If ever you begin to question just how far the human imagination is willing to go, think of Area 51. Nothing more than a few square miles of flat desert in an otherwise unremarkable part of Southern Nevada, it has become one of the most mysterious and iconic parts of the planet for no other reason than the US Military have a fence around it.
2013 saw a long-awaited acknowledgement from the White House that the facility existed, but absolutely nothing in the way of specifics over what was going on there.
Nature abhors a vacuum though, and the total lack of any official explanation from the American government means that the facility is *definitely* the home of alien beings, amazing futuristic tech, and experiments in the paranormal. Strictly speaking, there’s not any… y’know… proof of any of this, but since when has that stopped anyone.
Ever since the site was established in 1955 (actually, even its origins are hotly contested) the site has been the subject of conjecture, rumour, suspicion and conspiracy. Be they from intrepid UFO-watchers, truth-seeking vigilantes, or disgruntled former employees, the most extraordinary stories have emerged from the base’s walls, but none more fantastical as what follows.
The truth – or otherwise – is in here.
10. Time Travel
Of all the scientifically improbable flights-of-fancy that fiction has bestowed upon the human consciousness, nothing is quite as intriguing as time travel. The ability to turn back the hands of the clock and undo humanity’s most important moments, or leap forward and live in a futuristic wonderland without the inconvenience of actually ageing – the scope for the imagination is endless.
Allegedly, the US government has already dipped its toes into the murky water of time travel, as numerous “man out of time” images have indicated. Whether this technology is a by-product of captured alien craft, or simply giant scientific strides by the US Military, is open to debate, but Los Alamos physicist Robert Lazar has gone on the record about a briefing that was given at the base.
Speaking about the so-called Project Galileo, Lazar said; “My NSA contact confirmed that the government has succeeded in time travel, but also considers it a dangerous technology”.
9. Human-Alien Hybrids
Whether our relationship with aliens is as conspiring equals, or more “ant vs boot”, one theme that crops up in a number of leaks is that experiments haven’t been limited to the technological. There’s been some work done in biology as well.
Reports from both theorists and a former, unnamed, researcher at the base links this interbreeding to a plan to create a new world order (more on that later). Hybrids, the plan goes, have the ability to blend in with the rest of us whilst possessing a number of alien attributes like telekinesis. Handy if you’re running for office.
One even crazier theory is that the breeding is being done as a favour to our intergalactic allies. Who, having evolved their mental capacity at the expense of their physical form, need transferrable organs from a more primitive species to over come a number of pandemic health issues.