The Creator of the Area 51 Raid Is Turning It Into a Festival Called ALIEN STOCK
As you know, the internet has been on fire with news of the Area 51 raid. Millions of people have signed up to attend the event on the Facebook event page, and there’s no doubt that people are planning to show up.
Well, the creator of the “Storm Area 51” event, Matty Roberts, is looking to change things up a bit and is turning the meet up into a festival for alien enthusiasts to get together and hang out, and he’s calling it Alien Stock.
Alien Stock is set to take place from September 19th to September 22nd, coinciding with the September 20th date that the "raid" was originally scheduled for as a joke. The festival will take place in the small town of Rachel, Nevada, which is said to have a population of 54. It’s 27 miles away from Area 51 and when talking to 23ABC News Roberts talked about the event saying:
“I want to make this something as a positive, enjoyable, safe and profitable for the rural area of Nevada.”
He went on to explain that he is looking to keep the event free and is not looking to profit from it:
“Profits would be fun, but I don’t want to be seen as a profit-driven guy. I don’t care about the money aspect, I never intended for this to become a real thing. Now, I want to make it fun and I think just capitalizing on it and making a ton of money just ruins the idea of the grassroots idea of it.”
He’s hoping to throw the event with donations and sponsors. The event will include camping, art, music, and “surprise performances." I imagine that some of the celebrities that have previously endorsed the raid will show up, but the surprise guests haven’t been confirmed. He went on to say:
“I never foresaw this happening to me at all. I have never done anything that has reached this scale of attention and it's completely surreal and really cool.”
The city of Rachel, Nevada has also already begun preparing for Alien Stock, and they’ve shared the following info on their website:
"With the social media attention this event is getting we want to clarify a few points for those not familiar with this area. Other than the Little A'Le'Inn, a small bar/restaurant/motel there are no services in Rachel. There is no gas and no store.
"If you plan on attending the event you must be experienced in camping, hiking and surviving in a harsh desert environment and have a vehicle in good shape. You must be prepared to be completely on your own for food, water, gas etc. We expect cell service and the internet to be offline. Expect daytime highs in the 80's and nighttime lows in the 40's. It is not uncommon to go below freezing at night in late September."
That sounds like a good time! Do you think it would be fun to attend? I actually wouldn’t mind checking it out just because I’m super curious to see how this thing turn out.
If you want to find out more about Alien Stock, you can check out the festival's website here.