Global Delusion: Timeline of Operations

Original signatory Nations of Antarctic Treaty

Operation (Overcast) Paperclip, 1945–1959

Secret Program code name for the rescue of about 1,600 Nazi German scientists, engineers and technicians taken from Germany to America for US employment. Many of these being former members and some leaders of the Nazi Party. One of which being Wernher Von Braun that would be essential to assisting NASA rockets achieve their potential.

 

Kurt H. Debus, a former Nazi scientist turned director, sitting between President of the United States John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson during a briefing at Blockhouse 34, Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex.

Operation Highjump (US Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946–1947)

US Naval operation organized by Admiral Richard E. Byrd. The primary goal was (allegedly) to establish a research base (Little America) in the Antarctic. This expedition involved 13 ships, 23 aircraft and 4,700 men.

 

Operation Deep Freeze, 1955, 1956

US code-name operative for a series of missions in Antarctica. This is also a general term used to identify the continued US presence within the continent up to present day. Mission support consists of active duty, Guard and Reserve personnel, US Air Force, Navy, Army, Coast Guard and Department of Defense civilians.

 

Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), 1959

Although initially consisting of 12 countries, the Antarctic treaty has grown to 54 parties currently. This treaty deemed Antarctica (all the land and ice shelves 60 degrees South latitude) a demilitarized zone that could be preserved for scientific research. The original 12 countries (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States) have over 55 Antarctic stations established.

 

Operation Fishbowl, 1962

This US program was a series of high-altitude nuclear testing (however, the US had been testing high altitude nukes since 1958 as well). The sub code names are as follows: Bluegill (no nuke detonation), Starfish, Starfish Prime, Bluegill Prime, the Prime behind the name representing an initial failure of that program and retry. This operative stood as a portion of the larger Operation: Dominic. Continuation of the Fishbowl series included: Bluegill Double Prime, Checkmate, Bluegill Triple Prime, Kingfish and Tightrope.

According to U.S. Government Report ADA955694 on the first successful test of the Fishbowl series, "Previous high-altitude nuclear tests: TEAK, ORANGE, and YUCCA, plus the three ARGUS shots were poorly instrumented and hastily executed. Despite thorough studies of the meager data, present models of these bursts are sketchy and tentative. These models are too uncertain to permit extrapolation to other altitudes and yields with any confidence. Thus there is a strong need, not only for better instrumentation, but for further tests covering a range of altitudes and yields."
On July 9, 1962, the United States found success with its Starfish Prime test. The 1.4 megaton bomb - which was sent skyward via a Thor missile, and detonated at an altitude of about 250 miles, at around 10 p.m. local time - yielded an electromagnetic pulse so large, it damaged streetlights, telephone lines and other electronic devices some 900 miles away in Hawaii. (And, reportedly, even further away - in New Zealand.) It also left a radiation belt in its wake that was so substantial, it crippled multiple American and British satellites and caught the attention of administrators at NASA, who became concerned about its potential effects on the space vehicles and astronauts then participating in programs such as Apollo.
According to the standard reference book on nuclear weapon effects by the United States Department of Defense, "For the high-altitude tests conducted in 1958 and 1962 in the vicinity of Johnston Island, the charged particles entered the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere between Johnston Island and the main Hawaiian Islands, whereas the conjugate region was in the vicinity of the Samoan, Fiji, and Tonga Islands. It is in these areas that auroras were actually observed, in addition to those in the areas of the nuclear explosions."

All these operations within the timeline tell a story. My hypothesis is that early in the 1950’s, Richard Byrd discovered some startling discoveries while exploring Antarctica. Then the military started doing high altitude nuclear tests from the late 1950’s into the early 1960’s. These were considered unsuccessful and had many unexpected and erratic responses including the creation of man-made auroras in the sky. Then in 1959, we have the Antarctic treaty signed by 12 known powerful countries, two of which being the Soviet Union and the United States. This is very interesting in itself since these two countries were locked in the middle of a bitter cold war at this time and yet still signed a treaty agreement in Antarctica together that both have respected and still do today. Now the treaty has grown to over 50 countries of which none have ever violated this treaty… very peculiar. Now this treaty essentially just means a ban to civilians going to the interior of Antarctica and anyone who is even allowed to Antarctica is severely restricted. It is because of all this elusiveness that I have to speculate to begin with. Whatever was discovered in Antarctica is kept well hidden in secrecy even to this day.

 

Sources:

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol-58-no-3/operation-paperclip-the-secret-intelligence-program-to-bring-nazi-scientists-to-america.html

https://www.history.com/news/what-was-operation-paperclip

https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/operation-highjump-18223476/

https://www.south-pole.com/p0000150.htm

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/26124042

https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/picturelibrary/catalogue/usnaeodf1955-98/

https://navaltoday.com/2018/12/31/operation-deep-freeze-2019-underway/

https://science.dodlive.mil/operation-deep-freeze/

https://www.ats.aq/e/ats.htm

https://www.britannica.com/event/Antarctic-Treaty

https://theculturetrip.com/antarctica/articles/10-weird-rules-for-traveling-in-antarctica/

https://www.usap.gov/theantarctictreaty/

http://www.futurescience.com/emp/fishbowl.html

https://www.topic.com/a-crimson-fracture-in-the-sky

http://www.atomicarchive.com/Photos/LANL/Dominic.shtml