AREA 51: UFO believers flocking to Nevada desert


spaminator
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AREA 51: UFO believers flocking to Nevada desert
Brad Hunter
Published:
September 8, 2019
Updated:
September 8, 2019 6:50 PM EDT
True believers are headed to the desert of Nevada to storm super secretive Area 51.
Fox Mulder has his tinfoil hat and deeply-held beliefs packed and ready to go.
The iconic X-Files character who gave voice to millions who believe we’re not alone in the universe would be having his day in the Nevada sun.
What began as an — apparent — Internet lark has built up steam to the point where Nevada officials are quivering in their boots.
People will come.
A Facebook page called Storm Area 51: They Can’t Stop All of Us has ignited imaginations around the world.
It’s an event being held in the badlands outside Las Vegas on Sept. 20 and already, Lincoln and Nye Counties have declared a state of emergency.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in X-Files. FOX
Millions signed up and thousands are expected to hit the speck on the map. Local cops, sheriffs and the feds are all in on the act.
The plan? Storm Area 51.
Linda Looney manages the Alien Research Centre in nearby Hiko and is very familiar with Area 51 aficionados. At first, she was thrilled.
“I got excited,” she told The Atlantic magazine. “And then I got worried.”
UFO enthusiasts are typically portrayed as cranks. Lookout. An estimated 30,000 are expected to flood the area.
Here’s what you need to know:
Flash Gordon in the 1930s. KING FEATURES
REMEMBER ROSWELL!
Before Roswell (BR), most people were only acquainted with outer space and the possibility of life beyond the stars through comic heroes Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. Then came the events of June 14, 1947.
William Bozel was the first to notice the clusters of debris. Bright colourful wreckage. Locals were certain it was a flying saucer. The U.S. Air Force said it was a balloon from an atomic blast. Folks weren’t so sure.
Conspiracy enthusiasts believed that alien spacecraft had crashed in the New Mexico desert, the extraterrestrials captured and then the whole thing was covered up the military and government
It Came From Outer Space. Paranoia returns.
WHAT’S AREA 51?
Often mentioned, seldom understood. Area 51 is the name of a top-secret USAF base perched in the Nevada Test and Training Range. Officially, the air force claims the base tests and develops new aircraft and weapons.
But the secrecy surrounding the base — and even the barest bones of information — has caused conspiracy enthusiasts, UFO believers and moviemakers alike to hone in on its activities. In fact, the base’s existence wasn’t even acknowledged until 2013.
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Some believe that alien spacecraft are kept at the base. They wanna believe!
Believers say Area 51 is a pit stop on the “Extraterrestrial Highway.”
Cybermen from Dr. Who. A bad bunch. BBC
I WANT TO BELIEVE
X-Files hero Fox Mulder and nutty Uncle Wally aren’t alone in believing in the existence of aliens. Poll after poll has shown that about 35% of Americans believe that extraterrestrials have visited earth in the past. Another 26% believe the men from Mars have visited recently.
When it comes to alien abductions, the figure drops to 20%.
And the signs are everywhere if you ask them. In artwork, in the pyramids, Stonehenge, and a litany of other cultural landmarks. One expert told the New York Post that believers aren’t marginalized nutcases.
“The high score on the belief in the existence of intelligent alien civilizations and the distinct profile of these people partly explains the immense popularity of space movies such as Star Wars,” Glocalities research director Martijn Lampert told the tabloid.
“People who believe in the existence of intelligent alien civilizations are not a marginal minority.”
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Curious Cdn
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Ron in Regina
#4
Today is "World Suicide Prevention Day" and hopefully those in the Nevada desert take that to heart. Storming a Military Facility. I'm assuming the Vegas Money will be on the side with the Attack Helicopters.


