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BBC film crew was held at gunpoint at Area 51

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Desertrat56

Groom Lake is not the only U.S. Military installation where people will be held and charged with trespass.  Just try to get onto Kirtland Airforce Base in Albuquerque without a pass.  Or get out of your car and knock on the door of the guard shack.  This is not because "Area 51" is so secret, it is because it it a military installation.

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susieice

I'm sure they aren't just walking into British military installations either.

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

If you travel into a military installation you're bound to be held at gun point.

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freetoroam
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"But my companions were convinced this was the gateway to the extraterrestrials."

We got a little bit overexcited, and we strayed into the restricted zone to ask where the aliens were kept

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/331945/bbc-film-crew-was-held-at-gunpoint-at-area-51

They got arrested for being stupid. :rolleyes:

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Obviousman
42 minutes ago, 'Walt' E. Kurtz said:

If you travel into a military installation you're bound to be held at gun point.

That depends. Back in 2008 when I was still in uniform and was posted to the US on a project, the different levels of security at various bases was interesting.

We were located at Eglin AFB in Florida, and to get onto the base we needed our Australian military ID, a special base pass, and a second special pass. These would be checked every time we entered the base.

When I went to NAS Jacksonville (FL), my military ID was sufficient to allow entry into the base where I met an escort.

Then when I went to Fort Rucker in Alabama - which is a huge US Army aviation training centre - there was only a cursory check of our ID.

In fairness, Fort Rucker also has the US Army Aviation Museum and so they get a lot of civilian traffic but it still seemed quite strange, especially when I compare it to experiences visiting the US Naval Aviation museum at NAS Pensacola, and the USAF museum at Wright-Patterson AFB.

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
8 minutes ago, Obviousman said:

That depends. Back in 2008 when I was still in uniform and was posted to the US on a project, the different levels of security at various bases was interesting.

We were located at Eglin AFB in Florida, and to get onto the base we needed our Australian military ID, a special base pass, and a second special pass. These would be checked every time we entered the base.

When I went to NAS Jacksonville (FL), my military ID was sufficient to allow entry into the base where I met an escort.

Then when I went to Fort Rucker in Alabama - which is a huge US Army aviation training centre - there was only a cursory check of our ID.

In fairness, Fort Rucker also has the US Army Aviation Museum and so they get a lot of civilian traffic but it still seemed quite strange, especially when I compare it to experiences visiting the US Naval Aviation museum at NAS Pensacola, and the USAF museum at Wright-Patterson AFB.

From what I know and as you said there's different levels of Security it's just plain stupid to try to breach them.

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Orphalesion

Yeah....I don't think there's any country in the world where you are just allowed to prance around military stations...

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spud the mackem

The U.K. has American fighters and stealth bombers at some of our military airfields , which it is wise to keep away from

as they are patrolled by armed guards with dogs . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hawken

What did they expect. The guards to pass out free Happy Meals from McDonalds?:wacko:

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Robotic Jew
6 hours ago, Orphalesion said:

Yeah....I don't think there's any country in the world where you are just allowed to prance around military stations...

Maybe Thats because they all have aliens??

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ThereWeAreThen
6 minutes ago, Robotic Jew said:

Maybe Thats because they all have aliens??

*Dramatic music*

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Orphalesion
8 hours ago, Robotic Jew said:

Maybe Thats because they all have aliens??

That's the only sensible conclusion we can draw from this *nods*

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highdesert50

A quick scan of the internet shows some 2500 breaches in perimeter security per year at airports in the US. Some of these were minor infringements such as forgetting an id and trying to piggy-back with a coworker to one where an individual managed to get on an aircraft and deploy a inflatable escapeway. Not so amusing when it happens to be a commercial airport that we all use. And, put in perspective, a dire concern on an airbase with military ordnance.

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ThereWeAreThen
3 hours ago, Orphalesion said:

That's the only sensible conclusion we can draw from this *nods*

Wait a Papameter reading!!! 100,000% aliens in bases 120% paranormal 1.33% hoax/no aliens/no paranormal 

Well folks that just about proves it. Aliens exist and the yanks are hiding them at Area 51.

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