The secret diary by Admiral Richard E. Byrd of his fateful arctic flight still fascinates even today! The real question remains what did Byrd see? The picture, at left, conveys the artist's impression that Byrd flew through a portal to another world. What can a reader glean from the actual flight journal Byrd recorded on February 29, 1947? After three hours of flight northward, Byrd's enters first anomaly: "0910 Hours- Both Magnetic and Gyro compasses beginning to gyrate and wobble, we are unable to hold our heading by instrumentation. The controls are seemingly slow to respond and have sluggish quality, but there is no indication of Icing!" Onboard compasses are no longer working and controls seem odd to pilot Byrd.