Admiral Byrd Diary
Section - Questions
Perhaps I am wrong completely. If that is true, please answer the following questions.
Firstly, let us agree that Byrd did in fact discover something, somewhere and it caused enough concern in Washington to (a) not put Byrd in the looney bin (b) give Byrd 50% operational control of a Major Incursion into the South Pole risking the lives of many men and ships.
If you draw a line FROM the camp called Little America, to the actual Southern Pole, you should cross mountains. This would be a good place to start to find the aliens (aliens is my word).
Now the questions
1. Byrd discovers something supposedly at the NORTH Pole, yet he is apparently IN Chile on the 5 MARCH giving press statements. Is Chile now onroute from the North Pole to Washington (bear in mind that the Master told him this matter was urgent and to make all haste) ? (or is this yet another red herring ?)
2. WHY did it take 3 full weeks for him to get from the N Pole to Washington ? (again the urgency must be taken into account)
3. WHY didn't the aliens (I am calling them aliens) fly Byrd directly to Washington and dump him on the lawn of the White House. More dramatic a statement I think, at the Pole 1 minute and a few hours later in Washington. Kinda hard to hide that is and at least he would have gotten to speak with the Prez.
4. WHY was Byrd given operational parity in Operation HighJump ? He was a researcher and expedition jock, not a military strategist.
5. If the aliens "were" at the North Pole, how stupid would Byrd have been to go completely in the opposite direction for HighJump.
6. WHY did Byrd make this statement in Chile or where ever "at all" with no clarification.
7. WHY didn't the President bother to attend such an important meeting (if true)?
8. IF they went to the South Pole for exploration reasons, WHY did they take up a classic (Russian) 3 pronged attack position around "Little America" (oh, this was the name of the camp BTW for those who do want to know) ?
9. Continuing on from 8, WHY didn't they send ships with planes to 5 or 6 or more locations around the South Pole so that they could do thorough research and completely explore the entire island ? This would afford much greater safety for all of the crew involved.
10. True South or Magnetic South ? It does not matter. Draw a line from Little America to either and you will cross a range of mountains approx 5 hours flying time from camp. Guess where the aliens must live ?
11. There are NO Mountains at the North Pole - Ice over water remember. How could Byrd have seen Mountains ?
12. The Coup De Gras - WHY would Byrd take ships and men into the South Pole almost in the middle of freakin WINTER ? Only an incompetant mental person would do this, and then have it approved at the highest levels of the Pentagon, is even more scarier.
Operation HighJump should have started around OCTOBER to ensure maximum safety for men and ships, yet they went into the South Pole region with Just 1 IceBreaker - God forbid if this got jamed up or broke down. This entry date effectively put EVERY MAN (4,700 of them) at high risk of being killed and EVERY SHIP (13 of these + 1 Sub) at risk of being crushed and sunk by ice.
Winter / Summer times in the South Pole (WikiPedia)
During the southern winter (March–September), the South Pole receives no sunlight at all, and from May to July, between extended periods of twilight, it is completely dark (apart from moonlight). In the summer (September–March), the sun is continuously above the horizon and appears to move in an anti-clockwise circle. However, it is always low in the sky, reaching a maximum of 23.5° in December. Much of the sunlight that does reach the surface is reflected by the white snow.
This lack of warmth from the sun, combined with the high altitude (about 2,800 metres (9,186 ft)), means that the South Pole has one of the coldest climates on Earth (though it is not quite the coldest; that record goes to the region in the vicinity of the Vostok Station, also in Antarctica, which lies at a higher elevation). Temperatures at the South Pole are much lower than at the North Pole, primarily because the South Pole is located at altitude in the middle of a continental land mass, while the North Pole is at sea level in the middle of an ocean (which acts as a reservoir of heat).
In midsummer, as the sun reaches its maximum elevation of about 23.5°, high temperatures at the South Pole in January average at -25.9 °C (-15 °F). As the six-month "day" wears on and the sun gets lower, temperatures drop as well: they reach -45 °C (-49 °F) around sunset (late March) and sunrise (late September). In winter, the average temperature remains steady at around -58 °C (-72 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station was -12.3 °C (9.9 °F) on December 25, 2011, and the lowest was -82.8 °C (-117.0 °F) on June 23, 1982 (the lowest recorded anywhere on earth was -89.2 °C (-128.6 °F) at Vostok Station on July 21, 1983).