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CIA admits Area 51 exists

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

The Central Intelligence Agency declassified documents acknowledging the existence of Area 51, the legendary U.S. military test site that may or may not be the place where aliens landed and are secretly being stored.

A researcher from the National Security Archive at George Washington University received non-redacted documents referring to “Area 51″ approximately eight years after filing a Freedom of Information request in 2005.

Former government scientist Bob Lazar made Area 51 famous in 1989 by claiming that he worked on alien technology there.

The CIA documents do not verify the existence of aliens, but, as Fox Mulder would say, “the truth is out there.”

“I’m thinking that they’re probably testing the waters now to see how mad people get about the big lie and cover-up,” said Maine woman Audrey Hewins, who claims to have been abducted by aliens and runs a support group for other people making similar claims.

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