Area 51 Gets 'Homey' Makeover

Top-secret Nevada site gets new name ... maybe
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2008 11:30 AM CST

It’s been called Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, the Box and, of course, Area 51. Now the US Air Force’s Groom Lake, Nev., test site—possibly the least-secret top-secret base of all time—has a new name: “Homey Airport.” The facility now pops up on aviation software and GPS as Homey Airport, or its official designation, KXTA. (Could that stand for Extra-Terrestrial Airport?)

The military denied even the existence of the base until 1994, but now a spokeswoman was perfectly willing to confirm the name change for the Military Times, saying the new name had no effect on operations, and meant nothing she knew of. But for true conspiracy theorists, Area Homey is already old news—everyone knows they moved the aliens to Utah. (More conspiracy theory stories.)

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