Penetrating the Secrets of Area 51
What is Area 51?
Does America have a secret base for captured UFOs? Or a home for the blackest of black government projects? Or a sinkhole where billions of tax dollars disappear with no record? The answer may be “all of the above.”
Area 51 is the most secret location in America’s military network. No other base on Earth has so captured the public’s imagination. And yet, to this day, the U.S. government will neither confirm nor deny the existence of a place called “Area 51.”
The story begins in the wastelands of Nevada, 83 miles north of Las Vegas. Among the dry lakebeds, jackrabbits and scrub vegetation, there lies a massive stretch of parched emptiness known as Groom Lake. Officially, it’s part of Nellis Air Force Base, and is used as a test and training range. Military pilots regularly practice bombing, strafing and dog-fighting tactics over Groom Lake. It also shares a border with the Yucca Flat region of the Nevada Test Site (NTS), the location of 739 of the 828 recorded nuclear tests on American soil.
[ Jesse Ventura's Take ]
So what's the government hiding at Area 51? Little green men? UFOs? Or just top secret weapons that don't show up on any budgets, or--if they're invisible--don't show up at all? It doesn't really matter. What does matter is our military and our government are pulling something on us. They're spending millions, no billions of dollars of my money and your money, and they don't have to account for a damn cent. If they're building all these space-age weapons, why are we still sending soldiers off to die in conventional wars?