The Plum Island Conspiracy
What are they hiding at the coast of long island New York? “Things” have been washed up on shore from there. Strange looking hybrids etc. But this time it’s not some sort of dead animal washing up on the beach down the road from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. No! this time it’s a human body, found being washed ashore from the facility. This must be investigated more thoroughly, some have tried before but gotten nowhere. Here Jesse Ventura takes a look at it. The center, which began as a bio-warfare lab run by former Nazi scientists, has been blamed among other things for spreading diseases and viruses throughout the mainland, including African swine flu and Lyme disease.
The Washington Post reported Fri, January 15, 2010 the discovery of a clothed male body by a security guard on foot patrol at Plum Island. The body is said to be 6’2″ in length, male, Caucasian, and partially decomposed. Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma, according to the Washington Post. This body looks nothing like the Montauk Monster which like the undetermined species earlier, was the size of a raccoons. Neither do media reports indicate any resemblance between the human body washed ashore at Plum Island and any of the barnyard animals used in the facility’s research. Nevertheless, conspiracy theorists can be counted on to conjure up a link between what they suspect Plum Island researchers do at the tightly secured government facility and the dead body washed ashore at its premises.
Another creature that washed up on the beach..allegedly a mutated rat?
Just the very name (Plum Island) of the place conjures up images from H.G. Wells or Dean Koontz, like strange hybrid creatures creeping through the island’s greenery at night. Popular urban legends tell of carcasses of freakish unknown beasts washing ashore on nearby beaches. And the armed guards pacing the secure facility seem to confirm just about any nefarious rumor you might hear about Plum Island, a government research facility off the shore of New York that intrigues monster hunters, conspiracy theorists, and the merely curious alike. When the corpse of the strange-looking “Montauk Monster” washed ashore in Montauk, NY in 2008, the media’s first speculation was that it could have been a genetic experiment that somehow escaped from Plum Island. More recently, conspiracy theory promoter Jesse Ventura hyped up Plum Island on his television show as some kind of secret biological weapons research lab, that’s not only illegally producing biological weapons, but that also poses an imminent threat to the region should any of these pathogenic compounds be released accidentally. Plum Island seems to have all we need to warrant a close examination with our skeptical eye. What do they actually do at Plum Island, and are there really strange mutant creatures being produced there?
Plum Island’s association with the United States government goes all the way back to the 18th century, when General George Washington recognized its strategic importance. The island is located squarely in the narrow mouth of Long Island Sound, which contains most of New York state’s important harbors. It’s home to the Plum Gut Lighthouse and Fort Terry, constructed in 1897, and used through World War I as an artillery base to protect New York from invading ships. Geographically the island is unimpressive; largely flat, a few low dunes and bluffs, a well wooded strip of island less than 5 kilometers long, and about 840 acres. After World War II, Plum Island’s handy combination of safe isolation from shore plus convenient access made it attractive to the US Army Chemical Corps, which planned and began construction of a facility there. However, those plans were ultimately canceled before construction was complete, and the new buildings were taken over in 1954 by the United States Department of Agriculture to study foot and mouth disease, at what became the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. The strange things that surrounds the Island is still very current today. So the mystery continues.