Area 51 started trending on Twitter after the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week. Most of the tweets were like this one: “After what we saw in the Capitol yesterday, I feel pretty comfortable bringing back the plan to storm Area 51. Looks like it’ll be a lot easier than we all anticipated.” Uh, no. I’m going to explain why this kind of thinking is not only stupid but also dangerous.Read more “Why Storming Area 51 Like The U.S. Capitol Building Wouldn’t Work”
Storm Area 51 came and went with much ado about nothing on Friday, September 20, 2019. Only ~150 people went the Area 51 East Gate, ~75 people approached the gate, 3 were arrested for indecent exposure, a man arrested for peeing on the fence and a woman arrested for ducking under the gate. The cancelled AlienStock music festival at Rachel, Nevada, had ~2,000 people show up. That was the “best case” scenario for a crowd size that local authorities could handle.