This essay Area 51 has a total of 709 words and 5 pages.
Introduction:Area 51 has been at the center
of the UFO existence controversy for many years. The government denies
its existence, but how do you explain Two-hundred forty-three or more white
Jeep Cherokees patrolling an area that does not exist? This and many
other factors are what contribute to the mystique of the place called Area
Paragraph #1:Area 51 is located in the
desert on the south central quadrant sector basin side of Groom Dry Lake,
approximately one-hundred miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada. The actual
base is located on a dried up lake, in the middle of a mountainous dessert.
Paragraph #2:Area 51, also known a Groom
Dry Lake, is a secret military facility that the government will not discuss.
It is a highly restricted military base, many levels above top secret.
The United States Government denies its existence despite evidence to the
contrary. The town of Rachel is within twenty miles of Area 51, and is
a magnet for UFO enthusiasts worldwide. Area 51 has been in existence since
World War one, and many advancements in military science and technology
have been made and developed there. To breach the perimeter could result
in your death, because it is so top secret. It is reported that in order
to avoid spy plane and satellite reconnaissance, most activities
and experiments have been conducted underground. It is the experiments
above ground, mainly test flights, that help to perpetuate the UFO stories.(Leiby
Richard p.a1) In early 1947, officials at the Roswell Army Air Field collected
the remains of what they initially reported to be a wrecked "Flying Disc."
That predd release was quickly revised to say it was only a weather baloon.
But the lore grew to include tales of almond-eyed little gray men being
spirited away for autopsies and even interrogations.(Leiby Richard p.a1)
Paragraph #3:One of the last outlooks legally
accessible to civilians is Tikaboo Peak. From this vantage point Area 51
is clearly visible with several unmarked buildings, a large runway, and
planes shuttling personnel in daily to this non-existent area. The
area is a six-by-ten mile block of land, at the center of which is a large
Paragraph #4:It is rumored by many high
ranking officials that Kennedy was assassinated by the military because
he was about to reveal to the world the existence of aliens. Ex-presidents
Jimmy Carter and Ronald Regan went public with their beliefs in extra terrestrials,
even reporting seeing UFOs. They made no claim to have anymore information
on the subject then the average citizen. The president will be the first
to admit that he is not privy to all information. The following is the
official Pentagon statement on Area 51: "There are a variety of activities,
some of which are classified throughout what is often called the Air Force\'s
Nellis Range Complex. The range is used for the testing of technologies,
systems, and training for operations critical to the effectiveness of U.S.
Military forces, and the security of the United States. There is an operating
location near Groom Dry Lake. Some specific activities and operations conducted
on the Nellis Range, both past and present, remain classified and cannot
Paragraph#5:Robert Lazar claims to have
worked in Area 51. He says the military definitely is in possession of
alien spacecraft. He was commissioned as a scientist to back-engineer a
recovered flying saucer. Robert claims that the propulsion system is based
on anti-gravity technology. Something far beyond our present human understanding.
Since Robert Lazar came public with his story, he says the military is
trying everything to discard him. No record of Robert Lazars employment
with the secret military base exists. An even more outlandish story comes
from Bill Copper, a retired Naval intelligence officer. He says the military
has known about the existence of aliens for over forty years, and
many of them reside over area 51. He claims aliens are behind abductions,
missing people, and cattle mutilations, as they are trying to genetically
re-engineers themselves, so they can walk among us. He claims the real
reason the government does not disclose their existence, because it is
the extra terrestrials who are really in control and the military does
not want to expose its importance. Maybe belief in extra terrestrials is
really belief in hope. There is nothing wrong in believing in hope. Area
51 has been at the center of the UFO existence controversy for many