What is Area 51 and what happens there?

What is Area 51?

First off, what even is Area 51? This is a highly classified United States Air Force (USAF) facility, with the official name of Homey Airport or Groom Lake. The name originated from the salt flats that are located near to the airport. The operations that go on within Area 51 are not yet publically known, but from what the USAF tells us, this is an open training range that supports the development of testing new types of aircraft and weapons. However, there are many conspiracy theories evolving around Area 51 as we are unsure what needs to be kept such a secrete…

on Monday, July 22, 2019, in Gold Point. (Photo by David Becker/For the Los Angeles Times)

Where is Area 51 Located?

The actual location of Area 51 is in the southern area of Nevada, around 83 miles northwest of Las Vagas, USA. Small towns surrounding the facility are Rachel and Hiko.

Why was Area 51 built in the first place?

Area 51 was built in the era of the Cold War (1947-1991) by the US as a testing and development facility, mainly for aircraft systems. However, although the official opening year was 1955, the existence of the base was only acknowledged by the CIA in August 2013, and then publically mentioned four months later by President Barack Obama.

What actually goes on at Area 51?

As previously mentioned, the actual purpose of the facility is not fully known to the public. However, from what we do know the area acts as a testing and training facility to develop cutting edge aircraft systems. It is believed that around 1500 people are stationed at Area 51 for work. The research at the facility began in the 1950s with the development of the U-2 spy plane, which has now progressed to the development of high-tech drone systems.

What are the conspiracy theories?

Due to the secrecy of Area 51, the people of the world have came up with several theories behind what actually happens there. The most common theory being that the area hosts an alien spacecraft and the bodies of the pilots following a crash seen at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. However, the US government states that there were no aliens, and this was in fact a weather balloon that had crashed.

Other theories claim that they have seen several UFO’s above or near to the site, but are these just the future of our aircrafts? The more extreme theories consist of people stating that they have actually been abducted by aliens, who have experimented on them, before returning them back to planet Earth.

The more believable theories come from people who have supposedly worked within Area 51. In 1989, a man by the name of Robert Lazar told the public that he has worked, and seen what goes on within Area 51. The claims that Robert made were that he had seen medical photographs of patients and that there were UFOs on the site being experimented on by the US government.

What would happen if someone tried to get into Area 51?

Going back to September 2019, there were talks of a mass invasion of Area 51 by millions of people throughout the world. This originated on a Facebook post called ‘ Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’. The plan was to meet up outside of the area, before storming the base. The US government responded by stating ‘Area 51 is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces’. It is highly likely that if anyone was to get onto the base, the facility would class this as a terrorist attack and activate the shoot on-site protocol. The area is highly guarded with armed forces.

On January 28th 2019, an unnamed man drove through a security point of Area 51 trying to get into the base. The man got himself into a car chase for around eight miles, until he decided to exit his car when he approached the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). At this point officers supposedly requested the man to stop, who unfortunately didn’t listen to their demands so was shot dead at the scene. It is a mystery as to what he saw…

What do you think?

Of all of the theories out there, what do you believe? Let us know in the comments section below!

New Movies 2020 Trailers

For all of the movie lovers out there, a new year means that they will have more chances to experience incredible new films that take to our screens. So, in 2020 what do you all have to look forward too? In this post, WAGlife has given you all of the movie trailers to many of the new movies you can expect to see in 2020.

Artemis Fowl

Wonder Woman 1984

Mulan

Black Widow

TENET

No Time To Die

Da 5 Bloods

Sonic The Hedgehog

A Quiet Place Part II

The Invisible Man

Top Gun: Maverick

The New Mutants

Onward

The King of Staten Island

Birds of Prey

Emma

Bad Boys for Life

SCOOB!

Bloodshot

Bill & Ted Face The Music

Top 10 Series on Netflix in 2020

It’s hard to imagine a time without spending hours of your day binge-watching your favorite series on Netflix. Since Netflix was released in 1997, in 2020 there are now over 180 million people who have subscribed, making Netflix one of the largest entertainment platforms in the world. But out of the many series that Netflix has to offer, which ones are actually worth investing your time into? WAGlife has recommended 10 series that we believe are well worth the binge-watching hours.

