Located on Nellis AFB Nevada Desert, Area 51, S4. It houses UFO's. Area 51 is the most protected base on the planet. U2 pilot training in the 50's. The SR-71 was developed here. The Groom Dry Lake area of the Nellis Air Force Range and Nuclear Test Site in the Nevada desert, about 80 miles NNW of Las Vegas. It is here that the US government is test-flying highly secret Black Project aircraft, including UFOs, for a number of years.
Every weekday morning, at least 500 people arrive at the guarded terminal owned by EG&G on the northwest side of McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here they board one of a small fleet of unmarked Boeing 737-200s. Using three digit numbers prefixed by the word "Janet" as their callsigns, the 737s fly off North every half hour.
Their destination is Groom Lake, an installation so secret, its existence is denied by the government agencies and contractors that have connections there.
By late 1955, the facility had been completed for flight testing of Lockheed's U-2 spyplane. Since that time, Groom Lake has undergone vast expansion, catering to the needs of testing the most advanced aircraft projects in the world.
Forty-four years after it was
created, Groom Lake has hosted flight testing of the
Lockheed U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-117 Stealth Fighter, the
Northrop's B-2 Stealth Bomber, the mysterious Aurora Project, and
possibly even Alien Spacecraft (Flying Saucers) (UFO).
In March 1955, Johnson sent LeVier and Skunk Works foreman Dorsey Kammerer to visit potential test sites in the deserts of southern California, Nevada, and Arizona. After two weeks, LeVier presented Johnson with his impressions, and Johnson chose Groom Lake.
The Groom Lake
facility has been known by many names since its construction.
Kelly Johnson named the place
"Paradise Ranch". When his
flight test team arrived in July 1955, they simply called it "The
Ranch". In fact, the secret base was formally named
Watertown Strip, after the town in upstate New York where
CIA director Allen Dulles was born.
By 1970, the USAF Systems Command took over the operation of Groom Lake. At this time, the U-2 and A-12/SR-71 spyplanes had both been tested and in service on reconnaissance missions. Unmanned high-speed drones were also being tested, including the Model 147 Lightning Bug, Model 154 Firefly, and D-21 Tagboard. In 1967, the United States acquired its first Soviet MiG-21 and the US efforts to acquire Soviet weapons technology expanded.
In 1975, the Red Flag series of realistic air warfare exercises started at Nellis AFB, using large portions of the ranges surrounding Groom Lake. The box of airspace surrounding Groom Lake was strictly off-limits to Red Flag aircrews. It became known as "Red Square" at this time, but later acquired the semi-official title of ''Dreamland'' as a series of new exotic aerospace projects evolved in the late 1970s. These included the Have Blue and Tacit Blue stealth technology demonstrators. The testing of these aircraft brought extreme security measures at Groom Lake.
The Groom Lake base was considerably expanded in the 1980s. The main runway (14/32) was extended to the south, and then a huge northernly extension built out onto Groom Dry Lake, today having a length of 27,000 feet.
A smaller parallel runway was built in the early 1990s. Semi-recessed "scoot and hide" shelters were built on the main taxiway so that secret aircraft could be more easily hidden from spying satellites overhead. New radars, satellite telemetry and other communications facilities were installed, and extra warehouse and assembly areas constructed. The base housing area was completely rebuilt, accommodating up to 2,000 people, and an extensive recreational facility provided. Today, Groom Lake seems to be administered by Detachment 3 of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB.
Perimeter security was
also increased. Until 1984, it was easy to view the base from
Bald Mountain and other hills in the Groom Range
to the north of the lakebed. The USAF then extended
the Nellis Range military reservation to cut off the
view...or so they thought! Two hillsides to the south of the
Groom Range still offered a view of the base from 12 miles
away. White Sides Peak and Freedom Ridge,
these points were annexed by authorities in 1995.
The ground patrols, often called "Cammo Dudes", are assisted by FLIR-equipped Sikorsky MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters.
Since the Tacit
Blue flights ended in 1985, only two further black
projects which were presumably test-flown from the secret
base, have since been officially acknowledged. These were both
stealth air-launched missiles: the Lockheed Advanced Cruise Missile
(ACM), cancelled in 1992, and the Northrop Tri-Service Stand-Off
Attack Missile, cancelled in 1994. So what activities are
taking place at Groom Lake?
He alleged that nine of these disc-shaped craft were flown from a highly secure facility named "S-4" at Papoose Lake, 10 miles southwest of Groom Lake. Lazar's story has been widely criticized and a more credible link to disc-shaped objects is that they are testbeds for anti-gravity propulsion systems, being tested at Groom Lake.
Such technology would represent an unprecedented leap worthy of the most extreme secrecy. So would an operational hypersonic spyplane with another new propulsion system, such as Pulse Detonation Wave Engines or hydrogen-powered scramjets.
There is much circumstantial evidence to link Groom Lake
with (at the very least) experimental high-Mach vehicles. It has
even been claimed that a new mother/daughter combination like the
A-12/D-21 has been flown, known as the Super Valkyrie.
Recently, a new theory which is of a very good basis has risen which gives an idea as to the glowing objects seen above the Groom Lake installation. Researcher Tom Mahood has mentioned his theory that the objects moving at incredible speeds with sudden directional changes, emitting an unusual glow, could in fact be the result of experimental proton beam systems.