Area 51 first became popular in the 1950’s when it was created, and shortly after when many UFO sightings were reported there. It is located in a remote part of the desert in Nevada.
Government as a place to test top secret military weapons, especially military aircraft (“Groom Lake Air Force Base - Area 51”).
Area 51, also known as Groom Lake, is a secret military facility about 90 miles north of Las Vegas.
The number refers to a 6-by-10-mile block of land, at the center of which is a large air base the government will not discuss.
None of the public is allowed inside of area 51 and no one knows what truly exists inside the gates, and what the government and the military are hiding in there.
The government has dismissed most of these claims as testing aircraft and other weapons, but there are some that have never been solved and still remain a mystery today.
Area 51 was built to the south of a dry lakebed named Groom.
The landmass of Area 51 takes up an area of sixty square miles.
Grooms Lake is chosen as the location for the runway.
By August of 1955, the U-2 makes its first flight from Grooms Lake.