Admiral Byrd and Operation Highjump
Just like with any other conspiracy, there are rumors, lies, misinformation, and confusion. Many people come out and say they are experts on the subject. I am not an expert on this subject and I’m confused about the whole Highjump conspiracy as anyone else. But, let’s go through some of the facts, or the so called facts in today’s questionable news environment.
Admiral Richard Byrd was a naval officer and led an expedition in 1946 to Antarctica. There were many reasons to go to the unexplored continent. The nuclear age had begun and the United States wanted to establish a base outside of its territory to help with an attack by the Soviet Union. Of course the navy also wanted to check out the conditions and terrain of Antarctica. There also is the rumor that the U.S. was concerned with if and where some of the nazis had gone to after the second world war had ended.
To add to the controversy, the navy sent out quite the fleet to the south pole. The fleet included 13 ships, 23 aircraft and approximately 4,700 troops. Why so much to just “explore” an unexplored area. Wouldn’t just a group of scientists be sufficient?
There are many different versions of the encounter by Task Force 68. One rumor was supported by the well known fact that the Nazis had traveled to Antarctica before and after the war. It is said by some that Admiral Byrd and his fleet were intercepted on the way to the frozen land by UFOs.
Were these craft built by the Nazi or were they from out of this world? There are pictures from world war 2 that the Germans had at the very least shown interest in the flying saucer concept and they were known to be fascinated with the UFO phenomenon. The story goes on to say that there were Soviet spies that had followed the Americans on their voyage and saw the occurrences happen with their own eyes.
A battle between the fleet and the UFO then began. There were casualties that did happen on the voyage. That is proven with documentation. Many vessels were destroyed and there are mixed versions of the number of casualties that were suffered.
The El Mercurio newspaper from Chile reported an interview with Admiral Byrd on March 5, 1q47. The newspaper quoted Byrd, “Adm. Byrd declared today that it was imperative for the United States to initiate immediate defense measures against hostile regions. Furthermore, Byrd stated that he “didn’t want to frighten anyone unduly” but that it was “a bitter reality that in case of a new war the continental United States would be attacked by flying objects which could fly from pole to pole at incredible speeds”.
That is quite a scary statement. There of course, as always, the theory of a government cover up. There was also the fact that Secretary of Defense James Forrestal started talking about some controversial military events that had supposedly occurred. That included Project Highjump. James Forrestal was placed in a Bethesda Naval Hospital psychiatric ward. He was not allowed to talk to anyone. That included his wife. Shortly after James Forrestal jumped out or was pushed out of a window and died.
Whatever you believe, it is ironic that this happened shortly after the Roswell crash. Also, many Nazi were unaccounted for after the war ended. Rumors that many of them fled to South America continue today. Technology occurred at rapid speed after the late 1940s and this subject and the Roswell event both make one ponder “where and how did we get this technology”.