On August 16, the U.S. government via the CIA finally confirmed not only the existence, but the exact location, of ‘its worst-kept secret:” Area 51, a.k.a., the Nevada Test and Training Range, located in the Nev. desert about 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas.
Area 51 has been exploited in books, TV, movies, and news reports for decades, and has been connected to a site where U.S. military and intelligence agencies have allegedly conducted research and experimentation on extraterrestrials, time travel, and sinister conspiracies – most notably the Roswell UFO cover up incident in 1947 when the government was accused of capturing a crashed alien vessel, complete with extraterrestrial life forms.
According to CBS News, although the CIA has now confirmed the existence and location of Area 51, the government is not sharing much in the way of details concerning what actually transpires at their once secret military installation.
Some of the info released though, does connect the U.S. U2 spy plane program to UFO sightings in the area.
Investigative reporter Annie Jacobsen, and author of “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base,” said:
"In my book, I interview 74 men who lived and worked there during the Cold War, and these are scientists, spies, statesmen who were working on all kinds of really important national security programs from the U2 spy plane …
"These are big national secrets that the government didn't necessarily want to get out there, and so far they've done a pretty decent job keeping a lot of it under wraps," said Jacobsen.
In a statement released by the U.S. Air Force regarding Area 51, officials said that “specific activities and operations conducted there cannot be discussed.”
For more on the newly disclosed existence of Area 51, see the video accompanying this article.
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