Why are Americans so obsessed with Area 51?

Why are Americans so obsessed with Area 51?

August 13, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


BRIAN: REALLY? NOW ONE MILLION UFO ENTHUSIASTS ON FACEBOOK SAY THEY WILL STORM AREA 51. AIR FORCE OFFICIALS ISSUED A RESPONSE, WE WOULD DISCOURAGE ANYONE TRYING TO COME INTO THE AREA WHERE WE TRAIN AMERICAN ARMED FORCES TO THIS DAY. THE U.S. AIR FORCE ALWAYS STANDS READY TO PROTECT AMERICA. SOUNDS LIKE THERE IS A BOEING — GOING TO BE A PROBLEM. WHAT DRIVES OUR FASCINATION ON AREA 51? WE HAVE THE AUTHOR OF AREA 51, UNCENSORED HISTORY OF AMERICA’S TOP SECRET MILITARY BASE. AN ANY JACOBSEN JOINS US. WHEN DID THIS OBSESSION WITH AREA 51 BEGIN?>>DECADES. AREA 51 IS THE SHANGRI-LA OF U.S. THEORIES THAT INVOLVE UFOs. IT IS AMERICAN AKY TYPE, WHEN THE MYTHOLOGY COMES UP IN THE CULTURE GOES TO AREA 51. MILLIONS PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT STORMING THE PLACE. IT HAS THE AIR FORCE, IT HAS THE EAR OF THE AIR FORCE. BRIAN: A SPACESHIP CRASHED THERE, BECAUSE WE TOOK CALE YENS CAPTIVE TO STUDY THEM?>>THAT IS ONE WAY OF THINKING. AREA 51 IS A CLASSIFIED FACILITY THAT SITS INSIDE OF A TEST AND TRAINING RANGE THAT IS CLASSIFIED, THAT IS SIZE OF ESSENTIALLY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT. THERE IS SO MUCH ACTIVITY GOING ON OUT THERE. OVERHEAD ESPIONAGE, COUNTERMEASURES AGAINST ELECTRONIC WARFARE, PARAMILITARY TRAINING. IT HAS TO THE ALL THESE ELEMENTS. YOU THROW THE UFO LORE INTO IT, YOU HAVE A LOT OF EARS AND EYEBALLS ON AREA 51. BRIAN: BACK IN THE 1950s, THEY WERE TESTING THE U-2 SPY-PLANE THERE. SADDAM HUSSEIN, FORCES TRAINING TO CAPTURE SADDAM HUSSEIN PRIOR TO THE IRAQ WAR. DIDN’T HELP IN 2017 THE PENTAGON CONFIRMED OF EXISTENCE OF $22 MILLION GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO ANALYZE A ANONYMOUS SPACE THREATS KNOWN AS UFOs. PEOPLE WE’RE ABOUT TO SEE, SOMETHING ELSE TO GO ON, HARD AND FAST FACTS F THESE THOUSANDS GET TOGETHER TO STORM THE AREA, THEY COULD BE UNDER MILITARY ATTACK, COULDN’T THEY?>>I MEAN I DON’T KNOW IF IT WOULD EVEN COME CLOSE TO THAT BECAUSE I CAN IMAGINE, YOU KNOW, THAT BASE IS SO JEALOUSLY GUARDED BOTH IN TERMS OF MEDIA AND IN TERMS OF ACTIONABLE PHYSICALITY I DON’T THINK THE AIR FORCE OR ANY OF THE OTHER MILITARY PARTNERS OR INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY PARTNERS ALL WORKING OUT THERE AT AREA 51 ARE GOING TO LET ANYBODY ANYWHERE NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO AREA 51. BRIAN: LASTLY, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK THAT YOU WROTE THE STUDYING THAT YOU DID RESEARCH TO PUT IT OUT, WHAT WAS THE MOST INTRIGUING THING YOU CAME UP WITH?>>YOU KNOW, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH COVER STORIES AND DISINFORMATION. THAT’S PLAYING OUT TODAY. I WILL GIVE YOU A BRIEF EXAMPLE. LIKE A COVER STORY WOULD BE, IF I SAID TO YOU, IF I SAID TO MY HUSBAND I’M GOING ON TO GET COFFEE, I WAS HERE ON FOX NEWS. THATTHAT IS A COVER STORY. YOU SAY YOU’RE DOING ONE THING BUT YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING ELSE. DISINFORMATION, MISS INFORMATION IS WHEN YOU PUT OUT A DIFFICULT STORY. IN 1950 THERE WAS A PLANE CRASH AT AREA 51, OUTSIDE AREA 51 AT MOUNT CHARLESTON. A GROUP OF CIA SCIENTISTS WORKING ON THE U-2 SPY-PLANE, WHEN THE PLANE CRASHED THE CIA BEHIND THE SCENES WENT, OH, MY GOD, OUR SECRET WILL BE BLOWN. THE PUBLIC WILL KNOW ABOUT THIS U-2 SPY-PLANE WE’RE BUILDING. INSTEAD THE LOCAL PAPER IN LAS VEGAS REPORTED A STORY THAT THESE WERE SCIENTISTS WORKING ON NUCLEAR BOMBS OUT THERE. BINGO THE CIA HAD ITS OWN DISINFORMATION, MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN THAT HAD BEEN CREATED BY THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER. BRIAN: GOTCHA.>>I THINK WE’RE SEEING A LITTLE BIT OF THAT TODAY. BRIAN: ABSOLUTELY. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. PEOPLE SHOULD WISE UP,