Secret underground bunker for spooks in Virginia mountain

The U.S. federal government has a public budget and a secret budget. The latter is called a black budget — a budget that is classified, i.e., not disclosed publicly on the grounds of “national security.”
The Department of Defense (DOD) has a black budget it uses to fund black projects. According to the New York Times, that budget nearly doubled in the Bush years to $32 billion, which was more than the combined budgets of the Food and Drug Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
If you think $32 billion is bad, wait till you see what the DOD’s black budget is under Obama. From 2008’s $32 billion, it increased to $50 billion in 2009 and $52.8 billion in 2012, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden. Just last month, James Rosen of McClatchyDC reported that the Pentagon can’t account for $1.3 billion that was shipped to force commanders in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 for critical reconstruction projects. But the missing $1.3 billion is part of the DOD’s public budget, so you can imagine what might be “missing” from the DOD’s secret or black budget.
The government’s black budget presumably is used for expenses related to military research, covert operations, and other hush-hush secret projects, including the construction and maintenance of bunkers and shelters. In the event of a national disaster or catastrophe, the federal government already has plans in place to shelter the élite in those bunkers. Just don’t tell We the little People about that.
As an example, when the planes struck New York’s twin towers on September 11, 2001, then President George W. Bush was whisked from an elementary School in Sarasota, Florida (where he was visiting) to Air Force One, which flew him first to a secret and secure place on Barksdale Air Force base near Shreveport, Louisiana, then to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska to the US Strategic Command Underground Command Center, where he was taken into an underground bunker designed to withstand a nuclear blast.
Secret Service agents had also burst into Vice President Cheney’s White House office, carried him under his arms and down the steps into the White House basement and through a long tunnel into an underground bunker. (Source)
Recall that in 2011, I reported on a mysterious massive construction project going on in the grounds of the White House, shielded from the public eye. The official word was that the construction was a 3-year “infrastructure” project to upgrade and lay down pipes and wires, at an estimated cost of $375 million. (See “About That Top-Secret $97M White House Construction Project“)
Then there is the secret underground base below the Denver International Airport, the existence of which was confirmed by a DIA (Defense Intelligency Agency) whistleblower in 2014.
This post is about an underground bunker for spooks (aka national intelligence service) in Peters Mountain, north of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Peters Mountain, VA
Below are excerpts from William M. Arkin’s “The Secret Mountain Our Spies Will Hide In When Washington Is Destroyed,” via ZeroHedge, May 2, 2015. underground bunker north of Charlottesville, Virginia.

The bunker’s purpose is completely secret, though I was easily able to verify that it has been expanded and spiffed up in the years since 9/11 at a cost of tens of millions of dollars [… for] Officialdom evacuating from disorderly and disobedient America before the citizenry catches up or catches on. Countless billions have been spent on this endeavor over the years, a secret orgy of preparedness going on behind the scenes, one that ensures Washington can defend itself, take care of its own, and survive no matter what.
Its called continuity of government, and it’s been refined over the years to anticipate foreign invasion, nuclear war, catastrophic accident, rioting and citizen unrest, an electromagnetic pulse above the capital, a catastrophic failure of critical infrastructure, a malicious hacking of the electrical grid, terrorist attack, hurricanes and earthquakes, an asteroid from space—you name it. The spigot opened after 9/11, gushing tax dollars into this subterranean world of never again, but just in case. If our all-seeing, all-knowing national security establishment fails…well, the White House and the Generals and the Departments large and small all have plans to depart the capital city and recover.
But what about the spies? […] they, too, needed their own continuity operation. That’s right: the very people who will fail to predict the Big One will need somewhere to go and keep writing their reports. […] their classified alternate facility, which sources say is in Albemarle County in central Virginia.
There is really only one candidate—a mysterious facility atop Peters Mountain, roughly 16 miles east of Charlottesville—and it’s undergone a $61 million plus renovation since 2007.
For decades, there’s been speculation about just what Peters Mountain is, this Cold War artifact on the outskirts of Washington, part of a string of “hardened” communications nodes built to survive nuclear war in the 1950s. It’s a favorite of internet conspiracy types, but no one seems to know what it is, other than the fact that the land it’s on is officially owned by AT&T. And if that’s not clear, there’s an AT&T logo newly installed on the top of the mountain itself, a helicopter pad built for this don’t-pay-attention-to-us blank spot on the map. […]

