The top-secret Air Force facility at Groom Lake, Nevada, known as Area 51, has been a mystery for over 40 years?and will stay that way for now, since President Bush has reissued an executive order barring the disclosure of any information about the site. Every September 18 since 1995, the current president has signed the order making sure that lawyers pursuing hazardous-waste claims against the Environmental Protection Agency can't find out any classified information about the site. The government didn't even acknowledge the existence of the site until the mid-1990s, when it had to begin responding to workers? claims of injuries resulting from hazardous waste.
President Dwight Eisenhower started the secrecy in 1955, when he issued an executive order restricting airspace over the site. Then, in 1995, President Bill Clinton issued an order forbidding any discussion or release of information about the site. Even now, all the Air Force will say is that the area is used ?for the testing of technologies and systems training for operations critical to the effectiveness of U.S. military forces and the security of the United States.? It says that ?specific activities and operations...both past and present, remain classified and cannot be discussed.?
This has caused lawyers for former government workers to take their rejected medical claims to court. They say the government is trying to keep the site secret to avoid having to admit it mishandled hazardous materials, exposing the workers to toxic fumes when it dumped poisonous resins into open pits and burned them in the 1970s and ?80s.
Another group thinks the secret has to do with alien spacecraft. They think Area 51 is where the government keeps captured UFOs stored in underground bases. These rumors were started by physicist Bob Lazar, who told a Las Vegas television station that nine UFOs were being hidden near Groom Lake by the U.S. government in order to studythe propulsion system of the spacecraft.
But Nick Cook has found out the secret of UFO flight?and he learned it was discovered by the Nazis! Read this fascinating story in ?The Hunt for Zero Point,? click here. Nick will be on Dreamland September 28. Learn about Hitler?s quest for the Occult from ?Unholy Alliance? by Peter Levenda,click here.
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