Renewed Interest: Area 51 Whistle Blower Bob Lazar Vindicated After Witness Came Forward In 2015
Anyone who is anyone in the UFO community knows the name Bob Lazar, the infamous whistle-blower responsible for putting the secret military testing facility known as Area 51 on the map.
Unbeknownst to many who have been following the Bob Lazar saga, a witness came forward in 2015 that appeared to vindicate at least some of Lazar’s claims that he was hired by the U.S. military to back-engineer captured flying saucer technology being stored at a highly classified off-site location near Area 51 known as S4.
Lazar, a quirky physicist who once donned the cover of the local newspaper after being photographed driving around town in his home-made jet car became famous in countries around the globe after coming forward to tell a tale that seemed straight out of the pages of spy novel.
Lazar became legend in 1989 after appearing on local Nevada news station KLAS where he spilled the beans on the covert activity happening at the now not-so-secret base located just outside Las Vegas.
Lazar claimed he contacted reporter George Knapp out of fear for his life after being caught just outside the Area 51 boundary with a group of friends he had brought to the desert to film a weekly test of a working flying saucer being operated out of the lab he was employed at.
Lazar says he was threatened by a superior after the incident and went public as as a way to deter the military from harming him.
Lazar’s claims have been the subject of much scrutiny over the years most notably by the late UFO researcher Stanton Friedman who claimed he was unable to verify claims that Lazar received a degree from MIT or that he worked as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
According to Friedman, the college denied that Lazar had ever attended classes there and the laboratory told investigators they had no record of his employment.
Lazar claims he was hired to work on the propulsion systems of recovered alien craft at the S4 lab after being referred by a colleague from Los Alamos to a company called EG&G, a U.S. national defense contractor purportedly charged with the task of hiring scientists to work at Area 51.
Lazar also claims that his educational and employment records were wiped by the military after coming forward with his story.
During a recent re-broadcast of a 2015 COAST TO COAST A.M. episode, filmmaker Jeremy Corbell appeared as a guest and made the stunning announcement that he had located a physicist that clearly remembered working with Lazar at Los Alamos in the late 80’s.
According to Corbell, he was able to locate the physicist through a random post made on Facebook by a man who was bragging that one of his neighbors claimed to have worked with Lazar back in the 80’s. Corbell tracked the man who made the post down and was eventually able to set up a face-to-face meeting with the witness.
The witness is a man named Dr. Robert Krangal and according to Corbell, Krangal was able to produce a wealth of documentation to verify his credentials as well as his time spent working at Los Alamos.
Krangal stated that Lazar was a popular figure during his employment at the lab as he was well known for driving around town in his home-made jet car. Krangal also stated that although he didn’t work in the same department as Lazar, he remembered Bob always being in attendance at the weekly security briefings the physicists were required to attend during their employment there.
Krangal’s claim would appear to give weight to the notion that there was indeed a coordinated effort by the military to erase any traces of Lazar’s employment at the lab, and one should assume the only reason for a cover-up would be that Lazar was telling truths that were making some people somewhere very nervous.
Corbell recently produced a documentary film about Bob Lazar’s experiences that has brought renewed attention to his story titled ‘Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers’ which can currently be viewed on Netflix.
View the broadcast of the COAST TO COAST A.M. episode here: