Top 10 Shocking Facts About Area 51

Area 51

Area 51 is a secret Air force base in Nevada, United States, and endless conspiracy theories surround it. Nobody is allowed to visit Area 51; what goes on inside is extremely secretive. People are kept away by warning signs, electronic surveillance, and armed guards. It is illegal to fly over Area 51, but satellite images are visible. It got so hyped after a viral Facebook event, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” which took the internet by storm in September 2019. Area 51 is known for alien sightings, UFOs, and people curious about what happens there. We have listed the Top 10 Facts about Area 51!

Impossible to sneak into Area 51

As mentioned earlier, Area 51 is heavily guarded. It has warning signs, electronic surveillance, and anyone whole sneaks onto the property may have to face serious repercussions. Pilots who have deliberately flown over the property have been charged with court-martial.

Existence of Area 51

The existence of Area 51 was not officially acknowledged by the US government until 2013. It was chosen as a site to test an aircraft in 1955, but the government officially acknowledged the existence of Area 51 in 2013 due to the sincere efforts of Jeffrey T. Richelson, who helped with the documents.

Interview of 1989

In an interview, Robert Lazar at the Las Vegas radio station spoke about Area 51 and claimed that he had worked there and told there is definitely something suspicious about Area 51. He also spoke of spooky, extraterrestrial activities going about there. It was the first time someone talked about Area 51.

Area 51 Employees travel to work via plane

Area 51 is a no-public zone and is in high security at all times. People who work at Area 51 have a special transportation facility. Employers board an aircraft from the McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, which ferries them to and fro Area 51, and it is called ‘JANET’ – Just Another Non Existent Terminal, people say.

Former Area 51 employees

Former Area 51 employees have certain things to say about their job and what happens there. They were sworn to secrecy, but now they are opening up about their experience at Area 51. One such Area 51 veteran, James Noce, recalls various mishappenings and the crash of a secret aircraft. The aircraft accident was witnessed by a police officer and a vacationing family, and they recorded it on camera. James Nice confiscated their film, which was recorded on camera.

Hazardous working conditions

Area 51 employees once took to Court complaining about the hazardous working conditions. They complained that the exposure to the site’s toxic environment made them sick; some even complained of respiratory and skin conditions. As you might know, the US government officials did not know of Area 51’s existence; hence, it is obvious that no appropriate action was taken in favor of Area 51 employees.

President Barack Obama and Area 51

Former President Barack Obama was the first president in the history of the United States to mention Area 51. He mentioned it in a joke at the Annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in 2013, and since then, the public knows that there is indeed something suspicious about that place.

UFOs flying over Area 51

Area 51 is no ordinary place, and so are its conspiracy theories. Area 51 is a testing ground for aircraft, and numerous flying objects can easily be seen around, but conspiracy theorists claim that UFOs have been seen flying over Area 51.

Fake moon landing

Conspiracy theorists say that Area 51 is the place where the moon landing was staged. They say Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin never made it to space, and the footage was shot in Area 51. Although, this is false because the six Apollo missions brought back 842 pounds of moon rock as souvenirs.

Two million people signed up to storm Area 51

More than two million people had signed to storm Area 51 in September 2019 after a Facebook event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”. Although it was a hoax it still attracts tourists and outlandish theories.