In 2013, the CIA released previously classified documents recognizing the existence of Area 51, A zone of high secrecy where the government clarified much more. Although we ask ourselves hundreds of questions about the place.
Do we focus on a Baffling Question: Why Area 51?
One plausible explanation is that it is a nickname derived from its designation as a testing site. Maybe nuclear weapons. Specifically, we refer to an area located in the desert in southern Nevada, within the boundaries of the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) and just outside the northeast corner of the Nevada Test Site (NTS).
without further ado, Area 51 and its surroundings have hosted some of the most significant weapons tests performed on the planet during the 20th century. In addition to its isolation, the region has other qualities that make it an excellent place to perform secret tests and training.
The dry climate provides superior flight conditions, the variety of terrain helps with artillery practice and there are several dry lake areas available for emergency landings including Lake Groom located in the north of area 51.
Beginnings and creation of the zone
It is believed that everything began from 1940 when this piece of land was divided and began to be used for various uses related to war. The LVBGR, or Las Vegas Bombing and Gunnery Range (now NAFR) was established and was used during World War II as an airfield for Air Force pilots.
In turn, the Groom Lake “Airfield” began operating in 1942 under the name of Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field and consisted basically of two aligned airstrips.
As the Cold War began, the need to develop and test nuclear weapons was felt, and the sterile, relatively uninhabited region surrounding Area 51 was identified as an ideal location for this. As such, a large strip of the southern part of LVBGR was used to test a variety of nuclear “Toys“.
The trials began at the NTS, in a southeast corner at a place known as Frenchman Flat (FF) in 1951. After the first tests with devices, the locations of almost all additional tests in NTS were later identified by their “Area “Of numbers, beginning with the Buster-Jangle series between October and November 1951 in Area 7. In fact and so far as is known, this was done to help members of an investigation know where a proof. In fact, the same system is still used today.
In fact and so far as is known, this was done to help members of an investigation know where a proof. In fact, the same system is still used today.
As for the NTS-related tests, In addition to the Frenchman Flat (FF) experiments, only six were not identified in the list by an area number: the four performed in Area 52, which was designated the Bombing Range, the Area 58, and a third, which we know took place on May 10, 1962.
This last test was performed on a weapon-related device, attributed to the NTS, but without “Area” or other designated place. In addition, neither the laboratory where the test was performed nor the height or depth of the burst was recorded and instead, the question marks (“?”) were inserted in the documents.
Obviously, this is not conclusive, and the name of the event is consistent with contemporary evidence by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), but it is still curious. More if possible, when combined with the proximity of Area 51 to the NTS, along with the site’s top secret history.
By the way, the Nevada state government, recognizing that folklore around the base can provide some kind of potential tourism, has renamed the Nevada Highway 375 section, The Alien Road, along with a series of imaginary and illustrative signs throughout the entire section.