Area 51 mapped in new CIA documents has longtime believers of the top-secret Area 51 excited this week, as CBS reported this Friday, Aug. 16, that the latent Cold War test site was confirmed in recently declassified docs, offering some intel into the activities that occurred within the confidential grounds as well.
Having Area 51 mapped reflects the CIA admitting to Area 51’s existence in its most concrete terms yet. Although nothing like UFO’s or aliens or far-distant secrets like fake moon landings are found within, the declassified documents call Area 51 by its very name, mention unique plans, and more specifically locate the Air Force base on a new map near the now-dry Groom Lake bed.
According to the report, George Washington University’s National Security Archive had used public records in order to request details on a specific project within Area 51’s top-secret Cold War developments, a U-2 spy plane with high-flying capability program.
Although requests for Area 51 maps and history were made in 2002, all public mentions of the Cold War test site were redacted, and having requested for more information recently, one official said that Area 51 is now “an open secret.”
"People have certainly known about the area and its relation to various secret aircraft programs.”
This isn’t the first time the U.S. government has acknowledged the top-secret area that’s said to be no less than 8,000 square miles. Past presidents, including Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, acknowledged that there was a testing site located near Groom Lake in Nevada, citing that its classified status was a matter of national security.
Yet those who believe that more “truths are out there” concerning Area 51 are seeing the recently declassified documents as the beginning mark of the government starting to open up on their secrets and activities in the hidden Nevada desert site.
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