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“Storm Area 51” weekend had neither raids nor aliens. But it wasn’t a bust.

A meme sent thousands into the desert, and they didn’t come back totally empty-handed.

Despite what I was promised by the meme that inspired the trip, I did not “see them aliens” in the middle of nowhere, Nevada.

“Storm Area 51” weekend was the IRL outgrowth of a viral Facebook joke that implored all interested parties to “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us” — but all I found were the offline remains of an online phenomenon. An ever-dwindling number of people who were committed enough to trek out into the Nevada desert, some 100 miles away from urbanity, spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday dithering around the near-empty towns of Rachel and Hiko.

It was unclear if anyone was really in charge. Little was planned. Zero aliens were in attendance. But, thankfully, no one tried to break into Area 51.

The center of the town of Rachel, where crowds would gather … had there been any.

In the town of Rachel, what came to be known as Alien-Stock was designed as a festival for anyone who was so transfixed by a joke about raiding Area 51, they were willing to gather in the desert to celebrate it. But the event didn’t live up to dreams set forth by its creator, 21-year-old Bakersfield, California, native Matty Roberts, who had initially planned to turn his viral meme into a movement.

In July, Roberts had created a fake “Storm Area 51” event on Facebook, arbitrarily setting the date for September 20. After more than 2 million people RSVP’d (and the FBI showed up at his house to investigate), he tried to leverage his 15 minutes of internet fame. A gag about attacking a military facility in search of whatever the government might be hiding there rapidly snowballed into plans for a music-filled weekend of EDM DJs playing against a backdrop of alien imagery. Roberts spent the rest of the summer encouraging people to head out to Rachel, the town closest to Area 51, for live performances and a meeting of the meme minds. He called the event Alienstock.

Then drama ensued: Roberts bailed on his original plan less than two weeks ahead of time over “security concerns” due to the town’s lack of amenities. But the town of Rachel trudged forward with its own version of Alienstock — rechristened Alien-Stock, to avoid confusion and legal trouble — while Roberts converted his original vision into a more impersonal Thursday-night dance party in downtown Las Vegas. The jokes about finding aliens mostly manifested in overpriced alien T-shirts and some special-edition Bud Light, and little that spoke to the meme’s original spirit.

At one point, the Lincoln County sheriff’s department estimated that up to 30,000 people might travel to Rachel and Area 51 throughout the weekend; in the end, a spokesperson told Vox, about 6,000 people made it out. Visitors weren’t exactly met with open arms by Rachel’s 54 residents, who mostly wanted to be left alone. But to many who drove out in RVs and pitched tents, Alien-Stock was a successful experiment, a perfectly low-key way to send off the summer.

Bud Light sponsored a separate Area 51 event in Vegas, which Matty Roberts hosted on Thursday, September 19. Thematically appropriate beer cans were for sale.

Ultimately, Alien-Stock came to function as so many spaces on the internet do, somewhere that people in a very narrow niche could convene and find community. To them, it didn’t matter if Alien-Stock was bereft of extraterrestrial life. Rachel, Nevada, would always be the place where a very particular combo of alien enthusiasts, anime fans, and meme lovers found each other.

Whether Alien-Stock was a success depends on whom you ask

The town of Rachel is one of the only stops on a 160-mile stretch of highway that has zero gas stations or rest stops. There are a few small homes and trailers, and a single prominent business, but for the most part, Rachel is a large swath of dirt, with a view of the Tikaboo Valley mountains in the distance. Alien-Stock hardly changed that scenery.

Entering Rachel at the start of Area 51 weekend, it was clear the event would not be a gigantic dance party in the desert.Scattered across the open expanse of fenced-in dust were people of all ages (mostly men, mostly white), many of whom had set up their own outdoor activities to keep themselves occupied.

Twenty-somethings threw hatchets at a haphazardly constructed wooden target. A group of friends played a game that resembled oversized beer pong, replacing the cups with garbage cans and the ping pong ball with a basketball. As for whether beer was involved, I didn’t notice any. But the beer of choice for the weekend, both at Roberts’s event in Vegas and at Alien-Stock in Rachel, was surely Bud Light’s limited-edition alien beer, first announced in July when the meme was at its height of popularity. It tasted exactly as I remember it tasting in college.

Attendees’ outfits ranged from simple alien-themed T-shirts, to full alien getups rendered in head-to-toe green spandex, to costumes from the anime series Naruto, which played a role in the original Storm Area 51 meme. Various groups of people clustered together under cover of some rare shade outside the Little A’Le’Inn, Rachel’s aforementioned single business and the named host of Alien-Stock. The only trees in Rachel, it seemed, surrounded this small hotel, owned by a woman named Connie West.

