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Project Redbook: P – T

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They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and] consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?”

ISAIAH 14:16-17

PANAMA, BETWEEN PANAMA AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – A drilling project on the sea floor breaks through to massive cavities under the ocean bedrock. The opening grew in size and is now sucking a massive and constant flow of ocean water into the crust beneath the ocean floor.

source: FAR OUT Magazine, April, 1982 issue


PENNSYLVANIA, ALLEGHENY MOUNTAINS – About 50 miles south of Pittsburgh in the first range of the Allegheny mountains, George A. Lehew reportedly found a cavern which he penetrated for over a mile, the passages becoming increasingly wider. He descended at about a 45 degree angle until reaching a room in which he found a 6-ft.-wide thermal bore, a perfectly circular shaft with smooth glazed walls that had apparently been melted through the rock/earth in some ancient time. Old timers in the area alleged that six “survivors” in 1915 took gear and equipment and spent a month exploring the cave, going 18 miles from the entrance and down almost 5 miles below sea level, where they distinctly heard the “rumble of machinery” off in the distance.

source: Letter from George A. Lehew in AMAZING STORIES Magazine, Dec. 1946


PENNSYLVANIA, BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT – The location of the so-called “underground Pentagon” maintained by nearby Ft. Ritchie, and used as a major electronic nerve center for the U.S. military. A massive installation that is also known as “Raven Rock” or “Site R” that was blasted out of greenstone granite 650 feet below. A 260,000 sq. ft. facility sprawling beneath 716 acres composed of five different “buildings” in specially excavated separate caverns, literally forming an underground “pentagon”. Also contains fluorescent lights, convenience store, barbershop, medical and dining facilities, an underground reservoir containing millions of gallons of water, a chapel, 35 miles of telephone lines, and six 1,000-watt generators. It is a supercomputing and electronic command post linked with several military communications networks around the globe, and is reportedly connected via tunnel to Camp David several miles to the north near the town of Thurmont.

source: UFO Magazine, Vol.7, No.6; Richard Sauder


PENNSYLVANIA, DIXONVILLE – Mine inspector Glenn E. Berger reported in 1944 to his superiors that the Dixonville mine disaster which “killed” 15 men was not the result of a cave-in, but rather an attack by underground creatures capable of manipulating the earth [partial cave-ins], whose domain the miners had apparently penetrated. Most of the dead miners were not injured by falling rocks but showed signs of large claw marks, others were missing, and one survivor spoke of seeing a vicious humanoid creature that was ‘not of this world’ within an ancient passage that the miners had broke into. The creature somehow created a “cave-in”, blocking himself and another inspector [who closed his eyes when he felt the creatures ‘hot breath’ on his neck] from the main passage until another rescue party began to dig through the collapse, scaring the “creature” away.

source: Article by Stoney Brakefield in NEWS EXTRA, July 14, 1974


PENNSYLVANIA, NEW KENSINGTON – A creature, about 4 ft. tall, walking on two feet and “half humanoid – half dinosaur” was seen by grownups and children. One boy attempted to grab the creature from behind, which let out a squealing or screeching sound and escaped. Also, children attempted to pour gasoline on the creature and light it, unsuccessfully, before it escaped into a “sewer tunnel” nearby.

source: “Green Thing Sparks Rumors”, article by Michael Burke, in THE VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH, New Kensington-Terentum & Vandergraft, PA., March 5, 1981 issue


PENNSYLVANIA, PITTSBURGH – Two boys enter a cave in a Pittsburgh suburb that was uncovered by road excavation work, only to find a partially buried thermal-bore [a perfectly round fused polished shaft apparently melted through the rock], partially concealed by dirt, and which they uncover and explore. Their dog runs down the sloping shaft, which is about 4 ft. in diameter, ahead of them until a deep, vibrating sound is heard, following which the dog came running back out of the shaft, clawing its way over them and in total terror, running back home. The cave was then subsequently covered by further road excavation. Also rumors of old robber gangs in frontier times who would rob banks and escape to hide away in ancient caverns underground, via an “automatic door” they had discovered in the cliffs.

source: THE SHAVER MYSTERY Magazine


PERU, [NOT SPECIFIED] – The Kon-Tiki expedition, while in Peru searching for bamboo, discovered a cavern in which an ancient cuneiform inscription was found engraved on the wall, The inscription was later translated and told in poetic form the tragic story of a knight who enters the cave to rescue his maiden, who was seduced and abducted by a satyr like creature, whose tracks he followed to the cavern. The knight, before descending to take revenge on the demonic beings below and in the event that he does not return, inscribes a warning on the cavern wall to those who might discover the cave in the future.

source: Cossette Willoughby of Fairacres, New Mexico


PUERTO RICO – Carlos Manuel Mencado tells of being abducted by grey aliens and flown into a base under the Sierra Bermeja via a hole which “appeared” in a depression in the side of El Coyul mountain, which followed a long tunnel emerging into a massive underground cavern.

source: ALIEN UPDATE, by Timothy Good


PUERTO RICO – Near the SW tip of Puerto Rico, under the waters of the Mona Passage, Mona island, and south of the Cobo Rojo lighthouse in the ocean pass separating Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic, there reportedly exists an active UFO base. U.S. Navy forces, investigating a massive UFO wave, sent out two F-14 Tomcat fighter jets to circle a massive UFO that had been sighted in May, 1988. One of the fighters from the BCF “starfighter” squadron aboard the USS Roosevelt was vaporised by a beam from the UFO, and photos of the incident were taken by Amaury Rivera. Some months later missile-laden fighters attempted to intercept a delta shapes UFO but the UFO vaporised or captured one of the jets in front of thousands of witnesses.



