Area 51, located at Groom Lake, Nevada, USA, is a secret US military installation. The site designation refers to a 6-by-10-mile block of land, at the center of which is a large USAF airbase. The lot is ideal for its remoteness, proximity to existing facilities, and presence of a dry lake bed for landings.
Groom Lake is America's traditional testing ground for "black budget" aircraft before they are publicly acknowledged. In the mid-1950s, the site was selected for testing the U-2 spyplane. The installation came into public awareness in May 1989, when Bob Lazar publicized that Area 51 had been working on advanced propulsion technology-that he suspected to be alien in origin. Since then, Area 51 has become a popular symbol for U.S. Government UFO cover-ups.
- ↑ ufomind.com, Area 51: Military Facility, Social Phenomenon and State of Mind (1994-99), by Glenn Campbell