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Area 51: Fact Or Fiction?

Updated on August 17, 2013
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Area 51

Area 51 is a remote detachment of Edwards Airforce Base located in the desert of Nevada. Anyone who stays up-to-date with current events knows the stories that are told about this secret area with high security and unknown missions, and yes, possibly aliens. Try to approach the base, and you will be stopped by mysterious men in a black SUV with more firepower than is needed to fight a small war. But if you were to pass the tight security and make it into the secret buildings located on the base, what would you find? Of course, many who say you will find aliens would be written off as the local crazy person looking for attention. But why is such a story so farfetched? Here are some reasons why it is possible that there is something hidden at Area 51.

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Indoctrination

From the beginning of time, governments have controlled what their people believe by telling stories. Hundreds and thousands of years ago, humans told stories about dragons, sea monsters, bigfoot, etc.. Why would this be relevant? Humans tend to believe in the people they put in charge. Imagine being one of the men in a great hall listening to the stories of a king. If he was just a mere mortal, people may not respect him the way they would a god. So the smartest of royalty would tell stories of conquering a dragon or a sea monster to make themselves seem more powerful. If he conquered a monster, why wouldn't he be able to protect a whole nation? People would fight and die for this man who may not have ever seen a lizard, let alone a dragon. The media today has capitalized on this fact. The subject of fear makes people rally behind their leaders for protection. With that being said, if the government said they are not hiding anything at Area 51, would you believe them? We have been indoctrinated to believe that anything alien does not exist on this earth, and anyone who believes in them are crazy. We've also been told that the only thing going on at that base are secret testing of new aircraft. What do you believe?

Lies or Protection?

Recently in the news you may have seen the government caught with their pants down by a man named Snowden. People were outraged because they had been lied to, and probably for a long time. Now, if you believe that it is better to have security than freedom, you may be mad at Snowden. But even Thomas Jefferson once said: "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." What would you rather have? The knowledge of what's actually happening in the nation? Or a blissful ignorance that allows you to feel the warm fuzzies of being safe in your own home.

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Aliens

I can't say whether or not aliens really exist. I can't say that I have been in contact with any either. I can say, though, that I have seen some strange things. But what I can point out is that everyone who claims to have been in contact with them can't be crazy. There are just too many reports for this topic to remain an anomaly. Some may be lying, some may legitimately think they saw them. I think it's perfectly plausible that someone or something not from this world would want to visit. If they do exist, and they have the technology, shouldn't they? We have been to the moon and we now have a robot that is poking around on mars. I'm sure if we knew of a planet with life, we would send something there to communicate.

Advances In Technology

Sometimes patenting new items isn't secure enough to keep technology out of the wrong hands. The way to best win wars is to have the newest and best equipment to fight a lesser enemy. Hiding these advances is also a huge advantage. Think about what would happen if every country in the world had gotten our nuclear technology at the same time we did. We may not exist anymore. Technology like the B-2 Bomber was hidden at Area 51 for decades before information on it was released to the public. The new choppers used in the raid on Bin Laden were supposedly tested there. Where did we get the technology from? If you look all the way back to when humans were nomadic, right as we started settling and cultivating, you will see a huge advance in human technology on opposite sides of the planet, at almost the same time. How did both of these civilizations, on opposite sides of the world, and with no way to communicate make the same advances in technology at almost the same time? How did we come to produce irrigation, pyramids, and even floating cities on opposite sides of the earth? There may have been a foreign influence involved.

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Summary

Could there be an alien life form in Area 51? Could they be protected by the United States Government? What other secrets are they hiding? What kind of technology can we look forward to? We may never know. We can speculate all we want, but when it comes down to it, the only way to prove it is to see it. Here are a few sites with more information about Area 51:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_51

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/us/area-51-documents

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/16/area-51-cia/2663829/

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Closing

I hope I helped to shed some light on the reasons that there may be something hidden at Area 51. There are some books listed throughout the article, look into purchasing them. Thanks for the support, I really appreciate the read.

PHTECH

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      Skyler Parker 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      But what about the Pentagon and the NSA buildings? There are secrets there and everyone knows they exist. ;)

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      Sanxuary 3 years ago

      I think at one time it was a research center, today I think its a decoy. It can not be very secret if everyone knows about it. Its a welcome center or the front door to somewhere else.

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      Skyler Parker 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

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      Skyler Parker 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      Well thank you sir. But I'm no captain Moroni. I won't have much impact in the war and what I can do, I can't talk about. There are about 650 of us that work behind the scenes to win the hearts and the minds of the people. Honestly, we probably get treated the worst too. But I greatly appreciate the support and the reminder that faith in God will help us through anything.

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      Rodric Johnson 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      You ain't said nothin' but a word! Your last comment struck such a cord with me and I almost want to disagree with you for being so on point! I don't want to lose our country and I think of people like you who are ready to defend our freedoms and interests around the globe. Thank you for fighting the good fight.

      I feel like Pahoran talking to Captain Moroni. There are still a few of us patriots left in the heart of the land that you are fighting for. Hopefully most of use will make it through the pride cycle alive when your tour is over!

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      Skyler Parker 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      The way I see it may be messed up... Patriotism doesn't exist anymore. It makes me worry that I'm fighting for people who don't even want freedom anymore. Why should we sacrifice our lives for people who are so ungrateful? And then I remember the bigger picture. Like in the Book of Mormon how the people always went through the "pride cycle". Eventually the people will come around. We keep fighting so when they do, their country will still be free.

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      Rodric Johnson 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      True. With all the budget cuts that the news media prattle about the government having to take, you would think that our military are a troop of Boy Scouts and our intelligence agency is the neighborhood watch!

      I see it actually going the other way. The budget that we see as citizens is not even the total budget for the US gov. or we would ave shut down years ago. There is no itemized budget that we see as the People.

      I support installations such as Area 51 as long as they serve the needs of the People within the confines of representative government.

      Also, I feel you on the secret keeping problem. There is a new scandal every six months it seems about some general or representative. The government should hold a press conference and just divulge all of its intelligence now to save these self serving people the time of putting out "The Exclusive Story". Where is the loyalty anymore--patriotism?

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      Skyler Parker 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      Yeah but the problem is $$$. It would cost too much to do that. And no one can keep a secret anymore.

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      Rodric Johnson 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Well then, I stand corrected. I know I would close the place down if I were in charge and move the location just because of the media hype.

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      Skyler Parker 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      I actually work with an Air Force retiree that worked there. He said he saw some really weird stuff. As far as aliens go, I think there is life on other planets, and I believe they look human just like you said. The post was in response to the outbreak of media coverage on Area 51 recently.

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      Rodric Johnson 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      This was an interesting hub to an extent since I do believe aliens live on other worlds. I just don't believe they look any different that your or I do. In other words I think they are human. As far as Area 51, I doubt there are extraterrestrial beings that look like the bulging eyed things common to popular culture. I doubt they are testing there now, if they were in the past because so much attention has been brought to the area.