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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordie House



The original Wordie House was built in 1935 and named after Scottish geologist and polar explorer Sir James Wordie who visited the site with the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Australian explorer John Rymill and his British Graham Land Expedition team constructed the hut from timber they transported to the Argentine Islands aboard the 'Penola.' They spent the entire winter of 1935 there before moving on to Marguerite Bay. This version of Wordie House was captured by the sea and swept away. A recent diving expedition of the channel adjacent to where it use to stand uncovered the ruins.

The second hut was built in January 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey. Meteorology was the most important scientific research carried out there. Recording instruments were housed in meteorological screens. The hut was extended in 1951 to include generator shed, office, store and toilet. It closed in May 1954 and operations were relocated to nearby Galindez Island where it continues 'til this day.

Today, the second original main hut Wordie House has undergone some restoration and designated under the Antarctic Treaty System as a historical site. It comprises a kitchen, office, storage room and bunk room along with supplies, books, a typewriter, journal and various other items left behind. Other surviving remains include the meteorological screen, flagpole and two "British Crown Land" timber sign boards (erected in 1947).

It is believed to be very haunted. Paranormal activity includes voices, shadows, banging, footsteps, and objects moving on their own.

5 comments:

Adsila said...

Josh Gates and Team Truth had interesting experiences there. I would love to see the place but not big on below zero temps.

Courtney Mroch said...

I'm with Julie. Was a neat place they discovered to investigate but a lot of hassle to get there and too cold for my liking! One Haunt Jaunt I won't be making! lol

Jessica Penot said...

I would love to see the place even in sub zero temps. I like the cold!

Letcher Flener said...

Really liked the destination truth investigation there. They always have me lookin up more info on places after each episode it seems. (Same with GHOST HUNTERS ect)

Lauren Ewing said...

Pujols
my friend reese and I were at her house watching the angels base ball game with her brother jake. once it was over reese and I decided to do the ouija board on the ground beside the couch where we had been watching the game. We asked the spirit it's name it spelled out PUJOLS, I had no clue what that was but Reese shouted PUJOLS the angels player! we asked the age of the spirit and it said 68 years old. then we asked did u watching the angels game it spelled out DUH. then we asked do u like the angels it spelled out DUH. then we asked how much did the angels win by? it went to 7 (which was correct) then we asked where he watched the game he spelt out COUCH then we asked if it watched it the couch we did and it said DUH. we asked if he knew our names it spelled Jake. jake was not playing with us he was on the couch still watching the angels post game analysis. our moms walked in and it went straight to goodbye. at that moment reese looked at jake in an angels jersey and asked who's jersey is that?! and jake replied Pujols...

 

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