County Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Alien Hunter Invasion
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the plan to storm Area 51. The event, planned for Sept. 20 to Sept. 22, has inspired countless memes and even savvy marketing campaigns. But officials in Lincoln County, Nevada say they’re legitimately concerned about an onslaught of UFO enthusiasts. They’ve now declared a state of emergency.
“Oh, we’re very much taking this seriously,” Lincoln County Commission Chairman Varlin Higbee told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “With the possibility of 35,000-40,000 people showing up, yeah, this is serious.”
The idea first began as a joke — started by a Bakersfield, CA native no less — but quickly attracted thousands of people online. There is now a three-day concert known as Alienstock planned for the area as well.
County Sheriff Kerry Lee has been conferring with state emergency planning officials.
Read more at Reuters.