The Shocking Truths About Area 51

1)Name - Area 51

Officially named the Nevada Test and Training Range at Groom Lake. It is a high-security open training range for the U.S. Air Force in southern Nevada.The site is considered secretive.

2)Reason for Creation

Ii was created for a secret project with code name "Aquatone". Aquatone was the code name for U2 aircraft which was primarily used to spy Soviet Union. President Eisenhower authorized the development of a top secret, high-altitude recon aircraft dubbed "Aquatone"

3)Truth Uncovered

The public found about the existence of Area 51 in August 2013 Dr Jeffrey Richelson, a senior fellow at the George Washington University National Security Archive , submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request in 2005 for information on the CIA’s Lockheed U-2 plane reconnaissance program, the secret construction and testing of spy planes used to gather intelligence.

The request forced the CIA to declassify documents on the U2 and A2 Oxcart Programm and the military base where the planes were constructed and tested — Area 51.

4)UFO Sightings

Rumors of a U.F.O. crashing in Rosweel New Mexico in 1947, which the Roswell Army Air Field later said was a weather balloon.

Project Blue Book started in in 1952 by Air force to investigate UFO Sightings. By the time Project Blue Book ended in 1969, the Air Force had investigated over 12,000 claims.

Sgt. Anderson told the Reno Evening Gazette (now known as the Reno Gazette-Journal) about spotting a U.F.O. back in 1959,.

Nellis Air Force Base, located about 130 miles south of Area 51, had received two previous reports in the past three weeks of U.F.O. sightings.

In 1980 a man called Bob Lazer alleged to have worked at Are 51 claimed government was experimenting recovered Alien Spacecraft.

5)Conspiracy Theory about Moon Landings

Cospiracy Theories alleges that Moon Landing was staged at Area 51 with the help of Director Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick’s 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey included some of the most impressive special effects work that had been done to date .It created a theory that Kubrick had actually directed the footage we know today as the Apollo landings.

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