Former CIA worker, T.D. Barnes, to reveal more about Area 51

LAS VEGAS - The world knows a lot more about Nevada's mysterious Area 51 military base than it did just a few years ago.

Area 51 might be the best known military facility in the world and the person who has done more than anyone to lift the veil of secrecy will reveal even more about what's unfolded out there in the desert.

His name is T.D. Barnes, and for many years, he worked for the CIA in testing top secret projects at the Groom Lake base.  

Barnes is also president of the Roadrunners, an organization of Area 51 veterans. A decade ago, he and a few others gave their first-ever television interviews to the I-Team, and in the years since, Barnes has worked with the CIA to release hundreds of documents and photographs about such programs as the U-2 and S.R-71 spy planes.

"Through me and through the website, we've been able to correct some of the history. Some of the people that had been writing it for the last 40 years, they've had some facts wrong, just because it was classified and they didn't know better," said T.D. Barnes, Roadrunners Internationale.

On Friday night at the Atomic Testing Museum, T.D. Barnes will speak about his years at Area 51, and reveal more about classified projects developed at the base for the CIA. The public is invited. Admission is free to members, $5 for non-members. He will talk at 6 p.m. The museum is located at 755 E. Flamingo Rd. You can buy advance tickets by calling (702) 794-5151.

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