Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I have recently written a book about my experiences at Area 51. The book describes how I originally became interested in Area 51 and some of the trips that have made an impact on my life. Area 51 is far more than just a Top Secret military base. For many different reasons, people such as myself have become obsessed with Area 51. This book is an attempt to describe and justify why I have been overtaken be the desire to study Area 51. My journey started out as an attempt to find out what really was going on at Area 51. Once I started this journey, it was apparent to me that what happens behind the mountains at Area 51 really has little effect on my obsession with Area 51.
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Saturday, December 6, 2008
Where else would a person obsessed with Area 51 go to take his family Christmas card photo? Yes, you are correct Area 51. Would this person be stupid enough to take their 65 pound pitbull to be in the photo. Yes, again you are correct. I guess that is me. We hustled out of the house around 10am and headed for Alamo. Once in Alamo we walked the dog and got a few drinks of our own. I always stop by the Lincoln County Annex in Alamo to see the which white bus is parked in front. The older bus was there with plenty of dust on it. That bus always looks like it has had a tough week of taking people down Groom Lake Road. After Alamo, we stopped at Groom Lake Road for our Christmas card photo. It took a few attempts. It seemed like our dog wanted to take off and explore for herself. I wonder what the "cammo dudes" would have done if she crossed the restricted side and I was standing on the other side. If she made it to the base, I wish she would have been able to tell me what she saw. Once the photo was done, we went to Rachel for an Alien Burger. So of the locals were talking about the increased amount of sonic booms they have been hearing in the middle of the night. They said the increase has been for about a week and usually they hear 3 right in a row. This may occur as many as 3 times a night. They seem to think they are testing something new at Area 51. I wonder if anybody else can confirm this story I heard? After Rachel, we headed up to Caliente to look around. We do hope to retire there some day. On the way to Caliente we were lucky enough to see some wild horses. The horses were so beautiful. It makes me sick to see the way the BLM is managing their herds. So many seem to be dying on the Nellis Range.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
No matter how many times I go to the border of the restricted area on Groom Lake Road I always get the same feeling. It is a feeling of "high anxiety". I know I am on public land, but the warning signs clearly say that it is illegal to photograph the signs and any property past the signs. The sight of the "Cammo Dudes" just sitting there watching is enough to get the blood pressure pumping. I know they are just there to keep people out and detain people that cross that line, but I always get nervous near them. What a feeling!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I took a wonderful couple from Australia out to Area 51. We had a great time. We visited all the stops, the white bus parked at Alamo, Groom Lake Road border signs, the "black mailbox", and the Little A Le Inn. I was so happy to see that the state finally replaced the missing ET HWY sign at the start of the HWY. It must have been replaced recently. Notice there are NO stickers yet!
Monday, October 20, 2008
"So, six decades after Chuck Yeager first went supersonic in the X-1, with the pace and volume of world of commerce growing dramatically, the opportunity for extremely long-range, high-speed aircraft has never been stronger. And yet, the old aviation mantra of "Higher, Farther, Faster" seems to have been suspended."
Here is the link to that article:
That quote from an article made me wonder. Actually, I wonder about the answer to this question quite often, "What the heck are they working on at Area 51 these days?" I figured at Groom Lake they would be working on the next generation Space Plane or the successor to the SuperSonic SR-71 that would be capable of Quiet SuperSonic Transport. Maybe they are working on an unmanned bomber project. This project would take the technology learned from the current UAV's and use that to take it to the next level and create a bomber or fighter that is unmanned. The Space Plane sounds the most interesting, but I am leaning towards the unmanned technology. From everything I have read, most of the Space Plane or Quiet SuperSonic Transport projects have been canceled or scaled back. A few articles have pointed to NASA completing a Space Plane/QSST project around 2020. Maybe some of the technology from the past 15 years or so at Groom Lake helped with what NASA is doing. We have all seen pictures of the Valkyrie, so I know they have been working on more than UAV's in the 1990's. Something impressive should be going in that huge new hanger at Groom Lake. Does anybody have any ideas what projects are being worked on and what is going in that hanger???
