What began as a joke — “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” Matty Roberts posted on June 27 — quickly spiraled out of hand.
“If we hadn’t had them (Clark County) on board, we would have been in trouble,” Lincoln County Commissioner Varlin Higbee said Saturday.
Most of the arrests were for trespassing and one indecent exposure that occurred when a Canadian man urinated on the back security gate at the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Check out Friday’s scene from the Storm Area 51 events in Rachel and Hiko, Nevada.
Two people were injured in the crash, which occurred Saturday morning in a dry lake bed in Rachel, near the Alienstock festival. One was airlifted to receive medical care.
With the final day of Storm Area 51 events winding down, a close encounter of the third kind finally took place near Area 51 on Saturday near Rachel, Nevada.
The scheduled musical artists won’t be coming to Hiko, but speakers will still appear inside the Alien Research Center. A few vendors chose to stick around, too.