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Alien Stock being planned after Storm Area 51 Facebook event goes viral

Posted: 6:01 PM, Aug 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-09 19:01:24-04
Alien Stock being planned after Storm Area 51 Facebook event goes viral

Alien Stock.

That is the name of the festival that is being planned as a result of a Facebook joke that went viral.

Matty Roberts, who lives in Bakersfield, California, created an event page several weeks ago that called for people to join him in storming Area 51, a top secret facility in the middle of the desert in Nevada.

The event page went viral and millions of people indicated that they would be willing to travel to the remote location. News organizations from around the world began picking up the story, sending crews to Nevada to talk to the people who live in the area and the creator of the event page.

Despite naming the event "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us," Robert says he doesn't want anyone to get hurt.

Roberts indicated early on that he was hoping that a gathering or a festival of some sort would be the result of all of the attention.

It appears he is getting his wish.

A website has also been established.

This is a developing story. 13 Action News is working on obtaining more details.