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How Area 51 memes enticed a generation to storm a military base

For some, the otherworldly event was a fun, revelatory coming together of alien-believers, but for others, writes Jessica Klein, it wreaked havoc on their small town

Thousands vow to 'storm the Bermuda Triangle' for giant party

‘Attendees must dress as Spongebob characters or pirates’, says organiser

More than a million people sign up to ‘storm Area 51’

Event is growing by hundreds of thousands of people each day