Antarctica Black Project? Senator Privy to ‘Intelligence Secrets’ Once Visited South Pole

Dec 11, 2019

When browsing through declassified CIA files: we found something interesting. One of the most “in-the-know” Senators (Allen Ellender) from the 1970s, who oversaw Senate appropriates to the intelligence community and special “secret projects” took a peculiar trip to Antarctica in 1971. The CIA catalogued papers related to his trip in a half-dozen different documents.

Source documents 

Director’s thoughts on sensitive projects briefing:

Ellender has had no new station contact on his trip to Antarctica, writes CIA:

Mention of redacted vehicle and Ellender’s warning over secretive expenditures:

All other declassified files are accessible in the freely available CIA CREST database.