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Why is the secret military base called "Area 51?" Why not Area 52, or 127?

Located on a remote portion of land along the southern shore of Groom Lake, approximately eighty-three miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, is a top secret U.S. military installation known as Area 51. Since its construction in 1955, a numerical quandary has left many a conspiracy theorist scratching their head and wondering, “What exactly does the ’51′ in Area 51 refer to?” The answer has less to do with alien autopsies than with mundane land surveying.

A cryptonym is a secret name or code word that usually relates to a classified military operation. Most notably, the Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, has used code names to reference people, operations and other agencies since it was established in 1947. Hoping to attract workers to the base to begin testing on the new U-2 Spy Plane, Area 51 was originally named Paradise Ranch. However, this blissful alias soon gave way to its more famous, cryptic code name.

The number 51 refers to the grid, or parcel of land, that the secret military base sits on. Maps dating back to the 1950s mark the area of land surrounding Groom Lake, approximately 6 miles north-to-south by 10 miles east-to-west, as Area 51. A small nuclear testing site located just to the north is called Area 13 – also named for the stretch of land it occupies. So the numeral does not designate the 51st flying saucer found in Nevada, nor anything else related to extraterrestrials.

If this post has got you in a conspiracy state of mind, find out the meaning behind the word “Illuminatihere.

Arlington Alexandria Crime Watch

The Washington Post February 27, 2003 The following were among crime reports received recently from the Alexandria Police Department. For more information, call 703-838- 4636.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS CLAYTON LANE, 400 block, 6:30 a.m. to 10:38 p.m. Feb. 13. Jewelry was stolen from a residence entered by forcing open a rear door.

COLUMBUS ST. S., 100 block, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 to 10 a.m. Feb. 18. Computer equipment was stolen from a business.

DUKE ST., 1200 block, 10:43 to 10:46 p.m. Feb. 18. A purse was stolen from a residence entered by breaking a window.

DUKE ST., 4100 block, 2 to 8 a.m. Feb. 13. A business was entered by forcing open a rear door. Nothing was reported missing.

FORT WARD PL., 2200 block, noon Feb. 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 19. A residence was entered by breaking a door. Nothing was reported missing.

MORGAN ST. N., 5500 block, 11:50 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 14. Electronic equipment was stolen from a residence.

PRINCE ST., 1200 block, 8:35 p.m. Feb. 15. A purse was stolen from a residence entered by forcing open a door.

PRINCE ST., 1300 block, 10 p.m. Feb. 17 to 8 a.m. Feb. 18. A purse was stolen from a residence entered by forcing open a door.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS ALFRED ST. N., 300 block, 9 a.m. Feb. 14 to 9 a.m. Feb. 15. A white 1993 Toyota Camry was stolen. web site 2003 ford focus

DUKE ST., 4500 block, 2 p.m. Feb. 18 to noon Feb. 19. A blue 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen.

EDSALL RD., 5700 block, 12:30 to 12:40 a.m. Feb. 14. A beige 1989 Nissan Maxima was stolen.

KENNEDY ST., 1-100 block, 11:50 p.m. Feb. 13 to 12:05 a.m. Feb. 14. A blue 1990 Toyota Corolla was stolen.

RALEIGH AVE., 4400 block, 11:30 p.m. Feb. 15 to 4:50 a.m. Feb. 18. A beige 2003 Ford Focus was stolen.

STRUTFIELD LANE, 4500 block, noon to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16. A black 1996 Ford Explorer was stolen.

WHITING ST. S., 200 block, 11:15 p.m. Feb. 12 to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 13. A gold 2002 Dodge Stratus was stolen.

The following were among crime reports received recently by the Arlington County Police Department. For more information, call 703- 228-4050.

REWARDS FOR INFORMATION Arlington County Crime Solvers, a nonprofit community organization, will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in connection with these and any other felonies. Call the 24- hour hotline at 703-522-8477. Callers may remain anonymous.

ROBBERIES WALTER REED DR. S., 1900 block, 12:32 a.m. Feb. 15. A male pushed a female pedestrian, 28, to the ground, grabbed her purse and fled.

WAYNE ST. N., 700 block, noon Feb. 11. A male stabbed a 21-year- old woman in the abdomen as she entered her apartment building, then took her purse and fled. The victim was transported to a hospital.

