BBC Crew Arrested At US UFO Base.
“Guards armed with M16 assault rifles forced them to lie face-down for three hours while the FBI ran security checks.
The Beeb team — including comic Andrew Maxwell — ignored warnings to slip past security and film inside the fence.
Moments later military cops surrounded them and confiscated their phones, wallets and IDs. UFO expert Darren Perks, 34, said one of the cops told him: “Listen, son, we could make you disappear and your body would never be found.”
The crew — filming an episode of BBC3’s Conspiracy Road Trip — were fined £375 each and ordered not to reveal what they saw.
But Darren admitted: “We didn’t see anything except a bit of tarmac.”
Photographs of Area 51, the secret US airbase in Nevada where UFO aficionados believe alien spacecraft are hidden, have been posted on the internet.
Aerial Images Inc. posted five images of the site taken by a Russian satellite launched in 1998 to map Earth’s surface.
The photos show runways and buildings
The US Air Force only recently acknowledged that Groom Dry Lake Air Force Base – the official name of Area 51 – even exists.
The base is 120 km northwest of Las Vegas.
The base has been the testing ground for a host of top-secret aircraft, including the B-2
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