Area 51 raid: well attended but uneventful


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Alien-hunters gather to "storm" Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. - Alien-hunters are arriving near Area 51 after a viral craze that saw them commit to storm the mysterious US military base as a variety of events are taking place to mark the weekend, including music festivals in a variety of locations. (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Robert Petrie, Staff Writer

Area 51 is a highly secured military base based in the state of Nevada. Sept. 20 was the day people were supposed to raid this base in hopes of finding UFOs and aliens and to see what the government has been hiding for many years inside that base.
There were estimated of about 1,500 people showed up according to Heavy. The raid was originally called off because the founder of this idea came out and said it was a joke and didn’t think people would have taken it as seriously as many people did. The raid originally was supposed to be at 3 a.m. and was supposed to last until 6 a.m. One woman actually tried to cross but was detained according to GerardNews3LV.
The Area 51 raid actually turned out well even though nobody found really what they were looking. Still, people showed up in hopes of finding some secret information.