- While looking around on Albert's site, I followed the links to the
Brookings site, and found the following under the Mt Weather site
Anybody ever seen one of the "sensors mounted on telephone poles?"
>From 1961 to 1970,mounted on telephone
>the site was connected to the Bomb Alarm System, a network of sensors
>poles adjacent to ninety-nine cities and military bases which would detecta nuclear detonation by its
>intense thermal flash and signal this event to Mount Weather and othermilitary command posts,
>permitting both damage assessment and helping to confirm whether or not anattack had occurred.
>A large electronic map in a special room would indicate via tiny red lightbulbs where explosions
>had occurred (this system was later replaced by more sophisticatedspace-based sensors).