By now, regular readers here are well aware of the high strangeness surrounding our planet's southern continent, Antarctica. Much of that high strangeness surrounds the very weird list of people associated with the place. Since the last time I posted this list, there have been some "revisions", some of which have been brought to my attention by our friend and colleague, Daniel Liszt a.k.a. the Dark Journalist, and some of which I mentioned in my last book, Hess and the Penguins. So, here's the very strange list of people connected to Antarctica, as far as I know it and can recall (and many thanks to all of you who've helped expand and document this list: (1) Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, creator of the Luftwaffe and the Gestapo, sponsor of the 1938-39 German Antarctic expedition (as pointed out in some of my books, beginning with Reich of the Black Sun); (2) Deputy Fuehrer (Stellvertreter) Rudolf Hess (as pointed out in Hess and the Penguins); (3) US Navy Rear Admiral Richard Byrd, leader of the 1946-1947 US "High Jump" expedition (Hess and the Penguins); (4) U.S. Navy Admiral-of-the-Fleet Chester Nimitz (Hess and the Penguins); (5) U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Forrestal (Hess and the Penguins); (5) Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin; (6) Kiril III, Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow; (7) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerrey; (8) the late King Juan Carlos of Spain; (8) the recently-married Prince Harry of Antarctica...

...Well, the list goes on and on, but you get the idea. Oh, did I mention, that Admiral Byrd's nephew was one of the owners of the Texas School Book Depository building in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was murdered there? Well, if not, here's the reference (courtesy of Daniel Liszt a.k.a. the Dark Journalist, who first made me aware of that strange connection):

When we began to look a little closer at D. Harold Byrd (nephew of the famous Admiral Byrd), there was one major detail that jumped out at us. It wasn't the fact that he was a saunch right-winger and a personal friend of Lyndon Johnson. Nor was it the fact that he founded the Civil Air Patrol. (An organization to which Lee Harvey Oswald once belonged). What intrigued us was the fact that D. Harold Byrd, Dallas millionaire and oil tycoon, was the owner of the Texas School Book Depository Building. (Glen Sample and Mark Collom, The Men on the Sixth Floor [Garden Grove, CA: Sample Graphics, 2011], p. 178.)

This above-cited source also goes on to show D Harold Byrd's close association with the Texas oilmen that many researchers believe were involved in some manner in the JFK assassination, Murchison and Hunt. (See the same source, pp. 178-180.)

Now, if Russian Orthodox Patriarchs of Moscow, Nazis, US admirals, Secretaries of State, moon astronauts, British and Spanish royals aren't enough to convince you that something very strange and serious is going on in connection with the polar continent(oh, did I mention that you can add US defense contractor and well-known black projects company Lockheed-Martin to the list?), then perhaps this newest addition to the list will convince you (and a big thank you to all of you who spotted this story):

Turkey set to create own Antarctic research station next year — president

'Time of the Dawn of Turkey': Erdogan Announces Construction of Antarctic Base

Really? Ottomaniac Erdogan wants a Turkish scientific base in Antarctica, while he has significant problems at home? What's even weirder is the way that the Sultan decided to announce the project, in a tweet on Twitter. Even weirder than this "Trumpism" is the actual wording of the Sublime Porte's announcement:

"In 2019, we will create a research station in Antarctica. Through this station, we will join the victorious group of 30 countries who already have a presence there. This is a time of global vision. It is the time of the dawn of Turkey!"(Emphasis added)

The rhetoric here  - "the victorious group of 30 countries" - is reminiscent of the Rococo language of the Porte, and could thus be written down to the politics-as-usual sort of thing that politicians like to indulge in, in this case minus the "bey effendis" that characterized the Porte of yesteryear.

