I Went to the Nevada Desert to Raid Area 51 with Thousands of Extraterrestrial True Believers. We Didn’t Get Very Far.
In July, someone named Matty Roberts, from Bakersfield, Calif., posted a Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” calling for believers to gather in Rachel, Nev. (pop. 54), the closest thing resembling a town near the facility, and storm the most top-secret of military bases. With the rallying cry of “Lets see them aliens [sic],” the event soon attracted hundreds of thousands of RSVPs. Once 2 million Facebook users clicked the “Going” button, two FBI agents paid Roberts a visit.