My inbox was flooded last week and over the long weekend with various versions of this story, and there's so many people to thank for sending it that it would be impossible to list all their initials. Suffice it to say: "thank you!"

What's the story? It seems that our "friends" at the Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency (and again, thanks to J.B. for providing that one!) are looking for underground corridors and so on. Here's RT's version of the story, and as one might imagine, its assessment of "totally not suspicious" might represent the tongue-in-cheek intelligence assessments of the Sluzhba vneshney razvedki Rossiyskoy Federatsii as they pondered the whole thing:

‘Totally not suspicious’: DARPA freaks people out with urgent request for underground complex

The request, as the article points out, came in a most unusual manner for an agency of the federal goobernment: it was made not in a contract offering or a notice on DARPA's website, but in a tweet:

“Attention, city dwellers! We're interested in identifying university-owned or commercially managed underground urban tunnels & facilities able to host research & experimentation,” the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) tweeted on Wednesday, sparking a wave of alarming theories ranging from zombie and alien invasions, to psyops and the end of the world.

And sure enough, when one visits DARPA's website, there's a screen capture of the tweet:

‘DARPA tweet

So, DARPA tweeted on August 28th, 2019, that it needed underground complexes to "host research and experimentation" by August 30th, a margin of only two days. Now if you've ever watched those goobernment websites where contract notices are posted, and tried to follow one through the labyrinth, you'll be aware that the process usually moves at the speed of evolution encompassing several geological ages (but hey, they've got your back on health care). But here DARPA wants to hear from you in two days. And that implies that there's some urgency involved in the matter.

The RT article concludes with an outline of various scenarios being debated:

DARPA dismissed one person’s theory they wanted to store monsters down there by responding with a reference to the sci-fi Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’: “Please. Demogorgons are such a Department of Energy thing.”

Many were amused that DARPA would even make such a request on social media. Others offered up their own basements, and some speculated that the tweets themselves were some sort of experiment, pointing out the US government is likely already well aware of the country’s underground structures.

DARPA is the US Department of Defense arm responsible for the development of emerging military technologies, and has a long history of coming up with crazy (and terrifying) ideas.

An article by Matt Novak at Gizmodo had a bit more information:
Why Does Darpa Need a Huge Underground Facility by Friday?

Here's where it gets interesting (citing from most of Mr. Novak's article):

Gizmodo reached out to Darpa and the agency confirmed that the turnaround time was short, but said that it was originally posted last week. That’s still incredibly short notice for a government agency that needs a large space for its experiments. Darpa wouldn’t explain why they needed an underground facility so quickly.

“Complex urban underground infrastructure can present significant challenges for situational awareness in time-sensitive scenarios, such as active combat operations or disaster response,” a Darpa spokesperson who asked to remain nameless told Gizmodo by email.

“DARPA is interested in exploring this domain for researchers to analyze and enhance approaches to improve situational awareness and response times in emergency scenarios,” the Darpa spokesperson continued. “Locations submitted could help the research community identify relevant sites for further field experimentation to accelerate their development of such technologies.”


Darpa is currently hosting the Subterranean Challenge, which is a bit like their old Robotics Challenge from 2015 only for mapping and traversing underground environments. Darpa’s “Urban Circuit” challenge is happening in February of 2020, so we can guess that this underground location might be for that, but we don’t know for sure. And it would be strange to only organize something like that on a week’s notice.

Darpa simply isn’t telling us much. In fact, Darpa is making us a bit nervous by its responses on Twitter. When someone said that the urgent need for a tunnel, “sounds both exciting and ominous,” Darpa replied, “even to us.”

(Emphases added)

So... it would appear at first glance that DARPA's sudden request is related to that story that came out a few months ago that the US military was to begin combat training in underground facilities, implying that they sensed a a potential danger that had to be addressed. DARPA's entry into this subterranean warfare theater implies that they have or are developing "technologies" to "analyze and enhance approaches to improve situational awareness", perhaps things like robot drones to map complex labyrinthine underground structures with their tunnels, tubes, corridors, rooms, and so on.

The real question is why? And why the seeming urgency?

