Two years ago, an event on social networks that invited to an alleged assault on the 51 area, a base of the US Air Force. located in remote Lincoln County in southern Nevada.
The event, which began as a joke by the university student Matty Roberts, ended up becoming a media phenomenon that even put the United States Government on alert because the objective was to enter the restricted military zone and discover if that place is there. aliens hidden.
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And it is that the secrecy that has surrounded Area 51, also known as Groom Lake, Homey Airport, Dreamland, Paradise Ranch or Watertown Stripes, has made it an inexhaustible source of conspiracy theories for decades.
According to the newspaper The world of Spain, this base began to be operational as an airfield in 1942 under the name of Auxiliary Field of the Indian Springs Air Force and later occupied by the CIA as a test base for the Aquatone Project, which consisted of the development of an aircraft of strategic reconnaissance in April 1955.
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A project that due to its secrecy could not be developed on a regular basis, which soon began to raise suspicions and theories. This area has not been used as a conventional air base, but to support the development and experimentation of new weapons systems or research projects, allowing for mystery because it is currently not accessible to the civilian public.
For this reason, what can happen if an unauthorized person tries to enter the area is that they are arrested for violating federal property. For example, 10 days after the event called in 2019, a Dutch youtuber and a friend of the same nationality were arrested and sentenced to three days in prison after entering 4.8 kilometers in the Nevada National Security Zone, near area 51 .
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During the alleged assault, the furthest they got was to the back door of the military base, where some people ‘protested’ the guards of the government installation with banners alluding to aliens, as reported at the time by journalist Mick Akers, from Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Two men were arrested during that day, one for urinating on the door and the other for trying to enter.
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