When the CIA recently — finally — released a declassified report confirming the existence of the once-mythical Nevada military base known as Area 51 — aka Groom Lake — it also opened the door for many little known stories to emerge about the goings-on at the still-top secret installation.
Many people think Area 51, pictured below, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nev., houses the hidden technology of captured extraterrestrial spacecraft as well as the remains of the alleged unfortunate drivers of those ships.
What the public now knows, officially, is that Area 51 is where the CIA spent decades developing high-altitude spy plane technology during the Cold War.
A pilot talks about his experiences with reengineered, Soviet-built MiG jets that were used at Area 51 in simulated combat dogfights with American jet fighters. But this was the part I found interesting. Even though this info was classified, people talked among themselves.
“It was common knowledge among us as we were flying out there, but of course, we didn’t talk to anybody else about it, or at least shouldn’t have. But, like anything else, if it’s that casual among people who are engaged in that business, some of it is bound to leak out in conversation at a bar or over a picnic table somewhere where maybe somebody else is listening in. So, word started getting out in the public in spite of the deep compartmentalization of that story — it still was getting out in pieces, here and there.”
This is the problem with any “alien technology” business. People will BLAB. It will leak out. To say that the government is keeping this secret for all these years strains credulity. Conspiracies come out. Eventually. What we hear instead are some unverifiable stories that ALSO strain credulity.
But I found this story of the practice MiGs pretty interesting.