Re: did the government lie about area fifty one
Just a few facts I've learned:
There are quite a few different approaches to the whole "Area 51" conspiracy. My personal standpoint? Yeah, the government is hiding something. Maybe not aliens, per se, but their technology. There's such a thing called "reverse engineering", where scientists take something apart to figure out how it works. That's what I believe happened with Area 51.
I think something did happen to crash there, and Area 51 was developed in order to study that technology and make it our own. These all new fighter jets that are so inexplicably ahead of all our other technology? Guess what they were before they were released to the public?
Black Projects. The term is used to describe a, well, "project" the government is currently or has previously worked on that they let absolutely NO information leak out from. Then, all of a sudden, when the project is over and done with--BOOM. New technology, new fighter jets. All unexplained advancements in scientifical thought and theory.
The body thing though--I find it very unlikely. It could have happened, yes. But it's very unlikely.
And let's say they did do an autopsy on this "body". What exactly do you think they would learn from the body of another humanoid species? Perhaps an evolution that will occur to humans? Maybe some kind of "system" that allows these so-called "aliens" to live longer. Who knows.
And as Kekkei mentioned, any mention of "alien technology" or perhaps any signs of life from another planet and/or solar system would cause widespread mania and paranoia. It'd be like War of the Worlds without the Tripods.