High Strangeness: Dulce, New Mexico

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dulce, New Mexico

I know where hell is. I don't want to know -- who would? But I know just the same.

I learned where hell is while I was at the Burlington Vortex Conference last month, from a financial planner from Minnesota. I had heard her refer to a secret mountain base at a remote place in New Mexico called Dulce, and I had to ask her more about it. She told me that there is a mountain outside of Dulce that's been hollowed out to house the Nine Circles of Hell. No matter what your personal feelings about Hell, that's big news. I took it in stride, but it's been haunting me ever since.

Now the Nine Circles of Hell come from Dante's Inferno, written in the 14th century. This Dante fellow described a vision of Hell where specific levels offered specific torments for those judged guilty of specific crimes, although, to be accurate, rings 7 through 9, inclusive, each have their own variety of levels, so you could really say there are 20 circles of hell. I think Dante missed an opportunity for a couple of sequels there. Anyway, the point is, apparently only 9 of the circles made their way to Dulce. 

I wish now that I had asked my financial planner friend a few more probing questions. She suggested that the U.S. Government was involved, and I would have really liked to know what they hoped to accomplish by hollowing out a mountain and locating Hell inside it. At first glance, it doesn't make sense that our government would be in the Hell business. Upon reflection, however, it still doesn't make sense.

So, I decided to probe the collective unconscious of the human race, Google. It turns out (and I'm a little ashamed I didn't know this) that the Dulce Base is actually not inside a mountain; it is, rather, inside the Archuleta Mesa, and is home to the world's largest population of alien beings. Well over 18,000 of them live inside the Mesa, by some accounts. It's all a huge biogenetics lab jointly operated by the U.S. & the aliens, and, sure enough, the aliens really are segregated onto different levels. I'm not going to go into detail because, frankly, you wouldn't believe it, but there are greys and reptoids and human clones and octo-humans and... Well, let's just hope that Mesa holds.

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