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Visiting Area 51

Visiting Area 51


[MUSIC PLAYING] GLEN CAMPBELL: This is as
close as we can legally get to Area 51. MATT WEBER: I’m pretty
nervous right now. Because I know
there’s guys up there, and I know they’ve got guns. And I know that, like,
they don’t want us here. It’s kind of exciting. Yeah, It’s exciting. And there’s nothing
to worry about, as long as you know
where the border is and you don’t cross it. Yeah. If you cross that border, they
have the right to shoot you. Yeah. They haven’t shot
anybody, but it doesn’t mean they can’t
make an exception for you. This might be the first. It might be the first time. CRAIG BENZINE: So here we
are the middle of the desert, in a small town
called Rachel, Nevada. Why are we here, Matt? MATT WEBER: Because
we’re going to go to one of the most well known to
top secret military facilities in the world. Which is? Area 51. I was kind of hoping you’d
be wearing a black suit. Uh, yeah, I was going
to ask you about that. You’re doing the
“Men in Black” thing? Yeah, it fits the
theme, you know, aliens. Yeah, but, I mean, we’re going
to be just going to the place, we don’t work for it. You know what,
you go to Area 51, I’m just going to go to this
bar, because that looks good. There’s a bar? CRAIG BENZINE: Yeah. OK, well, I’m going
to go to Area 51. [MUSIC PLAYING] MATT WEBER: For
those who don’t know, Area 51 is a top-secret
military base in the middle of the Nevada desert. Over the years, people have
claimed that the government has been using this remote
location to test recovered UFO technology,
dissect alien bodies, and develop exotic
energy weapons. [SCREAMING] Despite the secrecy
surrounding the location, area 51 has been featured
prominently in pop culture, showing up in movies,
TV, and video games. While the government
has declassified some of the projects
it has worked on there, much of Area 51 remains
shrouded in secrecy. CRAIG BENZINE: Mike Rugnetta,
I can’t believe I just ran into you in this bar. We just both happened
to be at the A’Le’Inn. CRAIG BENZINE:
Yeah, that’s right. MIKE RUGNETTA: Yeah. CRAIG BENZINE: What’s
your impression of Area 51 since you’ve been here? MIKE RUGNETTA: It’s, I mean, one
of the things that’s, I think, the most interesting about it is
that there’s not a lot around. Right? I mean, you sort
of understand it as this middle of
nowhere secret place. But it also has this
massive cultural presence. You know, like, most people
know what Area 51 is. But you come here, and
it’s like, it really is– it’s far off the beaten path. There’s not a lot of things that
sort of announce its presence. GLEN CAMPBELL: Well, the
whole idea of Area 51 is it’s a place where the
government can test things without anyone looking in. MATT WEBER: This
is Glen Campbell, and he wrote the
book on Area 51. Literally, he wrote
the “Area 51 Viewer’s Guide,” a comprehensive manual
of all things Area 51 related. GLEN CAMPBELL: So you have a
lot of land between the base and public land. So you could cross
the border here, you can walk across
the border here, but you would still have to
hike 15 miles just to get to the perimeter of the base. How do you know all about this? I looked it up on Wikipedia. Ha, yeah? No, I think you– I was, back in the 1990s,
I was the Area 51 publicist. I took it upon myself
to tell the world, hey, there’s a secret base out here. How you, doing, sir? Montel Williams. Montel, good day sir. And I was wildly successful. At the beginning of the
1990s, virtually no one had heard of Area
51, and by 1994, it was a public phenomenon. MATT WEBER: Area 51 first came
to the attention of the public when a man named Bob Lazar
came forward, and claimed to be a former employee
at the facility. Throughout the
’80s, Lazar appeared in newspapers,
magazines, and on TV, claiming he worked in reverse
engineering alien spacecraft at Area 51. But Area 51 didn’t really come
to the attention of the wider public until five unnamed
contractors, and the widows of contractors, filed
suit against the US Air Force and the EPA. They claim they were exposed
to toxic materials at Area 51. But the case was rejected
due to lack of evidence, since all the information
about the base was classified. After all, in order to
prove that you were exposed to toxic chemicals at
your place of employment, you first have to prove that
your place of employment exists. This secrecy, along with
Bob Lazar’s bazaar accounts, fueled Area 51’s
image as a hot spot for classified UFO activity. GLEN CAMPBELL: So
I first came here because this is a place
where you could see UFOs on a scheduled basis. You just come here on a
Wednesday, the story goes, and you could see UFOs. So I came on a Wednesday,
and I looked up in the sky in the general
direction of Area 51, and I saw some fantastic
lights in the sky. So this was what the
UFO literature told me I should see, and I
actually saw them. And if I had gone home
after that one experience, I would’ve thought I saw a UFO. The trouble is, I came
