Admiral Byrd Wall, Clue 2
by Mark Sargent
This clue revolves around one of the most remarkable men you may have never
heard of, Richard E. Byrd and his relationship with Antarctica, and the secretive
missions he carried out there until his dying day.
Some of you have followed the legend of Richard Byrd through the hollow earth
theory. We aren’t going to be covering any hollow earth in this chapter, but
instead focus on the man and his involvement with the South Pole.
The readers digest version of Richard Byrd is as follows: Born in 1888, he
became an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He
was a pioneering American aviator, Medal of Honor winner, polar explorer,
aircraft navigator, expedition leader in the worst environments in the world, and
the youngest Admiral in the history of the navy.
In addition, his list of awards takes up several pages in Wikipedia, including
three ticker tape parades in his honor. In short, he was Indiana Jones on steroids.
Some people will say that Roy Chapman Andrews was the real Indiana Jones,
and you might be right, but Richard Byrd beat Indy six days a week and twice on
I mention all his accolades to paint a picture of credibility and trust. The
governments of the US and the world trusted his judgment and leadership, and
they took advantage of every chance they had to put him in charge of special
The first large scale mission was an expedition to Antarctica in 1928. This was
noteworthy because even though he had just flown over the North Pole in 1926,
all expeditions from 1928 on were focused on the South. The expedition lasted
two years, and during it, at the age of 41, was promoted to Admiral.
His second Antarctic expedition ran from 1933 to 1935, and his third from 1939
to 1940. While in Antarctica he also was an advisor for other countries who had
their own expeditions, including England, France, Germany, and building off
previous countries expeditions from Belgium, Japan and Sweden.
He then helped lead US Navy fleet operations in World War 2, was present
during the Japanese surrender in 1945, but then something strange
happened….He went back to Antarctica.
Now some of you aren’t surprised, because he’d been there since 1928, and I
agree with you, it’s the how that’s interesting here.
His fourth trip to Antarctica wasn’t an expedition, it was a military operation
called Operation “High Jump”.
Commanding an entire aircraft carrier group that included 13 support ships,
Admiral Byrd led 4,700 men to the South Pole, for reasons that are still shrouded
to this day.
Some say they were chasing the remaining Nazi fleet, even though Germany had
surrendered a full year earlier. Others say that there was a Nazi base established
in Antarctica during the war, when Admiral Byrd was absent. None of these
theories are important for this clue.
What we do know is that the US had sent an excessively large military force to
the ice, all under the guise of peaceful intentions.
During this operation, Admiral Byrd told a Chile newspaper this:
The most important result of his observations and discoveries is the potential
effect that they have in relation to the security of the United States. The fantastic
speed with which the world is shrinking – recalled the admiral – is one of the
most important lessons learned during his recent Antarctic exploration. I have to
warn my compatriots that the time has ended when we were able to take refuge
in our isolation and rely on the certainty that the distances, the oceans, and the
poles were a guarantee of safety.
After the operation, Admiral Byrd toured the states, and gave interviews. The
most interesting of which as a national television show in 1954 called the
Longines Chronoscope, a horrible name, but a decent show. I’ve added the
transcript to the end of this chapter and put the reference link below and in the
resources, so that you can watch it for yourself.
During this television interview, he first spoke of an area beyond the South Pole
as large as the United States, which no one had set foot on yet. He then went on
to say that there would probably be expeditions year after year because the US
government had really become interested.
The interviewers then probed as to why the interest in the South, when any
perceived military threat from Russia (keep in mind this was 1954) would be
from the North. He went on to say that it was the most valuable and important
place in the world for science. It involved the future of the nation, an untouched
reservoir of untapped resources, including coal, oil, minerals, and uranium.
He added that at the time of this interview, there were seven nations currently
engaged in Antarctica including Russia, Australia, Argentina, Chile, and New
During the interview the Admiral talked about planning the next military
mission to Antarctica. It was called Operation Deep Freeze, and ran from 1955
The mission was completed, and he supposedly returned home.
Now this is where you come in and say, so what, and normally I’d agree with
you, except for what happened next. Nothing happened next. The missions just
suddenly stopped, and that was it! No other expeditions, military or otherwise
were conducted on the continent, ever!
Then a treaty was put in place banning any country from doing basically
anything. The end.
And if you’re wondering what you’re missing, it’s this:
Admiral Byrd goes on television, says that this massive body of land, most of
which sits on a plateau 2 miles high, is rich with every resource you could ever
want, ENERGY rich, pristine, with no indigenous population or plant life, and
every country that has sent teams is ready to carve it up like a big turkey, not to
mention there’s a expanse of land larger than the United States they haven’t even
LOOKED at yet, and out of the blue everyone just calls the whole thing off?
There are no environmentalists in 1959; this is the land of Diner food and 20
I’m calling total BS on this one. The dollar value of the initial resource find
would have fueled armies of greedy companies. So what happened? They found
the edge that’s what, and the last thing they were going to do was let
unsupervised companies near it, regardless of the money. Even if hundreds of
miles away, you couldn’t allow resource corporations even into a safe area, and
then years down the road as they expanded, tell them, oh, sorry, you can’t go
beyond this point. When the companies ask why, what would they tell them?
