Area 51 - the secure Nevada military base that is the darling of nuclear activists, conspiracy theorists and UFOlogists - has lately been the site of a big new construction project. 51-watchers are captivated by a pyramid evident in satellite shots of Area 51's nuclear testing grounds (see video here). Wild discussions about the pyramid suggest that the US military is employing ancient and alien technology. The military does little to dissuade them. Who could forget this curiosity from Missouri in December 2011?
Dubious stylistic choices for the architecture of public buildings aside (could it all be Photoshopped?), local station KLAS-TV of Las Vegas reported in February of 2012 that Area 51 has lately featured a huge new construction effort, possibly to build hangars for the latest type of fighter jet, the long-awaited ''Dark Bird' SR-72. Despite the fact that Lockheed engineers told their source that the SR-72 was canceled, KLAS-TV does not believe it and recent headlines confirm the Americans are developing new hypersonic airplanes: