posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:49 AM
I did know a guy that worked there.
He was a supervisor of mine when I worked in the Air Force. I worked in munitions systems for over 6 years (2w0x1 career field) 1997-2003.
They flew him out To the groom lake facility from Nellis AFB in 1998. He was actually stationed at Nellis and got a temporary duty assignment to
He told me how he had to sign a bunch of documents before even going out there.. I think he said they flew him out on a helicopter right out of
His duties at Nellis were very specific and involved hands-on work with all kinds of munitions systems. But when he worked out at Area 51 he
occasionally did things an ammo troop wouldn't normally do. One time he said he even guided in a taxiing A-10 into a hangar (unheard of for an ammo
Talk between civilians and uniformed personnel was strictly forbidden. He said he would spend a whole day not saying anything to anybody. Everyone
just walks about minding their own business, doing their own thing. Lots of people there just noone really talking to each other. Apparently it was
a pretty awkward environment. He even described it as creepy.
The particular project my supervisor was working on involved an experimental type of munitions system that was (and may still be) classified. He did
tell me what it was but I'm not about to disclose it. I actually like my privacy. But I will say that it wasn't some kind of buck rogers or UFO
craziness. However, he did say that he had one discussion with a contractor while he was there. What he was told was basically.. If it's been in a
SciFi TV show or movie, if it's been thought of before in any way it's been considered and/or tinkered with in one form or another at the base..
The kind of stuff you see on Star Trek, we've tried it.
And when you consider the fact that technology like the F-117 is about 40 years old... Well, you get the idea. (Tacet Blue, predecessor of the F117,
was being worked on in mid sixties I think).
[edit on 28-8-2009 by BlasteR]