Number 10: Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black first came onto Netflix in 2013, where the main character Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), is placed in a minimum-security prison following her past. Piper doesn’t fit from the start to the end of the 7 seasons, and unfortunately for her, the chaos of prison is certain to follow her around, whether its death, sex, and even escape attempts.

Number 9: The Last Dance

The 10 part documentary takes you through the life of what made the Chicago Bulls one of the greatest basketball teams of all time. Although, the series is not all about basketball and more so follows the behind the scenes story of the team, and the true meaning of how success is earned. The show also covers the motivational spirit that made Micheal Jordan, who is arguably the best NBA player ever.

Number 8: Too Hot To Handle

Similar to the popular show Love Island, Too Hot To Handle is a dating program where single people try to build a meaningful relationship. However, with the twist of a zero sex policy, will the islanders be able to build relationships from an emotional connection perspective only. The winners of the show have the potential to win £100,000.00 but this depends on how many ‘mistakes’ happen.

Number 7: Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Stranger Things, set in the 1980s follows a group that experiences a change in life in their hometown of Hawkins. The normal way of life changes when supernatural forces start to show. The first season starts off with the disappearance of a young boy and the appearance of a young girl with psychokinetic abilities. Will the destruction of normal life pull the gang apart in defeat?

Number 6: Designated Survivor

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a government was wiped out in a terrorist attack, leaving only one person to take charge? In this complex, action-packed series, Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is the designated survivor who comes into power following a brutal attack on the government. It is down to Kirkman to build a government back from the foundations, whilst trying to locate the terrorists, and most importantly be the President of the United States of America.

Number 5: Dead to Me

The series follows the life of Jen (Christina Applegate) who has recently experienced her husband’s fatal death from a hit and run car accident. Jen takes it on herself to investigate the incident alongside Judy (Linda Cardellini) who has also recently ‘lost’ her husband. However, the dark comedy takes a turn when Jen starts to see secretes coming out of hiding that her husband’s death was not as it first seemed, and in fact was a lot closer to home.

Number 4: The Stranger

What would happen to you if your darkest secrets were revealed to the world and shared with the closest people in your life? In this dark mysterious series, Adam Price (Richard Armitage) is told all of his wife’s darkest secrets. When Adams’s wife disappears, he is not going to stop until he finds her and uncovers the true horror that could be lying beneath. Expect a thrilling storyline with many cliff hangers and surprises throughout.

Number 3: Sex Education

Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) spends his schooling life with the thought of his mum being a sex therapist. Once the students find out, Otis builds a business with fellow student Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) giving sex advice to get rich. However, things take a turn when Otis’s mum finds out and becomes the school’s sex education teacher. The mixup between business and love creates an exciting twist in this popular series.

Number 2: Money Heist

Based in Spain, a group of master criminals with nothing to loose carry out the biggest heist the world has seen, using the royal mint of Spain to print billions of euros for themselves. There are 8 criminals recruited by ‘The Professor’ who take hostages and carry out the complex heists. However, as the police start to strategize, the gang prepares for a huge showdown.

Number 1: Peaky Blinders

Based in 1919, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) leads a dangerous group of war veteran gangsters to power and riches. Throughout the series, the Shelby family has a variety of encounters with the police, army, the mafia, and the Russians who all want one thing, Tommy Shelby’s head. Expect a gore-filled, guns blazing action series.

Top 10 best action movies

Who doesn’t love watching a great movie? Especially action movies. There is a common theme that people think all action movies are about is violence, but that’s not the case! Action movies bring the thrill and excitement to the watcher, its a spectacular art form of shootings, explosions, and the hero character taking on the world! We have left below a list of our opinion on the top 10 best action movies that are a must-see.

