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As I tried to look away from my black surroundings, a small light started to shine in front of me, and the darkness, sounds and feelings that had so completely oppressed me started to fade into the background. The light grew bigger, and a window opened up much the same as when I had witnessed my life's review. This time however, a panoramic view of the entire earth lay before me. It came closer and closer as if I had been out in space and was flying toward it. I knew what was happening was intended to help me make my decision about going back to the earth and my terrible life. A part of me wanted to go back to the beautiful spirit world, or paradise, that I had seen, and another part of me felt the need to be reunited with my body so I could change my life. It was a tug-of-war, and what I was about to see was to help me understand what I would be going through if I chose to go back to my 'body of clay.' Again the view before me played out like a videotape in fast forward motion, and yet I could see the scene in perfect clarity and was able to comprehend everything that transpired. As the earth zoomed up into my view, I first saw the whole world, and then various countries. It was made clear to me that in the future there would be wars and troubles, including nuclear attacks in various places of the world, and a view of how it would start was given. I am not familiar with the geography of the world, but as I looked a the various lands before my view I instinctively knew what countries they were. Looking at the Middle East, I watched as a missile flew from Libya and hit Israel. The mushroom cloud that resulted from the blast was visible, and I knew that the missile contained a nuclear bomb. I was aware that those responsible for the missile were Iranian, but the missile had been hidden and fired from within the borders of Libya. Almost immediately after this, other missiles began flying from one country to another, quickly spreading war around the world. I also saw that many nuclear explosions did not come from missiles but from bombs of some kind on the ground. My focus then changed from the Middle East to the United States, and I understood that I was about to see some of the things that would lead up to the nuclear holocaust that I had just witnessed. As I looked upon the continent of North America, I zeroed in on the eastern coast and then on New York specifically. I saw New York City with all of its people and buildings. I then saw some tall buildings crashing to the earth surrounded by tremendous amounts of smoke, dust, and debris. I zoomed in closer into the smoke and dust, and I saw a woman holding a little girl's hand and running from the crashing buildings. The woman had long dark hair, hanging past her shoulders and curled inward slightly. She wore a beige business suit, heels of a slightly darker color, perhaps tan, and she was not wearing glasses. The little girl appeared to be about 6 or 7 years old with short brown hair reaching below
In the towns that were struck with disease there was chaos. and ears. perhaps 24 hours. The disease started with white blisters. The switch in view only lasted an instant. I told this story many. commerce ceased. many times before September 11. gangs were attacking them and killing them. if they lived or died. mouth. The child was terrified. some the size of a dime. and I saw the same thing taking place in Israel. As they ran through the heavy smoke and dust. and I was back in the United States. I saw that this would happen in four particular cities: New York. The blisters quickly developed into white puffy sores. holding hands and trying to escape from the falling buildings. eyes. As the people were fleeing the cities in the hope of saving their lives. Shopping and buying seemed to stop. Gold and silver and other commodities had value and could be traded. I then saw a man walk into a middle of a crowd of people and drop what seemed like a quart jar full of liquid. I watched people throw rocks through windows to steal TV's that would not work and thought it was very strange. These people died even faster of this disease than the ones who had the first sickness. However.the chin and cut in a type of pageboy look. Los Angeles.S. my view instantly jumped back to the Middle East. and the economy failed throughout the world. I sensed that the electricity had failed everywhere and that nothing was running throughout the country. Few had any money at all. I was not given any indication as to the cause of the destruction. The victims had blood coming from their nose. (Incidentally. A day or two later the people became sick and started dying. rioting and murders involved in a complete breakdown of society. I asked if an earthquake had caused the buildings to fall and felt impressed that the answer was no. I also saw other people with a flu-like virus that spread more quickly than the first disease. Those with the disease would stumble around and fall over dead. 2001. including any of the communication systems. appearing the hands. San Francisco and Salt Lake City. and they didn't even know it. Many died within a short time. While I watched all this happening in the United States. The same sores and the same types of sickness and disease that were plaguing the U. These diseases became wide-spread across the United States with hundreds of thousands infected. I knew that this was what I had seen. It was the understanding that shortly after the crashing of the buildings in New York City. they were forced to let go of their hands and became separated. The jar broke and the liquid spread. Many people seemed to go crazy. mommy!" over and over again. with looting. I don't know their outcome. They ran together. "Mommy. but I can still see the face of the woman clearly and could easily identify her from a photo or describe her to a sketch artist. I understood that people nearby had become infected with a disease from the liquid. The next thing that came to me was more felt than seen. There was a tremendously long winter that caught everyone by surprise following the siege . had also been unleashed in Israel. and I could hear her screaming. When I did see on television the World Trade Center towers collapsing. and those who did have it could not buy anything of worth with it. arms and face of the victims.
