“Talk among the flight crews was that there is a UFO base at South Pole and some of the crew heard talk from some of the scientists working at the Pole of Extraterrestrial Biological Entities (EBEs) working with and interacting with the scientists at that Pole air sampling camp/large ice hole.”
— Brian S., retired U. S. Navy LC130 Flight Engineer, Antarctic Development Squadron Six or VXE-6
On January 2, 2015, Linda Moulton Howe received an email from a retired Navy flight engineer, “Brian S,” about UFO-related activity in Antarctica that he and his C-130 crew had knowledge about in 1990s.
“January 2, 2015
My name is Brian S. I am a retired United States Navy LC130 Flight Engineer that retired after 20 years of service in 1997. I have been wanting to write you for a long time about my experience on the Antarctic continent with flying vehicles that I was told not to talk about. I served part of my 20 years in the Navy with a Squadron called Antarctic Development Squadron Six or VXE-6 as it was also known. I served with this squadron from around 1983 till I retired March of 1997. Being a flight engineer and flying more then 4000 hours in that capacity, I have seen things that most people have not even imagined on the Continent of Antarctica. The land there seems more alien then earthly. Our deployments to this land started in late September and ended the end of February every year until the Squadron was decommissioned in 1999. That time of year was the summer season when most of the science was done in warmer temps and 24 hours of daylight.
During my time in the squadron, I flew to almost every part of the Antarctic Continent — including the South Pole — more the 300 times. McMurdo Station, which is 3.5 hours of flying time from the South Pole station, was the point of squadron operation during our yearly deployments. Between these two stations is a mountain range called the Trans Antarctics. With what we called Severe Clear weather from McMurdo to South Pole, the Trans Antarctics are visible from the altitudes which the aircraft flew approximately 25,000 to 35,000 feet. On several flights to and from South Pole our crew viewed air vehicles darting around the tops of Trans Antarctics almost exactly in the same spot every time we would fly by and view them. This is very unusual for air traffic down there due to the fact that the only aircraft flying on the continent were our squadron aircraft. Every aircraft knew where the other aircraft were due to flight schedules being followed.
Another unique issue with South Pole station is that our aircraft was not allowed to fly over a certain area designated 5 miles from the South Pole station. The reason stated was because of an air sampling camp in that area. This did not make any sense to any of us on the crew because on 2 different occasions we had to fly over this area. One time due to a medical evacuation of the Australian camp called Davis Camp. It was on the opposite side of the continent and we had to refuel at South Pole and a direct course to this Davis Camp was right over the air sampling station.
The only thing we saw going over this South Pole camp was a very large hole going into the ice. You could fly one of our LC130 into this thing. It was after this medevac mission we were briefed by some spooks (Intelligence Agents I presumed) from Washington DC and told not to speak of the area we overflew. ‘The other time we got close to ‘The air sampling Camp,’ we had navigation and electrical failures on the aircraft and was told to immediately depart the area and report to our squadron commanding officer when we returned to McMurdo. Needless to say our pilot (Aircraft Commander) got his butt chewed and our crew was not on the South Pole supply run after that for over a month.
There were many other times we saw things that were out of the ordinary. One outlying camp (Marie Byrd Land) we dropped scientists and their equipment at was out of communication with McMurdo for 2 weeks. Our crew flew back to the camp to find out if the scientists were ok. We found no one there and no sign of any foul play. The Radio was working fine as we called McMurdo to verify it working properly. We left the camp and flew back to McMurdo as ordered by our CO. A week later the Scientists showed back up to the camp and called McMurdo for someone to come pick them up. Our crew got the flight back there to pick them since we put them into that camp and we knew the terrain and location. None of the scientists would talk to any of the crew on the plane and to me they looked scared. As soon as we landed back at McMurdo, they (Scientists) where put on another of our squadron aircraft and flown to Christchurch, New Zealand. We never heard about them again. Their equipment that we brought back from the camp was put in quarantine and shipped back to the United States escorted by the same spooks that debriefed us about our fly over of the air sample camp/ large hole in the ice. I could go on and on about things and situations that I observed during my tour with VXE-6. Talk among the flight crews was that there is a UFO base at South Pole and some of the crew heard talk from some of the scientist working at the Pole of EBEs working with and interacting with the scientists at that air sampling camp/large ice hole.
Petty Officer First Class
United States Navy (Retired)”