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Hundreds sign up to storm Australia's Area 51

By T.K. Randall
November 26, 2019 · Comment icon 8 comments

An aerial view of the Pine Gap facility. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Skyring
Several Facebook pages have cropped up to promote Australia's answer to the infamous 'Storm Area 51' event.
Originally billed as a tongue-in-cheek effort to determine if there are aliens at Area 51 in Nevada, the original "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" event was posted up on Facebook in July.

When the actual day itself arrived however, only a small handful of the millions of signups actually turned up and the long advertised 'storming' of the base to look for aliens never materialized.

Now several months on, fans in Australia have decided to set up a 'storm' event of their own.

The destination they've chosen is Pine Gap - a US satellite surveillance base that some regard as Australia's answer to Area 51. The base is jointly run by the NSA, CIA and NRO.
Not everyone however is convinced that there are any aliens to uncover at the facility.

"I don't think the Americans are worried about finding aliens," said Northern Territory MLA Gerry Wood. "I think they'd be more worried about China and the Middle East."

"Besides Alice Spring would be an uncomfortable place for aliens to be, it's too hot."

"You'll also get in trouble if you storm that place, it's a secure site."

Whether any of the Facebook signups will attempt to go anywhere near the base remains to be seen.

Source: Facebook | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by stereologist 4 years ago
I believe that the simplest means of defending the site in Australia is to place a barrier of Foster's beer in front of the gates to dispel gate crashers.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Robotic Jew 4 years ago
That would stop me. But only because i'd stop to open and pour out all of that disgusting abomination. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nnicolette 4 years ago
I have heard some interesting things about pine gap. With the unique technology employed there they may have a bit of a challenge getting into that one!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 4 years ago
I’d be more worried about the Americans guarding the place frankly. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Timothy 4 years ago
Spoiler Don’t share state secrets.  
Comment icon #6 Posted by Captain Risky 4 years ago
That’s very funny and insightful at the same time. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by psyche101 4 years ago
Comment icon #8 Posted by Nnicolette 4 years ago
Very true. When the storm area 51 movement came out there were some threats that had to be recanted, the ones about killing all the civillians that came. They sounded a bit embarrassed for threatening thier own citizens that way. I bet if the citizens were of a different country the same soldiers would feel more like they were just doing thier job rather than than having that technicality...  Oh yeah but I wasn't talking about technology to worry about, the things i heard were more of evasive things, invisibility cloaking on secret entrances and such.

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