HIKO (KTNV) — One of the events born from the viral "Storm Area 51" Facebook phenomenon is sharing a first look at what to expect when thousands gather in rural Nevada next month.
The Alien Research Center in Hiko released "Basecamp Operations," an overview of its Area 51 Basecamp event scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21.
"A meme along with a Facebook event created by a kid who saw Bob Lazar and Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell on Joe Rogan's podcast determined the date. But, it was Corbell's Netflix documentary 'Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers' that reignited the movement," they say.
The Facebook event they are referencing is "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us." After the event was created in June it quickly went viral.
Several musical festivals have been inspired by the original "Storm Area 51" event but with a peaceful twist, including Alien Stock put on by Connie West of the Little A'Le'Inn in collaboration with Roberts.
But on Tuesday, Nye County officials confirmed they denied a permit request for one of the events, Peacestock 51. In Lincoln County, officials are considering to declaring a state of emergency to bring in funds for more resources in anticipation of the large crowds.
The Alien Research Center embraces the hype and says it is a "basecamp for believers." According to the event plans for Area 51 Basecamp, they are anticipating around 20,000 people to attend.
"Today, ‘Storm’ Area 51 has become a powerful cultural movement driven by the digital-savvy youth in America, and it is mobilizing people of all ages around the world to demand UFO transparency," it says in the overview for Area 51 Basecamp.
Area 51 Basecamp promises to be a two-day event packed with live entertainment, conversations with Ufologists, telescope viewing projections, food trucks, screenings of 'Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers,' and more.
Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell and "Rogue Warrior” Dick Marcinko are listed as featured speakers.
We are also getting a first look at campground information. The plans say guests can choose from multiple on-site accommodation types such as Airstream trailers, luxury tents, RV parking, and tent sites.
According to the company, tickets go on sale on Thursday on Ticketmaster and Eventbrite, and will be available on premise at entry.
The Alien Research Center is about 1.5-2 hours from Las Vegas.