Little A’Le’Inn owner Connie West found herself surrounded by reporters (including me, in plaid on the right) on Alien-Stock’s second full day.

No one considered this very DIY weekend a success more than West, who became the de facto organizer of Alien-Stock after Roberts changed his plans.

“I’m proud of me,” West told a small group of news outlets, including Vox on the second day of the event. “I’ve never been to a festival in my life, and hell, I pulled it off.”

West was painted as both a victim and a villain in the run-up to Alien-Stock. Originally pitched as a weekend-long series of live performances hosted by Roberts with West’s cooperation, Roberts ultimately blamed West for his decision to avoid Rachel altogether and host a Bud Light-sponsored party in Vegas that bore the Alienstock name.

“We started realizing a lot more red flags, money mismanagement, things like that,” Roberts told Vox of his first in-person planning meeting with West. “And from there me and my partners, we collectively decided to take the Alienstock brand and just associate it elsewhere, because there wasn’t enough preparations that had been made so far to actually throw a party in that 11-day timeframe that we had.”

Roberts said he feared that Rachel would be overwhelmed by people who wanted to see a meme come to life. Residents did too, urging West and Roberts to call it off. The town’s website, run by a local named Joerg Arnu, was updated frequently with blunt warnings about how Rachel wouldn’t be able to handle the crowds, how West had no infrastructure in place, and how visitors would be disturbing the peace.

A note on the front page of Rachel, Nevada’s website, posted the first week of September.

Yet West insisted that the event would continue when asked by the Associated Press one week before Alien-Stock was scheduled to begin. “I’m still doing the festival with the ‘Alienstock’ name on it,” she said. “I’ll just worry about the legalities later.”

A cease-and-desist letter came soon thereafter, with Roberts demanding that West stop using the Alienstock name, and West pressing onward with the hyphenated Alien-Stock. (West also countered with a legal notice of her own, alleging that Roberts pulled out of the event unlawfully, though she later told media she had “nothing but love” for him.)

Perhaps that’s why it took multiple attempts to track her down during Alien-Stock weekend itself, as she apparently spent Friday driving circles around town in her beige Volkswagen Beetle. I saw this Beetle a handful of times throughout the weekend, always parked in different spots; I never did catch Connie at the wheel. “Where is Connie?” I asked an event volunteer.

“I don’t know,” she said. “I’ve been trying to get a hold of her for three months.” The volunteer said she worked for West at the Little A’Le’Inn, but as soon as the Storm Area 51 meme went viral and the idea for Alienstock materialized, West had become hard to reach — leaving Rachel and its residents in the dark about what to expect.

This apparent evasiveness played into my early impression — and Roberts’s — that the woman left with Alien-Stock in her lap was less beleaguered than conniving, skirting anyone wanting to discuss concerns that it would end up a chaotic bust. Thankfully, those concerns were not realized; things at Area 51 itself remained peaceful, and in Rachel, everyone seemed too exhausted by the heat or gently appreciative of the afternoon’s live music to be belligerent.

The event stage for Alien-Stock 2019.

Not that there was much music anyway. On Friday afternoon, a band called Wily Savage played for a small crowd on what was otherwise a stage that held nothing but a turntable and laptop. An unnamed DJ played slightly dusty radio hits like Skrillex and Justin Bieber’s “What Do U Mean,” while a slight crowd stood and bopped their heads. Though 20 bands had reportedly signed on to perform, only one actually showed up.

The majority of the attendees seemed to be members of the press, which probably contributed to the lack of rowdiness. Vloggers from Peru and journalists from Germany were covering the event alongside US-based outlets like Vox, and our takeaways were similar. The lead-up to Alien-Stock was more interesting and eventful than Alien-Stock itself.

Alien-Stock was an expensive experiment that didn’t live up to the hype, but it wasn’t a total disaster

The weeks of broken partnerships, widespread skepticism that Alien-Stock would even happen, and low attendance didn’t faze the event’s organizer. To the Little A’Le’Inn’s Connie West, Alien-Stock was an unqualified success.

“It’s been a great learning experience,” West said when she finally spoke to a group of reporters on Saturday. “I’m grateful for the rollercoaster of emotions that I’ve gone through, because without them, we wouldn’t be standing here now.

“But what makes this special and a success is the smiles that people are leaving with the memories that they have and the friendships that they’ve made. That’s what matters.”

