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STORMING AREA 51

WHERE FANTASY AND REALITY DON’T MIX!

The first flight of the Lockheed A-12 took place on April 30, 1962. Lockheed test pilot Lou Schalk is seen getting airborne from Groom Lake for that maiden flight. Lockheed

I WAS RECENTLY SITTING in Starbucks when I was sent an innocuous text message by a friend containing a link to an event on Facebook, entitled ‘Storm Area 51 — they can’t stop all of us’. All I could do was to stare in sheer disdain. We can agree this event was spawned in jest – and there is comfort to be found in a little comedic reliefat a time when the headlines are wrought with chaos, strife, bitterness, and all manner of political tomfoolery. But it also occurred to me that a few wayward individuals out there would probably take it seriously. Therein lies the problem.

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