Area 51 raid: people gather near US military base to ‘see them aliens’ | Nevada | The Guardian

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About 75 people arrived early on Friday at a gate at the once secret Area 51 military base in Nevada at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to “storm” the facility to see space aliens and at least two were detained by sheriff’s deputies.

The Storm Area 51 invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko nearest the military site, and a more than two-hour drive from Las Vegas.
The Lincoln county sheriff, Kerry Lee, estimated late Thursday that about 1,500 people had gathered at the festival sites and said more than 150 people also made the rugged trip several additional miles on bone-rattling dirt roads to get within selfie distance of the gates.An Associated Press photographer said it wasn’t immediately clear if a woman who began ducking under a gate and a man who urinated nearby were arrested after the crowd gathered about 3am on Friday.

Millions of people had responded to a June internet post calling for people to run into the remote US air force test site that has long been the focus of UFO conspiracy theories. “They can’t stop all of us,” the post joked. “Lets see them aliens.”

The military responded with stern warnings that lethal force could be used if people entered the Nevada Test and Training Range, and local and state officials said arrests would be made if people tried.

“It’s public land,” the sheriff said. “They’re allowed to go to the gate, as long as they don’t cross the boundary.”

Millions of people had responded to a June internet post calling for people to run into the remote US air force test site that has long been the focus of UFO conspiracy.

The military responded with stern warnings that lethal force could be used if people entered the Nevada Test and Training Range, and local and state officials said arrests would be made if people tried.

“It’s public land,” the sheriff said. “They’re allowed to go to the gate, as long as they don’t cross the boundary.”
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6 thoughts on “Area 51 raid: people gather near US military base to ‘see them aliens’ | Nevada | The Guardian

  1. Hi Marcia, Seems like a cultist fantasy rally; but we know they won’t see any space ships landing or spot any extraterrestrials; no close encounters of the third kind! I’m sure there are Zero Space Alien Travelers and its all either hoax related or top secret military vehicles testing; or as far as spotting other worldly beings and their contraptions that would have to be demonic spirit beings messing with the human race. Kinda a waste of time folks there are better things to do with ya time! Maybe even a nap would be more sensible!!! But if these people are so hell-bent then they should try the Southern Border and they’ll see plenty of Alien Invaders there, of the earthly variety! Hasta la vista baby!
    Brother in Christ,
    Lawrence

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