The National Security Archive at the George Washington University published a report “The Secret History of U-2” about a secretly developed American reconnaissance aircraft. The pages of the report contain numerous references to Zone 51, which was used in the United States as a secret facility for testing a Cold War aircraft.
On April 12, 1955, Richard Bissel and Colonel Osmund Rittland flew over Nevada in a small manned Beechcraft plane. At one point, they noticed an excellent place for the runway right in the middle of the salt lake Groom Lake, near the nuclear power range of Nevada.
After landing to the bottom of the lake, the group came to the conclusion that they had found an ideal place for the site to conduct various tests that were hidden from the eyes’ eyes.
“In order for a new object located in the distance to acquire some attraction for workers, it was first called the Paradise Ranch.”
The fact that the existence of Zone 51 was not yet officially recognized does not mean that people did not know the reality of such an object. Nevertheless, the discovery of information about the existence of the zone is a serious step towards the potential discovery of even more interesting documents and facts, the secrecy of which was limited to Zone 51.