Does Utah Have An 'Area 51'?
Published: November 6, 2004 Author: Keith McCord
l Does Utah Have An 'Area 51'?
Nov. 6, 2004
Keith McCord reporting
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In the western Utah desert, there's some strange activity going on-- at least that's what some people think. And they've brought us the pictures to prove it... sort of.
The B-2 Stealth fighter, and long before that, the U-2 spy plane.
These planes were developed and tested in the middle of the Nevada desert; in an area called "Area 51". The military has for years denied that the place actually exists. But anyone who ever ventures close to the boundaries, is either shooed away or arrested.
Area 51 is still being used, but could there be another one... say, perhaps in Utah?
Dave Rosenfeld/ Pres. Utah UFO Hunters: "I think definitely. I think a lot of black projects have been moved to the Dugway area."
Salt Lake's Dave Rosenfeld is President of the group "Utah UFO Hunters".
He runs a website that features everything from flying saucers to Bigfoot. And there is a section about Utah's Dugway Proving Ground perhaps being the next Area 51.
Dave Rosenfeld/ Pres. Utah UFO Hunters: "We've seen some interesting things out there. A lot of strange lights, of course. Recently we've seen a 'beam test.'"
As in odd beams of light, shooting straight up into the sky at 1:00 in the morning. It would happen over and over again.
Dave Rosenfeld/ Pres. Utah UFO Hunters: "It would get bright, bright, bright, bright, and stay on for a bit, then stay on for a little while flickering, and then shut off like a light switch."
Dave and members of his group captured the images using a variety of cameras and telescopes. From miles away, perched on public property, they've photographed large hangars, security cameras and other odd things. And they've been caught.
Dave Rosenfeld/ Pres. Utah UFO Hunters: "And definitely been watched. Once you pull up to the fence line, they know you are there."
No one from the military or Dugway will comment on whether there's any Area-51-type-activity going on out here.
Even so, Dave Rosenfeld, and his friends and their equipment will continue with their monthly visits because, who knows?
Dave Rosenfeld/ Pres. Utah UFO Hunters: "We're just about the truth and with Dugway more or less in our backyard, it's something to watch. Nobody really knows what they're doing out there."
Like those people who have staked out Area 51 in Nevada in hopes of capturing a good photo, Dave's group here in Utah hopes to do the same.