Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Base:
If you are going to look at books
for interesting information about Area 51, then your first stop should be Annie
Jacobsen’s book. She compiled it using
declassified documents providing you a rare glimpse into the development of
projects like stealth aircraft, nuclear testing, nuclear engines and other
experimental projects. The book is so
comprehensive you may not feel the need to read another one. She even provides a theory on the 1947
Roswell incident. While some dispute the
theory it is provided by someone with a first-hand account. Whether you believe the final chapter or not,
the theory is interesting and may be closer to the truth than anything else
that has been proposed.
Inside the Real Area 51: Secret History of Wright Patterson
Air Force Base: Hoping to find a second book that was as
comprehensive and information as Annie Jacobsen’s, I explored Inside the Real
Area 51. While the beginning had some
historical facts about Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the book quickly
digressed into single source reporting, rumor mills and outlandish theories. If you are looking to fuel conspiracy
theories you’ll find it here although most of them fail to stand up to scrutiny
and logic. However, it was mildly
entertaining and provided readers with an interesting perspective on those
convinced of alien visitation.
Skunkworks: While not directly about Area 51, this non-fiction book provides fascinating insight into the development of stealth technology and other aircraft developed by Lockheed-Martin. The development of aircraft that regularly defy all existing notions of what is possible including flights at 70,000+ feet, travel at greater than 3x the speed of sound and strange shaped aircraft that are invisible to radar surely plays a role in numerous sightings of “UFOs”.
International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico:
American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee:
National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada:
Los Alamos History Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico:
AleInn in Rachel, Nevada:
Area 51 Fan Art: Artist Mike Lancette created an amazing image of STAAR Team operators and other images from Area 51 Arcade. Last time we checked it was not available for sale online as of yet. However, contacting him via email to purchase a print might work.
Area 51 Arcade Sign 4’’x11’’(small): A great display product you can put up in your room, behind your bar or really anywhere. The original logo/design from the arcade game that started it all.
Area 51 Arcade Sign 6’’x18’’(large): If you are going to pick up a sign, I would go with the larger version available here, which is more reminiscent of the top of the arcade cabinet.