There have been some interesting and fascinating projects that the Unites States Government has developed through history. The one they called Project Iceworm was meant to serve military purposes by creating structure under the ice that could hold nuclear missiles. Greenland was the site of this project and it was meant to be a research center amongst other things. Over ninety percent of Greenland is frozen under an ice cap. So finally the site decided to start this facility was chosen as “Camp Century” which is buried below the surface of ice.
In 1959 they selected the perfect site for the construction of Camp Century and it was launched and operational the following year. The problem is that the difficult conditions in the area forced the government to stop using it in 1966. It was kept a secret until 1997 after it had been shut down and it was discovered due to investigations that the Danish parliament requested in the area to check for any nuclear weapons installations.
The United States government stated that the purpose of the camp was to test construction techniques in hard weather conditions that only the artic could provide. The installations had a total of 21 trenches and tunnels that even included a hospital, a church, a theater and a shop. This was meant to serve as a small city for over 200 employees who lived there permanently until the project was terminated. The problem was that geologists that worked at the camp realized that the glacier was moving fast and it would destroy the entire facility in less than two years and this is why they decided to put an end to the camp site activity.
This was a very ambitious project that was meant to cover 52.000 square miles and now that it has been shut down a lot of people wonder was has happened to the installations and if there is any activity still taking place in the area. The government stated that this is now an entirely abandoned camp. But the actual truth about what happened to the missiles is still a mystery.