Admiral Byrd’s 1939 Antarctica Expedition & the Mysterious Snow Cruiser (1996) by Dennis Crenshaw
Featured Image: On floor of his Boston study Admiral Byrd examines map of rival nations’ claims to Antarctica. Source: Life Magazine October 30, 1939.(Read Complete Article w/photos)
Mysterious Snow Cruiser
Front-page story of July 8th 1939, The New York Times:
By the Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 7 – A giant ‘Snow Cruiser’ specially designed to span yawning crevasses and jagged ice ridges, may be a major piece of equipment on the Byrd expedition. The cruiser was designed by Dr. Thomas C. Pouiter of Chicago, second-in-command of the Byrd expedition in 1933-35.
In recent testimony before a House appropriations subcommittee he indicated that the odd craft could carry sufficient equipment for an exploring party to last a year.
On its deck, Dr. Pouiter suggested, the machine could carry a Navy pursuit plane, which by making short flights at 300-mile intervals, could explore about 5,000 square miles of unknown territory during a single Antarctic summer. (Underline added – Editor).
Let’s stop and let that sink in.Sufficient equipment for an exploring party to last a year! Could explore 5 hundred thousand miles of unknown territoryThat’s a lot of ice and snow to say the least. Put into perspective that is equal to one hundred auto trips from Anchorage Alaska to Jacksonville Florida! Someone was planning an expedition that, in its time, seems to rival man’s first trip to the moon. Naturally something of this magnitude was destined to capture the interest of the press and the citizens of America. The step by step development of this ‘snow cruiser’ was followed eagerly by the media of the day. From the July 15th 1939 issue of The New York Times: . . . Read Complete Report
Antarctic Snow Cruiser at Westfield, New York 1939
Antarctic Snow Cruiser Project of Research Foundation of Armour Institute of Technology cruises into Westfield, New York in 1939. Left the Pullman Company of Illinois on Oct 24, 1939. Traveled mostly on highway 20 to Boston, Mass. Left Boston harbor on Nov. 15, 1939 aboard the ship “North Star”.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd – South Pole Video Interview
There may be good reason for your curiosity if you have ever wondered about what is really going on at the southernmost continent… With so many myths and rumors flying around about the place lately, we decided to do a little research of our own into the claims… which turned into a whole lot of research… and what was going to be a 10-minute video turned into this.
Ten years ago, the idea to drive across more than 1,000 miles of Antarctic wilderness between McMurdo and South Pole stations as an alternative way to supply the latter with fuel and cargo was just an audacious idea.
[Ignored is any mention of the “snow Cruiser” taken to Antarctica with much fan fair and never to be mentioned again after offloading in Antarctica. See link below . . . EDITOR]
Now, Traverse Operations has two traverse platforms, South Pole Traverse 1 and 2 (SPoT1 and SPoT2), each making a round trip every austral summer between the U.S. Antarctic Program research stations. It saves the National Science Foundation upwards of $2 million for each swing across the continent. And, perhaps in the next couple of years, the tractor train will partially drive itself, using “robotic” vehicles capable of autonomously following a manned tractor in front of it. . . . Read Complete Article
Admiral Byrd and the Secret Quest for Unknown Lands inside the Earth:
A Speculative Preliminary Research Report using Known Fact
By Dennis Crenshaw
Posted March 7, 2012
I am constantly asked about my year (1995-96) of research into Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his expeditions and am now accumulating all of my research to put together a final report to be released in the near future; In the mean time. . . .
I do have a theory about the involvement of Admiral Byrd in early 20th century Hollow Earth explorations. I could find no positive “proof” of Admiral Byrd being involved in any such Expeditions although I do believe I have found enough supporting information to bring the possibility up to more than a 50 % chance.
I repeat: this is all just speculation of course. First let me put my “believer” foil hat on . . . yep, still fits. . . .here goes.
I do not believe that “Admiral Byrd “flew into the Hollow Earth.”
I do believe he was in charge of all operations in the secret explorations and that all of his Antarctic activities were directed towards exploring unknown lands inside the earth. Here is the short version of my theory that fits what is actually known about his movements during the expeditions, time constrains, etc.
The Quest Begins
In 1926 following orders from his mentor and lifetime financial backer, John D. Rockefeller, Byrd made his first and only exploration flight in the northern area and found enough proof of what he was looking for 80 miles from the “north pole” to be able to turn back. He never made it to the non-existent “North Geological pole” because he had no need to. What he needed to know – information regarding the measurement of the curvature of the planet – he found long before the non-existing “point” called the North Geographical Pole was reached. Because flying to “the pole” was the media spin for his activity, documents (since proven wrong) were doctored in a dis-information campaign to report “Byrd Flew to the North Pole.”
Byrd reported in and had a debriefing session with Rockefeller and other members of the Controller cartel. They decided to concentrate their efforts in the quest for the mysteries of the poles at the southern end of our globe for a couple of reasons. The Northern area of our planet is the most populated so therefore harder to hide movement and exploration and there is is a large land mass totally empty of permanent human occupation on which to build a permanent “home base” for operations.
So the first move in exploring “the lands beyond the poles” was the establishment in January 1929 by Richard Byrd of the first of a series of base camps, all called Little America, from which operations in Antarctica would be directed.
Byrd’s First Antarctic Expedition in 1928 and the Establishment of the first Little America base camp
The Exploration’s Mobile Base
All of the so called “flights into the hollow earth” reported in books and on Hollow Earth sites are just planted disinformation; smoke and mirrors. Any actual exploration of new lands MUST be done by boots on the ground. The actual exploration of the secretive “lands beyond the poles” begin with Admiral Byrd’s 1939 Expedition and the delivery of the snow cruiser to Little America. More to come.