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The Storming of Area 51

The original plan was to gather millions people to overwhelm security and get inside Area 51, the military's secret facility in Nevada. The goal was to find the extraterrestrials that are supposedly hidden inside. Two million people signed up for the event via Facebook. The reality was that several dozen people camped out in Rachel, Nevada, and then approached the gates of Area 51 long before daylight.

The only person to be arrested was a man caught urinating near the entrance and a woman was detained for an undisclosed reason, Associated Press reported.

Jeffrey Gonzalez was there and shot a video of the confrontation.

According to Gonzalez, who runs, about a hundred stormers arrived at one of the gates for the U.S. Air Force base known as Area 51, and they were greeted by several members of law enforcement who were amicable and even joked about the strange moment.

“It was history. This was the first of its kind as far as storming Area 51,” Gonzalez told Gizmodo. “We stormed it. Well...” he trailed off and shrugged his shoulders, but conceded, “I was part of history last night.”

The like-minded individuals who gathered in the Nevada desert included some who sported space suits or tinfoil hats, and were almost matched by the number of security personnel and journalists. Read a short account of the raid and see the video at Gizmodo. A good time was had by all.  

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