I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

On May 22, 1992 China carried out an underground nuclear test in LonPor, detonating a one megaton device.

From the Chicago Tribune at the time

Huge Chinese Nuclear Test
Fears Raised About Return To Arms Race

May 22, 1992|By Terry Atlas, Chicago Tribune.

WASHINGTON — In a throwback to the Cold War arms race, China on Thursday triggered one of the most powerful nuclear bombs ever detonated in an underground test, a sign that it intends to narrow the nuclear weapons gap with the United States and Russia.

The one-megaton explosion, 70 times more powerful than the U.S. atomic bomb that destroyed the Japanese city of Hiroshima at the end of World War II, was set off under the desert of northwest China and was at first thought to be a major earthquake when detected by some seismologists.

Vibrations such as caused by a nuclear detonation, or an earthquake are easily detectable around the world. Universities and other research facilities both government and private have seismographs set up for just that purpose.

Remote sensing tools such as RADAR and SONAR also allow scientists, geologists, and archaeologists to map topography and subsurface features on Earth…

So when someone comes along and makes a big “Bang” in the ground a whole lot of people are listening in.

Now retired, Douglas Alan Mutschler was posted to Fort Richardson, Anchorage Alaska as a Counter Intelligence Warrant Officer in 1992. He recently contacted Linda Moulton Howe of Earth Files and she has kindly given permission that we bring you this story:

Update Part 1:

Is There A Large Pyramid Underground Between
Mt. McKinley and Nome, Alaska?

© 2012 by Linda Moulton Howe

Updated with mp3 audio of interview.

Doug Mutschler and I talked on the phone in-depth about how he had come to learn about the China underground detonation and an alleged crustal study that revealed a pyramid structure larger than Cheops that was reported six months later on Channel 13 (NBC) in Anchorage with graphics and scientific analysis of the large discovered structure. Doug Mutschler was in the Fort Richardson Orderly Room with 39 other men in the last week of November or first week of December 1992 when they all listened with amazement to the in-depth TV news report about the extraordinary large pyramid discovery underground in Alaska. Afterward, Doug went to his room to program his VCR to tape the next news cast because he wanted to study the news report. But nothing was broadcast. He called his father in Fairborn, Ohio, who always watches morning, noon and night news, but the father said there had been nothing about a large pyramid structure discovered in Alaska after Earth crustal studies during the May 22, 1992, one megaton underground nuclear test in Lon Por, China.

Mutschler went to the television station, determined to prove if only to himself that truth of what he saw. He was confronted only with denial that rather than putting him off, inspiring him to dig deeper. At the station he requested a copy of the story, for a fee many television stations will provide a copy of a news item, not so this time. He was informed by the general manager that they broadcast no such story that in fact it did not exist!

I can see how working in the Intelligence community might make one a little jaded, but then again it also gives one a perspective that others do not have. Departing the station, Mutschler was approached by a technician who had overheard his conversation with the general manager and was informed that the story did actually run, but that all copies of it were gone.

I was mad. I went back to the office in formation that night. I told everybody what I had found out. And the guys in the unit were like, ‘Wait a minute! We watched it. What do you mean they didn’t run it?’ You know, the same thing I was saying.

Now, there are lots of people out there who have their conspiracy theories and their stories of disinformation and cover-ups, and for the most part their information is subjective, presumed because they are not hearing what they want to hear that it is being kept from them. Mutschler as a Counter Intelligence Officer. I cannot say I know what his specific involvement with the field is, but it gives him certain credibility when he says there is something being covered up.

Mutschler did not give up on his search for answers, and the attempt to block his investigation does not end there either. The interview continues with the events of a year later, at Fort Meade Maryland and an archive of classified material. Mutschler gained access to this archive because it was relevant to his assignment at the time, but took advantage of that access to do a little searching for his own purposes.


Mutschler: Right. I was looking for what I was looking for. And then when I was done, I thought maybe they’d have something about this pyramid. So I went to what I guess would be like a librarian. And I asked him if he had anything on archaeological sites – I didn’t say pyramid. But I said archaeological sites or underground facilities in Alaska.