Number 10: The Fast and Furious sequel

If you’re interested in top-class cars, and gun-blazing shooters, then the fast and furious movies could be just for you. The star of the show Vin Diesal and the team go about taking on world-renowned gangs of criminals in order to survive as a family. At the same time as speeding around in power-hungry modified vehicles

Number 9: Rambo

If you’re into one man against the world movies, then Rambo is the right movie for you. Rambo is an ex-army veteran returning from the war, but upon his return, he realizes that the local police force is not what you would expect. This takes Rambo on a journey battling the local police force and any other contenders that stand in his way, he never stops until everyone surrenders.

Number 8: Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher is about an ex-cop who has become a ghost to the modern-day police force, living his life in the shadows. However, when an old friend gets framed for murder, he returns to normality to hunt down the true killer. Not only is this movie a thriller, but it also has a hint of comedy to make it all the more enjoyable.

Number 7: Extraction

A mercenary with nothing left to live for is hired to take on an ‘impossible’ task whereby he has to go on a mission to rescue the son of an international drug lord who currently resides in prison. His journey takes him to another drug cartel who are willing to do anything to hold the power that the son of the biggest drug lord brings to them.

Number 6: The Bourne Ultimatum

Jason Bourne is a solo assassin, taking on the CIA after secretes of his actual identity (David Webb) are leaked into the open, along with his violent past. Bourne investigates to find the person responsible whilst having to run from a killer CIA director who wants to end Bourne for good.

Number 5: The Equalizer

The Equalizer shows Denzel Washington in a gore-filled thriller that amazes from start to finish. With a quiet peaceful life ahead of a former defense intelligence officer (McCall), things change when a teenage prostitute is taken by the Russian mafia. After the mafia did not accept a gift of $9,800 a war is started between McCall and the Russians.

Number 4: Green Street 3 Never Back Down

Green Street is a movie series following the life of a group of football hooligans. In our opinion, the third movie Never Back Down is the best of the bunch. Danny, played by Scott Adkins goes on a revenge mission to find the person who killed his brother. This movie brings the thrills of the football underground and the gang rivalry that fight bare-knuckle until the end.

Number 3: Mission Impossible

The Mission Impossible movies star Tom Cruise who plays the role of Ethan Hunt as an agent of the mission impossible force. When the team is betrayed by an inside mole during a failed mission in Prague, Ethan takes leadership of the team and the fight starts to uncover the truth, and stop the killers.

Number 2: Die Hard

One of Bruce Willis’s rises to fame was the 1988 American made movie, Die Hard. Bruce plays the character of John McClane, who is a New York police officer who finds himself stuck at the top of a skyscraper whilst a criminal mastermind carries out a heist on Christmas Eve. The only hope for the hostages is Bruces will to carry on and take down the intruders. Die Hard is regarded as one of the best action movies ever made and comes at rank 20 in Empires 2007 100 greatest movies of all time.

Number 1: John Wick

Our all-time favorite action movie is John Wick, a character played by Keanu Reeves. The journey starts when John Wick’s car is stolen, and his dog is shot which was a gift from his late wife. John Wick then returns to the underworld of assassins to retain revenge from a Russian gang that ruined his only hope of remembering his wife. The movie is thrilling from start to finish, with nonstop complex fighting scenes.

Ideas to help get through the Coronavirus lockdown

We are all experiencing new ways to live life due to the current crisis of the Coronavirus, one of the ways being living in lockdown.

But how do you turn the lockdown boredom into something interesting and entertaining? Luckily for you we have come up with several ways to keep yourself busy whilst staying at home.

What are WAGlifes lockdown ideas?

Here’s a quick list, read on to find out more details:

  • Speak to your friends
  • Try out a new food recipe
  • Get to work on some home improvements
  • Have a movie day
  • Try learning something new
  • Try out garden camping
  • Try out a new hobby
  • Start a vegetable patch
  • In house games
  • Read a book

Speak to your friends

Just because you can’t leave the house to see your friends at the moment, doesn’t mean you need to cut off your social life.

