25 Far Out Area 51 Facts

After all these years, even with various documents released by the CIA, Area 51 still remains a mysterious place. Of course, since the 1950’s, it has been notorious for conspiracy theorists believing it’s a government extraterrestrial testing facility. Many have claimed to see UFOs flying over the site. The U.S. government has tried to refute and debunk these claims, but the theories are still popular among the public. Whether or not you believe in aliens, Area 51 is undoubtedly a bizarre place, shrouded in secrecy. Curious to find out more about it? Here are 25 Far Out Area 51 Facts.


The name "Area 51" was trivial military jargon back in the 1950's. It has since been renamed to Nevada National Security Site.

area 51Source: https://www.livescience.com/60916-strange-facts-about-area-51.html

In 2013, the CIA first publicly acknowledged Area 51 existed thanks to the Freedom of Information Act.

area 51 restrictedSource: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/area-51-is-out-there-cia-finally-acknowledges-the-existence-of-secret-ufo-airbase-8770918.html


In its early days, it was nicknamed DREAMLAND, based on and named after the Edgar Allan Poe poem.

edgar allan poeSource: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/space/area-51-facts.aspx

According to National Geographic, most of the UFO sightings at Area 51 could easily be debunked, while a small few are considered incredible sightings from credible sources.

ufoSource: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/space/area-51-facts.aspx


In the beginning, entertainment at Area 51 was very limited. It had a tennis court, bowling alley, and you could listen to the radio in the evenings.

tennis ballSource: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/explorer/articles/area-51-declassified-facts/

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