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  • CIA Document Maps Area 51, No Mention of UFOs

    CIA Document Maps Area 51, No Mention of UFOs

    Friday, August 16 2013 1:59 PM EDT2013-08-16 17:59:57 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The CIA is acknowledging what Nevadans and 8 News NOW viewers have known for decades. I-Team reporter George Knapp has been doing stories on Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site nearMore>>
    The CIA is acknowledging what Nevadans and 8 News NOW viewers have known for decades.More>>
  • I-Team: Researcher to Discuss 'Phoenix Lights' Saturday

    I-Team: Researcher to Discuss 'Phoenix Lights' Saturday

    Friday, May 10 2013 8:47 PM EDT2013-05-11 00:47:48 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- One of the most famous UFO cases of all time, known widely as the Phoenix Lights, was explained as the misidentification of military flares. The so-called Lights over Phoenix, happened inMore>>
    One of the most famous UFO cases of all time, known widely as the Phoenix Lights, was explained as the misidentification of military flares.More>>
  • I-Team: Former Lawmakers Hear Testimony on UFOs

    I-Team: Former Lawmakers Hear Testimony on UFOs

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-05-01 03:49:21 GMT
    Has the government been honest with the public about UFOs? A panel of six former members of Congress is getting an earful in Washington this week about UFO incidents and government secrecy.More>>
    Has the government been honest with the public about UFOs? A panel of six former members of Congress is getting an earful in Washington this week about UFO incidents and government secrecy.More>>
  • UFO Hearing Seeks to Pursue the Extraterrestrial Truth

    UFO Hearing Seeks to Pursue the Extraterrestrial Truth

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 8:45 PM EDT2013-05-01 00:45:25 GMT
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    LAS VEGAS -- Those who take seriously reports of unidentified flying objects and infiltration by aliens from space need to mark Tuesday through May 3 on their calendars. That's when an event dubbed CitizenMore>>
    Those who take seriously reports of unidentified flying objects and infiltration by aliens from space need to mark Tuesday through May 3 on their calendars.More>>
  • George Knapp, Investigative Reporter

    Special Report: Area 51 Uncovered

    Special Report: Area 51 Uncovered

    (Feb. 23, 2004) -- The infamous Nevada military base known as Area 51 is one of the most secretive places on Earth. For years, the government wouldn't even admit the base existed. Eyewitness News has airedMore>>
    The infamous Nevada military base known as Area 51 is one of the most secretive places on Earth.  Eyewitness News has aired many stories about the base over the years but we've never had much of a look inside -- until now.More>>
  • George Knapp, I-Team Reporter

    Strikers Walk Off Job at 'Secret Base'

    Strikers Walk Off Job at 'Secret Base'

    Security officers at a Nevada military base that is one of the most classified in the world have walked off the job in a dispute over wages. The workers are able to talk about their labor dispute, but they can't say anything about where they work. It's a place that, for many years, didn't officially exist -- Area 51.More>>
  • I-Team: Author to Discuss UFO Technology Friday

    I-Team: Author to Discuss UFO Technology Friday

    Friday, April 5 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-04-05 17:47:51 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Wild tales about flying saucers at Nevada's mysterious Area 51 military base are, by now, familiar all over the world. Those stories started on KLAS-TV back in 1989 and have since been featuredMore>>
    Wild tales about flying saucers at Nevada's mysterious Area 51 military base are, by now, familiar all over the world. Those stories started on KLAS-TV back in 1989 and have since been featured in movies, TV shows and books.More>>
  • Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp and Chief Photojournalist Matt Adams

    Area 51: 20 Years of Intrigue

    Area 51: 20 Years of Intrigue

    It's been 20 years this month since Eyewitness News began reporting on a then-obscure military facility now known all over the world as Area 51. Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp broke the story of Area 51 and has a look back.More>>
  • Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp and Chief Photojournalist Matt Adams

    I-Team: In Search of the New Area 51

    I-Team: In Search of the New Area 51

    The most famous, or infamous, military base in the world, Nevada's Area 51, is once again generating its share of wild speculation. George Knapp investigates if the base has shut down or moved its most sensitive projects to other less-visible locations. More>>
  • George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter

    I-Team: CIA's Area 51 Roadrunners Hold Reunion in Las Vegas

    I-Team: CIA's Area 51 Roadrunners Hold Reunion in Las Vegas

    The Roadrunners, former CIA employees who worked on top secret spy planes out at the Area 51 military base, celebrated their reunion in Las vegas. Though unlike past years, they are now able to speak openly about the work they did to protect our country. George Knapp of the I-Team is the only local journalist invited to attend. More>>
  • George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter

    I-Team: New Top Secret Construction at Area 51

    I-Team: New Top Secret Construction at Area 51

    Something big is in the works at Nevada's legendary Area 51 military base. Aviation experts say there's a good chance that a new, highly classified aircraft might soon be zipping around the Nevada skies. What kind of aircraft? The I-Team's George Knapp has the engrossing story. More>>
  • George Knapp, I-Team Reporter

