The Closest Town to Area 51
- Rachel Description (4/11/95)
- Rachel History by Glenn Campbell, 2/96.
- Related Pages
- Rachel Business
independent film on Rachel, Nevada,*
was shown at the
International Film Festival* on Oct. 18, 1996.
(Produced by Jessica Landaw & David Dawes
of Random Productions.)
Rachel, Nevada takes us to a small town 110 miles from Las Vegas, site of a
formerly secret US Air Force installation known as Area 51. The base
develops new planes such
as the stealth bomber. The secrecy shrouding Area 51 has given rise
to suspicions over the years,
earning the town of Rachel (primarily a collection of trailer homes)
the title "UFO Capital of the
World," and Nevada State Highway 375 "Alien Highway". The film focuses
on the everyday
people of Rachel, once left alone to service the military, now the
center of tourism and a publicity
boom. There are enough stories and photos to persuade even the most
die-hard skeptics that
something extraterrestrial may be going on.
- E.T. Highway Unveiling,
April 18, 1996
- Articles, partial list starting 1996. See also Area
51 Articles and E.T.
Article on Rachel in CNN Travel News. Drivel.
- 10/28/96: "What's New" article, Ufomind, British Tourist Injured near
Rachel. Visitors injured in rollover vehicle accident.
Rachel, Nevada, Capital of the Intergalactic Federation, an article
in the Times of London reports on the recent "Abduction" party.
- 5/9/96: Newspaper article, Lincoln County Record,
With Rachel", page 6. Report on aftermath of Highway Dedication.
- 4/28/96: Newspaper article, Orange County Register,
ploy breeds alienation in windswept town," by Gordon Dillow. The
newly christened Extraterrestrial Highway is drawing otherworldly
types, unsettling Rachel, Nev.
- 4/19/96: Newspaper article, Las Vegas Review Journal,
the E.T. Highway: State officials, movie stars and directors help
dedicate a stretch of road with an
alien-themed title", by Shaun McKinnon. Report on E.T. Highway
- 4/19/96: Newspaper article, Las Vegas Sun,
out of this world: Town of Rachel worries about latest attraction",
by Mary Manning. Report on reservations over E.T. Highway.
- 3/20/96: AP Wire, "Nevada's
New "Extraterrestrial Highway" Gets Hollywood-Style Launch With 20th
Century Fox's "Independence Day; Gov. Miller, Film's Stars To
Attend Unveiling And Dedication Ceremony".
- 3/09/96: New York Times, "Quiet
Nevada Town On E.T. Road Banking On Ufo Lore".
- 3/06/96: Campbell's
Report on Alien Highway, describing dangers to tourists. (66k)
- 2/20/96: Las Vegas Review Journal, "Aliens
given own road: State Route 375 renamed the Extraterrestrial Highway".
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