Here is a link to an article about Space Plane project being "Shelved" at Area 51
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It was interesting to watch the hoax photo cause some interest at various website discussion forums. Not everybody got involved and commented. I felt as if many knew that it was a picture of a rock being thrown from Tikaboo Peak, and therefore never entered the discussion. Some individuals dismissed it right away. Some individuals couldn't make up there mind and were bothered by others who were not at least willing to discuss it being legit. A few had some interesting theories. I on the other hand was very interested in how people were reacting to "it". Honestly, I couldn't really tell what the heck it was. It didn't look real, but it looked to weird to be a rock thrown from the mountain. Glenn Campbell himself is an interesting part of the Area 51 puzzle. His piece doesn't quite fit into any of the Area 51 puzzle perfectly. I can understand why he did. Why not? The reaction and the attention would surely follow a stunt like this. I don't believe he did it for the attention completely. That obviously played a part. I think Glenn enjoys the interaction between the different people involved in researching, studying, and or reading about Area 51. I am very much interested in what goes on around Area 51 as much as what is being worked on inside. I am very open about my interest and sometimes I hear from it on various discussion forums. No I don't believe there are or were ever Aliens at Area 51, but the Alien myths surrounding Area 51 are just as important as any Top Secret plane developed there. That is why I get so upset at the "hardcore" Black Project Researcher who completely dismiss any alien folklore, Bob Lazar discussion, or anything related to what 99% of the people believe about Area 51. It is difficult to find a mix between the two sides. ATS is way to conspiracy crazy and I have my concerns about some of the individuals who post at Dreamlandresort.com. They can be quite rude at times defending their ideals. A few are very arrogant. Dreamlandresort is definitely the best out there. I know the owner keeps it the way he wants and wont let it get like ATS. That is a good thing. I am glad Glenn is back. I truly enjoy his writing and the interest he has in Area 51. The post about the UFO crew he led up Tikaboo was priceless. The writing in that post was some of the best. I enjoyed every word. I only hope there is more like that from the Desert Rat. He still is the BEST!
Monday, October 13, 2008
(Turns out to be a hoax!)
Glenn Campbell (the Desert Rat) has done it again. He was able to take a photo of an unidentified craft (or something) over Area 51. The photo was taken around noon on October 6, 2008. The photo was shot from Tikaboo Peak. It is very difficult to determine what it is. I am not really sure what I am looking at. My first thought was a rock thrown by the man in the second photo, but why would Glenn make a hoax like that. The only thing I can say for sure is that it is causing quite a stir! Another interesting photo from Glenn Campbell. The photo is copied on my blog and a link is included with friendly permission from the "Desert Rat" himself. Check out his blog for more photos and information.
Glenn's Blog: http://area51interceptors.blogspot.com/2008/10/triangular-craft-sighted-near-area-51.html
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Just like a Roman General returning from battle, Glenn Campbell is back! Glenn (the original Area 51 researcher) is back from his ten year battle with the real world. I for one am glad that the "Desert Rat is back on the scene. Nobody can sum things up with a keyboard quite like the Desert Rat. Glenn has started a Tour business. He certainly would be a "kick" to hang out in the desert for a few hours with. I think everybody can agree his early work with his website and Area 51 Research Center in Rachel, really got the ball rolling. There have been a few nice sites that were able to carry on, but none has his attention to detail. It has been funny watching the various discussion forums related to Area 51 at some of the larger websites get all worked up with his return. The insults and petty little comments from individuals who only pretend to dig around in the Southern Nevada Desert (because they live many states away) have been hilarious. Why are so many threatened by his return. Hummm... Maybe because he is the best at what he does. When you read his writings on Area 51 and the psychological affects it has on people and their lives, you will understand. Area 51 is so much more than just Top Secret planes and UFOs. Glenn Campbell has a way of explaining it all. On my blog list, I included a link to his blogs (Area 51 Interceptors). From there, you can get to his websites. Check them out! Glad to see the Desert Rat is back. Glad to see you survived the past ten years in the real world.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
The following article is from CoastToCoastAm.com
" The discovery by a hiker of some of Steve Fossett's personal belongings near Mammoth Lakes was announced today. Pictured is a map with location "B" being the general area where Fossett's items were found, and the location of the plane wreckage "A" cited by Ed Dames during his July 10, 2008 C2C appearance. Based on the map legend, the locations are around 40-50 miles apart. Ed Dames appeared briefly at the start of the show, commenting that the objects found on the ground may not be relevant to the crash site."
Friday, September 26, 2008
A Swiss man has become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.
Yves Rossy landed safely after the 22-mile (35.4 km) flight from Calais to Dover, which had been twice postponed this week because of bad weather.
The former military pilot took less than 10 minutes to complete the crossing and parachute to the ground.
The 49-year-old flew on a plane to more than 8,200ft (2,500m), ignited jets on a wing on his back, and jumped out.
Yves Rossy aimed to reach speeds of 125mph
It felt "great, really great", said Mr Rossy: "I only have one word, thank you, to all the people who did it with me."
He said weather conditions on Friday had been perfect and his success signalled "big potential" for people to fly "a little bit like a bird" in the future.
Known as "Fusionman," he was aiming to follow the route taken by French airman Louis Blériot 99 years ago when he became the first person to fly across the English Channel in a plane.
In Dover, Mr Rossy flew past South Foreland lighthouse - which the building's manager Simon Ovenden said Blériot used as a target during his pioneering flight - and looped onlookers before landing in a field.
"It's a remarkable achievement, we saw the climax of his attempt as he came down to earth with his parachute. It's been an exciting afternoon," said Geoff Clark, a 54-year-old spectator from Chatham, in Kent.
