This movie was made to cover up the
missing time when Admiral Byrd met with the nazis at their secret base in
Excerpts from the movie
"The Secret Land"
In 1947 Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal sent a naval task force to
Antarctic including Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Krusen and Admiral
It was touted to be an expedition to find "coal
deposits" and other valuable resources, but in actuality they were trying to
find the underground base of the nazis in Neuschwabenlandt. The
nazis had done a very detailed study of Antarctica and were alleged to have
built an underground base there.
In this regard however, the aryans have had an underground habitation in
Antarctic for more than a million years.
The task force of OVER 40 SHIPS, included the flagship "Mount Olympus", the
aircraft carrier "Philipine Sea", the seaplane tender "Pine Sea", the
submarine "Senate", the destroyer "Bronson", the ice breaker "Northwind",
and other tanker and supply ships.
An armed contingent of 1400 sailors, and
three dog sled teams were also on board.
The expedition was filmed by the Navy and brought to Hollywood to be made
into a commercial film called "The Secret Land". It was narrated by
Hollywood actor Robert Montgomery (Naval reserve Officer) .
There were three divisions of Operation High Jump: one land group with
tractors, explosives, and plenty of equipment to refurbish "Little America",
and make an airstrip to land the six R-4Dís (DC-3ís), and two seaplane
The R4-Dís were fitted with jet-assist takeoff bottles (JATO) in
order to takeoff from the short runway of the aircraft carrier "Philipine
They also were fitted with large skis for landing on the ice field
prepared for them. The skis were specially fitted at three inches above the
surface of the carrier deck. When landing on the ice at "Little America" the
three inches of tire in contact with the snow and ice provided just enough
and not too much drag for a smooth landing.
Admiral Byrdís team of six R4-Dís were fitted with the super secret
"Trimetricon" spy cameras and each plane was trailing a magnetometer.
flew over as much of the continent as they could in the short three month
"summer" period, mapping and recording magnetic data. Magnetometers show
anomalies in the Earthís magnetism, i.e. if there is a "hollow" place under
the surface ice or ground, it will show up on the meter.
On the last of many "mapping" flights where all six planes went out, each on
certain pre-ordained paths to film and "measure" with magnetometers,
Byrdís plane returned THREE HOURS LATE.
It was stated that he had "lost an engine" and has had to throw everything
overboard except the films themselves and the results of magnetometer
readings in order to maintain altitude long enough to return to Little
This is most certainly the time when he met with representatives of the
aryans and a contingent of nazis.
The task force came steaming back with their data which then became
classified "top secret".
Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal retired and
started to "talk". He was put in Bethesda Naval Hospital psychiatric ward
where he was prevented from seeing or talking to anyone, including his wife.
After a short while he was thrown out the window while trying to hang
himself with a bedsheet. It was ruled a suicide, case closed.
He was telling
people about the underground aryan base.
The Secret Land - (Movie Original
The Secret Land
- 1947 Byrd Antarctic Operation Highjump:
The Secret Land
Admiral Byrd and Operation Highjump
This film documents
the largest expedition ever undertaken to explore
code named "Operation High Jump," was made by the U.S.
Navy and involved 13 ships (including one submarine), 23
aircraft, and about 4700 men.
The film was shot
by photographers from all branches of the U.S. military.
One purpose of the
expedition was to explore and photograph several
thousand square miles of inland and coastal areas that
had not been previously mapped. Operation Highjump has
become a topic among some UFO researchers, who claim it
was a covert United States military operation to conquer
alleged secret underground Nazi facilities in Antarctica
and capture the German Vril flying discs, or Thule
mercury-powered spaceship prototypes.
The quality of the
movie reflects its age, but it's not too bad. You have
to wonder why such a huge undertaking was made right
after WW2 and supposedly for the sole purposes of
mapping the Antarctic and to evaluate how troops could
perform in arctic conditions.