The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is opening an Area 51 exhibit on March 26th, 2012. There’s not much in the way of details about what will be there.
Huff has some information regarding George Knapp and some of the exhibit’s plans:
The National Atomic Testing Museum — the nation’s newest national museum — decided to combine the true stories of those who actually worked at Area 51 with the speculative reports of an extraterrestrial element.
Because of his key role in putting the secret facility on the map, exhibitors asked Knapp to be involved. To that end, a special George Knapp room has been included in the exhibit, where visitors can see a variety of documents and artifacts that he’s collected over the years: films, videos, photos and something very special to be unveiled for the exhibit opening.
In 1986, an unidentified object streaked across the sky over Dalnegorsk, USSR, and crashed into Mount Izvestkovaya, also referred to as Height 611.
Through many contacts and great effort, Knapp obtained some of the strange materials actually gathered at the scene of the crash.
“I’ll give you a hint,” he said. “We’ve often heard the argument from the naysayers that there’s nothing to study, no evidence. This famous case happened in Russia where scientists went to the scene of a very dramatic incident and collected samples, and they gave me some of them!”
Some have referred to the crash as the Russian Roswell, referring to the famous 1947 crash of an alleged alien craft in New Mexico and the subsequent cover-up of facts surrounding the case.
The public will have a chance to see what Knapp brought back from Russia and decide for themselves if it’s Earth-based or out of this world.
The entire museum documents the shared Cold War history between the U.S. and the old Soviet Union, running from the end of World War II to the present. In 1950, President Harry Truman set up the Nevada Proving Ground, which evolved into the Nevada Test Site, created to test nuclear weapons in order to keep up with the Soviets.
Visitors to the Area 51 exhibit will see artifacts and other pieces of the secret facility’s history.
“When you first go in, you’re going to be treated like a new recruit to Area 51,” said Palmer, who has the rare distinction of being a highly decorated combat jet fighter pilot for both the Air Force and the Navy.
Here’s some promotional stuff and a link to the website:
Area 51: Myth or Reality – Opening March 26th, 2012
Learn about the most secret place in America. The first ever exhibit on Area 51 is being developed with the help of the very people that worked there. This exhibit will expore the real truth, the real programs and address the secrecy that surrounds the base at Groom Lake.
But what about the aliens?
The Secret Underground Tunnels?