Tag: desert

5
Apr

Nevada National Security Site

100 atmospheric nuclear tests were detonated at the Nevata Test Site through July 1962. The fallout from these explosions blew across the region, and, in one notable case, onto the set of the movie The Conqueror. The cast and crew were assured that the fallout was harmless, and all of them rolling around in clouds […]

5
Apr

Bat Country

The Mojave Desert region north of Barstow and south of Las Vegas which is culturally renowned as a site of anomie and abjection. Massive concentration of national security and secret aeronautics facilities. Some say it’s not “bats” but the ghost of ancient leviathans swimming across long-dried seas. Some say there’s a lot of drugs in […]

23
Jul

JEDI Transition

Rainbow Canyon, between Death Valley and the southeastern shores of Owens Lake. Low-flight area for military and experimental aircraft. Very near the joshua tree (decesed) photographed on the cover of U2’s Joshua Tree.

23
Jul

Happy Bottom Riding Club

34.865, -117.966 (West of Edwards AFB, CA) The Happy Bottom Riding Club was a dude ranch, restaurant, and hotel operated by aviatrix Pancho Barnes near Edwards Air Force Base in the Antelope Valley of California’s Mojave Desert. Barnes and the club were both featured in Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book, The Right Stuff, and the 1983 […]

25
May

Edwards Air Force Base

Located approximately 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lancaster, California next to next to Rogers Dry Lake, which acts as a natural extension to the runways, and which has the largest compass rose in the world. Location of Chuck Yeager’s flight that broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, the flights of America’s first […]

15
May

Dulce Base

[ WARNING: Information in this post has been Damaged ] Dulce Base is the name for a secret underground facility in or near Dulce, New Mexico where alien hybrids drink the blood of babies and they never ever take out the trash. Many details of the lore surrounding the Dulce base [ERROR] ”vast underground bases […]

14
May

Truman Bethurum

(August 21, 1898 – May 21, 1969) One of the classic 1950s contactees, who claimed to have spoken with humanoid space aliens and entered or ridden on their flying saucers. He seemed directly inspired by his immediate forerunner, George Adamski. The business card he gave Long John Nebel described himself in the following way: Construction […]

12
May

George Van Tassel

(b: Mar 12, 1910 – d: Feb 9, 1978 ) In 1947, George Van Tassel relocated his family to , a site in the California Desert near Joshua Tree, an area which was eventually called Landers. He leased the air strip next to a sixty-foot high boulder: the “giant rock” itself. In 1951, Van Tassel […]

29
Apr

Saucerian Convention

Took place at Giant Rock in the 50’s and 60’s. At it’s peak, there were upwards of 40,000 attendees Links http://www.elfis.net/rnr/rnrx/giantrock.htm http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc1904.htm

29
Apr

Integratron

A dome shaped building built by George Van Tassel at Giant Rock. The structure is 38-foot high, 55-foot diameter, made entirely out of wood, and is said to be “accoustically perfect.” Its design was based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla and telepathic directions fromfrom extraterrestrial intelligences, in particular an […]

29
Apr

Giant Rock

A place near Joshua Tree in the California desert where a sixty foot high boulder rises from a dry lake bed. The rock was known by local Indian tribes as the Great Stone. A airstrip runs next to the rock, and rock and airstrip became the location of Saucerian Convention for several decades, many of […]

29
Apr

Daniel W Fry

One of the first modern contactees. Author of The White Sands Incident. On July 4, 1950, Fry was working at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico as an employee of the AeroJet Corperation. In the evening he took a walk into the desert, and at one point though he saw the stars disappearing. […]

5
Mar

Frank Critzer

Frank Critzer in his room beneath Giant Rock George Van Tassel gave Critzer money and supplies when he came to his father’s Santa Monica auto repair shop. Critzer promised Van Tassel a percentage of his find. A year later Van Tassel received a letter from Critzer with crude directions: “take one of five straight roads […]

23
Feb

Omnibeam

The tool which linked George Van Tassel and his Council of Twelve to alien intelligences such as Ashtar, Zoltan, and Desca. (Curran, In Advance of the Landing, 79-81. Cited in Peebles, 125)