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Former Defense Contractor Chief Confirms “Flying Saucer” and “Live Being” Were Recovered at Area 51

Former Chief of a Defense Contractor that Managed Area 51 Claims Knowledge of Recovered 'Flying Saucer' and 'Live Being'. As Congress seeks to uncover details of alleged illegal UFO programs, the shocking revelation has sparked renewed interest in the infamous Nevada military base. Learn more about the startling claims in this article.


Area 51 is a highly secretive United States Air Force facility located in the Nevada desert. The facility is shrouded in mystery and has been the subject of intense public interest and media attention for decades. Despite numerous rumors and conspiracy theories, the exact purpose and activities of Area 51 remain classified by the US government.

The origins of Area 51 date back to the 1950s when the US government acquired a vast tract of land in the Nevada desert for use as a nuclear testing site. In the years that followed, the site was expanded and developed to include a variety of test facilities and support infrastructure. Over time, the site became increasingly important for the testing and development of advanced aircraft and weapons systems.


Area 51

One of the most well-known rumors surrounding Area 51 is that the site is home to recovered extraterrestrial technology and that the US government is conducting secret research on alien technology. While there is no evidence to support this claim, it has captured the imagination of countless people around the world.

Despite its secrecy, some information about Area 51 has been declassified over the years. For example, it is known that the site was used to test the U-2 spy plane in the 1950s and 60s and that the SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft was also tested there. Today, the site is believed to be used to test and develop advanced aircraft, drones, and other high-tech weapons systems.

Recovery of a “flying saucer and its crew”

Alfred O’Donnell, a former senior manager of defense contractor EG&G, which managed Area 51, has claimed to have knowledge of a recovered “flying saucer” and a “live being.” Investigative journalist George Knapp, who interviewed O’Donnell several times, reported that he revealed that “they did have a flying saucer that had been recovered from New Mexico” and a “live being.”


According to Knapp, O’Donnell said they didn’t know what the being was and couldn’t communicate with it. The being’s appearance was compared to former Presidential nominee Ross Perot, unlike the classical grey-looking alien.

Roswell-type incident

In addition to O’Donnell’s claims, Knapp shared a story about a former female employee of defense contractor Holmes & Narver who had knowledge about “crashed saucers, recovered materials, and what sounded like a Roswell-type incident.” However, before Knapp was scheduled to speak with her, the woman was intimidated by unknown agents, which caused her to cancel the meeting. She continued to refuse a meeting even after two decades.

These claims add to the intrigue and mystery surrounding Area 51 and its activities. Despite some information being declassified over the years, the exact purpose and activities of the site remain classified, leaving room for speculation and conspiracy theories. While the truth about these claims remains uncertain, they continue to capture the imagination of people around the world.

Widespread speculation

However, as reported by the Liberation Times, the alleged recovery of an extraterrestrial craft sparked widespread speculation and prompted Richard D’Amato, a Congressional staffer in charge of overseeing Special Access Programs (SAPs), to launch an investigation into the claims. In the early 1990s, former Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, who chaired the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the late Senator Harry Reid, who would later become Senate Majority Leader, tasked D’Amato with delving into the matter.

After conducting a thorough investigation and visiting Area 51, D’Amato could not confirm any reports regarding crashed saucers. Knapp believed that it was “entirely feasible that this UFO cover-up exists within a private company,” such as Lockheed Martin, EG&G, or Northrop Grumman.


On the other hand

However, how possible would it be for beings piloting saucers to travel to space? I have laid out on a number of occasions my opinion on why our first encounter with an advanced alien civilization will not be face-to-face. By that, I mean that it is very unlikely that we will encounter “little green men,” given the massive constraints space travel has on biological lifeforms. Suppose we have indeed recovered flying saucers, UFOs, UAPs, or whatever you want to call them. In that case, it is very much likely that these objects are made not on this planet but are no more than probes, autonomous spacecraft, some of which are even, perhaps, equipped with Artificial Intelligence systems.

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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