The hype around the Area 51 is increasing with each passing day and now the businesses near the area are obviously looking to cash in. Thanks to the campaign by a Facebook group “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us”, the area has been in the news like never before.
The event description reads: “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.” We’re hoping the majority of people who signed up to the event know it’s all a huge joke, otherwise they could be shot dead.
A spokesperson for the US Air Force, Laura McAndrews, recently told: “[Area 51] is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces.
“The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
In case you make it to the place, one thing is certain – you will be flooded with alien merchandise. There’s a convenience store named the ‘Area 51 Alien Centre’ which you can find along the US highway 95 in Amargosa Valley which sells bumper stickers and out of this world glasses. The store has been altered because of the hype that’s being surrounded near the area.
If you wanted to stay the night near Area 51 then you could stay in the ‘Little A’Le’Inn’ which ‘welcomes Earthlings’ with open arms (or tentacles). Unfortunately, Connie West who co-owns the inn says she fully booked up on the day of the event.
However, you need not be low as she has 30 acres of land available for camping and she charges around $15 a night. Despite the real fear that potential stormers may be decapitated by the army on arrival, Connie wants the raid to go ahead: “Bring it!” West told NPR.
“It will be an experience. We’ll figure out how to deal with it or we won’t.”
The idea of storming Area 51 isn’t a new one though, Journalist Louis Theroux made it a point to highlight that.
Theroux tweeted: “I visited Area 51 back in 1997. Just sayin’.”
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) July 21, 2019
It was in reference to an episode of season one of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, during which a pretty fresh-faced Theroux investigated the phenomenon of UFOs and aliens. Unfortunately, the powers that be came down om Louis before he could get in and asked him to stop throwing rocks into the area.