It’s hard to completely agree with that sentiment, however, when taking into account the amount of money that local law enforcement spent on Alien-Stock in anticipation of a much larger, more boisterous crowd. Lincoln County police officers and highway patrol seemed to outnumber actual attendees in the range of two-to-one, patrolling the perimeter of Rachel with little to do. Meanwhile, the police who manned the Area 51 gate 10 miles out from Rachel seemed even more bored, but they were as cordial as I’ve ever seen a cop be.

Which is good, certainly — no one got hurt at Alien-Stock, no property was damaged. But Sheriff Kerry Lee did tell Vox before the weekend that the estimated costs to Lincoln County, Nevada, could climb as high as $300,000.

“We’re looking at roughly, between fire, EMS, and law enforcement, probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 people working this event,” Lee told Vox the week before Alien-Stock, adding, “Just my small department alone, I’m looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 just in overtime costs. That’s not including the other law enforcement departments, another 100-plus officers that are coming in from the state on mutual aid.”

“When you add all those costs,” he continued, “I think the cost of just the feeding of those 300 first responders was somewhere in the excess of $150,000.”

Despite a smaller number of visitors than expected, “the costs stayed the same, as the officers were already in place even though the turnout was smaller than anticipated,” Lee told Vox afterward.

That’s not a small sum, and Rachel did not stand to make any of it back: Alien-Stock was a free event, and vendors who set up shop for the weekend hardly seemed to be moving their wares.

I saw people peruse tables where both visitors and locals were hawking $20 shirts that said “Storm Area 51” or “Alienstock” on them, but rarely pick them up. And that alien beer? The people selling it didn’t seem to charge less than $10 for a measly can they brought into town with them from Vegas.

A truck selling shirts and water in Rachel.

But the low turnout and high costs to the county didn’t seem to phase West, who is already thinking about Alien-Stock 2020.

“My mom already told me I was [doing it again],” West said. It was a strange statement, one that drew laughs amid some skeptical eyebrow raising. West is no party planner, despite her pride in Alien-Stock and positive outlook. She seems like someone seeking approval and direction — not unlike many of the people who made it out to Rachel, wanting to have fun with a meme without much a game plan in mind.

So to West, the weekend was worth it. And compared to something like the 2017 debacle that was Fyre Festival, which imploded after social media influencers paid high prices to stay in ritzy, $12,000 tents that didn’t exist and listen to bands that never appeared, Alien-Stock was a relative success.

It did not live up to the surreal heights hinted at by millions of RSVPs to a joke event on a Facebook page devoted to memes. All the media attention throughout the summer failed to translate into equivalent real-life interest. But there was still fun to be had, whether it was basking in the desert’s solitude and warmth, or meeting friendly people who were wowed that any event came together based on nothing but a meme. And the meme itself remains a fond memory — no one can take away how much fun people had online with it, even if Alien-Stock itself wasn’t the phenomenon that Roberts predicted it would be.



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An incredible story: Contact with aliens in Karelia in 1917

This happened long before the term “flying saucers” appeared, and few people know about this case. It happened at the end of January 1917, in Yurinvaar, North Karelia, now this territory belongs to Russia, but at that time it was the territory of Finland. The local woman, Annie Lattu, was abducted by aliens in those last days of January.

Annie Lattu, lived alone in her small house in Yurinvaar, about 6 km west of Kurkiyoka. She disappeared for several days, and the villagers decided that she went to visit her daughter. But when she returned, she told an incredible story.

Annie told the villagers that near her house a large machine fell on the ground, looking like a large washbasin (note that the term “flying saucer” did not exist at that time, but the large washbasins of the time used by the inhabitants looked like large soup plates, so this is the first UFO appearance in the form of a “plate”), from this “washstand” a ladder descended down which small creatures tangled up. 

Although Annie resisted and did not want to go with them, she was taken aboard by force, and they flew very quickly, according to her these creatures, whom she called “demons,” were all shown to her, and there were “many miracles.”

Inside the car it was warm, comfortable, there were very soft and comfortable chairs, it glowed inside, and did not make any noise, not at all like in a train.

Annie Lattu said that she was elevated above the world and even between the stars, and somehow she could understand the language of small creatures, although she did not speak with them. While traveling, she talked to her alone and his voice sounded right in her head.

She often repeated her story in the area, but people thought she must have had hallucinations from a fever because her house was cold, or maybe she just had a dream. However, Annie Lattu did not agree with these explanations. She went on to claim that this actually happened and was not a dream that she did not have a fever despite the fact that she had a cold house.

This incident was first mentioned in the Kurkijokelainen newspaper, which is mainly read by people who used to live in the small Kurkijoki community in North Karelia. For obvious reasons, the newspaper contains many memories of life in Kurkiyoki before the war (and during the war). One of them was a short article, written with the signature “Lathomäin Aino”, at No. 23 (June 9, 1978) by Kurkijokelainen.

