In this episode, I pay a visit to the small town of Eldorado, Texas. If you drive north on highway 277, about ten miles from town, you may spot something odd-looking on the horizon. From a distance, it looks like it could be a pyramid from an ancient civilization, but it is actually a ten-story early warning radar that used to serve as part of the U.S. command and control structure for nuclear weapons during the Cold War. It still belongs to the U.S. Air Force, but is abandoned and in a state of disrepair.
Special thanks to the Outrider Foundation and Jubitz Family Foundation for providing funding to plan, film, and edit my pilot episode. To learn more about nuclear weapons, visit https://outrider.org