Rumored Alien Cathedral Captured In Photos
Strange things can be found in the deserts of New Mexico.
Besides Roswell, there is Trementina Base, a super-secret compound run by the Church of Scientology. Though the general public has known the existence of Trementina Base since its construction in the 1980s, it is only this summer that The Daily Mail was able to take close-up aerial photos of the compound showing a deserted, but well-maintained area.
Trementina Base appears to have four main components: a mile long runaway; a terra-formed symbol created with two overlapping circles, each with a diamond in them; a “welcome center” with an evaporated man-made pond; and a three-story house built into the side of the cliff. One their own, each of these structures appears to be more or less innocuous, but when taken together they potentially provide visual evidence of secrets the Church of Scientology would like better left unsaid.
The Church of Scientology has traditionally been very secretive about the activities of its members. Therefore, much of what can be found about them in mainstream media sources and on the Internet ranges from educated guesses to wild speculation. In the case of Trementina Base, it was long thought that the house on the hillside was the entrance to an enormous underground space alien cathedral. (Note: the Church has ignored these and the following somewhat laughable theories.) The runway was built so that L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s deceased founder, could eventually return to Earth. The terra-formed symbols were a way for Scientology members to find their way back to Trementina Base after the impending nuclear holocaust forces them to vacate Earth. The Church of Scientology, however, has corroborated none of this information.
Investigative journalist John Sweeney attempted to see the inside of the space alien cathedral last year to get some definitive answers when he was writing a book about the mysterious religion. He got as far as a locked steel gate at the entrance of the compound and didn’t see a green-roofed complex with an interior courtyard, several RV trailers, an independent water-storage system, and well-maintained system of roads through the desert scrub.
Instead, that was all caught on a Daily Mail camera. What the newspaper didn’t see, however, was any sign of humanity, so we still don’t know who lives or works in this well-maintained desert complex.
The only thing we “know” about Trementina Base comes from the webpage of the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST), a sort-of sister church to Scientology that also acts as its archival service. According to the CST website, Trementina Base is not a space alien cathedral, but rather a storage vault for “more than 135 tons of archival books, stainless-steel plates and nickel-plated records… stored in 2,300 titanium capsules housed in calamity-proof vaults to ensure the timeless preservation and survival of Scientology scripture.”
Should we believe the CST and think of Trementina Base as nothing more than a really weird library? Or is there something else going on in the New Mexico desert? Though there is very little reliable written information on the goings-on of the Church of Scientology, these new photos demonstrate that someone is spending a lot of money on several large structures out in the desert. Their exact purpose, now and in the future, remains unknown.
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