back the next night. Thursday night. Thursday night, when we’re
not supposed to see them. And I saw these
bright lights again. And at that point, I
could see something I hadn’t seen the
first night, which was a stream of smoke coming off
of each of these plasma balls. And I’m thinking to myself,
these are supposed to be UFOs, with anti gravity technology,
burning element 115, why do they have smoke
coming off the top of them? And I thought, well,
are they diesel powered? Is it a diesel engine? And at that point, I put
the two things together. Well, these are probably
flares of burning magnesium. And they’re probably on little
parachutes, or balloons, or something, where
the hot exhaust can keep them buoyed up. And right then I realized,
OK, that’s what I’m seeing. I’m seeing bombing activity. I’m seeing military activity
in some bombing range far beyond Area 51. People didn’t understand that
this was also an active war games area. So you had battles going on
here, on a nightly basis. And a lot of those battles
involved some bright lights in the sky, that could
be interpreted UFOs. At that point, I had
explained the UFO stories, but I still saw that there was
this secret base out there. There was this real
base that the government didn’t talk about. And that alone became
fascinating to me. That cried out for attention. I mean, I thought, why doesn’t
the world know about it? And should the
world know about it? So I turned from a UFO watcher
into a government secrecy activist. Well, do you want
to go check it out? Or do you want to get
as close as we can? Sure, we can do that. All right. We can go to some
signs and see where they’re telling you not to go. MATT WEBER: All right, yeah,
let’s go to where we can’t go. [LAUGHTER] GLEN CAMPBELL: So it’s
13 miles to the border, and then we’ll encounter
some keep out signs. We’re going to keep out. That’s as close as we can get? GLEN CAMPBELL: That’s as
close as we can legally get. MATT WEBER: OK. All right, where are we, Glen? GLEN CAMPBELL: We’re
on Groom Lake Road. This is one of the main
roads into the base. Many Area 51 workers
will take this road. There’s also a bus
that brings Area 51 workers in on this road. MATT WEBER: We’ve
got a car coming. I it some employees? GLEN CAMPBELL: It’s
probably someone coming out of the base, yes. And, had you always been
fascinated by UFOs before hand? I was fascinated
by UFOs as a kid. That’s mainly because I wanted
them to come and take me away. MATT WEBER: What didn’t you like
about where or when you were? Well, I wasn’t very
happy as a child. I wanted to escape. And back in those days,
you did a lot of reading. And I read some UFO
books, and I found them very, very interesting
and tantalizing. As I grew up, and as I
became more confident, in my teen years, I
didn’t need the aliens to rescue me, anymore. [MUSIC PLAYING] As we’re approaching
the border, we’re going to see these two guys in
a SUV up on the top of the hill. They’re always there
looking down on the border. They’re on their
side of the border. They’re always
there looking down on who’s ever
approaching the border. They’re not going to do anything
unless we cross the border. Now, at one point, I
mean, wasn’t the use of deadly force authorized? Yes, there are
still signs out here that say, use of deadly
force authorized. So, technically, they can kill
you if you cross that line. As far as I know, no
one’s been killed. I’m not going to
test it, myself. MATT WEBER: He, he,
yeah, let’s not test it. GLEN CAMPBELL: I’m going
to come around the corner, and we’ll see the signs. And we’ll drive right up
to them, and I’ll stop. MATT WEBER: Oh, wow, right here. GLEN CAMPBELL: Yes. This is really unusual. There are two cars on the
hill, instead of just one. Maybe they’ve called out
reinforcements just for us. MATT WEBER: This
is really exciting and a little terrifying. Should I be scared? Yes, you should be scared. OK. GLEN CAMPBELL: If
you cross the border, you should be scared, because
it’s going to ruin your day. MATT WEBER: So, who
are these guys here, that are watching us? OK, so these are
hired contractors. They don’t work for the
government directly, they work for a private
company, which provides security out here. We call these guys
the camo dudes. MATT WEBER: OK. It’s kind of unusual to
see two vehicles there, but there’s always a
vehicle parked there when you come down. MATT WEBER: Can we get out here? Yeah, we get out. This is as close as we can
legally get to Area 51. This is actually
the Nellis Range. So we would have to cross
another 10 miles of desert before we even get the
border of Area 51, itself. How many times
have you been here? Oh, hundreds of
times, probably. Hundreds of times to
this border, itself. Most of this border is marked
only by these orange posts every few hundred yards. So if you were walking out
here in the wilderness, it would be very easy to
