The Report from Iron Mountain


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Looking into the context of history can be instructive to realize the importance of locations and legends from the past. Only to learn what the future may hold. Sometimes these artifacts of history come in the form of myths routed in reality and steeped in mystery with no definitive point of origin. Often these stories live on long after they have been marginalized as is the case with the Report from Iron Mountain. An urban legend crops up in the public consciousness that persists only because of its relevance and accuracy. A publication as controversial as the Report from Iron Mountain, an admitted satire by its author Leonard Lewin, could evoke such mystery. A statement of the research put out by cold war think tanks? A prototype Agenda21 white paper?

Originally setting out to profile the document itself only to find the real story behind the legend. There has been so much written about this document it could easily fill ten books. This publication’s origin may be in doubt. It’s namesake certainly isn’t.

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Iron Mountain. What is not in doubt is secretive nature of the original locations that bear its name. Few articles detail their significance and never painting a full picture. Today the company is one of the largest physical item and data storage corporations in the world. Now with hundreds of locations. Underground and above ground. The largest and most well-known being in Boyers, P.A. tunneled 220 feet underground. Where Sony and Orbis corporations store music records and film. Among many other data storage clients. Another well…

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