4 January 2004
Source of photo:
Earlier eyeball images were derived from
Mapquest, which has recently removed
satellite photos from its site.
Compare to previous CIA eyeball:
CIA website: http://www.cia.gov
The facility at upper left is the
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research
Center, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation,
located outside the CIA boundary. CIA security requirements
have impacted access
to the unit.
The white-domed building at the forecourt is the CIA Museum:
In the Fall of 2003, Cryptome tried to visit the museum by driving into the
southern entrance. Seeing concrete barriers on the road, we stopped and tried
to back out of the driveway. A guard rushed up to order us to proceed to
the guard station. There we were surrounded by CIA guards and military personnel
and their bristling Hum Vees. A CIA guard asked why we were trespassing CIA
property. We said to visit the museum. She said, it's not open to the public,
only to authorized visitors. While we waited in our car, IDs were demanded
and taken inside the guard house for checking. After 10 minutes the IDs were
returned and off we went. The Hum Vees returned to the woods.
A couple of weeks afterwards we were photographing and videoing the CIA/State
transmission site near Brandy, VA, from a public road adjoining. A Virginia
State trooper pulled up behind, lights flashing, and asked us what we were
doing. Photographing the famous station, we said. Why are you doing that,
he asked. We read about it on the Internet. Then CIA commercial guards drove
up and repeated the question. They demanded IDs, radioed the data to somewhere,
and then said we have to confiscate your cameras or you have to give us the
memory chip and tape. They took the chip and tape, then gave us our IDs and
a warning against photographing government sites.