stumble across this border. Let’s go look at the razor wire. I want to touch the razor wire. Is that safe? It is actually kind of sharp. But as I say, it’s
only for show, because you could just
walk around the razor wire. It’s just kind of a
visual symbol to tell you this is where the border is. Touching the razor wire. GLEN CAMPBELL: I could jump
right over this if I wanted to. Yeah, it seems like it. Those guys on the hill, they’re
on their side of the line. So they have every
right to be there, and we have every
right to not be there. But we can still wave, and
see if they’ll wave back. MATT WEBER: It’s hard to tell. GLEN CAMPBELL: We could walk
right up there in the hills, and we’d see that the
border is right there, so it’s safe to walk
up into those hills. When I was a younger
man, I’ve walked up, I went up to the
base of those rocks, snuck up to the
base of the rocks, and then poked my head up. [LAUGHTER] And see if I could
get a shot of them. What did they do? GLEN CAMPBELL: They just moved
their truck back real fast. MATT WEBER: OK. GLEN CAMPBELL: But I knew
where the border was, and it goes up to the
top of those rocks. So I knew I could walk up
to the top of the rocks and shoot right across at them. I actually have no
problems with secrecy, with the government having
a facility like this. I understand that
national defense involves keeping secrets. It involves developing weapons
that no one else knows about. I just think there needs to
be limits to the secrecy. I think 10 years from
now, we will know what was going on at Area 51 today. And that’s how things work. After 10 years, or 20 years,
things are declassified, and we’ll know. It was some sort of
conventional equipment, some sort of drone,
some sort of thing that we’re using
now in Afghanistan, was probably tested
out there at Area 51. MATT WEBER: So in the
rest of this playlist, we’re going to go out and
look for some secrets. Secret places, secret art,
and secrets of the universe. And I’ve got some questions for
you to answer in the comments. What is it about secrets
that’s so fascinating? Why do we keep secrets? Also, about Area 51, would
it be more interesting if we knew what was going in there? Yeah, what do you
think’s going on there? Why are we so
obsessed about Area 51? What’s going on in there? Do you know what’s
going on in there? No. Tell us in the comments. Lots of questions
for you to answer. Don’t keep them a secret. Nope. Thanks for watching, and
thanks to Glen Campbell for showing us around Area 51. If you want to learn more
about him, and Area 51, and all the other
things he does, there’s a link in
the description. And also, thanks to Mike
Rugnetta, he’s got a channel. Yeah, he does,
PBS Idea Channel. It’s really good, check it out. And if you liked
this video, consider clicking like and subscribing. And you could also check
out our Patreon page if you’d like to support us. Last video, we went
and saw some Earthships, and this is what you
had to say about them. A lot of people were concerned
about the internet connection at the Earthships. Don’t worry, they had Wi-Fi. The electrical system
in an Earthship can handle all
modern conveniences, like refrigerators,
TVs, and Wi-Fi. CRAIG BENZINE: Do they
have a ping-pong table? They didn’t, well, not in
the one we were in, but I– CRAIG BENZINE: I’m not going. I’m not going. I think you can bring one. Of many of you were
concerned that you can’t build an
Earthship everywhere, such as densely
populated cities. Obviously, you can’t build
an Earthship skyscraper, but you can build them in a lot
of places, like rural areas, or the suburbs. And a lot of elements
that go into an Earthship could be applied
to other buildings, to make them more
sustainable and efficient. Like having more
solar panels in user, or using greywater
to flush toilets. Earthships are not
going to be the one perfect solution to solving
our climate crisis or housing issues. There is actually no
one perfect solution, but I think we can learn
a lot from Earthships, and it’s a step in
the right direction. Many of you were also
concerned about the cost of building an Earthship,
and it really varies. They have a ton of
different designs to suit a ton of
different needs, and they’re generally cheaper to
build than a traditional home, mostly due to the
type of materials they used to build them. They sell the
information online. If you want to know
how to build one, the link is in the description. One new model
they’re working on, they’re going to bring to
the people of Nepal who were affected by the earthquake. This model is easy
and cheap enough to build that they can teach
the locals over a couple days how to construct one,
using the materials readily available to them. Thanks for all your
great comments. Next week we’re going to be
talking about Henry Darger. He’s an artist who has this
giant body of work, including a 15,000 page
novel, none of which was known until after he died. Yeah. It was a secret. Yeah, check it out. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Comments (100)

