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Dunham, who is now 60, was recruited to work at Area 51 in 1980, just as the stealth fighter programme was getting under way. (Dunham himself won’t directly name his former place of work; part of the contract of employment he signed swore him to a lifelong oath of silence. Instead, he refers to it as “up there”, “that place” or, more often than not, “the area”.)
A security guard at a Las Vegas casino, he was approached by a former colleague who told him about this great job out in the desert, with double the money and a lot less stress than frogmarching drunks out of bars. All he would have to do was sit in a small guard hut, either at one of the many checkpoints at the heart of the base or on the two dirt roads that cross its perimeter, and make sure that whoever came through had the relevant pass. He’d be paid $17 an hour.
Among the most sensitive of the secrets was the coating that was applied to the aircraft. The exact make-up of this radar-absorbent paint has still not been made public, even though the aircraft has been retired from active service, and pieces of one of them are on display in a museum in Serbia, where it was shot down in 1999. What is known is that it was considered toxic enough that safety instructions drawn up for first-responders – firemen and other emergency services who may have to attend a crash site – called for breathing apparatus to be used if an F-117A caught fire.
West of the base’s main living quarters, on a piece of ground slightly above the lake bed, a waste dump had been constructed. Vehicles with California license plates would head up to the dump to unload cargoes of waste too secret to dispose of normally.
Some of the trucks bore the markings of NDB – a company of which no records appear to exist; rumour on the base had it that it was a front for some department of the government, the initials apparently standing for None of your Damn Business.
Originally posted by niceguybob
Do you not understand why they took it down?
IF content from another websight clearly states on their sight you may not reprint articles without authorization, they have legal concerns to take into consideration.
No WAIT! The content was too scarey for our eyes, and they HAD to censor for the sake of their CIA backed financial campaign.
Read the Terms again. You agreed they can do what they want on here and you still signed up.
And no, I don't work for them.
My fake green card didn't pass the mustard. They're too clevor for me.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
The reason for the issues on the previous thread have zero to do with the topic.. The topic is fine.
Some of the newer members might not have seen the reason for the graphic, but here's a link to the explanation in the thread that surfaced when the "restricted graphic" was implemented..
I hope that this will get everyone up to speed, and you can tackle this interesting topic without the unnecessary raised eyebrows towards the site & staff..
Thank you, and now back to your regularly scheduled topic