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Dozens of alien enthusiasts descend on Area 51 for event that started as a joke; 1 person arrested

26 days ago   |   By KCCI

About 75 people arrived at a gate to the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada - at the time appointed by an internet hoaxer to "storm" the facility to see space aliens.
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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 1 person arrested

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 1 person arrested

26 days ago   |   By WGN TV

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HIKO, Nev. - 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 “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.
Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee estimated late Thursday that...
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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 1 person arrested

26 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

HIKO, Nev. - 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 "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.
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...
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‘Storm Area 51' Spawns Festivals-And Disorder

‘Storm Area 51' Spawns Festivals-And Disorder

26 days ago   |   By Fortune

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 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.
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...
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At Least 2 People Have Been Detained at a Gate to Area 51 and the Alien-Themed Festivities Have Just Begun

27 days ago   |   By Time

At least two people were detained by local sheriff's deputies at a gate to Area 51 after a crowd of about 75 gathered outside of the highly-classified military base in the early hours of Friday morning. The Associated Press reports that it wasn't immediately clear whether a woman trying to duck under the gate and a man urinating nearby were arrested, but they were escorted away from the site by authorities.
On Wednesday, people had already begun gathering in Rachel, Nev., the closest town to Area 51, in preparation for the alien-themed festival formerly known as Alienstock that is set to...
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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

27 days ago   |   By ABC

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 at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies.
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