Skip to comments.The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'
Posted on 08/17/2013 4:56:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, appear to for the first time acknowledge the existence of Area 51. Hundreds of pages describe the genesis of the Nevada site that was home to the government's spy plane program for decades. The documents do not, however, mention aliens.
The project started humbly. In the pre-drone era about a decade after the end of World War II, President Eisenhower signed off on a project aimed at building a high-altitude, long-range, manned aircraft that could photograph remote targets. Working together, the Air Force and Lockheed developed a craft that could hold the high-resolution cameras required for the images, a craft that became the U-2. Why "U-2"?
They decided that they could not call the project aircraft a bomber, fighter, or transport plane, and they did not want anyone to know that the new plane was for reconnaissance, so [Air Force officers] Geary and Culbertson decided that it should come under the utility aircraft category. At the time, there were only two utility aircraft on the books, a U-1 and a U-3. told Culbertson that the Lockheed CL-282 was going to be known officially as the U-2.
The next step was to find a place from which the top-secret aircraft could be flown.
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Thought the maps were useful to know.
If the government is now admitting Area 51, it can
only mean they have another secret base somewhere else.
Probably the moon.
Yawn....yeah, now that the whole world knows about it.
So... anything new here?
The conspiracies will have to be updated, but that’s the only new thing I anticipate from this.
They’ve probably built some huge hangers on base so they can test everything in complete secrecy.
You know it.
It's a fact that our government is always in possession of fully developed technologies that are decades ahead of what the public knows about.
My guess is, they've now developed craft that are capable of transiting from the ground to outer space without the need of rockets, and that's the real reason they've abandoned the manned space program. Black triangles, anyone?
If quix were here, we’d hear about his relative who worked with alien spaceships at Area 51.
Hell, look at the SR-71. Given the history of human technological development, it shouldn’t even exist for another 50 years minimum.
It was conceptualized and brought to reality just over 50 years after the invention of heavier than air powered flight?
sorta like always knowing that Big Sis was/is watching/listening/tracking.
You, and everybody else, would give their eyeteeth to be able to walk through the most secret industrial, technological, and military labs to see the stuff they are working on. :)
Quix may be reading this right now.
I don’t know, and I don’t want to know.
They won’t kill you to keep you quiet, if you honestly don’t know.
Look I had job offer to work there in the late 90âs..of course didn’t know it was to work out there till I did the first interview..all I knew was it was a tech job in las vegas I found on Monsters.com for a company called EG&G Special Projects
OK so what about Area 50?
I had a supervisor some years ago who was ex air force radar engineer. He got a job with a private contractor doing radar operations. He would go to the air port in Vegas get on a private jet with the windows blacked out and get drop off with the others at an air base in the middle of the desert. He would be driven half an hour away from the air strip to a radar station in the middle of know where and told to run his radar and mark down anything he saw! they would pick him up and fly him home. That’s is all he ever saw! He speculated that it was around the time they we’re testing f-117. But that was just speculation he could not say for sure! Just in case the NSA is snooping!
Not glamorous except when viewed from afar (more fun than the average work site though).
Next you’ll tell me Lee Harvey Oswald wasn’t the lone shooter.