Area 51 – The Name which revolves in the minds of many people in no matter which country they live or work, sometimes bringing Goosebumps in their bodies or arising butterflies in their stomachs. But still no one knows actually what is it. According to a recent report by Wiki leaks, it is the most secretive and hidden secret of the 20th century. But the secret is out now, after audaciously keeping it trumped up under the wraps of government archives, CIA (Central investigating agency) has finally revealed it.
But before reading between the lines, let me introduce you to Area-51. I know many of our enthusiastic readers are right now bedeviling about it. The questions surfacing in your minds might be – Is it a scientific experiment? Or an ever going military hardware or software program developed by the US government? Or a secret place?
Yes, you are right; it is a military base set up under the auspices of USAF (United States air force) in Nevada, USA. The most famous military installation in the world, yet it doesn`t exist. The base is established in an area covering a restricted airspace expanded to a 440 square mile box. The time and date of its establishment is not known to the global media and to the masses. But, since its inception no one knows actually what all goes inside the base. Anyone can judge about the gravity of the place`s secrecy by the fact that no one is permitted inside or even some hundred miles close to the base`s compound and only few of the top brass government officials are permitted inside. The base is heavily guarded and no civilian aircrafts are permitted in its airspace. The one question which keeps on creeping out every now and then is what the government is actually hiding? And that`s the answer not coming out of the Pandora`s box.
Nevertheless, the official name of Area 51 is Air force flight test center, Detachment 3 also referred to as Groom Lake. The region around the base is called as Nelly’s bombing and gunnery range. Officially, it was built to conduct flight tests of sophisticated air force technology and weaponry.
But, it is only one part of the story. During the cold war era, there were numerous sightings of circular, dish–like flying objects or saucers, popularly known as UFOs (Unidentified flying objects) all over the US. According to many reports, aliens from other planets have crashed on earth in Roswell, New Mexico and their bodies and spacecrafts have been secretly examined in Area 51.The veracity of the reports are a hard nut to crack but it`s been said that the US has acquired advanced space and military technology from them. Moreover, the secrecy regarding the seclusion of Area 51 and Roswell proved to be an icing on the cake and increased the suspense around the legend of Area 51 to many foot fold. There is also a sliver of truth to the conspiracy theory that the Apollo 13 moon landing was actually staged at Area 51 and it’s been said that some astronauts were also killed as a part of cover up .Various equipments including land rovers and life support systems have also been found at the adjoining grounds.
Time and again world media has been proposing possibilities like meetings and joint undertakings with extraterrestrials, development of time travel and teleportation technologies, hiding unusual, ethnic or exotic ecclesiastical objects as shown in Hollywood movies like Indiana Jones and the secret of the silver skull. Activities related to supposed shadowy organizations like Illuminati, Opus dei or majestic 12 have also been going on there, as many theories have proposed.
Recently, what proved to be a red letter time for the believers of the Legend of Area 51 that CIA publicly acknowledged the existence of the base for the first time by declassifying documents detailing the history and purpose of Area 51 . Claiming that the base has always been used for the development of military programs like the development of U-2 Lockheed strategic reconnaissance aircraft, Project OXCART for antiradar studies and designs, Lockheed Have Blue aircraft, Lockheed F 117 Nighthawk aircraft, to name a few.
The government may have unveiled the truth about Area 51, as they say but there is really a backstairs influence and it is only strengthening the mystery behind Area 51. It`s more than what meets the eye. However, what is the actual truth? What all goes behind the walls of Area 51, No one knows. And it is going to remain as the biggest mystery in front of all of us until and unless the US government stands tall and reveal it in the days to come, which are also inevitable in its on course.