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2 INTRODUCTION Area 51 is said to be a U.S. military facility dedicated to the development and testing of aircraft. However, it is thought (or hoped) to be a centre for top-secret UFO and supernatural research The site is disclaimed as the place where the U.S. Military develops, tests and trains new aircraft (U-2, Blackbird and F-117). It is also affiliated with the development of experimental weapons systems Followers of its supernatural connotations believe in theories ranging from extraterrestrial encounters to a faked lunar landing to the development of teleportation The truth about the activity behind Area 51’s high-security gates is subjective and almost impossible to prove. However, its secrecy has spawned a sub-culture of UFO followers and has made the otherwise boring, dried-up lake a U.S. landmark Source:

3 Source: Some of the numerous signs posted around the perimeters of Area 51 to deter trespassers

4 GEOGRAPHY Area 51 is generally located in Nevada, U.S.A It is situated 90 miles north of Las Vegas The site is positioned in a dried up area called “Groom Lake” The small town of Rachel, Nevada (dubbed the “UFO Capital”) is the closest inhabited place to Area 51 Also close by is an area called Papoose Lake The Yucca Mountain nuclear storage facility is within a few miles in proximity State Route 375 is nearby, as well, and has been dubbed the “Extraterrestrial Highway” Source: Source: modern.jpg

5 Source: This graph relates the supernatural conspiracy of Area 51 to our modern Canadian statistics

6 MYTHS & SIGHTINGS UFOs: Most sightings are described as high speed, “ultra-maneouverable”, disk-shaped and having landed, leaving pad prints and causing electrical disturbances Aliens: Most have been described as grey in colour, here to observe human activity (nuclear testing) and express a general interest for humankind’s welfare Government: Most convictions concern the government knowing the “truth” and covering up UFO existence to avoid panic. CIA and “Men in Black” involvement is also speculated Specific Example: Bob Lazar claims to have worked for Area 51 for a year’s time during the 1980’s, which supposedly led to his discovery of 9 flying saucers Sources: Source: http://homedir- 44ac1760bb1f0906a6/48eb0785/knitwit chzone/images/ufo.jpg

7 Source: A view of State Route 375, aka the “Extraterrestrial Highway” leading to Groom Lake

8 ORGANIZATIONS Select organizations affiliated with Area 51: EG&G’s business is not completely clear, but it is said to be a government contractor affiliated with Area 51, possibly providing guard services, as well Lockheed Martin is an advanced technology company, aerospace manufacturer and defence contractor said to be in business with Area 51 Wackenhut Security Services was founded by former FBI agent George Wackenhut. It provides security for many government facilities, and has been accused of doing so for Area 51 Sources: Sources:  ockheedmartin2.jpg  logo.png 

9 Source: This graph displays data concerning UFO sightings in the Yukon Territory in Canada. This demonstrates that although the Area 51 theory is surrounded by conspiracy, such conspiracy exists even in the most remote locations of our own country

10 GLENN CAMPBELL Computer programmer by trade 1992 – sold his shares of a Boston software company he worked for to pursue his interest in Area 51 1993 – moved to Rachel, Nevada in a trailer Calls himself the “Secrecy Oversight Council” Dedicated 18 months to exploring the perimeters of Groom Lake and documenting his findings Publishes a newsletter called “The Groom Lake Desert Rat”, has published his “Area 51 Viewer’s Guide” and is a constant presence in online Area 51 information Campbell presently leads tours and group excursions of the site Text and Image Source: yt_940624/

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