RUSSIA, OLEKMINSK – The central Siberian uplands north of Olekminsk have been the source of numerous UFO reports, including a massive “wave” or scare that erupted in early 1970, involving disappearances of animals and humans, including one entire village. A Soviet supersonic bomber disappeared without a trace in the area on April 24, 1970, provoking a 150 plane rescue search [many of these reported gigantic space craft hovering so high that they were out of range]. Soviet reconnaissance planes appeared in the skies, relentlessly photographing every inch of the terrain. Chinese citizens were terrorized by UFOnauts disguised as Russian cosmonauts and Russian citizens reported landings of Chinese or Oriental appearing UFO pilots. This confusion might have led [intentionally on the part of the “aliens”?] to World War III between China and Russia since the phenomena did result in some border clashes between the two superpowers. “On April 29th [1970] inhabitants of these areas were awe struck as a gigantic Soviet aerial armada consisting if bombers and fighter planes passed overhead en route to a rendezvous near the desert region. This area was bombarded for hours and literally blasted from the face of the earth… reliable sources report that a secret flying saucer base was systematically liquidated… consisting of hundreds of miles of underground tunnels and dozens of ‘pyramid-like structures’ throughout the area.”

source: photocopy of magazine article, source not given


RUSSIA, RAMENKI – A huge underground bunker designed for the countries leaders and their families, 6 miles outside of Moscow and linked to the Kremlin and other buildings via underground rails. An actual underground city 500 acres in size built at several levels from 230 to 395 feet down and capable of holding 120,000 people.

source: ALIEN MAGIC, by William F. Hamilton II


RUSSIA, URAL MOUNTAINS – A mammoth underground military complex within Yamantau mountain in the Beloretsk area of the southern Urals. Also used for mining, repository for Russian treasures, food storage area, and a nuclear bunker for military officials.

source: NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1996


SCANDINAVIA – “A 13th century historian, Saxo-Grammaticus, wrote down the folklore and myths of Scandinavia. He recorded the ancient Viking belief in ‘Hadding Land’, a subterranean world where giants, superhumans, tribes of black dwarfs, and ‘snake people’ lived. These strange beings, and even stranger animals, were said to occasionally surface in the outer world and create chaos.”

source: THE UNDERPEOPLE, by Eric Norman


SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA – The alleged discovery of an underground tunnel by a family picnicking in the suburban town of Irmo, 4 miles NW of Columbia, Irmo having been suspected in the past of harboring U.N. fugitives. John Don Cooper and his son Wayne Dwayne discovered the opening while out foraging for branches for their makeshift lean-to. The passage led to a man-made cave. According to police spokesman Ralph Hightower the tunnel was located in a wooded area next to the parking lot of the Irmo K-Mart, which was not heavily visited due to competition from a nearby Wal-Mart and Sams Club. Cooper immediately called (-1-1 and the Irmo SWAT Team responded by storming K-Mart and the tunnel. Caught by surprise, the U.N. infiltrators lost the battle, which lasted about 4 hours, however it was fount that the tunnel branched out to many different and still unknown locations. The tunnel at the town limits of Irmo was sealed by the SWAT Team. Hightower said: “…I don’t think they’ll be back ’cause we kicked their butts real good.”

source: local newspaper article from Columbia, S.C., Nov. 23, 1997


SOUTH CAROLINA, GAFFNEY – In the mid-1960’s, a woman in Gaffney complained to the local police that someone was digging tunnels under her house, as she was plagued by eerie hums and strange mechanical sounds emanating from under her house.

source: THE 8TH TOWER, by John A. Keel


TENNESSEE, GALLATIN – On Sept. 23, 1880 at about 3:30 in the afternoon former David Land dematerialized in front of 5 witnesses while walking across a field. Mrs. Lang ran and pounded the ground where he had vanished. Seven months later Lang’s children insisted that they had heard their father crying distantly from UNDERNEATH the field. He seemed desperate and tortured, and was begging for help, until his voice faded away and was not heard again. Where he was last seen there was a circle of WITHERED yellow grass 20 feet in diameter.

source: MAJESTIC, by Whitley Streiber


TEXAS, ALPINE – The ‘haunted’ Refugio mine in the Chispa Mts. 60 miles SW of Alpine, which had been abandoned in spite of a large amount of silver ore still remaining within. As one investigator attempted to enter a ‘drift’, a thunderous noise and a rush of air came from the tunnel, throwing him against the opposite wall, bruised and dazed, as the air subsided “one of the post piercing and plaintive cries I ever heard” emerged, the terrorized Henry Boyd said. The phenomena was repeated as he left the mine, and later attempts to work the mine ended in injury and terror, some of the men who later attempted to enter the enigmatic tunnel were thrown repeatedly broken and bruised against the tunnel walls as if by an invisible force.

