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'Extraterrestrial highway' sign is taken down

September 16, 2019 | Comment icon 37 comments

The sign is gone for now, but it will be back. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 / Airwolfhound / Flickr
A world-famous sign situated near the secretive Area 51 facility has been taken down by local authorities.
Emblazoned with the words "Extraterrestrial Highway" in bold white letters on a green background, the famous sign has long greeted visitors to State Route 375 in south-central Nevada.

Now though, local authorities have taken the decision to remove the sign on a temporary basis because of the number of people expected to flock to the region over the next week or so.

According to Nevada Department of Transportation public information officer Tony Illia, the sign had been due for replacement anyway.

"As such, we will be removing it prior to the 'alien-fest' event and replacing it afterwards to help reduce traffic congestion at this location due to people stopping to take pictures," he said.
"Additionally, it's one of our most stolen highway signs statewide."

Last week, 'Storm Area 51' founder Matty Roberts announced that his planned 'Alienstock' festival had been cancelled in favor of an event in Downtown Las Vegas on September 19th.

Even so, there are several other events set to take place in the vicinity of the base itself.

With only a few days left to go, it will certainly be interesting to see what happens.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #28 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
The Facebook stream is bad ††Some guy on a hill with a camera with JFK giving his inaugural address in the daytime. People are swearing in all languages.†
Comment icon #29 Posted by Gwynbleidd 3 years ago
Oh can you post the link to the stream on fakebook pls Susie?† I forgot about them
Comment icon #30 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
I don't think I can without opening my page to the forum. Just go into facebook and search for area 51 livestream. It will come up.
Comment icon #31 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
These guys have something going on at least. †
Comment icon #32 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
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Comment icon #33 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
Comment icon #34 Posted by susieice 3 years ago At least these guys admit they failed.†
Comment icon #35 Posted by Desertrat56 3 years ago
It looks like it has turned in to a music festival and an opportunity for some people to make money.† Thanks for that last link @susieice
Comment icon #36 Posted by XenoFish 3 years ago
This is what I thought of when I heard about Storming Area 51.
Comment icon #37 Posted by Davros of Skaro 3 years ago
Now that's hardcore.

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