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  1. Area 51(ProperNoun)

    A military base in Nevada, rumored to be where the US government hides extra-planetary alien visitors.

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  1. Area 51

    Area 51 is a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base. According to the Central Intelligence Agency, the correct names for the Area 51 facility are the Nevada Test and Training Range and Groom Lake, though the name Area 51 has been used in official CIA documentation. Other names used for the facility include Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, Home Base, Watertown Strip, and most recently Homey Airport. The area around the field is referred to as, It is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large military airfield. The base's current primary purpose is officially undetermined; however, based on historical evidence, it most likely supports development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems. The intense secrecy surrounding the base has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object folklore. Everything that happens at Area 51 is classified Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information.

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