NINTH ST. S., 5000 block, 1:15 a.m. Feb. 15. A man started talking to a female, 30, who was getting out of her vehicle. As she was walking away, the man grabbed and hit her, took her purse and fled.

THEFTS/BREAK-INS FAIRFAX DR. N., 4300 block, 2 p.m. Feb. 17 to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Three laptop computers were stolen from an office.

JEFFERSON ST. S., 1000 block, 10:35 p.m. Feb. 15. Two men forcibly entered an apartment. Nothing was reported missing. Two men, ages 19 and 22, were arrested and charged with burglary.

LYNN ST. N., 1900 block, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 to 6 a.m. Feb. 12. A digital light projector, a CD player and head sets were stolen from a business entered by prying open a door.

17TH ST. S., 3100 block, 9 p.m. Feb. 15 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16. A residence was entered by breaking a lock on a basement door. Nothing was reported missing. go to site 2003 ford focus

INDECENT EXPOSURE MEADE ST. S., 2800 block, 1:36 p.m. Feb. 18. A man exposed himself to a 48-year-old woman. An Alexandria man, 33, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS CLARENDON BLVD., 1600 block. A gold 1996 Honda Accord was stolen.

COLUMBIA PIKE, 4300 block. A white 1987 Acura Legend was stolen.

COURTHOUSE RD. S., 1200 block. A black 1994 Honda Accord was stolen.

CRYSTAL DR., 2000 block. A white 1990 Mercury Topaz was stolen.

EADS ST. S., 1200 block. A black 2001 Suzuki GSX motorcycle was stolen.

FOUR MILE RUN DR., 4000 block. A blue 1988 Toyota Camry was stolen.

FOUR MILE RUN DR., 4600 block. A black 1991 Toyota Camry was stolen.

GLEBE RD. N., 600 block. A gold 1995 Honda Accord was stolen.

KEMPER RD. S., 3400 block. A white 1989 Toyota Camry was stolen.

QUEEN ST. S., 1200 block. A gray 1993 Nissan Sentra was stolen.

QUINN ST. N., 1600 block. A blue 1994 Honda Accord was stolen.

STAFFORD ST. N., 900 block. A green 1997 Jeep Wrangler was stolen.

24TH RD. S., 2300 block. A green 1997 Ford XPL was stolen.

26TH ST. N., 4600 block. A silver 2003 Ford Focus was stolen.

– Sarah Lane

79 Comments

  1. devin deurloo -  February 22, 2014 - 7:35 am

    Has area 51 created sub species and or super humans?? And why can’t the people of the world know whats going on in there? I would like to be amazed by the stuff I’ve heard to be true.

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    • Jordan -  May 6, 2014 - 2:02 am

      I wish i could find out whats going on in there

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  2. dennis -  December 26, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    it is very interesting…..now i’d learn a lot of knowing if where is come from…

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  3. wolf tamer and tree puncher -  November 25, 2013 - 1:13 am

    Hmmm…interesting. I would have called it Area 66 after Order 66 in Star Wars.

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  4. caleb -  July 25, 2013 - 8:14 pm

    thats awsome i want to know where they really wanted to go

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  5. firat bey -  July 24, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    51=”Photo 51″=First captured image about human DNA

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    Photo 51 is the nickname given to an X-ray diffraction image of DNA taken by Raymond Gosling in May 1952 under the direction of Rosalind Franklin at King’s College London in Sir John Randall’s group. It was critical evidence in identifying the structure of DNA.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_51

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  6. sandra jacobo -  July 3, 2013 - 7:10 am

    Ok this may be very weird a week ago I found tied old vintage folder with old maps California, san Francisco, Sacramento, new Mexico all have different years from1953-1957 then open one saying March 8th 1955 which is scary because march 8th is my birthday it was a map that said ROSWELL March 8th 1955 section2 then has a list of names buttt I’m scared it has black mold on it was hard to breathe

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  7. patrick jones -  April 26, 2013 - 4:36 am

    maybe, its cause in 1851 or 1951, they were starting tests on non-human intelligence, and they were based in the 51st place on the map, so they just renamed themselves to ‘Area 51′? it all makes sense to them, so not to worry people, just hope to end up there someday!

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  8. blakky -  April 10, 2013 - 11:13 am

    hey jake just google earth it.

