It finally happened and thousands are "Storming Area 51" in Nevada desert
What started as a simple internet jike now has turned into the event of festival scale with music and movies, that brought thousands to Nevada desert. The reports say that this is the most peaceful event
A Facebook’s summer hoax “Storm Area 51” since then has grown into a national idea for the UFOs lovers who attend this festival Friday and which is now alreaded highlighted as one of the most peaceful events of that scale.
And althought "Strom Area 51" has been mostly festive and frienly, with crowds numbering in the low thousands, officials say that there were few arrests and several minor injuries, and one man was treated for dehydration by festival medics in Rachel before returning to the party.
"There's a great sense of community among everyone here," said John Derryberry, who drove with his girlfriend, Sarah Shore, from Nashville, Tennessee.
"It started as a joke and now people are getting to know each other," said Tracy Ferguson, 23, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He said the internet gave him the idea to drive to Nevada with his girlfriend, Jade Gore, 19, of Worthington, Minnesota.
According to Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee, almost 100 people went at 3 a.m. Friday to the best-known “back gate” of the legendary former top-secret U.S. Air Force base, near the tiny town of Rachel, and another 40 made a more difficult trek to a lesser-known gati in Tikaboo Valley.
One, a woman in her 60s from California, was arrested after making it clear to sheriff's deputies, her husband and everyone around her that she was going to trespass no matter what. "It was just something she wanted to do," said the sheriff, who was at the Rachel gate at the time.
Two men were arrested after military security officers found them in the mountains inside the perimeter of the base somewhere between the two gates, Lee said. Authorities were trying to determine how to tow their vehicle out of the rugged area.