Men would kill their wives and children for food or water. Mothers would kill their children. Family ties that once existed between husbands and wives. and I . I saw people even digging in the ground for worms to eat because they were so hungry from the lack of food. A famine had begun over the few years leading up to the long winter because of storms. For many there was an unnatural fear and hatred that came over the people. They were trying in vain to find food. about twenty or thirty of them that I saw. droughts. Because of their great thirst many people drank the water in spite of the danger of poisoning and died. others killed for food or to gain some material possessions from their victims. In the period of time following the disease. These places of light seemed to shine brightly through the darkness and were such a contrast to the rest of the scene that they caught my attention. Also. They would drag them out of their hiding places. things started going down hill very quickly. There were. The light was actually coming from the people. smoke and destruction I noticed that there were small pockets of light scattered over the United States. The economy and the electricity were completely gone. For me. It started early and lasted into the summer months. with only three or four of them being in the east. during this time I became aware that there was very little drinking water. so that if a person drank it they would contract the disease and die. Chaos and anarchy reigned over the entire United States.of sickness. and the remaining water had become contaminated. During and after the long winter. however because I was seeing several things happening all at the same time or very close together. As I looked upon this scene of chaos. looted. I would guess. The only thing that mattered was individual survival. burned and butchered people. I mentioned earlier the gangs that killed people trying to escape the cities. which was quickly followed by the long winter. The air everywhere was filled with smoke as many buildings and cities burned with no attempt to control the fires. and the abnormally long cold period seemed to cause the famine to suddenly increase to its full measure. as they raped. and I saw people panicking everywhere. parents and children no longer mattered. My sense of timing was not very clear at this moment. There was none. I noticed that most of the locations of light were in the western part of the United States. Without any government there was a total breakdown. the disease spread everywhere and increased in severity. Events piled up one on top of another without any breaks. the events that then lay before me were horrible beyond description and almost unbearable to watch. It seemed that some of the people had lost their minds and went around in these gangs killing people just for the sake of killing. floods and other plagues that had taken place. I saw these gangs go into the homes of those who were hiding. I focused on them for a moment and asked. Those that were killing for no reason were like beasts: animals completely out of control. rape and dismember them. 'What are these things?' I was then able to see that these points of light were people who had gathered together and were kneeling in prayer.
and others were not from missiles at all. The inhabitants were living in tents of all kinds. I realized that many. Los Vegas. cities. trying to reach the cities of light. trees. of these places of light. and within the cities of light food was readily shared with those who joined their groups. The balls fell from the sky. I further understood that they gathered together for safety and that. the cared more for each other than for themselves. There were millions of them. and New York City hit with bombs. but I did see many people struggling to reach them with nothing but what they could carry. I saw Russian and Chinese troops invading the United States. At almost the same time and in the same locations as the mushroom clouds. were of different sizes most being the size of golf balls . contrary to what I had witnessed everywhere. The cities of light had food that others outside of those groups did not have. if not several. had somehow been established just before the biological attack. I also saw them parachuting in . Everything they touched started on fire: people. many of which were no more than blankets held up by poles. but other groups consisted of what seemed to be thousands. as many of the people in those cities had guns that they would use for self-defense. The gangs also preyed upon the people who were traveling. my focus changed. Some of the clouds came from missiles that I knew were fired from Russia. and I became aware of missiles being launched and hitting U. In these places there was peace and safety. Some of the groups were small with only a hundred people or so. I noticed that the gangs made no threats on these groups and left them completely alone. but from bombs that were already in the United States. Everything burned.S. but I think that Los Angeles was hit by at least one truck bomb.and were very hot. I'm not sure if this happened just before or during the mushroom clouds. or cities of light as I began to think of them. These latter bombs had been hidden in trucks and in cars driven to certain locations and then detonated. choosing to pick on other targets and unprotected people. It was as if they had known what was coming and had prepared for it. I realized that these cities of light were temporary and that in a short time the people living within them would go to another place. and that they were very organized. if not all. I did not see who or what had organized them. As I was viewing the cities of light. I do not know where they were to go but seemed to think that they gathered in the mountains. and so I observed without asking many questions. buildings. As I looked upon them. In the darkness I also saw little fireballs. I also saw a mushroom cloud from north of Salt Lake City. I didn't ask what they were or where they had come from because by this time I was sick because of the scene before me. I watched as mushroom clouds started forming over many areas of the United States. but without the aid of a missile. because I didn't see any missile. to higher places. The Russians were parachuting at many spots along the Eastern Coast. or grass.understood that the light was showing forth their goodness and love. As they fell from the sky they left streaks of flame and smoke behind them. I specifically saw Los Angeles. New York City was hit with a missile.
