The Strange Story of Admiral Byrd’s 1946 Secret Expedition To Antarctica
Tim R. Swartz is an Indiana native and Emmy-Award winning television producer/videographer, and is the author of a number of popular books including The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla, Secret Black Projects, Evil Agenda of the Secret Government, Time Travel: A How-To-Guide, Richard Shaver-Reality of the Inner Earth, Admiral Byrd's Secret Journey Beyond the Poles.
He is a contributing writer for the books, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The First Ghostbuster, and Brad Steiger's Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside.
As a photojournalist, Tim Swartz has traveled extensively and investigated paranormal phenomena and other unusual mysteries from such diverse locations as the Great Pyramid in Egypt to the Great Wall in China. He has worked with television networks such as PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Thames-TV and the BBC.
This is one of the strangest, almost forgotten stories of the 20th century. Admiral Richard Byrd was one of the great explorers of the last century, and like his Arctic Expedition, he too is largely forgotten. Byrd came of age in the era of the aeroplane when flight was one of the most amazing things of the times. It was a time when the trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh was as exciting as going to the Moon was in the ‘60s.
Byrd was a US Naval Academy man, learned to fly in World War I, and later developed navigational techniques for flying over open oceans.
His controversial 1926 flight over the North Pole won him the Medal of Honor and enabled him to secure funding for attempts to fly over the South Pole.
But it was his 1946 expedition to the South Pole that is the truly strange story. This wasn’t just a fly over of the bottom of the earth.
Admiral Byrd’s armada included 20 various warships, including an aircraft carrier, several ice cutters, flying boats, helicopters, 13 support ships, as well as nearly 5,000 men.
This was a MAJOR expedition. But why so much hardware just to go to the South Pole to take pictures and measurements?
Tim Swartz will share with us Admiral Byrd’s account from an alleged “lost diary” that is one wild story of what Byrd experienced in the three hours he was “lost” during one of his fly overs.
One account claims that after his late return, Byrd and his men quickly left Antarctica and were attacked by silent flying saucers that came up out of the water, sunk several ships, and killed many men. And it is claimed that the saucers wore swastikas.
The expedition was supposed to last for months, but for some reason Byrd and his men packed up early and came home. Why? When Byrd arrived in Chile, he was quoted in the El Mercurlo newspaper that the United States was in danger of another war with flying objects that could fly from pole to pole at incredible speeds.
When Admiral Byrd returned and testified before a special secret Washington DC committee, he was reminded of his oath of secrecy and was ordered to remain silent.
Tim Swartz will share with us his research findings of this amazing story, one that will leave you saying, “Hmmm…”
Admiral Byrd's Diary – VIDEO
Admiral Byrd & The Untold UFO War in Antarctica Videos:
Other Links of Interest:
Tim Swartz' Book, “Admiral Byrd’s Secret Journey Beyond the Poles.” CLICK HERE.
“Admiral Richard B. Byrd's, Diary Feb. Mar. 1947 ( The Land Beyond The Poles )” – CLICK HERE.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s book, “Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure“ CLICK HERE.
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