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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The founder and administrator of an obscure website about underground infrastructure in Washington, D.C., saw a sudden and suspicious spike in traffic in the days before the U.S. Capitol insurrection. The sharp increase in web visitors alarmed the site's operator so much that he contacted the FBI.

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Carter, a longtime D.C. professional who once interned on Capitol Hill, created and curates the website detailing the history of underground tunnels and pipe systems in the nation's capital. The site, which has a narrow but devoted following among D.C.-area history and city planning buffs, includes maps and details of the underground transit rail system, along with water and sewer systems.

Carter has also included maps of the unique and heavily traveled underground tunnels on the Hill, which connect the Capitol building to House and Senate Office Buildings, the Library of Congress and the Capitol Visitor Center.

Traffic on the website is usually limited to visitors and referrals from people in D.C. and in nearby communities in Virginia and Maryland, Carter said. But starting on New Year's Day, a spike in traffic included visitors nationwide. He said a deeper review of analytics from his site revealed many of the clicks were coming from hyperlinks shared on anonymous message boards, sites and forums named after militias or firearms, or using Donald Trump's name.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-17 11:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just cosplay tourists getting caught up in the moment

- - sitzbath

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-08-18 12:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It seems that some planning of some sort may have been taking place.

Would be interesting to see if the access to that site was done via proxies.


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-18 02:48 PM | Reply

With so many rats and cockroaches and other vermin already in those tunnels it probably would be difficult to find and differentiate any insurrectionists if they somehow made their way down there.

#4 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-08-18 03:16 PM | Reply

They were probably trying to find the meeting spot for Boebert's pre-insurrection House tour.

#5 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-08-18 04:22 PM | Reply

I'm flattered to be thought of, too bad I change change the account name. This is it though. Proof! The Great White Conspiracy exists! The FBI will be rounding up the Tunnel Assault Team tomorrow for the RICO charges, which will no doubt unveil the marching orders directly from the Trump Campaign. In no way is it just a bunch of political larpers in airsoft gear that ended up catching misdemeanors.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-18 04:49 PM | Reply

Did there used to be some award given out to amazing nerds? This guy totally deserves it not only for trying to save so many people but for having an awesome website.

.. don't pretend like you didn't know I'm a dork for infrastructure.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-18 05:48 PM | Reply

Well political larpers they may be, conspire they apparently did

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-08-18 08:25 PM | Reply

Then clearly the problem is the DOJ. It's filled with Biden appointees that are mentally inferior to Trumpers on the Tunnel Assault Readiness Detachment Squad, whom are 5 Dimensional Chess Genius Tactical Hardcore Operators, capable of outwitting all US intelligence agencies.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-19 09:45 AM | Reply

And NOW THIS...Another militant rightwinger insisting Biden fix everything personally
or he will blow up his bomb near the Capital... Says he is 1 of 5 who have similar plans...

www.rawstory.com

Personally, he says if he is shot this will start the South Rising Again (or some such cr@p)...

I say... Let them come...

As Biden said once in passing when faced with a similar question earlier in the year,
"rifles and shotguns aren't much good against Predator Drones, and we have the Drones"...

#10 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-08-19 01:28 PM | Reply

Big deal. There was a lot of suspicious activity in Portland and Minnesota before the insurrections defaced the government buildings there. Hindsight means nothing, especially when it's just a bunch of idiots letting their emotions get the better of them.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2021-08-19 01:55 PM | Reply

So Hummer, it's okay for the Rightwing idiots to let their emotions get the better of them,
and not the leftwing idiots? Hopefully, that's not what you are saying.

Also, since when does a 5lbs bomb filled w nails, shrapnel, etc...equate with someone
spray painting a building or even breaking a window?!

They hardly equate...

#12 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-08-19 02:01 PM | Reply

Does the FBI ever act on legitimate tips, or do they spend all their time concocting entrapment schemes to show us how they're protecting us from the terrorists?

#13 | Posted by ScottE at 2021-08-19 05:02 PM | Reply

As Biden said once in passing when faced with a similar question earlier in the year,
"rifles and shotguns aren't much good against Predator Drones, and we have the Drones"...

#10 | POSTED BY EARTHMUSE AT 2021-08-19 01:28 PM | FLAG:

Nobody told the Taliban, nor the Vietcong.

Now the Taliban have drones, little bird observation helicopters, mraps...

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-19 06:17 PM | Reply

^
Hey look. Its just like the Reagan years

I hope you nostalgic crackers are happy now

#15 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-08-19 07:30 PM | Reply

Does the FBI ever act on legitimate tips, or do they spend all their time concocting entrapment schemes to show us how they're protecting us from the terrorists?
#13 | POSTED BY SCOTTE

We know FOR SURE they spend a lot of time chasing aliens.

The truth is out there.

#16 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-08-19 08:40 PM | Reply

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