Peters MountainNote the huge AT&T logo, top left

I went down a rabbit’s hole of research trying to confirm that this indeed is an intelligence community bunker, scouring the records of Albemarle County and pulling the planning, construction and tax records for the land parcel, which is indeed described as belonging to AT&T, though it is listed as “vacant residential land” of no value. […]
The building permits that have been submitted to the county since 2007— B200701545AC dated 07/03/07; B201302542ATWR dated 10/29/13; and B201402314AC dated 11/12/14 — amount to $61,124,583.00 in interior and exterior alterations, including the building of that helicopter pad, a new bunker entrance, “alteration to interior spaces,” and installation of two new satellite dishes.
So this vacant residential land of no value, which has seen tens of millions of dollars in construction activity, is obviously something other than its cover. The county itself, in its useful GIS property viewer, shows the “vacant” residential land clearly houses several buildings.
The two large structures on top of the mountain, to the left of the helicopter pad, are assumed to be vent stacks and hardened power and communications antennae. Two satellite dishes added after 9/11 are also now apparent, suggesting autonomous and enduring communications.

Peters Mountain2

Nothing in the federal budget or in the county records suggests any government occupation […] or the intelligence community. […] sources who have worked for the DNI and its continuity activity […] describe the national Warning, Alert, and Mobilization System (WAMS) which would alert a select group of civilian executives from across the intelligence community to deploy to the bunker. […]
We sent a Gawker scout out to look at Peters Mountain Road this morning, to see if indeed there were men with guns and U.S. government insignia warning hikers to stay clear.

Road into Peters Mountain

“Road closed” to him meant road closed, and he declined to drive further. County maps do not show the road as being closed or restricted in any way […] the prerogative of those who live in the shadows. […]
The bunker is built. It’s regularly exercised. It’s ready to go, joining Mount Weather and Raven Rock and the Olney bunkers that dot the west, north, and east of the capital. As the government —and now the intelligence community—button-up to protect themselves during a disaster, the helicopter pilots and drivers and the guards and the rest of the unchosen (even those who work for the same organizations) are supposed to just stay outside, always a scenario I find difficult to imagine. How would this exactly work, this glorious evacuation of a select few? “Honey I’m off to a secret mountain to survive Armageddon, good luck?”
And as for the local officials and people of Charlottesville, huddled in darkness without electricity, staring up at the blue-lit mountain glowing in the night on generator power? Well, they will just have to wait for the report to be written that it’s all clear, or for the one that says it’s all over, in which case Peters Mountain will be a lonely island, prepared for a future of nothingness. And there’s a report on that too, required to be submitted every 12 hours: It’s called the IC Health and Status report—health and status of the intelligence community, that is.

~Éowyn

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  1. Do long-time readers recall when I wrote about my father getting THREE years’ work at an underground facility outside of Fort Peck, Montana in the lates Sixties? He was gone for six to nine weeks at a time, came home for two weeks, then disappeared again.
    He was paid wages plus lodging, meals, and travel, which, because he lived like a monk [that where I got my genes!], he saved 90% of what he was paid and gave it to mum on return. His clearance did not allow him access beyond three levels, but he heard there were more than ten, including a fully-equipped hospital for 300.
    You may wish to visit: http://www.thetruthdenied.com/news/2012/12/14/complete-list-of-military-underground-bases-in-usa/

     
    • Unfortunately Joseph, as with the F.E.M.A. camp list, I suspect this list isn’t very valid (largely due to the prevalence of “saucer” and implied “alien stuff” entries, and the lack of proper details, geographical location co-ordinates. could be anything, what is needed is direct on-foot confirmation.) and I would strongly urge anyone reading it to confirm all information presented, (personally I can invalidate at least one entry on the camp list because I live relatively near a given location), Mount Shasta for example, is a dormant volcano, any base being situated in there would have to deal with that, and in recent years it has shown a small amount of volcanic activity. Mostly its known for being a “last refuge of lemurians” by occultists & new agey types who believe blavatsky’s malarkey, they think there are flying-saucer people/”ascended masters”/”great white brotherhood” people living inside the thing. Hence the town of mount shasta city is a hub of bat guano new age insanity. The new agers like to go try to camp on the mountain in hopes of meeting “st germaine” or other such things… if the mountain itself were actually a base, one could reasonably expect that there would be many more leaks of such information by curious new age types… yet I haven’t heard of any such thing.
      Not to discount your family’s experience of course, underground military bases do certainly exist, and I would imagine are used for more than just being snake-holes for the servants of the devil to slither into, but as far as that list goes, it seems like it was heavily compromised by UFO/Alien true believer types. I would hope other readers here can confirm or deny other locations posted which they may live near… establishing a proper list with real information would be very useful to folks.

