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Area 51 exhibit to open

On March 26, the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas plans to unveil the first-ever Area 51 exhibit, and it will be loaded with UFO and possible extraterrestrial-related items.

The exhibit, dubbed “Area 51: Myth or Reality,” will present the historical records of a place that has long been shrouded in mystery.

Watch this Area 51 exhibit promo video:

For years, UFO conspiracy theorists have claimed that the U.S. military was using a secret facility in the Nevada desert to examine captured flying saucers. Fuel was added to that fire when many people reported seeing strange craft in the skies around the mountains that surround an actual military base, located near a salt flat called Groom Lake, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas.

The CIA has declassified most of the records on Area 51 up through the late ’60s and early ’70s.

(via Huffington Post)