What’s in Area 51?

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Curiosity moved thousands of alien enthusiasts to invade Area 51. Are we not alone in this universe?

ALREADY several decades, humanity has been intrigued by creatures from outer space who are known as aliens. Allegedly, evidence of alien aircraft stored in a secret facility of the United States Air Force (US AU) which is popularly called Area 51.

Thousands of alien enthusiasts invaded this secret “super” facility from around the world on September 20-22, 2019. The Los Angeles Times Sunday (9/22/2019) reported, approximately three thousand people were camping, trekking, partying in hopes of seeing and meeting aliens at around the facility adjacent to Hiko City in the State of Nevada.

Thousands of enthusiasts were not only from all corners of America, but also from France, Germany, Russia, Peru, Sweden, and Australia. They came to the country in response to the posting of a joke by a netizen, Matty Roberts, on Facebook on June 27, 2019. He uploaded an invitation titled, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”. His post was globalized to trigger a “going” response from two million people.

The US Department of Defense has threatened to fire on the spot for anyone trying to approach the facility’s fence because the facility is located in the Nevada Test and Training Range of the American Air Force, which not just anyone can approach.

But until the end of the “invasion” on Sunday, September 22, nothing happened. “We did not find aliens. But we found peace and friendship, “said Connie West, owner of a Little A’Le ‘Inn in which also holds a small festival for Area 51” invaders, “was quoted by the Los Angeles Times.

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It is common knowledge that Area 51 is the place where UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) is hidden. Many alien researchers consider that the US Air Force uses alien technology to build sophisticated defense equipment.

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“Area 51 is a puzzle. Very few understand what is happening there, and millions of people want to know. Too much Area 51 is considered the Shangri-La’s sophisticated espionage and fighter aircraft system. “For the public, that place is an alien underground world and hidden UFOs,” investigative journalist Annie Jacobson said in the report, AREA 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base.

As a sophisticated “espionage defense equipment” factory since the Cold War, Area 51 is very thick with the activities of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), aka the American Intelligence Agency. It took nearly six decades for the CIA to open confidential documents about Area 51 despite having to go through a very strict editorial check.

On June 25, 2013, the CIA, through The National Security Archive, opened information about the existence of the site based on FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). The secret documents show the secret facility was built since April 1955. Also mentioned in the document, espionage defense equipment programs made include the D-21 Tagboard reconnaissance aircraft, the F-117 stealth fighter aircraft “Nighthawk,” and reconnaissance aircraft Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady.

The military facility, whose real name is the Homey Airport coded KXTA – but the CIA more often call it Groom Lake – was originally a no man’s land that began to be recognized by a handful of silver-lead mining seekers in 1864. Six years later, the site was controlled by the British mining company Groome Lead Mines Limited. The mine site was then converted into an airstrip starting in 1942 under the name Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field.

During World War II, Area 51 was more widely used to test various weapons, including nuclear tests. After collaboration between Lockheed and CIA aircraft manufacturers in developing reconnaissance aircraft through Project AQUATONE in 1955, the site was chosen by U-2 aircraft designer Kelly Johnson and CIA Director Richard Bissell, Jr. for the project site. Since then, the designation of Area 51 is solely for Project AQUATONE, which in collaboration with the US Air Force, then gave birth to an ultra-altitude U-2 reconnaissance aircraft with the code “Dragon Lady.”

The reason for choosing Area 51 is that the site had become a secret site for weapons testing before. Although the CIA and Lockheed run the program, the facilities are still in possession of the Air Force because its location is still within the Nevada Test and Training Range, belonging to the American Air Force.

The U-2 development at that time cost USD950 thousand per unit. The aircraft that can fly up to a height of 21 thousand meters became one of the backbones of US espionage in the Cold War. He became the US eye for the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Vietnam.

A General Electric F118-101 turbofan engine drove the single-manned aircraft. With that engine, the U-2 can accelerate with a maximum speed of 456 knots (659 km / h). He passed the flight test on his debut on August 1, 1955.

However, revealed by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics researcher Paul A. Suhler in From Rainbow to Gusto: Stealth and the Design of the Lockheed Blackbird, in the first mission floating in the air of the Soviet Union on July 5, 1956 U-2 failed to escape from enemy radar.

At that time, U-2 was piloted by Carmin Vito and flew from Smolensk to Moscow. The route was captured by Soviet A-100 “Kama” radar. Luckily, in the Soviet Moscow region, there were no qualified anti-aircraft missiles to intercept the mission. Soviet Berkut S-25 missiles at that time were not stationed in Moscow.

“The CIA then initiated the” Project RAINBOW “to reduce RCS (Radar Cross-Section) on U-2 aircraft. But the project failed to complete until the CIA chose to switch to developing another aircraft, Lockheed A-12 Oxcart, “said Suhler.

Even so, U-2 aircraft are still used by the US Air Force to this day. In fact, a number of U-2 purchased by the United Kingdom and Taiwan.

So, are there really aliens or UFOs stored in Area 51? Unfortunately, he remains a mystery. CIA documents revealed to the public did not mention the matter of aliens or UFOs.

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