What started out as a internet hoax to “storm Area 51” has morphed into a festival celebrating all things alien near the once-secret Nevada military research site.
Jared Brackenbury, Lincoln County Commissioner says: “It started out as a joke on the internet, a hoax. Two and a half million people signed up for the hoax. Now Lincoln County is stuck here preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.”
Elon Burton, Alienstock Organizer: “No, we’re not going to do any storming….It’s more about a gathering of like-minded people, having fun, sharing stories and hopefully seeing some of those UFOs they see out here all the time.”(The Associated Press)