Although the report makes no mention of the sensational stories that have played out in pop culture for decades, it turns out that Area 51 was started as a testing site for the government’s U-2 spy plane. The report, more than 400 pages, is titled “Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: The U-2 and Oxcart Programs, 1954-1974.”
The U-2 spy planes were commonly used by the United States during the Cold War in reconnaissance missions around the globe.
Officials and former employees have previously acknowledged in passing the existence of the facility and how it was used for testing U-2 planes, but this is the first time the U.S. government has openly referred to Area 51 and given specifics on its operations. The report also features a map of the area.
It makes no reference to the status of Area 51 after 1974.
Area 51 has kind of lost its edge over the years. There’s now a lot more secret government bases out there that are a lot more interesting. So what about all those UFO sightings? The report explains….
The U-2 planes flew at an altitude of 60,000 feet, which was higher than any other plane at the time, according to the documents. When people who lived nearby saw the unfamiliar planes, they became suspicious and believed Earth was being visited by aliens.
“High-altitude testing of the U-2 soon led to an unexpected side effect — a tremendous increase in reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs),” the report states.
Air Force investigators then attempted to explain such sightings by linking them to natural phenomena, the report says.
“U-2 and later OXCART flights accounted for more than one-half of all UFO reports during the late 1950s and most of the 1960s,” according to the documents.
I don’t think for one that they have any sort of Alien life not because i don’t believe that Aliens exist but simply it’s not easy to hide no matter how much you think that govt is a magician and a Titan of a ship which can carry everything but hey every ship got mice too and such things do tend to leak out.
What you think on the subject ?