CIA Formally Acknowledges Area 51’s Existence
Area 51 has been a hot debate for many a conspiracy theorist over the years. Many think Area 51 holds the secrets of the supposed alien body from the Roswell UFO incident, where the fake moon landing happened, and more. It has never been acknowledged by the government before. But declassified CIA files show that the term Area 51 is indeed used in those files. Keep reading for more on the subject!
From CBS News:
The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories about aliens and flying saucers for decades.
The recently declassified documents have set Area 51 buffs abuzz, though there's no mention of UFO crashes, black-eyed extraterrestrials or staged moon landings.
The CIA history released Thursday not only refers to Area 51 by name and describes some of the activities that took place there, but places the Air Force base on a map, along the dry Groom Lake bed.
It also describes some cool planes, though none of them are saucer-shaped.
George Washington University's National Security Archive used a public records request to obtain a CIA history of one of Area 51's most secret Cold War projects, the high-flying U-2 spy plane program.
National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson first reviewed the history in 2002, but all mentions of Area 51 had been redacted. So he requested the history again in 2005, hoping for more information, and sure enough, he received a version a few weeks ago with the mentions of Area 51 restored.
Here's a video about the acknowledgement