Although it’s virtually impossible to travel within 30 miles of the site without being arrested, few people have
managed to sneak a glimpse of Area 51. They have reported strange nocturnal activities, and have seen bright lights flying
erratically through the night skies. Locals have christened the area “Dreamland”.
Over the past ten years there have been numerous reports of odd activity in the night skies around Groom Lake. These
range from accounts of brightly coloured flying saucers to stories of strange futuristic aeroplanes. Whatever the truth of
the matter, the US military have made it their business to ensure that unwanted bystanders never get too close to their activities.
Topographic maps of Groom Lake show little more than scattered mountain ranges, a dry lake bed and assorted unimproved
roads criss-crossing the desert terrain. The Las Vegas Sectional Aeronautical Chart published by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration for navigation purposes, offers no indication of landing strips or military facilities on or near
Physicist Robert Lazar claimed that the government had been flight-testing alien spacecraft at a secret facility south
of Groom Lake back in 1979, this attracted swarms of curious observers to the area, including a number of television crews.
Clearly this unwanted attention had proven irritating to the Air Force.
Stories of alien spacecraft in the hands of the US military date back to the 1940`s when Colonel William Blanchard
of Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release stating that the Army had recovered a crashed flying saucer from the New
Mexico desert. Despite later denials, the press release made reporters around the world sit up and take notice.
Further evidence for the captured alien spacecraft theory comes from a controversial document leaked anonymously in
the form of an undeveloped roll of 35mm film, to movie director Jamie Shandera in December 1984. the film was found to contain
images of a briefing document which had apparently been prepared for then-incoming President Dwight D. Eisenhower on behalf
of President Truman. This document, bearing the date of November 1952, is known among UFO researchers as the “MJ-12” or “Majestic 12” document. It describes the recovery of a crashed UFO and alien bodies in New
Mexico and says that a covert analytical effort organised by General Nathan Twining and Dr.Vannevar Bush had been set up to
investigate the matter. However, even within UFO research community, the authenticity of the MJ-12 document is hotly debated.