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Area 51: Never Before Seen Photos of America's Secret Base

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  1. commodon

    commodon NES Member

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    I've always been fascinated with the history of Area 51, so I thought this interesting to share with others. Now I'll have to pick up the book...


    The 1947 crash of a disc-shaped aircraft in Roswell kicked off UFO speculation worldwide. In fact, the disc was a Russian spy plane -- one of many eye-opening revelations in the new book "AREA 51: An Uncensored History."

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    A 1945 report on airplanes designed by Germany's Horten brothers included this photograph of an unusually shaped parabolic aircraft. Two years later, after the crash of a foreign disc-shaped aircraft in New Mexico, in July 1947, the Counter Intelligence Corps embarked on a manhunt across Western Europe to locate the Horten brothers and their so-called flying disc.

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    The Nevada Test and Training Range, a federally restricted land parcel slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut. Area 51 and the Nevada Test Site are located inside.

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    Groom Lake, Nevada, in 1917. Once little more than a dry lake bed in the southern Nevada desert, what is now known as Area 51 has become the most secretive military facility in the world.

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    Trailers at Area 51 where U-2 pilots like Hervey Stockman and Tony Bevacqua slept while learning how to fly the CIA’s first spy plane.

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    Part of a U-2 spy plane seen in 1955 coming out of a transport airplane at Area 51 -- where the secret craft was designed and perfected. The CIA’s first spy plane was so secret that Air Force pilots transporting it to Area 51 in pieces inside larger airplanes, would fly to a set of coordinates over the Mojave Desert and contact a UHF frequency called Sage Control for orders. Only when the aircraft was a few hundred feet off the ground would runway lights flash on.

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    Alleged to be Stalin’s secret UFO study team are (standing left to right) Sergei Korolev, chief missile designer and inventor of Sputnik; Igor Kurchatov, father of Russia’s atomic bomb; and Mstislav Keldysh, mathematician, theoretician, and space pioneer.

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    "Operation Paperclip" scientists at Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Until 1945, these men worked for Adolf Hitler, but as soon as the war ended these “rare minds” began working for the American military and various intelligence organizations, the details of which remain largely classified. Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun is in the front row, seventh from the right with his hand in his pocket.

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    In Area 12 of the Nevada Test Site -- a separate though related nearby military facility -- workmen enter an underground atomic bomb tunnel through its mouth, summer 1957.


    From Area 51: Never Before Seen Photos of America's Secret Base
     
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  2. cevtv

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    Cool stuff.....but that book isn’t new. It was published in 2011.
     
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  3. Spanz

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    i have some more pics of area 51

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    If I recall correctly from Kelly Johnson's book, once they picked the site, before they started recruiting and assigning people to work there, they named the place "Paradise Ranch" to make it sound appealing to those that didn't know the area[rofl]. That's as appropriate as the first project code name for the SR-71 Blackbird was Ox Cart[laugh]
     
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    The Real Area 51 Exposed!

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    My wife's godfather was a fighter pilot and U2 test pilot. He was good friends with Francis Gary Powers.

    It would be interesting to know all that he knew...
     
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    That first pic is a hang-glider.
     
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    If only we could give our southern border the security we give Area 51....
     
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    Good luck with that. LOL
     
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    If you were actually interested in stopping Gov overreach, this type of action is exactly what should be encouraged. I'd love to see 30k people storm the Fed and IRS and burn them to the ground while erecting gallows out front.
     
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    I would like to know how they expect to travel the 40 or so miles feom the red line of death boundry to the base proper, all desert. The base security team uses pickup trucks and blackhawk helicopters. I am sure they are better armed than a nuke USAF Base Defense Force, which is armed to the teeth.
     
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    Don't forget the gabillion sensors at different layers around the whole thing, too. Some guy figured out how to defeat the ones on the outer perimeter but whoopty doo, it doesn't take very long before someone is setting off another silent trip alarm somewhere.

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    You can do anything with enough money and manpower
     
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    this pretty much tells the whole tale

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    Get my Oscillation Overthruster
     
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    LOL but no- let's organize to storm the gates and maybe see some aliens.

    Every year it gets increasingly difficult to find signs of intelligent life- in our own country!
     
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    Add congress and all the unelected bureaucrat buildings and I’m in.
     
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    Dude, WTF did I just watch. I wanted to stop, but I couldnt. It's like I was tripping without taking drugs.
     
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    That 40 miles must be the equivalent of Rene Bellaq telling Marion Ravenwood that "if she's planning to escape on foot, the desert is three weeks in every direction".
     
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    Lol Bob Lazar is one of the biggest tinfoiler frauds on the planet... he claims to have gone to MIT and Caltech and that his "records were erased" in an attempt to smear/discredit him by the government. Yet if you were to ask anyone there if they knew the guy, I doubt you'd get much of a response.

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    Could you rid Washington DC of all of the sordid scumbags, power grifters, and socialists/communists?
     
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    How much you think it would cost?
     

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