The couple, who posted the video to YouTube, were stunned by the huge plume of dark smoke that appeared to form a mushroom cloud when viewed from afar.
The pair, called Jimmy and Jackie, drove through the Nevada desert to the base that the US government only confirmed existed in 2013, despite being one of the country’s worst kept secrets, and spotted the smoke while approaching from Groom Road.
Jimmy said in the video: “We are still driving down groom road here and we noticed that there is like weird smoke over here. What could be going on?”
When they reached the main gate, which has warning signs not to cross, there was another group of four people watching the smoke who were being monitored by a white security jeep parked up on a hill.
Some conspiracy theorists claim the authorities conceal evidence of aliens visiting Earth from the public within the base.