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  9. blakky -  April 10, 2013 - 11:10 am

    area 51is a cover up for area 61 ………..ever herd of it …..i dont think so ………………………………..??????

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  10. Shadow -  February 3, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    It’s called area 51 because the Bavarian Illuminati were founded on May 1 or (51) 1776. It’s a Illuminati base.

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  11. jake -  December 8, 2012 - 10:17 am

    were is area 51 and haw can i get to it pleace :)

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  12. jr-ill -  November 5, 2012 - 1:52 am

    may be there’s a number’s of secrets on of them is ILL not sure those missing number have secret words they call book of secret people there in area 51 are no communicate to each others there just doing there job they have plenty of secret even the bloodline got a secret when you are part of the test subject of the area other people say those secret will come out soon but for me secret its still a secret and that secret will never be come out in area 51 they have a piece of UFO or anything what they call that’s still a secret they choice the land for tests subject unit class s4 underground military base over deep higher than liberty and there a dual long massive highway some believe they are transporting flying disk under that base and may be those number are the number of floor’s or s1 to s52

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  13. D -  October 27, 2012 - 2:03 pm

    Area 51 one I been in there before

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  14. minecraft -  October 24, 2012 - 2:07 am

    Its creepy maybe aliens are there (faints)

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  15. mark -  October 8, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    i dont think that the 51 is just a number

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  16. land surveyor alabama -  September 18, 2012 - 11:57 pm

    Superb Post!!! I have spent so much time with your post to gain info,That’s really a very effective and informative post,Thanks for share………………………

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  17. Emma -  July 17, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    @ kmw1224:

    did you actually think about your comment before typing???

    anyway, i believe in extra-terrestrial life and often quote Calvin and Hobbes;

    “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”

    out of all the planets in the universe, why come to earth? then again, why not… in my opinion, humans are extremely self-centered in terms of thinking evil aliens are going to attack us. i understand why, the humbling idea of an infinite, or at least vast, universe is relatively new. intelligent life on other planets is most likely just as curious and terrified of the idea of us as we are of the idea of them. but i digress. as i stated. i believe in extra-terrestrial life. this could range from single-cells to hyperspace travelers such as those creations of Douglas Adams. the odds that any of the above have ever visited our small planet are nearly immeasurable, however such an occurrence is extremely possible. whether or not such specimens are held in this base remains to be seen (or not seen as the case may be).

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  18. shon migell -  June 24, 2012 - 9:40 am

    if it’s a secret area why did they snitch

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  19. kaida-bear -  May 10, 2012 - 8:08 am

    @joanne i understand how you feel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Anamika -  May 1, 2012 - 7:15 am

    great information….

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  21. Sonam -  May 1, 2012 - 7:14 am

    Great thanks for sharing….

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  22. mark lee -  March 26, 2012 - 12:04 am

    very good question though. now that you brought it. i have to think of that too.

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  23. Nikki -  March 23, 2012 - 6:12 pm

    My mom had to keep secrets about her job from me and it never bothered me. Everyone understood that that’s the way it has to be. And those that don’t, don’t belong with someone who has that kind of job. That kind of secret government stuff isn’t what really wrecks families/marriages @masonj910 What wrecks those relationships is the people in it not communicating and not trusting or betraying trust. I figure government secrets being blamed was just easy to do and if not they are just being too paranoid (not trusting).

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  24. Nikki -  March 23, 2012 - 6:07 pm

    I knew this since I was a kid. Easy stuff. Guess that’s how it is when you grow up in a little town centered around one of the country’s top national laboratories.

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  25. 420itsoFunny -  March 20, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    Maybe the people from area 51 abduct citizens! Then commit horrible experiments on them! Or maybe aliens are just chillin’ down there. Or maybe it’s the iluminatti. You never know…

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  26. ATF_Sarge_K -  December 19, 2011 - 2:29 am

