The Storm Area 51 event, which was set to see potentially thousands of people rush the US government’s Area 51 facility in hope of revealing aliens, has been cancelled by its creator and moved to a different venue.As reported by the AirForceTimes, event creator Matty Roberts posted a notice earlier this week to announce that he was cancelling the event in its current form. He claims that Storm Area 51 – which eventually evolved into a full festival called Alienstock – has a “lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ Alienstock attendees.” As such, Roberts has called that plan off.
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Roberts added that he would not become involved in “FyreFest 2.0”, referring to the infamous FyreFest festival in 2017 that ended in disaster.
“We foresee a possible humanitarian disaster in the works, and we can’t participate in any capacity at this point,” a message on the Alienstock website explains. “We just don’t want anyone to get injured or stuck in the middle of the desert.”
Storm Area 51 originally started as a viral Facebook page, in which people aimed to reveal that Area 51 in the Nevada desert is a containment facility for aliens. It became famous for a post that said “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens.”
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Since starting, Storm Area 51 developed into Alienstock, a music and arts camping event that would have taken place in Rachel, Nevada. Connie West, who helps at the Little A’Le’Inn hotel for UFO enthusiasts, was aiding in the planning of the festival and was the event’s permit holder. Roberts claims that West had insufficiently prepared for the festival, and thus Alienstock has been cancelled in its originally planned form.
Alienstock will continue to go ahead, but it will now take place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Centre.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.SOURCE: IGN.com