Most of the buildings were swept away or destroyed when the water swept over the city. Now the smoke became very heavy. causing it to become very dark and dirty and blocking much of what was left of the sunlight. but they were especially devastating in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. . but was from under ground. The multiple earthquakes triggered volcanoes all over the west. around Idaho and Wyoming. and wondered how a wave could travel all the way to Salt Lake City. San Francisco appeared to turn upside down. In fact there had been tremendous destruction. and there was now almost complete darkness everywhere upon the earth. The invasion was part of the nuclear war that I had seen earlier. However. disease. I could see that cities all over the country had been devastated. As I looked. I quickly noticed great cracks in the earth around Salt Lake City opened up and saw water shooting up out of the ground. The ash and smoke from the volcanoes had increased. the majority of the deaths were caused by the gangs of roving marauders that killed for pleasure. The waves were so huge that Los Angeles was nearly swept away. the thought occurred to me that the earth itself had become sickened at the terrible acts of cruelty that were happening upon it and was finally reacting through these natural disasters. I thought this was strange because of its location so far from the ocean. and then quickly spread in every direction.Utah. the earth began to quake. I saw a wall of water taller than some of the buildings. and as I saw them I realized that this same thing was happening to coastal cities all over the world. There were earthquakes all over California. Just as things appeared to be as bad as they could get. I saw a huge earthquake hit Utah. dark and thick. volcanoes. and then California. and I knew that similar events were taking place all over the world as I had seen previously. and they started spewing a tremendous amount of ash and smoke into the air. Utah. This occurred during a winter. sweep through Salt Lake City. There were also huge waves of water that swept over the west coast. The water coming from underground stretched from Idaho down to near Cedar City. The earthquakes began in the west. I realized that even though there was tremendous destruction from earthquakes. They were met with resistance from those who had survived the disease and bombs. As I studied the scene for a moment. and there was rubble everywhere. I felt that deep under the ground was a huge amount of water and that the earthquakes had forced it up to the surface. I did not see much of this war. Chinese troops were invading from the West Coast near Los Angeles. perhaps as high as fifteen or twenty feet. I did not see any United States military there at that time. No explanation regarding how or why was received. seemingly the winter that followed the very long one I had seen earlier. with only a few buildings left standing. and was very destructive. but was impressed that it was short in duration and the Russian and Chinese armies lost and left. floods. and tidal waves. The chaos had existed for almost a full year by this time. Most of the buildings were destroyed. I was impressed that the wave had not originated at the ocean. The earth was attempting to cleanse itself of the chaos and evil that had engulfed the people.
