The Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA”) of the United States federal government has acknowledged the existence of an airbase and underground facility code-named Area 51, according to The Telegraph and the BBC.
The existence of Area 51 (along with its location) however has not been a secret for conspiracy theorist and sci-fi lovers all over the world.
The Telegraph reports the documentation released mentions the use of the base for experimental flights and even an atomic energy test site, no UFO-related information though. The BBC explains the released information reveals the acquisition of the base signed-off by no other than Ike himself, President Dwight Eisenhower (in office from 1953 to 1961).
Unofficial information mentions Area 51 as the take-off site of many experimental (now fully functional) aircraft such as F-117, among many others. In popular culture Area 51 has been associated with the existence of extra-terrestrial life and the research of alien specimens which have crash-landed on Earth.
August 16th, 2013.