We conspiracists agreed Area 51 existed, but differed over what it housed. On one end of the spectrum you have hardcore extraterrestrial enthusiasts who staunchly maintain that bits of an alien spacecraft like space hubcaps or a muffler that fell off are stored at Area 51. The idea is that in 1947, an alien spaceship crashed in Roswell, N.M., when the inhabitants of the town shot it down as the only possible way to ever encourage tourism there. Accordingly the Air Force declared that the smoking debris was a “downed weather balloon,” then gathered up the pieces and spirited them away to Area 51. Since then the debris has been carefully analyzed, studied, and finally incorporated into the 2005 Pontiac Aztek.