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Roswell was... The Russians?


Area 51 'Uncensored': Was It UFOs Or The USSR?

"Seventy-five miles north of Las Vegas sits a land parcel in the middle of the desert. Called Area 51, the parcel is just outside of the abandoned Nevada Test and Training Range, where more than 100 atmospheric bomb tests were conducted in the 1950s. Officially, the U.S. government has never acknowledged the existence of Area 51. Unofficially, it has become a place associated with conspiracy theories, alien landings and tiny spaceships.

Journalist Annie Jacobsen tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that the site has remained classified for many years â?? not because of aliens or spaceships, but because the government once used the site for top-secret nuclear testing and weapons development.

In Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base, Jacobsen details how several agencies â?? including the Atomic Energy Commission, the Department of Defense and the CIA â?? once used the site to conduct controversial and secretive research on aircraft and pilot-related projects, including planes that traveled three times faster than the speed of sound and nuclear-propelled, space-based missile launch systems....."


It doesn't matter. Conspiracy theorists will still say it was aliens regardless of how much information is released on the subject.

Everyone, I mean EVERYONE, involved could come forward and say - "By the way, we were kidding, we didn't actually see any aliens or scraps of alien technology...we were just looking for some attention and thought it would be teh funneh. Our bad." and people would still say the government made them say that.

People will believe what they want - regardless of truth. It's the way of the conspiracy.


well there was a shit ton of nukes that were set off in that area (deserts of nevada im pretty sure)
couples thousand nukes have been blow up so far but mostly in the pacific ocean though

the whole alien thing might be due to when after the war the americans brought over a bunch of german scientists which were testing alot of weird concepts like saucer type flying machines and all the spottings started after the war in the early 50's right?


You didn't read the article, did you?



nope...but i did now and wtf...



Well I posted it cause it's really, really interesting- the concept that Stalin would do that intentionally to send the country into a panic and cause overloads on the air defense system... developing child pilots to crash... it's wild shit, but probably much closer to the truth than, "THE ALIENS DID IT!"

I might go and buy that book.