Area 51 is a nickname for a military base that is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States (83 miles north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas). Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large secretive military airfield. The base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.
Its secretive nature and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, together with reports of unusual phenomena, have led Area 51 to become a focus of modern UFO and conspiracy theories. Some of the activities mentioned in such theories at Area 51 include:
- The storage, examination, and reverse engineering of crashed alien spacecraft (including material supposedly recovered at Roswell), the study of their occupants (living and dead), and the manufacture of aircraft based on alien technology. - Meetings or joint undertakings with extraterrestrials.
- The development of exotic energy weapons (for SDI applications or otherwise) or means of weather control. - The development of time travel and teleportation technology. - The development of unusual and exotic propulsion systems related to the Aurora Program. - Activities related to a supposed shadowy one world government or the Majestic 12 organization.
Some people believe that if everyone focuses on Area 51 the American Government is free to carry out experiments elsewhere unnoticed. Some people believe that Area 51 guards Area 52, which is a coverup for Area 53, where all of the action happens
Some people believe that Area 51 previously was where classified military experiments were held, until it received publicity. When it was all over the news, many military workers predicted that the location of such experiments would be moved to somewhere with less publicity.
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