Area 51: The CIA’s Secret Files

A short flight from Las Vegas, deep in the Nevada desert lies Area 51 the CIA’s secret. It is a giant clandestine base that remained unacknowledged and disavowed by the United States government for almost 60 years but in August 2013 the CIA finally admitted that this place is real.

In this National Geographic special we see Richard Co, a former United States Air Force pilot head straight for it, he provides legal tours of the perimeter of Area 51, some of the most heavily restricted airspace on Earth. We see how he is tracked by the facility and gain a better understanding for the sheer scale of the base itself.

So what’s in Area 51? And what are Area 51 secrets? Let’s examine the CIA files.

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