Like Wile E. Coyote, I intend to run right off the twig on this high octane speculation, or rather, speculations, because I have three basic versions, and as one might have guessed from my assigning this blog to the "Giza and Archaeology" file, I suspect one of them might be archaeological in nature.  Suppose one has come across vast, interconnected underground facilities somewhere, that one suspects are (1) boobytrapped, and (2) potentially still occupied. Such facilities might be found in - oh, I don't know - Germany, for example, or Antarctica. In that case, one would need to develop technologies to map the layout and spot any potential boobytraps lovingly placed by the Waffen SS, or by ancient Atlanteans, or whomever. Of course, I jest (partially), but the point is clear: technology could both explore dangerous facilities and save lives. And of course, the use of such technologies would also require training humans to use them in such environments, and to do so when time is precious. This seems to me to be the most apparent explanation. And the allusion to the Waffen SS was to underscore the main point: such underground facilities are typical for black projects research in any country, and such facilities have check points, and boobytraps. According to some individuals, there are underground facilities in Germany to this day that have not been explored precisely because of the fear of boobytraps.

Ok, if that's so, then what are the other two possibilities? (This is the part where I've not only run to the end of the twig, but right off of it, and am now, like Wile E. Coyote, suspended in midair, arms and legs flailing wildly, with not a shred of corroborative or supportive evidence to support my speculation.)  If one looks at the implications of DARPA's tweet, at Mr. Novak's article, and my parsing of what he indicated were DARPA's responses to Gismodo's inquiries, there are other potential contexts and scenarios in which this combination of mapping robot-drones and humans operating in an unknown artificial environment and under time constraints would be useful: large spaceships, and facilities not  even on this planet, for if one stops and thinks about it, the technologies and training that are implied are viable or applicable in a variety of contexts, and hence, I would not be a bit surprised to learn that the human component of this training and experimentation will be run through a variety of scenarios along the lines I've outlined. And there's the fact of the recent creation of "the space force" to be considered, which I suspect is related to this announcement that DARPA is seeking elaborate underground structures.

And there's one more feature to note about these speculative scenarios I've advanced; they all fit the conditions of that last sentence cited above:

When someone said that the urgent need for a tunnel, “sounds both exciting and ominous,” Darpa replied, “even to us.”

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. BetelgeuseT-1 on September 7, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    If putting a space angle to this.
    Is this (once again) Wernher von Braun’s “the Aliens are coming” stage. Chuckle, chuckle.

  2. pappagone on September 4, 2019 at 11:14 am

    this argument isn’t connected to the article of Darpa, but is a very darl light on evil rogue activities of zionists-americans in their road to a worldwide regime (after depopulation and ethnic cleansing on vaste scale, and the annihiliment of the nations which americans thinks to be their enemies)
    This is a very dirty activity which more people are aware and better are the chances to wipe out certain cabals, entities, and conspirations that don’t needs of theories, we are in front of the reality of what is the very axis of terror and/or axis of evil

  3. sagat1 on September 4, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Another more sinister reason for wanting to know of exisiting subterraean facilities is to identify where people may well be hiding should some sort of over ground event occur that threatens (purposefully or otherwise) the populace at large as part of the depopulation agenda.

  4. Loxie Lou Davie on September 4, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Don’t know if any of the rest of you follow Mike Morales of Above Ground World News, but recently during his “day job” he was in the home of a DARPA engineer who was scouting out ALL the caverns in the state of Missouri!! Makes me think those “in the know” realize “something” is going to drive us all underground….AGAIN!!!

    My Favorite Rocket Scientist, David Adair, disclosed recently that he has been approached by two different countries to begin a new Space Program….he has to decide which offer to accept!! He will put a Thorium Reactor in space. Maybe we ARE moving out of the old, worn out, paradigm!!! 😉

    Dorian…..speculations that it took out a Chinese sub base…..Hmmmmm!

    • OrigensChild on September 4, 2019 at 11:16 am

      Would Britain have permitted a Chinese submarine base here? I’ve not heard these speculations myself–but I am certain that in the present economic climate, these speculations are probable. Until someone offering this can provide evidence for British collusion I’m not biting. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

      With exception to that thank you for the anecdotes. Too bad they are not in the position to offer stronger evidence than their word. Please keep us informed. I’m assuming thorium-fueled spacecraft already exists in some nations’ Secret Space programs. They may even be deploying more sophisticated technologies than this now!

