Area 51 : Fact or Myth?

Area 51, located at the corner of a Nevada nuclear test site, has long been rumored to be the home of some of the United States most highly classified national security projects. Hundreds of people have seen and photographed odd objects such as flying triangles, saucer shaped craft, and flying objects that maneuver in ways conventional aircraft could not possibly move.

It has also been rumored that the technologies developed here are not of earthly origins but rather reversed engineered from studies of crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft. The location was chosen in 1954 by a Lockheed test pilot, Tony LeVier, who was given the task of finding a suitable location for the testing of a new Lockheed contract – the U2 spy plane. After scouring the desert for a remote spot, he decided that the Groom Lake area was ideal.

It was located near existing facilities, the mountainous location offered a unique hidden view, and it contained a large, dry lake bed that would be perfect for aircraft landings. Since you can be shot if you try to trespass on the military base where Area 51 is located, UFO tourists must view the sacred ground from a distant vantage point. Many do this, hoping for a glimpse of a UFO landing. Apparently, the government has a treaty with the aliens that allows them to fly into this area at will, as long as we can experiment on them and try to duplicate their aircraft.


You don’t really think that any human could have come up with the idea of the Stealth Bomber, do you?


Skeptics don’t doubt that something secret is going on in Area 51. And what is going on may be more sinister than building secret aircraft or developing new weapons. “Sixty Minutes” did a segment where Leslie Stahl suggested that Area 51 might be an illegal dumping ground for toxic substances. If so, Area 51 might turn out to be hazardous to your health in more ways than one. Several former workers at Area 51 and widows of former workers have filed lawsuits against the government for injuries or death resulting from illegal hazardous waste practices. In 1997, the existence of Area 51 was declassified, but the area is still off-limits both to civilians and normal military air traffic. Surprisingly, Area 51 is not surround by fences, guard houses, or other high-security devices – or so it seems.


Road sensors, hidden cameras, and other strange devices are believed to alert the government to possible intruders. Some think that the base is surrounded by technologically advanced ‘smell sensors’ that can distinguish between a human being or a less dangerous desert animal. In one incident in March 1993, a TV crew from Dallas, Texas were on location filming the hush-hush complex for a special news report. The sheriff arrived and witnessed their filming in progress. The sheriff asked for the video tape and the film crew promptly refused. A argument ensued, lawyers were called on the spot, and the feds were contacted. Rather than making a big fuss over the incident, the government simply let it drop and the crew was allowed to maintain possession of their film and equipment.


Little less than a year later, on March 23, 1994, the government’s attitude abruptly changed.

The New York Times Magazine was on the site taking shots for an upcoming article. While viewing Area 51 through their telephoto lenses, they spotted camouflaged guards peering at them from behind a ‘green net’ type barricade. In addition to the development and testing of advanced aircraft designs, other peculiar sights have been reported in the area around the base. F15’s, F16’s and B52 bombers make frequent practice bombing runs.


Some have even sighted Russian Sukhoi Su-22 and MiG-23 planes scrambling about – how they were obtained is not known. And of course, there are the numerous reports of circular, disk shaped objects, sharp pulses of light (lasers), and transparent aircraft flying in ways no conventional aircraft is capable of. Whether the Area-51 is an Aliens’ Spot or a Super-classified stealth air-base, needs to be discovered. Looks like it’s kind of a National Treasure, huh!!!







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8 Responses to Area 51 : Fact or Myth?

  1. Kevin Willis says:

    I think it’s a little bit of both honestly. I mean I don’t know about E.T. type stuff, but it’s definitely a high level clearance testing grounds for prototypes etc.

    Hidden Cameras

  2. Thomas says:

    I’m skeptic, in my opinion it’s a myth.

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