By Annie Jacobsen
It is the main well-known army set up on the planet. And it doesn't exist. positioned a trifling seventy-five miles outdoors of Las Vegas in Nevada's wilderness, the bottom hasn't ever been said through the U.S. government-but sector fifty one has captivated imaginations for many years.
Myths and hypotheses approximately region fifty one have lengthy abounded, due to the serious secrecy enveloping it. a few declare it's domestic to extraterrestrial beings, underground tunnel platforms, and nuclear amenities. Others think that the lunar touchdown itself was once filmed there. the superiority of those rumors stems from the truth that no credible insider has ever divulged the reality approximately his time contained in the base. in the past.
Annie Jacobsen had specific entry to nineteen males who served the bottom proudly and secretly for many years and at the moment are elderly 75-92, and unheard of entry to fifty-five extra army and intelligence group of workers, scientists, pilots, and engineers associated with the key base, thirty-two of whom lived and labored there for prolonged sessions. In Area 51, Jacobsen indicates us what has particularly long gone on within the Nevada barren region, from checking out nuclear guns to development super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the battle on Terror.
This is the 1st ebook in keeping with interviews with eye witnesses to region fifty one background, which makes it the seminal paintings at the topic. jam-packed with previously categorised details that hasn't ever been thoroughly decoded for the general public, Area 51 weaves the mysterious actions of the top-secret base right into a gripping narrative, displaying that evidence are frequently extra wonderful than fiction, in particular while the excellence is sort of most unlikely to make.
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