|An A-12 spy plane is readied for radar testing at Area 51|
|The crashed A-12 spy plane|
|An A-12 prototype on a testing pylon in Area 51|
Conspiracy theorists have long believed the area was used to house captured aliens and grounded flying saucers. It is even believed by many to have been the site of a staged moon landing.
But the website puts the record straight. "Area 51 was created so that U.S. cold warriors with the highest security clearances could pursue cutting-edge aeronautical project away from prying eyes," it says.