Would you expect any military base, let alone the infamous Area 51, to be the “most boring” place you could ever work? Don’t they get to play with ET and fly spaceships? Or at least know what really happened in Roswell in 1947?
Not so much according to Thorton “T.D.” Barnes, former special-projects engineer at Area 51 in Nevada.
Actually, he says what people thought were alien-piloted UFOs in the 1960's were really spy planes being tested at over 2,000 miles per hour at altitudes of 90,000 feet, which would produce flashes of light high in the sky.
"We considered it to be a bonus. They [the UFO sightings] made it easier to conceal what we were doing," says Barnes.
While it's true that most reported UFO sightings really can be identified, I still have some questions about this random admittance of “truth:”
- Why come out with it half a century later?
- If the military at Area 51 was using the idea of UFOs and aliens as a cover-up for something else, how odd/questionable/bad must that something else be?
- Is this just another cover-up?
(Image: Strangely hilarious, although I'm not sure if it's real. From GreyFalcon.us.)