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Film Crew Arrested at Area 51

Military personnel arrested a BBC film crew at the secret Area 51 military base in Nevada where UFO conspiracy theorists claim US authorities are keeping bodies of aliens and debris from a spacecraft that crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to these shows).

They were arrested after they sneaked past the security perimeter, and were forced to lie on the ground for three hours while officials at the base carried out identification checks.

In the Digital Journal, John Thomas Didymus quotes UFO researcher Darren Perks as saying, "There was no one around, no guards, no vehicles--nothing. We filmed for approximately 30 minutes and tried to call the guards but there was no one there and no sign of them. So we all decided to walk past the barriers onto the restricted area past the security huts and basically onto Area 51. Nothing happened."

After they filmed for another half hour, one of the crew members saw guards eating dinner and watching TV in one of the security huts. The guards had apparently seen them on their security cameras, but did nothing--possibly hoping the crew would finish their filming and leave without them needing to make any arrests (they probably had information that this was a BBC, and not an American, film crew). But when a crew member walked to the hut and knocked on the door, they had no choice but to act: They forced the crew members to lie on their faces on the ground at gunpoint for 3 hours while they searched them and confiscated wallets, phones, IDs and film equipment and checked their credentials.

They were then taken to the nearest sheriff's office, where they were given tickets and fines of about $400 each, before they were released and allowed to leave on their tour bus.

Didymus quotes one of the crew who says a guard told him, "Listen, son, we could make you disappear and your body would never be found."

Was it worth it? Didymus quotes Perks as saying, "We didn't see anything except a bit of tarmac."

Not too bright on the part of the film crew, unless they were provoking something for the sake of drama and publicity. That may have been worth the hassle.

Probably their intent. That would be why they were made to lie on the ground for three hours. That could not have been pleasant. Probably a big laugh for the guards. Still, it's proof that the place remains a very secure site.

I've always thought Area 51 was merely a distraction to divert the public's attention from the more highly secretive bases throughout the desert region, if any. True, it's obvious that dangerous activities are being done there, there's no question, but Area 51 is merely one of the many deep and dark places that some members of our government and military have at their disposal. I suspect if the BBC news crew had gone anywhere near the more guarded bases, assuming that they knew where they were, it's a near certainty to say that they would've disappeared.

Of course nothing of importance is at area 51. A ruse. Unless you count the the secret recipe to the McRib sandwich, whose ingredients are certainly not from this planet. Biggest disinformation campaign ever. LOl, area 51. So mysterious. One time maybe.

The BBC program was called 'Conspiracy Road Trip'...

"...Are we alone in the universe or have we been visited by aliens? If the answer to the last question is yes, have the world's governments been covering up this incredible 'truth'?
Comedian Andrew Maxwell is a logical guy and he is going to tackle these big questions on an American road trip from Los Angeles to Area 51. He is taking five UFO believers who claim to have witnessed spacecraft from other galaxies, been attacked by UFOs, had close encounters with ETs and believe an alien attack is imminent for a close encounter of the rational kind. Andrew takes them to meet experts, eyewitnesses and journalists to see if he can dispel the myths around UFO sightings..."

At one point he took then to see John Lear, which was very much an own-goal from the presenters point of view, as John started rattling on about aliens at Areas 51, cities on the moon (with 20 million people living there) and that the moon was created inside Jupiter...which got their heads really spinning!

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