Tuesday, July 16, 2019

X-Zone Radio and the Assault on Area 51

I learned yesterday, which is to say July 15, that a group on Facebook was planning to storm the fences at Area 51 to get to the bottom of the alien rumors. Over a million people had signed up for this excursion, and the whole thing caused Rob McConnell to call to talk about it on his X-Zone Radio Show. You can listen to the interview here:

The whole thing is probably something of a joke, but these sorts of things just don’t do us in serious UFO research any good. Sure, it is a novel idea designed, I guess, to get lots of shares and clicks… but there are too many out here who will not see the humor, will not know the joke, and think that those of us in serious research condone this sort of thing…

Not to mention all the signs around Area 51 that suggest “Deadly Force is Authorized.” No, I don’t think the Air Force is going to shoot people, but if the misguided show, not knowing it is a joke, they’ll find themselves in legal trouble… like those buffoons who do not read the signs in airports about joking about bombs and hijacking.

The International UFO Museum and Research Center. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle.
When we finished with that, we talked about the Roswell Festival and the economic boom it has brought to Roswell, we talked about the Lonnie Zamora sighting and a few other things of interest.

I did mention that Frank Kimbler had told me about the location of the Lost Adams Diggings, a placer gold mine in southeastern New Mexico. My interest began with a movie, McKenna’s Gold and expanded from there. I gave the basics of the tale on the show.

In the next few days, I’ll post more about the Roswell Festival, and next week, the interviews I conducted in Roswell will be slipped into my program’s rotation


purrlgurrl said...

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and predict a million people won’t show up.

Areas 51 is in a harsh desert. You can’t ride your bicycle there (or you could die trying) or call an Uber. Cell phone signals and WiFi are only spotty or non-existent. There are no nearby Airbnbs nor restaurants serving gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, plant-based or keto brunches. These hardships will automatically eliminate very close to 100% of the Millennials who signed up.

For the deluded UFO zealots, basement-dwelling conspiracy addicts, and beer-fueled dumb asses that do actually try this, there’s a very real possibility of getting shot dead.

The good news for all the rest of us is that after they’ve been mowed down by the camo dudes, there will be a few less of them on the loose.

Nitram said...

purrlgurrl wrote:

"I’m gonna go out on a limb here and predict a million people won’t show up."

I will also go out on a limb and predict that there will be at least 10,000 people in the vacinity - unless the whole thing gets called off!
Don't believe there will be 10,000 shootings and if 10,000 + people did attempt to rush the place it would certainly be interesting to watch the "powers that be", trying to "round everybody up".


Signifying Nothing said...

Let us bow our heads to remember those on this site and elsewhere that will soon be scorpion chow, they will be missed!

Brian B said...

Quite easy for the military to mop up 10,000 runners who mostly will be totally out of shape and dehydrated even before they arrive. The roads can’t handle 10,000 vehicles much less half of that.

Helicopters, trucks, troops, tear gas, tranquilizing darts, rubber bullets, etc. would repel this group with ease.