But I have to indulge in my trademark High Octane SpeculationTM here: what if it isn't? What if Mr. Erdogan means what he says when referring to a "victorious group of 30 countries who already have a presence there"? Viewed that way, I cannot but help recall the words attributed to Rear Admiral Byrd by the El Mercurio de Santiago when the Admiral terminated the High Jump expedition months ahead of schedule, and warned that the USA would have to prepare to defend itself against "enemy" aircraft capable of flying from pole to pole. Byrd returned to the USA, and we can only presume that he then briefed his superiors - Fleet Admiral Nimitz and Secretary Forrestal - about the expedition. He then wrote a very lengthy article about the expedition for National Geographic magazine, did a television appearance on the old Longines CBS talk show, and then more or less laid low. As readers of my book Hess and the Penguins will recall, his son was invited to Washington on an anniversary of that National Geographic article, but on the way, disappeared, only to be found dead in a Baltimore warehouse. The Baltimore police treated it as a homicide and assigned a detective to the case, but nothing  more, to my knowledge, was ever done about the case.  Within the alternative research community, the hypothesis has been advanced that Admiral Byrd and the High Jump expedition ran afoul of post-war surviving Nazis and their advanced high tech in Antarctica, was whipped into submission, and beat a hasty retreat, a view to which I do not subscribe. Other versions have it that he encountered aliens and UFOS, or found the entrance into the "hollow earth"(also stories to which, needless to say, I most emphatically do not subscribe), and so on. None of these stories has much, if any, evidence to back them up. But something happened down there that caught the attention of Herman Goering and Richard Byrd, and it probably wasn't just whale oil, lubricants, resources, or rich fishing fields.

So along comes Mr. Erdogan in the Sublime Porte, and announces that Turkey intends to join the "victorious group of 30 countries who already have a presence down there." Victory implies a conflict of some sort, and conflict of some sort implies someone with whom one is in conflict, an enemy, an opposition. So taking Mr. Erdogan's strange remark in a more literal and less rhetorical sense, one has to wonder, how long was this conflict? Against whom was it waged? Was the presence of Secretary of State Kerry, King Juan Carlos, Prince Harry and so on related to this possible conflict? Does the presence of Apollo Moon astronaut Buzz Aldrin - and for that matter, Kiril III - in this list indicate some off-planet opposition? Or does the presence of Goering and Hess- or again, Kiril III - in this impossibly strange list indicate that - indeed - there may be some kernel of truth to all those Nazi "last battalion" legends that have so persistently continued against the end of the war?

I don't know, but the bottom line is, Mr. Erdogan's comment is capable of more than one interpretation, and in the context of all the other high strangeness associated with Antarctica, my money is actually on the second interpretation.

See you on the flip side...

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Ralph Bauer on June 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm


    Your comment on Turkey playing a “card” re Nato makes sense- there are 29 member countries in that org, and a politician would naturally round up to 30…
    All the visitors to that place of strangeness were from NATO countries, except the Patriarch of Moscow- who was a “religious” and could thus get clearance. And… he might have been used to “play a card” back to Moscow.
    A scenario that could unify all elements of this geo-poker game would have 1) ancient alien Tech from a long-deserted outpost 2) scientists who cannot explain it, and are literally scared to death when it is turned on, and 3) a struggle to control access to the tech-site, so that no one gets the “upper hand” (this would be the wild card in the 7 hole stud geo-poker game)….

  2. goshawks on June 23, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Speaking of High Strangeness, can anybody else sense ‘something’ just-behind and slightly-up from this famous personality who semi-recently returned in a panic on a medivac from Antarctica?×528.jpg

  3. Eve Leung on June 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I really hope whoever they are fighting with will kick their bump very hard, that is what I call it an entertainment LOL

  4. Robert Barricklow on June 19, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    As Groucho Marx says,
    “Whatever it is, I’m against it!”

    • goshawks on June 19, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      My favorite Groucho Marx line:
      “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.”

