What Is Area 51 – We Don’t Know And Probably Never Will
Area 51 is a top-secret Air Force Base that is in the desert in Nevada. More specifically, this base is located within the Nevada Test and Training Range in the southern portion of the state. Little is known about the base, but for years there have been rumors that it is the location that the United States keeps the remains of unidentified flying objects (UFO) and extra-terrestrial objects for study. This leads many to believe that there are aliens in Area 51. Recently, a Facebook event, “Storm Area 51,” has gone viral. This event says that in mass, they (The U.S. Government) can’t stop us all. This event is a joke intended for internet entertainment, but many people seem to be taking this seriously.
The Facebook Event
This event has been the source of thousands of memes since the launch. Over a 1.3 million people have shown interest in the event on Facebook, with over a million marking the box that they are going. Most of these people are in on the joke and just want to be a part of the internet craze. There are still some that seem to think trying it will be a good idea. The creator of the event put a post up saying that it is simply a joke. The post reads “P.S. Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan. I just thought it would be funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet.”
Let’s be real, this is the United States Government we are talking about, in one of the most secure facilities that they own. With the press of a single button, I am sure they can obliterate any civilian force that trys to storm the facility with large force. I would imagine the government will use less than lethal force to deal with a simple civilian force that is unarmed. Regardless, they will not allow people to overrun a research and testing facility simply to see aliens that probably don’t exist.
Area 51 was originally a classified secret and the government denied the existence of the place until June of 2013. This information became public following a request with the Freedom of Information Act in 2005. 8 years it took for the information to enter the public, and even so, much of the content is still top secret and little is known. What is known is that as an Airforce Testing Facility, military planes and weapons are tested here. Also, the area is marked with signage stating that no photography may be taken. These signs also read that “use of deadly force is authorized.” The borders also have motion sensors, surveillance cameras, and guards patrolling the area.
The aviation testing done here by the military, before the existence of the site became public, was the cause of many UFO reports. Due to this, the publuc areas near here are full of businesses with extra-terrestrial themes. Nevada even chose to rename State Route 375 to the “Extraterrestrial Highway.” These sightings were due to new aircraft testing that could fly higher and faster than any publicly known aircraft. These of course became UFO reports due to a lack of public knowledge.
There are a number of conspiracy theories in relation to area 51. These range from weather control testing to meetings with aliens. Other people seem to think that the government develops energy weapons here. Another theory is that time travel and teleporting is under study here. Maybe all of these things are true, maybe none of them. Unless the government chooses to release information, we will never know. Maybe the illuminati operate out of Area 51.
The most popular theory is that of alien aircraft and meetings taking place at Area 51. There have been several contractors who claim to have done work at Area 51 over the years. Their claims include working on flying discs from crash sites of UFOs and working with an alien known as “J-Rod.” There is also a claim of cloning an alien virus at Area 51. None of these claims have solid proof to back them and are still just theories.
The U.S. government is aware of the page. They know it is a joke, but are also ready to defend the area should anyone decide to go through with this plan. A spokesperson for the Air Force, Laura McAndrews had a simple statement regarding the Facebook event. “Area 51 is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force. We would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces. The U.S. Air Force always stand ready to protect America and its assets.” I don’t know about you, but I doubt the Air Force will take a threat to national security lightly. Do yourself a favor and stay home. If anything happens, you will see it in the media.