He said, ‘Well, if we do, it might be in container X, Y or Z.’ So I went over there and I was just looking around and I didn’t really find anything saying pyramid, but I grabbed a couple of Alaska – like from two different safes. And I had just set down and these two guys came – you know, you can feel when someone is standing behind you. And these two goons go, ‘Hey, you don’t have a need to know for that information.’

I turned around and said, ‘What do you mean?”

And he was like, ‘You don’t have a need to know! You are going to have to leave!’

I said, ‘Well, I’m just looking for something.’

He said, ‘We know what you are looking for.’

And the other guy somehow in that conversation, he goes, ‘They don’t want us messing with them up there any more. They don’t want you messing with them up there. They don’t want us or anybody messing with them.’


And the guy who was standing with him – the bigger guy – his head just shot over and he looked at his partner and you could tell he was just glaring at him. And I was like flustered because I was thinking, ‘What did he just tell me? They don’t want anyone messing with them any more?!


Alaska! Because the folder I had was Alaska!”

“THEY” The ever cryptic They. Well, That brings us to the possible existence of a so called “Alaskan Bermuda Triangle.” While I am fascinated by the idea of the Bermuda Triangle, always have been and can usually be suckered into watching a “documentary” about it, the plain fact is facts do not support its existence. Speaking here only about the Bermuda “Bermuda Triangle,” Lloyds of London is one of if not the largest insurers in the world, covering everything conceivable up to and including space launches, and they keep meticulous records going back centuries.

From Freaky Phenomona:

Lloyd’s of London set its mathemeticians about the task of researching the inherent risk of sailing the Bermuda Triangle. At present, Lloyd’s charges no premium for (a) sailing through the Triangle or (b) staying in it during a ship’s entire career. This obviously reflects their own research conclusions that ships disappear no more frequently in the Triangle than they do in other parts of the sea. The Bermuda Triangle is a fun legend, but we don’t think you have to worry about sailing in it.

Regarding the existence of an “Alaskan Triangle” I do not know if anyone has asked Lloyd’s of London about it’s existence, and I may well bring you a story on it now that I have heard of it. Linda received a letter in the course of this story’s unfolding:

On the underground pyramid story, have you ever heard of the “Alaskan Bermuda Triangle”? It seems that there is an area roughly from Juneau to about where you’ve identified the pyramid east to the Yukon where a number of planes have simply disappeared. One was Hale Boggs, U.S. Speaker of the House, in the early 1970s, who disappeared on a flight from Anchorage to Juneau. The bodies and plane were never found.

The so-called Alaskan Bermuda Triangle slices through four of the state’s regions,
from the southeastern wilderness and fjords at Juneau and Yakutat to the interior
tundra and up to the Arctic mountain ranges at Barrow. Planes go down,
hikers go missing and Alaskan residents and tourists seem to vanish.
Map © HowStuffWorks.

It is one thing to look at a map, quite another to realize that Alaska by itself is very nearly the size of the contiguous 48 United States. That is a pretty large area, stretching from the equivalent of the Great Lakes to nearly Florida. As these lines connect population centers the area within also is not unreasonably assumed to be more highly travelled than areas outside. Not to mention Alaska has some of the most extreme weather in the world and lots of people who go there specifically for adventure and a lack of regard for rules if not common sense. Some people are just a bit more prone to disappear than others.

I recommend you read the full, in depth story at Linda’s site:

In following up on this story I contacted a research Geologist who was in Alaska at the time, working out of Anchorage for the US Geological Survey, studying the tectonics of the region. Since he did not give permission to use his name I will simply post the questions I asked him and his answers.

Was there a specific Crustal Survey going on in Alaska or involving Alaska, on or around the date May 22 1992?


Are you familiar with any anomalous results from that survey?

Would the frequencies generated by an underground nuclear detonation reveal specifics about the shape of a sub-surface anomaly with or without specific equipment?


Would information about shape be determined without specific equipment? Or specific placement?

Are you familiar with a supposed sub-surface pyramid structure in Alaska in the vicinity of Mt McKinley


Somewhat terse in his responses. Granted he does not know me or what I am about and has no idea what use I might make of anything he would say.

