Student Who Created The Storm Area 51 Wants People To Cool Down, He Now Wants To Turn It Into A Festival
The student who created havoc online with his ‘Storm Area 51’ campaign, has now made an U-turn and advised people not to actually try and trespass tone of the most heavily guarded military bases in the world.
The event has shed light on the mysterious site in the US, which supposedly houses aliens and conducts experiments on the same.
However, the event was started as a joke by a Californian student, which got mileage and became a viral sensation. Nearly 2 million people signed up to the event. But, looks like the creator of the event has a disappointing news for all those fans as he now intends to turn it into a festival.
Matty Roberts, the student who initiated the event, said: “Please don’t. I don’t want anyone to actually get hurt with this. It was just… it started out as just a pure stroke of imagination.
“It was meant to be funny. I want to do something cool out there, now that we have a bunch of people, but I don’t want anybody to get hurt.
“A few people are really serious and I’m kind of worried about that. I’ve had a couple people DM the page where they’re like, ‘I’m willing to die for the government. Let’s do this.’ And I’m just like, ‘Oh my God.’ They’re all like hardcore strength in numbers, that kind of thing, but if there’s only like two of those guys out there, I think we’ll be OK.”
The engineering major student still has plans to make it special, but not by storming the place. He intends to hold a music event, with art installations and educational material.
Matty said: “I want to make it like a festival of sorts. I want to have a bunch of different musical artists, everybody from the EDM world and then maybe some indie rock, maybe some smaller guys that are up-and-coming.
“I’ve had a lot of people DMing the page saying their bands want to play there, which would be super cool.”
Anyway, Matty could have easily landed in trouble. Luckily, the government didn’t really take it seriously and he got away with it, at least for now.
He added: “Like, I figured the FBI would be knocking on my door right about now, but nobody has shown up, nobody’s tried to contact me, nobody’s messaged the page. It’s interesting, for sure.”