Area 51 researcher had his house raided by the FBI and the Air Force
An A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 researcher said the FBI and US Air Force searched his home and took all of his computers.
Joerg Arnu, who runs the Dreamland Resort website dedicated to activities at the enigmatic Nevada outpost, said he had been the target of a “humiliating incursion”.
Anru said a “combined team” from the FBI and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations raided their residences in Rachel and Las Vegas.
“Each location saw at least 15 to 20 agents searching our homes and about 8 vehicles,” he wrote on the website.
The facts, he said, “became quite tense and embarrassing for me in Rachel and for my girlfriend in Las Vegas.
“They confiscated all my laptops, phones, memory drives, cameras, drones and other equipment.
“When it was all over, I was left alone in Rachel with two broken doors, damaged interior decor, and no way to contact anyone.”
“The only damage to our Las Vegas property was a damaged front door and ripped curtains.”
According to Arnu, he lost “ALL of my data, medical files, financial and tax documents, passwords, everything” in the process.
“As far as he knew, he said he had not broken any laws.”
Although search warrants are vague, aerial footage of A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 and other facilities continued to surface.
“Therefore, I have removed them for the time being to diffuse the situation.”
In his statement, Arnu said he is currently “stuck with thousands of costs for repairs and replacement of the most needed electronics and expected legal bills.”
“Tomorrow I will discuss my options with a lawyer,” he commented.
Arnu, who was born in Germany and works in Silicon Valley, immigrated to the United States in 1995. He had previously studied electrical engineering.
He began exploring A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 as a result of his lifelong passion for flying, and gave the Forbidden Airspace Radio Call Sign as the name of his website.
He has provided content and expertise to countless productions over the years, as well as making numerous appearances in A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 documentaries and TV series.
Just 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 is situated in the southern part of the state of Nevada.
It is the conventional name for a facility used by the US Air Force at the Nevada Test and Training Range that is highly classified.
According to conspiracy theories, the facility houses material allegedly recovered from the Roswell disaster in the 1950s and is used to store, examine and reverse engineer crashed a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ spacecraft.
One of the most debated and talked about U̳F̳O̳ theories in history revolves around the alleged Roswell incident.
Many people have the misconception that the airbase serves as a location for the development and testing of experimental weapons systems and aircraft.
In 1955, the US Air Force purchased the site.
However, the installation was not confirmed by the CIA until June 2013, as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request made in 2005.
Numerous top-secret aircraft, notably the U-2 in the 1950s and the B-2 stealth bomber later, were tested at the facility.
According to declassified documents, it was formerly a place where Army Air Corps pilots could upgrade their aerial artillery.
Weapons systems and experimental aircraft, such as the high-altitude U-2 spy plane, were tested there during the Cold War.
A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51\’s current operations are still a top-secret mystery.