Because of this article, one of Finland’s researchers, Maurits Hietamäki, discovered and interviewed a woman born in 1910, who was then still a child and lived in a family that was one of Annie Lattu’s neighbors when this event occurred.

This woman told him that in the following years, Annie Lattu often remembered what had happened and constantly returned in conversations with her neighbors and villagers to that incident.

It turned out that Annie Lattu was born in 1873 and died in 1930, that she was not a widow, although she lived alone. In fact, her husband Juho, who lived separately and died 11 years after her. Annie Lattu was always alone when she visited other villagers, and that is why she was considered a widow. Annie Lattu lived in a small house on the eastern shore of Lake Cancaanlampi, in the village of Alho.

This kidnapping event took place between January and Easter of 1917. Annie Lattu did her daily work when an apparatus landed on the road in front of her house, which she described as having the shape of a washbasin – they then in the village had the form of large soup plates.

The apparatus had stairs along which Annie was taken aboard against her will. Inside the apparatus there were many small people who moved very fast. Annie Lattu never talked about their clothes, and it seems she had no idea what these little men were.

Since the religious people in the village decided that these little people were devils, Annie agreed with this and later called them “demons.”

From the story of Annie, which the eyewitness remembered, it turned out that these little people had a leader with whom she communicated, perhaps through telepathy. Annie had been inside the ship for several days; they traveled around the world and approached the stars. 

Annie was also asked to stay, but she did not want to. The inside of the ship was comfortable warm, and the seats were comfortable. Finally, Annie was brought back to the same place from where she was taken, that is, on the road near her house.

Other villagers thought that Annie had a fever (her house was very cold in winter), and she probably had feverish dreams. Annie never acknowledged this and often talked about what happened, because she could not understand who these little people were and what they needed from her.

After the abduction, according to the witness at Annie, the ability to predict the future opened up and she became a well-known fortune teller in the district.

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Pollen King: An ordinary Swedish dispatcher founded the successful company “Cernelle” receiving help from aliens

In 1946, Gösta Carlsson was 28 years old, he lived in Angelholm and worked as a railway dispatcher. On the evening of May 18, Josta went for a walk in the forest. Today this site is a nature reserve and home to many birds. Gösta was interested in both nature and birds, he had walked along these paths many times. But this evening something changed, suddenly the birds began to make a lot of sounds.

Gösta entered a clearing in the forest, which was very familiar to him, he had been here many times, but this time a surprise was waiting for him. 

Between the trees, he saw what at first seemed to him like a carousel, which are at the carnival, it was some kind of round object, on whose surface lights were dancing. Intrigued by such a sight, Josta decided to approach the object.

When he approached the object, Josta saw that it was some kind of vessel, it was lenticular about 20-30 meters wide and 10 meters high. 

The ship landed and stood on two landing poles and a fin. There was a descent from the ship to the ground, and Gösta could see several creatures. They seemed to be doing repairs or inspecting the ship. 

He later said that they were waiting for him, as if his whereabouts were known to them before he entered the clearing. One of the creatures raised a hand, turning to Gösta in a clear gesture of a demand to stop.

“Woman” with long hair

These creatures were vaguely similar to astronauts, he identified one of them as a woman and a glow emanated from her. 

She looked like a man and had long hair. Josta saw that the woman was holding two objects in her hands and that she suddenly threw them into the forest near the meadow. 

This is what the alien looked like

Gösta could not believe what he saw, and ran to the nearest small lake to dip his head in the water – he thinks that maybe he is sleeping and should wake up. 

When he descends to the lake, he can see how the UFO begins to take off. Red and white light comes from the ship when it rises silently above the treetops. Then he suddenly accelerated to incredible speed and disappears.

Gösta suddenly recalls a woman from a ship who threw something into the forest near a clearing. Gösta begins to search for objects and finds them. Then he begins to return home.

When he returns home to his wife, she meets him with questions: “Where have you been?”. 

It has been several hours since Gösta went on his walk. She also asks him, “What happened to your skin ?!” 

Gösta’s skin was covered with some kind of weird fine gold powder and it turned out to be birch pollen. A strange encounter and pollen came to change Gösta’s life forever …

Business Idea with an Alien Origin

In the following nights after the meeting, Gösta began to dream or dream-like meditative states in which a woman from an alien ship began to communicate with him. 

She explained that their ship was forced to land in a clearing due to a malfunction.

