Torre Bert Listening Station in Turin, Italy

Source: Atlas Obscura

Torre Bert Listening Station

During the 1960’s a number of amateur radio enthusiasts began trying to hear the unguarded transmissions from the brave ships being sent into space, but the two brothers who established the Torre Bert Listening Station in Italy are believed by some to have stumbled upon a conspiracy involving who was truly the first man in space.

Achille and Giovanni Batista Judica Cordiglia built their makeshift listening station in a disused German bunker which gave the site its name. Using improvised and found parts the self-taught engineers created an independent monitoring station that could pick up both Russian and American satellite ...

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