Discussion in 'Community' started by AutumnLight91, Aug 14, 2019.
I would not go anywhere that place from the stories I've heard, regardless of Naruto-style running.
Five arrests so far of people trying to sneak onto the base, 1 person treated for dehydration, several thousand people there, Rachel township may sue Facebook and the guy who posted it
UPDATE: News services report several thousand people have shown up at the “Storm Area 51” celebration in the Nevada desert. Three people were arrested Friday for trespassing on the restricted military base, bringing the total detained to five since Thursday for the Alienstock and Area 51 Basecamp events. The gatherings are being held in the small desert towns of Rachel and Hiko.
Several minor injuries were reported, including a man treated for dehydration in Rachel.
EARLIER: The “Storm Area 51” joke started on Facebook may be getting out of hand. The event, originally started as a social media prank, has now mushroomed into an event that is straining resources in the tiny town of Rachel, Nevada, so much so that state and local authorities are consider legal action against the social media giant.
Gizmodo reports that local Nevada authorities are worried that thousands of people may overwhelm the area’s resources, which are minimal. So far, they claim $250,000 has been spent preparing for the potential influx caused by the Facebook group, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”
The group’s organizer, Matty Roberts, earlier withdrew from the Rachel event, dubbed “Alienstock,” citing fears of a potential “humanitarian disaster” on the order of the ill-fated Fyre Festival, which promised much and delivered next to nothing. Instead, he urged followers to go to an event called the “Area 51 Celebration,” being held at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Crowds are already gathering for the Rachel event, which is running today through Sunday at the Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel, located near the Area 51 base.
Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee told Gizmodo that the A’Le’Inn gathering has him worried. “I’m not happy about it because you’re looking at a county that does not have a lot of financial resources and this could potentially cost the county. The county could still be spending upwards of a quarter of a million dollars and that’s not including the salaries of all these 300-plus first responders that are coming here.”
He also threatened to drag Roberts into any legal action.
“Matty Roberts is the one that started this on Facebook. So our district attorney, his opinion is that Matty Roberts and Facebook stand to be partially to blame for this” Lee told Gizmodo. “He’s already told people that this is quote-unquote ‘His event.’ He told some of the other event promoters that this was his event. And so I guess if it’s his event and he’s taken ownership of it then we know where legal action should go toward. I’m not an attorney but that is what Lincoln County district attorney is saying.”
Event producers have pointed out that local authorities gave them a permit for the Rachel event.
Army should shoot the loot of them.
Yeah, but then watch people go "See? That proves the Government is hiding aliens!" or such similar to that.
So what actually happened?