Area 51 - Fact or Fiction

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Difference between Area 51 Fact and Area 51 Fiction

Area 51 has always been the subject of a lot of rumors and myths, most of them having to do with government activities as they relate to extraterrestrial life. While the area in question is definitely shrouded in secrecy, definitive conclusions have been drawn about what exactly is going on there by military personnel has been largely hushed or ignored by the mainstream media outlets. So if there is truth to all the rumors surrounding Area 51 are you ready for it? You decide for yourself!

Facts

Area 51 is a United States military base that can be found in the southern section of Nevada. The actual area is about 83 miles or 133 km. from the center of Las Vegas. Near the center of the area is a fairly large military base that is located on the shores of Groom Lake. According to official statements, the purpose of this base is to develop and test experimental aircraft and weapons. Area 51 is actually a part of the Air Force's extensive Nevada Test and Training Range. The facilities are under the jurisdiction of the 99th Air Base Wing and it is also operated by the Air Force Flight Test Center or AFFTC.

Aside from Area 51, the site is also known as Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, Home Base, Watertown Strip, and Groom Lake. In more recent years, the site has also been referred to as Homey Airport.

Conjecture

Area 51 is closely protected by a veil of secrecy, which some feel is excessive even for a military base. This utmost secrecy is part of the reason why the area has been the subject of much conjecture with regard to conspiracy theories and more commonly, UFO related stories. In one recent survey, it was found that as many as 8% of all respondents felt that all unidentified flying objects sightings in the area are alien spacecrafts. This is a surprisingly small number of course, given all the myths surrounding the area, but it is better explained by the results that show that as many as 34% feel that such sightings are a combination of military aircraft AND alien spacecraft.

Fiction

Many of the UFO sightings in and around Area 51 have been explained with rational theories over the years. For instance, many sightings have been attributed to the Oxcart aircraft, which is characterized by a disk-like fuselage, and was capable of flying speeds of up to 2,000 mph. This plane was also made from titanium, which would explain the highly reflective surface of the flying objects previously reported. In fact, one colonel has gone on record to state that more than 2,800 Oxcart flights were conducted in the 1960s, which would explain the numerous "UFO" sightings in the area during that period.

Many military officers and civilians from the U.S. and other countries have tried to move the American government to reveal the military's relationship with ETs and the truth behind the UFOs sighted and filmed just about everywhere these days. On the other hand, exposing a relationship with ETs wouldn't necessarily mean that all aliens are benevolent or dangerous.

Similarities and Differences

Fact

  • A United States military base that can be found in the southern section of Nevada
  • Located about 83 miles or 133 km. from the center of Las Vegas
  • Official purpose of the base is to develop and test experimental aircraft and weapons
  • The exopolitics movement is trying to push world leaders towards exposing the existence of extraterrestrial life and some ETs relationships with humanity.

Fiction

  • Is the subject of much conjecture with regard to conspiracy theories and more commonly, UFO related stories
  • As many as 34% feel that such sightings are a combination of military aircraft and alien spacecraft

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