    Area 51: Aviation Icon Dies at 84

    Area 51: Aviation Icon Dies at 84

    The secretive Area 51 military base has lost one of its most celebrated pilots. Lt. Colonel Hank Meierdierk died in Las Vegas in March of 2006. More>>
  • George Knapp, Investigative Reporter

    Area 51: UFOs

    Area 51 -- UFOs

    In 1989, KLAS-TV aired a series of reports about alleged alien technology being tested in and around the Groom Lake facility. The UFO stories changed Area 51 forever, and spawned all sorts of spin-offs. More>>
  • George Knapp, Investigative Reporter

    Roadrunners Talk about Area 51

    Roadrunners Talk about Area 51

    If you think that no one can keep a secret anymore, you haven't met members of the Roadrunners International. They are now sharing the stories of the secret work they did at what is now known as Area 51. Read on for links and more. More>>
  • Area 51 50th Birthday Bash Camp Out

    Area 51's 50th Birthday Bash Campout

    There is a public celebration marking the Golden Anniversary of Area 51 over Memorial Day weekend. Read on for links telling you all about it.More>>
  • George Knapp, Investigative Reporter

    Bob Lazar: The Man Behind Area 51

    The Man Behind Area 51

    The man who put the Area 51 military base on the public's radar screen left town years ago and has kept a low profile ever since.More>>
  • George Knapp, Investigative Reporter

    Area 51 Declassified

    Area 51 Declassified

    The world's best-known secret military base, Area 51, turns 50 years old this month. People who worked there were sworn to secrecy. Now, they're talking. More>>
  • George Knapp, Investigative Reporter

    Raelian Leader Makes Fertile Announcement

    Raelian Leader in Las Vegas

    A private company which claims to have created the first cloned human announced in Las Vegas on Friday that it has now produced 13 cloned babies and they are all healthy. More>>
  • George Knapp, I-Team Exclusive

    What’s the Joint Terrorism Task Force Doing in the Tiny Town of Rachel?

    What’s the Joint Terrorism Task Force Doing in the Tiny Town of Rachel?

    This story focused on how FBI agents issued a search warrant on the home of a self-described military watchdog, Chuck Clark.  He lives in the tiny town of Rachel, near the mysterious Area 51 military base.  This story received national attention through a link on The Drudge Report. More>>
  • George Knapp, I-Team Reporter

    Area 51 Lessons

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    The Pentagon has complained that its ability to train American forces has been hindered by laws designed to protect endangered species and fragile ecosystems. So what would be the fallout from relaxing these laws? One indication may be the environmental record of the Area 51 military complex. More>>
  • George Knapp, I-Team Reporter

    Are UFOs Coming to Nevada?

    The Amazing Kreskin has predicted the largest UFO sighting in recorded history to take place in Nevada during May or June. Is it a publicity stunt, or is there really life out there? Channel 8 Eyewitness News gives you an exclusive look at the exact place where the UFO sighting is supposed to take place. More>>
  • George Knapp, I-Team Reporter

    Hotel Owner Has 'Spacey' Dreams

    A Las Vegan hotel owner has plans to spend millions of dollars to build his next project in space. More>>
  • George Knapp, I-Team Reporter

    New Mystery Planes Flying Overhead

    The world's most advanced warplane, the F-22 Raptor, will be coming to Nellis Air Force Base later this year for operations testing. But could there be other miracle machines flying in Nevada skies?More>>
  • Area 51

    The U.S. Air Force has been forced to release information about the military base known as Area 51. The release was ordered by a federal judge based on a legal action filed five years ago by Eyewitness News. More>>
  • Cattle Mutilations

    Cattle mutilations have been recorded in all 50 states, but no one's ever been caught. Now they're happening in Nevada again, and no one seems to know why. More>>
  • Taxing Area 51

    The military base known as Area 51 has long been regarded as one of the most mysterious facilities in the world. Recently released satellite photos have stripped away some of the aura of secrecy, but the new photos also have given ammunition to Nevada counties who say Area 51 -- and the military in genera -- owes Nevada taxpayers millions of dollars. George Knapp of the I-Team has the exclusive story. More>>
  • George Knapp, I-Team Reporter

    UFO Group Calls for Congressional Hearings

    Nevada has long been a hotbed of alleged UFO activity. The fact that most UFOs can be explained as conventional objects or phenomena hasn't stopped the wild stories. Recently in Washington, a UFO group called for congressional hearings into flying saucers. More>>
  • Vegas Wedding Incorporates Desert Blast

    This wedding not only featured the usual moments of love and bliss but also incorporated that timeless, age-old marital staple -- the desire to blow things up.More>>
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