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Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:48 pm
by Ibflattop
I think it was one of them there Flying Sauces that crashed landed in the black swamp back in the early 40s......... :-) Kevin

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:04 am
by Damyankee
Hotbox,
No I really better not say. It may not even matter now, but I don't want any men in black showing up at my door. I'll only give a couple of hints:

Each container was about twice the size of a breadbox and there were lots of them.
The water was turned off in the building (you wouldn't want to drink it).
Any one person could only spend a limited amount of time per year in that building (measured in minutes).
A few years later I was driving past Casad and noticed that building was missing.

And that will have to do ya for this lifetime.
Mike

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:42 am
by Damyankee
Kevin,
For the record, I emphatically deny that I ever saw any flying saucers at Casad. :-)
Mike

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:29 pm
by Ibflattop
Ya know Mike. It was in the early 70s. I went with my Grandpa over to the Neighborhood Drug store around 7:00 - 8:00 pm one night. When we started to head home we turned west on State street heading west. I glanced out the back windowo of the car and seen this Fireball streaking at about an 80 degree angle it had to be in the direction of New Haven. Maybe it landed in the Depot and you seen the remains of it in the boxes!!!! HEHEHEHEEHEH Kevin

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:51 am
by Damyankee
I rode to work each morning with an older guy named George who was the supervisor of the guards. One day we were running late and instead of stopping at the gate he just slowed down and waved. Sirens started going off and he stopped about fifty feet inside the depot. A guard ran up to the car and yelled "@#!!&#!! it George you know better than that"! He told me the guard was so upset because if he hadn't stopped the guard would have had to open fire. I said "But you're his boss", and George replied "That doesn't matter; the rule says if they don't stop, you shoot. There are no exceptions".

After seeing the labels on the little 30 gallon drums, I could understand the strict security.
Mike

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:52 pm
by MSchwiebert
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ ... d/dnsc.htm

Here's a link that describes the current purpose of the Defense National Stockpile facilities of which the CASAD facility is one of. While there may have been "nasties" of different types stored there in the past (I'm guessing that radioactive materials may have been stored a little more "casually" back in the day than they are now), the big item of concern today is Mercury.

Off The Subject

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:58 am
by Damyankee
Howard,
After reading your post again about a POW camp in Fort Wayne I remembered something my mom told me when I was a kid. The camp was actually a temporary holding place for prisoners until they could be sorted and sent to camps out west. In 1943 mom was a sophomore at Central High School and around Christmas her home economics class visited the camp.

Their teacher found out that until they got to the POW camps they were not issued any supplies, and many had no gloves or other winter wear, so the class had knitted mittens and neck scarves, and baked hundreds of cookies to give to the prisoners. Each girl had a package that contained the mittens and scarf she had knitted, two large cookies, and a small Red Cross package containing a bar of soap, two sticks of Wrigley's gum, two Lucky Strike cigarettes, a Hershey bar, a tea bag, and one teaspoon of instant coffee wrapped in foil.

They waited one at a time just outside the gate, and each prisoner would be escorted by two soldiers no closer than ten feet inside the gate, where a third soldier would take the package from a girl and walk it to the prisoner.

Then the prisoners were brought outside and lined up and mom said a hush fell over the class. She said they half expected to see sneering evil Nazi's, but her first impression was; They're just boys! Most of them looked about the age of the boys she went to school with. All of them were dirty and unshaven, and none had gloves and some had no boots on; they were standing in the snow in their socks, or rags wrapped on their feet. And there were no sneers; they looked sad and scared.

After all the packages were handed out the girls lined up outside the fence and sang Christmas carols, including 'Oh Tannenbaum' ('Oh Christmas Tree' in German). The girls were told to stay back from the fence, but before they were done caroling every one of them were leaning on it with their fingers gripping the chain link, and most of them were crying. A few of the prisoners were crying too. Mom said the prisoners reminded them of brothers or boyfriends who were off fighting the war.

Mom said she got a lot older that day.

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:36 pm
by Howard
Good story.

I worked with an older man who was at IH during the war. From what he said, some of the prisoners were kept here and sent out to work on the local farms. One of them apparently liked the area. His comment was "This is a nice area. After we win the war, I think I'll come back here to live."

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:26 pm
by Funitsforever
Damyankee wrote:After seeing the labels on the little 30 gallon drums, I could understand the strict security.
Mike
Was is it Jack Daniels old no. 7

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:28 pm
by Funitsforever
Ibflattop wrote:I think it was one of them there Flying Sauces that crashed landed in the black swamp back in the early 40s......... :-) Kevin
No. They were sold on ebay

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:14 am
by Flattop
Man Everything gets sold on Ebay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kevin

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:58 am
by Ibflattop
Yankee. Yas that buliding closer to the Front of the camp on H-14???? Kevin

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:37 pm
by Damyankee
lbflattop,
Sorry I didn't answer sooner, I didn't see your post until today. The building was two stories high, but not very big area wise, and had no second floor; it was just one big room. It was made of cinder block and there were a few very small windows high up with bars over them. It also had two very heavy steel doors.

The link is to a map of Casad on TerreServer. The green square toward the center of the map with a parking lot to the right of it was the location of the building. If you zoom out a couple of times you can see it was located toward the Northeast end of the depot.
Mike

http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T ... =45493&W=3

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:07 pm
by kellbell1130
I grew up in an old farm house on Dawkins Rd. (State Rd. 14) about a mile and a half or so from Casad Depot. Ever since me and my sister were kids and even to this day, we have been curious as to what really goes on there. I have heard that there is a whole underground area there. Does anyone know anything about that? I know it's very secretive, and not too many people who have been inside, or worked there, are allowed to talk about it. Still curious

Re: Casad Depot

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 4:59 pm
by conrailman75
I recall a story on the local tv station back in the 80's or early 90's about how they stored dangerous containers of mercury on the property and that the government was looking for a safe place to move it to(I think it was out west somewhere). As for anything else, I would not be shocked if they stored mustard gas, ricin, or any other toxic item we designed to use in chemical warfare there nor would I be surprised if they revealed that they still do!

As for the rumored secret underground structure underneath it, that wouldn't surprise me either, especially since it was designed during the time that we were worried about Russia nuking us to death.