"Area 51 1 - What is Area 51?"
Paul of www.ufocrashsite.com
What is Area 51?
Area 51 is the base that didnt exist, and still dosnt as of 2004 in some aspects. Area 51
is a place the United States government uses for development and testing of top secret aircraft,
and some say even extraterrestrial vehicles. The base which dosnt appear on maps, didnt exist
as far as the government was concerned for quite some time. In 1995 President Clinton signed
a document excluding the base from enviromental monitoring. With that document, the government
at least admitted that something was out there, it reffered to the base as "The United States
Air Force operating location near Groom Lake".
Area 51 is about 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas Nevada. A remote location near Papoose mountain
in the Mohave desert, part of the Nellis Air Force Bombing Range. The base sits at the edge of a dry
lake bed, Groom Lake. Other names for the base are "Dreamland, The Farm, Groom Lake, and Watertown.
While all these names are used for the base, none of them are official. It is believed that just like
most material related to Area 51 the names for the base are classified material as well.
The Nellis Bombing Range which was established in 1940 by President Roosevelt with the signing of Executive Order 8578
siezed 3.5 million acres of land, including the dry lake bed, and some mountains to create the range. The range
over years has been broken up into sections, which is where some believe the name "Area 51" came from.
What is Area 51 for?
In the Mid 40's Area 51 was just some landing strips, used for training pilots. In 1955
Tony LeVier, discovered the location while searching for a place to test the U-2 spy plane.
Shortly after the CIA started work on the location. A runway was built on the southern end of
the lake bed, and Lockheed Skunkworks began construction of a facility. This same year President
Eisenhower signed documents restricting the airspace above the base. In 1960 the base began
to expand when testing of the A-12 or blackbird began. The expansion included lengthening the runway
to 8500', a fuel facility that is estimated to hold over 1.3 million gallons of fuel, as well as additional
restricted land and airspace making the "groom box" as its called.
Over the years many aircraft were developed and tested at this site. The Have Blue, F117, D-21 Drone, and many
other stealth or radar evading/spoofing vehicles. However over the years the secrecy surrounding the base has
led some to believe things other than aircraft testing take place at this location.
---------- Glenn Campbell - www.ufomind.com
---------- Federal Register Documents