posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 02:16 PM
The original post in this thread provided a very good quote that should educate the reader about Area 51. Most of the responses to that post were
quite asinine, and demonstrate willful ignorance on the part of the responders.
Since that post in 2005, it has become even easier to learn the truth about the history of Area 51. many more people with bonafide work histories at
the Area have come forward for formal interviews in print, on television, and on various Internet sites. The University of Nevada, las Vegas, even
provides transcribed interviews from their oral history program. Additionally, the CIA and Air Force have continued to declassify vast amounts of
A few years ago, the CIA even declassified its association with Area 51. That is significant because, although Area 51 itself was never classified, it
was only officially associated with the Atomic Energy Commission (later Department of Energy) and with the Air Force through a land swap between the
nevada Test Site and Nellis Air Force Range. Declassified CIA documents were only released with the term "Area 51" redacted, but now the CIA chief
historian freely uses the term Area 51 when discussing projects such as OXCART.
There is also a surprising amount of information about Area 51 that was never classified. It starts with the first AEC statement announcing base
construction to the news media in 1955 and continues to the present day. it only takes a little effort to research this information through archives,
libraries, Internet sites, and personal interviews.
Finally, there has never been any evidence to support Bob Lazar's "S-4" claims. No one who has ever worked at Area 51 has ever endorsed Lazar's
story. Most scoff at it, saying that it is ridiculous. Lazar's description of the S-4 site does not match the physical features of the landscape at
Papoose Lake. More important, aerial and satellite imagery show no evidence of activity or construction in the vicinity of the lakebed or surrounding
terrain. Papoose lake is only a short drive from Groom Lake (not an hour), and it is located near a road that receives a lot of traffic to and from
the Nevada Test Site. It is also not far from several radar and antenna test facilities associated with Area 51.
It seems hard to believe, with all the information now available, that anyone is still clinging to the absurd conspiracy theories surrounding Area 51.
This was excusable back in the early 1990s when we had very little hard data. Now, it is time to accept the facts and move on.