubulae, or the long-rumored Project TicTok. And whatever did happen to the Aurora?