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Old 11-06-2008, 07:16 AM
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Why is the Government so strict when it comes to area 51? Are they hiding missles or some secret weapon? I always wondered what the truth is when it comes to area 51. Or they testing some secret technologly? what do you all think???
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:46 AM
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They use, or at least have used, that region for testing new military technology, such as aircraft.

As such, they like to keep it confidential and away from prying eyes.

The "UFO/Aliens" stuff is probably encouraged by the US defence authorities.


If people are focused on chasing space aliens and other nonsense, then they won't be snooping around on what is really being tested there (military vehicles such as planes etc...).
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:51 AM
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I would like to know. I have heard stories that its heavily gaurded.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:52 AM
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If it's a military base, naturally it would be heavily guarded.

In that sense, it's no different from any other military base.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:01 AM
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Its where the stargate project sends all of the stuff they find on alien worlds.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:59 AM
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i guess its some kind of proving ground
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:52 AM
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"Area 51" is/was the home of the "skunkworks" the high tech engineering division of the US military. It's where all the latest and greatest in jet fighter tech has been developed and proven... It's the home of the U-2 spyplane, the SR-71 blackbird, the stealth fighter and bomber programs, and the Vulcan program (scramjets). There is some question to if the base, Groom Lake, is still in full operation. Thanks to it's media exposure, many of the programs going on there have been moved to other locations in NM, CO, and AZ.

But, as far as I know, the flying saucer program is still there.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:11 AM
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I think it's just an extremely secret military and future-tech laboratory and testing site - nothing really more than that.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:12 AM
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There was a new jet being developed there called Aurora. It's all rumor and conspiracy theory I guess, the government hasn't confirmed it, but I've heard people talk about this Aurora jet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(aircraft)
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:13 AM
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your all wrong. its a top secret Burger joint
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