AREA 51 – For years, the Pentagon denied it, even when it became public, that the infamous 120 kilos of Las Vegas desert, called Area 51, was a base of US armed forces for super-secret experiments.
According to the legend, UFO experiments were carried out in that dessert well guarded by soldiers: they were extraterrestrial to be studied in an X-Files atmosphere. In fact, what is known with certainty is that there were SF weapons, produced with land-based technologies, from the U2 spy plane, the Stealth F-117A to the invisible B2 bomber.
The first documented use of the name Area 51 comes from a film made by the company Lockheed Martin. There are also declassified documents from the 1960s and 1970s that refer to a facility called Area 51.
Today, officials refer to the facility as an operating location near Groom Lake when speaking to the public — all official names for the site appear to be classified. Contained somewhere on the grounds is a large air base that the U.S. government will not discuss. It is considered so sensitive that only those who take an oath of secrecy for life are allowed in.
Civilian contractors and others who work at the base are flown in every morning aboard unmarked planes with blacked-out windows. It is said that structures are built deep into the desert floor, with buildings going down thirty to forty stories below the surface.
Area 51 was founded in the early 1950s (so early in the Cold Rabbit) with the approval of President Eisenhower. The US Army had to set up an airplane capable of crossing undetected radar controls and reconnaissance on Soviet territory in order to obtain precious information on nuclear weapons and arsenals.