Declassified documents have revealed some of the ways futuristic prototypes were kept out of site.
Back in the mid twentieth century Area 51 was used as a staging area from which to test and develop new military projects for the US. To avoid prototypes from being picked up by Soviet satellites the base's personnel would conceal the craft each time a satellite would pass over them. "In our morning security meetings, they'd give us a roster of the satellites that the Soviets had in the air, and we'd know the exact schedule of when they were coming over," says former hypersonic flight specialist T.D Barnes.
"No word yet on alien starships, but now that many Cold War-era Area 51 documents have been declassified, veterans of the secret US base are revealing some of the clever—and surprisingly low-tech—ways they hid futuristic prototypes from prying eyes."
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Source: National Geographic
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