|Radar, radar on the mountain…|
we first reported on the presence of the radar installation on top of Montaillou,
the controversy has continued. Its installation on top of the mountain is
logical, as it offers a 360 degree view of the area. But why it was installed,
is less clear – there are several meteorological monitoring posts
in the area and the implementation of yet another system seemed excessive.
True, the existing infrastructure got it wrong – on several occasions, which in the end led to the devastating floods of 1999. The winter of 2004-5 in the region saw a sequence of high winds, hail, snow and ice and rain. But in each case, the radar was either unable to see this coming – or Meteo France neglected its conclusions. The end conclusion nevertheless remains the same: the local population remained in all cases uninformed of the nefarious weather heading their way; the installation of the weather station in Perillos has not had any positive effects.
sad track record, of course, can only fuel more rumours as to the installation’s
true purpose. Further checks with Meteo France and other installations have
confirmed that the installation is officially labelled as a “state
secret”: details of it are not accessible. In the post 9-11 world,
fears of attacks are created daily, but for an installation that has neither
nuclear nor defensive capabilities, such classification would seem to be
excessive. If anything, an overly secretive governmental policy has been
created – but that issue is outside the scope of this endeavour.
At the same time, it is now known that the site – the mountain – has many mythical and mysterious aspects, with a history of occupation that dates back to prehistory. A mythological analysis has also revealed that the mountain was considered to be a divine abode. Contacts with people involved in the construction of the edifice also told us that the site of the radar – and/or its immediate vicinity – had an entrance into a cave system. This may explain why the mountain achieved the status it did in the mythological framework that was created around it.
As a divine abode, the residing deity would also be said to “guard over” the surrounding landscape – just like the watchful eye of the radar installation maintains that role today. The gods of yesteryears have been supplanted by electronic monitoring equipment.
network of holes and caves that sit on the summit of the mountain was visited
and listed in ca. 1920. At the time, it was learned that these were used
by Mankind, throughout the ages, including a local lord – the information
was given to us by someone working for him. It is unclear whether during
the construction of the installation this system was explored – or
sealed off. What we do know, is that the network is vast enough to enter
and descend for a respectable distance, with the possibility that the network
connects with other galleries that are known to exist in the area –
even though their precise locations are equally lost or have been sealed
off, sometimes for security reasons.
The radar could be placed at any location on the top of the hill, but if it was indeed constructed on top of the entrance to this subterranean system, we need to ask whether this by design or by coincidence.
Meet the future
The Chronodrome experience, which occurs yearly on the first of May near the plateau of Opoul, is an experiment to contact a time traveller from the future – should time travel ever be developed by future generations. But we have also learned that the site near the parking of the plateau of Opoul is not the only location in the area where such an encounter with our descendants is expected: a similar message has been sent to the Keo satellite, which asks for a meeting… at Montaillou. This material will be further explored in a later article.
The radar station
recently, we did not possess any photographs of the installation, except
taken from a long distance away. As many people were aware of our interest,
it is not a coincidence that we received some photographs from people who
had been able to access the site – that is to say: the top of the
mountain, not the inside of the installation itself, even though during
their inspection of the top of the mountain, they did find evidence of a
forced entry – which could be recent or date back from some time ago.
This expedition not only resulted in us receiving photographs of the installation, but also provided us with some stunning photographs of the landscape, which clearly shows that from the mountain, the key aspects of the landscape are clearly visible – including the enigmatic Roc Redon.