Nighttime podcast recap: Storming Area 51

In this episode of the Nighttime podcast, host Jordan Bonaparte is joined by MJ Banias, author of The UFO People: A Curious Culture and an expert in the world of ufology, to better understand the Storm Area 51 movement.

This event has caught the imagination of Nighttime podcast and the world.

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On Sept. 20, at 3 a.m., nearly two million people have pledged to descend on the Nevada desert as part of a tongue-in-cheek mission to liberate aliens and pull back the veil of secrecy around what’s inside the legendary Area 51 base.

The U.S. Pentagon confirmed that the top-secret site exists in 2013, but it has never acknowledged the alien rumours. The facility helped develop stealth aircraft technology as a detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, according to declassified CIA documents, and the U.S. Air Force says it’s prepared to stop any invasion.

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Matty Roberts created the event “Storm Area 51 — They can’t stop all of us” after listening to two alien enthusiasts on Joe Rogan’s podcast in June. The event has gone viral over the last three weeks.

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