Some of the bodies had been burned during the time of chaos. Then the people literally disintegrated. and I saw people literally dying on their feet. Because of this earthquake waters overflowed their boundaries onto land all over the world. Then I saw another series of tremendous earthquakes all over the world. I then saw a huge fireball. It appeared to be stronger than any hurricane or tornado. The crack in the earth that resulted was huge. It was also made clear to me that it was very near the "end" when this happened. When I witnessed this event I could not help but feel the difference between it and everything else that had occurred. Next I saw a mighty wind come upon wind come upon the earth. It seemed that everything that had been left was now blown away. The picture of the earth engulfed by this huge ball of red and gold fire slowly faded away into blackness. and then the victims would start to bleed from every opening in their bodies. or melted into unrecognizable masses of flesh and bone. After this second terrible winter. I was impressed that it was the burning of the earth that is described in the Bible. This earthquake and the walls of water made the earlier ones seem small by comparison. But they were not many. and as it opened up the earth seemed to swallow everything. I saw people go into caves and into the cracks of rocks to try to escape its fury. A huge earthquake occurred in the middle of the United States.The diseases also increased in devastation. I was thinking that I have to go down and take care of my . however. as they became part of a large inland sea. rather it was all part of one gigantic earthquake that shook the entire earth. and so I asked what this was that I saw. Now my perspective changed: I once again viewed the entire earth from a distance. It was extremely bright red and gold in color. that the great worldwide earthquake and the mighty wind were somehow caused by a huge planet-like object. and the good people I had seen earlier had left with Him and were no longer on the earth. There were again huge walls of water along all of the coastal regions. approaching our planet. but because people were more concerned with their survival they had mostly ignored the dead around them. I am not sure if the earthquake that split the United States in two was a part of this worldwide quake or not. I understood. and it engulfed the whole earth. It was tremendous and seemed to split the United States in half about where the Mississippi River is. I saw the survivors pile up the dead into huge piles to burn them. separate earthquakes. that had come very close to the earth and had disrupted everything. The sight was horrendous. without asking. The few people left behind were those wicked who had survived the earlier devastations. as death and the dead were everywhere. As the wind hit. The stench was sickening. The Great Lakes did not exist any longer. miles wide. much larger than the earth. Water flowed in from the Gulf of Mexico all the way up to the Great Lakes. I understood that just before the fireball's appearance Jesus had appeared. I saw another particular disease that started with red blotches.
The Coming War and Destruction Of America And The Salvation Of Zion A Vision From Almighty God Given To Elder Tom Beem In Early 1988 I had gone out to Lake Jacomo (south of Independence.NOBODY. They both came in through Canada on the north and from both coasts and they came in this way (using a blackboard. As a matter of fact. (Background remark.S.. And they went through the neighborhoods with guns to protect their neighborhood from others that would come into their neighborhood and take.. And I saw paramilitary troops and there paramilitary troops were the ones who called themselves "survivalists". multitudes of Blacks.. not even animals were left. Missouri area).Similar to the vision of George Washington?"). And if you were willing to defend them. I saw China and I saw Russia invade the United States. or anyone else who wasn't an Anglo-Saxon. clothing. And they were trying to break up the race riots and they were willing to just kill any body who was not white Anglo-Saxon. drew a map of the U.. I saw famine upon this land. How are you going to operationalize this? How are you really goiing to make it work?"..children so that they could be protected from the terrible things that were going to happen and then I don't remember any more until I woke up in the hospital. and to protect their women and children.. Jews. water." The Invasion of America The Day of the Lord and the Judgment of God upon this land and why..not a man. not a child. Hispanics. I replied that I did not know about George Washington’s vision but I could see them coming in and nobody was left alive. Missouri) and I was sitting out there and praying about these "last days" and I had asked the Lord. "How will these things work? How will this really happen?" I have read all these scriptures and prophecies and I would like to know the mechanics of it.. It got so bad that there were riots. People would be killed for the clothes on their backs.a want for every needful thing that the people could have. race riots. And I saw war and I saw two nations of this world. .". Whites. There were literally companies of vigilantes that had set themselves up to protect their neighborhood...) And they kept working their way in and here is the Center Place right here (Independence. warring literally against each other for what few resources were there. warmth. It was a famine for food. not a woman. they were willing to kill any Anglo-Saxon that loved Blacks. I was given the closest thing to a vision I've ever had. Hispanics. heat and light. Orientals. And as I sat there. no matter how white Anglo-Saxon I was. they were willing to kill me because I was not one of them.
