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Manhunter Revelations


  Manhunter, Revelations

  By H.F. Daniels

  ©Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

  Smashwords Edition

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  Prologue

  The year was 2024. The world was finally settling down to a prosperous economy for all. World peace was closer to a reality than it has been in the past 4000 years. In addition, economic prosperity, scientific and technological advances was proceeding at an all time high. It was in fact one of those scientific advancements that was responsible for the discovery of all time. Developed by a consortium of mining and research companies and a few governmental agencies, a new ground analytical scanning radar was developed which allowed the users to get a clear, almost photographic color image with a complete spectrum analysis of what lies below ground down to a depth of two to three miles depending on the composition of the ground. This new device was named the Deep Ground Analytical Scanner, or DGAS as it was nicknamed by those who used it. A group of world scientist who was using this new device to scan the ground in a very remote area of Antarctica, were hoping to get a more complete picture of the composition of the Antarctic ice shelf and hopefully some scans of the Antarctic ground itself. This project had been going on for a few weeks when a startling discovery was made under the ice. A structure, clearly not naturally made was found located just over a mile deep under the ice. The Structure as outlined by the scans was approximately six hundred and fifty feet by five hundred and thirty feet, by seventy feet high. Its spectrum analysis stated the structure was composed of a material not yet known to man. This was truly an immense structure and its discovery gripped the scientific community. Where did it come from? Who built it? Why was it built here in Antarctica? These were among the hundreds of questions asked by the scientific community, as well as the multitude of the world's governments, who desperately wanted these questions answered. Due to the implications of this discovery, the world governments decided, as usual to keep this discovery secret for the time being. The purpose of which was for them to decide what to do about the discovery, how to deal with the many multitudes of speculations, religions and ideologies that was sure to spring up once the discovery was made known worldwide. Most importantly though was the need to know if this structure was manmade, and if so by whom and when, or as some scientists believed, was the structure extra-terrestrial in nature, and if so when were they here on earth. To date the idea of extra-terrestrials had pretty much died as no evidence as yet has ever been discovered to prove, or as some also stated, disproved their existence. Yet as with all great discoveries, the secrecy of this discovery could only be keep secret so long. The general public as a whole, due to advances in computing technologies and the new Maxinet, the successor to the twentieth and early twenty first century internet, was able to obtain info which eventually lead to the revelation to the world at large of the Antarctic discovery. It was also believed that some of the research scientists working on the project leaked clues to the discovery, believing the world had a right to know. Yet by the time the public became aware of the Antarctic discovery a time span of fourteen months had passed. During this time the governments of the world had decided that this was a mystery that had to be solved.

  So approximately three months after the discovery, the most massive excavation project in history was started. The goal was to excavate down to the structure and then to clear a half mile perimeter around it for supplies and support of the research team. As expected once knowledge of the structure was found out by the world at large, general condemnation of the world's governments on their silence was widely voiced. New religions sprung up over night. Cults, scientific conventions, new community ideologies, etc, all cropped up. The biggest theory though among the world's populace was that the structure was of extra-terrestrial origins, and that they were coming back. An international military quarantine had to be imposed around Antarctica to keep out the sight seeking, and somewhat fanatical public who flocked to Antarctica by the hundreds of thousands. Around ten months after the excavation was started, scientists finally managed to reach and clear the area around the structure. They then started an extensive study of the exterior to determine what the structure was and the best way to gain entry into it. The composition of The Structure, which by the way was the name now given to it, was composed of a material somewhat like diamond, colored a dark brown and gray, but was much harder. One huge door, twenty feet high by twenty-two feet wide was the only entrance found that led into The Structure. The door edges were so tight together to the wall that you had to look very closely to even see them. It became readily apparent that the door had been sealed in some manner, which defeated all attempts to open it. There were no visible handles or any other method that could be found that could be used to open the huge door. In fact there were no protrusion of any kind anywhere on the outside of The Structure. It sat there like a giant sealed box.

