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Images From The Area 51 Protests Are Hitting Social Media And The Pictures Are Out Of This World

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Deborah Xie Contributor

Alien enthusiasts around the U.S gathered Friday for a Facebook event posted June 27, called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”

The goal of the event was to “raid” Area 51, A military base in Nevada.

Matty Roberts, the event page creator, initiated the event as a joke, but later acknowledged that he underestimated America’s eagerness to unveiled the top secret Air Force test base. Rumor would have it that the base is used by U.S government to store alien bodies and UFOs.

Almost 2 million people had clicked on ‘going’ on the Facebook event page before it got deleted, but it was later replaced by a new Facebook event page created for the same event. The new page gathered over 5,000 people saying they were going, and another 5,000 saying they were interested.

75 people arrived at a gate of the base early Friday morning, following the roughly 1,500 people that had gathered at the site last Thursday, Sep 12, according to an estimate from the Lincoln County Sheriff, Kerry Lee.

Government and military representatives have repeatedly warned the public that action will be taken if the enthusiasts enter the test and training territory, according to Time.

Time also reported that earlier this month two Dutch men were arrested by Sheriff Lee’s deputies for trespassing and illegal parking, three miles inside the perimeter set by the police force. The men admitted to the authorities that they saw the “No Trespassing” sign at the facility, but that they just wanted a look at Area 51. (RELATED: If You’re Dumb Enough To Storm Area 51, Then You’re Dumb Enough To Get Shot)

For almost 30 years, Area 51 has been mythologized as the secret graveyard for aliens and UFOs and the rumor is not completely groundless. The highly classified military base was once “home to the nation’s overhead surveillance program.” The territory is still guarded by local police.

Check out pictures below from people on the ground at the event.

Attendees depart after gathering to "storm" Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Attendees depart after gathering to “storm” Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

A man poses for photos as attendees gather to "storm" Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

A man poses for photos as attendees gather to “storm” Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

RACHEL, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 20: Women are dressed as aliens at a 'Storm Area 51' spinoff event called 'Alienstock' on September 20, 2019 in Rachel, Nevada. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

RACHEL, NEVADA : Women are dressed as aliens at a ‘Storm Area 51’ spinoff event called ‘Alienstock’ on September 20, 2019 in Rachel, Nevada. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

RACHEL, NEVADA: The event is a spinoff from the original 'Storm Area 51' Facebook event which jokingly encouraged participants to rush the famously secretive Area 51 military base in order to 'see them aliens'. Two tiny desert towns not far from from the once-secret Area 51 are hosting related events this weekend. The military has warned attendees not to approach the protected Area 51 military installation. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

RACHEL, NEVADA: The event is a spinoff from the original ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook event which jokingly encouraged participants to rush the famously secretive Area 51 military base in order to ‘see them aliens’. Two tiny desert towns not far from from the once-secret Area 51 are hosting related events this weekend. The military has warned attendees not to approach the protected Area 51 military installation. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

An attendee is detained after briefly physically crossing a security line, as people gathered to "storm" Area 51, at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

An attendee is detained after briefly physically crossing a security line, as people gathered to “storm” Area 51, at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

HIKO, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 20: People gather before the start of a 'Storm Area 51' spinoff event called 'Area 51 Basecamp' at the Alien Research Center on September 20, 2019 in Hiko, Nevada. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

HIKO, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 20: People gather before the start of a ‘Storm Area 51’ spinoff event called ‘Area 51 Basecamp’ at the Alien Research Center on September 20, 2019 in Hiko, Nevada. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Alien-hunters gather to "storm" Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Alien-hunters gather to “storm” Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of law enforcement stand near barb wire, as people gathered to "storm" Area 51, at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of law enforcement stand near barb wire, as people gathered to “storm” Area 51, at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

An attendee is detained then released after briefly physically crossing a security line , as attendees gathered to "storm" Area 51, at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

An attendee is detained then released after briefly physically crossing a security line , as attendees gathered to “storm” Area 51, at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Alien-hunters gather to "storm" Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 19, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Alien-hunters gather to “storm” Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 19, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

People gather to "storm" Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. - (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

People gather to “storm” Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. – (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Attendees discuss with guards as they gather to "storm" Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Attendees discuss with guards as they gather to “storm” Area 51 at an entrance to the military facility near Rachel, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP/Getty Images)