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'Storm Area 51' spawns copycat campaigns


Posted on Friday, 19 July, 2019 | Comment icon 131 comments

Anyone for a trip to the Bermuda Triangle ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Ross
Inspired by the recent social media phenomenon, other people have started setting up their own 'storm' events.
Keen to ride the momentum of Matty Roberts' wildly successful (yet squarely tongue-in-cheek) campaign to see thousands of people storm the Area 51 facility in Nevada, Facebook user Anthony Carnovale has launched his own effort to solve another of the world's most enduring mysteries.

Entitled "Storm The Bermuda Triangle, It Can't Swallow All Of Us", the new endeavour seeks to send as many people in to the infamous 270,000-square-mile stretch of ocean as possible.

Carnovale has even set up a fundraiser to book live music performances for the event.

"I'm legit trying to throw a party for everyone so they'll come to my thing," he wrote. "This is the time for assembly to show this country we can organize. Let's go have a good time."
"Let's still clap these sea monster cheeks. Ok. Let's all just have fun."

The event is just one of several dozen to have cropped up in the wake of the success of the original 'Storm Area 51' campaign with others targeting everywhere from SeaWorld to the White House.

As things stand, a whopping 2.5 million have signed up to go to Area 51 on September 20th.

Exactly how many people will actually turn up on the day however remains unclear.

Source: Independent | Comments (131)

Tags: Storm, Area 51, Bermuda Triangle

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #122 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 23 August, 2019, 15:36
Poor Rachel but if visitors do bring a lot of cash it might turn out to be good in the end hehe
Comment icon #123 Posted by aztek on 23 August, 2019, 18:47
good point, but it is not just things they have to bring, it is what those thousands will leave behind.  like crap, urine and garbage, that will leave a lasting impression, lol
Comment icon #124 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 23 August, 2019, 22:15
Que the 300 soundtrack!
Comment icon #125 Posted by MrBene on 25 August, 2019, 6:32
Sorry, I'm not one of those panicking or getting stressed by media. I can tell you right now that nothing will happen. Remind me to remind you when time is good. 
Comment icon #126 Posted by _Only on 15 September, 2019, 14:00
If you visit poor Rachel's website, looks like any plans they had for this turning out well are done, and they are really scared of people coming. You can see them express it themselves: http://www.rachel-nevada.com/ I've actually been there years ago on an Area 51 trip myself, and it is such an unbelievably tiny community, and when I went there with none of this popularity back in 2013 or 2014, the locals already had signs out with "Private Property" and "No Tresspassing" everywhere. I hope they do okay and that most of this is just hype.
Comment icon #127 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 18 September, 2019, 20:33
Wow only 54 people in that entire town. 
Comment icon #128 Posted by Hazzard on 18 September, 2019, 21:00
There will be a couple of morons showing up and getting sent home to their mother s basement with a 300 dollar fine or something. There wont be a storming of any kind.
Comment icon #129 Posted by _Only on 18 September, 2019, 21:05
The minimum fine is over $600 (or at least was in 2013). Here's my personal copy:  
Comment icon #130 Posted by MrBene on 20 September, 2019, 22:11
So like I said months ago, the "millions" were about 75 stoners, party goers and attention seekers that did it "for the lulz of being on TV". So no national threat, no bullets were fired. I think we all can say that panicking isn't worth it. 
Comment icon #131 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 25 September, 2019, 21:41
And it seems only about 100 showed up. https://heavy.com/news/2019/09/area-51-raid-how-many-showed-up/ The rest came for the alien festival.


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