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Want to peek at Area 51? Use Google Maps.

Thanks to the internet, the concept of a government secret has been rendered little more than a quaint James Bond plot device. For example, in decades past, the public only had conjecture and hearsay to feed its curiosity about the inner workings of the US government’s shadowy military base on the southern shore of Nevada’s Groom Lake, a site better known as “Area 51.”

But today, thanks to technology like Google Maps, we can all achieve a clear birds-eye-view of the secret facility conveniently linked with user-submitted telephoto images supplying a ground level perspective. Now anyone with a smart phone can be treated to an unobstructed view into the secret military installation that — officially — doesn’t even exist.

via How to peek into Area 51 using Google Maps | DVICE.

January 15, 2011 Posted by | Area 51 | , , | Comments Off on Want to peek at Area 51? Use Google Maps.

Big Brother isn’t just watching…he’s listening, too.

…Even without aliens, the [Area 51] facility has its secrets, and last year while roaming the desert outside the Groom Lake base {Chuck] Clark stumbled upon one of them: an electronic device packed in a rugged case and buried in the dirt. Marked “U.S. Government Property,” the device turned out to be a wireless transmitter, connected by an underground cable to a sensor buried nearby next to one of the unpaved roads that vein the public land surrounding the base. Together, the units act as a surveillance system, warning someone — somewhere — whenever a vehicle drives down that stretch of road.

Similar devices had been spotted in the area in the early 90s, but they were crude and bulky, stashed in the bushes and easily spotted. They were later withdrawn. The new road sensors are more clandestine, given away only by a slender antenna poking up through the dirt. “They’re very, very hard to find, because there’s just this little wire, like a blade of grass,” says [Joerg] Arnu.

via Area 51 hackers dig up trouble.

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Want to go for a ride to the Area 51 Gate?

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