10 Things That Have Only Recently Come To Light About Area 51

Until the military research base known as Area 51 became public knowledge, no one was ever able to get an answer for the existence of aliens.

the sign for extraterrestrial highway in nevada, someone dresses up like an alien as a joke
We’ve all wondered, at one time or another, whether we’re the only ones who exist in the vast, never-ending universe. Aliens have been the subject of movies since the early to mid-1900s and the conquering of space has been a prominent goal for the world (and by that, I mean the United States).But no one has ever been able to get a definitive answer for the existence of aliens. That is until the military research base known as Area 51 became public knowledge.Area 51 has been the basis for conspiracy theories for years, as well as one of the few tangible liaisons we have to “encounters of the third kind”. Here are 10 things that only recently came to light about Area 51.

10Never Fully Acknowledged As Being Real

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Most of us have grown up already knowing about Area 51. However, despite being around since the 1950s, Area 51 was only officially acknowledged in 2013! The CIA was forced to release documents pertaining to the base and, unfortunately,  there was no official mention of beings from another planet.

9Why Is Area 51 Named What It Is?

Juliet Montague once asked herself “What’s in a name?” In the case of Area 51, no one knows. There have been countless theories and musings about it, though. One theory is that the name originated from a nearby nuclear testing site that was given the numerical designation of 51.

8An Ever-Expanding Enterprise

Alien themed restaurant sign and UFO on a crane
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Business appears to be booming at Area 51. Between 1984 and 2016, satellite images have revealed the construction of many new infrastructures, including hangars and runways. People have surmised that it’s to test new military aircraft, while others believe that it’s evidence that aircraft of the alien kind are being held there.

7The Moon Landing: Real Event Or Fabrication?

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The 1969 moon landing has also been the subject of many conspiracy theories. In fact, conspiracy theorists believe that the moon landing was filmed at Area 51. According to author Bill Kaysing, the moon landing was filmed on the base using meteorites from Antarctica, and the astronauts were subsequently brainwashed,

6Explanations For Early UFO Sightings

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In the early days of Area 51, UFO sightings could actually be explained. The base was being used to test U-2 planes, away from civilians. So most of the supposed UFO sightings during that time period could be linked back to this military project. Unless that was just a cover-up…

5Employees Get Special Treatment

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No one really considers the people who work in Area 51. USA Today reports that employees actually get shuttled to the base via an unnamed Boeing 737.  Flight attendants on these flights are called to be “level-headed and clear thinking while handling unusual incidents and situations”. Interpret that how you will…

4Employees Need To Stay As Off The Grid As Possible

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Former employees of Area 51 are coming forward and giving us more information about the inner workings of Area 51. One veteran employee described how they were all sworn to secrecy kept as off the grid as possible. This included a lack of documentation and being paid in cash.

Related: 24 Little Known Facts About The Mystery Surrounding Area 51

3Even Air 51 Isn’t Impervious To The Court System

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Turns out that Area 51 isn’t completely invincible to the law. In the 1990s, lawyer and professor Jonathan Turley was approached by Area 51 workers regarding the hazardous materials they were being exposed to, including jet fuel fumes and hazardous waste. A lawsuit was created, but the government refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing.

Related: TravelNevada Releases Helpful Itinerary For Alien Tourists Visiting Area 51

2The Best View Of Area 51? Not What You’d Expect

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It’s apparently quite easy to see the activities of Area 51… if you know where to look. An anonymous former employee brought people to watch scheduled UFO flights at the Black Mailbox. Yes, that’s right. The best place to view potential alien activity is by a pair of mailboxes!

Related: 10 Places To Search For Aliens (Outside Of Area 51)

1Don’t Even Think About Sneaking In For A Rave

While there have been “Storm Area 51” events planned, actually attempting it is not advised. There are signs at the entrance of the restricted zone stating that deadly force will be taken against any trespassers. Also, pilots who fly into the restricted zone can face court martialing and even jail time.

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(source:  https://www.thetravel.com/area-51-recent-facts/ )

Moon Landing at 50: A Guide to TV Specials Celebrating Apollo 11’s 1969 Feat

Multiple television channels including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discovery will air special coverage throughout the month.

Multiple television channels including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discovery will air special coverage throughout the month.

July 20, 2019, marks 50 years since Apollo 11 made its historic landing on the moon. Since then, Hollywood has taken creative liberties to celebrate the feat, part of the space race against the Soviet Union. Projects include the Damien Chazelle film First Man, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Al Reinert’s For All MankindMoon landing enthusiasts (or disbelievers) can celebrate Apollo 11’s landing by watching such Hollywood projects, but multiple television networks including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discovery will air their own special coverage throughout the month.The channels will commemorate the lunar landing with programs such as new episodes of Smithsonian’s Apollo’s Moon Shot, Chasing the Moon from PBS and BBC America’s Wonders of the Moon.Suit up and read on for a list of Apollo 11-inspired TV programs.July 5
Apollo: Back to the Moon (6 p.m. ET/PT, National Geographic)July 6
Lost Tapes, The: Apollo 13 (3 p.m., Smithsonian)

