I won't be using names or locations for good reason. My ex's uncle still works at Area 51, and my cousin is a good guy who got to see something very
few civilians have seen. He was asked if he wanted to see it by military personnel, but he still wasn't supposed to say anything about it.
The girl I dated had no idea what Area 51 even was until she started telling me about her uncle. She's "too pretty too worry about stuff like that"
as she always said lol. She told me about how she stayed with her aunt and uncle in Vegas for a few months, and said her uncle worked for the
government. She was there one time when the FBI (or so I assumed) came to do their routine inspection of their employees homes. I don't know how
often they do their visits. Her uncle just said it's routine, and that they just check to make sure they aren't doing anything they aren't supposed
to. Then she told me he has to fly to work every day on a big jet. When I asked her if he worked for a place called area 51, she said "Yeah that's
what he called it! A place called S4."
So of course the first chance I got, I went for it and asked him a question when she had him over the phone. He wanted to talk to me to give me the
usual "If you hurt my niece, I'll come looking for ya" bit. After we talked and he seemed ok with me, I told him I realized where he worked. I
asked him if I could ask a question, and told him if it was out of line I wouldn't be offended if he couldn't answer. He laughed and agreed. So I
thought of the most non-intrusive, yet revealing question I could think of, and simply asked him: "Is there a replacement for the B-2 being developed
right now?" His answer was "Ohhhh yeah, and it's a beauty." Then I said: "You can't give any specs, can you?" He just said that if I knew to
ask that question, then I already know the answer.
As for my cousin, he has a civilian job for the air traffic control office at a base here in Missouri. Not gonna say which base, but it wouldn't take
much to guess. He doesn't believe in UFO's, and is more worried about when deer season is open than anything else. Kind of a redneck type.
Cutting to the chase, they were training on a special classified air craft one day when he was working. He called me the night before and told me, and
said to listen for sonic booms. I'm about half an hour from the base, and they do fly overs a lot during the summer out here in the country. So I'm
used to them.
Later that day I was sitting on my porch, and a sonic boom big large enough to scare me. Largest I've ever heard. It shook the porch and the entire
house, but nothing flew over. I texted him and told him "That was impressive." he replied with "Stopping by after work. We need to talk!"
His dad is former military, and so my cousin is well known by some higher ups there at his job, and SOME HOW because of that he was invited to see
what they were flying. He pulled up after work as white as a ghost and chain smoking, and wanted me to maybe explain what he saw. He said they were
training on "a triangle plane thing bigger than wal-mart" in his words lol.
He was able to ask a few questions, but most of what he asked was shut down by the officer who led him out there with the words "need to know". This
is what he was able to get out of him though, and what he saw. He asked how wide it was, and was told it's roughly 600 ft across. No wings since it
was a delta shape. He said it was a matte black color, and about 2 stories tall sitting on the ground. He got to see it take off, and he said he was
confused because it was so huge, but very quiet. No sign of engines, but it took off like a normal jet. He was told that we (the US) have 25 of them
stationed in different parts of the world, and have had them since the late 90's. They were doing a day time line of sight test against the horizon.
He explained that they wanted to see how long it took from the point that you see it on the horizon approaching, till the time it passes overhead. He
said by the time you see it as a black spec on the horizon, it passes overhead and is gone. He asked how fast it could go, and was told "need to
know". That overhead pass is what caused the sonic boom I heard. Half an hour away...
After it landed, he said a large hatch/ramp in the back opened, and they unloaded 3 tanks, and lots of other equipment. He knows enough about air
craft to know that what he was seeing wasn't normal, and kept asking to go back inside from fear. After they got back inside, he asked what kind of
weapons and tech it had, and was just told "Pretty much anything you can imagine, and then some." He asked why he was allowed to see it if it's so
classified, and they said that they've been around long enough that someone is going to figure out what they are eventually anyway, and that
something to replace them is already in the works as it is.
That's all I can think of for now. I'm not a real avid ATSer, but I will check back soon in case you have any questions.