 
spaminator
#5
Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert to 'storm' Area 51
Reuters
Published:
September 19, 2019
Updated:
September 19, 2019 10:36 PM EDT
RACHEL — Scores of UFO enthusiasts converged on rural Nevada on Thursday for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, as law enforcement officials beefed up security around the military base.
Visitors descended early in the day on the tiny desert town of Rachel, a short distance from the military site, in response to a recent, viral social-media invitation to “storm” Area 51 on Friday, raising concerns by local authorities of unruly crowds overwhelming the community.
Situated about 150 miles (240 km) north of Las Vegas, the remote hamlet of just 50 year-round residents lacks a grocery store or even a gasoline station.
Thursday’s visitors established a small encampment outside Rachel’s only business – the extraterrestrial-themed Little A’Le’Inn motel and restaurant – parking themselves in cars, tents and RVs. Some tourists hung inflatable aliens from their campers.
AREA 51: UFO believers flocking to Nevada desert
One couple, Nicholas Bohen and Cayla McVey, both sporting UFO tattoos, traveled to Rachel from the Los Angeles suburb of Fullerton with enough food to last for a week of car-camping.
“It’s evolved into a peaceful gathering, a sharing of life stories,” McVey told Reuters, sizing up the crowd. “I think you are going to get a group of people that are prepared, respectful and they know what they getting themselves into.”
Music was scheduled to begin Thursday night and continue for two more days. It remained unclear if there would be a mass trek to the grounds of Area 51 on Friday.
The military site was shrouded in secrecy for decades, stoking conspiracy theories that it housed the remnants of a flying saucer and the bodies of its alien crew from the crash of an unidentified flying object in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. The U.S. government did not confirm the base existed until 2013, when it released CIA archives saying the site was used to test top-secret spy planes.
Rachel and its surroundings have nevertheless celebrated their place in UFO lore as a tourist draw. A 98-mile (158-km) road running through the area is dubbed the Extraterrestrial Highway, a purported hotbed of UFO sightings.
‘NO STOPPING IT’
In June, California college student Matty Roberts posted a facetious Facebook invitation exhorting the public at large to run into Area 51 on foot to “see them aliens.”
When more than 1 million people expressed interest, the U.S. Air Force admonished curiosity seekers not to breach the gates at the military base, which it said is still used to test combat aircraft and train personnel.
Roberts then teamed up with Connie West, co-owner of the Little A’Le’Inn, to plan a music festival in Rachel dubbed “Alienstock.”
In early September, however, Roberts disassociated himself from the Rachel event, saying it was poorly organized and he feared it could devolve into a public safety crisis. Instead, he helped stage an alternative Alienstock set to take place Thursday night in Las Vegas.
West said the event in Rachel would go on as planned.
About 40 miles (64 km) to the east, the small town of Hiko planned an event called “Storm Area 51 Basecamp” at a gift shop dubbed the Alien Research Center. Organizers promised musicians, artists and “prominent ufologists,” and by Thursday had sold 3,200 tickets, according to Linda Looney, the shop’s manager.
“This whole thing has been a shock to this little community,” she said, adding that organizers had hired 15 security guards and a private ambulance and ordered 80 portable toilets. “It’s going to be really cool. I’m excited.”
The influx of alien hunters prompted Lincoln County, which encompasses both Rachel and Hiko, to draft an emergency declaration that could be invoked to call in help from the state.
The sheriff’s office said visitors should expect “a large presence of law enforcement.” Authorities urged everyone to bring ample supplies of food, water and fuel.
Five sheriff’s patrol cars were posted on Thursday just outside the Area 51 gate, where a handful of people had come to take photos.
Despite a festive, peaceful mood back in town, the official Rachel website was decidedly unwelcoming.
“If any event still happens it is going to be a pretty sad affair with no bands, no food, very little infrastructure and a lot of unhappy campers,” it said.
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spaminator
#6
Area 51 raid morphs into pre-dawn celebration outside secretive U.S. base
Reuters
Published:
September 20, 2019
Updated:
September 20, 2019 9:15 AM EDT
RACHEL — A call to “storm” the secretive U.S. military base in the Nevada desert known as Area 51 attracted several dozen revelers to a heavily guarded entrance early Friday, but most did not attempt to enter the site, long rumored to house secrets about extraterrestrial life.
A festive scene emerged around 3 a.m. PT (1000 GMT) on Friday, the date and time a Facebook user had jokingly invited people to run into the base on foot to “see them aliens.” Among the UFO enthusiasts and curiosity seekers, one man wore an orange space suit and some sported tin foil hats and alien masks. A sign in the gathering read “Free E.T. from the government.”
“A bunch of random people in weird costumes standing outside of a government base, why would you want to miss that?” said a YouTube personality who goes by the name Atozy. “That’s a once in a lifetime experience.”
One young woman ducked under a protective gate and was briefly detained by authorities and released. Others stayed outside the perimeter, according to law enforcement officials keeping watch over the crowd.
“They’re just here to see what’s going on,” said Sergeant Orlando Guerra of the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division. “They’re here to have fun.”
People carry signs outside a gate to Area 51 as an influx of tourists responding to a call to ‘storm’ Area 51, a secretive U.S. military base believed by UFO enthusiasts to hold government secrets about extra-terrestrials, is expected in Rachel, Nevada, U.S. September 20, 2019. (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart) JIM URQUHART / REUTERS
The U.S. Air Force had issued a stern warning to the public not to trespass into Area 51, which it said is used to test aircraft and train personnel.
Jason Strand, 23, said he traveled from Utah to the rural Nevada site as part of a group of nine friends to take in the scene. He said he was not inclined to dart into Area 51.
“We’re came out here to see the dumb people make a run for it,” he said.
Area 51 had long been shrouded in mystery, stoking conspiracy theories that it housed the remnants of a flying saucer and the bodies of its alien crew from a supposed unidentified flying object crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
The U.S. government did not confirm the base existed until 2013, when it released CIA archives saying the site was used to test top-secret spy planes.
Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert to ‘storm’ Area 51
AREA 51: UFO believers flocking to Nevada desert
The documents, however, did not end suspicion about space aliens there.
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. Some residents had urged the public to stay away because they worried the town of 50 year-round residents would be overwhelmed with unruly tourists.
As of early Friday, a few hundred campsites had been set up by visitors outside the Little A’Le’Inn, an alien-themed motel and restaurant that is Rachel’s only business.
“I’m relieved it’s here,” said Connie West, co-owner of the inn, who had scrambled to set up a campground, bring in portable toilets and otherwise support the influx of visitors. “It’s happening. There was no stopping it.”

