One hunter-oriented Internet site is headed "Dugway Proving Ground — The New Groom Lake?" Located at www.abovetopsecret.com/pages/dugway.html, it displays an overhead view of Dugway facilities. "It is by far the most secretive facility in Utah as well as the most controversial," the caption reads.
Alien hunters and nerve agent contamination may be prompting Dugway Proving Ground to seek to expand its size. Officials at the Army base are closed-mouthed about why they want to acquire a huge swath of adjacent land, mostly under control of the Bureau of Land Management. They have not even spelled out how much they want. But they confirmed that the gigantic military reservation filed documents seeking approval for expansion studies. The amount of land under discussion ranges from 55 square miles to 145 square miles — and if the nearby Dugway Mountains are included, that increases by 25 square miles.