Area 51.

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Area 51, also known as Groom Lake, is a secret military facility about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. The number refers to a 6-by-10-mile block of land, at the center of which is a large air base the government will not discuss. The site was selected in the mid-1950s for testing of the U-2 spyplane, due to its remoteness, proximity to existing facilities and presence of a dry lake bed for landings. Groom Lake is America's traditional testing ground for "black budget" aircraft before they are publicly acknowledged. The facility and surrounding areas are also associated with varying levels of credibility with UFO and conspiracy stories. In 1989, Bob Lazar claimed on a Las Vegas television station that your neighbor... ;-)], and will do all kinds of things to keep you from seeing their face if you manage to get close enough. My favorites are pulling down the sun visor of their Jeep, or casually covering part of their face with their hand.

Rumor goes that if a recognizable photo of a Cammo is published, the poor guy will loose his job. Despite their tough appearance the cammos are only the outer security ring around Area 51. Their authority even inside the restricted area is limited. Inner base security is almost certainly Air Force Military Police, and trespassers unlucky enough to make it past the lines of the cammos are in REAL trouble. Even the government says that Area 51 is not real, they think that noting happen back in 1989 when the space ship landed in New Mexico. They say that nothing is there. But its all lies,in the middle of the night by the black mailbox u can see some things fly out of area 51 at a great speeed.