Area 51 Declassified Secrets Revealed (perhaps)

April 10, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Area 51 is a nickname for a military base located in the southern portion of Nevada, 83 miles north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas. With Area 51‘s highly anticipated military declassification, those who used to work there are finally free to speak about the projects they developed.  The intense secrecy surrounding the base, the very existence of which the U.S. government barely acknowledges, has led it to become the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and UFO folklore, where the Pentagon has supposedly stored frozen extraterrestrials and recovered alien spacecraft for decades.   If you can believe the men who actually worked there those UFO rumors, have a very earthly explanation.

The LA Times article, “The Road to Area 51” was written by investigative author, Annie Jacobsen. She was able to interview the five retired military personnel due to a 2007 CIA decision to declassify fifty year old files concerning the OXCART or A-12, now known as the SR-71 Blackbird, a super-secret spy plane built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation among other projects. The mach-3 plane was unlike anything ever seen before, designed to spy on the Russians during the Cold War, and so it kind of makes sense that such odd flying objects were seen around Roswell back in the day.  A former special-projects engineer at Area 51 said his colleagues conducted 2,850 test flights of the A-12 out of Area 51. Traveling 2,200 mph at 90,000 feet, nothing could catch the planes. But, he said, people would see flashes of light.

To add to the lore of suspicious activity around the facility, during the first flight of the A-12 malfunctioned and the pilot ejected into a field.  Three civilian passersby in a pickup truck stopped to help and the pilot warned the men not to go near the top-secret plane, saying there was a nuclear weapon on board to keep them from snooping. The frightened men, dropped the pilot off at a police station where the CIA picked him up.

“As for the guys who picked him up, they were tracked down and told to sign national security nondisclosures. As part of [the pilot’s] own debriefing, the CIA asked the decorated pilot to take truth serum. “They wanted to see if there was anything I’d for-gotten about the events leading up to the crash.”” “Late Sunday, three CIA agents brought me home. One drove my car; the other two carried me inside and laid me down on the couch. I was loopy from the drugs. They handed Jane (his wife) the car keys and left without saying a word.” The only conclusion she could draw was that her husband had gone out and gotten drunk. “Boy, was she mad,” says Collins with a chuckle.

The agents listed the crashed plane as a generic Air Force plane, and it’s still listed that way in the records today. Check out the full story at the LA Times.

What is glossed over in the LA Times article is that many thousands of UFO reports predate the OXCART, U-2 and similar high performance spy planes.  Believe what you want but I am keeping a skeptical eye open. My read on the story is, it appears that our government agencies are still eager to promote the view that UFO reports, particularly out of Area 51, are mistaken sightings of classified spy planes and military projects.


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One Response to “Area 51 Declassified Secrets Revealed (perhaps)”

  1. REM on April 20th, 2009 9:31 am

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