Unlike many aspects of other conspiracy theories, Area 51 is a frequently-documented fact. UFO seekers can theorize to their hearts' content about what might have gone on there or whether Area 51 even exists, but Area 51 is quite real.
In simple terms, it is a place where the United States government conducted - and continues to conduct - tests, in a remote environment where civilians are not in jeopardy and enemies from foreign countries cannot observe or sabotage weaponry or strategy the US might use against them. Assuming that other countries were doing the same, the US also used this remote site to test equipment like the U-2 that would make it possible to spy on other countries and for other countries to do harm to the United States.
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