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'Storm Area 51' spawns copycat campaigns

Posted on Friday, 19 July, 2019 | Comment icon 121 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 (121)

Tags: Storm, Area 51, Bermuda Triangle

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #112 Posted by Obviousman on 18 August, 2019, 8:24
I have secret images of the UFOs they have there. (VTIC)
Comment icon #113 Posted by Nnicolette on 18 August, 2019, 20:50
I follow it on facebook. The actual number signed up to attend is 2,060,102 with 1.5 million interested. Of course that was before the fbi shut it down twice, and then it reappeared with the time skewed and a distracting festival in motion. The number on the page hasnt changed since even though more keep signing up which is odd. The local police stated that they dont have the capacity to handle an influx of 500 people. This will be interesting because i think its bigger than you guys realize. Every day there are more and more people booking travel for it from all over the world asking what we ... [More]
Comment icon #114 Posted by Nnicolette on 18 August, 2019, 21:00
Right i wanted to go just to watch too, but alas i am a single mom so i cant. It will definitely be quite a party budweiser is setting up a beer garden, arbys is sending a food truck, limp bizkit is performing there will be strippers and now with a whole festival in works people are lining up to cash in on the event so im sure thats only the beginning. I think it is looking to be something like burning man.
Comment icon #115 Posted by Nnicolette on 18 August, 2019, 21:09
The evolution of the potential attendees has been interesting. Its a giant running joke among the group that originally started as a hope to rescue trapped aliens and somehow turned into thousands of people with the hopes of probing an alien. It's a bit disturbing... They seem to want revenge... Or are incredibly desperate.
Comment icon #116 Posted by Nnicolette on 18 August, 2019, 21:53
Its not a meme its a group. Its also kind of idiotic to think that things arent real just because you dont support them because reality doesnt work like that. Every motel in the vicinity has been sold out for over a month already... If you think people making memes about it means people arent flying in from around the world to go you are a bit mistaken.  Also somebody who cant seperate memes from thier subject matter, thinks "the internet" does things, that demanding transparency of thier tax spending is "making fun of the government" should hardly be wishing death on stupid people because you... [More]
Comment icon #117 Posted by Hawken on 19 August, 2019, 2:17
Comment icon #118 Posted by Timothy on 19 August, 2019, 8:01
This is great. Cheers! 
Comment icon #119 Posted by MrBene on 19 August, 2019, 23:57
It's a joke. Basically. Kudos for motels. 
Comment icon #120 Posted by susieice on 22 August, 2019, 22:05
Nevada is preparing for an onslaught of people. A State of Emergency has been declared. RACHEL, Nev. - Following the “Storm Area 51” Facebook event that started as a joke and has now turned into a full-fledged festival called Alien Stock, a county in Nevada has declared a state of emergency out of fears the small town of Rachel and its 54 residents will be completely overrun.   Higbee said that if even two... [More]
Comment icon #121 Posted by Nnicolette on 23 August, 2019, 0:34
To whom? Maybe it's funny to you but definitely not to the locals, military, millions of people supporting it and onslaught of businesses capitalizing and participating. Do you realize how many multi-million dollar corporations are participating and how many people have actually invested in heavy artillery and how many countries people have bought plane tickets from? The creator who said it was a joke did so after the fbi visited him. His only choice was for it to be a joke and try to defer. If you think that means it's not actually happening the joke is on you.

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