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Re: Roswell The Nazi Connection

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 18:24:36 -0500
Archived: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 17:03:43 -0400
Subject: Re: Roswell The Nazi Connection 


>From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 17:04:58 -0400
>Subject: Re: Roswell The Nazi Connection

>>From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:31:51 -0700
>>Subject: Re: Roswell The Nazi Connection

>>I have no idea if there are or ever were German bases in
>>Antarctica, but I do know that Byrd believed that there was
>>something there we needed to deal with:

>"Adm. Byrd declared today that it was imperative for the United
>States to initiate immediate defense measures against hostile
>regions. The Admiral further stated that he didn't want to
>frighten anyone unduly but 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.

>Admiral Byrd repeated the above points of view, resulting from
>his personal knowledge gathered both at the north and south
>poles, before a news conference held for International News
>Service."

>Five minutes on Google led me to this, from Answers.com:

>A report in the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio of Santiago on 5
>March 1947 sheds some possible light onto the strategic
>importance of polar reconnaissance. The article by Lee van Atta
>entitled Admiral Richard E Byrd Refers To The Strategic
>Importance Of The Poles had been sent from "On Board Mount
>Olympus on the High Seas". It is often misquoted in translation
>by occult enthusiasts, the usual interpolations in the text
>being of "flying objects" having the ability "to fly from pole
>to pole at incredible speeds", but a better translation is:

Hi, Greg,

As long as there's an endless supply of the endlessly gullible -
 as there is, alas, endlessly - occult legends associated with
Richard E. Byrd will live on. The one you're addressing here is
entrenched in hollow-earth lore, where Byrd, through no choice
of his own, figures prominently. Somebody even went to the
trouble of forging (albeit poorly) a purported Byrd diary of his
experiences inside the hollow earth. One prominent theme, as
many Listfolk will know, has Nazis and their saucer technology
fleeing to Antarctica and escaping into the hollow earth through
the big hole/entrance (allegedly) there.

Any good book on hollow-earth traditions tells the whole story,
which owes much to such reliable sources - that's sarcasm, folks
- as Ray Palmer and Raymond Bernard (pseudonym of the very
strange Walter Siegmeister). A good account of how the innocent
Adm. Byrd got hijacked into this nuttiness can be found in
Walter Kafton-Minkel's Subterranean Worlds (1989). In his recent
Hollow Earth (2006) David Standish remarks on how innocent
statements made by Byrd got interpreted by hollow-earthers in
ways that are "positively daffy."

Anyway, Greg, just a note to let you know that this sort of
silliness is nothing new, but simply the product of the endless
recycling that so occupies the energies of the impressionable.


Jerry Clark



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