White continent, dark secrets
By Rep. T. Lloyd
Special to the Sun
The Antarctic Sun, part of the United States Antarctic Program
News published during the austral summer for the United States
Antarctic Program at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Of all the research that takes place on this great continent, there
is a suspicious lack of attention paid to certain theories that, while
extraordinary, deserve closer examination. We are living on the edge
of a largely unexplored land, and it's time we looked at more than
just rocks, glaciers and penguins.
I am talking about evidence that has come up repeatedly, indicating
that we are not the first beings to inhabit this place, nor is science
the only activity here. When are we going to acknowledge that there
may be more going on than meets the eye?
As everyone knows, the continent is almost completely covered by
ice. What lies under that ice, miles deep in many places, is still
unknown. The truth is coming out, however, as a few brave souls seek
the answers to some troubling questions.
In his book, Fingerprints of the Gods, Graham Hancock presents strong
evidence that Antarctica was charted long ago by unknown people, when
temperatures were much warmer.
He cites a number of old maps, such as the one drawn by Oronteus
Finaeus in 1531, reproduced here. Experts examined the original and
its age was verified. It was made in the 1500s--three centuries before
Antarctica was allegedly even sighted, much less documented. The map
is startlingly accurate, depicting ice-free mountain ranges, a South
Pole that's just about dead on and the Ross Sea as it would look without
the ice shelf.
You can even see Ross Island.
How could someone draw such a map more than 200 years before Capt.
James Cook even sailed south of the Antarctic Circle?
The Oronteus Finaeus map, more than 300 years old, depicts Antarctica
with ice-free areas. Map courtesy Fingerprints of the Gods, by Graham
Hancock, Three Rivers Press, New York, 1995.
Hancock's answer is that it was actually mapped long ago, perhaps
thousands of years earlier, and Finaeus merely copied those ancient
Is it possible that a race of people or other life forms were present
in Antarctica before it was covered by ice? It's a fact that long
ago the continent was warm enough to support plants and animals, including
a reptile called Lystrosaurus. Paleontologists say it roamed Antarctica
200 million years ago.
That may not have been the end of it.
In the under-reported world of alien sightings and abductions there
is a link between Antarctica and reptile-like creatures. According
to the Omega Files, compiled by "Branton," "Some 'contactees'
such as Maurice Doreal claim that the reptiloids [human-like reptile
creatures] in prehistoric times lived in the Antarctic region, when
it was a subtropical zone, and that they were subsequently driven
underground and off the planet by a race of pre-Nordic humans whose
lost and long-forgotten civilization now lies buried deep beneath
the sands of the Gobi Desert."
Is it possible those reptiloids evolved from the earlier Lystrosaurus--or
that both creatures were some form of alien life?
The Lystrosaurus, a land lizard that lived in Antarctica 200
million years ago. Could it be related to the reported reptiloid creatures
of today? Image from Antarctica, Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, New
And what about the presence of Hitler's forces here at the end of
World War II? Is there yet another connection?
According to Branton, an abductee named Alex Christopher says he
saw reptiloids and Nazis working together aboard antigravity craft
or within underground bases. At least one of those bases is reported
to have existed in Antarctica.
Again, the facts support the claims: In 1938 the Nazis sailed south
and sent numerous exploratory missions to the Queen Maud region. They
filmed and mapped about 250,000 square miles of territory from the
air, and pilots dropped giant darts to lay claim to what Germany called
There were reports of ice-free areas, underground caves heated by
geothermal activity, and even pools of warm water. According to the
Omega Files, the Nazis established a secret Antarctic base known simply
as 211. With supplies shipped through white-supremacist South Africa,
Hitler had a foothold in this new land, possibly working in concert
with the reptiloids.
An artist's rendering of a reptiloid, which are often said to
be wearing hoods. Image from www.think-aboutit.com.
Next, consider the massive push by the U.S. government to explore
"uncharted" areas of Antarctica following World War II with
Operation Highjump, the largest Antarctic expedition ever. The naval
mission set sail in 1946 with 13 ships (including an aircraft carrier),
23 aircraft, over 4,700 men and enough supplies for six months. Why
such a large force?
According to Branton, Adm. Richard Byrd had been instructed to destroy
211 with this Antarctic invasion. They circled the continent, making
periodic flights inland. One of their destinations was Queen Maud
Operation Highjump was declared a success at testing equipment in
cold conditions, but no mention was made of the military battle some
say ensued. Why did the 6 to 8 month mission end after just two months?
And now, in 2000, is it just a coincidence that the new government
contractor in Antarctica is a multi-billion dollar defense giant?
Are we in the latest phase of a battle with Nazi-alien forces?
As you can see, there are many unanswered questions surrounding this
great continent. Many of them are scientific; some of them are not.
We owe it to ourselves, our country and our planet to keep our eyes
open. You never know what the next discovery may be.