Today I’m featuring a quirky photograph of Area 51 in Nevada taken by Zoe Elliott from the Together In Transit Blog.
Zoe is British born now living in the Netherlands after falling in love with a Dutchie. He became her best friend and travel partner, and they have been travelling together since 2011. Do follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
Photo Story: Area 51 and Little Alien Cafe
Driving through America on a 2-week road trip opened our eyes to the amazing landscape. We took a day out from the lively Las Vegas towards Rachel and Area 51.
Within a 2 hour drive, we were at this photograph’s location, stretching our legs and looking into the distance.
The curiosity of Area 51 was a place we just wanted to see for ourselves. So a little day trip to the well-known location was well worth it.
The views and landscape were dry but stunning. I took so many photos of the mountains in the background with the long straight roads.
However, this photo stood out the most, showing the famous Area 51 Post Box.
Driving down the long dirt roads we went in exploration to the back gate of Area 51 too.
But we were intimidated by the typical white security trucks that guard the entrances. There was one watching us the whole dirt road.
The closer we got the more they slowly moved their truck on the hillside, like a bird ready for pouncing on its prey.
We got as close as we could before freaking out and turning back! Silly now that we think back to it, but rather necessary since it is a military base after all.
Stopping at the Little Alien cafe at the main Area 51 entrance was a good place to chill down from the experience. Which was only about 10minutes from this photo location.
Lovely people running the place with the largest collection of alien memorabilia we had ever seen. Before driving back towards Las Vegas we spotted an unmanned drone fly over very fast through the sky heading West.
However, we never spotted any aliens during our day trip.
Just a few intimidating military trucks watching us from the hilltops instead. Despite this, we loved the views, experience and friendly locals!
The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range. According to the Central Intelligence Agency, the correct names for the facility are Homey Airport and Groom Lake, though the name Area 51 was used in a CIA document from the Vietnam War.
The facility has also been referred to as Dreamland and Paradise Ranch, among other nicknames.
The base’s current primary purpose is publicly unknown; however, the intense secrecy surrounding the base has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore.
Novels, films, television programs, and other fictional portrayals of Area 51 describe it—or a fictional counterpart—as a haven for extraterrestrials, time travel, and sinister conspiracies, often linking it with the Roswell UFO incident.
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