Saturday, May 11, 2013
With all the secrecy shrouding Area 51, it’s time for some light to be shed. Learn more about the nicknames, entertainment, food, spy planes, and rumors surrounding this infamous site.
Area 51’s nickname DREAMLAND was allegedly derived from an Edgar Allan Poe poem by the same name. It admonishes that “the traveler, traveling through it, may not-dare not openly view it; Never its mysteries are exposed, to the weak human eye unclosed.”
You won’t find it on any geological or aeronautical maps and yet like a place in the Twilight Zone, flights to it leave Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport every day. Some say alien aircraft are stored there and reverse-engineered to create new aircraft and weapons, or it’s the site of genetic testing or other diabolical plots. Others say it’s just a very secret aircraft development site. No matter, what it is, Area 51 remains shrouded in mystery.