  5. goshawks on June 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    While I agree with much of the Antarctica strangeness, I suggest for the new Turkish base we need look no further than the failed coup on Erdogan. After his life/ass was saved by Putin, Erdogan became a semi-ally of Russia (while staying in NATO!). Obviously, frictions mounted:
    “22nd May 2018 – Rumours begin to surface that U.S. congress is looking for ways to block the transfer of F-35 jets to Turkey.
    27th May 2018 – According to Haaretz, the Israeli government urges the U.S. to deliver downgraded – if they deliver any at all – versions of the F-35 to Turkey.
    28th May 2018 – A Rosoboronexport official allegedly contacts a defence journalist stating that the company is not allowed to export SU-35 let alone SU-57 planes to Turkey; the best they can do is export Mig-31s. This comes as a response to articles in the Turkish press indicating that if the U.S. block F-35 sales to Turkey, Turkey has other sources of high-tech planes.
    29th May 2018 – In an unprecedented move for allied countries, the U.S. Congress includes in the Defence Budget FY2019 draft law a section that aims to halt the transfer of any F-35s to Turkey, to expel Turkey from the F-35 program (of which Turkey is a partner) altogether… In the draft law, it is stated clearly that these measures are the result of the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Russia and the decision by Turkey to purchase the S400 system. Turkey in an effort to alleviate U.S. worries announced a 10-month delay of S400 deliveries citing ‘training and infrastructure requirements’. This is a move without any value as it restores the delivery timeframe to its original schedule. If the law passes by Congress and is signed by Trump, it will put U.S. – Turkey relationship in a deep freeze.
    3rd June 2018 – Turkish officials receive invitations to attend the delivery ceremony of the first Turkish F-35s scheduled to take place on June 21st in Lockheed’s facilities at Fort Worth, Texas. This is in line with the draft law as the planes will not leave U.S. soil. Contractually, the planes should arrive to Turkey one year later – although that remains to be seen.”

    Now, with these hardball moves in play, how could Erdogan respond? My high octane speculation is that Erdogan knows about the High Strangeness in Antarctica (perhaps through Putin: ex-KGB, remember?) and is playing a subtly-threatening ‘card’ to back off or face a Disclosure via ‘discoveries’ happening at the new base…

    • goshawks on June 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Just couldn’t help adding this (from above article):
      “30th May 2018 – U.S Navy announces the list of participants to the annual Pacific Rim international naval exercise (RIMPAC). Of note is the withdrawal of the invitation to the Chinese contingent and the invitation to Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Brazil, and…Israel.”

    • DanaThomas on June 20, 2018 at 4:10 am

      Gos you may be right about Turkey being in the Russian sphere, but how does this explain their aggressive behaviour towards Greece which is in a sense under the Russian wing? Just petty warmongering to raise domestic support?

      • goshawks on June 20, 2018 at 5:53 am

        Dana, my sense is that this behavior is almost ‘in the genes’ by now. This goes back to the Battle of Thermopylae against the Persian army in 480 BC and before, not to mention that Alexander the Macedonian later conquered – and his generals held – all of Turkey/Persia. Then, the Muslims took Greece. Then, the Greeks threw-off Ottoman rule. ‘Bad blood’ goes way back. I am sure Putin is rolling his eyeballs at the whole ‘shoving-match’ thing, while making sure it is only a war of words…

        (And yes, Erdogan is probably trying the time-honored ‘enemy is at the gates’ posturing to keep his population loyal to him. And yes, there is oil involved offshore-of Cyprus. Sigh…)

  6. paraschtick on June 19, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Several years ago now, I was playing around with the NASA url. Putting it into something called which is a website where you can glean more information about a particular url. Anyway, clicking on various links associated with the main NASA url, I discovered that NASA had some sort of operation going in Antarctica. It was either a server, or network … unfortunately, I’ve forgotten now.

    I went back and tried again recently but NASA have rejigged their public facing networks, servers, websites etc, and I can no longer find that particular link.

    Why they would have a presence in Antarctica is pure speculation. Maybe they have an astronomical program going on down there? Without more info, it’s not easy to say.

    Still I found it interesting at the time. Just another one of those little jigsaw puzzles which might mean something or not.

