Dozens Turn Up to 'Storm Area 51'
Dozens Turn Up to 'Storm Area 51' Reports say about 75-100 people gathered early Friday morning at the government base.
The original Facebook event started as a joke, but quickly morphed into a phenomenon.
At one point, over two million people committed to "storm Area 51 to see aliens." Portland, Oregon resident Nathan Brown, to 'The Las Vegas Review-Journal' Festivals near the facility in Nevada were created to accommodate visitors.
According to 'The Guardian,' over 1,500 people attended these previous events.
Las Vegas sociologist Michael Ian Borer, via 'The Guardian' 'The Guardian' adds that the government did not arrest anyone who showed up to the gate.
Local sheriffs say its because the land around Area 51 leading up to its entrance is public.