The CIA confirmes the true purpose of Area 51

The CIA’s confirmation sheds light on the long-standing mystery surrounding the purpose of Area 51, a site that has captivated people’s imaginations for decades and continues to do so.

Despite originating as a humorous internet meme with the “Storm Area 51” event, the enduring fascination with Area 51 remained evident, as evidenced by the actual arrival of some participants, although none managed to breach the facility’s security.

So, what exactly is the purpose of this enigmatic site?


Well, Area 51 serves as a US Air Force test facility. Initially acquired by the USAF in the 1950s, it was primarily used for testing the U-2 spy plane—a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft capable of operating above 70,000 feet in the stratosphere. Due to its clandestine nature, Area 51 naturally became associated with numerous sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

In fact, declassified documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request in 2013 specifically referenced the U-2’s role in generating UFO reports. These documents stated, “High-altitude testing of the U-2 soon led to an unexpected side effect – a tremendous increase in reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs).” It was noted that U-2 and subsequent Oxcart flights accounted for a significant portion of UFO reports during the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s.


The U-2 aircraft played a crucial role in US intelligence gathering during the Cold War, particularly for surveillance missions over the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U-2 was instrumental in providing intelligence on Soviet nuclear missile installations in Cuba, despite the tragic loss of U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson.

Interestingly, the design of the U-2’s wings, optimized for high-altitude flight, necessitated a stall maneuver for landing. Pilots had to wear specialized spacesuits to survive the extreme atmospheric conditions at such altitudes, lending credence to the speculation surrounding Area 51 and its association with extraterrestrial activity.

In essence, while Area 51 was indeed utilized for testing experimental aircraft during the height of the Cold War, its secretive nature has fueled persistent rumors and speculation, including the possibility of housing alien technology. However, conclusive evidence supporting such claims remains elusive.

Written by Telha

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