Uncovering Area 51

Area 51Area 51 is a highly secretive military installation that has been shrouded in mystery for many years. When other people believe that such an installation doesn’t exist, there actually is a military base going by the nickname "Area 51". This military installation is located on the southern shore of Groom Lake in Nevada. It is considered to be one of the most secretive places in the world.

Basic Information

Due to the highly secretive nature of Area 51, not many people, especially from the public, have gotten enough information about the military installation. It was only on July 14, 2003 that the US Federal Government has acknowledged its existence, thereby given its current location. The Air Force has acknowledged that it is operating on a location near Groom Lake but do not provide additional information as to the nature of their operations there.

What makes Area 51 quite difficult for the general public to go to is that the installation lies within the vast Nevada Test and Training Range of the US Air Force. This is the same area where 739 of the 928 nuclear tests were conducted by the US Department of Energy.

The military installation known as Area 51 at Groom Lake is believed to be not a conventional airbase. The highly secretive area is said to be the location for the development, testing and training stages of new military aircraft. Once the tests have been done and approved, the aircraft operation is then conducted at a normal air force base. Civilian satellite photos made of the said area shows detailed images of the air base including its long airstrip, hangars and the lake but fail to provide any other data.

Secret Airbase

The intense secrecy behind Area 51 led to various conspiracy theories made surrounding the highly restricted military installation. The Federal Government maintains the confidentiality of the operations done in Area 51 for reasons of national security.

Because of it, certain myths surrounding Area 51 still spread. There are people who believe that it is the location where the military stores and examines crashed alien spacecraft. Some even believe that Area 51 is the location where the government and the military develop exotic energy weapons as well as venture into new technology such as teleportation and time travel.

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