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Area 51 is real, according to declassified documents

LAS VEGAS — UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA’s clearest acknowledgment yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.

The recently declassified documents have set the tinfoil-hat crowd abuzz, though there’s no mention in the papers of UFO crashes, black-eyed extraterrestrials or staged moon landings.

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