    • Levi G on June 20, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Just imagine, there could be a giant space elevator/tower in Antarctica and the whole world would be unable to see it. Lol!

  7. marcos toledo on June 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    What Erdogan wants to extend the Neo-Ottoman empire to Antarctica. Or is this the usual the Turks as useful idiots scenario? Who are their puppetmasters?

  8. Truthteller on June 19, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    The first guess was the correct one. Ottomans speak in hyperboles. Victorious nations include Bulgaria, Romania, and Ecuador.
    But certainly the only place with no indigenous human inhabitants could well be a place that no human dared to venture (or were chased away, if they did):
    “Antarctica has the cleanest air, and monitoring of the atmospheric air is also done there for neutral data sets. The continent also experiences minimal background radiation and low temperatures with extremely thin, dry and clear air. Antarctica has no national border making it entirely open for every country. “

  9. MK on June 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Hi, I’ve been wanting to tell you about a tv show that might interest you, it was from 2011 and was called The Event. Just as a teaser it has a group of “off worlders” being imprisoned in a “Alaska” since the end of World War II. I don’t want to spoil any more, but there are many interesting story lines throughout the one season series that will make anyone familiar enough with out recent history to wonder what was behind this show.


    • Joseph P. Farrell on June 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      I have the show on DVD… but thanks for the heads up.

      • DownunderET on June 19, 2018 at 5:45 pm

        I also have it on dvd, and I think the guy who wrote the script was a little too easy with the truth. It smacks of old stories, but in fact is very true in one sense.

  10. DanaThomas on June 19, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Generally speaking even the most ramshakle governments are very careful in their written communications. And since apparently no Cuban or Fijian attack has been repulsed down there, we might entertain some other secret terrestrial conflict scenario and/or a “cosmic war” scenario. According to the wiki article with a list of bases, 33 countries have a permanent or seasonal presence, alone or jointly. Turkey would make 34 (this seems to spoil the “magic number though!).

    • Joseph P. Farrell on June 19, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Seems that Turkey has LONG enjoyed playing the spoiler, and its current Sultan no less so…

  11. WalkingDead on June 19, 2018 at 6:20 am

    If you’re looking for the ideal location for “continuity” of your “shadow” world government, while the rest of the world burns due to a nuclear war, Antarctica pretty much has it all located away from prying eyes. That Argentine private area bought by Soros’ buddy for all those Israeli soldiers to party in is close by for a staging area. You have a natural deep freezer for storing everything you might need and, no doubt, there are probably a few of those luxurious DUMB’s in place by now connected by high speed rail to the rest of the world. It’s also the perfect location for their “secret space fleet” base. It’s anyone’s guess what else may be or has been found there.
    May as well crawl way out there to the end of the twig.

    • Levi G on June 20, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      See my reply to parashtick, about a very hypothetical space elevator/tower.

  12. Kahlypso on June 19, 2018 at 5:55 am

    “Victorious”….. Goes into the same basket as.. “going to the launchpad” tweet from Mastermason Aldrin?
    The only thing that could have whipped Byrd into place.. would have been.. either.. Ex Nazi’s perfecting their Foo Fighter technology and making flying discs that could emerge from the water and fly faster than anything Byrd had..
    Or… Those weird tales of Vril Maidens and channelling sessions where they get the plans for flying discs from….. aliens? Blond haired, blue eyed master race aliens who use mysterious Vril power.. So.. its the Aliens protecting their own base.. Maybe Hitler gave the land to the Aryan Spacenazis as a thank you gift for the flying saucer and nuke tech and electronic fuses…
    Too many maybes… but its all good fun to jungle around the head..
    Strange how the Ricans used ‘Aliens’ and little green men to explain their own flying saucers.. Germans taught them the use and usefulness of psy-ops.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on June 19, 2018 at 2:48 pm


    • Levi G on June 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      The world has not seen such talent since those Vril women, their extremely psychic hair, and very well-connected occult network. I don’t envy them, but wish there were women around with the balls to meditate that hard and channel some serious information again.

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