he would beckon and direct them again. I can't remember. They remained in that place in secret. If they would stumble and they weren't quite sure which way to go. they had a vision and the Lord spoke to them and came to them and said.. This was the most real experience I have ever had. And they immediately went out and gathered all the people together that had been remaining there. I'm not talking just about Saints. I saw a family of five or six. And right before the invasion came. And they were looking at them and they realized all of a sudden that the soldiers could not see them. I saw prophecies taking place. And the paramilitary were in no condition to stand against them and our own defenses were off somewhere else in the world and no one was home to defend this country and there was no way to bring them back. When they had all been gathered before this Army came in. Disease was rampant all over the country and death was coming in on every side by every means. And then they would move on. And the invading armies of China and Russia moved right toward this Center Place. . they would pray and a cloud of God would be over them and He would protect them and they would not be destroyed. "Gather my people together at this Reunion Grounds". And this whole country was laid to waste. Not only did i see war but I saw disease. and it was like a whole company of Chinese soldiers were right in front of them standing there. strengthening the people and preaching the Gospel and gathering them together. And finally he told his whole Company to go that way and the family just stood there and realized they had not been seen.. And I had seen these things happening. There was a father and a mother and her children. I don't know if I have ever been to that Reunion Ground. I don't know whether they were Apostles or Evangelical Ministers of some kind. And these warring forces of Chinese and Russian troops that had come in didn't quite make it in to the coast line as quickly as you might have thought or as I would have thought. And I saw in this vision the city of San Francisco and the west coast. That Company of men left and they (the family) looked over here to the left and there was someone beckoning them and I realized it was an Angel of the Lord. The people were thus able to gather and God would lead people to them at the Reunion Grounds. And the Angel was gathering people to this gathering spot of the Reunion Grounds. these missionaries led them up to Zion ahead of the forces. And they realized that the Commander of those soldiers was looking this way and looking that way as thought he knew they were there but they could not see them. going up to Zion.And every single city was demolished. And there were a couple of Missionaries there. they were gathered there. If ever at any time they were to come under attack. The only way for anyone to escape this invading force was to be gathered into this Center Place in Zion. God went before them and God was behind them and God was over top of them and protected them. And when the time came that everyone would be gathered. And that was happening all over this Country for those that God was bringing His Zion. I don't know whether it was cholera. They were huddled together and they were looking at these soldiers and the soldiers were looking at them. I'm talking about people who were willing to repent if they heard the Gospel. There was AIDS and all kinds of other disease. And no human being and very few domestic animals were left alive.literally. He was beckoning them and guiding them and saying "Come this way" and they would follow in that direction. They had been preaching and teaching the people and sending them to Zion. And I saw the Big Surr National Park and there was a Reunion Ground there.
S. But just months after it was completed in 1989 at a cost of $69 million.. these who were not gathered.these companies of vigilantes... Companies of vigilantes and running para-military troops. thawing East-West relations made the American-built facility a white elephant.. This is the North and this is Independence.that is what you mean by beasts.-built fortress left obsolete by fall of Berlin Wall becomes landmark By Jason Cumming msnbc.... the people who were not righteous continued to flee. Everyone who fled out of this area was destroyed... They had come here and thought they would be safe and that the Army would never come this far.. some people fled at the noise of the tumult.."I would like to confirm that my wife had an experience.) MSNBC. This invading army came right to here to the banks of the Missouri River. that when the Army came up to the banks of the Missouri River and up against the border of Zion.multitudes of racial rioters and para-military troops running among the people?". What I noticed and what was completely visible in this was that when this invading force came.what I saw? Is that the noisome beast. They were terrified. The reputation of this army and what had gone on before was well known such that the people who had been fleeing here who were not righteous. they were closed in upon". The subterranean structure."Noisome Beats". 5... was conceived to be a "key NATO asset" as the decades-long showdown between Western and Soviet forces rumbled on. The Armies were coming in on the borders of the City and the bulk of the people ran into the arms of the invaders:. a prophetic dream in which she saw that same thing. What I had seen was a multitude of races warring against each other.m."What I saw was that they just ran south and as they ran south.. I said "Lord.com updated 8:25 a.. Tom stated. 2009 LITTLE STUKELEYS. They were fleeing from before the Army. I saw in this vision the border between Kansas and Missouri. England . these people fled to the south where they thought there would be safety. designed to survive a direct nuclear attack. spy planes could keep flying over Europe in any eventuality — including World War III.. (From audience. When the Army came this far.is that wild and deadly. They thought they could go south and there would still be safety but there was not safety.It lacks the windswept beauty of Stonehenge or the Tower of London's regal history but that hasn’t stopped a 20-year-old bunker left obsolete by the fall of the Berlin Wall from joining those two landmarks on Britain's fabled list of historic gems. "Magic Mountain" was built to ensure that U. ET Nov. . those are beasts"...wild and deadly beasts.S. Appearing to be little more than a weed-strewn hill adjacent to one of Europe's longest runways.noisome.com Brits put Cold War bunker on protected list U. This is the Missouri River.
