posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:46 AM
Very interesting thread, thanks for sharing OP!
I have nothing I can add to the topic, except I lean towards the theory of it being a phone point. That answer is the most logical one I've read so
The whole point of using Area-51 was because it was secret. Now that it's been in movies and TV shows, I'm betting there isn't anything super-secret
there anymore. The government wouldn't allow it to be in "Independence Day" if they really kept secret stuff there.
It's a great decoy though ... with the guards and everything. In another 40 years we'll learn about where the secret stuff currently is being worked
I cant guarantee this is 100% correct but I heard this from a documentary a year or so ago & found it quite interesting. It sounds perfectly feasible
to me. IIRC, it was from the documentary "Alien Highway", which you can find on YouTube.
The Independence Day film makers approached the military to try and acquire access to military-grade vehicles for filming. The military were
apparently very keen to do so, as the story put them in a very good 'light'. However, in exchange for them providing military vehicles they wanted the
film makers to make one change to the script. They wanted every reference to the base as "Area 51" to be removed/replaced. Needless to say, the film
makers didn't like the idea & refused the offer. From that point onward they had to fund vehicles for the film themselves & the military would not
offer any help.
The government has no say in the matter, so it would appear.
edit on 0am2013-10-15T11:01:48-05:00u10amE by LacunaE because: Incorrect quote.