I've been Dormant way too long. I felt like it was time to show my face around here again, especially after just visiting the USAF Museum at
Wright-Patterson today. Sadly, there were no Touch & Gos.
So I decided to share some things I found when I pulled out a big box in my dads house last year, labeled
"Homey's AREA 51 stuff"
after having a small freak out, I opened the box and discovered quite a few treasures inside said box from the "bitter years" a time which began
immediately after White Sides & Freedom Ridge were closed to the public.
Heres a small list of small of the things discovered:
a portrait in front of a garbled parts missile and not a barb wire fence. Circa 1997.
a photo from an anonymous photographer (I'm pretty sure this came from an Early edition of Desert Rat. If so, Thanks to
Glenn Campbell and the Photographer who I will gladly credit if anyone can give me a heads up on who to credit)
my favorite photo of the bunch. Dad challenged me to a Stare down contest with the O.G Cherokees back when they would pull
up 5 feet away from the border and just watch you. Guessing Circa 1996?
Funny story about this photo, after it was taken, we left and headed back towards 375 on GLR, with the Camo Dudes in hot pursuit, (about 100 feet
behind us. but remember, this is 20+ years ago, and i was +-10 years old, so bare with the estimation. though I have confirmed the stories with my
pop). My dad finally arrived at one of the BIG dips in GLR (slightly after you pass at campfire hill when departing the border).
When he hit the base of the dip, he hit the brakes, and waited until the dudes almost rear ended us thanks to the dust plume we had kicked up. Made us
laugh so hard when they slammed on their brakes 15 feet away from us and hit the gas in reverse. we've got no military experience in our family at
all, and my dad made these guys high tail it with their tail between their legs.
Since then, It's given me nerves of steel when respecting the authorities and their rules(I respect the laws of keeping said installation protected
due to national security reasons, I don't have any kind of NDA, and I also do not plan on sharing anything about this area that is not readily
available publicly or is just my own thoughts or opinions. If I had footage of anything in this area or anywhere else, I'd "Chuck Clark" that
cassette, and place it in a safety deposit box until the day comes when said bird has been declassified.
Whoops, got off subject there. pardon my ramble.
I dont know HOW I got this.
All I know is, I also have the "Aurora" Micro Machine Trading card too. Both with "detailed" flight capabilities
The photo from that one time I Arrived at the front gate with my girlfriend and was the first to report the change in
No Drone Policy in "Full" effect (Still waiting to point that drone in the opposite direction, Gariac & FosterVS
The same day. Clearly this was a truck from Stephen King's "Maximum Overdrive" that was running amok and trying to
infiltrate "the box"
last two photos taken a day or two after Thanksgiving, 2015
one of the first "ET Highway" sign, Circa: before everyone started shooting/defacing these signs (aprx 1996)
yours truly, 10 years later, graffiting my face to blend in with the signs defacing. November, 2015
Does anyone else have a photo of Janet approaching/departing TTR before this? Please note: this photo is cropped to the max,
if youd like to see the original(with main gate in BG) please let me know. Circa July, 1997
Circa: a few months after the time capsule got buried. And many, many years before the towed flying saucer in front of this
awesome bar. That was our parking spot, dadgumit!
thats enough for now.
Wait. Two more:
What would happen when we would show up to the front gate in 1996.
What happens when I arrive now in 2015.
Hope you enjoyed the memories. more to come, and many more surprises left in the box
edit on 7162016 by HomeyKXTA because: (no reason given)