Area 51: An Uncensored History of Americas Top Secret Military Base by Annie JacobsenArea 51
It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn’t exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada’s desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades.
Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing itself was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.
Annie Jacobsen had exclusive access to nineteen men who served the base proudly and secretly for decades and are now aged 75-92, and unprecedented access to fifty-five additional military and intelligence personnel, scientists, pilots, and engineers linked to the secret base, thirty-two of whom lived and worked there for extended periods. In Area 51, Jacobsen shows us what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the War on Terror.
This is the first book based on interviews with eye witnesses to Area 51 history, which makes it the seminal work on the subject. Filled with formerly classified information that has never been accurately decoded for the public, Area 51 weaves the mysterious activities of the top-secret base into a gripping narrative, showing that facts are often more fantastic than fiction, especially when the distinction is almost impossible to make.
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Area 51 , secret U. Air Force military installation located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada. The installation has been the focus of numerous conspiracies involving extraterrestrial life , though its only confirmed use is as a flight testing facility. For years there was speculation about the installation, especially amid growing reports of UFO sightings in the vicinity. The site became known as Area 51, which was its designation on maps of the Atomic Energy Commission. Conspiracy theories gained support in the late s, when a man alleging to have worked at the installation claimed that the government was examining recovered alien spacecraft.
A secret military base in the US is the subject of several conspiracy theories, many of them involving aliens. Area 51 is a real US base, located in the Nevada desert, and for years there have been rumours that scientists there are storing UFOs and extra-terrestrial life! Recently, Facebook has taken down an event page for people who wanted to go there. Over two million people had replied to say they were attending the event, but Facebook deleted the page. The event creator Matthew Roberts posted a screenshot on his personal page of the notice Facebook sent him, which said they had closed the event down because it "went against [their] community standards".
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AREA 51 has hit headlines again this week after a prank Facebook page encouraging alien hunters to storm the base en masse garnered more than 1. The aim is to uncover whatever secrets are hidden there — but Area 51 is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to mysterious US bases. Dozens of secretive facilities are dotted across the globe, and we've put together some of the strangest below. The site is roughly 12 miles northeast of Area 51 and is part of the Nevada National Security Site, where 1, nuclear tests were carried out between and Six nuclear tests and four detonations have been completed at Area 6, according to the US Department of Energy.