During these dream states, Gösta receives the idea from alien creatures. They showed him how nutrients can be extracted from pollen grains using complex chemistry. 

This “recipe” given to him by aliens laid the foundation for his upcoming multimillion-dollar corporation.

Gösta Carlsson

In the following years, Gösta buys all the books on biochemistry that he can find. He is not a scientist, so this sudden obsession with the creation of natural medical products from pollen amazes everyone in his environment and his passion is considered strange.

Launch of Cernelle

Gösta was convinced that refined pollen extracts would be of value in improving human health. In the late 40s and early 50s, he laid the foundation for his company Cernelle . 

He and his team managed to become the first in the world to extract useful substances from pollen grains collected by the machine. 

Extraction methods have been further improved for large-scale pollen extraction and for the production of medicinal pollen extracts – Cernitin, which are recognized worldwide today.

Gösta said that in the process, he was again helped during meditative states in a dream. Answers to difficult production tasks were given to him in a dream. Gösta was convinced that these decisions were not his own ideas.


The method for extracting nutrients from pollen grains has been and remains innovative. There is an increased demand for Cernelles natural healthcare products and Josta has become a successful and wealthy entrepreneur. 

With his own money, he financed the local hockey team Rögle BK. He built a new arena, hired coaches, bought NHL players and helped the small team gain fame and fortune. 

Gösta’s transformation from a simple train station dispatcher to an “industry leader” has been completed. In Sweden, he is nicknamed the “King of Pollen,” and his story is known to the general public. He never hid how he became a different person and how he came to success.

It will be 25 years before Gösta Carlsson will go out in public and talk openly about his meeting with UFOs. He understood that people would think that he was crazy, that going out in public would probably negatively affect him, his family and his company. 

He said that it was for this reason that he did not talk about it. But in 1971, he was convinced that he had to tell his real story. By then, he was a respected company leader, and his story sparked a media storm in Sweden.

The fin on the bottom left of the UFO

Today, there is a monument on a scale of 1: 8 of a disk-shaped aircraft and concrete castings that were made of prints left by landing bearings and a “fin” at the landing site. 

Old pine trees used to grow on the edge of the meadow, some of them with charred trunks from the heat of the engines of an alien ship. Today, such damage on the trees is almost invisible.

On the ground around a small monument, the traces left by UFOs on the ground were later filled with concrete. 

In this 1963 photograph, the rings were still visible from the air (this was before they were reinforced with concrete)

Alien Items

What about items thrown by the woman from the alien ship that Josta found that night in the forest? 

Gösta basically kept them secret and showed them only to the chosen ones. During the UFO conference in Angelholm in 1996, these objects were put on public display – behind the reinforced glass and under the protection of guards, it was possible to inspect the objects. 

A gold ring and some kind of cube made of transparent material with inscriptions. However, in the early drawings of Josta on the transparent block there were no inscriptions. Judging by the quality of the inscriptions, they were probably made by Joost later.

Items abandoned in the clearing by an alien

After this, Gösta again hid the objects. Gösta Carlsson died in 2003, and the whereabouts of these items is unknown. It is assumed that his daughter owns them.

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Mass evacuation of alien spaceships from Earth recorded by cameras of the International Space Station

The frames you see resemble a fragment of a science fiction film showing the evacuation from a doomed planet, but this is not a film, this is a video from a camera installed on board the International Space Station. 

Yesterday, May 18, 2020, this camera recorded the mass evacuation of thousands of UFOs, which simultaneously launched from the surface of our planet and flew into outer space.

Look at these shots and remember, all this happened in reality and was filmed by the camera from the ISS. What is this if not a mass evacuation from planet Earth?

Thousands of ships simultaneously start from our planet at the moment when the ISS was on the edge between the dark and light sides of the Earth.

They take off at a tremendous speed, these are not our antediluvian liquid fuel rockets, these are very different and very advanced technologies that only representatives of extraterrestrial civilization can possess.

Extraterrestrial, but long present on our planet, since ancient times. Undoubtedly, this civilization or civilizations from other planets have their own underground and underwater bases on Earth, but what prompted them to be massively evacuated from Earth?

This, logically, can happen only if our planet is doomed and it is very dangerous for representatives of other civilizations to be on it …

Whether great natural disasters are coming or will our planet cease to exist at all, unfortunately, we don’t know, but nobody would leave it so demonstratively and massively for no reason …

However, all the events of recent months have indirectly indicated that something extraordinary is happening on our planet. Preparations are underway for something truly catastrophic for all of humanity.

You can verify the authenticity of the video by watching it in the original: HERE , scroll through the recording from the ISS at 44 minutes and watch.

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