Area 51 Information Declassified

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Area 51 is the site for conspiracy theories involving UFO’s. The Los Angeles Times reports that information related to the site has been declassified and people who worked there are now telling stories of what did happen there. I don’t know if conspiracy theorists will believe these stories, but they are interesting. Here is one from Kenneth Collins a CIA experimental test pilot:

On May 24, 1963, Collins flew out of Area 51′s restricted airspace in a top-secret spy plane code-named OXCART, built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. He was flying over Utah when the aircraft pitched, flipped and headed toward a crash. He ejected into a field of weeds.

Almost 46 years later, in late fall of 2008, sitting in a coffee shop in the San Fernando Valley, Collins remembers that day with the kind of clarity the threat of a national security breach evokes: “Three guys came driving toward me in a pickup. I saw they had the aircraft canopy in the back. They offered to take me to my plane.” Until that moment, no civilian without a top-secret security clearance had ever laid eyes on the airplane Collins was flying. “I told them not to go near the aircraft. I said it had a nuclear weapon on-board.” The story fit right into the Cold War backdrop of the day, as many atomic tests took place in Nevada. Spooked, the men drove Collins to the local highway patrol. The CIA disguised the accident as involving a generic Air Force plane, the F-105, which is how the event is still listed in official records.

As for the guys who picked him up, they were tracked down and told to sign national security nondisclosures. As part of Collins’ own debriefing, the CIA asked the decorated pilot to take truth serum. “They wanted to see if there was anything I’d for-gotten about the events leading up to the crash.” The Sodium Pento-thal experience went without a hitch—except for the reaction of his wife, Jane.

“Late Sunday, three CIA agents brought me home. One drove my car; the other two carried me inside and laid me down on the couch. I was loopy from the drugs. They handed Jane the car keys and left without saying a word.” The only conclusion she could draw was that her husband had gone out and gotten drunk. “Boy, was she mad,” says Collins with a chuckle.

They deny the rumors of reverse-engineering alien UFO’s but do say that they did reverse-engineer some foreign technology including a  Soviet MiG fighter jet.

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    T1 Rex says:

    Kill joys.  I suppose next they’ll declassify the files on Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and so overwhelm us with detail on the Apollo missions that we’ll have to admit we landed on the moon.  Is there nothing to be left to the imagination?

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    Jaymie says:

    well lets face it t1 Rex; you think out of the whole galaxy were the only things alive? YEAH RIGHT! face facts… if they don’t want to tell something about what they found there not going to because it would send the world into straight panic mode…
    if they have found something then i think its wrong they haven’t said anything what are they going to do if it invades etc… us people wont have a clue what to do and i don’t think they would either apart from go all out with there army and use bombs guns etc… its the only thing there good at doing NOT. either way there definitely is something else some where :)

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