source: NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1903


TEXAS, ATHENS – Joint alien-military underground facility.

source: UFO Magazine, Vol.7, No.6, 1992


TEXAS, BETWEEN FREDERICKSBURG & MASON – Kiser cave, reportedly pours out a steady stream of carbon dioxide from its mouth, a phenomena which has not yet been explained.

source: EXPLORING AMERICAN CAVES, by Franklin Folsom


TEXAS, DALLAS – The Texas Instruments plant, near the main gate of the Dallas facility, allegedly conceals an underground entrance leading to large caverns below. Allegations that certain “Shaver Mystery” experts were asked to enter the caverns where small green-skinned humanoids were being contained in cages, in order to offer their opinions as to who or what the beings were.

source: Henry M. Steele


TEXAS, DENTON – Underground FEMA facility.

source: Richard Sauder


TEXAS, EL PASO – Tunnel in the Franklin Mts. No further details.

source: THE HIDDEN CITY OF CIHUATLAN, by Charles A. Marcoux


TEXAS, FORT WORTH – On the afternoon of Friday, July 13th, 1984, a 20 foot long, 2-foot-high bulge stretched the surface of a street in Fort Worth, as if a giant earthworm was trying to come up from under the road. It seemed alive, swaying back and forth, said Charlie McCafferty of the fire dept. “What spooked me was there wasn’t even a crack in the road.” Jackhammers were used to break through the asphalt & concrete, where they found silt layers intact and no evidence of gas buildup. Shortly after the above event a similar mound was seen on Calvin Lang’s homestead at the outskirts of Ft. Worth, and after prodding it with a rake it disappeared yet it had left some buildings torn apart, fences torn down, and shrubs and trees uprooted. Later Jeremy Boiter spotted what appeared to be a giant tentacle erupting from the ground in a shower of gravel and dirt about 2 miles away. It seized a can and her kittens, devouring them in seconds as well as two growling dog which it swallowed in its “slick dripping mouth”. His friend Phil Dewar also found scraps of birds, rabbits and other while animals among the rubble of a destroyed hut.

source: THE WORLD’S MOST INCREDIBLE STORIES, by Adam Sisman; THE GAZETTE, Schenectady, N.Y., 16 July 1984; NATIONAL EXAMINER, 12 Feb. 1985


TIBET, LAKE MANASAROWAR – Huge underground facilities under mountains surrounding the lake, maintained by the Nagas, reptilian humanoids with little regard for human life and possessing space travel technology.

source: ON THE SHORES OF ENDLESS WORLDS, by Andrew Tomas


TIBET, SANPO VALLEY – Theodore Illion, a play-writer, finds an underground city over 14 levels deep, built around a “bottomless shaft” which leads to a secret deep below that is protected with deadly force. The city is run like an ant colony, its inhabitants being little more than emotionless drones who serve under the absolute dictatorship of the ruler-sorcerer Prince Mani Rimpotche, and aged white bearded Tibetan who spoke 6 languages including English. Feigning as benevolent, the malevolent cult is connected to a secret society with agents throughout the entire world. When Illion discovers the true nature of the cult, he makes an escape but is subjected to massive psychic attacks and sorcery on his way out of the valley, from which he barely escapes alive.

source: DARKNESS OVER TIBET, by Theodore Illion


TURKEY, DERINKUYU – In 1968 archaeologists exploring burial chambers, tunnels, and catacomb-cities [several of which are linked together at the lower levels] near Derinkuyu Turkey, had reached a depth of about 900 feet when they were suddenly attacked by a group of 7 ft. tall albino-haired troglodytes. One team member was killed and another was hospitalized for several months, and all had serious wounds.

source: article by Raymond Bond in UFO ANNUAL ’80 magazine; article by Kurt Braun in BEYOND REALITY magazine, Dec. 1968


TURKEY, PAMUKKALE – A cavern adjacent to the ruins of the “temple of Apollo” in Pamukkale [formerly Hierapolis], built when the ancient Grecian empire held sway in the area. Several strange disappearances have surrounded the cavern as for back as ancient Grecian times. The Greek philosopher Strabe [circa 63 BC – 24 AD] recorded that many animals who entered the cavern never emerged, and also many people who went past the mouth of the cave never returned. Only sorcerers in ancient times, who had apparently made an alliance with the “gods of the underworld”, would be able to enter and would emerge glowing with a reddish aura. Sheldon Aaronson, a professor of Microbiology at Queens College, N.Y., told OMNI magazine that several Australian students had entered the cavern and disappeared just a few days before his visit in 1987. Sheldon stated: “the Turkish government put iron bars over the opening to prevent other people from every going in. As far as we know, the Australians were never seen again.”

source: OMNI Magazine, Jan. 1987


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