  5. zendogbreath on September 3, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    ran across this just before reading comments here tonight.

    https://www.bit chute.com/video/-xf-sOgnTPc/?list=notifications&randomize=false
    Ryan Dawson

  6. Pierre on September 3, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Maybe they plan to make private bunkers illegal and confiscate them like Roosevelt did the gold in ’33.

    Maybe given what they do underground (Wells’ Time Machine Moloch harvesters) , the spirits are haunting them on their own turf, so they are seeking, ummm, virgin haunts for ‘new blood’

    Maybe they are finding it too hard given current training (over millenia, slave mines and all that) to get into Epstein’s Island’s underground entrances – or get back out.


  7. Robert Barricklow on September 3, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Warfare theatres could be in confined, close encounter special-type geographies; from an underground, to an urban, as well as space environments. These geographies would involve different categories of weapons; including those in mind warfare. Once various stratagems are developed; proof of concept would then be tested.

  8. marcos toledo on September 3, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    One question what does DARPA KNOW that they are telling us. Is this their way of finding hideouts for our elites and time is running out faster than what they expected.

  9. Randy on September 3, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Maybe “it” is ALL the above ….an op within an op within an op within an op….? & oh shit I hope whatever is coming this way isn’t PREDATOR’s mud mud Mud MUD !!! get to the choppers 🙂 freaking (& yeah guys/gals it should be the f-bomb ) pred’s 😉 …..more water ? Were going to need more water ! 🙂

    • Joseph P. Farrell on September 3, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks for the comment… please remember, to keep the language clean.

      • Randy on September 4, 2019 at 10:29 am

        Dr.Farrell I apologise for any bad language? It truly is not my intention of offend ing you or any members of this site or the public .

  10. goshawks on September 3, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    There are all kinds of ‘earthy’ possibilities for this tweet, so I am going in a different direction: I suspect this could be a ‘honeypot’ operation. The way the tweet came out of DARP@, the short notice, the ‘doom’ vibes, etc., all seem to be carefully crafted to spread the news like wildfire. If you were an alphabet agency with brand-new software which could follow ‘hits’ and keywords, you might send-out something like this tweet and map the entire web-of-connections. This seems especially likely with the subject matter: you would attract the attention of everybody involved with subterranean structures. I seem to remember the Palantir system, in this regard:
    “As of 2013, Palantir’s client list includes the CIA, the FBI, the NSA, the CDC, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point and the IRS. Roughly half of the company’s business is with the government. Q-Tel, the CIA’s VC arm, was one of the company’s earliest investors.”
    “As BBG explains, Palantir’s specialty is using its data analytics powers to draw connections that weaker software might miss.”

    (I always come back to the Bourne film series. In one of the films, they show the operations room of an alphabet agency. Minion agency-personnel are able to pull-up – in real time – the whole web-of-associations of a person, and then take-action in the relevant directions. This is only made possible by ‘mining’ – in real time – all the data collected over the years that is 99.99999% irrelevant but contains the ‘golden clue’. Hence, all the frantic data-harvesting over the past decade…)

    • LadyBug on September 3, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      I meant to hit reply. Goshawks your comment makes a lot of sense.

    • zendogbreath on September 3, 2019 at 11:24 pm

      Word. Throw in a little bit about what’s coming out now of Cambridge Analytica’s capabilities on a micro scale in real time.

    • OrigensChild on September 4, 2019 at 11:03 am

      Like button!!! Excellent!

    • BetelgeuseT-1 on September 7, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      As soon as I started to read the article, what you’re saying is exactly what I was thinking.
      IMO, Twitter is the AI learning platform for the alphabet agencies, its Training Platform.
      I bet that most “tweets” on that platform are AI generated, including responses to “real” tweets. Take Trojan Trump’s tweets as just one example. Who really beliefs that Mr Trump is sitting behind his office PC – or on his mobile handset for that matter – sending out these tweets? This guy wouldn’t be able to send out squat without approval from his handlers.
      In cyber security we have the term “honey pot” for exactly the purpose that is being talked about in this story. It’s not just a term, it’s an actual system built for the purpose. You’re DELIBERATELY trying to attract (in particular nefarious) users to your honey pot to record and analyze what they are doing. Data which can then be used to strengthen your security practices. Although in this particular story, the data may be used for much darker purposes, who knows.

