1Area 51 researcher
An Area 51 researcher claims that the "aliens" that allegedly crash-landed there were actually World War 2 POW's who were being experimented on to study the risks of space exploration on the human body and that the images of aliens are, therefore, derived from that of humans whose bodies were destroyed.
In 1994, five unnamed civilian contractors and the widows of two more contractors sued Air Force after they were presented with large quantities of unknown chemicals to be burned in open pits and trenches at Area 51. These chemicals were allegedly paints and solvents used to make the Stealth bomber and other classified aircraft. The clouds of poisonous smoke resulted in respiratory illness, cancers, and rashes. The official response was nothing happened at Area 51.
3Area 15 Worker
In 1997 syndicated talk show host Art Bell received a frantic call from a man claiming to have worked in area 51. Moments later the radio transmitter mysteriously was shut down.
President Eisenhower threatened to attack area 51 over them telling him that the government had no jurisdiction over Area 51.
During the cold war, the workers at Area 51 would bring out crazy shaped planes made of cardboard every time a soviet spy satellite flew by.
Area 51 has a neighbor site similarly named, Area 25, and it's where black Project NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application) was developed.
In 1955, 14 government employees flying to Area 51 died after their plane crashed into a nearby mountain. In 2016, a memorial was constructed in their honor, containing “many hidden messages.”
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Area 51 was nicknamed 'Paradise Ranch' in the hope of luring young and innocent flight crews to work there.
Area 51 was founded to test the U-2, a highly advanced spy plane where pilots needed a spacesuit to operate at its flight altitude of 70,000 feet.
10Lockheed Senior Prom
There was a secret government project in the '70s at Area 51 to build stealth aircraft that could launch cruise missiles. It's name was "Lockheed Senior Prom."