Newly released CIA documents have acknowledged the secretive military base for the first time.
Long thought to be a hotbed for black projects, military testing and possibly even the location of captured UFOs, Area 51 in Nevada is often considered to be the most infamous secret base in the world. Now however the veil has been formally lifted thanks to newly released CIA documents that confirm the base's existence and provide details of what went on there.
According to the files, the base was used primarily as a testing ground for projects including the U-2 and OXCART aerial surveillance programs. While there's no mention extraterrestrial research or crashed UFOs being studied at the base, many believe this to be just the first step in a slew of document releases detailing what else the government has been doing there over the years.
"Area 51 has long been a topic of fascination for conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts, but newly released CIA documents officially acknowledge the site and suggest that the area served a far less remarkable purpose than many had supposed."
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