  Different scanning techniques was used to try and see inside the Structure, but its composition resisted all attempts to do so. So after a fruitless month of trying to figure out how to open the massive door, it was finally decided to forcibly open it. The massive door was determined to be the most logical place to cut into The Structure. The latest industry grade lasers, which was capable of cutting through the hardest, densest materials known to man like a hot knife through butter, barely cut into the material of The Structure. Explosives, industrial strength acids, and the latest in drilling equipment was tried, all to no avail. In the end it was determined that the outputs of the industrial grade lasers used had to be increased around forty percent to provide enough power to cut into the material, although the lasers would rapidly burn themselves out due to the increased output. Yet even with the highly enhanced lasers, it still took the engineers over two months and a lot of burned out equipment to finally cut a ten by ten foot entrance through the door. It was also the intent to cut through the door instead of the wall to prevent the possibility of damaging any equipment that may be inside. Since the nature of The Structure had yet to be determined, extreme biohazard procedures were put into place to contain any germs or other hazards that could be released from or into it once it was opened. A newly designed airlock system which had been developed for deep sea exploration was paired with the latest in biohazrd technologies to create the biohazard airlock that was built and installed over the door to The Structure. When the door was finally breached, robotic med equipment was sent inside first to determine if any biohazards were inside. These robots were the latest in bioengineering technology and would test for and report the presence of any and all biological and chemical signatures found inside. Amazingly, The Structure was found to be virtually germ free. There was however no air present inside. None. It was as if all the air had been removed from The Structure before it was sealed. Other varied advanced diagnostic robotic equipment was sent in to see what was inside, and if pure germ free air was pumped into The Structure would the contents inside be damaged in any way. From the scans and videos taken by the robots, nothing was found inside. So the decision was made to pump in germ free air prior to entry, and to keep the inside isolated from the outside air until it could be determined if it was safe to not do so. No one knew what exposure to the outside air would do to the inside of The Structure or if any equipment was fou
nd, what the air would do to them. Once The Structure was filled with air, scientist encased in biohazards suits entered The Structure. Inside the scientists found that the structure had been built basically to human dimensions, although somewhat larger, but had clearly been designed for human use, or the biological equivalent. There was however some major disappointments. No advance technology or machines of advanced design was found, although there was evidence that such technologies and machines did once exist inside The Structure. There were no written text, although ancient unknown writings was discovered on the walls of the structure. So although the expected scientific riches that all expected to find was not present, the wall texts and the building composition was deemed to be invaluable. New very accurate dating techniques was used to determine the age of the structure and it was found to be around fifty nine thousand years old. Yet there appeared to be no deterioration of The Structure at all. This truly astounded the scientists. There are no records of any ancient civilization having this level of technology fifty nine thousand years ago, much less the fact that the composition of The Structure was beyond any level of technology that existed today. This revelation led most of the scientists to surmise that The Structure was of extra-terrestrial origins, but which at this time no one could prove. At first it was determined that the ice had preserved The Structure in its pristine condition, but later tests found this to be untrue. The unique composition of the structure showed it was capable of withstanding the passages of time, unprotected, for millennia. New industries was started just to decipher the building's composition and how to duplicate it. The governments of the world assigned this task to a group consortium of the world's most brilliant chemical engineers, metallurgists and geologists. The benefits of a building compound that could withstand the rigors of time would be invaluable in almost all of the world's economy. Back at The Structure however the scientist encountered a problem. Judging from the height of the ground level that they had cut into, it was estimated that The Structure had to have at least two to three levels within it.

  The massive door gave entrance to what was determined to be the ground level, which was twenty-six feet high. There were three large areas to the ground area, two rooms adjacent to each other, the same size, two hundred and fifty feet deep by two hundred feet wide, open to the front part of the ground level which was three hundred and ninety deep by five hundred feet wide. Stairs gave access to an upper level, which was fully open at six hundred feet deep by four hundred and ninety feet wide, by eighteen feet high. There were apparent indications that parts of the walls had conduits inside probably for cabling. Based on the height of the upper level, the engineers figured the roof had to be at least two feet thick. The floor between the upper and ground level was measured and found to be one foot thick. There were no supporting columns between the ground and upper level, strongly reinforcing the apparent strength of The Structure's material composition. There was however no stairway or any other entrance to a lower level. That left around twenty-three feet of space unaccounted for. There had to be someplace for power generating equipment to power all of the missing machines, and the logical location for such was below ground level. There appeared vacant spaces that huge elevators had once occupied, probably to lift equipment between the upper levels and lower. However, there was no entrance to the lower level that the scientists could find. It was as if the builders of The Structure had sealed off the lower level to a degree where it couldn't be determined if a lower level even existed. The composition of The Structure also prevented internal scans to determine if there was a lower level. No internal picture or scan of the interior could be made. The Structure's size and the interior space discovered so far inside, convinced the scientists and engineers alike that there had to be a lower level. It made no sense otherwise to have a solid base to the Structure as thick as a whole level. So if there was a lower level, the only way to gain entry was first, to find it, and second to find a way to forcibly gain entrance to the that level. The massive door to the ground level had took the scientists two months to breech, but after months of studying the composition of The Structure by the scientific task force, the scientists and engineers had found a new way of burning through the material. Using a combination of a newly enhanced lasers and chemical destabilization, they hoped to weaken the composition of The Structure enough to allow the lasers to burn through in half the time. It was decided to burn a six-foot exploratory hole through from the center of the ground level to see if there was a lower level below. A smaller version of the biohazard containment airlock was put into place first before any cutting could be started. If there was a lower level, a robotic med bot would be lowered inside to test for hazards, and a diagnostic bot would be lowered to see what was inside. There was a great deal of concern that if the people who built The Structure had took such measures to seal off the lower level, they may have had a very good reason to do so. Yet the governments of the world, reassured by the scientists on the containment procedures did not let this thought deter them.

