Area 51 Officially Acknowledged By CIA DocumentsWhen it comes to secrets, the government has plenty of them, but how good are they at keeping it? Area 51 has for the longest time been a conversation topic that has split opinions, as to whether little green men were experimented on there before, to other kinds of conspiracy theories. Well, one thing’s for sure – Area 51 is an extremely special place, as recently released CIA documents did officially acknowledge Area 51, although the real purpose of its existence is a whole lot less “glamorous”, so to speak.

The released CIA documents were accompanied by a map of the base’s fabled location in Nevada, but it was not the place for extraterrestrials – rather, Area 51 happened to be a testing site for the government’s U-2 and OXCART aerial surveillance programs. The U-2 program actually proved to be an instrumental player in keeping tabs on everyone in the world, even over the Soviet Union during the Cold War. I guess with the bubble being burst, conspiracy theorists whose slogan remains “I want to believe” will just say that the revealed CIA documents are nothing but a smokescreen and a red herring, and will continue in their search for the “truth”. What do you think of having the fable that is Area 51 deconstructed?

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