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Earthlings Dwindle at 'Alienstock'
'Alienstock' Utterly Fizzles 

'Alienstock' Utterly Fizzles

Dueling alien events in Nevada aren't particularly well attended

(Newser) - Earthling visitors are dwindling at an "Alienstock" festival in the remote Nevada desert, and the lights are off where an evening music program spot inspired by a "Storm Area 51" internet post was canceled. Lincoln County emergency services chief Eric Holt said Saturday that after crowds peaked at...

Dozens Show Up at Area 51 Gate
Dozens Show Up 
at Area 51 Gate

Dozens Show Up at Area 51 Gate

No mass storming takes place, but one person is arrested for urinating near the gate

(Newser) - 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...

Towns Prep for Area 51 Rush: 'We Really Didn't Ask for This'

Hiko and Rachel, two communities in Nevada, brace for crowds spurred by online joke

(Newser) - Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for "Storm Area 51" are from Earth, not outer space. No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns of Rachel and Hiko near the once-secret military research site are preparing for an influx of people over the next few...

YouTubers Arrested for Trespassing Near Area 51

They told cops they were in Nevada for alien-themed events

(Newser) - At least two of the approximately 2 million people who signed up for the spoof Facebook event " Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us " were apparently serious about it. Two YouTubers from the Netherlands were arrested Tuesday on a secure US government reservation around 20...

Area 51 Fest Organizer: Facebook 'Reckless' to Dump Event

Facebook's removal of event does little to staunch interest

(Newser) - More than 2 million people said they'd take part in a raid on Area 51, and more than 1.4 million said they were interested, before Facebook finally had enough. The platform deleted the joke event on Saturday, claiming it violated community standards, according to a screenshot posted by...

Joke or Not, Raid on Area 51 Would be Dangerous: Air Force

Facebook event called for finding aliens

(Newser) - More than a million people have signed up to raid Area 51 in a hunt for aliens, a joke event posted on Facebook . Nearly another million indicated they're interested in going. The Air Force is starting to become concerned that everybody isn't in on the joke, the New ...

Storm Area 51? 415K People RSVP Yes
Storm Area 51?
415K People RSVP Yes

Storm Area 51? 415K People RSVP Yes

Facebook event looks like a joke, but will curiosity seekers actually show?

(Newser) - If you'll be in Nevada on Sept. 20, there's a Facebook event that may pique your interest. CNN reports the "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" raid planned for that day "is most certainly a joke," but as of Friday, 415,...

Image Revealed of Military Base Near Area 51

Two guys pushed Google Maps to make an update

(Newser) - Like viewing secretive military bases? Google Maps has long shown the Tonopah Test Range in southwestern Nevada, but didn't update that image for eight years—so two guys bought satellite imagery of the location and questioned Google about the apparent oversight, LiveScience reports. "Why did you allow the...

Secret Gov't Airline Needs Someone to Fly to Area 51

You'll need top secret security clearance, of course

(Newser) - Looking for an exciting new employment opportunity? A secret airline tasked with delivering people to some of the most closely guarded locations in the US apparently has an opening. Janet Airlines—a classified government airline USA Today notes "sort of doesn't exist"—is seeking a Las Vegas-based...

Why UFO Enthusiasts Love Clinton

She's promised to declassify UFO files

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have lost West Virginia, but she can find solace in having inspired what the New York Times calls "a passionate bloc of voters": UFO enthusiasts. If she becomes president, the Democratic front-runner says she would declassify files relating to Area 51, unless they pose a threat...

Area 51 Has a Top-Secret Neighbor Base
 Area 51 Has 
 a Top-Secret 
 Neighbor Base 

Area 51 Has a Top-Secret Neighbor Base

Area 6 used to test UAVs, official says

(Newser) - Twelve miles northeast of Area 51 lies Area 6—a site that might be as mysterious as its more famous neighbor. Never heard of it? That's not surprising. Government officials have long kept mum about Area 6, part of Nevada's national security site, which is home to a...

Sleek New US Drone Flies Over Area 51
Sleek New Drone
Flies Over Area 51

Sleek New Drone Flies Over Area 51

The RQ-180 is designed to slip into 'contested environments'

(Newser) - The Air Force is testing a new stealth drone at Area 51 that's designed to penetrate "contested" areas—in other words, countries where the US is not at all welcome, Aviation Week reports. Dubbed the RQ-180, the unmanned Northrop Grumman plane is thought to have better stealth design...

Why You Should Be Outraged That Area 51 Is Real

Government is now controlling what's real, and we're OK with that: Joseph Lapin

(Newser) - Last month, the CIA acknowledged it : Area 51 is real, and it was used to test spy planes. But the news seems largely to have washed over Americans without any pushback, and that's a shame, writes Joseph Lapin at Salon . Not only did the government keep another secret from...

At Last, CIA Admits Area 51 Is Real

But the back story doesn't include aliens

(Newser) - It's a milestone of sorts for conspiracy theorists: The CIA has for the first time declassified documents that detail the existence of Area 51 in Nevada, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The documents, obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by a national security institute at George Washington...

Stalin, Nazi Doc Behind Roswell's 'UFO' Crash
Stalin, Nazi Doc Behind Roswell's 'UFO' Crash: Book
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Stalin, Nazi Doc Behind Roswell's 'UFO' Crash: Book

'Area 51' says Stalin enlisted infamous Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele in plan to scare US

(Newser) - Roswell and Area 51 have long been the focus of alien-hunting conspiracy theorists—and a new book's theory is likely to disappoint them. Annie Jacobsen's Area 51 , a history of the top-secret base based on interviews with scientists and engineers who worked there, presents an explanation for the...

Top 10 Places You Can't Go
 Top 10 Places You Can't Go 

Top 10 Places You Can't Go

The world's most significant secret places revealed

(Newser) - Want to visit Area 51? Too bad: The mecca for conspiracy theorists isn't open to visitors. Listverse runs down the 10 most significant places around the world that are nearly impossible for the general public to visit:
  • Mezhgorye: This Russian town is believed to house people working on Mount Yamantaw—

CIA Unlocks Real 'X-Files'
 CIA Unlocks Real 'X-Files' 

CIA Unlocks Real 'X-Files'

Military personnel laugh off UFO rumors

(Newser) - For decades, the government barely acknowledged the existence of Area 51, the mysterious military base in Nevada where it allegedly stores frozen extraterrestrials and alien spacecraft. But now, with the CIA declassifying the site’s top-secret programs, insiders are coming forward to dispel the myths, ABC News reports. If anything,...

'Black Mailbox' a Mecca for UFO Believers

For many, the search for extra-terrestrial life centers on a farming couple's mailbox

(Newser) - A faded, handmade mailbox on a lonely stretch of Nevada highway has become an unlikely tourist attraction, the Los Angeles Times reports. The "Black Mailbox," belonging to a nearby ranching couple, has become a magnet for UFO believers who suspect it is a postbox for extraterrestrials. Some spend...

Area 51 Gets 'Homey' Makeover
Area 51 Gets 'Homey' Makeover

Area 51 Gets 'Homey' Makeover

Top-secret Nevada site gets new name ... maybe

(Newser) - It’s been called Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, the Box and, of course, Area 51. Now the US Air Force’s Groom Lake, Nev., test site—possibly the least-secret top-secret base of all time—has a new name: “Homey Airport.” The facility now pops up on aviation software and...

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