Journalist Annie Jacobsen told National Public Radio (NPR) in a May 17 interview that the famed “Area 51” has remained classified for many years — “not because of aliens or spaceships, but because the government once used the site for top-secret nuclear testing and weapons development.” At the same time, the Library of Congress released photos of a known “alien group” or “gang” that called themselves the “Holy and Undivided Trinity of Castle Rising.” This alleged group of aliens looked like modern witches with their strange hats, but reports in the British UFO files point to several members of this “alien group” – based at one time in Norfolk, England – as still being alive, with some members identified in North America both in the early 20th and 21st centuries.
In “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base,” Jacobsen details “how several agencies — including the Atomic Energy Commission, the Department of Defense and the CIA — once used the site to conduct controversial and secretive research on aircraft and pilot-related projects, including planes that traveled three times faster than the speed of sound and nuclear-propelled, space-based missile launch systems.”
This story is number nine in an occasional series of reports about what the secret British UFO files contain, and what new information these documents reveal.
Double standard exists in UFO reporting, say experts
“Aliens living amongst us,” state British UFO documents “is about as controversial as one can get.” However, local Oregon UFO “watchers” note that there is a woman, who’s elderly and who many think is an alien living in nearby Salem, Oregon. The woman or alien has mentioned being a part of the “Holy and Undivided Trinity” from England. She’s asked not to “be bothered” in any local Oregon request for interviews or information.
Also, the London based “Daily Mail,” – that’s covered the recently release British government documents, that number more than 8,500 and include links to tens of thousands of other UFO sighting material – blasted the American FBI for “stirring up conspiracy theorists and spy minded folk across the Internet” with the Vault.
There is a “double standard” in the UFO community, say members of the Oregon UFO “watchers” group that notes how some who report UFO sightings “don’t really believe” and, in turn, “call believers hoaxers,” while those who publically admit to believing in UFOs – such as the “watchers." Also, there’s facts to back up UFOs as being real from tens of thousands of UFO related flies have recently been released into the public domain by France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil and other countries. The U.K. UFO files – that number 8,500 once top secret documents that contain links to tens of thousands of other secret UFO files – are also tied closely with the recent release of once secret Federal Bureau of Investigation UFO files that have been recently released to the public via the FBI’s “Vault” web site.
FBI “Vault” just one new open door to UFO details
According to the FBI’s “Vault” web site, this “FBI Reading Room” contains many once secret UFO files “of public interest and historical value.” However, there’s no FBI statement as to why this UFO information was not previously released to the public.
However, the FBI Vault web site does not that it is in “compliance with the National Archives Record Administration (NARA) requirements,” and that “some of these records are no longer in the physical possession of the FBI.”
Also, there’s a disclaimer on the FBI UFO files that states: “Please note, that the information found in these files may no longer reflect the current beliefs, positions, opinions or policies currently held by the FBI.”
Millions of UFO documents now available to the public
At the same time, both the FBI and British UFO files contain numerous references to Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell's call for the America to release “all UFO documents in government files and to acknowledge the extraterrestrial presence.” In turn, fellow Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper made the same demands 30 years ago, but his recommendations to both the FBI and federal government were simply placed in secret files that are now in the public domain.
For instance, Journalist Annie Jacobsen, in her new bestseller – “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base” – reveals information that was previously classified as top secret by the U.S. military and FBI.
Jacobsen, a reporter for the L.A. Times and Wall Street Journal, whose based in Los Angeles, is created by the New York Times for her reporting on this subject of UFOs that often paints the “messenger” or the reporter as a nut or something trying to “hoax” the public.
"Although this connect-the-dots U.F.O. thesis is only a hasty-sounding addendum to an otherwise straightforward investigative book about aviation and military history, it makes an indelible impression. Area 51 is liable to become best known for sci-fi provocation. But the book is noteworthy for its author’s dogged devotion to her research,” the New York Times stated in its review of her book last week.
