UFO conspiracy theorists rejoice! Do you think time travel is possible? Heck, you can even do a jig, too! Sure, you’ve encountered a lot of flack for your wild and crazy beliefs, but now you can rest assured. Area 51 is totally 100% undeniably real.
The CIA has officially acknowledged the existence of the testing base in central Nevada in official public records.
Jeffrey Richelson, a senior fellow at the National Security Archive at George Washington University, has been putting together a history of the U-2 spy plane program. In 2002, when Richelson was initially provided a history of the program, he noticed that all mentions of Area 51 had been redacted.
However, in 2005, with the Freedom of Information Act in place, Richelson requested the document again without the redactions. Just weeks ago, Richelson received a history of the U-2 program, where the CIA clearly acknowledges the existence of Area 51.
In fact, the history even documents when CIA project director Richard Bissell, Col Osmund Ritlandt and pilot Tony LaVier spotted the site and agreed it would be the perfect place to test U-2 planes and train its pilots.
The document also delineates the Atomic Energy Commission adding Area 51 to its real estate holdings, along with why the site was called Area 51 and how it got the nickname Paradise Ranch. (Unfortunately, that story is not as saucy as you might think. No sexy alien babes involved here.)
Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “What about the UFO’s and the time machines?” Unfortunately, my aluminum-foil-hat-wearing friends, the document only discusses the U-2 program. However, if this is any indication that the CIA may make more information public, well, hold on to said aluminum foil hats. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see proof that we’re not alone. Or that time travel is possible. Frankly, I’m happy with either one.
Source: USA Today