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The Black Mailbox

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posted on Jun, 25 2003 @ 08:49 AM
what is the black mailbox? located near area 51, what is it? did someone use to live there

[Edited on 25-6-2003 by theshadowknows]

posted on Jun, 25 2003 @ 03:57 PM
Can you give additional info. about the "black mailbox?" Do you have any links to the subject? How did you come across this info.?

posted on Jun, 25 2003 @ 03:59 PM

That website will explain to you what it is now.

posted on Jun, 25 2003 @ 04:08 PM
I always figured it was a bait pile for the snipers to practice interdiction and interception.

posted on Jun, 25 2003 @ 04:15 PM
Here is the white "black" mailbox.

Notice the "SkunkWorks" logo on the mailbox. SkunkWorks is a division of Lockheed-Martin. Skunk Works is listed in the Random House Dictionary: "Often a secret experimental division, laboratory or project for producing innovative design or products in the computer or aerospace field."

[Edited on 25-6-2003 by ProudAmerican]

posted on Jun, 26 2003 @ 03:39 AM
Thread on a mailbox???

100 words on why this is interesting or its moving in 10 mins

posted on Jun, 26 2003 @ 12:34 PM
I think the Military & Government Facilities forum suits best for this subject...

posted on Jun, 27 2003 @ 02:11 PM
I thought that was the mailbox for a farmer that lives in the area. supposedly it's one of the best viewing spots to see what goes on over Area 51 these days. the farmer painted it white in hopes that people would stop being facinated with this mysterious black mailbox in the middle of nowhere...obviously to no avail

posted on Jun, 27 2003 @ 02:34 PM

"Original Black Mailbox" at start of road to Area 51

The famous Black Mailbox is a landmark to indicate what road they you should turn on to go to area 51.
There is no sign that says "Groom Lake Road", and so this mailbox has improvised in that role.
As well as a spot where UFO watchers like to gather at night, to search the skies over Groom Lake
for UFOs and other mysterious lights. It is located on Hwy. 375, between mile marker 29 and 30,
on the southwest side of the highway.

But it's not even black any more?!
A new conspiracy? Relax, the answer is much more mundane.
Contrary to a common misconception it is not the mailbox of Area 51,
but it belongs to rancher Steve Medlin, who owns the only ranch in Tikaboo Valley.

Unfortunately Steve often found tourists going through his mail, hunting for top secret Area 51 documents.
Story has it that his mail even got shot several times.
So he installed a new bulletproof white mailbox, with a lock to keep curious "researchers" out.
The original box was auctioned off to a UFO fan for $1000.

The dirt road leading south from the highway here is called Mailbox Road.
It intersects after 5 miles with Groom Lake Road, which leads into the base

Tikaboo Valley Map

[Edited on 27-6-2003 by MiStErBeLLaTrIx]

posted on Jun, 27 2003 @ 04:43 PM
Thought it was odd when I saw this site?

is it Black? or is it White?


posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 01:50 PM
it's the mailbox of a rancher by the name of Steve Medlin. People used to go their to see experimental aircraft being tested.


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