posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 10:20 AM
It's hard to believe that a thread like this can get started.
The whole "Area 51 is closed" theory, was originally published in Popular Mechanics Magazine in 1997 and was debunked as soon as the issue hit the
stands. It was extremely poor quality journalism. This ridiculous story was subsequently repeated in the television program "Inside Area 51"
(first aired on Discovery Channel on 14 December 1997), thus spreading it to a wider audience.
Subsequent observations by ground observers on Tikaboo Peak and along the Nellis Range border, as well as high-quality satellite imagery taken over
the past eight years, has shown that the Groom Lake facility is still extremely active. Photos of the base taken in between 1998 and 2006 clearly
illustrate the extent of improvements to runways, facilities and infrastructure.
Anyone who says the base is closed is not paying attention.