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At the beginning of "Area 51," Annie Jacobsen's cauldron-stirring book about America's most mysterious military installation, she offers a passing glimpse of a large-headed little space alien being interrogated by scientists in white coats. This is both a tease and a distraction. Yes, Jacobsen will eventually address the UFO issue with which conspiracy theorists eagerly associate Area 51, but her book is not science fiction. It is a levelheaded, revelatory but also mystifying account of the long-hidden U.S. weaponry and espionage programs to which she says Area 51 is home.
Jacobsen, a national security reporter and contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, happened to be at a 2007 family dinner with her husband's uncle's wife's sister's 88-year-old husband, the physicist Edward Lovick, when Lovick leaned over and said, "Have I got a good story for you."
Originally posted by Imhotepsol
reply to post by CountDrac
Nice catch, good to see more mundane and terrestrial solutions being offered for this installation. UFOs and Fairy Tales are good cover for covert operations and anything we've seen is explained easier by mans own intelligence then the product of an Alien civilization. Although I do believe that life exists out there as advanced forms, I could never see the reason they would want to have anything to do with a petty ignorant race such as ours. Even our shining pillars of intellect are reduced to the level of children's toys in the face of a society that has mastered the secrets of the Universe and Space.
SnF for you.
Originally posted by FireMoon
... If the American government does have any then Area 51 would be the best place to keep it. . I'd be surprised to hear anyone claim that, Area 51 was initially set up solely as a repository for *Alien tech* ....
..it quite obviously wasn't as it wouldn't need a runway about the length of Wales to test air frames that take off vertically would it? I guess if one wanted to be obtuse, one could claim that the runway was a blind however that flies in the face of the known facts namely that, it was where the U2 was first flown from.
Much reviled as he might be and maybe he is a fake however one part of Bob Lazar's testimony that does stand up to scrutiny is really rather pertinent. He did say to a group of people "I will show you a UFO" and having made the claim backed it up and those people are on the record as admitting he did that and that proof came at Area 51.
Now if someone had a rational scientific explanation for that incident, fair enough, however, to my knowledge that part of Lazar's tale still stands up and so, pointedly one might say, has been quietly forgotten in the rush to intellectually disembowel the guy in public.
Personally, to my mind Area 51 was a *geeks paradise* during the boom times of the four post war decades and was probably staffed by people who didn't give a hoot about public accountability so long as they could play with their toys.
See, there lies the rub and what people are pointing out. Had this been a book written by someone proposing there was Alien tech there it would have been summarily dismissed out of hand, for the glaring inaccuracies it contains and the quite obvious lack of scientific and technological nous and naivety of the author. As it does the opposite, people seem to be willing to lean over backwards and ignore those fatal mistakes, because it fits their agenda.
Originally posted by A51Watcher
Indeed. Many seem to 'miss' or prefer to ignore this extremely pertinent fact.
I am also another one of those people who can vouch for his claim. Shortly after his testimony was broadcast on the evening television news in Nevada, without telling anyone, not even family or friends (except the one I borrowed the video-camera from), I snuck off in the dark of night and took a trip to drive out to the middle of the Nevada desert to see if his apparently supported claims were true.
Bob wasn't there. In fact no one else was out there. But for some reason in the dead of night, the same craft that he reported and videotaped, and had shown to others before getting caught, suddenly appeared from up over the mountain ridge right where he said they would, and performed impossible maneuvers just like he said they could.
Was this amazing performance out in the middle of no where in the dead of night, not known in advance, put on solely for my benefit?
Let's also remember that Bob Lazar is -the entire reason- that ANY of us even KNOW the name
Originally posted by robhines
Hi there, do you know what the best threads are for reading further about this? Along with Roswell I've seen Area 51 for a long time as such a major thing for so many that there's too much made up stuff to trawl through and haven't really been interested, but have never heard this about Lazar before.