Area 51 acknowledged by the CIA, but not aliens or flying saucers
The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades.
The recently declassified CIA documents have set Area 51 buffs abuzz, though there’s no mention of flying saucers, bug-eyed aliens or staged moon landings.
A CIA history released Thursday not only mentions Area 51 and describes some of the activities that took place there — but it places the site on a map. (Photo: AP/Laura Rauch)