Its very existence
As secretive as the notorious Area 51 seems now, it was even more hush-hush until a few years ago. The government refused to acknowledge it even existed for years but was forced to come clean when 1992 CIA documents mentioning the military base were declassified in 2013. It showed up in the news again recently when a Facebook event was created called, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” Matty Roberts, 20, created the event which was scheduled for September 20, 2019, and over 2 million people responded as “going.” Two separate celebrations took place, one in Vegas and one in a desert town near Area 51, where visitors could gather and hang out before “storming” the government base. Dozens of officers were standing guard around the gates to Area 51 ready to take on the crowds that Friday morning, but only around 100 people showed up. Find out which other 10 secret U.S. government operations were finally revealed.
Visitors take a plane from Las Vegas to get there
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The unmarked so-called “Janet” planes supposedly keep their windows covered when new visitors arrive. Passengers who are allowed on the plane have the highest level of security clearance and are most likely employees of the military base, but no one knows for sure.