Military Facility, Social Phenomenon and
State of Mind
Area 51, also known as Groom Lake, is a
secret military facility about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. The number refers to
a 6-by-10-mile block of land, at the center of which is a large air base the
government will not discuss. The site was selected in the mid-1950s for testing
of the U-2 spyplane, due to its remoteness, proximity to existing facilities and
presence of a dry lake bed for landings. Groom Lake is America's traditional
testing ground for "black budget" aircraft before they are publicly
acknowledged. The facility and surrounding areas are also associated -- with
varying levels of credibility -- with UFO and conspiracy stories. In 1989, Bob
Lazar claimed on a Las Vegas television station that he had worked with alien
spacecraft at Papoose Lake, south of Area 51. Since then, "Area 51" has become a
popular symbol for the alleged U.S. Government UFO cover-up.
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The crew were filming a documentary for the BBC called "UFO: Conspiracy Road Trip" when they were caught.The 12-member crew which included UFO conspiracy theorist Darren Perks had been visiting iconic locations near the infamous base including the town of Rachel and the base"s "Black Gate". Since there was no sign of any guards they decided to walk across the perimeter and in to the base to film what was there. After about 30 minutes one of the crew pointed out that she could see severalsecurity guards eating and watching TV at a nearby security hut.
The guards took no notice of them until one of the crew decided it was a good idea to stroll over to the hut and knock on the door.Rushing outside the guards forced them face down on the ground for three hours at gunpoint and confiscated their film equipment. After conducting security checks the guards then marched them to the sheriff"s office where they were fined £375 and threatened with the possibility of six months in prison. Military personnel arrested a BBC filmcrew at the secret Area 51 military base in Nevada where UFO conspiracy theorists claim US authorities are keeping bodies of aliens and debris of an ET "flying disc" that crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
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The National Atomic Testing Museum exhibit will be loaded with alleged UFO and alien related items.The mysterious base in Nevada known as Area 51 has been at the forefront of conspiracy theories and UFO lore for years. "The CIA declassified most of the records on Area 51 up through the late "60s and early "70s. It"s out in the public now," said museum CEOAllan Palmer.
"Now we know a lot more about it and can present some of the really true stories that happened out there." On March 26, the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas plans to unveil the first-ever Area 51 exhibit, and it will be loaded with UFO and possible extraterrestrial-related items.
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For years its been the most famous "secret" base in the world, but just how secret is it nowadays ?While the military have never been quick to even acknowledge that the base exists there can be little doubt that it does. National Geographic have recently published declassified photographs taken in 1963 and anyone can now look up Groom Lake on Google Earth and take a look at the area from above. Asupersecret military base on the southern shore of Nevadaís Groom Lake has been the object of speculation over UFOs, and aliens for decades.
It hasnít helped that the government has barely acknowledged the siteís existence. But now, National Geographic has published declassified photos of Area 51, taken in 1963 of a military plane crash that was allegedly covered up by the government.
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