The founder and organizer of ‘Storm Area 51′ is pulling the plug on the alien festival, stating concerns over lack of funding, organization, and safety.
The extraterrestrial-aficionado festival promised to take Area 51 by storm. Area 51 is the Nevada military facility that has long been known for its conspiracy theories involving extraterrestrial beings, aka aliens.
Matty Roberts, the organizer of ‘Storm Area 51’ and AlienStock festival said he feared a “possible humanitarian disaster in the works,” noting he didn’t want to have a FyreFest 2.0, which was supposed to be a luxury music festival but instead was exposed as a scam that broke the internet with is fraudulent tactics and sparked two documentaries.
The event came about back in July when Roberts jokingly created the Facebook event ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’ and proposed a storming of the gates at Area 51.
To his surprise, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Over two million people said they we,re going to attend, although they all weren’t really expected to actually go.
But now, the founder is pulling the plug on the event initially planned for later this month. “Due to the lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees, we decided to pull the plug on the festival,” according to the website for the festival.
The memo also states, “AlienStock will be moving to a safe, clean secure area in Downtown Las Vegas as an alternative”, adding, “Stay tuned for more news… it’s BIG!”