Beyond Area 51: 16 Secret UFO Locations I want to TELL YOU ABOUT!
Beyond Area 51
Nevada's Area 51 is the world's best-known secret base. It's
been featured in books, movies, and TV mostly because many people
suspect the U.S. government hides UFOs inside its vast confines. (Only
recently did the U.S. government finally admit Area 51 exists, although
they say its purpose was spy plane testing.)
But Area 51 isn't the only such place — there are other mysterious sites
that are truly secret and almost unknown, but with connections to UFOs
all the same. Some I talk about in this new book, Beyond Area 51; some of these connections border on the ridiculous; others are fascinating and truly baffling. Here are the most mysterious
S4, said to be located inside a desert mountain 20 miles south
of Area 51, is rumored to be an enormous underground facility where the
U.S. military builds flying saucers based on reverse-engineering of
recovered/crashed UFOs. However, some researchers think S4 is a complete
fabrication created by the CIA to fool Russian satellites into
photographing nothing but empty desert.
AUTEC, the Caribbean
AUTEC (officially known as the Atlantic Underwater Testing
& Evaluation Center) is what many UFO researchers call the U.S.
Navy's version of Area 51. Not only have many UFOs been reported in its
vicinity over the years, but hundreds of USOs (Unidentified Submerged
Objects) have been seen near this super-secret facility as well. (The
Navy denies all this, of course.) Maybe the eeriest thing about AUTEC is
that it's located on the Bahamian island of Andros, which puts it smack
in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.
Homestead AFB, Florida
Located south of Miami, Homestead Air Force Base is the site of
one of the most intriguing stories in UFO lore. One night in 1974,
President Richard Nixon brought his golfing buddy, comedian Jackie
Gleason, to a top-secret hangar at Homestead to show him the remains of a
crashed flying saucer and the bodies of its crew. Gleason was a
well-known UFO enthusiast and later on, when Gleason's estranged wife
mentioned the incident to a magazine, Jackie claims he decided to end
their marriage. But is the story true?
San Luis Valley, Colorado
Located in the southwest corner of Colorado, the San Luis
Valley is a place with reported incidents involving not only UFOs but
paranormal activity. Ghosts, "shadow people," unexplained lights,
strange animals, and even flying humans has been rumored as well.
Coincidentally, the valley is located close to a number of highly
classified military installations.
Wenceslas Mine, Poland
Located in southwestern Poland, this facility has long been
rumored to be the site of a secret World War II program to build a
propulsion unit for Nazi UFOs. True believers say the technology for
this mysterious device, known as "The Bell," came from a highly advanced
alien civilization that was in cahoots with Hitler and the Third Reich.
However, more rational researchers point out that if the Nazis truly
had superior technological help from ETs, they probably could have won
Archuleta Mesa, New Mexico
Located in Dulce, New Mexico, some claim this mountain is home
to 50,000 reptile-like ETs who, with the approval of the U.S.
government, perform ghastly experiments on human beings with the
ultimate purpose of enslaving mankind to work in plutonium mines on the
moon and Mars. Most others dismiss Archuleta Mesa as the weirdest
tall-tale in history. As crazy as it sounds, the debate about the
mysterious location goes on.
Located near the Ural Mountains in Russia, this 40-square mile
piece of wilderness has been called "Heaven on Earth." Like Colorado's
San Luis Valley, the M-Triangle has plenty of UFO sightings and
paranormal activity. But many people who visit there frequently leave
feeling more improved — both physically and mentally — than when they
went in. Some claim they've had serious illnesses that have been cured
just by traveling through the M-Triangle.
Beyond Area 51: 16 Secret UFO Locations
Falkirk Triangle, Scotland
Some ufologists claim that more UFOs are seen over Scotland
than any other country in the world. Many of these sightings are made
within the Falkirk Triangle, an area near Edinburgh, where UFOs are
reported on a near-daily basis. Adding to the mystery, close to the
middle of the Falkirk Triangle is the village Rosslyn, which is the site
of Rosslyn Chapel, the mysterious church that has been connected to the
Knights Templar (and not just in Dan Brown books).
Saddam's Area 51
When the Invasion of Iraq began in March 2003, U.S. forces paid
particular attention to a place called the Little Zab River Valley,
bombing it frequently and sending in scores of Special Forces. Located
west of Baghdad, the valley was reportedly the site of what many called
Saddam's Area 51. Ever since the first Gulf War, reports have come out
of Iraq that Saddam's forces had recovered a crashed UFO, brought it to
the Little Zab River Valley, reverse-engineered some of its technology,
and, from this, created a sort of extraterrestrial WMD.
Britain's Area 51
Great Britain is a crowded island with few places to put a top
secret Area 51-type base. However many UFO researchers believe Britain's
Area 51 can be found beneath a stately English mansion called Rudloe
Manor. A small city was constructed underneath the manor during World
War II as a place to build fighter planes away from falling German
bombs. Wouldn't this be the perfect place for Britain's military to hide
secret weapons, and maybe even crashed UFOs? Even more intriguing,
Rudloe Manor is located close to Salisbury Plain, the home of
About 70 miles northwest of Area 51 is a place so secret, even
people in the U.S. intelligence community rarely talk about it. Called
the Tonopah Test Range, F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter was kept under
wraps there for ten years without anybody but the president and the
highest reaches of the U.S. military knowing about it. The Nighthawks
left Tonopah years ago but the highly secret base remains operational.
This begs the question: What's being kept there now?
Strangely, almost no UFOs are reported over Tonopah, Nevada. However, 500 miles to the southeast, is Tonopah, Arizona,
where dramatic UFO sightings happen all the time. These include reports
of gigantic aerial ships accompanied by fighter planes and at least one
encounter between UFO pilots and local citizens. The Palo Verde nuclear
plant, the largest of its kind in the world, is close by; many believe
this is what attracts all the UFOs.
Kapustin Yar, Russia
While the M-Triangle might be the source of peace and
enlightenment, another place in Russia is more bellicose; in fact, it's
known for rumored air battles between humans and UFOs. Kapustin Yar is a
combination space launch facility and secret weapons base. Many sources
in Russia, including famous pilots and aeronautical experts, insist
that Russian fighter jets and UFOs engaged in numerous dogfights over
Kapustin Yar after UFOs attempted to interfere with some early Russian
Located in the Himalayan Mountains on the border of China and
India, people in this remote area claim to see UFOs coming out of deep
ravines and crevices on a regular basis. These sightings are so
frequent, when children in the area are asked to draw something from
their everyday lives, many of them reportedly draw pictures of flying
saucer-like objects. China and India fought a war over this snowy region
in 1962 and, these days, both governments restrict access to this
mysterious corner of the world.
Pine Gape, located in the geographic center of Australia, is
considered one of the most secret places on earth. It is from here that
the NSA most likely controls America's newest fleet of spy satellites,
many of which are said to eavesdrop on other nations and targeted
individuals as well. But Pine Gap is also known for some spectacular UFO
sightings: witnesses report seeing interactions between UFO occupants
and personnel at the base. Could the U.S. have drones operating from
Pine Gap that are disguised to look like UFOs?
Mark Twain said, "Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody
does anything about it." At a U.S. government research project in
Alaska, Twain might finally get his wish. The High-Frequency Active
Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, is a station which combines hundreds
of radio transmitters to heat up parts of the atmosphere to a
staggering 50,000 degrees. Why? Officially, the government says the
research may help better military communications. But critics charge the
government is trying to manipulate and weaponize the weather.