Declassified Documents Confirm the Existence of Area 51

Just over a month has passed since the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO crash. Now, a rather surprising admission from the CIA all but acknowledges the existence of the top-secret testing site hidden in the Nevada desert.

A warning sign greets you at the border of the infamous Area 51. Image credit: dnaindia.com

A warning sign greets you at the border of the infamous Area 51. Image credit: dnaindia.com

The revelation came as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request from Jeffrey T. Richelson, a senior fellow at George Washington University’s National Security Archive, who was reviewing the CIA’s involvement in the U-2 spy plane program.

Richelson first received the documents in 2002, but all mentions of Area 5I were conspicuously blacked out. He made the request again in 2005, receiving the documents just a few weeks ago. This time, Area 51 was not only, a detailed map of the base was even included.

As far as terribly kept secrets go, Area 51 ranks right at the top. Movies, books, and TV shows have all exploited our inherent fascination with the notoriously secretive military base.

The real significance of this disclosure is that the CIA is finally admitting, after 60 years of stubborn silence, that Area 51 is real.

Unsurprisingly, there’s no mention of recovered space ships or alien autopsies. The documents suggest that the supposed UFO sightings can be blamed on tests of aerial surveillance programs. Simple military research. Nothing extraterrestrial.

The more conspiracy-minded among us might say that this recent admission is another in a long line of misinformation campaigns, one more attempt to further manipulate the public.

In July of last year, former CIA agent Chase Brandon spoke to the Huffington Post and claimed to have seen firsthand evidence that the UFO crash was indeed true. According to Brandon, he uncovered a box in the vaulted Historical Intelligence Collection at CIA headquarters. Among the earth-shattering contents were written materials and photographs documenting the recovery of an alien space craft – along with the lifeless bodies of its extraterrestrial crew.

So what do you think? Did Area 51 once house the remains of a vehicle from another world? Were alien cadavers recovered by the American army? Or is it nothing more than exaggerated facts and misidentified spy planes?

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