The past two days I've been updating my high octane speculations about spaceports, hidden technologies, breakaway civilizations, and hidden systems of finance. And yesterday I mentioned that there's one more thing I wanted to talk about, but that it would have to wait until today.
But first, a bit of background. In my most recent book on the strange subject of secret space programs and breakaway civilizations, Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations, I argued that there were two problems presented to the national security establishment by the UFO: (1) technological emulation and parity, and (2), production. Regarding the first point, I have argued in a multitude of books that the allegations of exotic Nazi technology, inclusive of claims to turbine-based "saucers" and even more exotic "field propulsion" experiments surrounding the Bell story, would inevitably have led the postwar national security establishment to conclude that at least some postwar UFO events had that as its source. Indeed, as I argued in Roswell and the Reich, this - and not the extraterrestrial hypothesis - were what was initially suspected after the famous incident, leading to an intelligence scramble to find certain Nazi researchers (the famous Horten brothers flying wing designers, for example).
...as I pointed out in Covert Wars and Clash of Civilizations, it quickly became evident to those in the national security and defense establishment that, under the restricted production capabilities that any postwar Nazi group would have been constrained to operate under, there were simply too few Nazis and far too many UFOs to account for the phenomenon. Additional, the sheer cost of production of such complicated machines was yet another factor arguing for a supplementary source for some UFOs.
And it is this production factor with which we are concerned, for yet another factor that quickly made its entry into the strategic calculations of the emerging national security state was the sheer size of some reported UFOs, a size that in early reports dwarfed human engineering efforts, and which became another compelling data point arguing for non-human origins. Indeed, in recent decades, the now-famous "triangular UFOs" of immense size have been seen and reported by numerous witnesses, and it has become something of a meme within some circles of ufology that "sheer size = extraterrestrial."
Well... maybe, or maybe not. It may represent human attempts at performance (and size) emulation. A missing $8,500,000,000,000 (see last Saturday's "part one" of this little series), will by a lot of underground tunnels, underground multi-floored "mantle-scrapers", and gigantic assembly facilities. There is, for example, Boeing's Everett Washington assembly plant, a gigantic building dwarfing the size of the 767s and 747s it builds:
The sheer size of the facility is suggestive that, in the service of black projects and enormous financing, the facilities can be constructed to engineer and assemble very large flying things, if need be. Indeed, one need only think of the Graf Zeppelin or Hindenburg in this respect.
Which leaves us where we began on this little update: production, and enormous cost. The B-2 stealth bomber is rumored to cost around $2,000,000,000 per aircraft. Yet, the US Air Force's fleet of the stealth bomber falls far short of the sheer numbers suggested by an unaccounted for 8.5 trillion dollars. In terms of B-2s, That's a lot of B-2s. That's a lot of sorties by the entire US Navy and Air Force.
The huge sums imply huge and complicated engineering, enormous production and assembly facilities, and a technological sophistication that makes the B-2 pale in comparison. And if the fabled Aurora or actual Evrett, Washington Boeing facility are any indicators, then we are seeing but the tip of a very large iceberg.
Shades of Gary McKinnon's claims, or, for that matter, those curious words in President Reagan's memoirs alluding to an American space transport capabiility of up to 300 persons... in the 1980s...
See you on the flip side.