When it comes to museum shows, UFOs seem to be the latest thing. Area 51, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas, was once one of the most secret places in America–so secret that the government denied it even existed. Maps were altered so that its name never showed. We still don’t know what really went on there, but now, thanks to the new Area 51 exhibit now open at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, we may soon know more.
In the Las Vegas Sun, Robin Leach writes: "Whatever went on or goes on still today at Area 51 has been long covered up, shrouded in mystery, and only now have CIA historical documents about the once-abandoned bombing range been allowed to go on display."
Meanwhile, retired Army Col. John Alexander has asked Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and National Intelligence Director Gen. James Clapper to offer amnesty to anyone in the military who has been previously sworn to secrecy about UFOs.
In the Huffington Post, Lee Speigel (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to both of these shows) quotes Alexander as saying, "The issue has to do with this (notion of) disclosure. The assumption in the UFO community–and, frankly, the general population–is that UFOs are secret and all the information is automatically classified. My position is that is NOT true.
"My supposition is that A) there’s no policy of (UFO) secrecy; and B) there are agents out there who think they’re supposed to keep it a secret, so they’re basically winging it. In other words, it’s easier to tell you to sit down and shut up then it is to figure things out."