Area 51: America’s Biggest Alien Conspiracy


MIKI Yoshihito

The Science of Aliens

Thanks to recent viral social media posts we are all well aware of the hidden government location referred to as Area 51. What we aren’t aware of is what exactly goes on there. Secret government testing, futuristic technology behind human comprehension, “extinct” species, and what this article’s main focus will be on, potential aliens. As far as the general public knows, Area 51 is used simply as a flight testing facility. Area 51 was selected by the CIA as a testing site for the Lockheed U-2, a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized this testing; it was conducted under the codename “Project Aquatone.” After the U-2 was put into service in 1956, Area 51 was used to develop other aircraft, including the A-12 reconnaissance plane, also known as “Oxcart” and the stealth fighter F-117 Nighthawk.

Suspicion began to rise that the main purpose of this “flight testing facility” may be a little different because it wasn’t until 2013 that the U.S. government even recognized that it was a real facility, and, around the time the facility was being built and starting the operation is around the same time where there were multiple UFO sightings in the Nevada area. Some people believe that somewhere within Area 51’s vast acreage, there is a heavily guarded lab where the government keeps and studies captured alien aircraft, and possibly even aliens themselves. The belief that Area 51’s “military base” is a cover for alien research has been turned into Sci-fi movies for years. These movies have inspired theories among researchers all over the planet. Whether you believe in Aliens or not, the mysteries that aliens could be among us are something humans will entertain for the foreseeable future.

Area 51 still remains to a be a mystery and one of the biggest conspiracies in the US to this day. We thought that we would get more information about what happens at the base when in 2019 a Facebook post went viral. This Facebook post was a joke inviting people to go storm Area 51 with the tagline being “they can’t stop us all.” The mob mentality was that if enough people go to the base that some will be able to go inside and see if there are aliens in the base, or if it is just a flight testing facility. This joke became a reality when over 2 million people RSVP to storm Area 51. On the day of the event 6000 people actually showed up, but it turned into a peaceful gathering of alien enthusiasts all just having a good time talking with each other and partying in the desert. It is obvious with just the amount of people in support of finding out the secrets of Area 51 that this is one of the biggest and most popular conspiracies in the US. We may never know for sure what happens at Area 51, but I am positive that with the number of supporters and believers of Area 51 being a secret government base for aliens, this conspiracy will never die.