Jacobesen writes that Area 51 is: “Seventy-five miles north of Las Vegas sits a land parcel in the middle of the desert. Called Area 51, the parcel is just outside of the abandoned Nevada Test and Training Range, where more than 100 atmospheric bomb tests were conducted in the 1950s. Officially, the U.S. government has never acknowledged the existence of Area 51. Unofficially, it has become a place associated with conspiracy theories, alien landings and tiny spaceships.”
Jacobesen’s Area 51 and British UFO documents point to “Operation Plumbbob”
“In the summer and fall of 1957, a series of atmospheric nuclear tests — called Operation Plumbbob — were conducted above ground at the Nevada testing and training range, located just outside of Area 51. Twenty-nine explosions were set off while tests were conducted on troop readiness, accidental detonations and the effects of flying debris on living targets,” according to documents declassified by the Department of Energy that Jacobsen details in her book.
"The area out at Area 51 that was part of the Operation Plumbbob test continues to be contaminated," she says. "It was not cleaned up until the '80s. And at that point, they sent in men in hazmat suits to scrape the land."
Moreover, NPR reported that “the secrecy surrounding Area 51 has made it fertile ground for conspiracy theories, including one about a UFO cover-up and another about the moon landing having never happened. Jacobsen addresses these conspiracy theories in the book and speculates about what led to them. She says her book is based on interviews with 74 individuals with rare firsthand knowledge of the secret base. Thirty-two of the people she interviewed lived and worked at Area 51.”
How the UFO interest began in the U.S.
"The UFO craze began in the summer of 1947. Several months later, the G2 intelligence, which was the Army intelligence corps at the time, spent an enormous amount of time and treasure seeking out two former Third Reich aerospace designers named Walter and Reimar Horten who had allegedly created [a] flying disc. ... American intelligence agents fanned out across Europe seeking the Horton brothers to find out if, in fact, they had made this flying disc,” writes Jacobsen.
"The idea behind it remains, why? Why were they looking for a flying disc? And conspiracy theorists have had their hands on this declassified file for over a decade now, and they say it proves that this flying disc came from outer space. If you read the documents, the takeaway that I found fascinating was that at the end of it, the Army admits finding the Horten brothers, and that the Horten brothers admitted their contact with the Russians and that's where the file ends. Everything after that is classified,” she adds.
Moreover, Jacobsen states that her book “is a work of nonfiction. The stories I tell in this narrative are real. None of the people are invented. Of the seventy-four individuals interviewed for this book with rare firsthand knowledge of the secret base, thirty-two of them lived and worked at Area 51.”
The recently released British UFO documents contain numerous references to Area 51 as America’s most secret domestic military facility.
In turn, Jacobsen writes that the “key to understanding Area 51 is knowing that it sits inside the largest government-controlled land parcel in the United States, the Nevada Test and Training Range. Encompassing 4,687 square miles, this area is just a little smaller than the state of Connecticut — three times the size of Rhode Island, and more than twice as big as Delaware. Set inside this enormous expanse is a smaller parcel of land, 1,350 square miles, called the Nevada Test Site, the only facility like it in the continental United States. Beginning in 1951, on the orders of President Harry Truman, 105 nuclear weapons were exploded aboveground at the site and another 828 were exploded underground in tunnel chambers and deep, vertical shafts. The last nuclear weapons test on American soil occurred at the Nevada Test Site on September 23, 1992. The facility contains the largest amount of weapons-grade plutonium and uranium in the United States not secured inside a nuclear laboratory.”
Also revealing in her books is that “the Manhattan Project employed two hundred thousand people. It had eighty offices and dozens of production plants spread out all over the country, including a sixty-thousand-acre facility in rural Tennessee that pulled more power off the nation's electrical grid than New York City did on any given night. And no one knew the Manhattan Project was there. That is how powerful a black operation can be.”
Anyone can read parts of the British files on line
The release of these British UFO documents includes 35 large files that can be viewed at http://ufos.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
It should also be noted that the files are available to download free of charge for one month at this U.K. National Archives website.
Image source of members of the UFO group called the “Holy and Undivided Trinity of Castle Rising,” from Norfolk, England, circa 1920’s photograph: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.