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People Actually Showed Up for the Area 51 Raid and There's So Many Memes


Despite repeated warnings from the military, hundreds of alien hunters have arrived near Area 51 after a viral Facebook event which encourages users to  "raid Area 51" on Sept. 20. The creator of the event, Matty Roberts, came out to say that the event was meant as a joke, but that doesn't seem to have deterred many people. 

And yes, there have already been arrests. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Dutch Youtube star Ties Granzier and a friend were arrested when they trespassed on the military base. And according to reports, one woman was detained last night when she attempted to cross into the base. 

According to Mashable, around 500 people showed up to Little A'Le'Inn in Rachel, Nevada, where a three-day music festival is being held close to Area 51. 

The participants, who want to free the aliens they believe to be on the base, appear to have also set up base in Las Vegas and areas surrounding the military base. Last night, a group gathered at the entrance of the base with plenty of signs.