America freaked out completely after they were attacked on December 7th, 1941. The government assumed that more attacks were to follow, and they were determined that no such attack would be so much of a surprise and would be met with force.
The army built a number of radar stations along the west coast of the US. They armed these installations with anti-aircraft guns and manned them 24 hours a day. They also designed these installations to be hard for the enemy to see from the air — they disguised them as simple farmhouses.
This site in far northern California remains one of the last such emplacements still currently standing.
Those who located it before the hint:
- Phil Ower
- Eloy Cano
- Martin de Bock
- Paul Voestermans
- Graham Hedley