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The Secrets of Area 51 REVEALED!

Newly de-classified history spills the story about the mysterious subject of conspiracy theorists' dreams.

by
Sarah Hoyt

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August 16, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Now, this, this is the great moment you’ve been waiting for — at least if you read or watch science fiction, where you’ve been bombarded with stories about Area 51 for the last thirty years or so, since I’ve been paying attention. Probably the best treatment of it was in Independence Day, where the characters go after being hounded out of every other place by the alien invaders.

There they find it’s all true, and Area 51 contains not only a preserved alien corpse, but also an alien flyer that we’ve been studying for the last umpteen years, and which is now active again, with the mother ship orbiting Earth.

And I mean, even Robert A. Heinlein in The Puppet Masters (an allegory for our time if there’s ever been one, and the most recent Baen edition has an afterword by yours truly) says that once you eliminate the crazies and the errors, there’s still a lot about the UFO sightings that can’t be dismissed.

Surely the opening up of the secrets of Area 51 will at least unveil the corner of that vast network of secrets and lies, right?

According to NBC News, not so much. They say there are no UFOs there, just a lot of U-2 test flights.

The facility had been used during World War II as an aerial gunnery range, and the officials decided it would be “an ideal site for testing the U-2 and training its pilots,” according to the book. The AEC agreed to add the area to its real estate holdings, “and President Eisenhower also approved the addition of this strip of wasteland, known by its map designation as Area 51, to the Nevada Test Site.”

The authors of the CIA history, Gregory Pedlow and Donald Welzenbach, said the site was nicknamed “Paradise Ranch,” or simply the Ranch, to make it sound more attractive to the test project’s workers. The first U-2 test flight took place at Area 51 on Aug. 4, 1955, and over the years that followed, the site was used for training U-2 pilots.

Of course, reading over it, one can’t help thinking: “Of course, that’s what THEY’d say.” And the stories will go on….

Sarah Hoyt lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons and too many cats. She has published Darkship Thieves and 16 other novels, and over 100 short stories. Writing non-fiction is a new, daunting endeavor. For more on Sarah and samples of her writing, look around at Sarah A. Hoyt.com or check out her writing and life blog at According to Hoyt.com.

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I'll go with the History Channel explanation. The Air Force secretly encouraged the obsession with flying saucers and little green men. That misdirected inquiring minds away from the U-2, SR-71, stealth technology and who-knows-what-else.
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It makes more logical sense for the Area 51 thing to be production test beds. Simply put, it would be nearly impossible for the United States government to cover up something as big as an alien arrival, as there would be a combination of alien spacecraft technology most likely interfering with our electronics systems. Even if we didn't nearly have enough advanced technology back then (which I assure you, we did have some), just looking at the stars alone would have made it obvious to anyone that some of the "stars" were spacecraft (namely: falling or moving stars would not end up halting in place, nor would they start making turns when they aren't even near the Sun). Plus, alien spaceships, if their size is as big as some mediums implied (like some alien spaceships coming to earth to abduct people and then returning them) would probably generate an immense gravity shadow that would cause massive vibrations and be comparable to an earthquake (similar to the city destroyers in ID4). In other words, regular people would realize instantly something was up. They might pull it off while cloaked in areas with active fault lines such as the west coast, although that's only while they are cloaked. At best, they'd need a small scouting vehicle (probably comparable in size to a car or a truck, or a Blackhawk at the absolute largest) to best pull it off without suspicion.

That being said, it is likely alien life might exist on other planets, but so far we haven't seen any evidence to this yet.

Knowing the Cold War, they probably did the weather balloon thing and the cover up because that was prototype Cold War technology and they wanted to keep the Soviet off their radar, like Richmond guy stated. Heck, the U2 spy plane incident was such a close encounter with the Soviets that it would have been far too risky. Let's hope that the so-called "Weather Balloon" is eventually placed at the Smithsonian soon.
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Because of dried up intelligence sources about Soviet military activities, the hyper secretive 'Dragonfly' program had to be implemented in a hurry , so fast indeed, that the 'articles' - as the U-2 quasi gliders were then called- did not receive a coat of paint: hence they were shining , gleaming aluminum planes ; with the sun shining on them, indeed a blindingly bright object in the sky.

First in-service U-2 flight originated from Wiesbaden, Germany over Soviet occupation zone of (East) Germany.

President Eisenhower only reluctantly authorized the 'Dragonfly- program and only under the condition that those planes were disguised as 'weather reconnaissance planes and not manned by military personal: an American military plane violating Soviet airspace during the cold war would have been in the eyes of the Soviets , and under international law, tantamount to an American declaration of war against the USSR , something Eisenhower wanted to seriously avoid.
1 year ago
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Say, can you give me more information on the Dragonfly program? Wikipedia does not have an article on them, at least as far as I can see.
1 year ago
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Bob Lazar created the Area 51 mythology back in 1989 with an interview on Los Vega TV. See Wikipedia. The X-Files incorporated and popularized the myth.

He claims to be a scientist working at Area 51, but his science is weak and no records exists of his degrees. Basically, he makes stuff up (delusions).
1 year ago
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What Bill said. How can you believe anything the government tells you these days? The only thing I can really trust is when they tell me that we are all going to get reamed on taxes and "health care". (Well, all of us except for congress critters.)
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Okay, so the government releases it, the mainstream media reports it, and the American public is just supposed to take it as Gospel truth. Oh, well, I'm glad that's cleared up then.
Because NBC said the government said so.
Because, you know, the government isn't doing anything more important right now that deserves the media's scrutiny. Look! Another squirrel!
I'm inclined to not believe a word of it, just because it's been reported as true.
1 year ago
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So what? The real action is at Area 52. Oh, you didn't know about Area 52? Now you do. Where is it? I'd tell you, but, you know . . .
1 year ago
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President: "There are no recovered spacecraft at area 51, no recovered space aliens."

Presidential adviser: "Mr. President, that's not entirely true."

Kooky scientist, Jeff Goldblum, "Not entirely true? Which part of it isn't entirely true?"


Hmmmm.... with the exception of recovered spacecraft and recovered space aliens, doesn't this have a familiar ring to it with our current administration.... although I would bet 'mr. president' has known about everything all along and we get to play the uninformed (stone walled) masses.
1 year ago
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One wonders what the Lockheed Skunk Works have been doing since the F117.
1 year ago
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The hypersonic scramjet project. The whole business about bringing back U2's for reconnaissance flights was to provide cover for some of that activity. Originally the Air Force was working towards a plane which could be flown into space and back, to and from a runway. The whole project was interrupted with the Apollo program and it's predecessors but has never really terminated. Even the SR - 71 (A - 12 until LBJ got mouthy at a presser) flew so high and fast it essentially annealed itself as it flew, so the heat stress involved all became integral in the genesis of a true space plane.
1 year ago
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Yawn.
I think I need another cup of coffee.
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