  So another biohazard containment airlock was set up around the hole to be cut again to prevent exposure to personnel of any biohazards that might be inside, and to protect whatever may be in the lower level if anything from possible contamination. Setting up the biohazards containment airlock took about one week and a little over three weeks to cut the hole in the floor, but it was worth it to the scientists. Or so they thought. A lower level was discovered, taking up about four hundred square feet and the height was around twenty-one feet high. The bots found the same conditions that was encountered when the main door was breeched, except there were several rooms with closed doors going around the circumference of the lower level, surrounding a central chamber. So the scientists entered the lower level into the central chamber to see what could be found. Once below there were indications that there had once been an entrance to the lower level from the ground level above, which had been removed prior to sealing. This led the scientists to believe that the scientific treasures they were looking for was down here somewhere, probably in the rooms with the closed doors. They were partially right. The rooms were each sealed by a closed door and had handles to open and close them. The doors weren't locked, but were huge compared to normal human dimensions. Each door was about twelve feet high, by seven feet wide and required two or more strong men to physically pull open each doors. The handles on the doors was also extra large for a human hand. It was as if the doors was normal for a man of tremendous size and strength to open. It was also apparent that the handles on the doors was located at a level which indicated it had been made for a man of seven to eight feet tall. Here some of the scientists exclaimed is the first evidence that The Structure was built by extra-terrestials. In each of the rooms that was checked was the treasures they were looking for, equipment that could only be described as laboratory equipment, but to what function the scientists were at a lost. Each room was a different size, to accommodate the equipment in it. Later the scientist found that the power source for most of the equipment was of an unknown nature and that such power source had been removed. The main surprise however was that in the center of one of the rooms in the back of the lower level was a smaller sealed chamber around twenty by twenty five feet and fourteen feet high, with a lot of the unknown writings on the only door to that chamber that was ten feet high by five feet wide. This door appeared to have been sealed in the same manner as the massive outer door on the ground level. This, the scientists decided was where the builders of this structure had sealed away their most precious technologies or secrets. There were however quite a few scientists who felt that whatever the unknown builders had sealed inside the chamber, had been sealed away for a very good reason, and maybe, just maybe, should be left sealed. This belief was reinforced by the writings on the outside of the sealed chamber door which looked ominously liked a warning of some kind. Due however to the massive expense of the whole project, the governments of the world needed to know what was inside, who had made The Struc
ture, and a million other unanswered questions, the objecting scientists objections were overridden. Mankind still didn't know who the builders were, where they came from, whether they were truly human, or extra-terrestrial humans, or even bi-pedal. However what they did know was that they were biologically different in some fashion. Mankind needed to know these answers, almost at any cost. So the decision to open this inner chamber was given, a third bio containment airlock erected, and the door was opened. The door on this smaller chamber was not chosen as the entry point as the scientists wanted to preserve the writings on the door for later translation by the linguists. So the door was cut out completely to gain access to the inside. The walls and door was only one foot thick so they were able to cut out the door in two weeks. Inside the chamber was the prizes the scientists hoped to find. There was laboratory equipment of a very advanced designed. Written texts in the unknown language was also found, but was determined by linguists many months later, to be mostly medical and biological texts. No texts on other technologies or the history of the builders was found. This had been strictly a medical research facility of some kind. It was determined that the study of the advanced biological equipment would yield major advances in medical science, although it would probably take years to figure out their operation, use, and just how to power them and turn them on. Inside the inner chamber was a smaller vault about the size of a small commedical safe. There was another sign on the door of this small chamber, and this sign looked even more like a warning of some type. Again the heated discussions were raised on the possible dangers of opening this vault, yet for most of the other scientists, the need to know was too great, and the governments agreed. This vault was not too difficult to open and only took a few days to remove the whole door intact. Inside was a number of small sealed vials of unknown substances. A larger hole was cut in the first level floor so all of the lab equipment could be removed to the upper floors for further study. Strict bio restrictions and security measures were put in place, so the unknown substances could be studied in quarantine safety. Everything appeared to be working perfectly.

 
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