Area 51

The Sights Of Area 51

Sep 23, 2019
A man dressed as an escaped alien walks along the “Extraterrestrial Highway” outside Rachel, Nevada.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

KUNR Senior Reporter Paul Boger travelled to Area 51 over the weekend to witness the events there as they unfolded. You can find his detailed coverage here, along with a break down of the mysterious history of the site. This slideshow highlights some of the sights from his reporting trip for those of you who chose, you know, not to trek into the Nevada desert to "storm" a guarded military installation. 

Thousands of curious visitors made the trek into the Nevada desert to catch a glimpse of mysterious Area 51.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

It appears that whatever secrets are hidden behind the gates of Area 51, or the Nevada Test and Training Range, will remain hidden for now, as the thousands of people who were expected to storm the military installation in the desert failed to materialize.

Paul Boger

For decades, Area 51,the mysterious military base on the edge of the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, has been a source of countless conspiracies. While the base has become synonymous with aliens and unidentified flying objects, experts say the base's purpose is much more mundane. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Peter Merlin, an aviation historian and the author of a book called Area 51: Images of Aviation

 

Paul Boger

Area 51, the mysterious military installation on the edge of the Mojave desert in Nevada, has fascinated people for decades. But that fascination may come to a head as thousands of people are expected to descend upon the site to take part in a viral event called “Storm Area 51.” KUNR’s Paul Boger reports from Rachel, Nevada.

A sign for the "Extraterrestrial Highway" outside Rachel, Nevada.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Area 51, the infamously mysterious military installation in the Nevada desert, has fascinated people for decades. This week, that fascination may come to a head as thousands of people are expected to descend upon the site to take part in a viral event called “Storm Area 51.” KUNR’s News Director Michelle Billman sat down with Senior Reporter Paul Boger to breakdown the event and what it could mean for rural Nevada.