    Area 51…..really…wow that makes sense why its called Area 51. As far as what is going on there…why does anyone care? UFO’s….testing military equipment….nukes….its Nevada…..a perfect place…remote location….and close to an Air Force Base. It’s not like they are going to test military equipment in Florida or Texas. No one needs to know especially us who don’t work there, and the rest of a world that goes on there. Its a secret facility for testing military equipment. We don’t need the Iranians or N. Koreans to know what we are building. There are many facilities in the US that no one needs to know about. They have always tested Nukes in the Mojave Desert…remote…away from everyone else. There is a bombing range out there too. We can all guess who runs it or why it was leaked? ….DOD, NSA, CIA, DOE….Private Companies, no one cares. Obviously, there are disclosures as there are in any company….its called proprietary information. I don’t believe there are UFO’s or Aliens…they were probably testing some crazy aircraft or something and it crashed….that’s why they call it testing. They probably got all sort of crazy inventions and its in the US…..thank god…I live in the US and this facility isn’t in Iran. I’d be freakin’ out. Of course we pay for this….just like anything else. And what the government spends their money on or private contractors spend their money….let them….Restricted Airspace….it’s all over the place…..above all military installations….the White House….you name it…its probably restricted. Conspiracy Theories are too funny and who cares. Just be glad you live in the US.

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  27. joanne -  December 14, 2011 - 7:32 am

    i have alot of fantasies about area 51 and i think i am an alien

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  28. naughtypeak -  December 14, 2011 - 7:28 am

    any way…. they are keeping the secrets fro themselfs ….Area 51 is a military base, and a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base. It is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (133 km) north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large military airfield. The base’s primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.[1][2]

    The base lies within the United States Air Force’s vast Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), formerly called the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR). Although the facilities at the range are managed by the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, the Groom facility appears to be run as an adjunct of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, around 186 miles (300 km) southwest of Groom, and as such the base is known as Air Force Flight Test Center (Detachment 3).[3][4]

    Though the name Area 51 is used in official CIA documentation,[5] other names used for the facility include Dreamland, Paradise Ranch,[6][7] Home Base, Watertown Strip, Groom Lake,[8] and most recently Homey Airport.[9] The area is part of the Nellis Military Operations Area, and the restricted airspace around the field is referred to as (R-4808N),[10] known by the military pilots in the area as “The Box” or “the Container”.[11]

    The facility is not a conventional airbase, as frontline operational units are not normally deployed there. It instead appears to be used for highly classified military/defense Special Access Programs (SAP), which are unacknowledged publicly by the government, military personnel, and defense contractors. Its mission may be to support the development, testing, and training phases for new aircraft weapons systems or research projects. Once these projects have been approved by the United States Air Force or other agencies such as the CIA, and are ready to be announced to the public, operations of the aircraft are then moved to a normal air force base. The intense secrecy surrounding the base, the very existence of which the U.S. government did not even acknowledge until July 14, 2003,[12] has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore.[7][13]

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  29. masonj910 -  November 20, 2011 - 8:11 pm

    the sad thing is we pay taxes part of those taxes go to pay for things at area 51 buildings,tests,equipment,weapons etc. and we are paying for something that we cant go near or see and if we do they are authorized to use lethal force on us and soldiers,workers, and scientists working there during the 50s and 60s had family problems like divorce cause they would be gone all the time and be at area 51 come back and would have to lie to there wives and family and the wives probly thought there husbands were cheating or sumthing so there must be a pretty big punishment for revealing all that stuff

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  30. JOEY -  November 1, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    Area 51 was created in 1951 hence area 51. They put it in that spot because there was a soviet “UFO” that crashed there. It was believed to have mutated 13 year old kids in it.

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  31. aashinomics -  October 23, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Hey Daniel Cartwright….i second your uncle’s thought about The moon landing been shot in hollywood. I saw the documentary. Its insane. you might wanna torrentz it too…

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  32. w#@#t@#@#f##@^&&$^ -  October 18, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    creepy

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  33. martenlander -  July 17, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    You don’t have to go to area 51 to find E.T.’s. We had one in the office. She was a receptionist. She looked human, but there was something about her not quite right.
    I commented to a co-worker( as a joke). After that she was gone without a trace.
    Maybe she knew that I knew something, and decided to quit her job as receptionist.
    This is probably a coincidence, but she sure was a strange one.

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  34. KansasRoots -  June 14, 2011 - 2:55 pm

    I’m going to say that area 51 owes credit for it’s reputation to the many years it’s been circulating. The more time that passes, the jucier the Reputation will be, wether it’s about aliens, or so called top secret weapon testing, or just an ice cream shop. Honestly, if it is weapon testing, I believe We The People (u.s.a. citizens) have the right to know whats going on out there. It may be detramental to one’s health yet we know nothing about it. The general public doesn’t even really care what’s going on out there. It’s kind of sad to see people living here, yet being so carefree with the land they live in. The government lies no matter where you are. Wether it be to protect their people or harm their people to benifit themselves. Honestly, If you have millions upon millions of people’s live in your hands… how could you make a decision without sacrafices? Just sayin.

