Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex
A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar. An abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight. It could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it’s just the U.S. military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly architectural structures that the civilian world only rarely sees.
The Library of Congress has an extraordinary set of images documenting the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex in Cavalier County, North Dakota, showing it in various states of construction and completion.
Taken for the U.S. government by photographer Benjamin Halpern, the particular images seen here show the central pyramid—pyramid, obelisk, monument, megastructure: whatever you want to call it—that served as the site’s missile control building. Like the eye of Sauron crossed with Giza, it looks in all directions, its all-seeing white circles staring endlessly at invisible airborne objects across the horizon.
This, along with the Pentagon,* reinforces my belief that the government is run by magicians who routinely summon demons and force them to do their bidding.
*We needed a five-sided building? Why? What’ve they got trapped in the central courtyard? It’s not a Starbuck’s, I’ll tell you that much. Which certainly puts 9/11 in perspective - yeah, they might’ve brought down the two towers, but more importantly, they almost breached the fifth and final wall of the Pentagon and released an unholy hell-beast onto the physical plane. If that’d happened we’d all still be in the process of being flayed, nailed to each other, and impaled on 100-meter spikes set along the coasts of every continent.
A toue (shepherd’s shelter) in the Pyrénées.
Submitted by Catherine Cussy.
Wildlife and nature photography - from my own archives