  1. and WHEN the stupids morns of Earth – I mean the yough gather in a large mob to storm Area 51 I'm going to laugh my arse off when they are either shot or arrested LOL

  2. They haven't shot anyone (That we know of)

  3. you can just fly a drone into area 51 and see what's is in there

  4. 4:06 behind the guy is the white bus in the far road

  5. You know the government knows about when this is going to happen so they probably moved the aliens to another base and probably are gonna just let us in because they moved the aliens

  6. I didn,t know that the Rhinestone cowboy was also an author. Well done. M.

  7. I will be happy if American People raid the area 51. Russia will now know the secret technology in there. For Mother Russia I Will Support The Raid 10/10

  8. They may use 5g crowd dispersion technology to get them to go away

  9. Why is no one talking about SCP 🤷‍♂️

  10. Why did you do it 3 years early

  11. I have a theory about "Aliens".

  12. There's no climate crisis. Fucking idiots.

  13. I certainly hope people don't really storm Area 51 and get shot.

  14. 80’s: We’re going to have flying cars in the future.

    2019: We’re going to Naruto run into suicide.

  15. Good question,
    Do we really want to know? what then?What would you do with the information?
    Just wondering..

  16. Anything really interesting is going to be in a bunker way under the ground anyway ..so why they're going to storm it is beyond me and it's probably a little alien Community just going along living their lives trying to avoid the crazy humans until the storm happens and then it's going to be like our version of a zombie apocalypse

  17. AT 10:40 IF U ZOOM IN ON THE SCREEN NEAR THE TRUCK TO UR TOP LEFT U CAN SEE A UFO!!!!!!

  18. My uncle works in area51 he told me that aliens are real and he saw one when he was making a weapon

  19. We are all gonna be extinct every living thing is going through mass extinction and every single animal is gonna die in the next 50 years

  20. You can't have limits to secrecy there's either a secrecy or no secrecy

  21. X-FILES THEME* playing in the background

  22. They must have something that’s real top secret. I don’t see how they could have some of whatever they’re keeping a secret at every Area 51. My Area 51 is now defy. What about y’alls?

