Secrets at Groom Lake
Groom Lake; or, as it has been most commonly known as for years
now, Area 51, has been shrouded in a blanket of secrecy since its
beginning. Yet, it has been featured in nationwide television, and
written about in daily newspapers and magazines worldwide. We've
all heard the rumors about extra-terrestrials, we've seen the movies
surrounding the idea of what the world thinks goes on there, but the
majority of us really don't have a clue about what it is, where it is, or
what goes on there. Take me, for instance, I've always had a sliver of
interest in Area 51. The interest deepened though, when a few years ago
I woke up at two o'clock in the morning and listened to a radio show.
The topic of this show, Coast to Coast, was, "what goes on at Area 51?"
After a few minutes, a man called in and claimed to have worked at
Following a few initial questions by the host, the man began
to tell his story to America. Before he could though, he screamed and
the line went dead. Now, I don't know what happened there, but what
I do know is that at the time I didn't know that the Groom Lake
installation is really a top-secret military air base.
In 1955, the CIA had a top secret spy plane design by Skunk Works
named project "Angel"; the design was for the legendary Lockheed
U-2. But what they didn't have was a secure area for testing the plane
far away from curious eyes. So Tony Levier, Skunk Works' top test
pilot was sent out to scout such a location in the desert Southwest. The
site he chose was a dry desolated lakebed called Groom Lake. Which