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Two Million People Said Theyd Raid Area 51, Only 150 Turned Up

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After what feels like a lifetime of build-up, the infamous Storm Area 51 event took place on Friday (September 20), but it wasnt the momentous event many people were expecting.

More than 2 million people said they were attending the event on what began as a satirical Facebook event titled Storm Area 51: They Cant Stop All Of Us, in a bid to see them aliens.

However, a mere 150 people turned up to the event located outside the secret government facilitys gates in the small US town of Rachel.

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The event, which started as a joke from Matty Roberts, was removed from social media after more than 2 million people clicked attending, with a further 1.5 million registering as interested.

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Since then, a host of other associated events have popped up, including music festival Alienstock which is taking place this weekend.

According to reports, the numerous different festivals attracted 1,500 visitors to neighbouring towns, with only 150 people travelling within sight of the Area 51 gates and just 75 people actually approaching the gates on Friday morning.

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Two people were detained by the local sheriffs deputies, although the reasons for this remain unclear. Its alleged one woman attempted to duck under the gates, while another man is said to have publicly urinated in the vicinity.

Citing the high interest in the event, University of Nevada sociologist Ken Borer told ABC:

People desire to be part of something, to be ahead of the curve. Area 51 is a place where normal, ordinary citizens cant go.

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