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Assault on Zone 51 announced on Facebook: mobilization flopped

2019-09-21T14:11:18.517Z

While two million people had signed up for the Facebook event, there were not more than a hundred who made the trip to storm the US Air Force base. The initiator, had recognized that it was a simple joke.



While two million people had signed up for the Facebook event, there were not more than a hundred who made the trip to storm the US Air Force base. The initiator, had recognized that it was a simple joke.

Social networks announced two million people to "storm" a secret base of the US military in the Nevada desert, accused by conspiracy to hide aliens: they are finally not more a hundred to have made the trip.

Invading Zone 51 to finally discover what it hides

It all started with a message on Facebook organizing an event called "Let's storm Zone 51, they can not stop us all". The idea was to invade the famous "Zone 51", a secret US Air Force base, on September 20th at 3:00 am, which is so secret that its very existence was not recognized by the CIA until 2013. Relayed by the media and mocked by comedians, the event had made a great noise, even prompting the US military to send a strong warning to the daring who would really have the idea to invade the site.

In total, two million people registered when Facebook removed the event in early August, which did not meet its publication criteria. Only problem: Matthew Roberts, the initiator of this event, has since recognized that it was a simple joke that went through his head "when he was bored at 2am". The young man says he was inspired by another Facebook message that called to fly the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota, having found the idea of ​​the "zone 51" to make even more crazy and then went to bed.

A rather festive gathering

According to local media reports, only about 100 people, often disguised or sometimes wearing an aluminum foil hat to protect themselves from the airwaves, finally answered the call on the night of Thursday to Friday, for a rather festive gathering that resulted in one arrest. The unfortunate opponent is a man urinated on the entrance to the site, whose access road had been closed about 1.5 km upstream by the authorities. According to the local sheriff, the "festivals" held in two neighboring towns on the sidelines attracted only about 1,500 people, much less than the organizers expected.

Source: europe1

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