  23. Don’t forget to wear”if u shoot me ur gay shirt”

  24. I think Area 51 is just out here trying to make people think that there are aliens but why I think is there is an area 52 that had not been discovered yet and had real aliens

  25. Government will use 5g technology to kill people and blame it on the internet

  26. glen campbell is a line man from the county

  27. and he drive s the main road

  28. Dude everyone knows just move to area 52 in Japan

  29. I really wish I could come but I’m A kid

  30. They can't stop us all

    LET'S CLAP SOME ALIEN CHEEKS!!!

  31. When they are talking about Area 51 but then a Gacha Life advertisement pops up Me: What the heck

  32. The government's most used excuse for UFO sighting, balloons.

  33. We going to the bremuda triangle next

  34. Lol.u boy s are funny

  35. Doesn't exist. Hollywood studio. Area 50 …..??

  36. this is just a comment so what I think is that the government is trying to make you think theres aliens they are making new technology for a bad/good reason they do not have enough information to claim that aliens are real! they have found many cures to diseases they are supposed to stay quiet for their safety.

  37. I dont think they have aliens in there.. I mean that's what we want to believe but realistically they have alien research technology or top secret military space weaponry.. things like that but not aliens

  38. What if u tripped over the boarder tho

  39. STORMING AREA 51 TO FIND ALIENS? Do you know what awaits you and the two million others?
    I can tell you because I just got a copy of the Area 51 Security Manual! It describes everything about
    the super high-tech sensors that cover Area 51 and so much more! Want to see it?
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  40. I think they should use alien for isis

  41. Someone needs to make a robot snake to slither through and record everything lol

  42. i didnt even know area 51 was real! my mom always told me it was a myth👽✌🏼

  43. Plot twist he's doesn't question ufo/aliens because he is alien 👽 himself

  44. The real question is why does everyone love to TELL your secrets?? Lol i feel its harder to keep a secret then to tell one, well all the ppl i know i should say work like that🤷🤷🤦🤦😂😂🤙🤙🤔🤔🤐🤐🤐

  45. Area 51 could give people nightmares😨😨😨

  46. THE ACTUAL QUESTION IS WHAT ARE THEY ACTUALLY GUARDING IN THAT PLACE THAT THEY HAD TO EXCLUDE THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN
    Just some secret files and documents weapons should not be it

  47. https://youtu.be/prhlvOCutJk

    My area 51 gear!!

  48. You know you can be hacker in real lift aliens

  49. Tbh if this was real, the government would've taken the video down…

  50. Glen Campbell lol

  51. Don't forget you soy it will make you invincible 😆😆😆😆

  52. I’m not sure why this is coming to consciousness.
    Lol. It’s the sheeple of humanity that is holding the foundation of the pyramid system to exist.
    I’m here on planet earth to see & know the programs & the program to humanities evolution.
    But I’m bias & don’t or want to rule over the human race. My tactics & mind control wording is the same as the elite. Rule & law depends on the debate. Which religion & god do to. & your own race. I don’t know were I come from or who created me. I went to special classes at the first grade for not getting the system. I was special ed of the human species so, went to the military to contribute my love & consciousness to humanity. Lol couldn’t read of spell at all or retained

  53. How to storm area 51

    Use ghillies suit…

  54. What if the US is just hiding new military equipment so they don’t get leaked to other countries

  55. Don't forget to tell Gordon to shine the Batman signal in the sky at precisely 2AM

  56. No you are going to an area outside of the base and the training area.

  57. Aliens got Cummins and Powerstroke powering their ships lol

  58. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  59. it will be interesting to see how many people actually go over the line on the 20th, i wish the had like an area open to the public that showed the declassified stuff from the past

  60. how bad was that suit though lolololol

  61. Another *mother fucking Millennial.* Let's hope you end up DEAD….you Liberal *piece of shit.*

  62. I think the Govr. Is liers

  63. The answer of who let the damn dogs out is in there!

  64. A UFO is not an extraterrestrial craft. People really need to learn what those 3 letters actually mean. This guy is saying a UFO IS an alien craft. The u stands for unidentified. So by definition it CANT be alien.