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  35. kinetc_electra -  June 14, 2011 - 8:51 am

    @<3Ran<3
    To answer your questions, Area 51 is a remote testing facility that supports and tests developmental military aircraft and weapons. The government mostly kept this base a secret because of foreign relations tensions, with Russia and the Middle East mostly. The refused to acknowledge Area 51 so that any 'secret weapons or aircraft' could be kept that- a secret. The airspace over Area 51 is restricted because of the testing that goes on. No ordinary Joe Blow really knows what exactly is tested there, but there' been talk of sonar jamming equipment, remote weapons detonation, etc. that could severely hinder military or commercial aircraft that happened to pass over. There have been no reports of any accident involving unrelated planes crashing due to testing in military testing in Area 51, but I suppose that's all part of the mystery :P -KE

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  36. Qwano -  June 14, 2011 - 2:39 am

    We all know that area 51 is just a cover up, the truth is that the extraterrestrials are taken to a secret base called area 52.

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  37. J. Lemon -  June 14, 2011 - 1:44 am

    And I thought it had to do with me having been born in Limón on 1955 and that 51 in Roman numerals is written LI, the first syllable for Limón… oh well, there goes one theory! ;-)

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  38. Eyewitness -  June 13, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Of course, Area 51 pales by comparison to Area 31, the TOP SECRET, ULTRA HUSH-HUSH, FOR-YOU-EYES-ONLY, READ-MEMORIZE-AND-DESTROY research facility for B_askin-R_obbins, where aliens help the ice-cream maker develop new, addictive flavors pursuant to world domination, under the project code name, “Taste Buds of Doom.”

    SPOILER ALERT: Look out for (BUT DON’T GO NEAR THEM–NOT EVEN A LITTLE PINK SAMPLE SPOONFUL) these flavors, coming soon to a strip mall in YOUR neighhborhood:

    Alien Ameretto (it tastes sort of like ameretto, but it makes you allergic to mascara, french fries, and television, to weaken you resistance),

    Martian Maple (it is sort of green, like pistachio, but it makes you glow in the dark so the alien abduction get-away saucer can find you at night),

    and, LAST BUT NOT LEAST,

    Extra-Terrestrial Toffee (don’t even ask what that one does to you, but do know what it feels like to be a tracking dog sniffing after a stolen shipment of formaldehyde still missing three years after the freshness expiration date?).

    Bon Appetite, all you cosmic guinea pigs. Remember, a lab rat’s day is never done!!

    D_a_m_n! Gotta Go! My phone is ringing. Can’t they ever call me from Starcluster 127 when it ISN’T dinnertime! :(

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  39. L.E Purdy -  June 12, 2011 - 11:50 am

    im not sure if aliens exist or not .. if they do it could explain why technology evolved so fast in the 20th century … however heres what i wanna know why keep it a secret ? ( racism , kkk, oppression, slavery… never mind) another thing if everyone knows about area 51 why is it such a conspiracy im pretty sure if the government wanted to hide something ( even a huge piece of land) they would do a better job … maybe area 51 is a cover for a much more top secret base …. dum dum dum … just poking fun ;P thnks for the info

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  40. WALNUT -  June 12, 2011 - 11:49 am

    EVERYBODY LIKES A LIL MYSTICISM SO LET IT ALONE AND LET ME BE A LIL BIT SCARED.

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  41. JohnG -  June 12, 2011 - 9:15 am

    The numeric ’51′ is similar to the alphabetic ‘SI’ (Space Invaders).

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  42. Kelly -  June 12, 2011 - 8:16 am

    Lethal force is authorized if you tread beyond the gates without permission.

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  43. RANA -  June 12, 2011 - 7:05 am

    I=ONE DAY I WAS WATCHING A VIDEO OF A GUY WHO WAS SCARED AND WAS TALKING TO SOME KIND OF RADIO STATION HE SAID THAT THE GOVERMENT OF AREA 51 NEW THAT THE ALIENS WILL BE COMING SOON AND THEY HAVE MADE A PLAN..HE SAID THAT HE DOESNT WANT TO WORK THERE BECAUSE OF THAT..

