After reading about... oh 2000 posts about ways people think about getting in / spying on area 51 / groom lake (Arial reconnaisance/UAV's/Storming
the place/running in and getting gunned down)... I've come to the thought that there's a few good ways you could get more information... Now of
course I'll post it here, the "powers that be" that read all these forums will see my ideas and all avenues of doing these things will most likely
be closed up tighter than fort knox... Hey at least they are fun ideas to think about for the time right? And maybe it'll help the US military
prevent some random "bad guys" from doing what I figure out in a matter of days of casual thought.
Y'all feel free to shoot these down left and right - that's fine - maybe the "counter-thoughts" will be just as helpful. Some of these are
downright nasty and are well over the line of "espionage" - so if you decide to go try them - hey it's not *MY* fault if you end up in Leavenworth,
any other Federal penitentiary, Gitmo, or with lead poisoning.
Idea 1: The groom lake bus. It comes out and is parked each night in front of the Alamo municipal building - sometimes along with vehicles belonging
to cammo dudes. This seems to me to be a good place to start some reconnaisance if you're just looking for images from inside the base - nothing
specific - nothing terribly exciting - and relatively low risk.
Part A: scope out the bus for a while... find out how long it's parked nightly - dark areas to approach it - times when it may be observed by the
powers that be. You're going to need 45 minutes to an hour of unobserved time.
Part B: get your favourite electronics buddy to build you a timing device that can interface with a really nice palm sized digital camcorder and put
the whole doohickey in a relatively non-assuming flat-black metal case with a small aperture for the lens. You want the camera and electronics to turn
on and film from approx 1 hour after the bus leaves Alamo in the AM until the battery/hard drive/etc. are full - if you can get 2 to 4 hours of video
Part C - you want *outside* of this small device (we're aiming for paperback book size here) to have 2 or 3 strong magnets. (If the case is built
properly it'll shield anything *inside* the metal case from the magnetic interference.) - Go at the "pre-scoped-out time" and attach this small
device under the Groom Lake bus in Alamo. Preferrably under either the front bumper or back bumper area where you either get a view of where you're
going or where you're coming from. Guaranteed you won't see anything all that interesting - I'm sure they don't have the top-secret test planes
or who knows what else sitting out on the runway or in front of the hangars while the G.L. Bus strolls in in the morning and parks.... Who knows how
it parks either? Maybe facing a wall? away from a wall? Along a wall? Well if you're lucky the camera will face the way you can see the most.
Part D: Assuming they didn't find the device, it's still there, and it stood up to the drive in and out, go back and collect it the next night
without getting yourself caught and thrown into who knows where for espionage. Bingo-Bango you're a super-star. Don't post your video here. They
*will* know who you are and where you came from and they *will* knock on your door at 4am with several heavily armed FBI officers.
Ok so that's idea 1 - the least invasive. Now idea 2 is a *LOT* more invasive and probably goes beyond what most anyone would want to do. It
involves breaking a *LOT* of civil laws as well as military laws. DO NOT DO THIS! But... for the military folks out there reading this you should
think about it and if I thought of it - others must have?
This one goes from a little further afield... and is done in Las Vegas.
Part A: Go to McCarran airport to the Janet terminal... scope it out from a distance for a while... quite a while.. don't be seen. Watch who comes
and goes each day... *IF* you can - listen to the pilot chatter on the FAA freq's to be sure you're watching a G.L JANET plane and not just one
going off to one of the other various places people commute to on these flights. You're looking for the people getting on and off the JANET planes
from groom only. Photograph them as they go to their vehicles.. find out what they drive.. occaisionally follow some and find out where they live...
make yourself a nice little book of "the Groom folks who fly Air Janet". You haven't really broken too many laws at this point.... but you are
verging on harrassing possibly innocent civilians who just happen to have some of the coolest jobs ever.
Part B: It starts getting illegal. You need some spy equipment.... Serious spy equipment... some of it can be bought online.... but remember it will
be traced to you if you get caught... so.. maybe having it mailed to a neighbour and swiping it out of their mailbox wouldn't be a bad idea... Watch
lots of CSI so you know the ways they catch people
(Tire tracks, Finger prints, Cloth bits, hair folicles, snot, you name it) So in any case - you
need extremely small cameras - with memory devices built in - you can't depend on *any* radio transmissions leaving G.L. - It won't happen.
Guaranteed if they detect transmissions on any frequency they automatically jam that frequency if it's not a cleared transmission. Ok in any case
you're looking for devices that can be planted in the soles of shoes.. in coat buttons... briefcases... hats.. jackets... just about anything some of
your favourite (and now well cased) Air Janet flyers wear and carry to work on a daily basis.
Part C: It gets very illegal - case their houses - watch when they are gone on a weekend/non - work - time when their "work clothes/uniforms" will
be in their house. Go plant your devices. (Follow those CSI rules from before about not leaving a trace...) you want in and out and *no* one to know
anyone - not only you - but anyone - was ever there. if you got a small digital spy camera planted that photographs every 30 minutes - 48 per day -
and can hold 400 or so relatively medium resolution images - that's a week's worth of surveilance - in one weekend - out the next. (If you get
something that can burst transmit data back on receipt of a radio signal even better - your surveillance can go on for weeks... every sunday park out
front and download the week's images).
So what will you see? Depends where your favourite Air Janet flyer works... if you pick the kitchen or a boring office worker or a Cammo Dude - you
might never see anything meaningful. So yah.. this idea invades a lot of people's privacy.. is inherently illegal and pretty evil.. but if you were
an unscrupulous espionage type... it's do-able.
Ok idea 3:
There's often heavy equipment going in and out of the north gate - you could easily mount surveillance equipment to anything going in and out of
there... similar to the G.L. Bus... you just would have to know where to meet up with it to place it. I haven't thought this one out as much... but
I doubt that every bulldozer, backloader, or truck full of other equipment is searched with a fine tooth comb.
This is by far the hardest.... I wouldn't even go here if it meant I'd get proof of UFO's... go to the EG&G website and apply for a job as a
flight attendant with Air Janet. You'll fly in and out of G.L every day and who knows what chatter you would hear on the plane. You'll need top
secret clearance.. you'll need to live in vegas.. and you'll need to be a flight attendant. No thanks!
Enjoy my ideas... but please don't try them! I don't want any of the fun people who's posts I enjoy reading here end up with lead poisoning or a
Gitmo stay for espionage.