Thursday, November 3, 2016

Spy Town for Sale

Inside the NSA's For-Sale Spy Town

From Atlas Obscura:

Last week, nearly two dozen potential buyers showed up for a remote open house in Sugar Grove Station, West Virginia. Unlike typical open house-goers, though, they weren’t planning to buy a home. They wanted the whole town.

From the road, Sugar Grove Station looks like many of the other small towns that break up the forests in this part of West Virginia. There’s a bowling alley, a car wash, and a hotel. The town has the ability to generate its own electricity and pump its own water.

But Sugar Grove Station isn’t like the other towns. There’s a fence around the entire 123-acre town, and guard booths at the entrance. That’s because Sugar Grove Station was a base run by the Navy and the National Security Agency to monitor communications sent to the East Coast.

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And just so you know, if you boy Sugar Grove Station you will not have cell phone service. It's located in the National Radio Quiet Zone (surrounding the Green Bank Telescope). 

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