08:52:53 PM Jun 26th 2013
"More seriously, Area 51 is a real life subversion, as it's at least official enough that the President of the United States has to sign off on its budget every year. Though what they get up to is anyone's guess. The theories that the typical man on the street knows about all boil down to "Aliens!", but those more grounded in reality speculate that it's where the Air Force tests the cutting-edge technology of tomorrow, like stealth planes were in the Eighties." About the time of the alien crash landing, Area 51 was also being used for/is next door to nuclear explosions 'testing' site (Yucca Flats), and is rather near a nuclear waste dump.