Dreamland zooms in on Area 51 – the nearly four million acres of Nevada airspace that has been a base for experimental military aircraft, the fount of UFO rumors, and the alleged site of alien insurrection. How this real-life legend came to exist is Phil Patton’s tale. He explores the mystery and fantasy surrounding the place, peeks over the edge of paranoia, and tracks strange objects in the air above this country of the mind. He visits spies and counterspies, test pilots and secret agents, and tunnels into the subcultures of true believers and conspiracy buffs.
Phil Patton weaves this first-person account of the history-making circumnavigation of the glove without refueling, as told by pilots Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan. It was Phil’s first published book and re-issued in multiple editions and languages.
Born during the Cold War, Area 51 in Nevada, also known as Groom Lake or Dreamland, became not only the Air Force’s most strategic test site, but also a symbol of everything that was sneaky about the U.S. military-industrial-intelligence complex. In recent years, UFO investigators claimed that the top-secret planes tested there were built with technology gleaned from captured alien aircraft. Featuring Phil Patton, author of Dreamland, this History Channel documentary explores the secrets of the cryptic desert facility and mysterious deaths of base workers.
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