With the era we are currently in with the online world, using great apps such as Skype, Facetime, and Zoom helps you to interact with your friends online as if they were sat right in front of you.

Try out a new food recipe

With all of the time that you are now spending in the kitchen, why not try out a new food recipe? There are endless recipes that you can try out with a variety of difficulty levels. If you’re struggling for ingredients, why not try using the foods you already have in your cupboards to invent a brand new recipe.

Get to work on some home improvements

With all of the spare time you now have on your hands, maybe its time to get to work on all of the outstanding jobs around the house that you have been putting off due to your busy lives! Start painting the walls, sorting out the weeds in the garden, or even redecorate the bathroom.

Have a movie day

With the busy work life you have been living in, lockdown is giving you a chance to relax and take a step back.

Use this time to chill and take a movie day. Get yourself some popcorn, pick some movies and spend your day laying on the sofa

Try learning something new

Use this time wisely to consider learning something new, you may have always had an aspiration to do something but have never achieved it as you don’t fully understand the skills you need to get there, learn the skills!

Try out garden camping

Who needs a fancy camping site when you can head out into your back garden. Turn your garden into a woodland area and set your campsite up. This is a great way to try out camping with your children and if they don’t like it, your only a few steps away from the house!

Try out a new hobby

Why not try out a new hobby, you have enough time to practice! You could try out baking, designing, a new sport, reading books, and even try out yoga. Hobbies are a great way to pass time through the current lockdown, and may even aspire you to continue with something new when we do start to come back into reality.

Start a vegetable patch

Creating a small vegetable patch in your garden could be one of your best ideas yet. Prepare your ground and plant those seeds, several months down the line you will be making meals with your own very fresh vegetables… delicious!

In house games

In house games are a great way to keep the family busy and entertained whilst being in lockdown. You could set up some goals and have mini-game of football or handball in your lounge, try out some board games, science experiments, or even make a bowling alley.

Read a book

Not only are reading books a great way to pass time, but they are also an excellent way of learning new things, whether that be wild and wonderful facts or improving your vocabulary. There are so many different types of books on the market, you can be sure it will broaden your horizons.

How to make delicious homemade pancakes

Have you ever wanted to make restaruant tasting pancakes, straight from the comfort of your own kitchen?

We have given you all of this information below, which you will be happy to know takes less than 10 minutes to get things started!

What ingredients will you need for the pancakes?

  • 1 standard cup of self-raising flour (around a 300ml cup)
  • 1 standard cup of milk, we recommend full fat (around a 300ml cup)
  • 1 medium or large free-range egg

What ingredients will you need for the topping?

You can choose whichever toppings you would like, but we would recommend

  • A handful of fresh strawberries
  • A handful of fresh blueberries
  • A 1/2 pot of greek yogurt
  • A drizzle of honey

What is the method?

  • First of all, you will need to measure out the ingredients above
  • Once you have the ingredients prepared, you will need to pour the flour and milk, and then crack the egg all into one jug
  • Mix up the flour, milk, and egg until you have creamy texture (usually taking around 5 minutes of mixing) as a quick tip, get a spoon and run this around the sides of the jug at the top of the mixture to help remove any lumps
  • At this point, you can either use the mixture straight away or cover and leave in the fridge overnight. This will help to bind all the ingredients together for a smoother mixture
  • After you have your mixture prepared, place a frying pan on a medium to high heat and leave for about 40 seconds so it can get hot
  • Add some butter to the frying pan, and then place a tiny drop of the pancake mixture into the frying pan to test the temperature
  • If the drop of the mixture starts to form together and you can move it around the pan you are ready for your first pancake
  • Pour a small amount of mixture into the frying pan and leave for around 40-60 seconds before flipping onto the other side. You will know its ready to flip when the edges of the pancake start to bubble and go darker in colour
  • Do this to both sides of the pancake to complete
  • Then dress your pancake with the decided toppings to serve

Enjoy! Please let us know in the comment section below how your pancakes tasted!