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  44. Alan Turner -  June 12, 2011 - 3:36 am

    In England we would never have such secret places. We are fair minded and open people and have a very open government who never lie to us. On the other hand it may be that we are so small a country and have so many extra millions that there is no room for secret places.

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  45. Junfan Mantovani -  June 12, 2011 - 2:30 am

    People who believe in Area 51 should be rounded up and shot :)

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  46. hi pie not hipie -  June 12, 2011 - 1:51 am

    I Thought that place was just in movies.I was wrong. :(

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  47. gtasa -  June 12, 2011 - 12:25 am

    i once went in area 51 IN GTA SAN ANDREAS the cops were shotting my helicopter

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  48. William H -  June 11, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    Nellis AFB is broken into Areas. Yucca Mountain is in Area 25. Went there with a group of geologists when it was being tunneled out in the mid 1990s. On the tour, they told us how in the 1960s and 1970s, fission-powered rockets for the space program were tested there. A pity that Congress nixed rocketry like that in the late 1980s. We’d be exploring the outer solar system by now.

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  49. star -  June 11, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    hm… okay… actually clive it seems to me that kat had the first comment about 1hr and 20 min before you did.

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  50. Starlynn -  June 11, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    hm… doesnt seem to me as to how that makes it 51 but okay… actually clive it seems to me that kat had the first comment about 1hr and 20 min before you did.

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  51. Donna -  June 11, 2011 - 8:17 pm

    Hey its got nuthin to with the partial of land or the area it is supposedly located. The fact is there are 52 cards in a full deck of cards ; The reason they call this “Area 51″ is because they are not playing with a full deck. Afterall, if it was a top secret base, why would you know about it? That would mean it is NOT Top Secret if you know where it is and you think you know what is goin on inside. Get real. This is a base that they use to subside those idiots who think they can spy on our “Alien Connection” The only connection they have is their childish whims and their desire to put themslves on a five second soap box of fame. It is called “51″ because anyone who thinks this is real is just like those smart donkey officers that know it isn’t. It is not a full deck you’re playin with if you think this is really a “top secret” facility. Believe me, my brother works for the military and if this were a top secret base, these anal donkeys takin the pictures would not be alive to show what they got. So grow up an leave this Military hoax for the children.

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  52. Tom Seleck's Ulcer -  June 11, 2011 - 7:46 pm

    Area 51 because the name “PARADISE RANCH” wouldn’t sell t–shirts to fat white people named Bueford with 35mm cameras hanging around their neck and resting against the beach ball they call a stomach.

    Amy Davidson (8 Simple Rules) is a smokin’ hottie!

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  53. Ms.Pretty -  June 11, 2011 - 6:55 pm

    WOW! I didn’t know that! Thats really CREEPY! I wish it were called Area “101″ because of my old fav teen show Zoey 101!

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  54. Zach Wahrer -  June 11, 2011 - 6:51 pm

    Boooooooooo! I liked it better when I didn’t know what the ’51′ was for. Dang you learning!

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  55. Mike -  June 11, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    yea well if you accidentaly enter in the wrong gate the will jump your ass trust me it aint fun when your in a interigation room being asked why you trasspassed

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  56. RA -  June 11, 2011 - 4:00 pm

    Here are some of the information I gathered..

    1.Everyone who works at Area 51, whether military or civilian, must sign an oath agreeing to keep everything a secret.

    2.June 24, 1947, was the day the term flying saucer entered the American vocabulary.Kenneth Arnold reported sighting a UFO while piloting his private plane over Washington state (the Army actually admitted that they had recovered the remains of an unidentified flying object–but quickly retracted their statement).

    3.In 1987, a man named Robert Lazar shocked the world when he went on television claiming to have been part of an operation that worked on alien technology

    4.T­he most extreme theories about aliens at Area 51 state that not only are aliens here on Earth, they’re running the show.
    -According to them, the government has agreed to allow aliens to abduct people at will, experiment on helpless citizens and even grind people up into a paste that is later smeared onto EBEs as a source of nutrition.

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  57. RA -  June 11, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Here are some of the information I gathered..
    1.Everyone who works at Area 51, whether military or civilian, must sign an oath agreeing to keep everything a secret.

