Area 51 employees explain UFO sightings

By David Edwards
Monday, April 13, 2009 13:11 EDT
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Former employees are coming forward to talk about their work at a secret military facility known as Area 51. For decades there have been reports of UFO sightings near Area 51. The CIA has recently declassified a program that may explain some of those sightings.

Thornton Barnes told Fox’s Bill Hemmer that a secret plane code-named OXCART was certainly mistaken for a UFO. The A-12 OXCART flew 2,850 missions out of Area 51. The plane could fly at three times the speed of sound at an altitude of 90,000 feet.

The A-12 OXCART program was shut down in the late sixties. Other projects at Area 51 remain a secret.

Los Angeles Times has more details here.

This video is from Fox’s America’s Newsroom, broadcast Apr. 13, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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