What You Need To Know About Area 51

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The internet has gone into a frenzy about storming the United States (US) military base Area 51. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have signed a petition declaring that on September 20th, 2019 they will storm Area 51. The aim of this rush on the heavily guarded base is to ‘see them aliens’.

The US Air Force (USAF) facility is an extremely private remote department of the Edwards Air Force Base within the Nevada Test and Training Range. It has long been rumored to be the stronghold for top-secret government-run alien experiments.

So, as so many people risk their lives to discover the truth about alien life, we have put together a ‘what you need to know guide of Area 51’.

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An aerial view of Area 51. Image credit: New York Post.

Area 51

The official or correct names for the base are Homey Airport or Groom Lake. And, although the name Area 51 has caught the imagination of the public, it is unclear where the origins of this name came from.

Located roughly 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, Area 51 sits within the southern part of Nevada. Coordinates for the Air Force base are 37°14′06″N 115°48′40″W. Area 51 has a border with Yucca Flat – a nuclear testing region.

Currently, the purpose of the facility is unknown to the general public. However, after evaluating previous historic evidence, testing and development of aircraft and weapon systems are likely guesses. Although rumors of the base have persisted for decades, the CIA did not publically acknowledge Area 51 until June of 2013. Declassified documents declaring the history and purpose of the base became released following a Freedom of Information Act.

Thanks to the declassification of official military documents we are aware of a number of projects and programs that were run at Area 51. The Lockheed U-2 began development in 1955 as part of Project AQUATONE. Numerous other projects that worked on Lockheed aircraft were also developed at the base.

On top of this, Area 51 also evaluated foreign aircraft and technology. During the Cold War, the base was used to evaluate captured enemy crafts. This may also be the reason why many suspect the base is now used to evaluate and backward engineer alien UFOs.

Area 51 Security

As you can imagine, a base that covers such sensitive information has high levels of security.

The area is strictly off-limits to civilian and normal air force traffic. Even military pilots training near the facility face disciplinary action if they get too close. For those with permission to enter, the authorities do not permit the use of cameras or weapons in the base.

Buried motion sensors carry out surveillance of the area. Orange posts outline the perimeter of Area 51. Guards in white trucks and camouflage fatigues continuously patrol the area. So far, it is unclear as t who employs the guards, however, there are rumors that contractors such as AECOM employ them. Furthermore, there are constant reminders and signs posted around the perimeter stating that deadly force is authorized against intruders.

The surrounding area is equipped with technology that alarms guards to trespassers. Motion detectors and surveillance cameras help maintain border control. Furthermore, some of these devices are actually deployed in public land away from the base in order to prepare the guards for anyone approaching.

Area 51 signs

An Area 51 restricted sign informing trespassers of their actions. Image source: Wikipedia.

Area 51 Rumors

The feds have warned against the upcoming Area 51 raid. However, the persistent rumors surrounding the area seem too tempting for the public to ignore.

Due to the high secrecy of the Air Force base, many conspiracy theories have surfaced to explain the secretive nature. Some of these include:

  • Crashed alien spacecraft
    • storage, experimentation, and reverse-engineering of said alien craft
  • Regular meetings with extraterrestrials
  • The development of special energy weapons
  • Weather control development
  • Experimentation of time travel and or teleportation
  • The development of new propulsion systems
  • Activities related to the illuminate or Majestic 12

Furthermore, Bob Lazar claimed he worked in Area 51 and worked on the reverse engineering of alien spaceships.

Area 51 aliens

It seems the main purpose for the Area 51 storm is to find proof of alien life. To discover if aliens are real or not.

A ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop Us All‘ Facebook group was created to lift the buzz about the raid. The idea for the raid is for all those who signed the petition to meet up at the Area 51 Alien Centre tourist attraction and then coordinate a gallant storming. However, reading the details of the plan, it seems clear that someone designed this as nothing more than a publicity stunt. Nevertheless, over 1 million people have pledged to the idea which has caused alarm to the Feds.

So, will this actually happen? Only time can tell.

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  • I hope I shall get the answer Are we alone?
    I always praying for Area 51i understand where all research is done for finding Alien life.you can expect all help from this planet.