His quote consistently is: I'm not worried about risk, I manage risk
National Geographic Channel
In an interview earlier this week, Mr Rossy said: "If I calculate everything right, I will land in Dover. But if I get it wrong, I take a bath."
The flight was broadcast live for the National Geographic Channel. Its producer, Kathryn Liptrott, told the BBC Mr Rossy was fearless.
"When we've talked to him and asked him are you worried about risk his quote consistently is: I'm not worried about risk, I manage risk.
The longest flight he had previously taken lasted 10 minutes.
The wing had no rudder or tail fin, so Mr Rossy had to steer it using his head and back.As well as a helmet and parachute, he wore a special suit to protect him from the four kerosene-burning turbines mounted just centimetres from him on the wing.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Two Grannies making a run for it!
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Sunday, August 24, 2008
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Health claim roadblocks end
Agency gives OK to some Area 51 workers seeking compensation
By KEITH ROGERS
In 1998, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy were keeping mum about the secret work that went on at Area 51, a widely known Air Force installation near the northeast corner of the Nevada Test Site.
That year, the U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by former Area 51 workers who claimed that they were made sick and that co-workers had died from exposure to toxic fumes from stealth coatings burned in open trenches near the Groom Lake base, 90 miles north of Las Vegas. The site was used to test high-tech aircraft.
The court upheld the government's stance that national security would be compromised if materials used at the base or even the base's name were publicly acknowledged.
On Wednesday, another federal agency, the Department of Labor, sliced through that veil of secrecy, posting on its Web site a bulletin to its workers' compensation staff titled: "Expansion of Nevada Test Site to include Area 51."
The bulletin opens the door for hundreds of Area 51 claimants who stand to receive $150,000 or more under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.
For the past seven years, many Area 51 claimants had been told by program officials that they weren't eligible for compensation because they had worked at the secret base and not the test site. Area 51 is a 38,400-acre rectangle of land that was transferred from the Energy Department to the Defense Department in 1999.
"The purpose of this circular is to notify all division ... staff that Area 51 is part of the Nevada Test Site for the years 1958-1999," states the Aug. 5 bulletin, signed by Rachel P. Leiton, director of the Labor Department's Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation.
Ironically, Fred Dunham, one of the claimants whose case was under appeal and who spurred Leiton's decision, learned late Wednesday that the Labor Department intends to deny his appeal. That, according to Labor Department spokesman Loren Smith, is because Dunham's former employer, EG&G Special Projects, was a Department of Defense contractor, and not one of the so-called "captive contractors" for the Department of Energy at Area 51.
"Employees other than REECO and Bechtel 'are' covered. EG&G and Wackenhut 'are' included, and I'm told other contractor or subcontractor employees may be identified as (the Department of Labor) processes claims," Smith wrote in an e-mail to the Review-Journal.
"Again, the REECO and Bechtel mentioned in the (bulletin) is not an exhaustive list of covered contractors or subcontractors. EG&G Special Projects was a DOD, not DOE contractor and thus they are not covered," Smith's e-mail stated.
Dunham, 57, who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, says his health problems might not only be linked to inhaling dioxin-laden fumes while he worked as a security guard at Area 51. He also was on duty after the 1986 Mighty Oak nuclear weapons test "blew the doors" off a tunnel, resulting in a controlled release of radioactivity that was detected in the vicinity of where he was standing outside, about seven miles east of the tunnel.
The Mighty Oak nuclear detonation was conducted by the Department of Defense and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a Department of Energy lab that was managed and operated at the time by the University of California.
"Just because you were a DOD contractor doesn't mean you didn't get exposed to radiation," Dunham said. "I was right there when Mighty Oak ended. What does that mean? I don't have any rights because I'm a DOD contractor and it was a DOD event?"
After months of waiting for the Labor Department's bulletin to be posted, Dunham said he is holding out hope that his appeal will get special consideration. He said a clerk who handles final adjudication appeals in Washington, D.C. has eight cases -- including his -- that have been sitting on her desk while she waits for written direction from her supervisors on how to proceed.
Dunham fears that the deck is stacked against Area 51 workers who were employed by EG&G Special Projects.
"Now all those guys who died and got sick, this is all going to be for nothing," Dunham said.
John Funk, chairman of a nonprofit Las Vegas advocacy group, Atomic Veterans and Victims of America, estimates hundreds of new claims will be filed because of Leiton's circular, given that there have been some 2,000 crafts, trades and independent contract workers at Area 51.
Dunham said his next move will be to seek a class action lawsuit against the departments of Labor and Energy for discrimination and failing to provide equal protection under the law. He said he also will demand that the agencies include Area 51 in the Nevada Test Site's profile, which is used to determine hazardous work sites and activities that affect workers' health.