Area 51 is a secret U.S. Air Force military installation located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada. It's run by Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. For years there has been speculation about it, especially amid growing reports of UFO sightings nearby. The site originally became known as Area 51 after its designation on maps of the old Atomic Energy Commission.
The Southwestern part of the United States is where the vast majority of alleged UFO sightings are made, and for good reason: all four armed services use the desert states for testing and training purposes. Not because they want to keep watch on the "crash site" but because the desolate desert environment and predictable, dry climate are ideal for their work. The point is this: with literally thousands of aircraft operating day and night, it's only inevitable that some will be seen by eyes that are somewhat less than expertly trained and, worse, less than sober. As the old saying goes: any aircraft you don't recognize is by definition unidentified, and thus can be classified as an Unidentified Flying Object.
Also bear in mind that in the case of the B-2 Stealth Bomber or the SR-71, though both aircraft were known to the public for quite awhile, they had been operational and globally deployed for quite a longer while. Imagine what examples of advanced technologies are being developed today, which our children will one day look upon in wonder, thinking them "new".
The key to the UFO conundrum is to understand that such technologies must be, and are, closely guarded to prevent foreign powers from ascertaining their capabilities. This is known by the military and the government as Operational Security. The best way to achieve such a thing is to completely prevent all non-essential personnel from obtaining knowledge of their development.
The world's misguided belief in the alien phenomenon is probably our nation's greatest counterintelligence asset; our most powerful and lethal weapons can be tested and perfected in total secrecy, until the time comes to unleash them on an unsuspecting enemy, as was the case when, for instance, the F-117 Stealth Fighter appeared out of utter nonexistence to decimate Iraq's military infrastructure. Sadly, even if such weapons are spotted while being developed, tested or deployed, uncounted numbers of gullible extra-terrestrial devotees can be counted on to line up and insist that it's just our "friends from above" paying us a visit. The aliens have NOT landed. Yet.
Who benefits the most from this widespread UFO hoax? There's big money in it. Entire networks are devoted to it, the public eats it up and begs for seconds. Don't be suckered by people shoveling Alien Bull at you with both hands. Think for yourself: wouldn't an alien race capable of interstellar travel have more to offer than a plane that can duck radar? Let's recite together this mantra:
"The only Aliens in America came by Planes, Trains and Automobiles... I will spend my time thinking of more productive things than Alien Drivel... Science Fiction, interesting though it is, is for entertainment purposes only... it is not to be taken seriously or made into a religion... Aliens have not landed."
Assume the lotus position and recite this mantra until you believe it completely. The truth is cold and hard, but ultimately for your own good. Afterward, if you still believe in UFOs, send us $50 and a SASE and we will send you a piece of radioactive wreckage gleaned from a crater in Arizona. And then we have land you can invest in, in Florida... and a Bridge for sale cheap...
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