Talk:Area 51

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I thought it was part of the Nevada Nuclear Test, which is sectioned up into numbered areas. (If my memory serves me right Area 12 or 19 is where most of the tests took place). - π 05:40, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes it is. If you scan around Google Maps, you can spot all the craters that aren't too far away. "51" is the area with hyper-insane security (I don't know how much is true, like the motion detectors and the sensors that can "smell" you, but "trespassers will be shot" is good enough for me) but doesn't seem to have any nuclear test sites in it. Scarlet A.pnggnostic 11:38, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

You goota admit it would be fun to know what kind of high tech weaponory is being made there — Unsigned, by: Butcer / talk / contribs

Maybe. I know that, when I first got my security clearance, I was all excited to have secret access to government projects. Turns out, however, that 99.9% of all government secrets are borrrrrrrrring. Punky Your mental puke relief 14:42, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Really? Did you have info on what kind of high tech gadgetry they are making in area 51 now? I know of course there are no aliens or anything stupid conspiracy crap like that, but because how high the security is around that place the weaponry being made developed theres must be something spectacular and im a total sucker for high tech weapons --Butcer (talk) 10:51, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Well, thanks to the world of drones you can be sure it's probably not high tech hypersonic recon craft like it was decades ago. Also, thanks to the interent and the massive digital threat, it's probably not physical objects that the military are interested in developing, but software. So if you think they're manufacturing ray guns you're probably just as nuts as the ones who think they're hiding alien craft. Military technology is all about robotics these days, Iraq and Afghanistan has shown that to be the case and the speed at which they've taken off is huge. And with these two actual wars going on, they need it out in the field ASAP, not languishing around being secret for decades on end as was the case when they were developing the F117 and the B2. If Area 51 is anything, it's just a testing ground for jets, and with the turnover rate of modern technology it's unlikely to be anything massively spectacularly "advanced". They just need the security and the no-fly zone to do that effectively without coming across civilian aircraft. ADK...I'll murder your heretic! 11:02, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


A link to the relevant section of WP's article on HG Wells' The War of the Worlds/mention of the town of Woking. (talk) 14:42, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

(Removed previous accidental duplication) That Woking has a statue of a fictional alien invader says something about its otherwise limited notability. (talk) 14:55, 20 April 2012 (UTC)