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Was There More To The Cerro Maravilla Incident?

Updated on December 23, 2014
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A Gringo who moved to Puerto Rico, Greg loves writing about the island he now resides on. He and Maria also wrote several bilingual books...

Where two young men were murdered by police.
Where two young men were murdered by police. | Source
One of several communications towers on Cerro Maravilla.
One of several communications towers on Cerro Maravilla. | Source

Earlier this month Maggie and I drove the rugged drive to reach Cerro Maravilla. My objective was to take pictures and write a hub about a tragedy that occurred there on July 25th,1978. I did just that and wrote the hub about Two Tragic Deaths That Should Not Have Happened.

I was very emotionally charged when visiting that location and writing that hub. The whole event has been stirring in my mind and I have questioned why. Why would multiple armed police murder two boys when they could have arrested them quite easily? Why would the Justice Department, the F.B.I. and the Governor of Puerto Rico try so hard to cover it up?

Question upon question has entered my mind, so I began to study.

First, the year was 1978. President of the United States was Jimmy Carter and we were in the midst of a cold war with Russia. Who exactly could have the most missiles aimed at each other? Terror was rampant. The F.B.I. director was William Webster; He was a Federal Appeals Court judge before being appointed.

The United States was at war; not a war in the open, but a war of technology. What better place to plant and use technology than Puerto Rico? The United States could guard against Cuba and a missile launched from here could reach almost anywhere.

So did those two boys who were set up to blow up the communications towers atop Cerro Maravilla know more than we actually have been told? Were their deaths ordered from a higher force than we could possibly realize? President Carter or William Webster who also was director of the C.I.A. in 1987. The director of the C.I.A. when this all happened was U.S. Navy Admiral Stansfield Turner who had just received it after George H.W. Bush had left the position in 1977. Claims were made that Governor of Puerto Rico, Carlos Romero Barceló, ordered the killings. I believe it came from even higher. Carlos Romero Barceló was very pro-United States and would follow any order handed from them.

I had to know more! We filled the car with gasoline and made the drive through the Central Mountains of Puerto Rico again. Cerro Maravilla is the forth highest peak in Puerto Rico at 3,953 feet. The other three highest peaks are all in that same area.

Maggie had told me about something she saw years ago in a visit to that location and I had to see it for myself.

The conspiracy I am about to explain to you is not far-fetched. I am calling for a deeper investigation against all the official I have listed above. From what I have discovered, Puerto Rican people have been used as guinea pigs and this island has been used for many secret activities by the United States military.

I personally believe this island is still being used by the United States and many of the people here are apathetic enough to allow it.

Scroll down and read my conspiracy theory of why I believe those two boys were shot and killed and not allowed to defend themselves in front of a jury of their peers.

Missile Silo?

It is a well known fact that there were missile silos everywhere during the cold war. I know that as a teenager in Nebraska, my friends and I had found two ex-missile silos underground.

On our trip to Cerro Maravilla yesterday, I believe what we found was another. The thing is, it may still be operational.

Just before you turn up the road going to the communication towers and where those two boys were murdered, there is a small park. It has picnic tables and such. What is strange is the huge graveled and grass area at the start of the park. It is blocked by two huge pieces of concrete. It seems to hold water very bad. As you move down towards the end of the area there is a poured concrete area with metal also. It looks as if it is a secret door that could slide or swing open. There was just a small gap to look down into the area. I put the camera facing the peek slot and snapped two different pictures. I am posting those pictures below. I really wish I could find the way into this secret area to find out what exactly is in there.

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Missile door??A look in the gap.Another look in a bigger gap. Is there a missile further back?A huge door covered with grass?Is there a missile under all of this?
Missile door??
Missile door?? | Source
A look in the gap.
A look in the gap. | Source
Another look in a bigger gap. Is there a missile further back?
Another look in a bigger gap. Is there a missile further back? | Source
A huge door covered with grass?
A huge door covered with grass? | Source
Is there a missile under all of this?
Is there a missile under all of this? | Source

Secret Door

Oh how I wish I could have investigated even further. There were a lot of people up there since it is Memorial Day weekend. I would bet there is another secret way into this underground find.

Like I stated earlier, it is a small park. Could the odd rock in the center have a secret door or even the one building in the background. I also wonder if up at the communication towers if there is a stairway leading down to this area.

There are many possibilities. There is the chance it is an abandoned missile site. It is thought that the military has made there sights now down in the ocean off the border of Puerto Rico.

I am plotting ideas on how to get in and see. The detective in me has to know!

Come Clean

I am asking the ones who know the truth to come clean. 1978 was a long time ago. Someone ordered those two boys killed along with the informant who set them up.

I just went to Carlos Romero Barceló's website and there on the front was him in a meeting with George H.W. Bush. Was this a conversation about killing two boys? Barceló needs to just tell the truth. Maybe George H.W. Bush or Jimmy Carter could tell us. I think maybe we should question the current director of the Homeland Security Council, William Webster. He is the only man that has directed both the F.B.I. and the C.I.A. and now Homeland Security?

I believe one of these or all ordered the murders of Carlos Soto Arriví and Arnaldo Darío Rosado. These boys just wanted independence for Puerto Rico.

Was it a missile the government didn't want uncovered? Is it something more sinister?

I also am now wondering if I find a way into this place if maybe I will find H.A.A.R.P. These mountain peaks could be a perfect location to control weather.

Yep, conspiracies are running all through my head. I hope we can find answers to why police shot these boys in their heads and who ordered it.

If you ever visit Puerto Rico, I suggest a visit to Cerro Maravilla. Feel the emotions I did all in the name of Freedom.

This being Memorial day, I want to recognize the two boys that died fighting for freedom too. Theirs was considered a form of terrorism just as was ours when Paul Revere made his ride and our ancestors killed many redcoats from England.

May Carlos Soto Arriví and Arnaldo Darío Rosado both Rest In Peace and may true justice fall upon those who ordered these murders.

I am putting a poll to your thoughts. All comments are welcome.

Did we find a missile site?

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    • mecheshier profile image


      6 years ago

      Great Hub. Yes, I have the same investigator instinct. I have to know. I cannot wait to see the final outcome on your research. Thank you for such a thorough story and live pics.Voted up.

    • dallas93444 profile image

      Dallas W Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Reminds me of a book I just wrote: "Eyes Wide Shut: An enigma." To hide something, you hide in plain sight!

    • Shri Mc profile image

      Shri Mc 

      6 years ago

      Even before you said Weather Control, it was on my mind. That is an area of Electro Magnetic experimentation which requires much secrecy. Florida was having storms from hell so I started to look into it. Maybe they have been able to combine it in a Missile from hell.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      The truth gives freedom! Governments issues are not about truth that is why they keep things hidden.


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