Sandy wrote:On the topic of the Himrod Salt Mine. Many rumors surfaced why it closed. It seems odd that at that
time it was the most modern Salt Mine in the U.S. and millions was spent opening it up. A few years
later it closed. Seems kind of odd. Maybe it was put there for something other that Salt, Is there something
underground there that is secret, It seemed to be abandoned quickly at that time.
It's funny it took so long for someone to mention, or ask that, in this thread.
Haven't been there in a few years. But I know that there is, or at least was, much more to the place than salt. On more than one occasion years ago I would stop next to the tracks and look at the place. Even then...this is in the 80's and 90's... the place still had power to it and maitainance to site. If you have an eye for it you could tell that wheels had been rolling on the tracks going into the place. Not everday, but every now and then. Best of all was if you sat there long enough someone would always show up driving an unmarked car with government plates and ask what I was doing. Tell me that's standard for an old closed salt mine. I first got interested in the place because a buddy of mine used to live between there and Dresden and said something was going on there. He told me that he saw something all covered up with a tarp unloaded into the salt plant on to a truck. Then they moved it up to the Naval barge later that night. So, after that I had to take a look when I could...........
I don't care what anyone says. There was, who knows still is, something about the place other than salt.
Be a nice place to store things you know. Build a salt mine. Mine it out. Give some BS reason that people will buy. Now you have a nice underground facility.
Why would someone driving a vehicle with government plates ask me what I'm doing??????????????