By Annie Jacobsen
It is the main well-known army install on the earth. And it does not exist. situated a trifling seventy-five miles outdoors of Las Vegas in Nevada's wasteland, the bottom hasn't ever been said by means of the U.S. government-but zone fifty one has captivated imaginations for many years.
Myths and hypotheses approximately region fifty one have lengthy abounded, because of the serious secrecy enveloping it. a few declare it really is domestic to extraterrestrial beings, underground tunnel platforms, and nuclear amenities. Others think that the lunar touchdown itself was once filmed there. the superiority of those rumors stems from the truth that no credible insider has ever divulged the reality approximately his time contained in the base. before.
Annie Jacobsen had particular entry to nineteen males who served the bottom proudly and secretly for many years and are actually elderly 75-92, and unheard of entry to fifty-five extra army and intelligence group of workers, scientists, pilots, and engineers associated with the key base, thirty-two of whom lived and labored there for prolonged sessions. In Area fifty one, Jacobsen exhibits us what has rather long gone on within the Nevada barren region, from checking out nuclear guns to construction super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the struggle on Terror.
This is the 1st publication in response to interviews with eye witnesses to sector fifty one historical past, which makes it the seminal paintings at the topic. full of previously labeled info that hasn't ever been safely decoded for the general public, Area 51 weaves the mysterious actions of the top-secret base right into a gripping narrative, exhibiting that evidence are usually extra magnificent than fiction, in particular while the excellence is nearly most unlikely to make.