Area 49-B is a minor (later major) location in 3Below. It's a top secret military base that belongs to a branch of the US military which captures and dissects alien lifeforms.
The Area 49-B has existed for several decades. Its members are dedicated to capturing and imprisoning any form of extraterrestrial life that reaches Earth, without caring about their motives. Its existence is kept secret from the rest of the world, but there have been rumors about experiments with extraterrestrials that are carried out there.
The Area is highly fortified with explosive walls and advanced security systems. Because of their frequent contact with aliens, they assimilate and use much of their technology to further strengthen their security systems.
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- Area 49-B is a clear reference to Area 51, a highly classified United States Air Force facility in Nevada known for its reports of unusual phenomena, secretive nature, and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, leading it to become a focus of modern UFO and other conspiracy theories.
- According to Eli in "The Arcadian Job", Area 49-B is 300 miles away from Arcadia Oaks.