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Why UFO Enthusiasts Love Clinton

She's promised to declassify UFO files

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have lost West Virginia, but she can find solace in having inspired what the New York Times calls "a passionate bloc of voters": UFO enthusiasts. If she becomes president, the Democratic front-runner says she would declassify files relating to Area 51, unless they pose a threat... More »

Area 51 Has a Top-Secret Neighbor Base

Area 6 used to test UAVs, official says

(Newser) - Twelve miles northeast of Area 51 lies Area 6—a site that might be as mysterious as its more famous neighbor. Never heard of it? That's not surprising. Government officials have long kept mum about Area 6, part of Nevada's national security site, which is home to a... More »

Sleek New Drone Flies Over Area 51

The RQ-180 is designed to slip into 'contested environments'

(Newser) - The Air Force is testing a new stealth drone at Area 51 that's designed to penetrate "contested" areas—in other words, countries where the US is not at all welcome, Aviation Week reports. Dubbed the RQ-180, the unmanned Northrop Grumman plane is thought to have better stealth design... More »

Why You Should Be Outraged That Area 51 Is Real

Government is now controlling what's real, and we're OK with that: Joseph Lapin

(Newser) - Last month, the CIA acknowledged it : Area 51 is real, and it was used to test spy planes. But the news seems largely to have washed over Americans without any pushback, and that's a shame, writes Joseph Lapin at Salon . Not only did the government keep another secret from... More »

At Last, CIA Admits Area 51 Is Real

But the back story doesn't include aliens

(Newser) - It's a milestone of sorts for conspiracy theorists: The CIA has for the first time declassified documents that detail the existence of Area 51 in Nevada, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The documents, obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by a national security institute at George Washington... More »

Stalin, Nazi Doc Behind Roswell's 'UFO' Crash: Book

'Area 51' says Stalin enlisted infamous Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele in plan to scare US

(Newser) - Roswell and Area 51 have long been the focus of alien-hunting conspiracy theorists—and a new book's theory is likely to disappoint them. Annie Jacobsen's Area 51 , a history of the top-secret base based on interviews with scientists and engineers who worked there, presents an explanation for the... More »

Top 10 Places You Can't Go

The world's most significant secret places revealed

(Newser) - Want to visit Area 51? Too bad: The mecca for conspiracy theorists isn't open to visitors. Listverse runs down the 10 most significant places around the world that are nearly impossible for the general public to visit:
  • Mezhgorye: This Russian town is believed to house people working on Mount Yamantaw—
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CIA Unlocks Real 'X-Files'

Military personnel laugh off UFO rumors

(Newser) - For decades, the government barely acknowledged the existence of Area 51, the mysterious military base in Nevada where it allegedly stores frozen extraterrestrials and alien spacecraft. But now, with the CIA declassifying the site’s top-secret programs, insiders are coming forward to dispel the myths, ABC News reports. If anything,... More »

'Black Mailbox' a Mecca for UFO Believers

For many, the search for extra-terrestrial life centers on a farming couple's mailbox

(Newser) - A faded, handmade mailbox on a lonely stretch of Nevada highway has become an unlikely tourist attraction, the Los Angeles Times reports. The "Black Mailbox," belonging to a nearby ranching couple, has become a magnet for UFO believers who suspect it is a postbox for extraterrestrials. Some spend... More »

Area 51 Gets 'Homey' Makeover

Top-secret Nevada site gets new name ... maybe

(Newser) - It’s been called Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, the Box and, of course, Area 51. Now the US Air Force’s Groom Lake, Nev., test site—possibly the least-secret top-secret base of all time—has a new name: “Homey Airport.” The facility now pops up on aviation software and... More »

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