    2.June 24, 1947, was the day the term flying saucer entered the American vocabulary.Kenneth Arnold reported sighting a UFO while piloting his private plane over Washington state (the Army actually admitted that they had recovered the remains of an unidentified flying object–but quickly retracted their statement).

    3.In 1987, a man named Robert Lazar shocked the world when he went on television claiming to have been part of an operation that worked on alien technology

    4.T­he most extreme theories about aliens at Area 51 state that not only are aliens here on Earth, they’re running the show.
    -According to them, the government has agreed to allow aliens to abduct people at will, experiment on helpless citizens and even grind people up into a paste that is later smeared onto EBEs as a source of nutrition.

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  58. Eyewitness -  June 11, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    There is a certain, sweet romanticism to calling this stretch of arid, sun-scorched flatland, “Paradise Ranch.” Who said the military lacks imagination?

    Presumably, when the area is de-commissioned, it will become a condominium development, when doubtlessly it will once again be called, “Paradise Ranch.” By then, it will have become a suburb of Las Vegas. Location, location, location ! ! !

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  59. DUANE -  June 11, 2011 - 2:57 pm

    51 FLAVORS OF iCECREAM? :)

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  60. Recycle -  June 11, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    Why did they build it there? Why not in the middle of some desert or in a forest?

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  61. Ray Shell -  June 11, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    I was just reading the Black Book of Buried Secrets and they said this was a Lucian area. :p

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  62. @arnney -  June 11, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    How do they hire people to work there?

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  63. ♥Ran♥ -  June 11, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    Question..
    1.What exactly goes on in this installation?
    2. Why did the government alternatively acknowledge and deny its existence until the 1990s?
    3.Why is the airspace over it so restricted that even military aircraft are forbidden from flying through it?
    –hope somebody can answer this..

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  64. kmw1224 -  June 11, 2011 - 11:12 am

    You know, it could be called area 51 cause its the 51st state or something…

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  65. JJ Rousseau -  June 11, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Paradise Ranch? Groom Lake? A match made in Heaven for a gathering place for the Rapture, Oui? Woof.

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  66. AREA 51 | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  June 11, 2011 - 9:42 am

    [...] ‘Paradise Ranch’, you say that they called it. — Perhaps, it’s the ‘rapture’ be there. — What a wonderful place to be free. — On ‘Groom Lake’ you say, a match made in heaven — and 13 nukular where? — We wonder where is area seven? — What a Great and Vast, Beautiful Country. — A place of freedom to say and think as you wish. — The Why Media’s great — to consolidate fate — and manipulate fashion and Dish. –>>L.T.Rhyme [...]

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  67. Cole -  June 11, 2011 - 7:58 am

    Cool. I guess I always took the “51″ for granted. I never wondered what it stood for. Thanks for the info!

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  68. Kat -  June 11, 2011 - 7:47 am

    Why did they pick that piece of land to occupy?

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  69. Diego Ambrosio -  June 11, 2011 - 7:39 am

    Clearer minded me.
    Thanks to the explantion.
    : )

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  70. Cathy -  June 11, 2011 - 7:23 am

    Because it’s May Day! ;)

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  71. daniel cartwright -  June 11, 2011 - 5:31 am

    P.S. The last one is there because Al Gore once said he created the internet, March 9, 1999, during an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN. Exact Quote:

    But it will emerge from my dialogue with the American people. I’ve traveled to every part of this country during the last six years. During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.”

    This message was posted for the sole purpose of the extraction of doubt from the reading peoples hereof.

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  72. daniel cartwright -  June 11, 2011 - 5:27 am

    Conspiracy Theorists are funny….My uncle is one (so its loads of fun when he visits from San Diego and we’re at the dinner table). Some examples; “The government is run by extremist Jewish people”, “The Moon Landing was shot in Hollywood”, and oh, my favorite; “Al Gore did create the internet, it wasn’t a collaboration between the Military and the Scientific Community”.

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  73. Fungible -  June 11, 2011 - 4:30 am

    What about the grid does the number 51 refer to, exactly?

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  74. clive ramos -  June 11, 2011 - 12:11 am

    but i think it is called that because it might be there 51th place they made

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  75. KAT ROTN -  June 10, 2011 - 10:49 pm

    BEEN NEAR THAT AREA.. IT’S CREEPY!!

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