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spaminator
#7
'HERE TO HAVE FUN': Area 51 raid lures festive UFO hunters, 5 arrested
Reuters
Published:
September 21, 2019
Updated:
September 21, 2019 8:56 AM EDT
A man poses at an entrance gate to the Nevada Test and Training Range, located near Area 51, on September 20, 2019 near Rachel, Nevada. Mario Tama / Getty Images
RACHEL — UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities poured into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 U.S. military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only five people arrested.
More than 3,000 out-of-towners ventured on Thursday and Friday to the desert region around Area 51, a secretive U.S. Air Force installation long rumored to house government secrets about extraterrestrial life and spaceships.
The pilgrimage and two festivals welcoming the visitors were organized after a Facebook user jokingly exhorted readers to “storm” Area 51 on Sept. 20 “to see them aliens.” The date chosen for the gathering was never explained.
Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee said the region’s guests were largely well behaved, with just a few exceptions. “I don’t want to jinx myself, but so far it’s gone pretty well,” he said on Friday afternoon.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of trespassing onto the grounds of Area 51, Lee said. Another was arrested for indecent exposure after urinating near an entrance to the base, and a fifth for an alcohol-related incident, Lee said.
A steady stream of cars continued rolling into the county on Friday for events that were scheduled to run through the weekend.
The arrests were reported after a group of about 150 UFO fans and curiosity-seekers gathered outside the heavily guarded entrance to Area 51 around 3 a.m. on Friday, the date and time set by the social-media invitation that went viral.
One man wore an orange space suit and some sported tin foil hats and alien masks. A sign among the gathering read “Free E.T. from the government.”
“A bunch of random people in weird costumes standing outside of a government base, why would you want to miss that?” said a YouTube personality who goes by the name Atozy. “That’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
One young woman ducked under a protective gate and was momentarily detained by authorities and released. Most showed no interest in crossing the barrier, according to law enforcement officials keeping watch over the crowd.
“They’re just here to see what’s going on,” said Sergeant Orlando Guerra of the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division. “They’re here to have fun.”
The Air Force had issued a stern warning to the public not to trespass on the installation, which it said is used to test aircraft and train personnel.
Area 51 had long been shrouded in mystery, stoking conspiracy theories that it housed the remnants of a flying saucer and the bodies of its alien crew from a supposed unidentified flying object crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. The U.S. government did not confirm the base existed until 2013, when it released CIA archives saying the site was used to test top-secret spy planes.
The documents, however, did not end suspicion about space aliens there.
Area 51 sits about 12 miles (19 km) from the tiny town of Rachel, a community of about 50 year-round residents north of Las Vegas that hosted a music festival to entertain those traveling to the region.
Some residents had urged the public to stay away for fear the town would be overwhelmed with unruly tourists.
As of early Friday, about 3,000 people had pitched camp in town, most of them outside the Little A’Le’Inn, an alien-themed motel and restaurant that is Rachel’s only business. Another 250 attended a separate event 40 miles away in Hiko that featured musicians and ufologists.
Ed Callahan, 49, who drove from Victorville, California, to Rachel, described the atmosphere as “just chill.”
“It’s not this big, wild thing,” said Callahan, who sported a cowboy hat covered in tin foil and silver tentacles. “When they said 40,000 people, I didn’t want it to be that. If a few more people show up, it’d be all right.”
Connie West, the Little A’Le’Inn co-owner who scrambled over three months to mobilize for an influx of alien fans, said she was gratified that chaos failed to ensue.
“I’m relieved the naysayers were proven wrong,” she said.