      Lump Goggle, Fakebook, AWS into the same category, used for the same purpose. Command & Control.

  11. OrigensChild on September 3, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I thought of one nation of concern sitting somewhere south of China. I also know that is the answer those who work for DARPA want us to go, too. Underground structures offer a variety of benefits for warfare scenarios because they are the military equivalent of the use of swimming pools for space travel. Back during the day when NASA was training astronauts they trained in diving suits in large water tanks to simulate a weightless environment. Underground structures are perfect places are a natural generalization of this principle for specific classes of missions. It’s also perfect places to test a plethora of new military gear beyond the prying eyes of a general public.

  12. zendogbreath on September 3, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    First thought. Its another cheap ploy to expand their mapped coverage of infrastructure. Kinda like the pokemon go psyop helped out uber’s maps. Even to the point of revealing the insides of buildings.

  13. SoCal G on September 3, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Here is a short DARPA video of the Subterranean Challenge.


    The Graphics used in the video state they are pushing the (robotic) technology “further than ever before to reach new depths in the underground domain”. Domain is an odd word to use as it implies a territory that is usually controlled by “someone”.

    And if you are a Godzilla fan, the newest movie just released-which by the way all these “monsters” are now called Titans and the secret organization that studies them is MONARCH (another odd reference indeed)-, introduced the hollow earth theory with an enormous ancient underground city. At one point during the study of it using robotic drones a MONARCH movie character states “He looks like Egypt” to which another character replies “only much older”.

    Just thought I would throw that little side bar out there.

    Like Joseph I first though about off world locations such as Mars when I read about this request, but the short notice seems like it also is part of the training.

    • LadyBug on September 3, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      I just saw the Godzilla movie. It is so twisted. The clincher is that the younger will think that is the truth.

  14. WalkingDead on September 3, 2019 at 9:10 am

    There was a time, long ago, when mankind took to similar places for survival. These places are still being found to this day. It’s not like they don’t have enough underground military facilities already where they could run these tests. Why the urgent need to find and map more? Darpa, the elite, and the US aren’t the only ones looking or preparing underground facilities, it is a phenomenon occurring in many nations. Something wicked this way comes and preparations are being made for it.
    There are plenty of cave systems, underground mines, subways, etc. located across the globe which are already known and many, if not most, have already been mapped out, an urgent need to find more for some reason seems to indicate whatever may be coming is arriving sooner rather than later; or we are just reading into this more than we should.

    • zendogbreath on September 3, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      Or they are wanting to know who n what n where they might b competing with.

    • goshawks on September 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      This is one of my favorites. There are later Buddhist carvings on one wall, but no historical records of when it might have been built. And the ‘facility’ is big

      • zendogbreath on September 3, 2019 at 11:20 pm

        If modern tech had to pump the caves out, how did the old tech keep them dry enough to work?

        How did they light these caves too?

        • goshawks on September 4, 2019 at 6:50 pm

          Yep, and not only that: If you look at the scraping/texture’ of the walls, it looks like some industrial-scale machinery just ‘hogged’ it out. Back in X B.C. Right…

          • zendogbreath on September 4, 2019 at 11:41 pm

            Yeh. Noticed that. Even if those were only finishing tools that’s some serious hours spent finishing such surfaces. Maybe the owners contracted out the work to Thorin & Co. With really big ladders.

  15. anakephalaiosis on September 3, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Brexit teapot is instigated by a tea bag, for Punch to drink tea with Judy, to consolidate the teahouse, by nanny speech coming up.

    Meanwhile, the white and red dragons – at the pub – are sacrificing the boy with no father, because Runic ale is Druidic brew.

    Now cometh the comet, to the Holy Grail pub in Leaky Cauldron. Join those crazy times, in our loony bin factory! No sanity allowed!


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