Area 51


Located in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the primary mission of Nellis
Air Force Base is the training of pilots and flight crews in realistic air
combat exercises. The vast, Connecticut-size Nellis Range Complex, north
and west of Las Vegas, is attached to the base. It contains at least two
secret bases, Groom Lake and the Tonopah Test Range, both used for the
testing of advanced technologies.
Further south of Groom Lake is Papoose Lake, sometimes known as
Site 4 or "Dreamland." This is the supposed location of several flying
saucers that are in the government's possession.
Area 51, located in between the Nellis Air Force Bombing and
Gunnery Range, in Rachel, Nevada, is home to ...

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by the Nevada Test Site and the Nellis Air Force
Range. The name "Area 51" supposedly came from a designation appearing on
an old map of the Nevada Test Site. Inside Area 51 is a large Air Force
base, near the shore of Groom Dry Lake, that the government does not
publicly acknowledge. The airspace around the base is off-limits even to
most military pilots and is referred to on aviation frequencies as
"Dreamland."
The base at Groom Lake has traditionally been America's testing
ground for the latest generation of secret aircraft. The U-2, A-12, SR-71
and F-117A were flight tested here long before being made public. Since the
government won't acknowledge anything about the base, it's hard to know
what is going on there now. Common rumors suggest two possible new aircraft,
an ultra-high speed spy plane known as "Aurora" and a smaller version of
the B-2 which purportedly might replace the F-117A.
This area has long been rich in UFO lore. Whatever you can ...

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Since this
"Black Mailbox" is the only landmark on this stretch of the highway, this
is where the true believers come. Many visitors claim to have seen flying
saucer here, although the rancher himself claims to have seen none. There
is a lot of intense military war games activity in this area that produces
a lot of flares and other interesting lights in the sky--great "UFOs" if
you want to see them. There used to be two viewpoints on public land close
to the border--White Sides and Freedom Ridge--where a visitor could legally
view the secret Air Force base. These areas were closed by the Air Force in
April 1995. You can still see the base from a distant mountain, Tikaboo
Peak, but it ...

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