Here are a few of the most interesting Area 51 statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.
What is Area 51?
Are 51 is a restricted US Air Force facility located in Lincoln County, Nevada. Its high level of security and unknown purpose have lead to a plethora of theories and suspicions over the years.
- Area 51 official names: Homey Airport and Groom Lake
- Area 51 nicknames: Paradise Ranch and Dreamland
- Year the USAF purchased Area 51: 1955
- Year the US government formally recognized Area 51 as a military base: 2013
- Original purpose of Area 51: To test U-2s
- Number of people that pledged to ‘storm’ Area 51 in September 2019: 600,000