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Dutch Youtubers arrested at Area 51 (No, they were not aliens trying to escape)

Aliens – do they exist, and are they hiding from us? Or they being kept from us in Area 51? These are the pressing questions that plague us today. Two Dutch Youtubers were arrested on Tuesday for trespassing on this secret test location. Were they trying to find the answers to these questions? We don’t know. 

Ties Granzier (20) is a YouTuber with around 735,000 subscribers and Govert Sweep (21) has around 307,000 subscribers. As they were Dutch, they could clearly read the “Do Not Enter” and “No Trespassing” signs that every visitor is greeted with outside of the Nevada National Security Site, a secured and militarised test location for the US Air Force.

They had already made it a few kilometers into the site before they were stopped and arrested by the police and detained in the Nye County prison near Las Vegas. After they found out that they were YouTubers, they searched their car to find cameras and a drone that already had some footage of the site.

This was the video released by the Nye County Sheriff’s office on their Facebook page:

Area 51: Storm it next Friday, according to the Facebook event

Were these YouTubers trying to find out if aliens were being kept there? Or were they trying to jump on the bandwagon, where hundreds of people have clicked “going” on a Facebook event to storm this mystery clad military base on September 20? So many questions, so few answers.

Were you one of the people who clicked “going” on the event? Or have you been like me, just enjoying the memes and GIFs that have come out of this? Let us know in the comments below! And supply some of that good quality memes while you’re at it.

Feature Image: Martin Str from Pixabay

Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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