The idea of extraterrestrials and crashed alien spaceships have long been rumored to be at this super secret base. Strange lights and crafts in the night sky have only fueled the idea of UFOs at the base.
But over the years there has been several military achievements that came from Area 51.
Lets look at a few:
- U-2 Spy Plane: This plane can fly at altitudes of 70,000 feet. It was/is used to spy on foreign countries. The U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", was introduced in 1957 and provided intelligence in all weather conditionals. Early versions of the U-2 were involved in several events through the Cold War, being flown over the Soviet Union, China,Vietnam, and Cuba. The U-2 is currently still listed as in service.
- A-12 OXCART: A wide, disc-like fuselage made of shiny titanium with speeds close to Mach 3 (2,300 miles per hour). The shape of the aircraft led many who seen it to think it was a UFO. The A-12 was introduced in 1967 but retired in 1968. It is currently listed as retired but there is a variant of the craft, the YF-12. The A-12 was basically developed into the SR-71 Blackbird .
- SR-71 Blackbird: The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division. The SR-71 was introduced in 1966 and retired in 1998. It could fly at altitudes of 90,000 feet and it basically out raced any threats from missile.
With the above listed aircraft and the advances of flight one might ask "how did we make such a big leap in a short time?"
This seemingly big leap in technology creates even more speculation about UFOs and the reverse engineering claims made by former Area 51 employee Robert Lazar.
So, could there be alien spacecraft and dead aliens in Area 51?
We may never know the full truth to that question, but one thing for sure, the speculation will continue and investigators will continue to look for clues as to what is really going on in Area 51.
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
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