The closely guarded secrets of Area 51 will have to remain secret. The actual storming of the mysterious U.S. military base cooked up in social media is now officially cancelled. BUT, that hasn't stopped thousands of alien seekers from showing up around the perimeter of the site. The project numbers of RV's and campers by nightfall could be comparable to the size of the caravan led by Will Smith in Independence Day. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee told reporters on Thursday afternoon at a briefing that perhaps 1,500 people had been drawn to the region. "It's public land," the sheriff said. "They're allowed to go to the gate, as long as they don't cross the boundary." Not everyone listened. Two arrests have already been made. There will probably be more.
Some alien seekers are using this day to spotlight an even bigger movement to learn and seek out extraterrestrials. Others just decided to have fun. About 100 miles away from Area 51, the guy that started it all in social media decided an alternate event in a safer location might be in order. Last night, Alienstock in downtown Las Vegas featured lots of little green lights, an large assortment of food and cocktail stands, carnival rides, and special cans from event presenter Bud Light featuring a green alien in the background. Don't be surprised if this becomes an annual event. At least in the more populated areas. But one never knows for sure. (Photo: Travis Fedschun/Fox News)
My favorite quote from one of these two young ladies on Fox News, wearing the tank tops inviting little green men to hook up. Angel from Wichita, Kansas told Fox News, "We figure Mars needs women, so we're here if they want to beam us up."