Bomb-proof bunkers now store computer servers. it's the place you wanted to be." said Wayne Cocroft. Hangars at one former U.-run airfield about 15 miles from Cambridge and its worldfamous university. commanders and other key personnel regardless of how "nasty" conditions became outside. David Jimenez. who spent 10 years stationed in Britain as a U. Entrepreneurs have caught on to the fact that fortified sites that would cost millions from scratch can be obtained for a fraction of the price. then a U. Texas. It was so reinforced I'm not sure anything would've been able to make a difference from the outside. Magic Mountain also provided a "reassuring" presence for servicemen based at Alconbury. "There was a lot of concrete poured in the 1980s. Air Force analyst during the Cold War. was given the protected status because it reflects the "determination to continue operating even in the most extreme horrors of a possible nuclear holocaust.S. set on the grounds of the Royal Air Force's Alconbury base in the flatlands of eastern England. historians say. "They left nothing to chance. If you were going to be anywhere when things broke loose. an archaeologist with English Heritage.S.Despite being a tiny blip in the long arc of British history.S. Experts with the government-run English Heritage spent about 10 years cataloguing hundreds of Cold War structures around the country — including many formerly secret military establishments. Magic Mountain has now been designated as a structure of special merit alongside iconic destinations dating back centuries." Jimenez told msnbc." . Air Force base are even being used to breed ducks. documents and even wine. "There were continually things going on in Europe that had people edgy and there was always the threat that things could go sour at any moment. stainless steel decontamination chambers.com from his home in El Paso." But the grass-covered edifice isn't just being mothballed or turned into a hushed museum — it's being made to work for living. "A Cold War structure is about as secure a building as you're ever going to see. tactical surveillance flights over Europe. airlocks. The underground avionics and intelligence assessment bunker was used to analyze reconnaissance data gathered by American U2 and TR-1 spy planes during highaltitude. recounts that it was intended to protect pilots. hatches and life-support systems provides an eerie glimpse back to a time when the end of the world was considered a very real possibility. Officials say Magic Mountain." Cold War atmosphere Walking through Magic Mountain's blast-proof "guillotine" doors.
and by July 1991. Jimenez said it also was built atop underground "coils" intended to counter ground vibrations in the wake of a nuclear strike." Today." Magic Mountain boasted a host of up-tothe-minute design features: Built of steel and reinforced concrete. A lot of money was spent on that facility. photographic dark rooms and electronics workshops.000-acre former airfield are rented to a variety of businesses — with part of its runway now serving as a storage depot for shipping containers. The (collapse of the Berlin Wall) brought everything into question. . marked the beginning of the end for Magic Mountain and many other U. "Nobody foresaw it. decontamination chambers." added Jimenez.. thus absorbing part of the impact. Jimenez remembered it being "business as usual" for U. it sits on a bed of gravel that allows the double-story structure to shift during an attack. the 17th Reconnaissance Wing that had been responsible for Magic Mountain was inactivated. It featured its own power plant — reputedly providing enough energy to supply a small town — along with air and water-purification facilities. Two years later." "They wanted to sow the seeds of doubt in Soviet military planners' minds that if they struck first that enough NATO assets would survive to give them a bloody nose too. "It caught everybody by surprise. No matter what happened outside. Neb. officials announced that the airfield and its infrastructure would be returned to Britain's Ministry of Defense. It is topped by a reinforced concrete "cap. flying from the site ceased in March 1995. who is now an online undergraduate instructor at American Military University. and senior Pentagon officials.S. Interior air pressure could be kept at a higher level than outside to prevent the entry of poison gases or radioactive contamination. "State of the art. Air Force personnel at Alconbury when images of events in Berlin started being broadcast on the BBC. 1989. The millions of dollars invested in Magic Mountain as the Soviet threat waned provides a reminder of just "how sudden and unexpected the fall of the Berlin Wall was." recalled Jimenez.Officially known as only "Building 210. bases across Europe as well as Strategic Air Command's headquarters in Omaha. buildings and hangars at the 1." Activity ceases The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9. The bunker stopped being used just months later.S.S. While some American military personnel remain based at the now-smaller RAF Alconbury." says Cocroft." which was designed to shield the facility from the impact of any direct hit by a missile. the co-author of "Cold War: Building for Nuclear Confrontation 1946-1989. U. military sites across Europe." It also featured direct communications links to other U. "They were trying to design a base that could survive a nuclear attack and protect against biological and chemical warfare.S. continuity could be maintained in the worst of situations." Cocroft said. "It was a unique facility.
