The truth is finally out there on Area 51

After years of wild speculation about the existence and true nature of Area 51, and frequent appearances in all sorts of alien-themed works of pop culture, the CIA has revealed details of the secretive military base. In a 400-page document dump, the agency has officially confirmed the existence of the base, and confirmed that it played host to secretive U-2 stealth plane testing.

“There is a section on the relationship between the U-2 program being responsible for UFO sightings,” National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. “But if people are looking for sections on dead aliens and inter-species contact, they’ll be disappointed. It’s just not there.”

That is, of course, unless you think there are still extraterrestrial secrets locked away somewhere, kept under the close watch of the Smoking Man.

Read more over at Nation Now.

Photos: CIA, Laura Rauch / Associated Press

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