Originally Posted by rickoff
Well, let's see
...... maybe they were looking for Captain Kidd's buried treasure? All kidding aside (pun intended) though, this probably would have been an ideal site to carry out the so-called "Philadelphia Experiment," as you have suggested. What was done there afterwards, though, is wide open to speculation and not likely to be revealed in our lifetimes, if ever. Whatever it was, they definitely wanted their operations to be away from prying eyes. I wonder how the Navy would explain the 600 foot docks if you were to make an inquiry? I also wonder why the docks don't show up in Google Earth images?
This place is a strange area of interest, it appears that there was a lot going on here we don't know as you say, to put the 600 foot long docks in is quite a task, but to remove them under low tide levels as not to see them is something else again. The US government is like a magician making you look at the hand you see something happening in but with the other hand they take your watch, keep things in the open and spread dis-information around covering the tracks to what really was going on ..... Montauk and Gardiner Island could have been one of those.
It's quite a contrast to look at Russia and see things that the USA would never leave around like on Long island, most everything has been removed areas turned into private marinas, country clubs, hotels, mansions, girls camps and the State Parks the best cover of all.
The comment you made about asking the Navy about the docks is a great idea and I will write them a letter and see what happens
, a request like that could have a interesting outcome with the details I have found to see them try to explain it away.
The one dock on the NW corner of Gardiner's Island that I just found is visible on "Google Earth" surprisingly enough ..... barely though at 41 05' 29.64"N, 72 08' 19.06"W should put you right on top of the image. I don't know why there is such a difference in the "aerial" satellite images other than maybe time of year the angle of the sun time of day or just the tidal level it is a good question although. The 1938 images have been a tremendous help and some photographs are really clear it's just the order in which they were taken and what direction is confusing at times, the Montauk area is a good example ..... I'm working on that now and have found a area of buildings that are gone now and a large crater is in it's place like a explosion ??
The last thing I saw looking at what I just posted is the "Girls Camp" in the 1938 aerial photographs if you rotate the building complex that is near the beach ..... rotating and looking in from Long Island sound the two buildings appear to be shaped as a Greek "OMEGA" and a Roman numeral "ONE" ( Omega One ) this can be verified by going to 1938 Aerial Photographs of Suffolk County, N.Y.
to the "Gardiners Island West" image #4-90 (.sid file). This would be really weird being I found the "OMEGA" building on Baltra Island the ground reference building near the Equator ....