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The 'Bob Lazar: Area 51' Doc Will Leave You Questioning Everything You Thought You Knew About Aliens

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Over the last year, Netflix has acquired some fascinating documentaries, particularly in the true crime genre. But if you’re interested in conspiracy theories, you have to check out their newest offering: Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers.

The film centers on Bob Lazar, a physicist who claimed in an explosive 1989 interview that the U.S. government was working on alien aircrafts at a site near Area 51, a highly classified operating location in Nevada whose primary purpose is still unknown to this day. 

Though he’s remained silent for many years about what he allegedly experienced at the top-secret U.S. Air Force facility, Bob Lazar agreed to be interviewed for the Area 51 Netflix doc, which was initially released in 2018. 

Here are some basics you should know before diving into this unbelievable story.