Published: Fri, September 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Nevada desert towns prepare for possible ‘Storm Area 51’ influx

Nevada desert towns prepare for possible ‘Storm Area 51’ influx

The festivities sparked by the internet joke inviting people to "see them aliens" could become a cultural marker, monumental dud or something in between. In January, a man drove through the security check post at Area 51. Just this week, the US Navy acknowledged that some videos of UFOs are indeed images of objects that can't be identified. The US Air Force says that the people planning to storm the place should take this incident as a warning.

Wow, Storm Area 51 actually kinda happened then. But people have now started to show up.

'It will get cold at night.

About 75 people arrived early 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 one person was arrested, authorities said.

The entertainment kicked off weekend events that also feature a gathering Friday and Saturday at the Alien Research Center souvenir store in Hiko. It's always been a topic of fascination for conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts who believe it to be the location where the U.S. government stores and hides alien bodies and UFOs.

The two found free space easy to find on federal Bureau of Land Management property across state Highway 375 from the Little A'Le'Inn - and within sight of a makeshift stage being set up for music to begin after dark.

Today is the day when people across the country-and maybe across the world-have come together en masse for one of our generation's most important causes.

Already two men, both from the Netherlands, have been arrested after entering a secure US government site about 15 kilometres from Area 51.

Area 51 sits about 12 miles (19 km) from Rachel, Nevada, a tiny outpost north of Las Vegas that is hosting a music festival to entertain any UFO hunters or others heading to the region.

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A person walks into the Little A'Le'Inn, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Rachel.

Roberts' attorneys told West to stop using the "Alienstock" name, but she refused, saying, "I'll just worry about the legalities later".

Area 51 tested aircraft ranging from the U-2 in the 1950s to the B-2 stealth bomber in the 1980s.

It has been the subject of science fiction films, TV shows and literature, despite it not officially acknowledged until 2013, when the Central Intelligence Agency declassified documents that, for the first time, recognised that Area 51 was used as a "test base". Its secrecy still fuels speculation that it's where the government studies aliens.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said visitors should expect "a large presence of law enforcement".

Sharon Wehrly, sheriff in adjacent Nye County, home to a conspicuously green establishment called the Area 51 Alien Center, said messages discouraging Earthlings from trying to find extraterrestrials in Amargosa Valley appeared to work.

Her deputies last week arrested two Dutch tourists attracted by 'Storm Area 51.' The men pleaded guilty to trespassing at a secure USA site nowhere near Area 51 and were sentenced to three days in jail after promising to pay almost $2,300 each in fines.

He also brought his GoPro camera, he said. He noted a new sign telling trespassers they'll be arrested and fined $1,000.

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