The romance and history of Area 51

For any UFO devotee, Area 51 is legendary! A U.S. Air Force facility in the Nevada desert near Groom Lake, there are many fantastic and mysterious stories of UFO sightings originating from Area 51.  There are rumors that actual UFO vehicles have been examined, stored and utilized for technology. It has also been reported that the base has developed reverse engineering from the alien space ships. Have we learned teleportation and time travel from our contacts with aliens?   That and much more has been said about Area 51 including aliens at times have lived at the underground base.  It has also been rumored that we are even able to alter the weather from what we have learned. There have been accounts of actual meetings between aliens and our military that took place at the facility.  Also the base is rumored to have an underground railroad and is part of the ‘one world’ government movement.  UFO’s are seen on a regular basis, usually at sunset or early evening hours coming and going out of the base.  So what is the truth about Area 51?

Area 51 is the US Air Force Base within the Nevada Test and Training Range. It is also identified as Homey Airport and is deep within heavily restricted airspace, guarded by fighter jets. If you violate it first there will be legal fees, the probable confiscation of your aircraft, and a personal fee in the form of jail time. (1)

The airfield at Groom Lake is a salt flat north of Area 51 in the Nevada desert. It was used as a runway for ‘Nellis Bombing Range Test Site’ airport.  It began its service in 1942, during WWII.  It was also used for artillery and bombing practice at that time. It was redesignated as Groom Lake test facility by the CIA in 1955.  It was impossible to test jets and pilots at Nellis, Edwards and other air force bases due to the necessity for secrecy.  Groom Lake was a perfect fit for the Air Force’s needs.

In 2000 a Soviet probe took pictures and released them to FAS (Federation American Scientists). The photos showed the growth of the site from the 1960’s on and with the introduction of Google earth, the site is visible to all. For years mapmakers left out the facility on their work.  In 2013 there the freedom of information act allowed people to gain access to documents pertaining to the base.  Even with that what happens on that base is still extremely classified. Everyone who works there must sign a confidentiality agreement. That being said one famous employee has come forward to much controversy, Bob Lazar.

Bob Lazar was the alleged whistleblower of Area 51. He came forward in Omni magazine in the 1980’s, and said he worked on reversed engineering for the base, he had seen saucers which he finally came to realize were of an alien nature.  He produced documents and claimed education which could not be verified, but he could describe the propulsion system of the ships and had much historical information on the aliens that he garnered the support of those famous UFO enthusiasts like Timothy Good.

More recently, in an interview with a documentary filmmaker he shared statements he was given by a physicist, who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratories in which he claims to have met Lazar at Los Alamos and can confirm he was employed as a physicist. (2)   The physicist said he could understand why Los Alamos blackballed Lazar, as you were not to speak about what you do.

The British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society (BEAMS) have released a bizarre 109-page report, following a “special investigation” into the former MoD Defense Evaluation and Research Agency site. It is the equivalent to Area 51 in Great Britain. The British group is convinced there is as much underground as above and what goes on there involves aliens, UFOs, intergalactic defense and futuristic flight development. (3)

In 2012 it was rumored that Area 51 was moved to a new location.  In 2014 a new hangar was built.  A satellite photo shows a new very large building at Area 51 in the southwest quadrant. Also a new engine test cell is located at the northern part of the base. It is thought to house something very sensitive.  What goes on at the site is still very much classified as well. We do know that it is a testing site for aircraft; whatever else goes on there is the fodder of late night call-in talk radio shows and UFO enthusiasts.  We may never know for sure, disinformation is the weapon of government agencies. There is a saying I love, “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.”

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  1. Marsh, Alton  K., Don’t ask, don’t tell: Area 51 gets airport identifier, http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2008/January/10/Dont-ask-dont-tell-Area-51-gets-airport-identifier, January 2008
  2. Rojas, Alejandro, Physicist Claims Bob Lazar did Work at Los Alamos, June 30, 2015, http://www.openminds.tv/physicist-claims-bob-lazar-did-work-at-los-alamos/34156
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