A DUTCH Youtuber and his pal were arrested near to Area 51 after they entred a secure government area while filming.
Cops say the two men, Govert Sweep, 21, and Ties Granzier, managed to travel three miles into the secret base in Nevada, USA before they were caught, with the pair denying they were there to “storm” Area 51.
The pair had recorded video footage[/caption]
A viral ‘storm Area 51’ event has sparked concern among officials[/caption]
Deputies from Nye County Sheriff’s Office found cameras, a phone, laptop, and a drone inside Sweep and Granzier’s car.
The two men allowed deputies to review their video, which showed footage from inside the secure area.
The two were reportedly a substantial distance from the actual base.
Granzier, who goes by the name “Ties” on YouTube, has more than 730,000 subscribers on the platform. On Tuesday September 10 the Youtuber posted a selfie on his Instagram account at the Grand Canyon, writing in Dutch: “now to crazy recordings of crazy adventures and…area 51,” with an alien emoji.
Despite their insitence that they had just come to “see” the area, officials said the pair had come to Nevada for the “storm Area 51 ” event.
But the viral Facebook event was cancelled after the group’s founder pulled out.
Matty Roberts started the event, due to take place on September 20th, as a joke on the social network and it built up an enormous head of steam.
But the 20-year-old Californian student has now removed himself from the extravaganza over fears of a “humanitarian disaster”.
A message appeared on the Alienstock 2019 website saying the event was off as they didn’t want to be part of “Fyrefest 2.0”.
The statement read: “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.
“The permit holder (Connie West) was given multiple opportunities to provide us with the proof that things expected at this festival were in place.
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“In fact, she refused to provide to us, as agreed upon, contracts, proof of deposits or any paper proof of anything.”
An alternative event is now being set up to take place in Downtown Las Vegas, which has been described as a “safe, clean and secure area”.
Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee told BuzzFeed News the department is still expecting “numerous people” to arrive in the area and have asked neighboring law enforcement agencies for assistance.
Area 51 is a restricted government area[/caption]
The base is rumoured to be home to aliens[/caption]
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