Via RationalWiki — FEMA concentration camps exist in the mind of a particularly loopy bunch of conspiracy theorists, who believe that mass internment facilities have been built across the continental United States by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in preparation for a future declaration of martial law.
Is that a FEMA Camp? is a blog dedicated to investigating claims of FEMA camp locations. Below is some of their findings. Enjoy
February 3, 2013 Edition
The claim: two compounds: Rex 84 detention camp and FEMA detention facility.
What it really is: First let me ask this: why would there be two different detention camps run by two different groups, especially when they’re doing the exact same thing? It makes far more sense to have one compound run by one group.
Anyways, the army base itself is huge, and contains nearly 13,000 people there at any given time, and is used to train up to 80,000 troops there annually.
The base also has a large amount of housing for military families, and employment opportunities for civilians as well.
The base borders several towns, and several other towns actually have parts of their townships within the base itself.
Considering all of this, it would be pretty hard to hide one prison camp there, much less two.
The claim: UN aircraft groups stationed here, and possibly a detention facility.
What it really is: It’s a major base with about 3,500 people living on base (and this has been decreasing), and not just military personal either, but families as well, including families with children.
The claim that UN air groups are stationed their is apparently a bogus, and after reviewing a satellite photo of the base using Google Maps the claim that a detention facility is there is also by all appearances bogus as well. None of the buildings look like anything that you wouldn’t find on an Air Force base, and a detention facility would be pretty hard to hide there in the first place because it’s in a very open place, with a town right next to it. There are no mountains or heavily wooded areas on the base, nor really any places to hide a detention facility at.
The claim: WWII German internment camp in Northern Maine, off US Route 1.
What it really is: Yes, a German POW camp was there during World War Two, and was a part of the Houlton Army Air Base. At it’s peak the internment camp held 3,700 prisoners.
The base (along with the interment camp) was closed in 1946, and is now the site of the Houlton International Airport.
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