Area 51 has been called the most secret place on Earth that never existed. And for a long time, that was true.
On March 26, the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas plans to unveil the first-ever Area 51 exhibit, and it will be loaded with UFO and possible extraterrestrial-related items.
The exhibit, dubbed “Area 51: Myth or Reality,” will present the historical records of a place that has long been shrouded in mystery.
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So here is the angle:
The National Atomic Testing Museum — the nation’s newest national museum — decided to combine the true stories of those who actually worked at Area 51 with the speculative reports of an extraterrestrial element.
I like this idea (if it is done right). I think it will help dispel some myths. Of course, you won’t sway those who believe there was a true conspiracy beyond the normal level of secrecy. But, it is a good way for people who only know things only from pop culture to hear the real story. Hope to visit someday. But mostly, I hope they don’t screw it up. I’m concerned the myth plus truth will allow people to conflate the two in their minds and reinforce the misinformation.
Here is a promo video for the site.