RACHEL, Nev. – On the lonely dirt road to one of the entrances of the enigmatic Area 51, the only thing that resembled a "storm" on Friday was the dust that was whirled up by all the vehicles that made the hike for selfies and group photos.
After months of hype and emergency preparedness, hundreds of police and firefighters were scattered around the huge high desert area around Rachel, Nevada, about 140 miles north of Las Vegas – aliens, inveterate "believers" and those who were open this is because their views on the existence of extraterrestrials who have gathered outside the military base are changing.
"I've always looked up to heaven, but I've always kept it to myself because you have not talked about these things, and now everyone is talking about things because it's easier to get open when you're believing is, "said Lisa Miller, who has come all the way from Kentucky to Fox News.
"I've always looked up to heaven, but I've always kept it to myself because you have not talked about these things, and now everyone's talking about things because it's easier to publicize than believers . "
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Miller, who is currently on a" Sample plate of a vacation "located across various stops in the southwest ventures out into the early morning on Friday, when the actual" storming "took place. She described the scene as about 50 people who go, but "nobody is stupid".
"I keep telling people, everyone is looking at the gate, look up to the sky because you do not know what you see out here in the desert," Miller told Fox News. "Stop looking at the gate and expand your mind."
On the way to the gate, dozens of vehicles drove in both directions, throwing large clouds of dust on their way.
After parking their cars near a sign saying "road closed", about 20 people went down to the gate, which serves as the entrance to Area 51. When they finally arrived, they were greeted by about eight police vehicles with policemen moving around.
A police officer told Fox News that people came and went all day, but their numbers were never overwhelming. Most groups spent up to 10 minutes at the gate taking selfies and other photos before returning to continue their trek through the desert to the sights along the Extraterrestrial Highway.
For Daisy Blue and Benton Huang of Tennessee, the journey to the Tor took thousands of miles. Despite not being greeted by a large crowd, Benton said it was fun to watch out for and interact with police outside.
"It met my expectations," Huang told Fox News.
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Airplanes from Area 51 tested from the U-2 in the 1950s to the B-2 stealth bomber in the 1980s. The government refused for decades to acknowledge the existence of the site before publishing documents in 2013 confirming them. The site's continued secrecy has fueled rumors of government studies of aliens and crashed UFOs.
In this sense and with tongue in it The Facebook event "Storm Area 51" became viral in July, when people promised to round the base to "see them as aliens".
After all the hype and preparations for emergencies, the officials said only two arrests were made so far during the extraterrestrial events in Rachel and Hiko. Lincoln County Sheriff, Kerry Lee, told FOX5 in Las Vegas that the arrests were made overnight between late Thursday and early Friday.
A Canadian citizen was arrested in Hiko for unlawful exposure, but later released. A second arrest in connection with alcohol was made and the suspect transferred to a booking facility in Pioche.
The sheriff in neighboring Nye County reported that around 3 o'clock in the morning, about 40 people gathered in a strikingly green Area 51 Alien Center in the Amargosa Valley at a basistor approached before leaving after "Heated Warnings" by officers.
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The rally at the gate, which could have been a scene of conflicts, was instead something that was "spectacular" Alex Bauer, Danny Meyer and Jack Homan from Chicago.
"It exceeded my expectations," Meyer told Fox News. "It's a bit anti-climactic, but I'm from the Midwest, so it's a bit nice just to look around."