EarthFiles.com continues with the story after Linda’s first discussion with Douglas Mutschler. A naval officer, having heard the story on Coast to Coast AM decided to do a little looking. For reference there is an infrared satellite image of buried structures in Egypt, reported by the BBC .


And next a satellite image of the area located by the naval officer in the vicinity of Alaska where the Sub-surface structure was said to be located.

For anyone having difficulty, the structure is just above the horizontal center of the picture and to the right hand side.

For anyone curious, I checked the latitude and longitude given at the bottom of the picture above (cut and paste this into Google Earth 63.175612, -152.313143) and did not find the location in the picture above.
I hope you appreciate I had to put on my old man reading glasses to read those coordinates!

Because I did not know, I looked at the geology of McKinley/Denali, and the Alaskan Range. These are OLD mountains, uplifted by the tectonic forces in the region. McKinley/Denali is primarily granite, the softer limestone having been eroded away, much heavier and more difficult to work than the limestone of the Egyptian pyramids, and that says nothing about the conditions under which such work would have to be done. Then there is the cryptic “They” who apparently do not want us to interfere with them as expressed to W.O Mutschler. “They” has so many possibilities from a simple top secret military installation to the strangest imaginable extraterrestrials who come from a planet much colder than our own and find the Arctic quite balmy.

Mutschler himself is as close to an unimpeachable source as you can get in a story of this kind. Proof of his military record offered on the original website where he was interviewed, fully substantiating his presence to have learned of the story to begin with. A background in counter intelligence that gives his analysis of a cover-up more weight than just the average tin-foil hat wearer with an axe to grind.

What to make of the geologist I communicated with? His field would make it unlikely he was unaware of a crustal study in the area at that time. He would almost certainly have referenced the results at some point in his career, I am not certain how he could avoid them. Though that does not mean he would encounter the possible existence of a buried pyramid, it is not exactly the sort of thing people don’t talk about when it is on their doorstep, figuratively speaking. Unless they have been told not to.
Just saying.

More questions than answers I am afraid, but some very interesting questions.

If you have either questions or answers or know a good millinery shop that works in aluminium foil…do please drop me a line,
[email protected]

Or to contact Linda Howe at EarthFiles:

If any Earthfiles viewer or Coast to Coast AM radio listener has any information about the alleged underground pyramid structure between Mount McKinley and Nome, Alaska, found during Earth crust studies in conjunction with China’s May 22, 1992, one megaton nuclear underground test, please email me: [email protected] All requests for confidentiality are honored.

  • Easier

    I’ve never heard of this, really interesting story, thanks for the heads up.

  • AaronD2012

    Now I have to wonder, is there a chance the nuclear detonation could cause diseases around the world? This could be one reason for “disinformation” and cover-ups…..global poisoning of some sort???

  • Could radiation cause health issues? Certainly.
    Could it be covered up? Doubtful.
    An unknown quantity like UFOs might conceivably be covered up, though there are significant problems with carrying out a global cover-up, but a known issue like radiation poisoning would show up in increased use of certain drugs, and symptoms in the public that I can see no facility for world governments to hide.

  • I had not heard either, and the Earth Files article referenced is the only source I could find.

  • AaronD2012

    It would be simple: Through government incentive, the media would aid the medical community to expose a new “chronic condition” diagnosis; thereafter, treating the symptoms of the radiation poisoning to the benefit of pharma while never acknowledging the truth of its origin….to the gullible public it would be just one more thing we could die from.

  • The Oshmar

    I’m glad about what you said with regards to the alaskan bermuda triangle, all that bermuda triangle stuff is bupkiss.
    Aluminium foil works as an antenna by the way 😉

  • sarah

    Great story! However, when I copied and pasted those coordinates into google earth I too didn’t get that image, but the coordinates weren’t the right ones when I checked on google earth . Manually finding them results in that exact image.

  • Thank you for that update Sarah, I spent some time trying to manually find the coordinates and just could not get a steady enough hand. I will have to try again now. : )
    We appreciate the contributions and investigations of our readers. It helps keep us honest and humble ; )

  • dave m

    I’m very fascinated with this subject – also those giant skeletons found in Greece and India you see on YouTube

  • Lancaster York

    Here’s an excerpt from a 1977 report about uranium prospects in Alaska, the Purky-pile prospect is mentioned.

