Area 51. It's one of those mysterious sites in the Nevada desert that everyone talks about, but no one will "officially" talk about. A lonely military base protected with the latest in security measures. Yet, officially, it doesn't exist.

That's what they wanted us to think! But now, the truth is out!

Over the years Area 51 been the topic of numerous conspiracy theories, pictured in countless science fiction movies, and the subject of TV shows like The X Files. Now that many cold war documents are being declassified we're getting a glimpse into just what was ... and is? ... going on at this secret military installation.

Do we have space aliens hidden away down there? Doubtful. Are we reverse engineering downed UFOs? Probably not. Do we have top secret military hardware being developed and tested far away from the public and paparazzi's prying eyes? Quite likely. In fact, I'd say that's a given.

Would I like to get a tour? ABSOLUTELY !!!!!

National Geographic just released a series of stories and images of some of the amazing experimental aircraft we were testing at Area 51 in the 1950s. One of the aircraft, the A-12, could cross the continental United States in about 70 minutes traveling at more than 2,000 miles per hour and reaching altitudes of 90,000 feet!

Now we just need to find out what really happened in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, or Aurora, Texas, 1897!

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Dave D.

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