Argumentative Essay On Area 51

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In the state of Nevada, there are 109,806 square miles of land (NSTATE 1); however, in that land, there are 4,742 square miles of restricted airspace (Patton 1). There is a base that is known many different names, such as Groom Lake, Dreamland, and Area 51 are all names that describes about a top-secret military base that is securely hidden in central Nevada. Whenever we speak about “Area 51,” it is mainly about extraterrestrial life, atomic bombs, and stealthy aircraft. However, Area 51 has been mainly known with conspiracy theories of extraterrestrial life. There are rumors about that living aliens and their advanced technology are hidden below the base’s visible buildings, and how Area 51 is mostly run by aliens. Area 51 is mostly filled…show more content…
In my opinion, I do believe that this military facility are mostly used as an aircraft testing site. On August 16th, 2013, CIA released documents officially acknowledge the site and suggested that it is served as a far less remarkable purpose than many of us had suspected. The documents clearly has a map of the location of Area 51 and records of them testing their U-2 and OXCART aerial surveillance programs (Koran). It is clear that the government are not hiding any aliens, but are merely testing their new aerial surveillance programs. In fact, the documents doesn’t mention any alien autopsy rooms or spaceship parking lots as well (Koran). The Air Force also released a statement about Area 51: There are a variety of activities, some of which are classified, throughout what is often called the Air Force’s Nellis Range Complex, the range is used for range testing of technologies and systems and training for the operations critical to the effectiveness of U.S. military forces and the security of the United States. (Cosnette &…show more content…
Even though the public are trying to find out what’s going on in Area 51, there is this one family that are fighting against the military over the rights to the land in the Nevada desert that they owned within the Area 51 base (Kravarik & Simon). The family that are impacted from the presence of the military is causing many problems for them. The reason why is because one of the family members, Joe Sheahan’s father is buried on a plot of land that is three miles from where the U-2 spy plane was perfected. The Sheahan family owned the land since in the 1880s (Kravarik & Simon). The main is not the buried body, but more like the presence of the military since they have intimidated the family once by shooting bullets within their house. But on the military side, they claimed that can no longer ensure their safety during their operations (Kravarik & Simon). The government also have tried to offer the family $5.2 million for their piece of land, but the family denied the offer. What I found out is that the military is making a major impact towards Sheahan’s family way of life. It is also very ironic that the military is stating that they couldn’t ensure their safety, even though they were facing the most danger when the Air Force started taking land and when they intimidate the

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