Area 51 is mapped and released to the public, something UFO enthusiasts and paranormal investigators have been wanting for years, but is this really what they wanted? According to CNN News on Aug. 16, while this marks the first time that the government officially acknowledge Area 51 in a mapped version, this basic map is not much different than the one that pops up when you Google “Area 51 map.”
This release is believe to be the result of the efforts of one man, Jeffery T. Richelson, who is a senior fellow at the National Security Archives. Richelson submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for Area 51 back in 2005. His request had to do with part of his study of aerial surveillance programs.
While these documents are “less redacted” than previous ones he's received, they still make no mention of aliens, UFO's or any type of life other than what is here on earth. He said the map is not much more detailed than what a Google map of Area 51 offers.
It wasn't Area 51 that was the well-kept secret, it was what went on behind the gates of the private government location that folks were itching to get a gander at. As far as these documents are concerned, what went on in Area 51 was fairly boring. The documents convey that testing of surveillance equipment was what the people at Area 51 were engaged in.
This either debunks the existence of alien space ships coming and going from Area 51 for the many people who were interested in this, or they may consider themselves back at stage one again, believing that the government is still engaging in a big cover-up.
While Richelson believes this newest information may “signal a dramatic change in the government's willingness to declassify information about the famed base,” which could mean even more Area 51 information could be forthcoming, he explained/