‘Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers’ is a documentary that originally came out in 2018, but was added to Netflix recently in June 2019, pushing an old controversial figure, that of Bob Lazar, into the spotlight once again. Even if you are not familiar with who Lazar is, you must have heard of Area 51, the super secret base in the desert of Las Vegas, where the US government supposedly keeps proof of extraterrestrial life. Not only has Area 51 featured popularly in films and television shows, but has become the origin point of several sci-fi narratives that keep asking the question of whether we are alone in the universe.
Lazar was the man who blew the whistle on Area 51 and the work that went down there. Mankind has always looked to the skies for answers, and we have wondered if we are truly alone in the universe. This time, we can look at the documentary by Jeremy Corbell to try and answer some of the questions. However, in order to do that, we must determine what exactly Corbell has to offer that has not already been covered before in this thoroughly investigated and stunning piece of information or rumor, depending on whether you choose to believe Lazar’s information. Thus, let us quickly get the summary of the documentary out-of-the-way before we can begin to answer the real questions.
Summary of the plot
Bob Lazar first came forward with the ‘truth’ regarding extraterrestrial life in the late 80s, when he blew the whistle on secret government experiments with alien life forms, under the pseudonym of Dennis. However, he actually came into the spotlight using his real name in 1989 and was interviewed by George Knapp, an award-winning investigative journalist, who is part of the production team of this documentary and is a bit of a conspiracy theorist himself. Notably, Lazar mentioned that his interest in coming forth using his real name was self-preservation since he believed that the government was trying to eliminate him for exposing the truth regarding alien life.
What truth does Lazar know of? Well, according to him, and the documentary, he used to work as a scientist in a facility called S4 that is part of Area 51. This was south of Groom Lake and Lazar claims that he worked on reverse engineering both propulsion and power sources of the aircrafts that he says are not of this world. In fact, he claims the presence of 9 such crafts in the facility.
This is the gist of Lazar’s claim and assertions, which is all thrown into a dizzying whirlwind of questions when everyone rushes to verify if he truly is who he claims to be, and no one seems to be focusing on the questions that he has raised.