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« on: August 11, 2019, 02:13:51 am »

Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes forward
Posted on Thursday, 18 July, 2019 |




How many people will actually turn up ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 / Airwolfhound / Flickr
The Facebook user who started the campaign to storm the secretive military base has finally spoken out.
What started out as little more than a joke on social media has since turned in to one of the most unique and widely-publicized events of the year despite still being several months away.

As of writing, over 1.5 million people have pledged to participate in what has been dubbed "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" which is set to take place on September 20th.

Now the man who originally posted the event on Facebook - California resident Matty Roberts - has finally agreed to come forward and be interviewed about the remarkable phenomenon.

"I posted it on like June 27th and it was kind of a joke," he said. "And then it waited for like three days, like 40 people, and then it just completely took off, out of nowhere. It's pretty wild."

Roberts stated that when the number of sign-ups reached the hundreds of thousands he started to become concerned that he would end up receiving a visit from the FBI.

"I just thought it would be a funny idea for the meme page," he said. "And it just took off like wildfire. It's entirely satirical though, and most people seem to understand that."

Despite being started as a joke however, the event has since taken on a life of its own and now small businesses in the vicinity of Area 51 are bracing themselves for a mass influx of visitors.

Little A'Le'Inn owner Connie West reports that all her rooms are fully booked for September.

"I'm just a little scared, but bring it," she said. "We'll do our best. I don't believe they should be doing this and breaking the law. Just don't believe that."
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https://www.foxnews.com/science/creator-of-storm-area-51-reveals-identity-after-satirical-facebook-page-takes-off
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 11:05:06 pm »

Area 51 lured employees with leisure facilities
Posted on Monday, 12 August, 2019 |


Area 51 is definitely not all work and no play. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.5 Cooper
Declassified CIA files detail how the US Air Force tackled staff retention issues at the notoriously secretive base.
While the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art aircraft at a top secret base might seem like enough of an incentive to move to Nevada and take up a position at Area 51, back in the 1960s the US Air Force reportedly had great difficulty keeping skilled workers on for extended periods of time.

So great was this problem in fact that officials ended up trying to sell the idea of living and working at the base in much the same way as you might try to sell a holiday home to a prospective buyer.

One declassified CIA file reads more like a tourism brochure than a top secret document with employment at the base being sold on its proximity to Las Vegas and its many pleasures.

The file also describes some of the comforts awaiting employees at the base itself including six bowling alleys, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, six pool tables and a beer bar.

The base also has a wide selection of outdoor sports facilities including a basketball court, four tennis courts, a badminton court, a softball field, a golf cage and more.

Even the local wildlife was put forward as a reason to come and work at the base.

Exactly how successful this new approach was to retaining employees remains unclear, however a mere four years later (in 1968) the USAF's OXCART program was shelved.

It took a total of 42 years for the file - which can be viewed here - to be released to the public.

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2019/jul/24/cia-area-51-tourism/


https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2019/jul/24/cia-area-51-tourism/
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