All of the information in the Area 51 article was copied from  HowStuffWorks has a page on their site listing all of their sources, which is copied here:

HowStuffWorks’ Sources:


•Area 51 Aircraft Database.


•Bacon, Kenneth H. Department of Defense News Briefing. Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

•Carroll, Robert Todd. “The Skeptic’s Dictionary.”

•Cold War Special Projects.

•Confessions of an FBI “X-File” Agent. Illuminati News, December 24, 2004.



•Groom Lake/Area 51 Security Manual: Job Knowledge.

•Jacobs, Margaret A. “A Secret Air Base Hazardous Waste Act, Workers’ Suit Alleges.” The Wall Street Journal. Thursday, February 8, 1996.

•Klass, Philip J. “The New Bogus Majestic-12 Documents.” Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, May/June 2000.

•Lear, John. “Area 51 – The UFO Cover-Up.” Illuminati News, August 25, 1988.


•Mahood, Tom. “Groom Lake Timeline.”

•Manning, Mary. “Judge releases Groom Lake files.” Las Vegas Sun. July 17, 1996.

•Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of the Air Force, Tactical Air Command, Tactical Fighter Weapons Center and the Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office.

•Merlin, Peter W. “Area 51 Suffered Effects of Nearby Nuclear Testing.” Aerotech News and Review. Vol. 10, No. 38, October 20, 1995.

•Merlin, Peter W. “Project 57: Plutonium Dispersal Took Place Near Groom Lake.” UFOlogy. November 29, 1995.

•Neimark, Jill. “Dispatch from Dreamland.” Psychology Today.

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•Poulsen, Kevin. “Area 51 hackers dig up trouble.”, May 25, 2004.

•Public Law 98-485 [H.R. 4932]; October 17, 1984.

•Public Law 99-606 [H.R. 1790]; November 6, 1986.


•Rogers, Keith. “Warnings for emergency responders kept from Area 51 workers.” Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 21, 2006.

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•Sweetman, Bill. “New secrets of Area 51.” Popular Science. Vol. 269, Issue 4. October, 2006.

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