After all these years, even with various documents released by the CIA, Area 51 still remains a mysterious place. Of course, since the 1950’s, it has been notorious for conspiracy theorists believing it’s a government extraterrestrial testing facility. Many have claimed to see UFOs flying over the site. The U.S. government has tried to refute and debunk these claims, but the theories are still popular among the public. Whether or not you believe in aliens, Area 51 is undoubtedly a bizarre place, shrouded in secrecy. Curious to find out more about it? Here are 25 Far Out Area 51 Facts.
The name "Area 51" was trivial military jargon back in the 1950's. It has since been renamed to Nevada National Security Site.
The Roswell Incident was a U.S. government cover up but not in the way you think. The government admitted they lied about it being a weather balloon. Instead, it was a top secret balloon called Project Mogul to detect atom bomb testing in the Soviet Union.
In 1955, Richard Bissell, Col. Osmund Ritland, Kelly Johnson, and Tony LeVier flew over Area 51 and almost landed on an old Area 51 airstrip but decided to land on the lake bed. If they had landed on the old airstrip, they determined they would have assuredly died because of the loose soil.