And now the interior of Antarctica is off limits, with no revisions until the year
2041. You can take tours of the outer islands, but there is a hidden line, enforced
by the military, that you will not be able to cross.
Because the interior is actually the exterior edge. It’s there, it’s hidden, and it’s
The earth you live on is flat.
So do some of your own research, and ask questions.
Transcript – Admiral Byrd interview
I – Interviewer (Frank Knight)
AB – Admiral Byrd
I: Our very distinguished guest for this evening, is Admiral Richard E Byrd. The
North Pole used to be a no mans land, but these are the days when, by buying a
ticket on a commercial airliner, you can fly across the North Pole and drink a
cocktail at the same time. In only three score or more years ago, about 35 years
ago, our guest tonight, found out whether there was any land north of the North
American continent. He made that first discovery flight, and I must say that
Admiral Byrd, our guest tonight, is not only our greatest living explorer, but he’s
been an inspiration to countless Americans.
Admiral Byrd, you’ve been to both the North Pole and the South Pole. Is there
any unexplored land left on this earth that might appeal to adventurous young
AB: Yes, there is. Not up around the North pole because it’s getting crowded up
there now because they’re finding out its really useable, not only to live in, but
militarily. But strangely enough, there’s left in the world today, an area as big as
the United States, that’s never been seen by human beings, and that’s beyond the
pole on the other side of the South pole, from middle America.
And I think it’s quite astonishing, that there should be an area
as big as that, unexplored, so there’s a lot of adventure left down at the bottom of
I: Admiral, an expedition to which you are the advisor is now en route, what is
that expedition doing?
AB: Well, that’s the icebreaker “Adtka”, and it’s a reconnaissance expedition
that’s going down to the South Pole area to make certain observations, and look
for some bases. They will be back in April, and report back, and upon the
information we get from that undertaking, we will base the bigger expedition
that is to follow.
I: Is that very definitely planned?
AB: That is being planned right now. So I’m willing to say to you that there will
be a number of expeditions that will follow year after year at the bottom of the
world, because the government has really become interested.
I: Well Admiral Byrd I can understand how everyone is interested in the North
pole, because it’s so near our greatest challenger, Soviet Russia. But why this
interest in the bottom of the world. Nobody lives down there, is there?
AB: No, it’s pretty cold. There is only one permanent resident, and that’s the
emperor penguin, the little ones live further north.
I’ll tell you one reason they are interested, it’s by far the most important and
valuable place left in the world for science. That’s where the scientific groups
from all over the world are interested.
But more important than that, it has to do with the future of the nation, and those
to come after us, even during your lifetime, because it happens to be an
untouched reservoir of natural resources, and as the world shrinks with ever
increasing acceleration, far flung places which we used to think were useless,
like the North pole, and no mans land, become very useful. The bottom of the
world, will be important, not only to us, but to our allies.
I: I was going to ask you, does it have military importance?
AB: It has some. Now as the world shrinks, it will continue to shrink with ever
increasing acceleration, thus bringing these places closer, and in the future, and I
can see a time when it will become very very important strategically.
I: Has the development of air power increased the strategic
importance of places like the South Pole?
AB: Very much so, very much so. Even now, if anything happened, and we lost the Panama Canal, we would have to control the islands just North of Antarctica,
which are a part, of Antarctica.
I: Admiral you speak of the resources of Antarctica, what are they? What are the
natural resources there?
AB: Well, we’ve found enough coal within 180 miles of the South Pole, in a
great ridge of mountains that’s not covered in snow, enough to supply to whole
world for quite a while. That’s the coal, now there is evidence of many other
minerals, we’re pretty sure there is oil, that coal shows the bottom of the world,
now by far the coldest spot in the world where that coal is, gets to 100 below
zero in the winter. It was once tropical. So we think there is oil there, and there is
evidence, probably uranium.
I: Is it any secret, is there uranium there that would be the only thing practical to
actually go after I suppose. Everything else would be economically unfeasible
AB: Well, as we recklessly expend our resources, the time will come, when we’ll
have to go after that stuff down there. You know I avoided what you said about
uranium, I’m not sure; I don’t want to fight over the Antarctic.
I: Is there a competition among other nations as to trying to get information
about Antarctica and to possibly secure some of these resources?
AB: Well, yes. There are now several nations very much interested. Russia is
interested tremendously that I am sure. Australia has an expedition down there,
the Argentines, Chile, New Zealand, Britain, and so on. Now you can understand
those people being interested because they live down there, the New Zealanders,
the Argentines, the Chileans, and the Australians, and so, we don’t do much
about claiming anything.
I: Admiral, you make it sound crowded. Are there that many
Expeditions down there or in route there?
AB: Well you know, as I said, it’s the most peaceful place in the world, but I
don’t think it will be for long because of this intense interest on the part of other
nations and this nation.
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