  65. What road do you have to go on too see Area 51

  66. You know going to area 51 is a bad idea

  67. it really is just an air force base…..hows that for some reverse psychology!?

  68. If over 1 million people actually storm this shit, they're not just going to slaughter 1 million people. 9/11 was one 500th of that many casualties, and look how upset we got.

  69. I heard that lad was given silent money..hmm..stuff out there but a ex watcher..nope

  70. No …to many times..

  71. This isn’t a comment about the raid. I will yeet myself into another dimension if I keep hearing about it.

    I agree with this guy. There’s no problem with secrets. Sometimes it’s necessary to do notionally bad things to repel really bad things. And unfortunately, not all of us are so eager to keep secrets if we are told. It’s human nature to want to know everything – hell, I want to know what goes on, too. But I understand that sometimes confidentiality is needed to keep people safe, because while we might not use that information for bad purposes – other folks definitely will.

  72. My Dad worked there in the '50s and early '60s. They were flown there and told they were working in Iceland. Airstrips were built with the hangers built within the sides of the mountains. The granite walls opened and flying "objects" for a better word flew in and out of the remotely opening and closing of the giant granite doors into the underground hangers etc. It was an amazing experience for the construction crews but they were sworn to secrecy. Seriously sworn to secrecy.

  73. PINE GAP NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIA .. IS CONNECTED TO AREA 51 RUN BY NSA CIA ASIO

  74. Greetings, UFO hunting channel here. Just dropping by to show some alien love

  75. Simple explanation for why or what secret is that you scare from others to know that what you know.

  76. So Glad we gave the government two months notice to move everything before Sep. 20

  77. For me i think they are hidding thors hammer? 🔨🤔 Lol

  78. I'm going to walk into a bank and hold a sign that I'm authorized to take all the bank's money and I'm authorized to use deadly force if anyone tries to prevent me. Oh right… immoral and wrong is immoral and wrong no matter what sign you plant in the desert!

  79. 😱 oh no ufo are common everywhere aaaaa

  80. its almost like how when you tell a child no you cant have this and they start wanting it even more. them keeping us out makes us bug even more to get in.

  81. Key word subject to research

  82. It's called National Security it's called protecting America it's called keep your fcn nose to your own goddamn business or like the sign says you'll get your loser ass shot

  83. Area 51 has been known since the 70s when they supposedly got the crashed aliens

  84. As long as our military keeps us safe I don’t give a shit what they have out there.. some things are better left unknown

  85. Somebody get this guy some fucking nasal spray…

  86. I’m hoping like Area 51 doesn’t make the US like dangerous now 😂

  87. Well random person from denmark… How is it possible it legal to hide secret stuff like this i Mean? Who knows what they Are doing… They could make weapons such a biologic weapons? Without People in the us would Even know??? It cant be true that this forces have the right to keep stuff secret as they have in All these years!!!!!

  88. I’m going in naked.

  89. Keep your mind true to yourself we all no the truth

  90. what bullshit, i have know about area 51 since i was a kid. and i am almost 60. heard my dad talking about it. just where they test new type of aircraft and other shit. who fukn cares. let the govt. be.

  91. You KNOW… ITS BETTER TO DUMP THOSE FEELINGS!!! THAN TO HOLD ON TO THEM!!!

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    hiding from us? Want to know about the aliens and the UFOs? You’ve heard of the
    secret supersonic planes such as the U-2, well I’m going to show you the ones
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  93. OMG leave area 51 alone

  94. I knew about Area 51 around the year 81.

  95. I heard a guy got shot and killed (in June 2019) going way past the warning signs.

  96. Sorry Iv seen the fire orange ball of energy with my own eyes at close range and this thing was not a flair! No smoke no noise just a ball of energy that was hovering and flying in a sideways figure 8 pattern! Scared me and I went inside

  97. I heard that everything that had to do with UFO's at Area 51 was moved to other bases years ago . There's tunnels below Area 51 that link to other bases . So moving anything was pretty easy. So while everybody is still watching Area 51 , all the stuff is going on at other bases

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