30 Facts about Area 51

By Trista
30 Facts about Area 51

Everyone has heard of Area 51, and its connection to the possibility of alien visitors. Recently, Area 51 has made news as many people are planning to storm the legendary area in September of this year. Despite all of the news, how much do you really know about the mysterious stretch of land in the Nevada desert? Keep reading to learn some interesting facts that have been kept secret for years!


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1. It’s Also Called Dreamland

Area 51 has many nicknames, including Paradise Ranch (which was supposed to encourage workers to come in the earlier days of development) and Watertown. However, the name Dreamland is said to be taken from an Edgar Allen Poe poem with the same name.

The poem reads:
“But the traveller, travelling through it,
May not—dare not openly view it;
Never its mysteries are exposed
To the weak human eye unclosed;”

Truer words have never been spoken, thus making this a very fitting name for a highly guarded area of land. I wonder if Mr. Poe ever looked up and saw something curious in the night sky?