Revealed in 2001, the FBI-NSA Cold War spy tunnel ended under the Soviet Embassy. But where was the other end?
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Date: Sunday, 28-Feb-2016 16:51:49
Some day maybe I'll write about the undocumented NSA facility I accidentally discovered. On second thought, maybe not.
What lies beneath? FBI tunnel in Glover Park heated up the Cold War.
By John Kelly - February 27
...Residents of Glover Park were abuzz. If the tunnel ended under the Soviet Embassy, where did it begin?
Some thought the entrance was in a house on Wisconsin Avenue facing the embassy’s entrance. But that would require tunneling under the busy road. (More likely, that was a place from which the FBI could watch the embassy.)
Others thought it was a house on Fulton Street, at the end ofBellevue Terrace, about as close as it’s possible to get to the Russian compound.
Charles Trew, an espionage buff who studied Russian in college, has been obsessed with the house for about 10 years. He lives in Arlington and has visited the spot frequently. No one has ever been home, even on Halloween.
Last week, Answer Man visited the house with Charles, who was surprised to see that it has been gutted. A porta-potty sits in the driveway. The roof is gone. One garage door has fallen off its tracks.
Charles pointed out the oddly raised wooden floor in the garage at the back of the house, overlooking the embassy. He noted that the garage windows are black glass.
Charles said some naysayers believe that since the house sits on a bluff, it’s too high for a tunnel. He said a tunneling expert told him that when it comes to tunnels, it’s easier to dig down than across.
“I’m convinced,” he said. “There simply are no other realistic candidates.”