    Title: Investigation of Alaska’s uranium potentialAuthors: Eakins, G.R., Jones, B.K., and Forbes, R.B.Publication Year: 1977

    Publisher: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveyshttp://www.dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/21

    A locality of interest from the standpoint of uranium investigations i s the
    Purky-Pile prospects, just outside the western boundary of Mount McKinley National Park on the west side of the headwaters of Boulder Creek, a small tributary of the Swift Fork of the Kantishna River.

    There are three separate prospects within about 3 miles of each other in metamorphosed sedimentary rocks near a small granite stock.

    The prospects have showings of silver, lead, zinc, and tunssten minerals (~al oney and Thomas, 1966).

    Six samples from the Mespelt prospect yielded anomalous eU values from — 0.037 percent t o 0.14 percent.

    A small deposit of tarry bituminous material originally thought to be a petroleum seep is located 1 mile above the mouth of Cripple Creek, which flows north-west into Healy Creek.

    It is in gravels overlying the Tertiary coal-bearing group. Martin (1923, p. 137-147) concluded that the material is actually a coal tar pro-duced by distillation from burning coal.

    The reported eU values justify an investigation of the area. There has not
    been any production from the claims, though they have been held since 1921.

    An old 40-foot shaft on the Mespelt prospect is now caved in. A 7- by 5- by 15-foot shaft on the Jules-Knudson prospect was last reported full of water.

    A little trenching and road work by bulldozer is the only other work that has been done.

    The prospects are in a remote area of very rugged terrain.


    The Tertiary coal-bearing group along the north flank of the Alaska Range
    seems favorable as a uranium host rock, especially in the south-central portion
    where the beds are flat-lying, though they may be beneath a great thickness of
    Nenana Gravel in places. Volcanic ash beds within the sequence are a possible
    source of uranium.

    The Tertiary Nenana Gravel is widespread in the province, and while it contains
    sandstone, conglomerate and some lignite, it may have been deposited too rapidly
    and flushed by ground waters to the extent that it is less favorable than the coal-
    bearing sequence; nevertheless, it should be examined.

    The variety of Mesozoic and Tertiary intrusive rocks in the north slope of the
    Alaska Range may have supplied some favorable granitic material for the sedimentary
    rocks. Reed (1961), however, believes that the source of much of the material
    forming the coal-bearing group was to the north, rather than in the Alaska Range.

    The plutonic rocks could serve as host for vein-type deposits, especially in the
    vicinity of the Purky-Pile prospects, where the eU values were as much as 0.14

    The Bonniville mining district includes silver, bismuth, copper, lead, zinc,
    and arsenic minerals, which are a favorable assemblege for vein-type uranium
    association. Apparently this district has not been investigated for radioactivity.

  • Lancaster York

    Sadly, the station manager from KIMO perished in a house fire years later…


    Four people were injured, one critically, in a Hillside house fire
    Wednesday morning. A relative identified the most seriously injured as
    Duane Triplett, retired president of KIMO Channel 13 and a founder of
    the Alaska Television Network.

    Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2009/01/07/645457/house-fire-blamed-on-power-strip.html#storylink=cpy

  • Lancaster York

    Here’s a little description of the area….


    UNIT 22, 69


    Quota: Unlimited – but group size must be 6 or less

    USGS Quad Maps: Mt McKinley A3, Mt McKinley B3, Mt McKinley A4, Mt McKinley B4, Mt McKinley A5, Talkeetna D5, Talkeetna D4

    Description: These two backcountry units alone are
    bigger than many national parks in the Lower 48. They offer a bit of
    everything for a remote extended trip in interior Alaska. Five large
    glacial rivers and a dozen other major streams flow across these units
    from south to north. This creates a continuous pattern of high ridges
    and deep valleys that extend across the area. The northern two-thirds of
    this unit are lowland spruce forest interspersed with bogs. There is
    some dry tundra on the tops of the higher ridges at the extreme southern
    end of the unit, but even in these foothills the valley bottoms and
    lower hillsides can have tussocks and be quite brushy.