Magic Mountain itself has a slightly more macabre potential use.000 to refit the Cold War relic. After almost two decades of neglect. nuclear missiles and featured a direct communications link to the White House. several other former American military sites in Britain also have been given a new lease on life. Air Force base in nearby Ipswich. who runs a Cold War history Web site. the former base at Greenham Common. David Farrant. it has been earmarked as a temporary mortuary. Robert Schiel. a onetime U." Schiel said.S. "It just looks like a lump in the ground but it was so well-built I'd hate to have to knock it down. They took site plans and documentation about its electrical system with them." Overall. though — and if access didn't require a journey through a tunnel and a series of blast doors — much of the underground structure's interior is much like a typical office block. skill. to the west of London.S. the Berkshire . principal emergency management officer with Cambridgeshire County Council.S. "While it was operational it was top secret. Nonetheless. awareness and integrity of their maintenance people. 'Top secret' Local officials working on its transition say that many mysteries remain about the bunker's past use. During the 1980s. said that departing U. "It's a shame there isn't more paperwork from the old days." said Farrant. Complete with 5-foot thick reinforced concrete walls. 54. Its main runway was once transformed into a desert complete with palm trees for a documentary and hardened aircraft shelters have been used for growing potatoes and raising ducks. military officials stripped down Magic Mountain to the walls before leaving it. The wall in another section bears the painted slogan: "Aircrews live by the knowledge. have become popular with television and film production companies. six local governments have banded together and spent about $115. Vintage buildings and hangars at Bentwaters Parks. who says he has a passion for exploring places that were once banned from appearing on maps. housed dozens of U. describes Magic Mountain as "quite breathtaking". In the event of a terror attack or major natural disaster. "It's such a unique thing and cost so much that it's worth trying to find a use for it. your guess is as good as mine." Numerous electricity outlets line the walls of the now slightly damp bunker — evidence of the onetime presence of many computers and other high-tech equipment." Ducks and potatoes Meanwhile. Part of the lower level features a row of blue air tanks and is reminiscent of a ship's engine room. so what they did in each of the rooms — well.
facility's command-and-control center is now billed as a "ultra-secure" site for computer servers which promises to protect clients' data "from every eventuality. "It's a dinosaur of the Cold War. One proposal would see up to 6. In fact.msn." he said. "We don't have a Shakespeare to attract tourists to this part of England so why not make it a Cold War museum?" © 2009 msnbc.com/id/33506583/ns/world_newsfall_of_the_berlin_wall_20_years_later/page/2/ MSN Privacy .com Reprints URL: http://www.000 homes built there by 2031. its owner announced plans to invest about $20 million to upgrade the site. At the ivy-covered Stukeleys Country Hotel.msnbc. Other plans to see the base transformed into a rail terminal or cargo distribution center have surfaced and then faded in recent years. coowner Liam Drumm has a potential solution. locals worry that Magic Mountain's designation as a historic site — which means that major alterations cannot be carried out to the bunker — will make it difficult to redevelop the rest of the vast airfield. the long-term economic future appears less certain for Alconbury's airfield and Magic Mountain. However. Legal © 2009 MSNBC." In April. a 16th-century pub near the base.com .
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