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I encountered "alien poop" on my journey to Area 51.

I tried to storm Area 51, but all I got was some lousy ‘alien poop’

After responding to the viral Area 51 event on Facebook, I actually went out to Nevada to check things out. I made it as far as the gate.
Just over 80 miles outside of Las Vegas, a United States Air Force base known colloquially as "Area 51" waits for millions of people to storm it.

Millions of people signed up to storm Area 51 today — here’s what the invaders will find when they hit the small Nevada town

It started off as a Facebook joke, and has since spiraled into something much bigger than anyone anticipated.
Area 51.

How a viral quest to ‘see them aliens’ at Area 51 spiraled from a joke to a potential ‘Fyre Festival 2.0’

In June, a college student created a Facebook event encouraging people to "storm" Area 51 to "see them aliens." The event went beyond viral.

Tiny Nevada towns warn that 2 rallies drawing as many as 50,000 alien-seekers near Area 51 are ‘Fyre Festival 2.0’

Alienstock and Storm Area 51 Basecamp began as a Facebook joke. Now 3.5 million people are interested in attending the events near Area 51.
21-year-old Govert Sweep (L) and 20-year-old Ties Granzier (R).

2 YouTubers were arrested near Area 51 after traveling from the Netherlands for the viral ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook event

Police said the pair told them they could read and speak English perfectly, but chose to ignore "No Trespassing" signs on the site.

A party planned for the millions of Facebook users signed up to storm Area 51 is raising concerns it could become ‘Fyre Fest 2.0’

Area 51 has gotten attention this summer after a Facebook event calling on people to storm the mysterious Nevada desert site went viral.
A pirate ship cruises the Playa during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada in 2014.

The massive Burning Man playa in the middle of the Nevada desert can be seen from space — check out the pictures

Burning Man is happening this week for nearly 80,000 attendees ready for a nine-day party made up of interactive art, music, and elaborate costumes.

A man was found dead at Burning Man, and police are investigating after his death was deemed ‘suspicious’

Police said that Shane Billingham was found dead at the festival on Thursday and that the cause of his death was suspicious and under investigation.

Authorities want to build a 10-mile wall around Burning Man’s desert site — here’s why and when it could happen

Nevada federal authorities have proposeda 10-mile concrete wall around the site to improve security and prevent trash blowing away in dust storms.

Authorities want to build a 10-mile wall around Burning Man’s desert site — here’s why and when it could happen

Nevada federal authorities have proposeda 10-mile concrete wall around the site to improve security and prevent trash blowing away in dust storms.