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spaminator
#8
U.S. military deletes tweet that threatens use of stealth bomber at Area 51
Reuters
Published:
September 21, 2019
Updated:
September 22, 2019 10:19 AM EDT
A U.S. military unit apologized on Saturday and deleted a tweet that used the specter of a stealth bomber being deployed against any young people who tried to break into the Area 51 base in Nevada.
The tweet, posted on Friday on the Twitter account of the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, took aim at UFO fans and curiosity seekers who poured into the Nevada desert this week, after an online campaign to “storm” the U.S. military base long rumored to house government secrets about extraterrestrial life and spaceships.
Alongside a photo of military men and women standing at attention in uniform in front of a B-2 stealth bomber, it read, “The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today.”
On Saturday, DVIDS said on Twitter that an employee of its DVIDSHub account posted a tweet that “in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defense. It was inappropriate and we apologize for this mistake.”
Last night a DVIDSHUB employee posted a Tweet that in NO WAY supports the stance of the Department of Defense. It was inappropriate and we apologize for this mistake.
— DVIDSHub (@DVIDSHub) September 21, 2019
In Nevada, any fears about a serious attempt to raid Area 51 appeared to have been unfounded. About 150 people, some in alien garb, gathered near the base on Friday in a festive atmosphere with only a handful of arrests.
The U.S. military has disowned previous social media posts that some people also criticized as threatening or insensitive.
On Dec. 31, U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees the country’s nuclear arsenal, apologized for a Twitter message that said it was ready if necessary to drop something “much, much bigger” than the New Year’s Eve ball in New York.
And last year the U.S. Air Force apologized for a tweet that sought to find humor in killing Taliban militants in Afghanistan by invoking a viral Internet debate about whether an audio file says the words “Laurel” or “Yanny.”
A group of people take the “Naruto run” position before they pretended to storm an entrance to Area 51 in Rachel, Nev., Sept. 20, 2019. (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)

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spaminator
#10
Aliens, UFOs and earthlings mostly skip Storm Area 51 shindig
Postmedia News
Published:
September 22, 2019
Updated:
September 22, 2019 7:10 PM EDT
People dressed in costumes chant as they approach a gate to Area 51 as an influx of tourists responding to a call to 'storm' Area 51.REUTERS
For alien enthusiasts, the party was out of this world.
But for two tiny towns in Nevada, there was only a sigh of relief that just 3,000 people showed up for the much-ballyhooed Storm Area 51 events.
“Here’s a big open space for people to be,” said visitor Daniel Martinez, a Pokemon collectible cards dealer.
“One person starts something and it infects everybody with positivity. Anything can happen if you give people a place to be.”
Martinez, 31, drove more than six hours from his home in Pomona, Calif.. to the tiny town of Rachel, Nev.
The flood of visitors never came to tiny Rachel. GETTY IMAGES
Rachel and its sister hamlet of Hiko are the closest towns to Area 51 where many believe the U.S. military keeps its UFO secrets.
The festivities kicked off Thursday night with electronic dance music parties ending Sunday on a largely quiet note.
The events were triggered by the Facebook event — “Storm Area 51” — in early summer. From there, the event went viral with more than 2 million people signing up to “see them aliens.”
As the wild weekend approached, residents and local cops were skittish about the impending onslaught.
People dressed in costumes chant as they approach a gate to Area 51 as an influx of tourists responding to a call to ‘storm’ Area 51. GETTY IMAGES
On Thursday, Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee said more than 150 people gathered within selfie distance outside Area 51.
The U.S. Air Force had warned trespassers would be prosecuted and dealt with harshly.
But the alien invasion didn’t really happen and there were no arrests.
“It’s public land,” the sheriff said. “They’re allowed to go to the gate, as long as they don’t cross the boundary.”
Some of the organizers had expected as many as 30,000 visitors — the most the two podunk towns could handle. Hiko and Rachel had a combined population of 173 in 2010.
Not exactly as it happened. WARNER BROS.
And organizers torpedoed the official music event, AlienStock, because of a “lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees.”
Of course, nowhere near 10,000 people showed up. But those space truckers who did show had a blast.
“There’s a great sense of community among everyone here,” John Derryberry told CBS News.
He drove with his girlfriend, Sarah Shore, from Nashville.
“It started as a joke and now people are getting to know each other,” said Tracy Ferguson, 23, of Sioux Falls, S.D. told CBS.
Alien dolls are displayed at the Little A’Le’Inn during the ‘Storm Area 51’ hoedown in Rachel, Nevada. GETTY IMAGES
And the only people arrested were a pair of Dutch thrill-seekers who got pinched for trespassing. They spent three days in jail and paid hefty fines after pleaded guilty.
The only trouble came when an overzealous USAF tweeter threatened to unleash a stealth bomber on conspiracy enthusiasts who planned to storm the base.
The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service tweeted a photo late Friday of dozens of military personnel in front of a B-2 stealth bomber.
The tweet read: “The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today.”
Red-faced military officials apologized late Saturday.

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It's amazing the excuses that people find to show their crotchety bits.
 
Blackleaf
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You think of him as an outstanding DJ, but did you know he's also been abducted by aliens? Refusing to be silenced, DJ Steves reveals his extra terrestrial experience...


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