July 7
Apollo’s Moon Shot: Rocket Fever (6 a.m., Smithsonian)
Apollo’s Moon Shot: Triumph and Tragedy (7 a.m., Smithsonian)
Apollo’s Moon Shot: One Giant Leap (8 a.m., Smithsonian)
Apollo: Missions to the Moon (9 p.m., National Geographic)
The Day We Walked the Moon (9 p.m., Smithsonian)

July 8
The Armstrong Tapes (9 p.m., National Geographic)
Challenger Disaster: The Final Mission (10 p.m., National Geographic)
Chasing the Moon (9 p.m., PBS)

July 9
Apollo: Back to the Moon (9 p.m., National Geographic)

July 10
Nova: Back to the Moon (8 p.m., PBS)

July 14
Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes (10 p.m., History)

July 16
Nova: Apollo’s Daring Mission (10 p.m., PBS)

July 17
8 Days: to the Moon and Back (9 p.m., PBS)

July 18
When We Were Apollo (8:30 p.m., PBS)
Apollo’s Moon Shot: Brink of Disaster (9 p.m., Smithsonian)

July 19
NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as We Go Forward to the Moon (1 p.m., Science)
Wonders of the Moon (10 p.m., BBC America)

July 20
Apollo: The Forgotten Films (8 p.m., Discovery)
Moon Landing Live (9 p.m., BBC America)
Confessions From Space: Apollo (10 p.m., Discovery)

(source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/apollo-11-moon-landing-1969-tv-shows-celebrating-50th-anniversary-1222497 )

Apollo 11: birth of a conspiracy theory

Earlier this year, Australian magazine New Dawn had asked me to write an article on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the conquest of the Moon. I sent them a writing describing how Bill Kaysing got involved in the lunar landings and the origin of his book We never went to the Moon. The article comes out in the July-August ’19 issue.

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New Dawn website: https://www.newdawnmagazine.com/

Book Review: Biography of Bill Kaysing (part 2) by Albino Galuppini

Video review for Part 2 of the book The fastest pen of the West – Biography of Bill Kaysing.

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This tiny home was modeled after a lunar lander

Marcus Ricci for Zillow via Designboom
Marcus Ricci for Zillow via Designboom

 Astronauts who travel to space do so in less than comfortable environments. Spacecrafts are cramped and tiny to ensure they’re as light as possible. Not exactly the makings of a vacation home, and yet that’s exactly the route Kurt Hughes took when designing his own getaway in central Washington.

The naval architect built a tiny vacation home that looks just like a lunar lander. The hexagon-shaped structure is modeled after the lander that astronauts piloted during the Apollo 11 landing. The 250-square-foot home weighs 3,000 pounds and sits on three steel beams that elevate it over the grassy landscape.

Hughes designed the lander with plenty of nooks and lookout opportunities to take in the view. A ladder leads up into the space, which includes a compact kitchen, breakfast nook, a bathroom, and sleeping space for two.

(Source: https://www.curbed.com/2018/6/21/17487890/tiny-house-lunar-lander-kurt-hughes )

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The English word “dog” was coined in defiance of God

Anyone who has studied English language knows the words ‘dog’ and ‘God’. Now, some researchers claim that the first word was coined from nothing in contempt of God, being ‘God’ spelled backward.
It may seem far-fetched, but the genesis of ‘dog’ is unknown. The English tongue, we are told, is the fusion of a Germanic linguistic structure, the Anglo-Saxon, enriched by Latin and Frankish contributions through the Normans.
However, in the Latin-derived languages, ‘dog’ is similar to the Latin root ‘canis’ and in the Germanic languages, in general, it is called hond / hund (related to English ‘hound’). The most common theory is the following. Several centuries ago, a ferocious canine breed was created and called ‘dog’ and, over time, this name was extended to all dogs in place of the term ‘hund’. As expected, therefore, the origin of ‘God’, Old English of Germanic origin similar to the Dutch ‘god’ and German ‘Gott’.
Even the other sparse explanations found on the web on the origin of the lemma ‘dog’ are unconvincing. I bet your English teacher does not know for sure.

[late OE. docga (once in a gloss); previous history and origin unknown. (The generic name in OE., as in the Teutonic langs. generally, was hund: see HOUND.) So far as the evidence goes, the word appears first in English, as the name of a powerful breed or race of dogs, with which the name was introduced into the continental languages, usually, in early instances, with the attribute ‘English’. Thus mod.Du. dog, late 16th c. dogge (‘een dogghe, vn gros matin d’Engleterre, canis anglicus’, Plantijn Thesaur. 1573), Ger. dogge, in 16-17th c. dock, docke, dogg (‘englische Dock’, Onomast. 1582, ‘eine englische Docke’, 1653), LG. dogge, Da. dogge, Sw. dogg; F. dogue (‘le genereux dogue anglais’, Du Bellay 15..), It., Sp., Pg. dogo, Pg. also dogue; in all the languages applied to some variety or race of dog.]

Why is “dog” one of the great mysteries of the English language?

Book Review: Biography of Bill Kaysing (part 1) by Albino Galuppini

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