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‘Area 51’ Event Creator Is Now Afraid The FBI Will Track Him Down
By Mikelle Leow, 19 Jul 2019
Image via DiegoMariottini / Shutterstock.com
Never would people have thought they’d utter the words, “The aliens have taken over the world,” this soon. Yet, a Facebook event inviting users to “storm” the highly-classified Area 51 has created worldwide traction and resulted in a 60,000-percent spike in alien-related searches on Pornhub.
On 27 June, a Facebook user created an event page titled, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” While he was aware that it was an off-limits zone, he insisted that, “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s seem them aliens.”
The response has been overwhelming; to date, 1.7 million people have stated they would be “attending” the 20 September get-together, while 1.3 million have checked “Interested.”
For awhile, the page creator thought it’d be wise to stay anonymous, only telling members of the press that his name was “Val,” but he recently opened up to KLAS-TV that his real name is Matty Roberts.
What was meant to be a harmless joke blew up into something else. Roberts is now fearful that the FBI might come knocking on his door.
The event only attracted 40 people after three days of being online, but everything “just completely took off out of nowhere,” he added. As the attention got overbearing, Roberts turned down interviews because he was afraid that FBI agents would appear at his house if his identity was uncovered.
“I was just like, the FBI’s going to show up at my house and it got a little spooky from there,” he detailed. Perhaps the public admittance offers some comfort to him. Sure, the FBI might know who is now, but so does the entire world.
Roberts was inspired to start the event page after listening to a podcast by Joe Rogan, who interviewed Area 51 whistleblower Bob Lazar, an alleged employee of Area 51 who said he worked with an alien spacecraft, as well as documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell.
Before Roberts revealed his name, the man told NPR that he intended to start a safer event at the desert.
[via CNN, video via Matthew Adams, cover image via DiegoMariottini / Shutterstock.com]
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