19 August 2013
Declassified secret CIA history acknowledges 'Area 51' exists: conspiracy theorists say it was alien test site
The recently declassified documents have set Area 51 and UFO buffs abuzz, though there's no mention of UFO crashes, black-eyed extraterrestrials or staged moon landings.
The CIA history released yesterday not only refers to Area 51 by name and describes some of the activities that took place there, but places the Air Force base on a map, along the dry Groom Lake bed in Nevada.
It also describes some cool, top secret spy planes, though none of them are saucer-shaped.
George Washington University's National Security Archive used a public records request to obtain a CIA history of one of Area 51's most secret Cold War projects, the high-flying U-2 spy plane program.