Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jeep - Atomic bomb testing

Jeep - Atomic bomb testing by lee.ekstrom
Jeep - Atomic bomb testing, a photo by lee.ekstrom on Flickr.
Recently declassified documents of film crews and their images provided this gem. A Jeep 4x4 equipped with movie camera is part of the filmmakers' team that captured an atomic explosion at a test site in the Nevada desert in 1957.

You can see the shock wave lifting up the dust from the desert as it passes the film crew.

Have to imagine that a bunch of these guys were hit in later years by cancer. It's speculated that John Wayne died of cancer from fallout in the Nevada desert from these same nuclear tests.

Some conspiracy folks will say this is a staged event shot in Hollywood - looks pretty real to me.