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Incredible Hilltop Legend Confirmed from Space:
Four months before the Hollywood Casino's groundbreaking ceremony, an FDA Satellite snapped the only known image (#3) of America's first underground spy complex.

America's 1st underground spy Headquarters

To verify that these images and their order are unaltered and to view full resolution, enter "Hollywood Casino Columbus" into Google Earth Pro, then open "historical imagery." #2 and #3 are the only images between #1 and #4. People have suggested that Google accidentally switched #2 with #3. Notice GM's coal-burning power plant in #2 beside the tiny blue dot near the bottom-right. Even the rubble from that power plant is gone by #3, proving Google got this right. 

  • Image 1 (from August 2009) shows the GM factory just before its demolition began. 

  • Image 2 (May 2010) shows the clear land after the demolition. The 33-acre factory had nearly 2 acres of very shallow basement space, including a vast cafeteria, nursing station, restrooms, locker rooms, offices, and chemical and parts storage. I tried to get plans from the city and county but got nowhere. 

  • A gentleman who worked on its demolition crew contacted me on Facebook. He claimed that (#3) showed the basement. However, as we communicated on Facebook, he wrote that he remembered watching a fleet of dump trucks fill the basement rooms with earth from another construction site as this steel-framed factory was being dismantled.  He claimed he was wrong after he realized this image was taken over a year after the factory was dismantled.  


  • I was only in that basement once, for a meeting in its cafeteria.  That very shallow lunch room was enormous, it was at least 100' X 100'. It was located in the center of the building, but along the east side of the building, down a very wide stairway from the main entrance to the parking lot. 


  • Adjacent to the cafeteria was a medical station. A very long hallway lined with offices also headed north. The offices appeared to be packed with equipment, supplies, and hundreds of steel barrows. This long hall was also along the building's east side, where truck docks could reach it. This factory was 865 feet wide (1,780 long). The underground structure sat 440 feet from the eastern wall and its northern hall stopped 101 feet short of any outside wall. That proves it did not have access to truck docks or emergency exits. 

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  • Image #3 is from four months before the casino broke ground. It clearly shows an 1150-foot-long F-shaped underground structure apparently being backfilled with the soil that had once covered it.

  • On the structure's northeast corner, you can see where a mountain of soil had recently sat. There is no sign of this mound in image 2, yet it was there and gone by this image (#3). You can also see the bulldozer tracks that had finished shoving that mountain of soil back into the structure. 

  • I studied these images for weeks; this structure has nothing to do with underground utilities or storm drainage.

  • If newly excavated to remove contamination, it would look like many moon creators, not a precisely designed 1150-foot geometrical structure.

  • The GM lady said the underground complex was a secret weapon factory during the Civil War. This construction perfectly matches the construction capabilities of that time. How? Almost all Union Army engineers came from the railroad industry. This structure is just under 50 feet wide (for 1150 feet). The only practical material that could support 15 to 20 feet of soil piled on its roof at that time were 50-foot iron girders that these same engineers used to build railroad bridges. 

  • After active operations had moved away from the facility around 1930, it became the nation's junkyard of obsolete secret weapons, machines, and files.

  • The legend lady said that in 1944 the underground junkyard was closed and forever sealed.

  • Less than two years later, General Motors Corp opened its sprawling factory above the sealed complex to permanently entomb it. The plant closed in the early 1990s. In 2009 this abandoned factory was torn down.

  • In late 2010, still packed with ancient US secrets, Washington had to clear the underground facility before the builders of Ohio's largest casino stumbled into it. That explains why it was exposed just before the casino construction began. Had it been cleared out in 1944, federal secret keepers could have ignored it, truthfully stating, "Wow, you must have unearthed a secret Civil War complex."  

  • This cleared land was also closed during the winter of 2010, as hazmat teams pumped several tons of metallic waste that General Motors Corporation had dumped into several lagoons along this 88-acre site's eastern boundary (right behind the houses on the far right) over a thousand feet away from the underground structure. 

  • Image 4, December 2011, shows the casino after eight months of construction. Not a single shred of the underground structure remained. 

  • Also, the underground structure was not visible eight months earlier during the casino's groundbreaking ceremony. I saw this personally when I took a bicycle ride around the site that week. That was the first time I noticed the casino's seven deep drainage ponds (visible in image 4).

  • The earth excavated from these deep ponds was enough to finish burying the underground facility and raise the elevation of the casino by about ten feet.

  • Other customers told me that another underground complex, built between the World Wars, was installed a half-mile north of ORPHAN's site, buried under the massive Westinghouse factory. Decades ago, that factory became Big Lots' national warehouse. So, if that underground complex existed, it should still be there

  • However, their stories contained no details, and I have not seen physical or circumstantial evidence of that facility. I have not looked for it yet, either. 

In 2016 (after discovering this satellite imagery that verified her words), I outlined five spy action-comedy novels based on the countless stories that had bounced around my head for decades, then began writing them. The Southern Cross is the second ORPHAN Agent novel I completed (clean draft form), but it will be the first released this summer.

The first novel Draft I completed is called Sullivant's Hill. However, it takes place entirely in Central Ohio and ends with the formation of ORPHAN. I did not feel it would have a broad enough appeal for the first release. The first needed to be an ORPHAN agent action-packed escapade. 

In the Southern Cross, ORPHAN agents McLaughlin, Tesla, and Freeman race halfway around the world to stop the new King of the Confederacy from winning the Civil War in 1885, twenty years after they lost.

NOW Take a free action-packed ride through ORPHAN's Complex (Episode/Chapter 1).

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