About the Author
Barnes' career included serving as a fieldengineer at the NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, liftingbodies, and lunar landing vehicles. He participated in the NASA NERVAproject at Jackass Flats, Nevada; and served in Special Projects at Area 51. Barnes later formed a family oil and gas exploration company,drilling and producing oil and gas and mining uranium and gold.
Barnes is currently the CEO of Startel, Inc., a landowner, and actively mining landscape rock and gold in Nevada. He is also the president ofRoadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans.Formerly, he was the first executive director of the Nevada AerospaceHall of Fame.
Two National Geographic Channel documentaries:"Area 51 Declassified" and "CIA - Secrets of Area 51" have featuredBarnes. Numerous documentaries produced by the History Channel, theDiscovery Channel, the Travel Channel, and others also feature Barnes.The Annie Jacobsen book, Area 51 Declassified, also features his career.
Barnes is the author of two nonfiction books, MiGs Over Nevada, and SoaringWith The Eagles, a 3 novel series about EMP and nuclear war, and a3-novel series about Islamic Jihad in America. Barnes lives inHenderson, Nevada. Barnes is a regular at symposiums and presentationpanels with past and present CIA officials regarding declassifiedactivities occurring at Area 51 in Nevada.