by Hank Leukart
July 13, 2014

Revealing Area 51

Four friends head to the Nevada desert to see mysterious US military base Area 51 and catch a glimpse of a UFO.

Revealing Area 51

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ACHEL, Nevada — I’m trying something new! Take a look at my new video essay, which tells the story of a 2009 trip I took with four friends to the Nevada desert to try to catch sight of UFOs flying over mysterious military base Area 51. Originally, I wrote a two-part essay about the trip, but this video version of the story, using my photos from the trip, adds a little something, I think. Write a comment below if you enjoy it, and let me know whether you’d like to see more!

Ridge photos courtesy of Yann Ropars (yannphotovideo.com). Music by Mark Snow: “X-Files Theme” and selections from “The X-Files: Fight the Future.” Archive clips courtesy of 20th Century Fox: The X-Files: “Pilot,” “Deep Throat,” and “Dreamland.”

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A sign warns trespassers at the boundary of Area 51 as security officers in a truck keep watch from a ridge.

A sign warns trespassers at the boundary of Area 51 as security officers in a truck keep watch from a ridge.