       
      • Good day, Seaumas, always good to have you aboard.
        I apologise for the reference. it was not as perfect as it could have been, but I’m sure you’ll like this one far more:
        http://projectcamelot.org/underground_bases.html
        These machines were developed by the Germans for their extensive mining operations before WW2; afterwards, as you can see by the company names on them, they are still the world leader in making these and shipping them world-wide.
        The greatest theft of intellectual property in history was when the US Army sent a battalion into Berlin, headed straight to the Patent Office, and removed 16,000 boxes of designs and prototypes. The USSA [not a typo] has been coasting on that material ever since, along w/a big boost from Werner von Braun and the thousands of former Nazi scientists and intelligence agents they relocated to the USSA.
        The fellow who devised Zyklon was in time a vice-president at Monsanto, and also the creator of the USSA’s new, improved Napalm B for use in VietNam and afterwards: it now sticks to the victim’s skin and burns underwater, so diving into a pool no longer works to put it out. On and on they go, trillions to be made from wars w/o end, until –as Dr George Gamow pointed out in the Fifties– war finally puts an end to us, “…perhaps God’s first mistake,” as I wrote in a poem in the early Nineties. Of course God doesn’t make mistakes, but you get my point.

         
        • No need for apologies Joseph, I don’t know about that list, but the camp list has been circulated the net for perhaps a decade or more now, and unfortunately, its about the best there seems to be, or at least the only one easily found. It is curious that these sorrowful war-mongers think that they can hide under a mountain ’till stuff blows over, I’ve heard tales of satellites with heavy weapon systems that could carve a smiley face into everest, however, those are only hearsay and have no proof that I’m aware of, but if they do exist, hiding under a mountain won’t be doing much good.
          Aside fromt he saucer and alien msi/disinfo fluff, I do wonder what these things are for, and if they aren’t meant just for “emergencies” but are active and being used right now for whatever vile things the puppets of evil are up to currently. If something like pepsi corp. (a mormon-owned company) is willing to utilize “salvaged” human tissue from fetuses to “test flavors”, and this goes on in labs above ground, well how much worse would the things be that they might pull… under the ground? (fun fact, mormonism also has a hollowed out mountain in Utah where they hide their temple records, and of course, “artifacts” some of which no doubt would cast doubt on the pedophile, adulterer, and freemason Joseph Smith.)

           
  2. traildustfotm

    As a Tom Clancy fan I have to say, “Cool!” As a suspicious citizen I have to say something less positive.

     
    • I’m sure they are getting ready for the coming implosion, all Democracies have imploded for the same reason, when the citizenry learns they can live off the public treasury their demise will soon follow, although we were given a Republic but over the years it’s been turned into a system so unlike what the founders of the Constitution had in mind, government employees don’t really pay taxes but just return a percentage that came from the private sector to begin with, as far as the public treasury goes government employees are no different than the career welfare class, while I realize a government is a must in a civilized society it’s the Bloated Wasteful Monster that I’m opposed to.

       
    • And well you should, as the perps paid for their escape w/yr hard-earned money & taxes. Even Hitler’s bunker was NOTHING compared to these palaces!

       
  3. They hid themselves in the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. Revelation 15 and 16. KJV

     
  4. Some of these people don’t need bunkers – they’re like cockroaches…nothing will hurt them 🙂
    Many actors, rich people and elites have panic rooms for protection. Barring any catastrophic event, we peons have guns to protect ourselves.

     
  5. I say, Let it come! Let’s get this … over with! Who’s with me?! 🙂

     
  6. Looks like Bill & Hillary and Barry & Michael had better kiss and make up before they have to live together in their private bungalow in the hills of Old Virginney……
    Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous & Worthless …..

     
    • Ya gotta love that ‘worthless’ part! These creeps couldn’t do an honest anything if their lives depended on it, which they don’t, as we serfs & servants do it all for them. Was captivity ever so sweet?

       
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  8. The photo in that article is an old cold war AAA/SAM site built in 1947. It was sold to ATT in 1960 for use as a “hardened communications node” and was used by ATT as a microwave relay until ATT closed and abandoned it in 1991, because “it was no longer cost effective to upgrade”. It took less than an hour to find this and more with a simple web search. Sorry but: no tin foil hat “CIA doom bunker”: AND FYI!: ATT says its for sale but nobody wants it cause its small, old and leaks–a lot. They have been trying to unload it for more than twenty years.

     
    • Ray,
      The photos of the installations on top of Peters Mountain sure don’t look “abandoned” and in disrepair to me.
      You provided no source(s).
      I also don’t appreciate your dismissive “tin foil hat” mockery — so Alinsky of you. So what do you think is the US Strategic Command Underground Command Center in Nebraska, um?

       
  9. Son of the Rabbit People

    I can assure your readers, being a local, that there is no property in Albemarle County that is “without value”. This would especially be true of a prestigious mountaintop property neighboring Monticello with beautiful nighttime views of the city below.

     

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